HUMANS “NOONTIDE TOUR” with BEACH SEASONPRESENTED BY THE HIFI CLUB
Situated in the East end of Vancouver, Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq have been crafting music together since 2010. By blending each of their specific musical influences, HUMANS create indie-electronic music that also possesses a distinct darkness to it. Focusing on the performance ideals of modern greats like LCD Soundsystem or Jamie XX, HUMANS are able to impress audiophiles with their technical skills while still stirring up action on the dancefloor.
KINDNESS with SPECIAL GUESTSPRESENTED BY TIMBRE CONCERTS, THE HIFI CLUB & COMMONWEALTH BAR & STAGE
“I want to give people another choice," says Adam Bainbridge, the artist who records and performs as Kindness. "There's a lot of great, direct contemporary-sounding pop music to choose from, but even the most mainstream of mainstream audiences might also want something that sounds different from time to time. I still love and appreciate pop music, but I'm happy to leave the people making it to get on with their thing. My motivation is: 'What do I feel I can do better than anyone else?' I hope I’ve made that record.”
Happily, he has. On Otherness, Kindness has fully honed his talent for taking in myriad influences and making music that sounds utterly new, perhaps even timeless. The album offers the thrill of accompanying Kindness as he stretches out into a thousand new places, but it also has a message at its heart: In a world where one can make music, in virtually any style, using software alone, we are losing sight of how special it can be when artists get together to blow some air around a room.
10 at 10A HIP HOP SHOWCASE OF BEATS AND RHYMES
At its root, 10 at 10 is a monthly hip-hop music showcase where 10 artists perform 10 minute sets starting at 10 PM. However, in the 3 years since its inception it has become the leading platform for building the hip-hop community in Calgary through Events, Promotion and Philanthropy. Their motto is #letsBuild, and that's exactly what they aim to do.
STANTON WARRIORS with SPECIAL GUESTSPRESENTED BY HIFI CLUB
Since bursting onto the scene with their multi award-winning compilation “The Stanton Sessions” back in 2001, the Stanton Warriors’ irresistible and inimitable sound has consistently remained the soundtrack to some of the world’s biggest and best parties over the past thirteen years; from East London warehouses, Miami boat parties and illegal Detroit raves, to the stages of Glastonbury, Exit, Burning Man, Ultra and Coachella, selling out global tours and topping DJ lists along the way.
In the studio, Bristol’s Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler have honed a trademark, uncategorisable sound that is at once all their own, but also utterly indefinable, leading to high-profile releases on XL Records, Fabric, Cheap Thrills, Central Station and Universal, alongside official remixes for everyone from Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim, to MIA and Gorillaz. This phenomenal output and remarkable longevity has ensured the Stanton Warriors legendary status, amongst not only their fans, but also their peers, as they remain fresh, original and relevant; obstinately dancing to beat of their own drum and helping to pave the way for new talent.
SNBRN with GUESTSPRESENTED BY JAMTIGHT, HUBB MUSIC, BRYAN & DAVE & TIMBRE CONCERTS
Kevin Chapman’s introduction to dance music was at age 12 when he stumbled upon music from the likes of Fatboy Slim and Moby. In 2008 he got his first copy of the digital production software, Reason, and started producing his own dance music. Slowly but surely, he began to immerse himself in the LA and San Diego club scenes.
By 2013, Kevin had completed multiple professional degrees in audio engineering and production. Shortly thereafter the vision for the SNBRN brand emerged and Kevin embarked on a new creative path. Recognizing the increasing popularity of deep house, indie dance, and nu disco Kevin envisioned a brand that combined all the best elements of each sub-genre while remaining instantly accessible.
HIP-HOP KARAOKEHOSTED BY RUBIX & ILL MOVEMENTS
We're going to be doing it up big once a month with hosts RUBIX and ILL MOVEMENTS.
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.
SMALLTOWN SUNDAYwith SMALLTOWN DJs & DJ PUMP
SMALLTOWN DJS: 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.
DJ PUMP: In a world so often plagued by mediocrity, it’s depressingly common to have to endure run-of-the-mill DJ's. Here to save the day, DJ PUMP stands out as being unique in his delivery and exquisite talent. Pump’s abilities are only measured by a few, while his range stretches the boundaries of turntablism and what it means to be a true party DJ. The balance of musical value and skills. DJ’s that can do both are the DJ’s worth remembering and Pump is on that alpha list.
For guest list info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMONWEALTH COLLECTORS CLUB
Commonwealth Collectors Club, is happening again featuring vintage clothing, local art, handmade jewelry, records and other interesting knick-knacks, our curated market has something for everyone; including most of the original vendors from previous editions as well as some new great talent. DJs will be spinning records and the bar will be serving up mimosa’s, so there's no better way to start off your Sunday!
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Thursday 2/2 at 9:00PM
w/ DJ HEEBZ
Friday 2/3 at 8:00PM
w/ DISORIENTAL (upstairs) & TEDDY CELEBRATION (downstairs)
Saturday 2/4 at 8:00PM
w/ IVAN RANKIC & DJ HEEBZ (upstairs) & ROY LT (downstairs)
Thursday 3/5 at 9:00PM
PRESENTED BY THE HIFI CLUB