Radar: Cameron House Records Launch Party, Hamid Drake Interface, City Nights With DJ BARBI, TWM: Hue, Bon Chapeau, Say Domino, & The Strange, Goin' Steady, Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND
MUSIC | Cameron House Records Launch Party
Tonight could be an important date in Toronto music history. The Cameron House, a staple venue in the Queen West music scene since 1981, is already a vital part of the city's musical heritage, and continues to host more live music every week than even the most die-hard scenester could manage to take in. This evening's bash at The Great Hall will celebrate the launch of Cameron House Records, an extension of the venue's presence in the Tdot music scene. Jadea Kelly, Jack Marks, John Borra and others make of a sample of tonight's featured performers and guests, with Run With The Kittens filling the headliner slot.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West), 8PM $20
MUSIC | Hamid Drake Interface
Considered one of the most happening contemporary jazz drummers, Hamid Drake has played with David Murray, Fred Anderson, William Parker, and other artists who have shaped the sound of modern jazz. Drake will be in town tonight and tomorrow to collab with a host of prominent local improvisers. Both nights will feature a different combination of players, so do check the event link for more details.
The Imperial Pub (54 Dundas Street East) 8PM $15
CLUBS | City Nights With DJ BARBI
DJ Barbi is at the helm at your fave butcher shop-cum-hip-hang tonight, with an eclectic and globe-trottin' mix that will heat up your Saturday night. Promised sounds and grooves include everything from "Italo Disco" to funk, punk, house, and more.
Czehoski (678 Queen Street West) 10PM FREE
MUSIC | TWM: Hue, Bon Chapeau, Say Domino, & The Strange
Rancho's got your indie rock needs covered tonight with another exciting Saturday showcase! The Strange start the evening off with a re-jigged lineup and sound, followed by Say Domino! from London. Then Bon Chapeau's "indie-pop" stylings take over, and the last set of the evening will be delivered by local power-pop outfit, Hue.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 9PM $6
OTHER EVENTS ON OUR SATURDAY RADAR
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23RD
MUSIC | Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Tonight concludes the annual Gordon Lightfoot Tribute that will fill Hugh's Room. You are advised to arrive early or miss out on a stellar lineup of established local talent giving back to a Canadian legend. Jory Nash, Lori Cullen, Elizabeth Sheppard, The Good Brothers, and others will make this a musical night to remember.
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $37.50
COMEDY | Sunday Night Live! w/Mike Kiss & HotKid!
End the weekend with a laugh at The Comedy Bar tonight. Mike Kiss will be providing some much needed comic relief to counter the January "blahs". There may be some scatological humour at work here - consider yourself warned... HotKid! will be the musical guest.
The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 9:30PM FREE
FILM | Toronto Film Society presents: Film Buffet Double Bill
Another awesome vintage double-bill, brought to you by the Toronto Film Society. The 1941 film "Sleeper's West" begins the double feature with a tale of "trouble" for protagonist Mike Shayne who has it coming at him from all sides, and must escort a witness to a dangerous mob trial. Our second feature is "Scandal Sheet" from 1951, a NYC-based tale of murder, lies and deception.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 2PM $15
COMEDY | Laugh Sabbath
Join Poppa Proppa, dubbed "Canada's Oldest Prop Comic" as he hosts an evening of comedy at The Rivoli. Billed as "[a] goddamn variey show", this night of laughs will feature a strong lineup of comics, including Chris Locke, Steve Scholtz, Kathleen Philips, and many more.
The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West) 8:30PM $5
MORE SUNDAY EVENTS
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