THE HOOD INTERNET with GUESTSPRESENTED BY NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA
As the name that they go by suggests, The Hood Internet are quite clearly an act in thrall to the possibilities that the internet has opened up, these past few years, for hip hop as a genre; it’s especially true of alternative hip hop, whereby artists play by different rules and experiment more than the mainstream side of the style would really allow. The Chicago duo – comprised of ABX and STV SLV – were primarily concerned with mashing up other hip hop tracks to begin with, after they formed in 2007, but have since gone on to pursue original material, in the form of their one album to date, FEAT; the album features underground guest spots form the likes of Tobacco, Class Actress and Cadence Weapon. In addition, the pair have also pursued slightly sillier things, like Album Tacos, a series of photoshopped classic album covers with tacos covering the original content, but they’ve also played live sets, which has seen them mash up classic hip hop cuts in a slick and often comical manner; it’s little wonder, then, that they’ve managed to carve out a cult fanbase, one that’s no doubt eagerly awaiting the next move from the duo in the studio.
WILLA with LANGUAGE ARTS**EARLY BASEMENT SHOW**
Her voice is her identity; her voice carries memories, vulnerabilities, pain, sadness, happiness, freedom, and herself. It's her best friend and worst enemy. Now we hear and feel that voice wrapped in sounds from a dream. The growls, whispers, and sighs of what's been created, brings the music to a whole new place. Paired with Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother (cowriter/ producer), Willa’s new album is the birth of an electro-pop heavyweight. http://www.willamusic.com/
LANGUAGE ARTS (TORONTO):
Language Arts ranges from beckoning choruses with bright hooks to meandering, lyrical sagas. Insights poke out with subtle nuances, sparkling and inquisitive. http://language-arts.net/
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.
DEAR ROUGE with RAH RAHPRESENTED BY LIVE NATION
While bands often spend their early days discovering their musical directions and vying for visibility, the story of Vancouver’s Dear Rouge is something unique and almost unheard of in Canada. The band is led by husband and wife duo Drew and Danielle McTaggart. Between the two of them, they carry years of touring and recording with multiple bands and different musical ventures. Drew and Danielle met in these days of initial musical exploration. Both driven by a passion to create energetic music with a creative backbone, they formed Dear Rouge and their debut EP Heads Up Watch Out.
FREDDIE GIBBS with HUMBLE GIANTS & MAXJULLIAN
Freddie Gibbs is an American rapper best known for being one of XXL Magazine's ten Freshmen of 2010. He was previously signed to Interscope Records before being let go from his deal without an official record being released. He has released five mixtapes since his first in 2005 including Live From Gary, Indiana, Big Bizness, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik and Str8 Killa No Filla. The Str8 Killa EP was released 3rd August. His debut LP Baby-Faced Killa and The Devil's Palace, a collaborative project with The Alchemist, were both released in 2012. He then would go on to release Cold Day in Hell in 2012, and ESGN in 2013. In 2014, Gibbs released Pinata, a collaborative album with producer Madlib, and The Tonite Show, another collaborative album with The World's Freshest. Gibbs is currently working on his new LP, Lifestyles of The Insane, aiming to be released in 2015.
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.
COMMONWEALTH HALLOWEEN WEEKENDFRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH || SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST
DOORS AT 8PM BOTH NIGHTS
WORLD FAMOUS FRIDAYS HALLOWEEN || DISORIENTAL & YUNG NINO || $15 AT THE DOOR
MODERN VINTAGE SATURDAYS HALLOWEEN || IVAN RANKIC, DJ HEEBZ & ROY LT || $15 AT THE DOOR
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)
Thursday 10/8 at 9:00PM
PRESENTED BY NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA
Saturday 10/10 at 7:00PM
**EARLY BASEMENT SHOW**