Doors at 8, $10 cover.
Dante Matas and his band, The Infernal Racket, are an indie pop group from Toronto. In 2018 they released the album “A Colourful Headache” and toured the east coast of Canada. Live, they combine their melodic, hook-filled songs and introspective lyrics with explosive and energetic tendencies. Dante’s overall drive is to communicate human emotion through music and lyrics in a way that resonates with a diverse audience.
JAMES WYATT CROSBY:
James Wyatt Crosby is a multi-genre musician, producer and recording artist from Southern Ontario, Canada. His debut album Twins was released on Hamilton, Ontario-based label Maisonneuve Music on September 15, 2017.
Toronto-based producer, PLAZAS, creates “starry-eyed synth-pop songs for social outcasts” (Tom Beedham, Exclaim) with intimate lyrics combined with her own dreamy soundscapes. This year, PLAZAS released Distant Desires, a self-produced synth-pop album that reflects upon the past within her own futuristic dream world.
Expert cover monsters YOUR FUTURE EX BOYFRIENDS return to make you party like it’s 2099., but don’t take my word for it:
“We're back. All the way from the distant future. It's 2019, so we decided to wait here for you fine people to catch up.
We'll be back at Junction City Music Hall, playing all your favourite guilty pleasures that only an ex-lover from the future could know you oh-so-secretly enjoy. “
$5 at the door.
Hip-Hop Yoga by Yoga in the Six is hyped to make its West End Debut at Junction City Music Hall on Saturday January 26th. The dancefloor and stage will be transformed into a space where beats and rhymes mixed by Dj JPQ will fuel the already famous dance infused classic yoga flows of Yoga in the Six. Registration is via email to email@example.com. Class begins at 2pm, and the venue will remain open for a while after for anyone who wants to hang out, have a drink, and explore this unique hybrid of nightclub and ashram.
Hello friends and soon to be friends,
Please join us for the first of what we’re hoping will be many future nights of good music and good times for the inaugural edition of Local Source. Curated by a core crew of long-time DJs and producers Neil Mooney, Bob Sexton, Jonathan Swayze and Dan Torrance, Local Source aims to bring together like-minded people in a cool venue with good sound to appreciate an eclectic mix of excellent music.
Expect a variety of deep, bumping house and techno with plenty of curveballs to keep things interesting, too. Our hope is to bring in special guests from the deep well of talented local DJs, producers and musicians in Toronto. Let's make some good memories. FREE all night.
Booker, DJ, promoter, musicologist, and gentleman of highest order Mike Nova brings this one day festival to Junction City.
As always, booked with exquisite taste and and eye for the original spark, this will be an evening you will never forget.
Junction City Music Hall Presents:
NOVA'S JUNCTION REVUE
Saturday February 9 2019
Too Young To Go Steady
The masterminds at Fallen Love Records present…
There are cracks in the ice. Bulbs buried in the soil. The thaw is coming. Turn up the sunshine.
Laughed the Boy were one half of our 12th release, O Nostalgia!, back in the summer of 2015. They've since added some new members and return with a current of new songs to drift away on.
Baby Band are a brand new project from two former members of Camp Girls. Pack a sandwich, fix that side ponytail, and double-knot your laces. Camp is back in session.
+ 1 more TBA
A self-described musical chameleon, Việt is a 21-year old singer-songwriter based in Toronto. He combines the lush harmonic and rhythmic techniques from his Humber jazz education, with the booty-shaking grooves of his first loves, neo-soul and disco, to create a unique sound transcending the decades. Lyrically, he draws upon his experiences as a queer youth of colour in the city, creating music that sparks a dialogue for issues of gender, sexuality, and cultural identity.
Viet will be making his solo debut at the Junction City Music Hall after amassing years of experience singing backgrounds with a wide variety of musical acts. As a vocalist for the Toronto All-Star Big Band, he has worked alongside artists such as Grammy award-winner Thelma Houston and Juno-award winner Murray McLauchlan. He has also sung with local groups and artists such as the Forte Men’s Choir, Pleasure Craft, Emily Rose, and several Humber showcase ensembles.
Watch out for the release of his first EP, Pleasure Slave, in the summer of 2019.
Hénoc Senay and the HOUSE of KNOCK
Upbeat, lively and groovy, House of Knock presents a refreshing take on retro vibes. Made up of Humber College Students and Alumni, House of Knock combines sounds of R&B, Rock, Funk and Disco to old classics and original music. Using these ecliptic musical influences, HOUSE of KNOCK projects new vision to the familiar, creating a signature sound that is all their own. If you like to dance and sing-a-long this is the band for you!
