HUSH, HUSHwith JOCELYN ALICE, DJ FATROK & FRIENDS
Come find out what Jocelyn Alice & DJ Fatrok have been working on... They've got secrets...
7pm-9pm in the basement. $10 cover.
THE OWNERS BALLwith PJ "THE BOY", SMALLTOWN DJS, DJ PHATTY plus special guests DJ C-SIK, DREW ATLAS, GUMMI & MORE
The owner's of Commonwealth are starting a new holiday tradition and want to welcome you to our first annual OWNER'S BALL with PJ "THE BOY", SMALLTOWN DJs, and DJ PHATTY. Also joining them are friends DJ C-SIK, DREW ATLAS GUMMI and more.
Tickets are $10 in advance and all proceeds go to The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. Additional proceeds will be accepted at the door and entrance includes a free rum and egg nog.
WORLD FAMOUS FRIDAYS BOXING DAYwith DISORIENTAL & TEDDY CELEBRATION
World Famous-In the distinguished words of Jay Z: "You're listening to the World Famous!!!!". Great new music upstairs and down, in the main room you will hear the newest club, hip hop, rock and dance. Downstairs Teddy Celebration will be playing new and old, rock and dance, cool music you can party to. This night is sure to be world famous, at least for you and your friends.
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.
COMMONWEALTH BAR & STAGE PROHIBITION NEW YEARS EVE 2015with DJ PUMP, DISORIENTAL, HEY ZEUS (IVAN RANKIC & DJ HEEBZ), TEDDY CELEBRATION & DJ ROY LT
Join us to ring in 2015 where we celebrate a time when gin was made in bathtubs, medicinal bourbon fell off the back of trucks, beer was smuggled across borders and speakeasies were a way of life. We'll turn back the clocks and turn them to 2015 all in the same night. It'll be a time for rocking, drinking, eating, dancing and celebrating.
INCLUDES CHAMPAGNE & FOOD AT MIDNIGHT
BLACK BUTTER RECORDS TOUR featuring GORGON CITY & KIDNAP KIDPRESENTED BY TIMBRE CONCERTS, HIFI CLUB, JAMTIGHT PRODUCTIONS, & HUBB MUSIC
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.
BLACKALICIOUS with GUESTSPRESENTED BY TIMBRE CONCERTS, HIP-HOP CANADA & COMMONWEALTH BAR & STAGE
It’s one thing to make enduring records, another still to work with luminaries in multiple fields. Another thing still to treat the rhyme not only as a piece of poetry, but to play with the aesthetics of language in ways that represent the voice as a unique instrument in and of itself. Blackalicious do all of these things, and as evidenced by the reissue of 1993’s Melodica, they have been doing these things for years. Originally released exclusively on cassette, Melodica is being reissued digitally for the first time. It’s a vital document of the group’s progression towards their eventual position as lords of the West Coast Underground, Gift of Gab twisting his words with aplomb, his lyrics more carefree than his later work. Chief Xcel’s beats, meanwhile, tread the same funky, lighthearted waters as many of his left-field contemporaries, but everything on Melodica is coated in a murky scuzz that, somewhat conversely to logic, could place the EP alongside much of today’s weird, lo-fi hip-hop. As an added treat, Melodica contains “Changes,” an unreleased cut produced in part by one DJ Shadow, who joins forces withBlackalicious producer Chief Xcel to offer dusty drum loops and subtle, textured samples that would offer a glimpse into much of Shadow’s later work. In an era where hip-hop devolves into half-baked facsimile with alarming regularity, Melodica serves as a reminder that the true school will always triumph over the bullshit.
Thursday 2/2 at 9:00PM
w/ DJ HEEBZ & APEFACE
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)
Wednesday 12/17 at 7:00PM
with JOCELYN ALICE, DJ FATROK & FRIENDS