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  • HIP-HOP KARAOKE  
    May 25

    HIP-HOP KARAOKE

    HOSTED 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.

  • GLENN MORRISON with SONNY CHIBA & JHNN  
    May 27

    GLENN MORRISON with SONNY CHIBA & JHNN

    PRESENTED BY NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA, HUBB MUSIC & JAMTIGHT PRODUCTIONS

    It is incredible to see the lightening speed trajectory of an artist as time unfolds. Glenn Morrison is an archetype of the modern DJ/producer star. The 29-year-old Toronto native is as happy rocking an underground house party as he is performing at an exclusive oceanic rooftop venue; as adept at composing an international club anthem like ‘Contact’ as he is at concocting a pop dance record like ‘Goodbye’ that strikes to the Billboard Charts around the world. Despite living an extraordinary life as one of the world’s most popular DJs, he has always remained humble and grateful for his accomplishments and success.

    Glenn’s musical background through the Royal Conservatory in classical piano, coupled with his strong songwriting and production sensibilities, creates a volatile mix of unbridled creative talent . His hit single ‘Goodbye’ has been Certified Platinum and went Number 1 for 11 weeks in a row on the Canadian Artists Billboard Chart, as well as going Number 1 in Russia, Ukraine and the Belarus Billboard Charts. Furthermore, ‘Goodbye’ was the 3rd highest grossing single for radio play in ALL genres for 2014 in Canada, passing that of iconic artists such as Drake and Celine Dion. An incredible accomplishment and a very rare one for an artist with an electronic bedrock.

  • #FVDED feat. SNAILS PRESENTED BY BLUEPRINT ALBERTA  
    May 28

    #FVDED feat. SNAILS PRESENTED BY BLUEPRINT ALBERTA

    with TWO FACED, THROW SHAPES & PREACHER PLEASE

    ‘SNAILS’ is a Montreal-based producer and DJ who pushes a forward-thinking brand of dance music combining hip-hop rhythms, dirty bass lines and off-kilter sound design.

    His first tracks appeared online in 2012 on Canadian label Kannibalen Records. Since then he has amassed a burgeoning fanbase of snail-heads and bass-lovers from all over.

    His latest original tracks that have all gone viral, “Dirty Raxxx”, “KRMT” and “RUBBR” blend hypnotic melodies, huge drops and mind-bending sample manipulation into a tight, dance-floor friendly package.

    With heavyweights like Skrillex, Diplo, Datsik, Excision, Flosstradamus and many more supporting his fresh new sound, Snails looks primed to bring his unique take on dance and bass music to the world.

  • NO BASIC  
    May 31

    NO BASIC

    NO BASIC. PATIO PARTY. 4PM-10PM. NO GENRES. BACK ALLEY ENTRANCE. COME THROUGH.

    EMAIL NOBASIC@COMMONWEALTHBAR.CA FOR ENTRY.

  • NXNE PRE-PARTY with HIGH KICKS, 36? & BEACH SEASON  
    June 4
  • SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS: A JOURNEY HOME  
    June 7

    SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS: A JOURNEY HOME

    with CRNKN, SMALLTOWN DJs & EVICTION

    With one of the most diverse and all-around impressive lineups of the summer season, anticipation for this year’s Shambhala Music Festival has been building steadily since the announcement of 2015’s list of performers. Now comes another big piece of news – this Spring, for the first time in Shambhala Music Festival history, the production goes on the road with a series of special pre-parties across western Canada which they’re calling “A Journey HOME.”

    Shambhala invites you to bring your beautiful self, your dancing shoes, and your good vibes as we unite on the dancefloor to celebrate your journey Home this summer. Each tour date will feature Shambhala 2015 headliners, supporting local artists, stunning custom visuals by veteran Shambhala videomapping technicians Beama Visuals, festival ticket giveaways, official Shambhala merch available for purchase, and all powered by PK Sound.

  • 10 at 10  
    June 10

    10 at 10

    A 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.

  • NIGHT COMMITTEE with NO BABY  
    June 17

    NIGHT COMMITTEE with NO BABY

    HOSTED BY JOSH RUCK

    The throat and rhythm engine of Calgary post-punk stalwarts Hot Little Rocket (Andrew Wedderburn and Joel Nye, respectively), joined by scene vet Lorrie Matheson (Fire Engine Red, National Dust, Lorrie Matheson), have joined to make the sound of Cinco de Mayo as celebrated by the characters profiled in Michael Azerrad's "Our Band Could Be Your Life".

    Wedderburn's wry humor and skewed but (com)passionate view of everyday life is front and centre as the band's lyricist and singer, and the three of them (Andrew on guitar, Joel on drums and Lorrie on keys) make a joyous racket, purposed to make you swagger, sway, and swing your hips across the dancefloor.

    The Committee meets at night; they are in charge of the Night - and tonight Night Committee is yours.

  • COMMONWEALTH COLLECTORS CLUB  
    June 21

    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!

    Time: 1pm-6pm
    Admission: $3

    Contact commonwealthcollectorsclub@gmail.com for more information.

  • SLED ISLAND PRESENTS: BEN FROST with LOSCIL  
    June 24

    SLED ISLAND PRESENTS: BEN FROST with LOSCIL

    PLUS SARAH DAVACHI, YANKEE YANKEE, SET, PSYCHIC PULLUTION, PIGEON BREEDERS, JOYFULTALK

    Having worked as producer and collaborater with Sled Island alum like Colin Stetson, Swans and Tim Hecker, and having scored several impressive film and stage productions including Solaris, Sleeping Beauty and The Deep, Ben Frost is well-versed in creating evocative, textured soundscapes. His experimental electronic performance is based in post-classical minimalism but features a striking overlay that is both moody and magnetic. Blanketing listeners in emotion, Frost excels as an audio raconteur.

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