Moodset is a jazz and R&B collaborative project comprised of Alexa Belgrave on keys, Jacqueline Teh on vocals, Madeleine Ertel on trumpet, Caleb Klager on bass, and Mackenzie Read on drums, all of whom are students and alumni of U of T’s jazz performance program. They founded the Station Café Jazz + R&B Jam which has fostered a sense of community among jazz and pop/R&B musicians from Oct-Nov 2018. Moodset has performed at various other venues in Toronto such as Yauca’s Lounge, The Emmet Ray and Alchemy Food & Drink. They have also been featured in the 2017 World of Jazz Festival in Brampton (when the band was under a different name – The Alexa Belgrave Quintet).
Moodset aims to create a vibrant atmosphere with an emphasis on the creation of original music and soulful sounds. With their own individual blend of jazz- informed techniques, R&B vibes, and memorable melodies, as well as being chosen for the 2019 TD Discovery series Special Project Grant, they hope to attract and engage listeners across all genres and levels of musicianship.
Words by Big Furry Tractor:
We are very excited to be playing in the Junction and hoping to see all of our Toronto friends! Playing your favourites from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s - from Bowie, The Killers, Radiohead and much more! A great venue and we’ll be playing with Ten Meter Band.
Doors at 8PM
Expect a raging party!
Feel the Revolution of groove! Commanding all to get down under the beat as one. A united sound built to break down the molds. Brothers and Sisters It is about time we funked it up, FUNK THE SYSTEM!
Also for your marvellous ears will be the fathoms deep crates of the unfathomably funky Dj Nova.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This David Madras cat is an excellent songwriter who will soon be hanging with all your precious Sexsmiths and Bahamas in the modern senitivindie Canrock pantheon, so see him in an intimate setting while you can.
It is the distinct honour of Junction City to welcome back our good friends…
Always packed, never not amazing.
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.
Come get down with the Good Enough band.
Alt Rock. The movement that defined a moment. A moment that birthed a generation. Before smart phones and soundcloud rappers, flannel clad minstrels took the DIY hardcore and punk ethos of the politcally charged 80's and took the 90's to all eternity.
SONIC CURATORS brings together five musicians who have quickly evolved into great friends. With very similar musical tastes and interest, we hope to share our music with like-minded friends who can appreciate us balancing work, family and music.
UNITED POWER SOUL
with special guests
BLACK TURN EMERGENCY
and DJ ?UESCECEST
Saturday, December 29th 2018
9pm-Late $8 Door
Junction City Music Hall
2907 Dundas Street West
United Power Soul brings their authentic, electrifying brand of Funk to Junction City Music Hall, December 29th for a special live music event. Come get your holiday groove on with UPS and special guests Black Turn Emergency and DJ ?uescecest! It might be cold outside, but this party is gonna be hot! See you there.
There are band and there are BANDS. Regardless of the glamour and prestige that comes from gracing West Toronto’s finest stages, so of these musical groups are just gangs of geniuses, driven by the sound, fuelled with a passion for making waves and taking flocks of fans along in their wake.
This barely scratches the surface of Buff Justice
Your new favourite bands are storming through with Buff Justice, V & CO, Halo Vair, and Shjaane Glover. It’s like the wind and like the waves, you can’t control it, but be in the right place and its power will float your boat.
The dance party experience where the funky elites bust and move to Some Guy Named Sam and DJ Jason Parker Quinton’s expertly served buffet of audio delights.
Old shit. New shit. Classics. Samples. Remixes. Covers. Singalongs.
Nothing is off limits. It just has to be dope.
Doors at 8pm.
It’s the Wednesday night before Christmas, the holiday spirit has kicked in, your flying higher than a sleigh strapped to the back of a billion reindeer. Work is paused or on autopilot, you’ve yet to fly away or welcome incoming guests…
THIS IS YOUR TIME
Gather all ye misfits and ravers, bon-vivants on permanent vacation, and Elves preparing for the crunch, all ye who enjoy an evening of big beat to usher in the calm of a silent night. Junction City Music Hall is proud to welcome some of the finest bands in all the land, supported by several sets from their resident dreidl spinning, Kwanza observing, tree trimming, jolly man for all seasons, overstuffed stocking of musical joy DJ Jason Parker Quinton as Dj Yung Santa playing hits of present day, holiday favourites, and the best dance music of Christmases past.
Opening the night are the youthful rock historians The 86’ers. These young dudes carry the news, the big axes, and a powerful sound that’s as reliable as death and taxes.
The headliner for the night is The Beat Club these guys pluck from the mods, the punks, new wave, garage, and classic rock gardens to assemble a Power Pop cornucopia that makes you dance, think, have an epiphany, and then forget it as you are lost in an orgiastic frenzy of uptempo beats and timeless grooves.
DOORS AT 8PM
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
The sound and spirit of a time more free with reverberate through our walls and into the depths of your consciousness. Like a salve for the static of our ego-driven modern world. Tune in. Let the drums speak, guitars weep, it’s a tower of song and we’re all ringing the bell.
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.