Toronto Hit List: Dad’s Jukebox, Chronologic, Get It Together, Bitch Craft & more!

WEDNESDAY

10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.

10 pm Where the Vile Things Are @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Primordial rock ‘n’ roll, early punk, and soul. ALL VINYL.

10 pm Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes. Music by James Redi and special guests The BASS6. Hosted by Fundament.

11 pm Birkenrock @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Your one-stop event for everything female alternative, OLD AND NEW, as curated by Daniel McIntyre and David Van Poppel. Featuring all your Women & Songs favourites + some modern jams! Come sing along, sway along, or cry along. No judgement here.

THURSDAY

7 pm “City Love” Opening Reception @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. 25+ artists from around the world showcase why they love T.O. Spanning styles and sizes, the show includes upwards of 50 pieces of work from both established and emerging artists, all priced under $300. Until 10 pm. Show runs until March 16th.

10 pm Dad’s Jukebox @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Sounds from the rumpus room with Ray and Chrissy. Neil Diamond, Ambrosia, Looking Glass, Seals & Crofts… all sorts of stuff that will make you cringe and smile at the same time.

10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Clinton’s has a new baby! And the bottle upon which it suckles is filled with bombastic hits to drive you straight mental. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child and many more. $5.

10 pm Twisted Thursdays @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, RnB, reggae, trap, and old school with DJ Law. $5.

10 pm Different Class @ The Dance Cave (above Lee’s Palace), 529 Bloor St. W. A dance party specializing in dance, rock, new wave, and Britpop. $3.

10 pm Girl Land @ The Ossington Ave. Psychedelic, punk, garage, and deep party jams to keep you moving.

FRIDAY

10 pm Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2013, played in chronological order). $5.

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Pammm and Diana M play glittery italo disco, sassy euro synth pop, and weird dad jams.

10 pm Clueless ’90s Party @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. Good Kids presents the Clueless edition of 90s Party! Come in your best 90s wear or Clueless outfit for a chance to win $200 in cash. With DJs Caff and Fawn BC. $5 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Feel Good Fridays: St. Patrick’s Pre-Party Edition @ La Porte, 214 Ossington Ave. Get a jump start on St. Patrick’s Day! DJs Arce, Suareasy, and Bank$ spinning the best in ’90’s hip-hop and RnB, classic reggae, soca, top 40, EDM, trap, and Motown. Expect good tunes, a positive vibe, and a feel-good night. $4 drink specials. Free before midnight.

10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. Walmer Convenience plays the best in current and classic R&B, hip-hop and dancehall. It’s quite dark in there and the drinks are pretty cheap.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush present the ultimate guilty pleasure dance party with all your favourites from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s (including the ones you won’t admit to)! $5.

10 pm Get By Friday @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables with very special guests. All jams all night. $5.

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke 7th Anniversary @ Revival, 783 College St. To celebrate their 7th anniversary, HHK is bringing up legendary MC and producer Lord Finesse! A founding member of the Diggin’ In The Crates crew, this man has produced for the likes of Notorious B.I.G. and Big L, as well as releasing classic material such as Funky Technician and The Awakening. Hosted by Abdominal and More or Les with DJs Numeric, Ted Dancin’, and Dalia. $15 before 11 pm, $20 after.

10 pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the women that understand! They love to play: L’il Kim, Aaliyah, Diana Ross, Betty Wright, TLC, Etta James, Salt N’ Pepa, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, The Crystals, and anyone else with a song in their heart.

10 pm Cruising @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Pure disco all night long with DJ Moulton Lava (Dwayne Minard and Brian Duval) + a special performance by Fay Slift. $5.

10 pm Foundry 2014: Four Tet DJ Set @ 158 Sterling Rd. Presented by Sapporo in partnership with Gingy and DJ Colin. DJ sets by Four Tet, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Gingy, and Colin. $32.50 advance tickets available online. Physical tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Play De Record.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A wet and drippy, catch my eye-y, shake my body, bite my lip-y, sexy synthy dance party! The three core Synthesexer DJs will be present to sex you up (music-wise): ARP 2600 (Silent Shout), Digits (Silent Shout), and Little Kicks (Pop Lobster). $5.

10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ CODA, 794 Bathurst St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. $6.

10 pm Worlwide @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Dancehall, dembow, bop, club rhythms.

10 pm Phazed / Crawford House Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, it’s old school meets new school hip-hop and R&B with DJ Amplified. Downstairs, MC Jayflex hosts your favourite house party! Old school hip-hop, trap, and R&B all night + red cup drink special ($8.50 gets you a red cup and a Jager shot). $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10:30 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. The Butt-HER-fly Edition. DJs Riviera, The Robotic Kid, and OMGBLOG.com bring you out of your chrysalis with transformative house and disco. Drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email set.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

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

SATURDAY

12 pm St. Patrick’s Day Loft Party @ 2nd Floor Events, 461 King St. W. Featuring a 400-person courtyard, free ping pong, and all of your favourite St. Paddy’s festivities. Music by: NTRL ANML, No Big Deal, Gray, Jay Joliffe, Andrew Green, Kay Gee, Evan Christiensen, Kill Them With Color, PB&J, Dan Berzen + friends, Wlfpk, Charlie Woodward, McNair and Clarke, and Michael A Wilson. $20 advance tickets available online, more at the door.

10 pm Get It Together: Into The Groove Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. An open-format dance party specializing in cheap drinks, beautiful people, and packed dance floors! All styles, all genres, all peoples welcome. $5.

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead
play LOUD RAP MUSIC.

10 pm ***** @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ JP (Jahmal Padmore) plays cool, nu, beat-driven dance music deserving of five stars.

10 pm Ooh Ooooh! @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Caff plays nothing but big tunes from the ’90s up. Hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and guilty pleasures all night long – requests welcome. Crazy food and drink specials all night long celebrating St. Patrick’s day (kind of).

10 pm Foundry 2014: Purity Ring DJ Set @ 158 Sterling Rd. Presented by Sapporo in partnership with Mansion. DJ sets by Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii, and Katie Stelmanis (Austra) + performance by Shigeto. $24.50 advance tickets available online. Physical tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Play De Record.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Catalist and Famous Lee throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party! $5.

10 pm Deep Endz @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A dance music night with a focus on two-step, house, UK garage, and techno. Music provided by DJs Colpi, Brandon Johns, and Brandon Gibson-DeGroote.

10 pm Bad News @ Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. Rare ’60s soul, garage, and rockabilly – all spun at 45 RPM.

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 Secret Models @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. One big room, full of bad bitches! DJs Secret Models play hits straight from your high school semi-formal.

10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Senor Vishal share a top notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.

10 pm Ice Cold Dranks @ Crawford, 718 College St. Family Business presents an evening of rap bangers, old school classics, and a whole lotta twerk music. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

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

11 pm Diggy the DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy the DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am Leslieville Flea @ The Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District), 28 Distillery Lane. The Leslieville Flea features over 70 vendors selling vintage, salvage, antiques, upcycled furniture, handcrafted items, and more! Until 5 pm

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

~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

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