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Friday Drive
Friday January 12th, 2024 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday "Drivers"! Nothing too crazy on this week's episode, simply running some tunes, exploring a few recent acquisitions and promos alongside some favourites from years past. A nice pot pourri of vibes and grooves from jazzy Hip Hop grooves all the way to some Bruk vibes with a dash of African and Brasilian vibes to spice things up. We'll be keeping to the tradition of unwinding from the week in our first hour by keeping things a bit mellow and taking it up in the weekend wind up in hour two with grooves to move. Thank you all for taking the time to tune in and hope you enjoy the show!
Travel Into The Unknown
Alsogood - Elsewhere Album - Island Records / Universal New
Calling Home
Alsogood - Elsewhere Album - Island Records / Universal New
Son, Father, Child
Alsogood - Elsewhere Album - Island Records / Universal New
Arroz Con Leche (Andrea Passenger Edit)
Genius - Genius Album RE - Easy Tempo
Another Day
4 Hero - Creating Patterns Album - Talkin’ Loud
Freedom Chain
Zara McFarlane - Arise Album - Brownswood Recordings
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
School In
S.D.V. Swing Band - Ice Cream And Suckers Album - Quality
Aduna Jarul Naawa
Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies Album - Strut Canadian
Leon Keïta - Limited Dance Edition No. 16 EP - Analog Africa New
Tioga Pass
Yussef Dayes feat. Rocco Palladino - Classical Black Music Album - Brownswood Recordings New
Iroke (Tahira Sambajazz Instrumental)
Edground - Minhas Versões Vol.1 Album - Poeira Music New
(Why You So) Green With Envy
Oscar Jerome & Oscar #Worldpeace - Blue Note Re:imagined II v/a Album - Blue Note Records New
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
Royal Mozambique (original + Bullitnuts New Yorkshire Dole Mixes)
Robin Jones - Single - Royal Palm
Big Picture (Seiji Mix)
Izzi Dunn - Single - FireworX
Bitten Apples
Numbers - Ballad Of Mariou Fox EP - Mainsqueeze
Future Ways Of Black Folk
Champion Soul - Single - Mainsqueeze
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Neon Phusion - Co-Operation Session II v/a Album - Co-Operation Recordings
Jazz N Palms - Jazz N Palm 02 EP - Jazz N Palms
Banho De Folhas (Tahira Maculele Edit)
Luedji Luna - Minhas Versões Vol.1 Album - Poeira Music New
Max Beesley's High Vibes - Zeus Album - Legère Recordings New
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe feat. Micheal Franti & Saul Williams - Elephants / Freedom Single - Freestyle Records
end of broadcast 19h EDT
Extra Curriculars:

FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2024 AT 9PM
80’s DANCE PARTY w DJ Remi Royale + The Underground (Live 80s New Wave)
@House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
$12 | 19+

Everyone’s invited!! Dance the night away to all your 80’s favourite tunes brought to you by our very own wizard and DJ REMI ROYALE!! Singalongs, lasers galore PLUS LIVE bands performing the greatest hitz of the era.
9:30pm - 11:30 - THE UNDERGROUND (80s New Wave Tribute)
The Underground is a tribute to the music of the 80’s New Wave era. Word on the street they have added some great tunes by ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK, BLONDIE, THE PRETENDERS, and EURYTHMICS plus songs by artists like Duran Duran, Billy Idol, U2, InXs, Depeche Mode, New Order, and The Cure to name a few - all dance hits to keep you moving and grooving all night! This incredible party band will be perform 2 amazing sets to get you in the mood for Remi's Dance Party.
11:30pm - 2am - DJ REMI ROYALE
Plays all your fave 80s hits - all you gotta do is keep up with stellar dance moves. Dance Party! Dance Party! Dance Party!

FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2024 AT 10PM - LATE
NEXT PARTY Birthday Edition!: Hibo Lagerfeld, Spencer Coddington, Oh Jay
@Lounge 164
164 Laurier Ave. W
Dress code: GLAM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024 AT 7 - 10 PM
Siaka Diabaté + Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Followed by Shady Tam-Tam + Queens At 10:30
@Club SAW
67 Nicholas St.
Event / Tickets:
Buy your tickets here

Double bill: Tender songs by Siaka & Raphael with guest Mars Aspen, then a DJ dance party with live percussion by Chady Tam-Tam & Queenyy

2nd show in a double bill of dynamic collaborations / 2ième spectacle dans un double programme de collaborations dynamiques
Chady tam-tam de sont vraie nom Chadrack Nlandu est un artiste Percussionniste, batteur, chanteur, performeur et danseur originaire de la République Démocratique du Congo et évoluant présentement à Gatineau où il vit et étudie. Débutant ça carrière professionnelle depuis 2017 chady à su ses produire dans plusieurs scène musical comme festival, centre culturel, etc... et Depuis 2022, il a une pratique en arts numériques axée sur la création de projets sur l'interaction de La musique et de projection mapping et la mise en récit. Il a réalisé des projets de musique avec de renommée sur scene ou studio comme le collectif moonshine, Kymiamusic, pierre kwenders, Sanfarafina etc ... en plus de cofonder de la communauté QuataQuata, un événement dédié à l'art numérique et le Dj Set a Gatineau.
L’artiste agit également à titre de l'opérateur culturelle et détenteur d’un baccalauréat en études en animation culturelle et brevet d'aptitudes en musique au centre national des art du congo et présentent étudiant au college la cite en art numériques.

Singer, songwriter and movement artist turned DJ. Ottawa, Canada is home to the multi-faced artist Stephanie Marcantonio, professionally known as Queenyy. She takes listeners on a journey across the world through an extensive series of rhythms. Queenyy’s passion about music, traveling and dance has allowed her to excel when it comes to discovering, selecting, and mixing underground global sounds across multi-genres. Various subgenres of House and Techno, Garage, Breaks, Amapiano, Batida, Gqom, Afro Bass and much more can be heard throughout her danceable mixes. Queenyy’s eclectic sound has brought many opportunities to perform in her hometown in the past 2 years. Playing at Canadian staples such as the National Arts Center and the National Gallery of Canada; You can find her playing monthly at City Afterlight; She’s taken over the decks at events such as White Rabbit at City at Night, Basscamp, and Amashowza; She has demand in Toronto and landed international gigs spinning on DEJAVU FM in London, UK. Queenyy continues to cultivate a unique vibe and sound that only she can deliver.
More info and tickets / Plus de renseignements et pour acheter billets :

Official after party for the Siaka Diabaté & Raphael Weinroth-Browne with Mars Aspen show.

White Rabbit: PINTO (NYC), Brink, Rick Laplante
@City At Night
222 Slater St.

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!
This week, we're excited to welcome for their Whtie Rabbit Ottawa debut:

PINTO (Jack City Records - NYC)

[Nervous Records | Glasgow Underground | Material Series | Happy Techno | Basement Discos | Mood Funk Records | Simma Black | Cruise Music | Late Night Jackin | Rawsome Recordings | Bid Muzik | Urbana Recordings | Country Club Disco| Brobot Records | Who Else Black | Ovrdose Records | Good For You Records | King Street | 294 Records | SOUP | Juiced Music ]

Awarded Beatport #3 Jackin House producer of 2022, Pinto’s signature house inspiration continues to take his music to dancefloors all over the world.
Hailing from NYC, Pinto’s early years saw him rise the ranks with his debut album on Nervous Records alongside releases on Material Series, Glasgow Underground, Refuge and Rawsome Recordings. With affiliations across such high profile labels, industry heads such as Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Riva Starr, Seinfeld, Demuir, Mark Knight, Todd Terry, Sidney Charles, Low Steppa showing him love in their sets, streams and radio shows leading to his invitation on Mark Knight’s Kiss FM Toolroom Radio Show.
Fast forward to 2021 with the launch of his own imprint, Jack City Records. Pinto has seen his output garner his latest single ‘Dangerous’ peaking at #2 on Beatport’s Jackin’ Top 100. While maintaining the quality in the studio, his dj sets have seen invitations from regular slots in San Diego’s Bang Bang, New York’s Somewhere Nowhere and international shows in Mexico, Ecuador & Puerto Rico. The future looks bright.

