Juicebox!
May
27
10:00 pm22:00

Juicebox!

Juicebox is a monthly dance party that focuses on spinning the coolest new wave, brit pop, rock, electronic and assorted vinyl gems of all eras! Deejays Tweed & Babe Decibel!

$10 / 10pm

Rubehill!
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Rubehill!

Rubehill with support from Quinn Mills & the Common Era, Noah Mroueh, the Goombas.

Doors at 8pm.

Tickets $10 or $8 at redpinemusic.com


100% Dynamite!
May
26
10:00 pm22:00

100% Dynamite!

Northern Soul, Girl Groups, Motown, Stax, Garage Rock & Heavy Funk to Rocksteady, Classic Reggae, Blue Beat & Ska with deejays General Eclectic, DJ Misty & Parkdale Funk!

$5 until 10:30pm / $10 after

Unidentified Funk Object
May
24
8:00 pm20:00

Unidentified Funk Object

The Piston gets +2 to nerdiness on May 24 as two of Toronto's nerdiest bands do a double header of retro-futuristic jams. Theremin. Keytars. Chiptune. It's gonna be a critical hit.

$5, doors open at 8:30

9:15 Villainest
10:30 Unidentified Funk Object

UNIDENTIFIED FUNK OBJECT brings interplanetary grooves beamed from the funkiest depths of space to Ur dancefloor.
https://www.facebook.com/UnidentifiedFunkObject/

VILLAINEST is your new favourite Toronto-based Sega Mega Drive party band. Keytars. Solos. Square waves.
https://www.facebook.com/villainestmusic/

It's All Good!
May
20
10:00 pm22:00

It's All Good!

A 90s video dance party on the third Saturday of every month!
With resident VJs General Eclectic and Splattermonkey!

$10.00 / 10pm

Rebel Hop!
May
19
10:00 am10:00

Rebel Hop!

Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall!
3rd Friday of every month!
2 DJs + 1 Player = Gramera, Linx & Dennis P.

$10.00 / 10pm

Confidential Records Presents: MAPL Series
May
18
8:30 pm20:30

Confidential Records Presents: MAPL Series

The MAPL series celebrates different types of genres and styles, yet all Canadian! As this year marks Canada’s 150 birthday, we thought this would be the perfect time to celebrate all things red and white. This is the first of our two showcases for this season. It will be a night of exciting and emerging talent!

ARTIST LINE UP
The Accolades
Sticks - The Mashup Drummer
Patrik
Jahmeel - https://www.instagram.com/jvhmeel/

Tickets: $10
Doors: 8:30pm

All proceeds will be going towards MusiCounts a charitable organization that ensures that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances or cultural background, have access to a music program through their school or community.

The Nude Dogs
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

The Nude Dogs

Categorized as a four-piece garage-punk band from Toronto whose sound and attitude taps the true elements of punk. Incorporating heavy licks, intense energy and strong satire to create songs that ooze attitude, this is your girl squad if you are into being bold and fiery in a world that makes you want to say, "Fuck This''. The Nude Dog's mantra has always been clear- get loud and be proud.

https://thenudedogs.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thenuudedogs/

Special guests support by:

Mineta
Los Señores Calavera
Terrible And The Horribles

9:30 Los Senores Calavera
10:15 Terrible And The Horribles
11:00 The Nude Dogs
12:00 Mineta

$10.00

Hot Breath Karaoke!
May
14
9:00 pm21:00

Hot Breath Karaoke!

Every Sunday at the Piston, The House of Hot Breath takes over for an evening of karaoke that is unlike any other in the city! If you don't sing, you don't spin. If you don't spin, you don't win. It's Toronto's only game show style karaoke!

9pm

More info on Facebook

Beam Me Up!
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Beam Me Up!

Beam Me Up is a monthly Disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel & proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence in the best sounding bar in town, supplied by residents A Digital Needle & Cyclist, who go back to back all night!

$10.00 / 10pm

Synthesexer!
May
12
10:00 pm22:00

Synthesexer!

An electronic take on bump n grind. Everything from Italo Disco to Electropop to House to Trip Hop. On the second Friday of every month at The Piston.

$10.00 / 10pm

Blast! R'n'R Dance Party with The Hip Shakers
May
10
9:00 pm21:00

Blast! R'n'R Dance Party with The Hip Shakers

It's that time of month again, when we get together to hang out, drink and dance, while practicing our new jive and bop moves to some of our best local musicians!

