JESSIE ANDREWS with BETTER LIVING DJs & OVERLANDSTAMPEDE 2015
Jessie Andrews (DJ/Producer, Model & Actress) has turned to the dance-floor to show off her ability to entertain. Dropping a formidable series of releases ranging from remixes of Anna Lunoe & Flume, Duke Dumont, Disclosure, Prince Club and Drake to the ever-popular Girlfriend Mix (Monthly), she has proven she is here to stay. Her recent initiatives include a major branding campaign modeling for American Apparel and her own line of jewelry and merchandise. These have lead to collaborations that include; TheHundreds, Mishka, Hype Clothing (UK), Munitio and Sole Bicycles, just to name a few.
REDBULL STAMPING GROUND with THE DUDESPLUS MIESHA & THE SPANKS, BAD ANIMAL, THE SHIVERETTES & MORE!!
Rock and Roll is important. VERY important. The Dudes learned that lesson early. It's one of those things that gives more than it takes. It ain't easy, but once it's in your bones it's in there for good. SO. That's why the Dudes have been rocking non stop together since they were little nobodies. Now they're huge somebody's. You've just absolutely GOT to see them play. You're gonna laugh, you're gonna dance, you're gonna pump your fists. It's gonna sound like a miracle sharing a pair of pants with a hurricane. There's not a person on earth that croons like Danny. There's not a man with two sticks who can bang the drums like Matty. There ain't a frat boy in any college that can party harder than Bob. There's not a bird in the sky singing sweeter than Brock. Their latest effort, "Barbers, Thieves and Bartenders" was released in April 2012, continuing the proud Dudes tradition of pulling no punches and bringing the FUN. What's next? Who knows??? I, for one, can't wait to find out.
GRANDTHEFT & TORRO TORRO with DJ HEEBZPRESENTED BY BLUEPRINT ALBERTA
GRANDTHEFT: Establishing a eclectic, custom club sound by playing largely his own originals and remixes, Grandtheft has slayed clubs worldwide and is respected as one of the best live DJs Canada has to offer. The music he produces is varied beyond categorization, except to say, it seems to move people. Grandtheft’s productions have garnered heavy support from the likes of Diplo, Major Lazer, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Skream, Zeds Dead and BBC debuts from Annie Mac and Mista Jam.
TORRO TORRO: Torro Torro is Mike Gonek and Evan Norton. Originating in the club filled streets of Toronto, the duo has crafted its distinctive electronic sound, influenced by the diversity of the city. Their brand has been defined by melding the best of big room, bass, house and urban genres. With one foot firmly in the main room and the other in the underground, Torro Torro has established itself as a recognized leader in the dance music genre.
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.
TALIB KWELI with DJ PUMP & DFANGZPRESENTED BY BLUEBRINT LIVE
The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world’s best rappers with something significant to say.
“My music has been associated with those types of causes, with positivity, spirituality, intelligence and being thought-provoking and such,” he says. “I think sometimes people get caught up in that part of me as an artist and don’t necessarily understand the musicality or fully appreciate the music and the entertainment value behind what I do. I tried to stretch my wings a little bit and bring something that was less beholden to the world of hip-hop and more existing in the world in general.
HIP-HOP KARAOKEHOSTED BY 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.
FOUR COLOR ZACK with DJ C-SIK & YUNG NINOPRESENTED BY NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA
**LONG WEEKEND SUNDAY**
Four Color Zack is a technically dazzling "DJ's DJ" and pop party rocker at the same (damn) time, deftly cutting between arena shows, Vegas megaclubs and underground parties with style and ease. With his winning set at the Red Bull Thre3style World Championships in 2012, the Seattle record slinger showed the entire globe what it means to be the best behind the decks, but real heads have known for years that every single FCZ set is a master class on body moving. It's why Fool's Gold presses his party edits to wax, MTV names his mixes amongst the years' best, and LA's Power 106 enlists him to mash it up for their drive-time "jump off" slot... so don't miss out when Four Color Zack comes through to paint your town red.
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)
Sunday 7/5 at 9:00PM