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It’s Easter weekend, and it’s the perfect time to resurrect your love of psy-trance. Israeli goa dance pioneers Infected Mushroom return to Toronto as part of the Guvernment’s massive Decadance party on Thursday. They’ll be joined by hometown heroes MSTRKRFT and famed boyfriend to pseudo-celebrities DJ AM. Since the party takes place in the entire Guvernment and Koolhaus complex, get ready to have your elbows ready when trying to walk around.
If you’re looking for something more low key to kick off the long weekend, the Gladstone Hotel is hosting an interesting event this Thursday. Spins and Needles: Craft + DJ Night is exactly what it sounds like. The Ottawa-based travelling party provides people with materials and instructions to create an art project. DJs Jason Pelletier, Kris Steeves, (sic)adelic, and Will Munro will supply the funky beats.
One of the hottest tickets this year has been Saturday’s Chromeo show at the Opera House. The self-described “only successful Arab/Jewish collaboration since the beginning of time” is guaranteed to make your feet move and heart swoon. The New York City by way of Montreal duo will also be spinning a DJ set later that night at The Shared Loft for all of you “Needy Girls” out there.
Full listings below.
Thursday, March 20
Spins and Needles: Craft + DJ Night @ Gladstone Hotel with Jason Pelletier, Kris Steeves, (sic)adelic, and Will Munro. $7.
Rockit @ Andy Poolhall with Circle Research. No cover.
Theory @ Footwork with John B, Frankie Gunns, Gremlinz, Enygma, and Maniak.
David Guetta @ CiRCA with Pablo Ceballos and Doman + Pettigrew. $35-45.
Decadance @ The Guvernment with MSTRKRFT, DJ AM, Infected Mushroom, Sander van Doorn, Mark Oliver, Boys Noize, Team Canada, Blank & Jones, Exacta, and more. $30-45 adv.
Friday, March 21
Exposed @ Mod Club with Carlos Fauvrelle, Slok, and Jeff Button.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Pho. $5 after 11 p.m.
Hip-Hop Karaoke @ The Boat. $5.
D-Money @ Drake Underground with DJ Fase and DJ Grouch. $5.
Now Magazine: The Next Shit @ Wrongbar wtih Isis, Empire, Theology 3, Kamau, DJ Nana, and Mindbender. $10 adv.
Randomland: Lost Secrets of Outer Space @ CiRCA with Simian Mobile Disco, Junior Sanchez, VND & LSM, and more.
Saturday, March 22
Chromeo @ Opera House with Lets Go To War and DJ Barbi. $33.50.
Chromeo after party @ The Shared Loft with Chromeo (DJ set), Josh Madden, Sandra, STA, and C’Los. $15.
Saddle Up! @ Canadian Corps Hall. $5.
Shake a Tail @ Clintons. $5.
Retrofusion: The Love Experience/Spring Fling @ Gladstone Hotel. $15.
Cherry Bomb @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Cozmic Cat. $6.
D-Money @ Drake Underground with Chris Harris, Dinamo, Fist Fight, and Dana D. $5.
Traffic Saturdays @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew, DJ Addy, Neno, DJ Jedi, and Red Circle DJs & DJ Jason Myles.
Make It Funky: 3 Year Anniversary @ Revival with Tittsworth, DJ Swamp, Rhythmicru, and Big League Chu vs Dave Saddler. $20 adv.
Chris Lake @ Footwork with Baby Joel, Vinyl Junkies, and Owen Thomas. $20 before 1 a.m.
Sunday, March 23
Riot in Belgium and Headman @ Wrongbar with STA and VND & LSM. $15.
Wavelength @ Sneaky Dee’s with Lioness, Syntonics, and Minisystem. PWYC.
Steve Bug @ Footwork with Terence Kissner and Lee Osbourne. $20 before 12 a.m., $25 after.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Reggae Sundays Launch Party @ Drake Underground with DJ House Shoes. $5.
Steve Bug @ Footwork with Terrence Kissner, Lee Osborne and Derivative. $20 before midnight, $25 after.
Monday, March 24
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, March 25
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Wednesday, March 26
FlopHouse Wednesday @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush, Vinyl Junkies, and the Explicit Sounds of Ym. No cover.
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall. No cover.
Hump Day Bump @ Gladstone Hotel with DJs May and Shane. No cover.