w/ support from White Rabbit residents:

BRINK (HoppyHour)

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Filtered // Transmit, Sam Albums, Pluto Paulsy, Gravitronic
@Lounge 164
164 Laurier Ave. W

Electronic, Synth, Techno, Acid event
Transmit (Low Noise Productions) *DJ set
Sam Aleums (Circada Sounds)
Pluto Paulsy

Jazz Nite - Elaine Kay Band
@Queen St. Fare
170 Queen St. W

Jazz Nite featuring the amazing Elaine Kay Band at Bar Robo!
If you're a fan of smooth jazz and live music, this is an event you can't afford to miss. The talented Elaine Kay Band will be taking the stage, delivering an unforgettable performance that will have you tapping your feet and swaying to the rhythm all night long.
Not only will you get to experience a fantastic night of jazz music, but Bar Robo is also known for its cozy and intimate setting, creating the perfect atmosphere for an incredible musical experience.
So gather your friends, share this post, and make sure to secure your tickets in advance. You don't want to miss out on this Jazz Nite extravaganza!

FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2024 AT 9PM
Mister Trick pres. FUNK N BASS
@27 Club
27 York St.
Tickets · $17.31via Eventbrite

Get ready to groove and bounce as Mista Trick presents FUNK N BASS, an electrifying in-person event that will have you dancing all night lon
We are thrilled to announce that on January 19 The 27 Club will feel nothing but FUNK n Bass from the one and only
Swing n Bass founder, DJ and Producer Mista Trick is in a league of his own. Mixing vintage, vaudeville vibes with distinctly down and dirty drum n bass, Mista Trick sounds like the love-child of a wartime knees-up and a 90s rave. He’s fresh, he’s fun, he’s all about the boogie. Bring your flat caps and suspenders and throw some swinging shapes! He's performed all around the UK as well as Paris, Zurich, Barcelona, Lyon, Sofia, Burgas, Alicante, Grenoble, Vienna and Whistler.
He played at Festivals like Glastonbury, Shambala, Jyva'zik, Electro Swing Club Paris, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Under The Hill, Nozstock, Wildfire, Swingamajig, Illusive and Twinwood.
He has released tracks on Ragtime Records, Rimboe Riddim, Freshly Squeezed, Pashmount Music and Sony.He produced remixes for Jamie Berry, Dubioza Kolektive, Sam & The Womp, Swingrowers, KD Soundsystem, Molotov Jukebox, Electric Swing Circus, Extra Medium, Scratchophone Orchestra, Phil Mac, Future Shape of Sound, Lamuzgueule, Josh & Le Chat Feat Flechette
Little Fever - Hailing from Ottawa, Little Fever... has a style like no other, an evolved fusion of todays chart topping hits with classic throwbacks of yesteryear. For 16 years Little Fever has been taking you on a musical journey each and every time he hits the turntables.
DJ TANNER, who is a Video DJ, is a member of #Funklectic & #GlobalFunkFam & Make It Funky Toronto Collective, working alongside the best DJs on the planet. DJ Tanner is as adept at mixing 45s & records, as creating #DJTannerVideoEdits
Funklectic is all about an eclectic mix of funky original music videos and speaker rattling funky beats! At a typical Funklectic event, expect to hear and see a Video DJ show which are legendary and unmistakably unique, blending the vintage and the contemporary, inviting sights and sounds from the past into a funky bass-filled future. Really anything that gets the dancefloor moving!
GOING TO BE A SWINGING GOOD TIME & FUNKY BASS filled evening! Bring your dancing shoes and we will see you on the dancefloor!

FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2024 AT 9PM
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $27.96 - $

On Friday January 19th, KORA returns to City At Night in Ottawa, with support from Oiseau de Nuit.
Co-presented with Labyrinthe, a multi-platform showcase of forward thinking artists and cutting-edge electronic music.
KORA (Saisons Musique, Anjunadeep, Sol Selectas, Courage)
Mikael B Robillard, more commonly know as Kora, is a DJ, producer and electronic musicteacher from Quebec, Canada. His sound blends ambient and world music elements toan evolving touch of deep and progressive house. Kora’s original music brought him toplay in various corners of our beautiful planet, and his intention is now more than everto use sound as a vessel to connect people together in these times of change.As a passionate sound explorer, Mikael takes inspiration from humans, nature and thecosmos to create his songs and remixes that got released on labels like Anjunadeep,Kindisch, Seven Villas and Decca.He had the chance to remix artists like Mercan Dede,Ludovico Einaudi, Hraach and Pablo Bolivar.In 2018, Mikael co-founded the Montréal-based record label Saisons Musique and he’sen route to share his first multimedia album‘Azimuth’-a journey inspired by the boréalforest where he grew up

OISEAU DE NUIT (Phases, Saisons)

The Commotions Album Release Party w/ The Lionyls
@Bronson Centre Music Theatre
585 Lisgar St.

Get your tickets for our album release show! This record means so much to us and we cannot wait to perform it live for you all. We're confident that this show will sell out and we don't want you to miss out.
Where: Bronson Centre Music Theatre
When: January 20th
The Lionyls will start off the night and Matt Chaffey will be joining us as a special guest!

Musk Ox Inheritance Vinyl Release w/ special guest Nick Schofield
@Kailash Mital Theatre
1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa’s beloved chamber folk trio Musk Ox return with their first concert since 2020, performing their highly acclaimed third release Inheritance in its entirety alongside highlights from the band’s rich catalogue.
For over 15 years, Musk Ox have developed a glowing reputation for their acclaimed albums and captivating live performances, sharing stages with dark metal masters Agalloch on numerous tours as well as the celebrated Norwegian folk ensemble Wardruna at the legendary Wave-Gotik Treffen Festival in Leipzig, Germany. The band’s work has appeared on Exclaim, Pitchfork, The Strombo Show and several year-end lists including Sputnik Music and The Needle Drop.
With the release of their third full-length Inheritance, Musk Ox have reached new levels of expression. Further refining their singular blend of nature folk intimacy, classical precision, post-rock atmosphere and progressive metal intensity, Inheritance is a captivating and immersive instrumental ode to the past, present and future.

Apres-Ski w/ Djs Diskodave & Plush
Feat. Bassist Greg Howlett
@Kaffe 1870
715 Riverside Dr., Wakefield, QC


APRÈS-SKI - Join us for an upbeat evening of funk 45s & disco, old-school house music, and breakbeats featuring an all-vinyl performance by DJs ‘diskodave’, ‘Plush’ and live bassist ‘Greg Howlett’. Come as you are or dressed in your après-ski attire ready to dance with old and new friends at the intimate Kaffé 1870 in Wakefield. Show starts at 8pm. No cover.
Definition from Oxford Dictionary
1. the social activities and entertainment following a day's skiing.
"the après-ski disco"

USA Out of Vietnam + TBWNIS + Paraphonique
@House of TARG
1077 Bank St.

Doors: 9pm / 19+ (Physical ID Required)
Cover: $20

USA OUT OF VIETNAM (MTL Heavy Drone Psych)
Their musical influences are both transparent and widespread, and include black metal, doom, drone, minimalist composition, sludge, noise, post rock, shoe-gaze, dream pop, nineties psychedelia and classic seventies radio dial pop. Particularly transparent is this love of pop music, dense seventies-style production, and harmonized vocals that swerves around hairpin turns.
TBWNIS (Ottawa Psych Rock)
The Band Whose Name is a Symbol - 15+ years of mind expansion & prolific psych rock.
PARAPHONIQUE (Gatineau Granular & Modular Hypnosis)
Live analog/ambient modular synth from one of the area’s most talented electronic music makers. For fans of synthesizer-based krautrock/space music. Take the trip.
Tunes & Vids Here:

White Rabbit: Paulo Cardose, Tone A, Queenyy
@City At Night
222 Slater St.

