FAMOUS PLAYERS: WARRIORS OF THE NIGHTLIFEPRESENTED BY KINFOLK
The first in the trifecta of events that is Kinfolk's love letter to the movies. FAMOUS PLAYERS: Warriors Of The Night Life is an ode to ACTION.
Inspired by B-Grade Action Films of yesteryear, Kinfolk is ready to kick off the summer with guns blazing. Are you ready to be a FAMOUS PLAYER? Expect an action movie premier of the Kinfolk persuasion. Think Rambo, warm lights and red lipstick.
Hector Gomez AKA HOLOGRAMS
Liam Clarke AKA LIM
Phil Chu AKA FUTURE PHIL
Alex Row AKA ALEX ANCIENT
THE WARRIORS SCREENING AFTER PARTYPRESENTED BY COMMONWEALTH & SLED ISLAND
Propaganda Thursday's is having a party with Sled Island for their screening of The Warriors(1979) on May 23, 2013 - 7pm at The Globe Cinema. No line and No Cover with your movie ticket. Tickets are available at Bogies Casablanca on 4th street, online and at the door(limited). CAN YOU DIG IT?!!!
More info here: http://globecinema.ca/?q=event/sled-island-presents-warriors
June 1st is Ardbog Day and there’s a “hole” lot going on! Join us to “dig”the Ardbeg! We’re inviting all Ardbeg/scotch lovers to take part of this unique day, so put the date in your calendar! To attend the Ardbog celebrations, join us at Commonwealth Bar & Stage, where you can taste the Limited Edition Ardbog Day Bottling, Ardbeg TEN and experience our Islay-limpians games like; Toss the sheep, Arm Wrestling and more… A fiddler band will be entertaining your dancing and delicious food will be served. In order to attend you can buy your ticket online or at the door, bring some friends! Cost $20
HIP-HOP KARAOKEHOSTED BY APEFACE, METAWON & DJ COSM
We're going to be doing it up big once a month with hosts APEFACE, METAWON & DJ COSM.
The format for HHK is straightforward, and designed to create a positive environment for guests and performers alike. Starting at 10 pm, we run 'sets' of 4-5 people every 15-20 minutes with the DJ spinning in between to keep things poppin off. We want this to be an inclusive and un-intimidating event, that embraces more than the usual freestyle backpacker open mic type cats. We hope to get lots of these proper emcees out, but more importantly draw all the closet hip hop heads out to share that track they kill in the shower every morning. So rally your crew, get your shit together and come to a unique and super bumpin party.
Email HHK@commonwealthbar.ca for more info or to sign up.
PICK YOUR POISONA NEW HANDCRAFTED SERIES OF ILLUSTRATED LETHAL TOXINS BY RORY DOYLE
Rory Doyle, friend of, and graphic designer for Commonwealth, has been hard at work on a new art installation for the Commonwealth lounge. Join us on JUNE 8TH for the launch of 'PICK YOUR POISON' a hand crafted series of illustrated lethal toxins.
Rory is coming to Calgary, from Vancouver, to paint a piece live on site, which will be taken home by a lucky patron. Lots of other giveaways from ENDEAVOR SNOWBOARDS, LIFETIME COLLECTIVE, MEGADESTROYER and THE SOURCE SNOWBOARDS & SKATEBOARDS.
SLED ISLAND PRESENTS: COLIN STETSONwith GUESTS
Sled Island is thrilled to present Polaris Music Prize Nominee Colin Stetson's Calgary debut! The touring member of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre and Bon Iver has performed bass saxophone with artists as diverse as David Byrne, Tom Waits and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. However, it is arguably Stetson's solo compositions that astound more than all else in their smart and fiercely emotional combination of jazz, drone, industrial music and pop. His stunningly physical live performances are as breathtaking to listen to as they must be to perform.
Festival pass holders gain entry into this show and all shows, subject to venue capacity, during the festival featuring over 250 bands plus film, art and comedy across 30+ venues in Calgary from June 19 - 22, 2013.
SLED ISLAND PRESENTS: BESNARD LAKESwith GUESTS
The Besnard Lakes center around husband & wife duo Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas. The pair honed their recording skills in their own Breakglass Studio, tracking albums for essential Montreal artists like Wolf Parade, The Unicorns and a whole lot more. For the last ten years, they've been crafting their own full band albums with grand sound design (two of which have been nominated for the Polaris Prize). The Besnard Lakes pull from all of rock's history but make shoegaze and psych essential elements of their larger than life sound.
A TRIBE CALLED REDwith SMALLTOWN DJS
A TRIBE CALLED RED:
Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – made up of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and DJ Bear Witness – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year. In a sense, ATCR’s music is the soundtrack to a contemporary evolution of the pow wow: their Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. Within a couple of years they’ve become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. DJ Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist and creates stunning, political and sometimes humorous videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image. On May 7, A Tribe Called Red will release their second full-length album, Nation II Nation.
If your ears work, you can't not have fun at a
Smalltown DJs gig. That's a scientific fact.
Look it up. The Canadian duo's uncanny ability to make crowds feel like schoolkids at recess stems naturally from their focus on maximizing fun for themselves.
In their focus on music as a means of letting loose and having fun, Smalltown DJs are like the KISS of dance music. Actually, KISS are too theatrical. They're more like AC/DC. Meets Raffi. At a water-
slide park. With a lot (a LOT) of beer.
ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD vs. MASEO
Each respectively making it to the top of the hip-hop game with strings of hits and classic albums such as Midnight Marauders and 3 Feet High And Rising, Ali & Maseo will be hitting the Commonwealth stage, together, on four turntables, Wednesday July 24th.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest):
DJ/Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is known around the world as one-third of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, but he began his musical career in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Recording a slew of demos before co-founding Tribe in 1985 with Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi, he was just 19 when the group released its first album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, in 1990. Four more albums followed: The Low End Theory (1991); Midnight Marauders (1993); Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996); and The Love Movement (1998). All went either gold or platinum; with The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders both widely considered hip-hop classics.
Maseo (De La Soul):
Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hip-hop group De La Soul quietly maintains a spot in hip-hop history.
De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hip-hop by coloring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles and Hall & Oates on their critically acclaimed debut "3 Feet High & Rising." They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hip-hop history as they helped introduce Mos Def, helped propel a Tribe Called Quest to greatness with "Buddy" off 3 Feet High, and were the first major act to work with deceased hip-hop icon J-Dilla on a major single (when he was known as Jay Dee).