upcoming events

Aug 11, Fri, 2017
| 8 PM |
Spaceport Union
Formed in the far reaches of the universe by the fusion of powerful West Coast talent, a formidable pulse of pure energy is set to make contact at the speed of light and transport you to astral dimensions of avant-garde, on waves of sound that appeal to even the most discerning of audiophiles.
The mysterious and eccentric, Spaceport Union, will whisk you away on a compelling cosmic voyage with their eclectic amalgamation of progressive art rock. Let yourself defy gravity as you are drawn into celestial planes diffused with experimental instrumentation and novel sound ideas, very much in the trail of past greats such as the Alan Parsons Project, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
Aug 11, Fri, 2017
| 11 PM |
fresh new sound of Canadian hip hop with a hard style driven flow & delivery that is fuelled by the trials & tribulations of growing up in a reservation known as We'koqma'q First Nation in Cape Breton Island , Nova Scotia (Canada).
Inspired by 90's hip hop and current hip hop music. It is hard to put him in a box. His style is always expending and changing. If lucky to catch he's live show. You would know he's a young seasoned veteran Emcee that earned he's place in the Atlantic Canada Hip hop Scene and beyond.
Aug 12, Sat, 2017
| 9 PM - 2 AM || $5 suggested cover or Pay What You Can |
Alpha of Omega Collective. Exposing Roots and Kulcha.
Alpha of Omega Collective. Exposing Roots and Kulcha presents:
"Hear" Comes The Sun!
Rootz Reggae/Art & Poetry (rap) Pop-Up Bar
A full night of roots, reggae, Kulch music, dub poetry and art
Music by Selecta Shellz, Selecta Spiceygad of Humble
African Sound, Reggae MC's & Selectors of Sellassie!
Live performances by Dub-Poet Cue Kirk
Special guest appearances local by Poets-Painters; singers and more
Proceeds towards R.A.D.A. Rastafari Against Domestic Abuse.
Aug 16, Wed, 2017
| 8 PM |
Jim Lord
Jim Lord is an American folk/rock singer/songwriter and musician. He has toured nationally and internationally, sharing the bill with such artists as Bert Jansch, Tim Hardin and Elvis Costello, Richie Havens, The Rowan Brothers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sam & Dave, Vassar Clements, Albert King and Brewer & Shipley, among others.
"Lord makes the listener believe they know him from his music...intimate and heartfelt."
- The New York Post
"...folk rock genre is alive and well as long as artists like Jim Lord practice their craft."
- Billboard Magazine
Lew Phillips
Lew Phillips is a Canadian Pop singer/songwriter from Montreal taking inspiration from the American Pop music of the 60s. In March 2012, Lew record his very first "EP" and then his second one in March 2013 called "Rock Baby Rock". Nearly one month later, he becomes part of the Wild Records label in Hollywood, California so he release his first single as a 45 RPM with " Mister Colter" on the A-side and "Silent Love" on the B-side and is invited to be part of the Wild Weekender festival in Santa Ana. He has also done the covers of two magazines: a German magazine called Yeehaaw in 2015 and the UK Rock N Roll magazine in February 2014.
Aug 17, Thu, 2017
Jacqui Brown
A Singer Songwriter with a prodigious mind and a voice with the strength and depth of a long winters night and the heat of an endless summers day Jacqui Brown was born in Ottawa however, grew up north of 60. At Barley 18 she hitchhiked across the country and in the neighborhood brassieres of Montreal is where Jacqui found the confidence she needed to launch a career. Soon she was on the road touring with cover bands playing six to seven nights exploring a diversity of genres Jacqui developed chops and stamina.
In 2000 she pulled a 360 and moved to LA and started working in Media & TV production and at night taught her self to play guitar. At first testing out her songs busking on the boardwalk of Venice Beach California and soon after she was playing the clubs in LA. Short after returning to Canada Jacqui was introduced to producer John Burton founding member of Doug & the Slugs. The result of the partnership was the pre-production of 4 albums worth of material. Jacqui has a unique way of blending styles musically and vocally. Her songs are diverse emotionally thick with really story telling sensibilities and most importantly they touch the heart. Finally making one of her dreams a reality in July 2013 recorded her debut record long overdue and right on time.
Jacqui Brown has once again returned to the place where it all started Montreal.
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