Events/Parties In Toronto [August 3-9]

By Stuart Oakes, Cover Photo Via Orchid Tapes

An (incomplete) cool list of stuff in Toronto this week! Let us know if we missed something or if there is something we should know. Have fun, be safe, and go somewhere you wouldn’t normally go!

Wednesday, August 3

  • Meow Meow – Queer Social
    – “Meow Meow is a queer social that happens every wednesday. not a loud dance party, but a place to hang out, meet new people. chill with friends. etc etc. you know ~ community is a thing. allies are welcome too.”
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W) All Ages
    – 8PM, Free
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  • Patron Saints Of Plagues/Cadillacs And Cadavers/The Scarlet Fever/Amy’s Arms/Dearly Bereft
    – @ Coalition: T.O. (282 Augusta Ave) All Ages
    – 8PM, $10 adv/$15 door
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  • Isolation Party/Numb Tongues/Space Case/Joncro
    – @ D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St W)
    – 8PM, $5
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  • Troubleshooting v16-HVAC Edition
    – “It’s high cooling season! In celebration of the Tranzac staying cool, Nicolas will be playing through a section of ducting that was recently removed.”
    – @ Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave)
    – 7:30PM, $??
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  • When Comes The Buse?
    – “…featuring the world premiere release of Buse 1, produced by sonic artist, Dave Rodgers.”
    – @ Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave)
    – 9PM, $??
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  • Alice K & Tiff Wu
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St)
    – 6PM, PWYC
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  • We Stand With Orlando – A Fundraiser with Michele Nox/Scott Hardware/Max Mohenu/Dex Donoe/DJ Shî Shî Lavoie
    – “all proceeds will be donated directly to Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund.”
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St)
    – 9PM, $10
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  • Night Shift 039 with TheNightsOwls/Pucci/Just my Luck
    – @ Eden Hall (193 Baldwin St)
    – 10PM, Free
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Thursday, August 4

  • Vast Asleep
    – “live 90s-y2k-beyond hip hop classics”
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W)
    – 9PM, $?
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  • Sink Tapes/Weather Weather/Steady Hussle
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St)
    – 7PM, $??
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  • Broadway Draws/The Lipstick Junkies/Jammer’s Waffle House/Chladny
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St)
    – 9PM, $8
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  • Toronto Ska Fest Day 1: Adam’s mind/The Skadoos/Lou-Dog & The Bad Rash/Lazy Slang/The Harmonauts
    – @ The Garrison (1197 Dundas St W)
    – 8:30PM, $10-$27
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  • Peaches/The Hidden Cameras
    – @ Massey Hall (178 Victoria St)
    – 8PM, $18-94-29.5
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  • Forn/Demonic Possessor/Yellow Eyes
    – @ Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave)
    – 8PM, $10 adv/$12 door
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  • Electricladyland (A Queer Electro Dance Party)
    – “A queer synthy dance party, playing all and only female and gender-expansive electro artists. Expect loads of…”
    – @ The Beaver (1192 Queen St W)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Automaticamore
    – “The euro cup spirit lives on as Diana McNally and Daniel Zabawa play electronic records from benelux, italy, sweden, france, montreal (close enough) and beyond.”
    – @ Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Innit Vol. 1 with Freeza Chin/Jayemkayem
    – “Garage. Grime. Bass.”
    – @ Bambi’s (1265 Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, Free before midnight/$5 after
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  • HouseU: Bodyworks/Wess & Friends
    – @ Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, Free
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  • Dancing On The Pier – Funk, Soul, R&B
    – “Learn to dance to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands on Torontoʼs waterfront. Inspired by Harbourfront Centreʼs summer festivals, styles range from bolero to big band and everything in between.”
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – 7PM, Free?
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Friday, August 5

