Photo by Linnea Helmersson.
There’s something about Sweden and disco that is as perfect as America and apple pie or Toronto and complaining. Following the footsteps of ABBA, Ace of Base, and Robyn onto the dancefloor is critic’s darling, Sally Shapiro. The mysterious singer will be making her first public appearance in North America spinning a set with her producer Johan Agebjorn at Wrongbar on Tuesday. Shapiro has other links to Toronto as Paper Bag Records releases her records in North America. The set will undoubtedly be a preview for her upcoming Remix Romance that hits stores next month.
This Friday marks the successful close of the Harbourfront’s third DJ Skating nights. This final night is being put on by Earwaks.com and will feature Brassmunk producer Agile, TLO, and DJ Marmalade on the decks. The evening is free and runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. There’s nothing quiet like moving your booty on ice and it’s your last chance to pull of a triple sow cow to Tupac.
Every once in awhile, it’s hard to shake the feeling that Toronto is played. Weekends are spent talking about how there’s nothing new in the city but Suba will be hosting a night on Friday that’s never been seen in the city. La Batalla De Los Gallos will be bringing in a number of hungry MCs for a Latin Hip Hop Freestyle Battle. DJ Trambo will be there behind the wheels of steel and local MC, Mic Deliencuente will do a live set.
Thursday, February 28
Rockit @ Andy Poolhall with Circle Research. No cover.
Mod Club Radio @ Mod Club with MRK, Bobbi Guy, and DJ Da Silva. $5 after 11 p.m.
Friday, February 29
Earwaks.com DJ Skating Night @ The Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink with Agile, TLO, and DJ Marmalade. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free.
Bedouin Soundclash @ Sound Academy with Zaki Ibrahim and USS. $22.50 adv.
La Batalla De Los Gallos @ Suba with DJ Trambo and Mic Deliencuente.
Nonstop @ Drake Underground with Nacho Lovers and Sek One. $5.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Pho. $5 after 11 p.m.
Exposed @ Mod Club with Richie Santana and DJ Neno.
Rehab: Deko-ze & Jenn’s Birthday @ Footwork with Deko-ze and Jay Force. $20 before 1 a.m.
Starkillers @ This is London with Austin Leeds, Vinyl Junkies, and The Roaches.
Randomland: Mega Fluorescent @ CiRCA. Main room: Lo-Fi-Fnk (live), Fluo Kids, Afrobots, Low B, The Villians, and A.D/D.; Mirror Ballroom: DJ Heather and Mischief & Frankie; SKYY Cinema: Kid X and Rhynecologist; Bathroom Bar: Vivi Diamond, Vaneksa, and Matt Sims. $15.
Saturday, March 1
Bonobo @ Revival with Elizabeth Shepherd Trio and Medicineman. $20 adv.
Shake a Tail @ Clintons. $5.
Wintersessions World Tour @ Footwork with Hipp-e, Style of Eye, and Mike Gleeson. $15 with guestlist.
Parkdale Motherfucker @ Wrongbar with Shit La Merde and Nasty Nav. $5 after 12 a.m.
Dub and Beyond @ Andy Poolhall with Peoples Republic, Marcus Visionary, Version Xcursion, and DJ Red Note. $5 after 10 p.m.
Bob Sinclair @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew. $25 before 1 a.m.
Goin’ Steady @ The Boat. $5.
Spin Saturdays @ Guvernment with Mark Oliver and The Roaches. The Drink: Manzone & Strong and Joee Cons; Orange Room: 4 Korners; D’Lux Lounge: DJ Wristpect and MC Sir LanceLot; Acid Lounge: Nuera, Aleksandra, and Kotov & Wilde; Gallery: Nasty Nav and Fierce Helder.
Sunday, March 2
Clash Sundays @ Tattoo Rock Parlour with Jeremy Dawson, Le Castle Vania, and Nasty Nav. $10.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Club Loco @ New Basement with DJ Rudee, Paranoid Jack, Flipside, Mute & Laki, and more.
Mass @ CZ with rotating DJs. New hours: 4 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Monday, March 3
Make it Mondays @ Raq ‘n’ Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, March 4
Sally Shapiro and Johan Agebjorn (DJ set) @ Wrongbar with Woodhands (DJ set) and Will Munro.
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Wednesday, March 5
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall. No cover.
Higher Ground @ Octapus with Jason Palma.
Mean Business @ Social with Dave Nada, Jokers of the Scene, and Fistfight.