A Tribute to Don Drummond
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

A Tribute to Don Drummond

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The cool basement will be easily mistaken for the island of Jamaica as selector supreme Brigadier ShazBad (fresh off a triumphant vinyl set last month) comes down to take you on a jounrey through the work of trombone master and ace reggae artist Don Drummond.

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“If I ever get married I want to walk down the aisle to Don Drummond’s “Man In the Street.””

-DJ JPQ

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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Red Nightfall

Red Nightfall are a Toronto indie rock band. Founded in 2010 they released their self titled debut album in 2011. In 2013 they released the EP ‘Late in the Fever’. In 2017 they released their second full length album ‘Anna, don’t disappear’, available on major music streaming applications and at their Bandcamp . Each release has been met with far flung, albeit sparse, critical acclaim.

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Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Sleepless Nights

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These dudes fucking rip. One of the coolest and most fun live acts on the scene right now. Buckle up.

In the mid-aughts, Sleepless Nights carved out their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the East Coast of Canada. By their final tours in 2009, when the group was put on indefinite hiatus, Sleepless Nights were playing an entire new, unreleased set of songs. There was a miffed attempt at capturing them in 2011, but no recordings were ever completed. In June 2016, approaching the 10-year anniversary of their breakout EP, Hang Up, Sleepless Nights reconvened for a weekend of recording in Toronto at Taurus Recording with Thomas D’Arcy (Small Sins/The Ladies and Gentlemen, k-os) to archive four of those songs. With former member Matt MacDonald (The Superfantastics) joining them in studio, the band recorded Keith Hamilton – an EP that chronicles the now seasoned musicians returning to their roots.

 

Vocals, Guitar, Keys / A.A. Wallace
Bass / Michael Small
Drums / Myles Deck

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Peanut Gallery Inaugural Ball
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Peanut Gallery Inaugural Ball

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Splendid Industries is proud to host The Peanut Gallery Inaugural Ball @ Junction City Music Hall! This promises to be an unprecedented evening of audio / visual delights w/ some of the most wildly amazing bands in town! Prog-noise stews and math-jazz grooves, all in support of future initiatives by your friendly community of local weirdo artists and musicians @ The Peanut Gallery! Mmm-hmm! (And, did we mention you can even play awesome retro pinball in between sets!? Yesss!)

...Welcome, human_friend! The future is nigh!

The line-up:

Future Machines - https://splendidindustries.com/future-machines
(Tricked-out bobble-head jump-math jazzcore, ya'll!)

Animatist - https://splendidindustries.com/animatist
(Tripped-out psych-math jazzrock, yay!)

Yumster - https://splendidindustries.com/yumster
(Tweaked-out noise-rock math-jams, yum!)

Dusts of Binary (live debut!) - https://splendidindustries.com/dustbin
(Timed-out glitch-fonk punk jazz, yesss!)

With visual accompaniment by:
Peter Gorski @ Fractal Sound
(Tranced-out warp-spirals & geometric texture swirls, yo!)

$10 admission at the door or contact Tyson Headon for early-worm options.

Sponsors:
The Sentinel's Marvellous Kaleidoscope - Radio Program

To learn more about Splendid Industries' projects & initiatives and the art/music community we are building, plz visit:
https://www.splendidindustries.com

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Naghmeh & The Southern Shores
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Naghmeh & The Southern Shores

Naghmeh and the Southern Shores are turning up in Toronto to kick off their album launch tour.
Joining them on this show are Duncan Ivany & The North Coast Band and Fat Mob

After taking over stages all over Montreal, Naghmeh and the Southern Shores recorded a full length album. The album travels through time and space, telling stories of the people and places along the journey. With a nostalgic flavor and a sarcastic attitude, Naghmeh's songs will take you on a familiar journey with their electrifying groovey rock experience.


This is Naghmeh Shafiei's first album, and her and the Southern Shores are excited to hit the road to share it with Toronto for their first show in the city.

Naghmeh and the Southern Shores
naghmehandthesouthernshores.hearnow.com
www.facebook.com/naghmehasong

Duncan Ivany & and the North Coast Band
https://www.facebook.com/divanythenorthcoastband/
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/duncanivanyandthenorthcoastband/the-peg-sessions

Fat Mob
https://www.facebook.com/fatmobband/

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LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH)
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH)

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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.

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.

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

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Innocent Gunz & Guests
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Innocent Gunz & Guests

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK??!!!

