The Rump Shaker: March 13–19
Photo by Caesar Sebastian.
Justice brings their gigantic glowing cross and their hot electro-house beats to the city on Monday. While the Sound Academy (ex-The Docks) is usually an awkward place to see music, it’s well suited for this show. There will be plenty of space for people to “D.A.N.C.E.” and the duo has a sound large enough to match the venue. They’ll be joined by fellow Parisian Busy P and Fancy at the show. Here’s a clip of them performing a hometown show and their video for “DVNO”. There are also rumours circulating that Justice will be playing a secret show the next day at a smaller venue.
It’s been three weeks since the horrible Queen Street West fire and many places have pitched in with noble fundraisers. Footwork joins in on the benevolence with a Saturday fundraiser for two residents that lost everything in the blaze. The Kerrity Queen St. Fire Fundraiser will be a night of dancing for good. It will be headlined by second-wave house legend DJ Sneak. In addition to being extraordinarily cool for choosing to relocate to Toronto from Chicago, DJ Sneak gets bonus cool points for penning the lyrics to Daft Punk’s “Digital Love”. Mario J, Nitin and Ludikris will be joining in on the festivities.
Kensington haunt Teranga turns one this month and will be ringing in their birthday. DJs from two of their most popular dance nights Svensk! and Not Guilty will be supplying the music. Teranga will serve the Senegalese snacks. It’s up to you to provide the sweet, sweet dance moves.
Full listings below.
Thursday, March 13
Rockit @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Miss Kittie and Circle Research. No cover.
Friday, March 14
Rehab @ Footwork with Steve Porter and Sydney Blu. $20 before 1 a.m.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Cozmic Cat and DJ Dalia. $5 after 11 p.m.
Exposed @ Mod Club with D-Formation, Addy, and Simon Jain.
(Bang The) Room Party @ 751. No cover.
Boom @ Teranga with Pho and Tom Wrecks. $5 after 11 p.m.
Wassabi Collective @ El Mocambo. $15.
God Made Me Funky @ Opera House with Jason Palma. $15 adv.
Randomland: Reconnected @ CiRCA. Main room: DJ Dan, Hatiras, Kenny Glasgow + Mario J, and Stretch & Hooker; Ballroom: Jesse Rose, Bang Gang vs Turbo Records, and Wayne Mealing; SKYY Cinema: Robb G, Big League Chu, Slip n Slide, Sniper & Mystical Influence, and Marcus Visionary; Washroom Bar: Andy Reid, Tommy Outlaw, and Matt Sims. $20 before 11 p.m. $25 after.
Saturday, March 15
Parkdale, Motherfucker @ Wrongbar with Shit La Merde and Nasty Nav. $5 after midnight.
Lipstick, Cherry @ Drake Underground with Bronson Lee and DJ Pammm. $5.
Shake a Tail @ Clintons. $5.
Everyone’s a DJ @ Tiger Bar with many, many DJs. No cover.
Gnarly @ Sneaky Dees with Diemonds, Rok One, Dougie Boom, and Barbi + Cryo.
Teranga’s 1st Birthday Party with Svensk! DJs and DJ Shaniqua. $5.
Chronologic @ The Boat with Goin’ Steady DJs.
The Kerrity Queen St. Fire Fundraiser @ Footwork with DJ Sneak, Mario J, Nitin, and Ludikris. $20.
Spin Saturdays @ Guvernment with Mark Oliver and Vinyl Junkies. The Drink: Manzone & Strong and Greg Gow; Orange Room: 4 Korners; D’Lux Lounge: DJ Wristpect and MC Sir LanceLot; Acid Lounge: The Explicit Sounds of YM; Gallery: Shit La Merde and Fistfight.
Sunday, March 16
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Thunderpussy @ Bovine Sex Club with ViVi Diamond and Guy Michael.
Mass @ CZ with rotating DJs. $20.
Monday, March 17
Justice @ Sound Academy with Busy P and Fancy. $28.50 adv.
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, March 18
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Wednesday, March 19
FlopHouse Wednesday @ TOI Bar with Peko, Alicia Hush, and Pete Daris. No cover.
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall. No cover.
Hump Day Bump @ Gladstone Melody Bar with Cozmic Cat and Sammy. No cover.
Mean Business @ The Social with Rye Rye, Grahmzilla, and Fistfight.