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


MONDAY, JAN. 22, 2024 AT 7PM - 9PM
North Movement pres. Monthly Youth Dance Classes (Jan 2024)
@Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues Ave.
Tickets · $

With the guidance and mentorship of Moov Ottawa Dance, North Moovment, their youth Street Dance performance and training team (ages 16-20), will be running two projects a month for the community.
The intention to run these events is to give the new generation of Street Dancers (North Moovment youth) the tools and the opportunities to use and build their skills in teaching, educating, running quality events and actively participating in Street Dance culture. Similarly, these events will be used to help fundraise for future professional development opportunities, all at accessible prices for the students.
MONTHLY YOUTH DANCE CLASSES: Our youth will be teaching community-style dance and movement classes for the first three months of 2024. These classes are run on the 3rd Monday of the month and are exclusively for students ages 16-21.
When: Monday January 22nd, 2024
Where: Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues avenue, Ottawa, ON) 2nd floor
7-8PM Intro to Breaking "Break Dance" with BGirl Lotus
8-9PM Intermediate Choreo with Gracie and Mel
$10 online (highly encouraged) + small Eventbrite fee
$15 exact cash only at the door (only if there is space - not guaranteed)
Ages: 16 to 21
What to bring: Water bottle (fountain available)
What to wear: Indoor sneakers mandatory and loose comfortable clothing
Important info:
No refunds of make-up classes - these classes are done for fundraising purposes
Moov's Covid-19, injury, code-of-conduct and personal item policies are in full effect (
We do take photos and video of class for promotional and archival purposes. If you (or your child) does not want to be in the footage, no problem - please let us know!
The space is accessible with a elevator (if not broken - lol)
Free parking - first come first serve
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your class time
Maximum 25 students per class to ensure enough space
Questions? Contact Alea -

YAO: Kintsugi - La Beauty Dans Le Chaos…
@Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard

Between slam, soul, funk and Afro sounds, YAO explores the themes of pain, resilience and hope in this personal and therapeutic show. Inspired by his new album of the same name (Kintsugi), he uses his talents as a lyricist and performer to transform his life wounds into sensory, poetic and musical immersion.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold – thus transforming the cracks, and the object itself, into a more beautiful and stronger work of art. From the idea of making a "person kintsugi", this show will make you experience intimate moments of fragility, vulnerability and introspection; sometimes raw, sometimes brusque, but always true and authentic.
After his last show Nomade (from the album Lapsus), presented more than 150 times in 7 different countries, and awarded "Show of the Year" at the Gala Trille Or 2019, YAO offers you a little beauty in chaos with Kintsugi .
Design: YAO
Scenography and staging: YAO, Gaële & Didier Lucien
Musicians: Simon Poirier-Lachance (drums), Liviu Pavel (bass), Elijah Mansevani (guitar), Javier Chacón (keyboards)
Sound engineer: Cameron Hanes / Frédérik Hébert
Opening act : Woodney Pierre: Singer-songwriter, Woodney Pierre is a city girl, born in Montreal and raised in Toronto.
Her music marries beautifully her Haitian roots with her love of soul music.
In 2012, she founded The Matty Jae Youth Foundation in support of mental health and suicide prevention awareness through the arts and mentorship. Singing has always been an instrument and a road to expression and communication.

REWIND - A Roller Skating Jam - Volume 1
@4 Wheelies - Roller Skating Center
1101 Baxter Rood, Ottawa

The follow up to HOW WE ROLL.....

