Angela Saini!
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Angela Saini!

Celebrating the release of "Hope on the Stereo." Upbeat and catchy roots-pop Americana by prairie-raised songstress Angela Saini. Exploring themes of hope and fear and the shades in between. Lead single “Black Sheep” can be heard on Sirius XM and reflects her life-affirming perspective: the road may be untraveled, but you’ll never know if you don’t take a chance.
https://www.angelasaini.com

8:30pm opening- Mikalyn: With a voice that has been described as "timeless" by some and "haunting" by others, she brings her incredible vocal tone and original twist on every song she sings. https://www.mikalynmusic.com/

11pm closing- NEAVV: Alternative Synth-Pop. "Fall hard. Get sad." out now. As heard on "Kim's Convenience."
https://www.neavv.com/

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Shindig!
Mar
23
10:00 PM22:00

Shindig!

DJ General Eclectic, Parkdale Funk and Splattermonkey are returning to The Piston for a very special night of Dancing to that classic Soul and R&B music that only Shindig! is known for. All on 7" 45 rpm vinyl records!!

No advance tickets/10pm

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The New Shaker Sex Addicts!
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

The New Shaker Sex Addicts!

19+ event, $5 cover, Doors at 9:00PM

Not For Function Network presents,

This is an EP release show y'all. The New Shaker Sex Addicts have released "We're In This Together" and want to share it with the world. 5 buckeroos is all it's going to cost to see this ONCE in a lifetime event.

The New Shaker Sex Addicts - 11:00PM
https://thenewshakersexaddicts.bandcamp.com/album/were-in-this-together

Shoobies - 10:15PM
https://shoobiesstolemysong.bandcamp.com/releases

CENTRAAL - 9:30PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpqCpsEQJDw&fbclid

"Spooky Boi" comics will be for sale for $5 by the beautiful Aidan Jeans!

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Witchxhat!
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Witchxhat!

Witchxhat are releasing their debut album and we are throwing a party for it. Come rock out to the sounds of:

Witchxhat- (Mississauga/Toronto) Goth-punk angst
https://witchxhat.bandcamp.com/album/witchxhat
*Members of Huge Cosmic*

Outer Rooms- (Toronto) Post-punk expanse
https://outerrooms.bandcamp.com/

Sicayda- (Brampton/Toronto) Shoegaze adventure
https://sicayda.bandcamp.com/

Yum Dumpster- (Guelph/KW/Brampton) Punk-jazz cadavers

+19

$5-10

No Scrubs

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Bon Echo!
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Bon Echo!

$10
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💥💥💥8

DOORS

💥💥💥8:30

TIGER BOMB

Tiger Bomb is a love-child of passion, feminism, self-love and good vibes. This fledgling musical group is comprised of four women: harpist, poet and multi-disciplinary performer Anda Zeng; your friendly neighbourhood percussionist Danielle Sum; singer, guitarist and lyricist Esther Phua; and bassist/vocalist Jessika Godfrey. Tiger Bomb was formed on a shared desire to increase representation of female-identifying artists and people of colour in the local Toronto music scene. Offering an alternative sound, the band's songs acknowledge the mundane magic of living in our bodies, feeling spiritually homeless, and finding belonging in marginalized places and identities.

Saving Face - Live Video
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxuXw6Z2dr1jSXFNbUNsNnd4Vm9LQUduQ29vQ1VYMk1Ic3U4/view?usp=sharing

Fight For the Light - Live Video
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxuXw6Z2dr1jN05lV2RoY0JnUU9CTjAxN3l6bkJ6UWJrcGdv/view?usp=sharing

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tigerbombmusic/

💥💥💥9:30

SEAN BERTRAM

Fresh off of the release of his debut album, “The Right Place”, 20 year old Sean Bertram is a formidable talent: a jaw-dropping young guitar-slinger who is equally comfortable in jazz, pop and rock, a singer with a pure voice and dizzying falsetto, and a songwriter who makes the craft look deceivingly easy. Often compared to John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Allen Stone, his music weaves stories of love, loss, heartache, and self-discovery through harmonically innovative songs that, if they don’t make you cry, will make you dance.

