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Hot Ticket for the week of October 16 - 22

Thursday, October 19 - Toronto's music scene is on the rise because of bands that can easily change things up quickly, just like The Born Ruffians. The band, which has already been signed to XL and WARP, is having its EP-release party this Thursday. The debut album will be available (for the first time ever) for a measly $5. Dance party will follow. $5, Neutral (349a College). --Garry

Friday, October 20 - Girl Talk's recent Night Ripper album bulldozes through 150 samples in 40-odd minutes with razor-sharp cut n paste mixing. From the everybody-sing-along-now rock choruses and cheesy top 40 anthems to vicious electro synth stabs and raucous rap refrains--the pace promises to be fast and furious. And your booty will surely follow suit, shakin a-merrily. $15 advance, Spin Gallery (1100 Queen W), doors 8pm. --Panthea

Saturday, October 21 - A million dance parties in Toronto and only one seems to capture the essence of being true to its 60s French-pop culture. Okay, okay, fine. ZOI ZOI is the only 60s French-pop dance night in Toronto--that's exactly what makes it so unique. But yes, ZOI ZOI is a swingin' monthly party that goes down at The Boat. To makes things a bit more interesting, this month, it will be a party within a party as ZOI ZOI will be celebrating its one year anniversary. $5, The Boat (158 Augusta), doors 10pm. --Garry

[Photo credit: Born Ruffians]


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