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The last couple years have been tough ones for fans of the Wu. Their last album, 8 Diagrams w,as marked by group infighting and public denunciations of the album by Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Still, GZA’s appearance at the Sound Academy is expected to be a great show. GZA (aka. The Genius) will be performing his classic album Liquid Swords in its entirety. The Friday night show will be as much an exercise for head bobbing as it will be for your brain.
This week marks a wack of anniversary shows for some of the city’s most popular DJ nights. Toronto’s longest running party, Bump ‘n’ Hustle will be ringing in its 12th anniversary upstairs at the Rivoli. The popular funky dance party will be ringing in their adolescence with Paul E. Lopes and Mike Tull. For anybody with an itch for some classic Michael Jackson that they can’t scratch, this party is where it’s at.
A Tuesday night staple will be ringing in its eighth anniversary. Footwork Tuesdays has been bringing the best in hip-hop, funk, soul and reggae to Andy Poolhall, and this party looks to be a good one. DJ Fase will be ringing in the night’s birthday with a special set from Starting from Scratch. The next night, Flop House Wednesdays will be ringing in the first year anniversary of the Hush Lamb promotional team at TOI Bar. The night will feature the talents of Nathan Barato, who will also be busy co-spinning a 7-hour set at Footwork on Friday to celebrate the birthday of Carlo Lio, his Roaches partner in crime.
Full listings below.
Thursday, February 7
Rockit @ Andy Poolhall with Circle Research. No cover.
NBA Celebrity Party @ Fluid with Legacy Soundcrew, DJ EV Starr, and Tony Cruz. Free guestlist until 11:30 p.m.
Chinese New Year @ Tonic with Tony D. $5.
Friday, February 8
GZA: Liquid Swords Live @ Sound Academy with 9th Uno and DJ Linx. $20.
CKLN 88.1 DJ Skating Night @ The Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink with DJ Chocolate, DJ Mel Boogie, and Curtis Smith & ODJ. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free.
Fluid Fridays Says Hello to the Fatman @ Fluid with Fatman Scoop, DJ Wikked, DJ Trixx, and Tony Cruz. Free guestlist before 11:30 p.m.
Collage! @ Teranga with Lesley Parlafitt and Pret a Porter. $5.
Deep End Vol. VII @ Revival with The Martinez Bros, Andy Roberts, and Marko Bongo. $15 before 11 p.m., $20 after 12 a.m., $25 after.
Exposed @ Mod Club with DJ Vibe andJeff Button.
Rehab Presents Carlo Lio’s Birthday Celebration with The Roaches (7 hour set).
Saturday, February 9
Treatment @ Footwork with DJ Matt C and Baby Joel. $20.
Bump ‘n’ Hustle @ The Rivoli with Paul E. Lopes and Mike Tull. $10.
DMoney’s Fuckfaces @ Sneaky Dee’s with Barbi, Cryo, Dougie Boom, and Fistfight.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Dance Party! @ Tiger Bar with Chris Thinn, Pat C, Hi Mom, and Traps. $5 after 11 p.m.
Shake a Tail @ Clintons. $5.
More Proof @ Drake Underground with Felix Cartal, Your Boy Brian, Johnny Hockin, and John Friis. $5.
Ferry Corsten @ Guvernment with Tall Paul and Mark Oliver. The Drink: Serge Devant and Manzone & Strong; Orange Room: DJ Aristotle; D’Luxe Lounge: 4 Korners; The Gallery: Deko-ze, Sydney Blu, Kotov and Andre Wilde, and Aleksandra; Acid Lounge: Jon Jon.
Bob Marley Birthday Bash @ Lee’s Palace with The House of David Gang and others. $10 with canned donation.
Rabbit in the Moon @ Sound Academy with LTJ Bukem, DJ Czech, and more.
CiRCA Sideshow @ CiRCA. Main Room: Doman & Pettigrew; Mirror Ballroom: Jedi; SKYY Vodka Cinema: Joe Ghost, Mark Vidovik, and Mike Toste; Washroom Bar: Red Circle DJs.
Sunday, February 10
Cupid’s Nightmare @ Comfort Zone with Deko-ze (6 hour set) and others. $20.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Go Loco Sundays @ The New Basement with DJ Rudee, Paranoid Jack, Flipside, Mute & Laki, and more.
Monday, February 11
Manic Mondays! @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Make it Mondays @ Raq ‘n’ Wak with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Tuesday, February 12
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase and Starting from Scratch. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Wednesday, February 13
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Dfareham. No cover.
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush, Just Phil, and Nathan Barato. No cover.