If you thought you would know what to expect when Beirut’s Paul B. Collins got behind the decks, you were wrong. Beirut’s eclectic sound is a unique blend of nostalgic European folk music and modern songwriting that doesn’t sound quite like anything else, and the same will be true for Collins’s DJ set: he’s offering “an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, Brazilian, Synth-pop, World Music, Motown, etc.”

This is extremely promising. Get excited for the coolest Thursday night Toronto’s seen in a while.

Cover is $5, but the first 50 people with ticket stubs from the Beirut show get in free. This will be crazy bananas packed, so get there early ready to DANCE!

Songs: A Dance Party Special Edition featuring Beirut http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.240024402697291.64215.215435731822825&saved#!/event.php?eid=102166409884589
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.

~Haley Cullingham