Fool Hearts (Motown & 70's Tribute)
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Fool Hearts (Motown & 70's Tribute)

A return engagement by our favourite throwback specialists! Their October gig had people rushing the stage trying to book them for their weddings. Whether you like a bidding war or the simple competent rendering of the best songs of all time by expert musicians you’ll want to be here.

Doors 8pm

ONLY 5$

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Goddess X Molly Davis X Noemii
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Goddess X Molly Davis X Noemii

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A night of music brought to us by one of the finest breweries in the world, Collective Arts. People know. It's the best. Drink the beer as cool as the brewery that brews it: Collective Arts - masters of beer, giving some music back to the people. Can't not be a good time.

World renowned storyteller and musician Molly Davis is joined by Goddess who are a high-vibration musical movement on a mission to uplift the spirit, awaken the heart and unite the human family.

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We are huge fans of Molly Davis and all of her projects at Junction City, but don’t just take our word for it, Molly’s biography speaks for itself:

From mollydavismusic.com

I am a multi-instrumentalist for hire located in Toronto Ontario, Canada.

Beginning with the violin at age 4, I have since learned to play drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass, and most recently, have begun to sing as well. It started when my parents found me plunking out the theme from Jurassic Park on their old upright piano.

In my adult life, I have enjoyed success as an all around performer; as a comedian, my career took me from Toronto to Chicago, New York City, and Vancouver to perform with some of North America's best before I had even turned 22. As a composer, I have integrated my extensive theatre training into my film compositions, utilizing my entrenched understanding of character and story to weave scores that perfectly reflect their visual counterparts.

These days you can catch me performing with a few different acts; as the musical director and co-host of web-series 10 Minute Talk Show, as a vocalist for indie band Field Study, and as the drummer for the bands Shrinehouse and Squid Mountain, as well as the odd one off show around Toronto. 

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Honey Beard EP Launch w/ Bon Villan + Modula
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Honey Beard EP Launch w/ Bon Villan + Modula

This is akin to seeing LCD Soundsystem in some sweaty little dive bar in the LES before the taste of the world and gentrification made such an event impossible.

COME DANCE! You never know if it will be your last chance.

Hot Lips are coming in on fire with a new video release!

Their music bangs on records, but the Honeybeard live visual experience is out of this world.

Doors at 8pm


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LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH) 5th ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH) 5th ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!

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It is the distinct honour of Junction City to welcome back our good friends…

The juggernaut.

Always packed, never not amazing.

This is a special edition as the boys return to their favourite residency armed with the joy that only this band of merry music makers can bestow upon our sweaty basement choir. Become one with the glory of song. Be yourself. On this celebration of Live Karaoke, we are all good enough.

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Come get down with the Good Enough band.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EVER EVOLVING LIST OF HUNDREDS OF SONGS

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WING NIGHT
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

WING NIGHT

Wing Night is Toronto’s premium Hip-hop and R&B cover band specializing in the classics of the 90’s. Since 2013 Wing Night has performed many events, weddings, conferences, and has been selling out clubs and bars across the city like Night Owl, Junction City Music Hall, and more recently The Horseshoe Tavern. The band currently boasts a repertoire of over 100 songs, has over 1000 followers on Instagram and Facebook, and is surrounded with many great guest performers. Look no further as you’ve contacted the right act to ensure your dance party will be in full effect.

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SINGLES (90's Tribute Band)
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

SINGLES (90's Tribute Band)

Does anyone remember the 90's?

They were great! Maybe they were better?

DJ Nova (Too Young To Go Steady) rolls through his favourite venue with a cover band behemoth sure to bring the excitement of lost virginity and the stench of newly fallen leaves.

Nostalgia aside. The fact that you were born in 1992 aside. This is consistently one of our most boisterous dancefloors and always turn into a cathartic sing-a-long where strangers embrace and Tinder dates turn into moving in together. Whether or not their names are Jonas, somebody wakes up in their makeup feeling like a bullet with butterfly wings that wants to fly.

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HYPHONICS & DJ NIGHTSHADES PRESENT "SOUL LOTTA LOVE"
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

HYPHONICS & DJ NIGHTSHADES PRESENT "SOUL LOTTA LOVE"

Toronto's freshest new funk and soul ensemble Hyphonics are coming through the Funky Junction Badement with scintillating sounds that changed everything. The last time they played was landmark event with ALL the customers and staff on the dancefloor. until the last note.

Featuring expert selector soul collector funk dispenser Dj Nightshades to keep the vibe lifting and party going!