The Innocent Gunnz are a world famous spectacle of sheer rock genius. They play a variety of genres from Hard Rock, Heavy Metal to Classic Rock and Rap Metal. This 80s hair metal cover band will make you screeeaaammm!!

https://www.facebook.com/InnocentGunnz/

Electric Magma are an instrumental, fuzzed out, beer induced riffage rock band who will bloowww yourrr minnddsss!!

https://www.facebook.com/ElectricMagma/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fXkgdYCdaqFtHbkfMjksZ

Loud Almighty are a crash - n - bash party band doing their originals and your favourite punk rock covers!!

https://www.facebook.com/Loud-Almighty
https://www.loudalmighty.com/

COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FACE MELTING FUN

DOORS AT 9 PM
$10 COVER

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Alexander & the Great Ones
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

Alexander & the Great Ones

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East coast powerhouse Alexander and the Great Ones bring their rolling rhythm and soul revue to our cool west end environs. It’s a real treat to get to host top shelf musicians like this as guests in our city, so make sure to come out and give them the appropriately vociferous and enthusiastic Junction City welcome. Friends and followers will marvel at the cultural capital your have accrued on your feeds and stories , unless you are not so moved by the musical acts that you temporarily lose use of your thumbs or smash your phone, change your name, and start a new life imbued with the power of these songs.

8:30 Bill Sims (Junction City Favourite!)
9:30 Eva Foote (Exceptional talent!)
10:30 Alexander and the Great Ones (Already written about!)
11:30 Racket Man (https://racketman.bandcamp.com/track/independence)

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VINYL SESSION
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

VINYL SESSION

There are few summer party experiences as sublime as being on the JCMH dancefloor, holding a ice cold can of Woodhouse Light (5$) or tall boy of Von Bugle (6$, Tall Can) and being bathed in the sounds of expert dj’s playing great actual records. These djs will work for you, build vibes for you, and will have packed their bags and crates with good time summer music that is as hot as this week’s heatwave and as cool as the air conditioned basement.

DJ Nova is a Junction legend, known for his versatility as he moves between genres with ease and aplomb, but always adept at keeping a party rocking.

Brigadier Shazbad is the 416 to Jamaica connect, with rhythms from the island and around the world that will move your feet and expand your senses.

JPQ is that party dude you’ve seen singing along to the dance classics of all time, able to dive into hip-hop, disco, rap, rock, techno, house, funk, soul, or reggae as the needs of the dancefloor command him.

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SOLSTICE AFTER PARTY: A Fellow Ship / Hanorah / Steinwall Presented by Collective Arts Brewing
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

SOLSTICE AFTER PARTY: A Fellow Ship / Hanorah / Steinwall Presented by Collective Arts Brewing

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Another instant classic Junction Solstice jam.

The official after party for the Junction Solstice Festival!

A Fellow Ship: Soul-Folk.
”Sparking ferocious dance parties wherever they go"
-Errol Nazareth (CBC, Big City Small World)

Hanorah: Soul, rhythm and blues, rock, funk, jazz.
Hanorah grew up to the sound of the classic rock and soul music her parents were fond of. Early on, she developed a passion for vocalists with powerful voices, such as Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone (to whom she has been compared many times). In 2012, survivor of sexual assault, she plunged into a state of deep distress. After seeking psychological help and reading testimonies by other survivors, she decided to dive head first into music. Her meeting with guitarist Paul De Rita (who became her companion and closest collaborator) was a revelation. Since 2016, she has performed over 100 shows, in addition to reaching quarterfinals on Season 5 of hit Quebec reality show La Voix. The Journal de Montréal placed her on its list of inspiring women to follow in 2018. For the Good Guys and the Bad Guys (Dare to Care Records, 2019) is her first EP.

Funny Funk (Steinwall): Funk
Make em' laugh, make em' dance.

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MINOR ELEMENT (With Of Nature, Parks At Night)
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

MINOR ELEMENT (With Of Nature, Parks At Night)

Sometimes this little basement venue gets to be one of those places. Like what The Mudd Club or CBGB’s or Ronnie Scott’s must’ve felt like before everything on the street was gentrified into total safety.

This is a night like that.

Nothing but fine local talent. Some will end up being massive successes in large print on festival posters, other you will be happy you got to hear in an intimate setting.

MINOR ELEMENT

PARKS AT NIGHT

More guests TBA…

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PRIVATE EVENT
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

PRIVATE EVENT

Junction City is closed for a private event.

