Just announced Toronto shows: Ramriddlz plays his first all-ages show in the city

Plus: Ice Cube, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Róisín Murphy and more


There’s Summer Sixteen and then there’s… Sweet Sixteen. At least, that’s what Mississauga R&B singer Ramy Abdel-Rahman, aka Ramriddlz, has dubbed his first all-ages concert in the city. 

The 22-year-old rocketed to internet notoriety more than a year ago after Drake remixed his indie ballad Sweeterman and played it on his OVO Sound show on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio.

Since the initial flurry of attention, he’s gigged sporadically while releasing a steady stream of light-’n’-easy music in the form of EPs and collaborations with acts like Cash Money-signed Toronto rapper J-Soul and dancehall artist Nemesis.

Ramriddlz’s music generally revolves around the not-too-strenuous themes of sex and getting baked, while taking us on a narrative journey along the lines of party-patio-bedroom-repeat.  It’s hardly complex stuff, but perfect for the dead heat of summer. And there’s an appealing softness to his gentle, reggae-influenced rhythms and vaporous vocals.

At Mod Club (722 College) on August 19. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $25, VIP $79. ticketfly.com.


THE HUSTLE EDITION 20: TANISHA, YURI KOLLER, KAYO at Drake Hotel doors 9 pm. $10-$15. universe.com/thehustle19. August 18.

RAMRIDDLZ at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $25, VIP $79. August 19.

ICE CUBE, PUSHA T, EARL SWEATSHIRT, SHAQISDOPE, J-SOUL, LAIS, SAVANNAH RÉ at Echo Beach doors 6 pm. $62.50-$92.50. ticketmaster.ca. August 19.

COUNTING CROWS & ROB THOMAS, K PHILLIPS at Molson Amphitheatre doors 5:30 pm. $26-$80.50. ticketmaster.ca. August 26.

EPMD at Danforth Music Hall Strictly Business 30th Anniversary Tour. Doors 7 pm. $25. playderecord.comsoundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 27.

QUIET BEFORE THE STORM FEST: CHAIN OF FLOWERS, GAUCHO, S.M. & KLEXOS at Faith/Void doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $10. September 3.

QUIET BEFORE THE STORM FEST: DIAT & VACANT LIFE, S.H.I.T., SIYAHKAL at Smiling Buddha doors 8 pm, all ages. $10. September 4.

GREEN CARNATION at Mod Club 8 pm. $32.55, meet & greet $99.99. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 8.

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO at The Garrison doors 9 pm. $20. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 9.

JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER at Dakota Tavern doors 6 pm. Free. September 13.

LIMBLIFTER, OVERNIGHT at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $18.50. horseshoetavern.com, ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 14.

MS. LAURYN HILL at Massey Hall doors 7 pm. $49.50-$125. ticketmaster.ca, roythomson.com. September 16.

TOURIST at Velvet Underground doors 10 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. September 16.

LIVING HOUR at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. September 21.

WRECKLESS ERIC, JOHNNY DE COURCY, ROUGE TENANT at Smiling Buddha 9 pm. $15, adv $12. September 22.

THE GROWLERS at Opera House doors 8 pm. $21.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com. September 23.

HOW TO DRESS WELL at Mod Club doors 8 pm. $15. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 28.

FORMS: LAUREL HALO, KARA-LIS COVERDALE, JEREMY GARA, BRIGITTE BARDON’T, NONOTAK, SUSY.TECHNOLOGY, BAMBII, ANIMA, MUTUAL WAVE MACHINE AND MORE at The Great Hall 8 pm. $15-$42.formstoronto.eventbrite.ca. September 28-29.

THE MOWGLI’S, COLONY HOUSE, DREAMERS at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketweb.ca. October 2. 

TEENAGE FANCLUB at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $29.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 12.

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, FIELD MOUSE, WILDHONEY at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketfly.com. October 13.

PAPER LIONS at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $15-$20. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com. October 15.

M83, SHURA at Sound Academy doors 8 pm. $35-$45. ticketmaster.ca. October 17.

JON BELLION at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm $27-$35. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketweb.ca. October 27. 

ROISÍN MURPHY at Mod Club 8 pm. $25. ticketweb.ca. November 2.

FOALS at Sound Academy doors 7 pm, all ages. $35-$40. ticketmaster.com. November 7.

THE PAPER KITES at Opera House doors 9 pm. $20.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com. November 26.

LORDI at Opera House doors 7 pm. $32.50. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. February 22.

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