A Roller Skating Jam - Volume 1
You requested it, so we REWIND.
~ Fresh since 1998 ~
Saturday January 27, 2024
2PM - 8PM | 9PM - 2AM
*Dance floor available for the non-skaters.
Music by MACE x TREVOR WALKER x KAM x HOUSE OF WAYNE playing the very best in Old School, ‘90s R&B / Hip Hop, ‘90s Dancehall, Early 2000’s, Funk, Rare Grooves, Soulful House and so much more…
From the ones that brought you SOLÉ
The music lovers day party and THE ORIGINAL 'REWIND'
Hosted by @soledayparty @Oohfest
Skate, vibe out, dance, shop and skate some more.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2024 AT 2:30 - 7PM
Waacking Workshop & Mini Waacking Battle With Bacardii
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave
Tickets · $11.98 - $

Moov is back in the city for a quick second to bring on a dope workshop by another Canadian respected artist - Kelvin “Bacardi” from Toronto! And, we’ll be bringing him out to judge a mini battle as well!
What: Waacking workshop (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Level)
Date: Saturday January 27th, 2024
Time: 230-430PM (2 hours)
Location: Room 221 (2nd floor)
Info: This workshop is catered to those who have some Waacking experience to the seasoned dancer. If you have no experience and still want challenge yourself, please join. More info TBA.
What: Mini Waacking Battle
Date: Saturday January 27th, 2024
Time: 5-7PM (right after the workshop)
Location: Room 103
Info: This is a mini 1vs1 battle welcoming all those to join, although we highly encourage those with less than 5 years to participate. We welcome all to come as it’s all for fun (our DJ will be a specially curated Spotify playlist) and the cash prize will be 50% of the earnings of the event. This event will especially hold space for the BIPOC and queer community.
Judge: Bacardii
MC: Didi
Music: Funk, disco, r&b, pop, house & a few genres in between
Prize: 50% of the pot
$30 CAD (By December 31st)
$40 CAD (January 1st-January 26th)
$45 CAD (Day-of / exact cash only / only if we don’t sell out before)
$10 CAD (By December 31st)
$15 CAD (January 1st-January 26th)
$20 CAD (Day-of / exact cash only / only if we don’t sell out before)
*a small Eventbrite fee will be added to the cost on registration*
How to register? Register now via Eventbrite (link in description)
Moov Ottawa Dance’s policies are in full effect (
QUESTIONS: Contact Alea at

@Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St.


Laylit returns January 27 to Club SAW! Lineup to be announced.
Laylit is a platform and collective celebrating music and artists from the Arab/SWANA region and its diaspora. Over the last four years their dance parties in New York City and Montreal have carved out an unmatched place in North American nightlife, becoming an anticipated social gathering and unique musical experience.
Each party takes you on a genre-spanning journey, highlighting the incredible musical diversity, depth and richness that comes out of the region. Laylit has established its place on the scene with a signature electronic sound blending shaabi, dabke, mahraganat, Arabic pop and hip-hop with contemporary, boundary pushing dance music (techno, breakbeat, hyperpop…) inspired by New York and Montreal’s thriving underground clubs.
Featured in multiple publications including the New York Times and Pitchfork, Laylit celebrated its 5-year anniversary this year with a Boiler Room event in NYC and a tour across multiple North American cities.
Laylit values inclusivity and unity across cultures, languages, dialects, religions, identity and sexual orientations.

White Rabbit: JEROME ROBINS, Martin Villeneuve, Craig Leo - Record Release Party
@City At Night
222 Slater St.

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

We're stoked to host the record release party for a co-production by of Canada's most prolific producers, Toronto's own Jerome Robins, Ottawa's favourite son Martin Villeneuve, and Montreal's talented rising star Craig Leo!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


ERU-ERA - Back on Stage
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St

Yes, that's right, you heard correctly!! ERU-ERA is back on stage after a little bit of a break!! We can't wait to bring the hyper funk back to y'alls ears!!
Ed Lister - Trumpet / Compositions / MD
Brady Leafloor - Tenor Sax
Rich Page - Bari Sax
Ben DiMillo - Guitar
Clayton Connell - Keyboards
Marc Decho - Bass
Stephen Adubofuor - Drums

The Ed Lister Group
@Montgomery Scotch Lounge
750 Gladstone Ave.

The Ed Lister Group is back at Montgomery Scotch Lounge in February!!
Come and see this stellar quintet live featuring....
Ed Lister - Trumpet / Compositions / MD
Ben DiMillo - Guitar
Deniz Lim Sersan - Keys
JP Lapensee - Bass
Jose Garcia - Drums

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7, 2024 AT 8:30PM
The Prime Rib Big Band “Valentine Special”
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St.

