IN DIVINE STYLE OPEN STAGE with MINDBENDER and DJs FRITZ THE CAT, DRUNCNESS MONSTER and MORE OR LES at Hooch (817 Queen West), Thursdays. $3-$5.
There are dozens of open stages and jam sessions around town for the upstart guitarist or singer hoping to strut his or her stuff and maybe get noticed, but where is a young DJ or MC supposed to go to get that first break?
Showing up at a Grossman's open stage with a book of rhymes isn't going to get you too far, so full props are due to the folks behind the weekly In Divine Style sessions.
The Thursday-night open mike at Hooch had a good run last year before folding. The revival is being hosted by Toronto underground MC Mindbender and features guest performances at midnight and an open stage from 12:30 am. DJs Fritz the Cat, Druncness Monster and More or Les spin beats between sets.
MCs looking for a spot on the stage can contact Mindbender at email@example.com