Photo from Paetec Music Tour.
One of history’s greatest voices will be serenading the Sony Centre tonight as Al Green kicks off the Downtown Jazz Festival. After taking a very long break, The Reverend has been busy in the past few years. He recruited ?uestlove of The Roots for help on the just released Lay It Down. Although there will be plenty of new songs, we hope that Green struts his stuff on classics like “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” the way he did on Soul Train back in the day. Saskatchewan’s Dione Taylor opens the show.
Bring your dancing shoes and your best Cockney accent to Sneaky Dee’s Saturday night for Davy Love’s Retirement Party. The man behind the Brit pop institution Blow-Up is bidding adieu to DJing as he approaches his 40th birthday. While indie rock nights may seem a dime a dozen in a spit that has a venue called The Mod Club, Blow-Up was the only game in town for a long, long time. Love will also be leaving the city soon to pursue some learning. So check out his extended set, as this is one time where you shouldn’t hang the DJ.
It’s time to get intimate with 50 Cent and G-Unit as they perform a show at downtown megaclub CiRCA on Sunday. Fiddy is currently involved in a bit of a tiff with ex G-Unit soldier Young Buck, which escalated after 50 released a taped phone conversation of Buck pleading to remain with G-Unit. That’s some Henry Kissinger shit.
Full listings below.
Thursday, June 19
Al Green @ Sony Centre with Dione Taylor. $32.50 to $82.50
Golden Girls @ Drake Underground with Put The Rifle Down, Syntonics, and St. Mandrew. $5.
Stomp Thursdays @ CiRCA with Cabbie and musical performances by Baba Kahn, Lil Milz, One Touch, Ill Kidz, Snax, Infamous, and Kid Kut. $5 guestlist before midnight.
Lo-Fi @ Loki Lounge with The Beat Fabrikators, Side to Side, and e.k.g.. $10.
Tainted Love @ Andy Poolhall with rotating DJs: DJ Ritz, Corey Dawkins, DJ X, and DJ Fase. No cover.
Bikes Rock! @ CNE with Chameleon Project and DJ Violet. Free.
Friday, June 20
Tittsworth & Dave Nada @ Wrongbar with Nasty Nav. $10 before 11 p.m.
Edumacation @ Drake Underground with DJ Fase. $5.
Ladies Night @ Annex Wreck Room with Andrea Henry. $8 adv.
Rehab Fridays @ Footwork with Deko-ze, Vinyl Junkies, Lee Osborne, and The Roaches. $20.
Hip Hop Karaoke @ Gladstone Hotel. $5.
Boom @ Teranga with T-Wrecks and Pho. $5 after 11 p.m.
Randomland: You Got Glittered @ CiRCA. Main room: Radio Clit, Posso the DJ, Filthy Gorgeous, A.D/D.; SKYY Cinema: Tester, Debaser, Crash, Animal, Caddy Cad, Scarbread; Bathroom Bar: Vaneska, ViVi Diamond. $15.
Saturday, June 21
Make It Funky @ Revival with Mat the Alien vs Fort Knox Five.
Lipstick, Cherry @ Drake Underground. $5.
Fascination @ Andy Poolhall with TNA Soundsystem. $5.
Chronologic @ The Boat. $5.
Max Graham @ Footwork with Vinyl Junkies.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Cozmic Cat. $5 after 11 p.m.
Davy Love Retirement Party @ Sneaky Dees.
Traffic Saturdays @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew, Jedi, Joe Ghost, Mark Vidovik, Mike Toste, Red Circle DJ’s. $20.
Sunday, June 22
Bound By Sound Boatcruise on The River Gambler with Anthony Attalla, Jelo, The Roaches, Neno, Mute & Laki, George William, and Alicia Hush. $40 adv.
G-Unit @ Circa with 50 Cent. $99.50 adv.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Monday, June 23
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with Holly Rock and DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, June 24
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Wednesday, June 25
Connect the Dot: Launch Party @ Revival with Richie Sosa, Rochester aka Juice, Kim Davis, Obie, and Charlie Black. No cover.
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush and YM. No cover.
Loose Joints @ Baby Huey. No cover.
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall. No cover.