RALEIGH with TINY SHRINE & GUESTSBASEMENT SHOW. HOSTED BY JOSH RUCK.
Sultry boy girl duets weave through newstyle prog-folk. This cello, guitar, drum trio pulls unexpected beat memories from the places your heart has heard before.
KRAFTY KUTS with MAT THE ALIENPRESENTED BY UBK & COMMONWEALTH
KRAFTY KUTS: Martin Reeves, AKA Krafty Kuts, is without doubt one of the world’s greatest DJ's. Lauded in the UK, worshiped in Australia, acclaimed in America, where ever he plays he is guaranteed to cause a commotion with his riotous skills. So far in a glittering career he has gained dance music’s top accolades including Best International DJ at the Australian Dance Music Awards, Breakspoll’s Face of Breaks 2003 and Best Breaks DJ at the M8 Ibiza awards 2006, in only his first year as a resident on the white isle. A stunning haul at Breakspoll 2007 saw him claiming Best Album for his debut long player ‘Freakshow’, Best DJ for a record third consecutive year and to cap it off, the richly deserved Outstanding Contribution to Breakbeat award that acknowledged his long journey to the acme of club culture.
MAT THE ALIEN: Since the age of 14 Mat has been mixing , scratching and making mixes - beats , spanning many genres and styles but always having one thing in common - heavy beats and bass lines which appeals to a wide variety of crowds.
It all started after hearing the electronic sounds being played in the warehouse party's around the northwest of England in 88. Taking it back Mats dad opened a record store in 1978 called Vibes Records (#1 independent record store in the UK) and eventually a second store Muze in Bury just out side Manchester where his parents grew up. Being around music from an early age lead to Mat taking up the drums at age 10 and it wasn't until 1988 that he stumbled upon the underground Acid House scene taking over the UK warehouses. From then on he searched out where this music was from and how it was put together on the turntables. Muze records became a store where the locals djs came to get the new underground sounds and Mat began playing his first shows before he was even old enough to get into the venues. In 1995 Mat and his family moved to Whistler Canada to pursue his new addiction of snowboarding and he met djs like Vinyl Ritchie and Kilo Cee who were playing diverse sets dropping hip hop into Funk into electronic music .
CHARLY HUSTLE :: RED BULL THRE3STYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEND OFF!LONG WEEKEND SUNDAY
Based out of Saskatoon, SK, CHARLY HUSTLE is a touring DJ/Producer/Record-Collector/ B-Boy/High-five-artist. He's been DJing since 2002, and has steadily built a reputation for exquisite musical taste while moving butts. His style consists of using dexterous skill and creativity to create a dance party in ANY situation. He's got a penchant for taking left turns and any genre is fair game so long as it makes people smile and dance.
Charly is the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style Canadian champion, having won his way to the national finals for the three previous years. Charly will move your butt and your heart. Make you smile and make you dinner. Lift your spirits and your couch. Charly Hustle is a hug. A musical hug.
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.
LIQUID STRANGER with ILL FITTED X NOVA X MC LOKI & LOGOPRESENTED BY NOCTILUX COLLECTIVE
Over the course of six full-length albums and a myriad of single releases, Liquid Stranger has unleashed numerous worldwide hits as diverse as "Ripple", which claimed #1 on Beatport's Dubstep Chart, and "Bombaclaad Star", which reigned supreme as the Hub's #1 reggae/dub track of 2011. "Shake My Ass" dominated the drum 'n' bass chart at #1, while his third album “Private Riot” has become a dubstep classic in its own right, solidifying him as a trailblazer. He's brought a multitude of worlds together into one with his Anomaly Series EPs. On his forthcoming Spring/summer 2015 release, the Dreamer EPs, future bass sorcery and glitch grooves collide and cascade within this new melodic EP series. Meanwhile, he continues to be a live draw. He's enchanted audiences at some of the biggest festivals and most prestigious venues all over the world. In many ways, the entire ethos can be traced back to his very moniker.
