The Rump Shaker: April 10–16
Since its opening last October, Wrongbar has been a blessing to the Parkdale area. This Friday, it’ll be hosting the second edition of the Stone’s Throw Move Toronto party. The respected California indie hip hop and funk label will be sending off one of its biggest stars as Madlib spins a set. One half of Madvillian and Jaylib, Madlib also releases records under his Quasimoto guise. He will be joined by label mates Egon and Jamie Strong.
After spending most of last year touring, Thunderheist will be kicking off their first hometown show of the year on Friday. The electro-rap duo are known for their sexy jams and will most likely be releasing their debut album later on this year. They’ve been getting write-ups everywhere including Urb, in which frontwoman Isis says, “We make a very strong effort that when you come to the show, someone’s getting pregnant.” Whether or not that will entice you or unnerve you, Thunderheist will be joined on the Lee’s Palace stage by Bonjay and vitaminsforyou.
The Never Forgive Action crew are celebrating the one year anniversary of their popular Hip Hop Karaoke with some massive juice. Masta Ace of Marley Marl’s pioneering Juice Crew will be hosting and performing at Thursday’s anniversary. Unlike other old school MCs, Masta Ace is still releasing acclaimed records and is a respected live act. For bedroom MCs in the city, this is a great opportunity to see a living legend kicking back.
Full listings below.
Thursday, April 10
Parkdale Crew Proper @ Wrongbar with Dirty 30 and Don Cash.
Hip-Hop Karaoke: One Year Anniversary @ Revival with Masta Ace, Abdominal, More or Les, Dalia, Numeric, and Ted Dancin’. $15.
Friday, April 11
Fools Gold Tour 08 @ State Theatre with A-Trak, Sinden, Sammy Bananas, Jokers of the Scene, and Nacho Lovers. $15 adv.
Stones Throw Move Toronto @ Wrongbar with Madlib, Egon, and Jamie Strong. $15 adv.
Thunderheist @ Lee’s Palace with Bonjay and vitaminsforyou. $10 adv.
Get Lucky @ Z with Shit La Merde. $5.
Doing it to Death @ The Boat. $5 after 11 p.m.
Insomnia Goes to Rehab @ Footwork with Vinyl Junkies, Joee Cons, Kotov & Andre Wilde, and Aleksandra.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Dalia. $5 after 11 p.m.
Randomland: What About Blobs? @ CiRCA with Matthew Dear, A.D/D., and Fist Fight. $15.
Deep End 1 Year Anniversary @ Revival with Teddy Douglas, Andy Roberts, and Sacha Williamson. $15.
Funk My Soul 3 @ Empire Lounge with Starting From Scratch and DJ Pplus. $10 before 11 p.m.
Saturday, April 12
Body Rox @ Footwork with Nick Bridges, Simon Jain, Jason Myles, and Pete Daris.
Estelle @ Mod Club with DJ Mensa. $20 adv.
Do Right! Saturdays @ Supermarket with DJ John Kong, DJ Fase, Circle Research, and Abdominal. $5 before 11 p.m.
Hilife! @ Andy Poolhall with Abacus and Lupo. $5.
Are You There God? It’s Me, DANCE PARTY! @ Tiger Bar with Pat C, Hi Mom, and Chris Kill. $5 after 11 p.m.
Swagger Blaster @ The Augusta House with TASC, Tom Wrecks, Sek One, and Caff. $5.
Autechre @ Lee’s Palace. $20.
Traffic @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew, DJ Addy, Neno, DJ Jedi, Red Circle DJs and Jason Myles.
Fuck Faces: DMoney vs More Proof @ Sneaky Dee’s with Dougie Boom, Colin Bergh, Syntonics, Your Boy Brian, and Fist Fight. No cover before 11 p.m.
Sunday, April 13
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek. $5.
Thunderpussy @ Bovine Sex Club with ViVi Diamond and Guy Michael.
Monday, April 14
T-Pain and Family Playlist Tour @ Phoenix with Jay Lyriq, Tay Dizm, Sophia Fresh, and Reddy Fox. $29.50 adv.
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, April 15
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Wednesday, April 16
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Mez and Matt Medley. No cover.
Hot Chip @ Phoenix.
Photo by Moritz.