We are happy to present and bring to you: The Hip Shakers!

Doors open @ 8:45pm
Dance lesson @ 9:00pm
By: Soda Pop Hop instructors Gabriel Sarrazin-Mackay & Drea Burck

The Hip Shakers @ 9:30pm

Cover Charge:
$5 in advance & $7 at the door at The Piston

Hot Breath Karaoke!
May
7
9:00 pm21:00

Hot Breath Karaoke!

Every Sunday at the Piston, The House of Hot Breath takes over for an evening of karaoke that is unlike any other in the city! If you don't sing, you don't spin. If you don't spin, you don't win. It's Toronto's only game show style karaoke!

9pm

More info on Facebook

With It!
May
6
10:00 pm22:00

With It!

60s Mod Soul Reggae Record Party

DJ Nico (Vinyl from the Crypt CIUT 89.5FM)

DJ Magnificent (Ottawa's Double Barrel)

Sponsored by Fred Perry Toronto, Kops Records & CIUT 89.5FM

$10 / 10pm

More info on Facebook

WeddingNight!
May
5
10:00 pm22:00

WeddingNight!

It's Wedding Night, the party that shamelessly plays favourites across the pop music spectrum, including new-wave, hip-hop, freak funk, dad-rock and r&b! 

Wedding Night walks that fine line between choice & cheese, between guilty & guiltless, while making a brimful revel and rollick in the warm embrace of the Piston’s sonically sound back room. 

$10 / 10pm

More info on Facebook

Gentle Brent Tape Release w/ Paul Linklater, Pinecones!
May
3
9:00 pm21:00

Gentle Brent Tape Release w/ Paul Linklater, Pinecones!

Cassette release party for Gentle Brent's new album Just Dandy. A zippy lil' zapper courtesy of Reel Cod Records!. Pop on by for an early Wednesday evening soiree at The Piston! Hear the album live and leave with a copy of your own!

Featuring special opening solo set by that most talented and always dashing Paul Linklater!
https://www.paullinklater.com/

And hey you may get a bonus mini Pinecones set while you're at it!

$10 gets you entry and choice of Tape or CD of the new record.
Doors at 9pm.

http://www.gentlebrent.com/
https://www.paullinklater.com/
https://thepinecones.bandcamp.com/
 

Hot Breath Karaoke!
Apr
30
9:00 pm21:00

Hot Breath Karaoke!

Every Sunday at the Piston, The House of Hot Breath takes over for an evening of karaoke that is unlike any other in the city! If you don't sing, you don't spin. If you don't spin, you don't win. It's Toronto's only game show style karaoke!

9pm

More info on Facebook

Juicebox!
Apr
29
10:00 pm22:00

Juicebox!

Juicebox is a monthly dance party that focuses on spinning the coolest new wave, brit pop, rock, electronic and assorted vinyl gems of all eras! Deejays Tweed & Babe Decibel!

$10 / 10pm

More info on Facebook

100% Dynamite!
Apr
28
10:00 pm22:00

100% Dynamite!

Northern Soul, Girl Groups, Motown, Stax, Garage Rock & Heavy Funk to Rocksteady, Classic Reggae, Blue Beat & Ska with deejays General Eclectic, DJ Misty & Parkdale Funk!

$5 until 10:30pm / $10 after

More info on Facebook

Sleep Science w/ Maybe Refuge, Gen Gorman
Apr
25
9:00 pm21:00

Sleep Science w/ Maybe Refuge, Gen Gorman

Based in Vancouver, Sleep Science draws influences from various genres to create their distinct, progressive alternative-rock sound, which is hard-hitting, yet groovy, with unconventional time signatures, articulate bass lines and wailing, sometimes ambient guitar work.

Support from locals Maybe Refuge & Gen Gorman!

$10 / 8:30 pm

More info on Facebook

Hot Breath Karaoke!
Apr
23
9:00 pm21:00

Hot Breath Karaoke!

Every Sunday at the Piston, The House of Hot Breath takes over for an evening of karaoke that is unlike any other in the city! If you don't sing, you don't spin. If you don't spin, you don't win. It's Toronto's only game show style karaoke!

9pm

More info on Facebook

CMW!
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

CMW!

Canadian Music Week! $10! Doors at 7pm!

8PM – The Brevet
9PM – The Census
10PM - Paisley
11PM – Silver Love Club
12AM – Letters to Lions

More info on Facebook!