The Black Ghosts, Theo Keating (left) and Simon Lord, get their electro-rock on at Wrongbar Wednesday.
Thu, Jul 17
Closely associated with the futuristic house sounds of London’s Dubsided label and Berlin’s Get Physical, Jesse Rose is frequently cited as one to watch out for. Catch him at the Social while he’s still playing small clubs.
Fri, Jul 18
The rowdy rock-friendly Gnarly party returns to Sneaky Dee’s with special guest Cosmo Baker (of the Rub) as well as a live performance by Machetes. Expect dirty, sweaty fun and a hell of a hangover the next day.
The final WEMF
After 14 years of the annual three-day rave, WEMF is finally calling it quits, which makes this your last chance to experience the intensity. Check wemf.com for directions and details.
Stairway to heaven
7th Heaven brings Tim Sweeney, the man behind the excellent and influential cosmic disco radio show Beats In Space, to Wrongbar. Look for a smorgasbord of strange and exotic dance-floor oddities.
Rye Rye rocks
If you caught Baltimore club rapper Rye Rye’s appearance in Toronto this past April, you know that the young performer lives up to the hype. She’ll be shaking it to the ground at Z alongside Famous Players and Dopplehertz.
Sat, Jul 19
Bump N’ Hustle double feature
Twelve years after the Hotstepper crew started their soulful urban throwdown Bump N’ Hustle, they’re still going strong, expanding this month’s edition beyond its usual home in the Rivoli Pool Lounge to include a bonus afternoon warm-up session on the patio of Ultra from 1 to 5 pm.
Party photo website Cobrasnake hosts another dance party at Wrongbar, this time featuring an appearance by Spank Rock’s Pase Rock. Expect an eclectic mix of hip-hop, Baltimore club and electro-house.
Sun, Jul 20
Noise issues have made nighttime events at the picturesque Sunnyside Pavillion a thing of the past, but you can still get your fill of outdoor deep house this afternoon. The all-local lineup is headlined by the always party-rocking Mike Tull and Paul E Lopes.
Freedom Time is a brand new monthly focusing on jazz and soul sounds, happening on the second floor of Tequila Bookworm. On the decks are General Eclectic, Jason Palma and John Kong.
Wed, Jul 23
The Black Ghosts are the other splinter group to rise from the ashes of Simian (besides the better-known Simian Mobile Disco). They also mine that crossover between dance music and indie rock, but they’re more steeped in pop music and more overtly soulful. Their live performance at Wrongbar should inject some electronic dance flavours into their sound.