Photo from Skratch Bastid.
It’s a night of east coast hip hop at the Danforth Music Hall on Friday. Acclaimed party-rocking DJ Skratch Bastid will be manning the decks first as an opening act and then accompanying Buck 65, who headlines the night. The Halifax-raised DJ is well-known for his Imperial Death March beat juggling routine and is an accomplished turntablist. Recently, he laced Buck 65’s latest album Situation, which has produced a video for “Dang!” The two will be joined by Edmonton’s finest, Cadence Weapon, who recently dropped his critically acclaimed sophomore album Afterparty Babies.
Cozy and showcasing some of the city’s best DJing talent, Footwork rings in its third year anniversary this weekend. Friday is the warm up as resident DJs Sydney Blu, The Roaches, Vinyl Junkies, and more will be manning the decks for the club’s weekly Rehab night. Saturday is the official birthday date and Chicago house DJ, Green Velvet will be in town to get the party going. While he may be a born again Christian, it doesn’t mean that Green Velvet has forsaken the sweet ecstasy that comes with rocking a dancefloor.
Fresh off her American stage debut at the intimate party known as Coachella, French singer/songwriter/rapper Yelle will be rocking The Opera House on Wednesday. While the vast majority of the audience won’t understand her French lyrics (shame on us!), her infectious beats and energy will more than make up for it. Her single, “Je Veux Te Voir” is not only crazy catchy but is apparently a diss to French rapper Cuizinier and was originally called “Short Dick Cuizi.” Fuck; that’s gangster!
Full listings below.
Thursday, April 24
Apples @ Slack’s with DJ doctor BAGGIE. No cover.
Yellow Pills @ Augusta House with The Dress Whites. $5.
Lifelike @ The Social with Swear Words and Johnny Hockin.
Tainted Love @ Andy Poolhall with rotating DJs: DJ Ritz, Corey Dawkins, DJ X, and DJ Fase. No cover.
Friday, April 25
Buck 65 @ Danforth Music Hall with Cadence Weapon, and Skratch Bastid. $22.50.
Rehab @ Footwork with Sydney Blu, The Roaches, Vinyl Junkies, Jay Force, and Jon Jon. $10 with guestlist.
Yo! Butter @ Tiger Bar with Word Burglar and DJ Co-op. $5.
Dimitri From Paris @ This is London with Manzone & Strong.
Shit La Merde @ Sneaky Dee’s with DJ Pammm and Femme Generation. $5.
Exposed @ Mod Club with Saeed Younan and DJ Addy.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Orly and Pho. $5 after 11 p.m.
Non Stop @ Drake Underground with Fistfight and Grahmzilla. $5.
Randomland @ CiRCA with VND/LSM, Burns, A.D/D., Barbi, Vaneska, ViVi Diamond, and Matt Sims. $15.
Saturday, April 26
Northern State @ Mod Club with DRI and Shitt Hottt. $15 adv.
Benny Benassi @ Guvernment with Mark Oliver.
Shake a Tail @ Clinton’s. $5.
Green Velvet @ Footwork with Lee Osborne and The Roaches. $25.
Yo! Remember the 90’s @ Augusta House with DJ Dylan McKay, Dale Cooper, and Uncle Phil. $5.
Rusko @ Levack Block with XI, Sek One, and Matt Carl. $10.
Kensington Station @ Neu+ral. $5.
Do Right! Saturday @ Supermarket with DJ Fase, John Kong, Circle Research, and Abdominal. $5.
Dynasty Dance Party @ Gladstone Ballroom. No cover.
Dirty Bird @ Wrongbar with Claude Von Stroke, Worthy, and Nasty Nav. $15 adv.
Footprints @ El Mocambo.
Fascination @ Andy Poolhall with TNA Soundsystem. $5.
Traffic @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew, Addy, Neno, DJ Jedi, Red Circle DJs & Jason Myles.
Sunday, April 27
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Thunderpussy @ Bovine Sex Club with ViVi Diamond and Guy Michael.
Monday, April 28
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, April 29
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Kae Sun @ Supermarket. $10.
Wednesday, April 30
Yelle @ The Opera House with GrandMarnier, Tepr, and Vaneska. $17.50 adv.
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Fathom and Matt Medley. No cover.