  • Answer With Metal/Supernauts/ Ol’ Time Moonshine/Red Kitty
    – @ Coalition: T.O. (282 Augusta Ave) 19+
    – 9PM, $10
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  • Sink Tapes/Soft Wounds/The Black Fever
    – @ Sonic Cafe (60 Cecil St)
    – 7PM, $??
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  • Straight To Business/Dream Version/Tomacco
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St) All Ages
    – 6PM, $??
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  • Toronto Ska Fest Day 2: Late Night Munchies/Small Town Get Up/Cheap Suits/The Baudelairs/The Classy Wrecks
    – @ May (876 Dundas St W)
    – 8:30PM, $10-$27
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  • Beats, Breaks & Culture: The Bridge with Sinkane/Jungle Brothers/The Dirty B-Sides
    – “Beats, Breaks & Culture makes a triumphant return August 5–7 with a mix of live music, DJs and dance, celebrating all that is hip-hop and electronic music!”
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – July 5-August 7, Free
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  • Orchid Tapes Showcase with Foxes In Fiction/Emily Reo/RL Kelly/Yohuna/Home Alone
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St)
    – 8PM, $10
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  • Good Anya/Garbagio
    – @ House Show
    – 8PM, $5
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  • Astrolab/Good Kid/Rum Pirates/For Jane
    – The Cavern Bar (76 Church St)
    – 9PM, PWYC
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  • Basements EP Release Party with Simcoe/Closely/Found Objects
    – @ The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Ave)
    – 9PM, $7
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  • Throne To the Wolves Unholiest Of Kings EP Release Show with Cadence Calling/Dead Poets/Till I Conquer
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    – 9PM, $10
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  • Freak Heat Waves/New Fries/Cindy Lee
    – @ The Garrison (1197 Dundas St W) 19+
    – 9PM, $10 adv
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  • Ratio Summer Dance Party with New Chance/DJ Hvywtr/DJ Mas Aya/Nick Storring
    – @ Ratio (283 College St)
    – 9PM, $5 or PWYC
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  • Eliza/Traitrs/Sea Ghost
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W)
    – 10:01PM, PWYC
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  • Do It Fluid with Fritz The Cat/Spanish Resort/Xavier G/Mark PM
    – “We’ll be slip slidin’ to the sounds of disco and deep, funky house making sure there’s not a dry brow in the room.”
    – @ The Steady Cafe & Bar (1051 Bloor St W)
    – 10PM, Free
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  • Plastician/Flava D with Holloh/Freeza Chin/Milu/Sir Real/Leon Trout/Ryme/Internet Daughter/Maddmon/Wwrd
    – @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College St W) 19+
    – 10PM, $20-$25
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  • Hyperwine: Endgame/Sunclef/Nick Lazerface B2B Murder Posse/Viscera
    – “Grime, Dancehall, Wifey riddims,Latin riddims, Hybrid Reggaeton, future tropics,Uk Road rap, Unruly riddims, RnG,Contemporary RnB,Niche,Total Freedom, Tropical grime, Rap,Uk funky, and future everything in between…”
    – @ Kapisanan Philippine Centre (167 Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Trnsgndr/Vhs/Nifty/Marcelline/DJ Cam Lee
    – @ Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $7
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  • Pony Girl/Mélanie Brulée/Delta Will
    – @ Monarch Tavern (209 Augusta Ave)
    – 8:30PM, $10 adv/$15 door
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Saturday, August 6

  • Sink Tapes/Numb Tongues/Glass Cactus
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St)
    – 5PM, Free
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  • Toronto Ska Fest Day 3: The Filthy Radicals/Suits N’ Toques/Big Brother/The Nefidovs
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St)
    – 9PM, $10-$27
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  • Rosie And The Riveters
    – @ Burdock (1184 Bloor St W)
    – 6PM, $10 adv/$15 door
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  • 60s Mod Soul Reggae Record Dance Party!
    – “DJ Nico (Vinyl from the Crypt CIUT 89.5FM)/DJ Magnificent (Ottawa’s Double Barrel).”
    – @ The Piston (937 Bloor St W)
    – 10PM, $10
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  • Public Animal/Black Thunder/The Mercy now
    –@ Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave)
    – 9PM, $10
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  • Hip-Hop Vs House with DJs Stretch Armstrong/Lissa Monet/Dirty Dale
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – 10:30PM, $10 adv
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  • Fancy Molasses
    – @ Embassy Bar (223 Augusta Ave)
    – 9PM, $??
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  • Cyclist & Hemingway
    – “Toronto disco wizards & Mainline bandmates Cyclist and Hemingway will be banding forces on the decks to bring you the finest flavours of boogie, funk, disco, soul, house and anything in between.”
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Heat Wave
    – @ Li’ly Resto-Lounge (656 College St)
    – 10PM, $5 before 11/$10 after
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  • Summer Drift at SummerWorks
    – “An Ambient Environment For 10 Players, Dancers and a Soundscape
    (For R Murray Schafer).”
    – @ Scotiabank Studio Theatre (6 Noble St)
    – 2PM, $15
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  • Jay Arner/Supermoon/Germaphobes/Century Palm
    – @ Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St) 19+
    – 9:30PM, $10
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  • Summerdaze & Silo Present Masomenos/Matt C/Crosstalk/Patrick Blue
    – @ East Room (50 Carroll St)
    – 3PM, $20-$30
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  • Sturgill Simpson
    – @ Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 19+
    – 7PM, $15
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  • Other Families Release Show with Luge/Munizo/Nwodtlem
    – @ Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue)
    – 8PM, $20?
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  • Shopping/Gauche/Little Junior/The New Enchanters
    – @ The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Ave) 19+
    – 9PM, $13.5
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  • Samuli Kemppi/Frederik Hatsav/Measure Divide/Jamie Kidd & Mike Gibbs
    – @ TOiKA (471 Richmond St W) 19+
    – 10PM, $10 early bird/$15 adv
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  • A Night Of Lab.our with Basic Soul Unit & J-ul
    – @ Bambi’s (1265 Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, $5
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  • Love Saves The Day
    – “MAXIMAL HOUSE MAXIMAL DISCO.”
    – @ The Beaver (1192 Queen St W)
    – 11PM, Free
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  • Arbutus Presents Tops/Daniel Moon King/Ryan Spencer B2B Arbutus (DJ Sets)
    – @ Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave)
    – 11PM, $10
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  • 2x2x2 – #004 with Beat Syndrome/Mustafa Ismaeel/Mystic Mind
    – “Our Wednesday collective brings us closer together as a society who appreciates local, talented DJs and producers…2x2x2 is a new Secret Society series where each DJ gets to play a proper classic 2 hour set.”
    – @ Remix Lounge (1305 Dundas St) 19+
    – 10PM, $13
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Sunday, August 7

