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  • SMALLTOWN SUNDAY PRESENTS: DJ PUMP  
    August 31

    SMALLTOWN SUNDAY PRESENTS: DJ PUMP

    In a world so often plagued by mediocrity, it’s depressingly common to have to endure run-of-the-mill DJ's. Here to save the day, DJ PUMP stands out as being unique in his delivery and exquisite talent. Pump’s abilities are only measured by a few, while his range stretches the boundaries of turntablism and what it means to be a true party DJ. The balance of musical value and skills. DJ’s that can do both are the DJ’s worth remembering and Pump is on that alpha list.
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  • eMC NORTHERN EXPOSURE TOUR  
    September 14

    eMC NORTHERN EXPOSURE TOUR

    MASTA ACE, WORDSWORTH, STRICKLIN AND PUNCHLINE

    Great rhymes plus great beats equals great music! This is the formula that any hip-hop artist truly dedicated to their craft should choose to live by. The hip-hop world is constantly looking for a breath of fresh air. Well hip-hop fans need to look no further. Take a deep breath, inhale and become intoxicated by the sounds of the super-group eMC!

    Formed in 2007, eMC is comprised of four spectacular lyricists: the Milwaukee born phenom Stricklin, the widely respected NYC duo and “Lyricist Lounge” emcees Punchline & Wordsworth and the legendary Brooklyn-bred, former Juice Crew member Masta Ace.

  • 10 at 10  
    September 17

    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.

  • RICH AUCOIN  
    September 18

    RICH AUCOIN

    X92.9′s XPOSURE SHOW & UNION EVENTS PRESENT art indie-rock preacher, part wonder-kind, Aucoin's We're All Dying To Live is a musical scrapbook compiling over 500 musicians, friends and fans from across Canada. We're All Dying To Live is a testament to the metamorphic magic of music. "The record is really about making big life decisions or at least about thinking about those decisions and how to live one's life," says Aucoin Unlike his debut Personal Publication (2007), an EP that synchs to Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, We're All Dying To Live is a very public affair. From St. John's, NL to Dawson City, YK, Rich invited everyone and anyone who wanted to be on the record. From multiple choirs to some of Canada's finest musicians, we were all dying to sing. Much like the makings of We're All Dying To Live, Aucoin wants to be surrounded by everyone he knows and loves and everyone he has yet to know and love every night forevermore. Cash in your golden ticket to an all inclusive electro-pop dance explosion.
  • HIP-HOP KARAOKE  
    September 29

    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.

  • ART BERGMANN with GUESTS  
    October 2

    ART BERGMANN with GUESTS

    PRESENTED 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  
    October 5

    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.

    Time: 1pm-6pm
    Admission: $3

  • KEYS N KRATES + GLADIATOR + THUGLI  
    October 5

    KEYS N KRATES + GLADIATOR + THUGLI

    EVERY 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.
  • CONSTANTINES with GUESTS  
    October 9

    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 SLOAN  
    October 15

    an evening with SLOAN

    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.
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