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.
ART BERGMANN with ASTRAL SWANSPRESENTED BY AUX TV
After self-imposed exile, Art Bergmann, the anti-hero-iconoclast of Canadian music for over 40 years, comes out of the wilderness thrusting a four song ep at the world tentatively titled SONGS FOR THE UNDERCLASS. To be released this fall on the label (weewerk), the new ep was recorded this April at Arch Audio in Calgary with producer Lorrie Matheson and a crew of talented players. If you think being on a dilapidated farm on the prairies of Alberta has mellowed him, you would be wrong, SFTU shows Art at his song writing best.
His first new music since the Juno winning album, “What Fresh Hell is This”, Art is still full of vitriol and contempt for the status quo and he cannot stay quiet any longer. Just choose one or two well-worn clichés to describe the music. This is Bergmann’s “cri de coeur”, “j’accuse”, “I know”, “revolution, come, or die” or simply, his “final cliché”.
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! And with a portion of proceeds going to charity, it’s guilt free for your conscience.
KEYS N KRATES + GLADIATOR + THUGLIEVERY NITE - THE TOUR
After several months of patient waiting, fans of the three-piece live electronic sensation known as Keys N Krates are about to be rewarded by Every Nite, the fresh new EP from the Canadian musical masterminds.
Still flying high off the success of their undeniably catchy hit "Dum Dee Dum," Keys N Krates are ready to launch into the next phase of their journey with this 6 track offering, which aptly demonstrates their evolution as a band, as well as their loyalty to the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they're known for. Set for release on September 23 on Dim Mak Records, Every Nite displays the seamless blend and complementary juxtaposition between the drums, keys, turntables, and live sampling that so clearly distinguishes Keys N Krates.
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.
CONSTANTINES with GUESTS
A deluxe 11th anniversary reissue of the Constantines' Shine A Light LP was released by You’ve Changed Records (Canada) and Sub Pop Records (World-wide) on Tuesday, June 10th. A new vinyl master was cut for the reissue. The original gatefold artwork from the 2003 release was re-photographed to reflect its age and the past 11 years of neglect in dank basements.
Named one of the top 200 records of the 2000s by Pitchfork and often cited as one of the best Canadian records ever, this legendary album has been out of print since 2007. The deluxe LP is packaged with a bonus 7” containing three Shine A Light era B-sides. For more information, visit: http://youvechangedrecords.com/
These are the Constantines' first live shows since 2009.
an evening with SLOANPRESENTED BY X92.9
Sloan is without doubt the most truly democratic group in the annals of rock, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work.
Commonwealth – their first all-new release in three years – sees the Toronto-based quartet disassociating ever so slightly to create one of the more unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career, an old-school double album with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.
THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER with MISS QUINCYPRESENTED BY TOOTH BLACKNER
In reality, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a road-worn Telecaster, the duo kick out raw and primal blues in the tradition of a ‘decades-deep blues style’ (Scott Brown, What’s up Yukon), while infusing the genre with a jolt of renewed energy. The two met and bonded over music while recording a radio jingle. Their memorable name is inspired by a lyric from Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Bobby McGee’ that references the blues harp, (‘I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana’) and ‘axe’, a common term for the guitar.
Thursday 2/2 at 7:00PM
w/ DJ HEEBZ & APEFACE
Friday 2/3 at 7:00PM
w/ DISORIENTAL (upstairs) & TEDDY CELEBRATION (downstairs)
Saturday 2/4 at 7:00PM
w/ IVAN RANKIC & DJ HEEBZ (upstairs) & ROY LT (downstairs)
Sunday 11/3 at 7:00PM
with CARL CASSIDY