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Queens of Darkness Halloween Spooktacular
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Queens of Darkness Halloween Spooktacular

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Come on out to Toronto's hottest Halloween Party featuring all Female Fronted Witchy Rock bands & Halloween Costume Party!!! Doors 7:30pm Cover $10 Prizes for best costumes!!!
8:15pm Sexsmith - https://sexsmithmusic.bandcamp.com
9:15pm Emily Mac - http://www.emilymacmusic.com/
10:15pm Angora -  https://angoraband.weebly.com/
11:15pm Queens & Kings - http://queensandkingsmusic.com

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Idle Tigers X Secret Wars X Mr Pharmacist
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Idle Tigers X Secret Wars X Mr Pharmacist

MR PHARMACIST 

Members:  
Toby Schertzer:  Vocals, Samples;
Robert Howard:  Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals; 
Joe Steeves:  Guitars, Keyboards;
Mike Letourneau:  Bass, Vocals;
Glenn Milchem:  Drums

MR PHARMACIST is the result of a collective unnatural interest in the peculiar brand of expressive cynicism practiced by the late UK maverick - and statesman - Mark E. Smith and his brilliant THE FALL.  MR PHARMACIST, formed in 2009, is fan indulgence by way of tribute to THE FALL - a band with no more apparent concerns about what might be considered commercial pop music than any of the members of MR PHARMACIST. Tackling THE FALL repertoire from their late 1970’s beginnings - to the band's last works - through the more commercial periods - to the more challenging experimental work - MR PHARMACIST approach the material with reverence - and the goal of producing faithful interpretations. To those unaware that they are witnessing a tribute, MR PHARMACIST, might be mistaken for a band simply and bizarrely unaware of conventional pop music or even current trends. To devotees, MR PHARMACIST provides that musical gateway to THE FALL's nonconformity.

http://www.facebook.com/misterpharmacist 


IDLE TIGERS

Members:  Andrew Currie, Ross Hawkins, Dave Keay, Steve Szigeti
Idle Tigers is spearheaded by Ross Hawkins, who released CDs in 2008 (The Spirit Salon) and 2009 (Persisting Like a Racehorse, available on Spotify). Originally from the Yorkshire regions of England, Hawkins writes songs with a strong emphasis on storytelling. Song arrangements are developed by the band and influenced by the work of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, avant-garde artists such as Laurie Anderson, literary absurdist pop-punk such as Magazine, The Fall and The Birthday Party, and cult “singing authors” such as Jake Thackray, Dory Previn and Momus.

Idle Tigers approaches the question of what should and should not be contained in a song (musically and lyrically) with constructive irreverence.

https://www.facebook.com/idletigers/ 
https://soundcloud.com/idletigers1  

SECRET WARS

Members: Armando Lulu, Minesh Mandoda, Chad Storie, Derek Westerholm.
Utilizing: Bass, Guitars, Loops, Drums, Vocals and suchlike.
Lineage/Origins: Parts Unknown, The Creeping Nobodies, Mean Red Spiders, Ghostlight, 122 Griege, Jim Storie Juniors, Beethoven Frieze, All Under Heaven, Skull Bong, etc.
Influences: Strange and tumultuous times, mental health, post-punk, art-rock, proto-punk, krautrock, dub, no wave, new wave, indie, rock & roll, fractured pop -- probably thousands more.
In dystopian days: Visit record stores.

https://www.facebook.com/SecretWarsTheBand/

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BA JOHNSTON & GUESTS
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

BA JOHNSTON & GUESTS

Has cable television and streaming superstardom ruined the Hamiltonian Hamburglars Hamfisted Hectic Howling & Halfhearted Havoc?

Only one way to find out.

Arrive early to avoid being so far back you don’t get any Pilsner spilled on your sweatshirt.

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Sophie & The Gentles X Ace of Wands
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Sophie & The Gentles X Ace of Wands

Sophie Gentle fronts this Motown inspired, Rock and Roll band from Barrie, Ontario. Although some of their songs may tug at your heart strings, the bands catchy upbeat hooks will make you wanna move! 

Website - www.sophieandthegentles.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/sophieandthegentles

Ace of Wands is the music and songwriting of Lee Rose. Joined by Anna Mernieks and Jody Brumell, the band creates mixture of tones and emotions, blending soaring vocals, violin, synth-bass and guitar into songs inspired by the supernatural, elemental forces and physical sensation. Drawing on a background of rock and roll, classical violin training and folk music, Ace of Wands expands their songwriting to incorporate facets of cinematic soundscapes, pop melodies and interlocking guitars and vocals. Motivated by the tarot card of the same name, the music is about will and determination; to create and destroy, and to bring about physical, mental and spiritual transformation.

aceofwandsband.com

www.facebook.com/aceofwandstoronto
www.instagram.com/aceofwandsband

Also featuring the magical Evangeline Gentle

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Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jordan Hart X AKKU String Quaintet

Prepare for an evening of mellow, moving sounds that soothe soul in troubled times, calming our wild Autumnal spirits as the Harvest Equinox settles in.