What's that smell........?? Is it Flank.......? Is it Sirloin.......? Is it Rump.........? NO!!!!! It's Love.............
Come and join the hottest Big Band in Town for our monthly residency at the legendary Irene's Pub and help us celebrate the love month in style.......

FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2024 AT 9PM
Smelloship EP Release Party!
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St.

Hey, come celebrate Smelloship's first release with two sets of southern-soaked funk + soul at Irene's Pub.
9pm, $15 in advance, FUN
Garett Barr - Bass
Chris Elms - Guitar
Kim Jackson - Keyboards
Andre Ferraton - Drums
Brady Leafloor - Saxophone
Chris Burling - Percussion

C A R N A V A L 2024 w/ Florquestra Brasil
@Queen St. Fare
178 Queen St, W

Tickets: $15 Early / Bird | $20 Advanced
(Link Soon)
with Florquestra & guests

We're planning a night celebrating Brazilian culture and heritage with the best in marchinha, samba, frevo, from afoxé to Axé!!

Florquestra & Guests:
Regina Gomes Teixeira / vocals+percussion
More musicians TBA
Brazilian businesses present in the party TBA
we encourage you to wear a carnival costume/outfit as we will be giving prizes for the best costume
This event is 19+

FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2024 AT 9PM - 11:30PM
Bia Ferreira - Brazil
@Queen St. Fare
50 O’Connor St.
Tickets · Free - $

Axé & Saravah present
Bia Ferreira from Brazil - show Faminta
Celebrating Black History Month
Opening act Rommel
Friday, February 23rd 2024
at Queen St. Fare
Doors at 8pm
Rommel at 8:30pm
Bia at 9pm
Early bird tkts: $10
$15 in advance / more at the door
"Free limited tickets for Brazilian newcomers"
Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and activist. Her music, which she defines as "MMP — Música de Mulher Preta," discusses topics such as feminism, anti-racism and homophobia. She makes music that harnesses a combination of funky beats, reggae and soulful ballad grooves while lyrically pushing her listeners toward the discomfort that generates "movemente,” or action. Her lyrics have been described as "escrevivência,” a term Conceição Evaristo uses to “tell our stories from our perspectives.” It represents the subjectivity of a Black woman in Brazilian society.

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble
@Irene’s Pub
34 Regent St.

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble is back at Irene's Pub for a firey night of deep soulful jazz.
Ed Lister - trumpet
Zakari Frantz - alto sax
Pierre Chrétien - electric piano
Chris Pond - double bass
Mike Essoudry - drums

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2024 AT 9PM - 2AM School of Bass #68
@Swizzles Bar and Grill
244 Queen St.

Techno! Drum n Bass! Jungle! And more!
Come feel the bass of Bellyfull Soundsystem!
Dj Archer (Bellyfull Soundsystem)
Dj Jason Skillz
Pluto Palsy (Emmett O'Grady) (live performance)
Dj Tampered D.N.A
Dj Doc Savage
Saturday March 30th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen street (basement)
+19 with valid photo I.D. required, pay what you can at the door.
8:00PM - 2:00AM
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 AT 8PM
Mary Ancheta Quartet
@NAC Fourth Stage
1 Elgin St.
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Mary Ancheta Quartet is based out of Vancouver, BC. Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist who steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending, organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves with Trent Otter on drums, Dominic Conway on sax, and Matt Reid on bass.
Encompassing her experience in film scoring, Ancheta seeks to tap into raw-fuelled moments favouring grittiness over perfection. The Mary Ancheta Quartet will perform songs from their highly anticipated debut EP, Level Up. Last summer, they played on the Mainstage to Jazz Festival audiences all across Canada alongside Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Sun Ra Arkestra, Domi & JD Beck, Melody Gardot, and more.



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-Tuesday | 20h Open Format
-Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
-Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes
-Open format pop ups

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