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.
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 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.
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
It is the distinct honour of Junction City to welcome back our good friends…
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.
Come get down with the Good Enough band.
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.
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.
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!
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
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384799824986168/
Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://monstersoiree.brownpapertickets.com/
Or they can pay in person ($10 or more donations)
A night of music brought to us by one of the finest breweries in the world, Collective Arts. People know. It's the bomb. 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.
Doors at 8pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also featuring the magical Evangeline Gentle
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.
Other Families - hyper-futurist fun time frenetics
Imelda Marcos - instru-noise rock rattlings re: Chicago
N A V I - night music for nanomachines
Bricks - solo saxophone siren songs
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.
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.
A special engagement by a group of LBK killers from the USA.
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