AKKU Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. Between the mesmeric ostinato, subtly shifting grooves, resonant overtones, tingling harmonics and languorous, yearning melodies, AKKU Quintet hover somewhere between smouldering, jazz-infused intimacy, expansive post-rock vistas and an insistent minimalist intensity. 


Following their acclaimed 2015 album, Molecules, AKKU Quintet have released their third record, Aeon. Intense, brooding and powerful, it contains a sequence of darkly beautiful compositions. The band avoids any obvious soloing. Instead they move through their tunes in a highly disciplined, tight formation which fans of "Sonar" and the work of zen-funk pioneer, Zurich-based pianist, Nik Bärtsch, will recongise and respect.

Bandcamp:

www.akkuquintet.bandcamp.com

Homepage: 

www.akkuquintet.com

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FUNK THE SYSTEM & FRIENDS
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

FUNK THE SYSTEM & FRIENDS

Expertise is a wonderful thing. It can astound, it can amaze - yet when held in the hands of those so young - it can INSPIRE.

The freaky funky jazzbos and soulquarians of FUNK THE SYSTEM are bringing their top shelf chops and preternatural sensitivity for the groove to the JCMH dancefloor and you won't want to miss it. 

What's more, they're rolling through with a cast of singers and dancers that will elevate your groovy consciousness to that hallowed higher ground. Prepare to get your ears rarified as the finest sounds in the air get glorified.

 

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Kid Lucifer X Birdgangs X Fade Awaays
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Kid Lucifer X Birdgangs X Fade Awaays

PEOPLE! Prepare for punch power pop pulverizing and potential pandemonium.

Kid Lucifer are a garagadelic psych-outfit that can hang on the rack with the Segalls and Sonics and best in the history of this sound the kids love.

Also featuring Birdgangs and Fade Awaays

This is the perfect show for a silly basement with a top shelf beer selection at the end of a long hot summer. Come down, get a cold one, and shake rattle and roll the summer blues back into the past.

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LIVE BAND KARAOKE by Center Stage!
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE BAND KARAOKE by Center Stage!

A special engagement by a group of LBK killers from the USA. 

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S O N G L I S T

A Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

American Girl – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

American Idiot – Green Day

Beth – KISS (acoustic)

Better Man – Pearl Jam

Black Dog – Led Zeppelin

Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes

Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas 

Cars - Gary Numan

Celebrity Skin – Hole

Centerfold – J. Geils Band

Clampdown – The Clash

Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Creep – Radiohead

Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol

Don't You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

Dust in the Wind – Kansas

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes

Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison

Everybody Wants You – Billy Squier

Ex's & Oh's – Elle King

Faith – George Michael

Fight For Your Right (to Party) – Beastie Boys

Free Fallin' – Tom Petty

Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell

God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

Hard to Handle – Otis Redding/The Black Crowes

Hey Ya – Outkast

Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

House of the Rising Sun – The Animals

Houses Of The Holy – Led Zeppelin

Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones

Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

It’s Still Rock ‘N’ Roll To Me – Billy Joel

It’s the End of the World (As We Know It) – R.E.M.

Jenny (867-5309) – Tommy Tutone

Jet – Paul McCartney & Wings

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

Like A Stone – Audioslave

Lola – The Kinks

Longview – Green Day

Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

Low – Cracker

Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard – Paul Simon

More Than Words – Extreme

No More Mr. Nice Guy – Alice Cooper

No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley & the Wailers

Patience – Guns n’ Roses

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin

Pink Houses – John Cougar Mellencamp

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots (acoustic)

Rebel Rebel – David Bowie

Refugee – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Radio Free Europe – R.E.M.

Rise – Public Image Ltd.

Rock and Roll All Nite – KISS

Rock n’ Roll High School – Ramones

Rockin in the Free World – Neil Young

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult

Sheena is a Punk Rocker – Ramones

Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash

Suffragette City – David Bowie

Summer of '69 – Bryan Adams

Surrender – Cheap Trick

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynryd Skynryd

The One I Love – R.E.M.

The Weight – The Band

Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson

Train in Vain – The Clash

Tush – ZZ Top

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Used to Love Her – Guns N’ Roses

Vasoline – Stone Temple Pilots

Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi

We Got the Beat – Go-Go’s

Welcome to Paradise – Green Day

What's Up? – 4 Non-Blondes

When Will I Be Loved – Linda Ronstadt

Whip It – Devo

Wild World – Cat Stevens

With Or Without You – U2  

You May Be Right – Billy Joel

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