MARK MILLS with ALEEM KHAN & DOUG HOYER **EARLY SHOW**PRESENTED BY SLED ISLAND
**EARLY SHOW. DOORS AT 6:30PM**
You can talk all you want about the infectious sonics of Mark Mills' power-posi, sex pop jams, but you'll be missing the point. The man himself is a burning torch of furious love, at once beautifully mundane and larger than life. All it takes is to hear one of his searing anthems or to catch a single glimpse at one of his frenzied performances and you'll know; Mills is an unstoppable force of hooks, charm and exuberance.
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.
HIP-HOP KARAOKEHOSTED BY GSD, RUBIX & ILL MOVEMENTS
We're going to be doing it up big once a month with hosts RUBIX, GSD 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.
HAYDEN with EVENING HYMMS & TAYLOR KNOXPRESENTED BY TOOTH BLACKNER
On Hey Love, Hayden’s eighth full-length record, the Toronto musician and songwriter writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013’s Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray. Hey Love addresses the widest spectrum of love as its muse, the album’s thirteen songs among Hayden Desser’s most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date. The title track, a languid anthem exposed by chiming pedal steel, introduces this dialogue – about loves both comfortable and disconnected, exhilarating and naive –with Hayden’s woozy pre-dawn falsetto propped up by a watchful chorus. Whether to his loyal listeners or to a lovely subject, Hayden sings plaintively: “It’s been so rough, we have been through more than enough / But without this love, there would be no reason for either of us.” On Hey Love’s first single “Nowhere We Cannot Go”, triumphant piano mingles with tattered synthesizer and electric guitar, conjuring love’s boundless resilience from the throes of personal reckoning. Both familiar and new, “Nowhere That We Cannot Go” places us on the rickety frontier of Hayden’s home studio, where the certainty of pain and reward both figure prominently on the horizon. No clearer is this heard than on “Troubled Times”, with its brilliant juxtaposition of the apocalypse-in-progress (“If it’s not one thing it is another / These are sure troubled times”) against a lilting backbeat and a soulful sun-soaked shuffle. From the arresting low register of his 1996 arrival, Everything I Long For, through the enigmatic Skyscraper National Park (2001), and the steadfastly fragile Elk-Lake Serenade (2004), Hayden has woven one of the most consistent throughlines of musical narrative imaginable, leading his audience through a scrapbook of downtimes fought and resolved, love lost and love solved. Hey Love is a snapshot of this relationship: Hayden at his most prolific, and perhaps Hayden at his most celebrated.
BRAIDS with GUESTSPRESENTED BY TOOTH BLACKNER
Braids are a three-piece experimental pop band from Montreal.
To record their third album, Deep In The Iris, Braids decamped to a series of retreats in the mountains of Arizona, Vermont, and upstate New York. Surrounded by nature in all its warm vitality, the longtime bandmates strove to shed the fabric of their day to day relationships, being bare and vulnerable before one another. What resulted is Deep In The Iris, their strongest record to date – powerful, yet fragile; immaculately sculpted, but deeply human.
Raphaelle Standell has always had a formidable voice but rarely has it sounded as vital, focused, and powerful as it does here. True to the process that birthed it, the record explores a number of heavy subjects, including pornography, abuse, and slutshaming. Standell's emotional vulnerability becomes a triumphant weapon in its own right: scything through wrongdoing and shame with equal aplomb, and clearing the way for the many others who will fnd resonance in the bravery of these lyrics. Written from a place of inspiring strength and unblinking lucidity, the lyricism of this record is a cathartic gift.
Thursday 2/2 at 9:00PM
w/ DJ HEEBZ
Friday 2/3 at 8:00PM
w/ DISORIENTAL (upstairs) & YUNG NINO (downstairs)
Saturday 2/4 at 8:00PM
w/ IVAN RANKIC & DJ HEEBZ (upstairs) & ROY LT (downstairs)
Wednesday 9/2 at 9:00PM
BASEMENT SHOW. HOSTED BY JOSH RUCK.