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Everybody’s favourite Elastica video directin’, acclaimed stencilin’, and self-proclaimed “super Indian babe” is rocking the Sound Academy stage on Monday. What can be said about M.I.A. that hasn’t been said before? She’s so talented that she can make a song about robbing you and you can’t not dance to it. The multitalented Ms. Arulpragasam will be joined by local upstarts Holy Fuck, who you have to wonder after four years how they feel about their band name. The official afterparty goes down at Wrongbar with DJ sets from Low B of Hollertronix and Top Billin’ DJ’s.
The venerable open format monthly Foot Prints celebrates its sixth year anniversary at the El Mocambo this Saturday. Resident DJs Jason Palma, General Eclectic, and DJ Stu will be playing a mixture of latin funk, soul, and other styles of ass-shaking music. The group will also be inviting Rock Steady Crew member Bobbito Garcia. Also known as DJ Cucumberslice and once Kool Bob Love, Garcia has had a busy life. A one-time radio DJ, Garcia has written a comprehensive history on pre-Nike dominated sneaker culture in New York City. He’s also an ESPN personality and perhaps an over-flashy point guard. But can he DJ? Find out this Saturday although the answer is most likely yes.
For people that prefer to do their dancing to shimmering guitar tones, layered keyboards and impassioned Anglo vocals, then Kensington Station is the place for you. The weekly party at Neutral has become an institution for Brit pop lovers in the city and resident DJs Shit La Merde and DJ Lawrence definitely hold it down. However, this Saturday there will also be a set from Put The Rifle Down, who are prepping their debut for buzz label, S.L.U. Records. Their jams are pretty good.
Full listings below.
Thursday, May 29
Famou$ Players DJs @ Drake Underground. Pay what you can.
No Bra @ The Beaver.
Tainted Love @ Andy Poolhall with rotating DJs: DJ Ritz, Corey Dawkins, DJ X, and DJ Fase. No cover.
Friday, May 30
Jully Black and Raul Midon @ Music Hall. $27.50.
The Roaches (5 hour extended set) @ Footwork with Vinyl Junkies. $10 with guestlist.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Pho. $5 after 11 p.m.
Activator @ Wrongbar with Egyptian Lover, Jamie Jupiter, Dougie Boom, Cryo, and Barbi. $10 before 11 p.m.
Golden Girls @ 751.
Movement! @ Super Market with John Kong and Paul E. Lopes.
Can I Live?! @ Augusta House. $5 for guys.
Yacht Rock IV @ The Boat. $5.
Pawnshop Fridays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush, YM, and Lee Osborne. No cover.
Kaskade @ This is London with Manzone & Strong.
John Creamer @ Mod Club with DJ Addy.
Randomland: Black Magic @ CiRCA with Motor (live), AC Slater, A.D/D., and Vaneska; Skyy Cinema: Masia One, Robb G, Ill Gates, Rollin Cash, and Pr.incest; Bathroom Bar: Cindy KM and ViVi Diamond. $15.
Saturday, May 31
Tom Wrecks & Tasc vs Smalltown DJ’s vs Low B @ Shared Loft. $10 before 2 a.m.
Non Stop @ Drake Underground with Fistfight, Jokers of the Scene, and Top Billin’. $5.
Shake a Tail @ Clinton’s. $5.
Block Party @ Levack Block with Numeric and Dalia. No cover.
Foot Prints 6th Year Anniversary @ El Mocambo with Bobbito Garcia. $12 adv.
Traffic @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew, Addy, Neno, DJ Jedi, Red Circle DJs & Jason Myles.
Treatment: Pimps N’ Ho’s @ Footwork with Michelangelo, Matt C, and Baby Joel. m
Kensington Station @ Neutral with DJ Lawrence, Shit La Merde, and Put The Rifle Down. $5.
Do Right! Saturday @ Super Market with DJ Fase, Circle Research, John Kong, and Abdominal. $5.
Spin @ Guvernment with Christopher Lawrence, Mark Oliver; The Drink: Manzone & Strong; Orange Room: Faction Sound Crew, 4 Korners; D’Luxe Lounge: DJ Wristspect, MC Sir Lancelot; Acid Lounge: Julien Loreto; Gallery: Deko-ze, Sydney Blu, Greg Gow, Alexsandra.
Sunday, June 1
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Thunderpussy @ Bovine Sex Club with ViVi Diamond and Guy Michael.
Monday, June 2
M.I.A. @ Sound Academy with Holy Fuck. $33.50.
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with Holly Rock and DJ Shannon. No cover.
The Official M.I.A. Afterparty @ Wrongbar with Low B, Top Billin’ DJ’s, and Nasty Nav. $10 without M.I.A. ticket stub.
Tuesday, June 3
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Wednesday, June 4
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush and YM. No cover.
Queer Wednesdays @ Gladstone Melody Bar with Miles Smyth and Kyle Paul Yip. No cover.