Toronto Hit List: Jamz!, Regretro’s Annual Holiday Hangover, Juicebox, Some Call It Pop & more!

December 26th-30th What’s In The Box @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Fill the void between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve with What’s In The Box, the Drake’s annual mini music-fest! Dance off your holiday dinner and make the last week of 2014 count. $5.

FRIDAY

10 pm Jamz! @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. An anything goes, no bullshit, non-genre, dance ’til you drop, all your friends in one room, party hard, make the floor wet with sweat, shit show! With DJs Slater and Ty. $5.

10 pm Regretro’s Annual Holiday Hangover: Sweatpants Edition @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Tis’ the season to eat far too much and lounge around the house playing video games or just plain old napping. This holiday season, DJs Cash of Base, Wei Back, and Party McFly invite you to come dance away of those holiday stresses in your favourite pair of sweatpants. As always, requests welcome. Time to turn back time.

10 pm Nights @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. You’ve never been to Paris and probably you never will. You can go to The Libertine though and accomplish at least one of your goals, and then you can feel productive for a few days before feeling sad again. DJ Walmer Convenience plays all genres of cool dance music and maybe some uncool stuff too.

10 pm Shindig Boxing Day Bash @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. This Boxing Day, DJs Splattermonkey and General Eclectic spin all your favourite tunes from the 1950s and 1960s on 7” 45 RPM records! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10 pm New Horizzzons & Fresh Flesh Boxing Day Ritual @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Sweat out the gravy and enact the many arcane, ancient, and sacred Boxing Day rituals with New Horizzzons (members of Canned Hamm, Leather Uppers) and Fresh Flesh.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, dancehall, soca, reggae, RnB, soul, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

11 pm BADLQQK @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. With Giorgio Versani, Meech, Rynecologist, and Skinnyninny. $10.

SATURDAY

9 pm Soul Clap & Dance Off @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.Brooklyn’s funnest monthly dance party takes over The Garrison. New York Night Train is the party machine of Jonathan Toubin and the subject of feature articles in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Pitchfork, and more. Come out and show off your new sweater vest you got for Christmas + your best dance moves! $10.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed, What’s Her Problem, and special guest Pascal Ballerina Don’t Be Shy. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Some Call It Pop @ The Bristol, 1087 Queen St. W. Dance your holiday hangover away at The Bristol with DJs Dany Laj and Jeanette Dowling + some of their favourite 45s. Power pop, garage, punk, psych, and beyond!

10 pm Mojo Workout @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. A very special Jarvis Bulldogs/Holiday edition of the Mojo Workout featuring special guests Craig Daniels and Greg Tymoshenko of The Leather Uppers on the wheels of steel, along with your host DJ Chico. They’re going full-on free-style for this year-end bash – rock ‘n’ roll, punk, garage, R&B, soul, rocksteady, and more.

10 pm One Leg Up @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. An all-vinyl sexy dance party featuring strictly hits from any genre and any decade. $3 beers before 11 pm.

10 pm Brass Tacks @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.Diggy the DJ throws down hip-hop bangers all night long! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All the stuff you need. Party music you can really move to. Get in touch with your party self.

10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. This month’s spotlight is U2. $10.

10 pm Bonus Beats @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Remix-heavy house party brought to you by DJ A.A. Wallace. $5.

10 pm Gang A Bong @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. A glam/pop/new wave dance party.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90′s to the ’00′s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SUNDAY

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

9:30 pm Karaoke Sundays @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Karaoke, everySunday night! Hosted by Cajo.

10 pm Cold Cuts @ Cold Tea, 60 Kensington Ave. DJs VLSONN, Hot Mess, and Cam Lee play assorted hip-hop, house, and techno.

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