HALLOWEEN 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.
WORLD FAMOUS FRIDAYS HALLOWEEN with DISORIENTAL & DJ ROY LT
TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR
Halloween on a Friday? How perfect. 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 Roy LT will be playing new and old hip-hop, cool music you can party to. This night is sure to be world famous, at least for you and your friends.
TITUS ANDRONICUS and GUESTSCOMMONWEALTH 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK
PRESENTED BY SLED ISLAND + THE SOURCE + RED BULL + PBR
A punk-inflected indie rock group whose bawling, thrashing sound reflected a wide range of influences ranging from the Pixies to Bright Eyes to Bruce Springsteen, Glen Rock, New Jersey's Titus Andronicus formed in 2005 with Liam Betson, Ian Graetzer, Eric Harm, Patrick Stickles, and Dan Tews. The band's debut full-length, The Airing of Grievances (which makes reference to a Seinfeld episode), was first released by Troubleman Unlimited in 2008, then picked up for wider distribution by XL Recordings in January 2009. For the band's impressive 2010 follow-up, The Monitor, Titus Andronicus beefed up the production value and enlisted the help of musicians from ten other indie acts, including members of the Hold Steady, Vivian Girls, and Ponytail. Two years later they returned with their third album, Local Business, a more personal album that found the band looking inward for inspiration.
AUSTRA with GUESTSCOMMONWEALTH 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK
PRESENTED BY RED BULL
In her latest songs, it shows more than ever that Katie Stelmanis is both romantic and pragmatic. You can hear it in every track of Olympia, which is as baroque and fantastical as ever in its musical composition, completely unconstrained by genre boundaries – yet disarmingly direct in both its infectious hooks and its lyrics which deal with the minutiae of friendship, love and everyday life with all the seriousness they deserve. Full of questions and advice directed boldly at her real-life friends, it's a reminder to us all that the people around us are as important as any high-falutin principles or fantastical visions. The ordinary is romantic.
#FVDED with ALESIA + GANZCOMMONWEALTH 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK
Blueprint Alberta & Commonwealth Bar & Stage Present…
A L E S I A (PARIS / OWSLA)
G A N Z (NETHERLANDS)
with Blueprint #FVDED residents//
XN3R / ARSNL / REDSTRIPE
WORLD FAMOUS FRIDAYS 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARYwith 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.
MODERN VINTAGE SATURDAYS 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARYwith IVAN RANKIC, DJ HEEBZ & ROY LT
Modern upstairs, Vintage downstairs. Sound like a juxtaposition? Well it ain't, sort of. Its a great party, two distinct sounds, one distinct party. We are going to get classic & fantastic on Saturday night.
LIL B with GUESTSCOMMONWEALTH 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK
PRESENTED BY GROUP SEVEN + THE HIFI CLUB
Brandon "Lil B" McCartney of Berkeley, CA penned his ﬁrst Billboard 200 hit at the age of 15 with his group The Pack. His song "Vans" received nationwide airplay and worldwide distribution through Jive Records, launching Lil B's career as a recording artist.
Since his early successes, Lil B has recorded nearly 3,000 songs, self produced and directed hundreds of music videos and developed an army of online and real-world supporters with a creative style and originality unmatched in the entertainment industry.
Lil B is a published author and the architect of the “Based” lifestyle - a philosophy that encourages positive thinking and creative expression in the pursuit of happiness and helping others.
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.
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)
Sunday 11/3 at 7:00PM
with CARL CASSIDY