To book your funky, cool, exclusive affordable private event email hello@junctioncitymusichall.com with a description of your needs and numbers and we will furnish a quote.

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All About the Song Showcase
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

All About the Song Showcase

Toronto’s best indie music podcast ALL ABOUT THE SONG are returning to expertly curate an evening of music.

Get hip, get with it, get down here and be first in line to love the new classics.

ALL ABOUT THE SONG SHOWCASE

Featuring:

AFTER THE MOUNTAIN - Rock and roll with soul https://spoti.fi/2WznFwo

JULIANA EYE - Wide-Eyed Wanderer w a Passion for Pop
https://www.facebook.com/julianaeyemusic/

MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED SOON!

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PRIVATE EVENT
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

PRIVATE EVENT

Junction City is such a special place that sometimes people want us all to theirself.

To book your funky, cool, exclusive and affordable private event just email hello@junctioncitymusichall.com with a description of your needs and we will furnish a quote.

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Big Furry Tractor Vs Sonic Curators
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Big Furry Tractor Vs Sonic Curators

Two sets each by two of Toronto’s most consistently crowd pleasing outfits.

Big Furry Tractor are a band of 4 rugged men who have battled the test of time, disco, ballad era, hair bands and new wave. We meshed it all together and what came out was...BFT

The Sonic Curators have become Junction City regulars because their brand of coverage keeps the people coming back and then after they come back they turn into wild animals under the primal spell of magical rock.

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Clementine Single Release
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Clementine Single Release

Thursday June 6 2019
Junction City Music Hall presents:

Clementine:
Small and hypersensitive to surroundings, Clementine (Sarah Hamilton, Toronto ON) translates a blend of turmoil and appreciation into melody.
She aims to catalogue the growing-pains of self-acceptance, and the increasing ability to transform strings of doubt and self-deprecation into communal empowerment. Swaying melodies and existentially turbulent lyrics live here. Gently tapping feet

Alex Mason:
Alex Mason (Toronto, ON) has been writing songs and gigging across Canada since the release of his first EP, Wistow Lows in 2013. With stints including a tour by VIA Rail train for 2015’s Jasper as well cowriting in Nashville, he's opened for acts such as The Strumbellas, Daniel Romano, and Peter Murphy (Bauhaus).

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LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH)
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH)

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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.

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.

JOIN THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK

Come get down with the Good Enough band.

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

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MARIO BREAU
May
30
8:00 AM08:00

MARIO BREAU

A rocker with a heart of gold whose songs scratch the infernal quandaries of how to love someone while remaining oneself. How to not change for the sake of the carnal delight, but evolve one’s character through the natural growth of the soul.

This is the rock n rumination of one Mario Breau.

On this special night where he releases his newest recording, Mario will be joined by a host of Junction luminaries that just happen to be internationally famous.

Olivia B & Company are a country folk trio that have the attitude and grace to breathe new life into old fire. Unafraid to challenge giants or care for the precious favourites, this gentle and smouldering ensemble picks up where Olivia & The Creepy Crawlies left off. A perfect compliment to Mario Breau’s tumult of the heart is the steady beat, gentle yet assured strum, and gorgeous crooning of this band.

DJ JPQ Disc jockey, MC, musicologist and bon vivant Jason Parker Quinton digs deep into his record collection in order to entrance and educate, but never stops drawing the nodding heads and raised hands closer tot he floor. Expect body moving heaters from your past and through your next life.

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Stag Out & Doe Up
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Stag Out & Doe Up

Pearls is getting married!
Come celebrate with Harry and Lindsay at our semi-non-traditional-traditional Stag and Doe. There will be live music, games, limited edition swag, and good times all around. So get out your nicest Mossy Oak* because we're gonna stag out and doe up!

May 25
Junction City Music Hall
$10
Doors @ 8:00

Featuring performances by:
Pearls & Bones
Jerelle & Beware
Zach Fulkerson & Krystan Maclean
Singles

Tickets - popfilter.ticketleap.com/stagoutndoeup

*Camouflage not required

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SINGLES (90's Tribute Band)
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

SINGLES (90's Tribute Band)

Singles

The Junction City stalwart 90’s tribute band. From a time when you had to tape videos off Much Music so you could listen to your favourite songs, this band are less nostalgia trippers than expert players bringing these anthems of slack and circumstance into a modern context as eternal rock anthems.

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LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH)
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE BAND KARAOKE (GOOD ENOUGH)

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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.

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.

JOIN THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK

Come get down with the Good Enough band.

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

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