The Right Place - Album
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6l8QxpDCZkxVOUsrASqEWM?si=BSxya5xWRXaBTJj4CGkzTQ

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/seanbertram.music/

💥💥💥10:30

BON ECHO

From hostel basements to mood-lit café interiors, Bon Echo has been yanking on heartstrings and pushing the limits of what it's possible to do with thrift store toy keyboards since the Summer of 2017. Comprising of Oliver Compton, Charlie Watson, and the songwriting duo of Ian Taylor and Sami Anguaya, the group sings about passion, paranoia, and nostalgia over an instrumental backdrop that draws just as much from Nova Scotian folk-rock as it does from house music and jazz percussion. Following the release of their debut extended play, "Stop, Move," and a productive year that saw them playing a string of shows across Toronto, Bon Echo returned to their hometown of Ottawa to sell out a headlining bill at Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar and begin work on their next project. The group’s double A-sided single, "Dancing / Backsliding" was released in December of 2018.

Dancing / Backsliding - Singles
https://open.spotify.com/album/7Jtf1HiDqvxbOv3EW2F3gJ

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BonEchoMusic/

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Lev Snowe!
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

Lev Snowe!

Doors @ 7:30
Music @ 8:30
$10 at the door

/ / Lev Snowe
https://levsnowe.bandcamp.com/album/faded-blue

For the past three years, Lev Snowe has spent his days tinkering away in his bedroom studio building up his psychedelic Xanadu. Raised on the warm hiss of 70s soul jazz recordings, the slack chill of the L.A. beat scene, and the nostalgic synth swaying of Boards of Canada, this Canadian songwriter/producer creates an atmosphere that is both washed out and danceable — pensive, yet uplifting. And like a wandering mind spent cooped up indoors all winter, Lev’s music never sits still for too long. Lush electronics bloom around shimmering guitars and the wonky grit of Mobb Deep era hip hop grooves, all while Lev’s wistful lyricism drifts hypnotically in and out of focus—a carefree soundtrack fit for either chaotic house parties or those endless summer nights spent escaping reality.

/ / TV SETS
tvsets.bandcamp.com

Surf guitar and whirring synths wash up on a shore of glinting, lost samples. Fuzzy vocals rise from the surf, shake off the sand, and unwrap a summer spread crafted from classic bedroom pop ingredients. Shoegaze and synth pop packaged with a lo fi twist.


/ / DJ Fizzy
#1 chiller Fizzy fizzfizz Adams of legendary & fabulous Toronto synth/dream pop team Hush Pup playing records, tapes and tunes of all stripes before and between bands to keep you motivated and rejoicing all through the night.

/ / a very cool secret band TBA :)

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Forest City Aurora - Family Matters!
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Forest City Aurora - Family Matters!

In celebration of Family Day weekend we would like to invite all you lovely family and friends for a night of live music and party time fun zone!! Monday is a holiday so we expect you to come get crazy and weird all night long with us please thanks sorry thankyou!

Doors at 8:30pm - show starts at 9pm - PWYC

Featuring

Forest City Aurora - 12:00

Record Breaker - 11:00

The Waking West - 10:00

The Hope State - 9:00

Hope to see y'all lovely weirdos xoxoxoxoxo

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Discmen: Valentine's Day Dance!
Feb
14
9:00 PM21:00

Discmen: Valentine's Day Dance!

How you doinnnnn? Ask your crush, your bestie, or your friends' friend who you just added on msn to the Piston for Valentines Day this year! $10, and all the kisses you can handle. Music 9:30 - late, then it's on you to keep the party going.

Discmen are Toronto's best 90s cover band since Y2K!

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The Marwills!
Feb
13
9:00 PM21:00

The Marwills!

Come join these star crossed lovers on this night of passion and romance, the most romantic night of the year, February 13th. Rock out with your cherubs out to the sweet sex-rock and raw masculine energy of the Marwills, then soothe your sensitive soul with the sweet siren calls of Ten Meter Band. The Piston will be the stage for this Shakespearean tale, fkn c u there!

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