  • Late Night Conversations Waking Muse EP Release w/ Mista Jiggz/Shazia/Adrian
    – @ Burdock (1184 Bloor St W)
    – 8PM, $12.5 adv/$15 door
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  • Boomin Szn with Andy Scopez/Odyssey/Ed-Erb$/The Borough Sound/Sama/City McGritty/AM/Michael Morales
    – “Boomin szn is a hip-hop show and dance party presenting talented artist within the city.”
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St) 19+
    – 8PM, $10
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  • Sturgill Simpson
    – @ Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 19+
    – 7PM, $15
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  • Yeesh/Shahman/Worst Gift/Love Serum
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St)
    – 8:30PM, $8
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  • Interspatial Life Formers – Allie Blumas/Bryce Kushnier/Jolyane Langlois/Anna Mayberry/David Psutka
    – “Interspatial Life Formers is an environmental performance by Open Fortress, Ceramic TL and Bryce Kushnier – a synthetic celebration of light, sound and movement; inner and outer space; econoline psychedelia + life on earth.”
    – @ Dancemakers (9 Trinity St, 3rd Floor)
    – 7PM, PWYC
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  • Ada Lea/Corinna Rose/Special Treats
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W
    – 8PM, $8 or PWYC
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  • Nite Comfort 36 – Hidden Dances/Mikrosleep
    – @ Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave)
    – 8PM, $??
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  • Sumac/Jon Mueller/Nordra
    – @ The Garrison (1197 Dundas St W) 19+
    – 8PM, $13.5
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  • Emergency Protocol/The Even Mores/White Dan/Pyx48
    – “A SUPER HIP NIHILIST INDIE EXTRAVAGANZA.”
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    – 9PM, $5
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Monday, August 8

  • Collective Order Volume One Album Release
    – “Collective Order is a collaborative jazz project created by Jon Foster and Andrew McAnsh. The concept was to get a group of Toronto-based jazz musicians together to make a live-off-the-floor record in a single session.”
    – @ Burdock (1184 Bloor St W)
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  • Eikthyrnir/Battlesoul/Liminal Divide/Atmora
    – @ Coalition: T.O. (282 Augusta Ave) 19+
    – 8PM, $10
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  • Dott/Pony/Bueller/Inactivist
    – @ Smiling Buddha Basement (961 College St) 19+
    – 8PM, $8
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  • Landlady/Fox Trail/Stan Simon & The Hotel Bible/Customaries
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    – 8PM, $10
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  • Psalm Zero/Ayahuasca/Gates/Manticore
    – @ Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue)
    – 8PM, $??
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  • Quami & Phre
    – “Join rapper/producer QUAMi perform an eclectic assortment of original hip-hop music accompanied by collaborative musical producer phre.”
    – @ The Central (603 Markham St)
    –  6PM, $5
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  • Big Eater/Lavender/Lester Brown
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    –  9PM, $8
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