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Toronto Hit List, Oct. 13-17: Indie Week, Friendship, Drake Fall Market, Meat Extravaganza & more!

Oct. 13-17 Indie Week @ various locations. A showcase of indie bands from around the world. A great way to fall in love with new music! www.indieweek.com 

WEDNESDAY

9 pm Burner Magazine Official Issue 01 Launch Party @ Drake Hotel, 1180 Queen St. W. Burner is about science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex, and everything in between. DJ sets by Lucie Tic, Barletta, Paul David, and Paul Revered and a journey through Burner sounds, words, and visuals all night long. $5. 

10 pm Used Up @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Disco, post-punk, space age, cold wave, alley wave, deconstructed wave, space age, tidal wave, goodbye wave, whatever wave. 

10 pm Hits Kids @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJ Sebastien Grainger plays good tunes he likes, and you’ll probably like them to.  

10 pm Castor Cup Table Hockey Tournament @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Singles and doubles play, all skills welcome. Prizes every round and free pizza and snacks!  

THURSDAY

7 pm Waiting for Ricky Tantrum Book Launch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Local author Jules Lewis’ reads from his first novel; a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in the Dufferin Grove ‘hood. 

7 pm The Art House Sessions No. 2: For the Love of Parkdale Edition @ The Mascot, 1267 Queen St. W. Local art, music, coffee and food in support of Cup for Education, an organization that supports children and builds schools in third world coffee-growing communities. Featuring works by three photographers who have captured the gentrifying neighbourhood of Parkdale and musical entertainment by Toronto’s The Balconies. $5. 

10 pm Hunger Strike @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. “Singles” mixer featuring alternative 90’s, grunge, hair 80’s and more. Plaid and flannel attire encouraged.  

10 pm Make Me Yours – Fucked Up DJ Set @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Jonah and Mike from Fucked Up DJ records from the late 60’s and early 70’s. Expect to hear upbeat soul and girl groups.  

FRIDAY

10 pm Full Power Friday @ Rasputin Vodka Bar, 780 Queen St. E. Unusual mix of trippy, heavy, and poppy tunes, plus a sloppy drink special. 

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: Round #45 @ Revival, 783 College St.

DJs Numeric, Dalia, and Ted Dancin’ warm the crowd up with classic hip-hop bangers before the people take over the mics. $5 before 11, $10 after. 

10 pm White Girl @ 751 (downstairs), 751 Queen St. W. Rap from 1993 to 2010 with DJ Scott Pilgrim. Cheap beers for your enjoyment.  

10 pm Fondle ‘Em Fridays @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. The best of everything: hip-hop (old school, new school, underground, overground) funk, soul, rocksteady reggae, and whatever else  

11 pm Edumacation @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Kaewonder and Sweet Touch Foundation spin hip-hop classics, psych and soul. $5. 

SATURDAY

10 am Drake Fall Market @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Fall-themed treasures and treats from neighbourhood businesses. Featuring the Knit Cafe, Sweet Pea Blooms, Soos Jewelry, General Store, Drake bake sale, and FREEcycle where old Drake treasures go for free! Until 4 pm. 

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Official launch of the Bangs & Blush girls’ take over of Saturday nights at Clinton’s! Get sweaty to the sounds of 60s pop & rock n’ roll + motown + soul. $5.  

10 pm Friendship @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A party to dance / talk / drink / fall in love.  

10 pm Grand Funk @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. A celebration for Steve Rock’s (Motown Party/90s Party/Whatevs) birthday! A lovely threesome of soul, rock and funk.  

10:30 pm Nothin’ Fancy @ Salvador Darling, 1237 Queen St. W. Epic jams to loosen your hips. $3.50 Jameson to loosen your lips.  

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Shake a Tail has a new home with more space to shake them tails! 60’s sounds meets Tex-Mex grub.  

SUNDAY

5 pm Meat Extravaganza! @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. The very first Meat Extravaganza BBQ at the Red Light! $1 pulled pork sandwiches, cheap drinks, great music, and an extra special meat raffle. 

7 pm Avi Buffalo In-Store Performance @ Soundscapes, 572 College St. The Long Beach indie-pop foursome play a one hour set of songs from their recent self-titled album.

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