ROMES w/ Badlook
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

ROMES w/ Badlook

ON SALE NOW: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/57542153129

** TORONTO RESIDENCY SERIES **
MRG Concerts Presents:
ROMES
with Badlook

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
The Piston, Toronto
Doors at 5:00 pm / 19+

On-Sale Now:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/57542153129
GA: $10+ S/C
Tickets at Eventbrite.com, Soundscapes & Rotate This

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Tucked away in Kensington Market, Downtown Toronto’s most culturally diverse neighborhood, ROMES converted the basement of their semi-detached red-brick into their full time rehearsal space. The band relentlessly spent their waking hours there, exploring their eclectic tastes in music and ultimately writing the tracks for their debut self-titled album, out now.

ROMES have harnessed their pop sensibilities into an alternative sound that is completely their own. With soulful melodies and bright, funky guitar riffs playing off gritty synths, the tracks are instant, high-energy, anthemic ear candy. These larger-than-life tunes, backboned by thumping, hip-hop rhythms and disco-inspired bass-lines, put a modern twist on the group’s early musical inspirations.

Watch ROMES video for "Tryna Be":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzR22pxj0To

Follow ROMES:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Romes/
Website: https://www.romesmusic.com/
Twitter: @romesband
IG: @romes


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Disco Fridays!
Jun
14
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

Email pistonlist@gmail.com for guestlist!

DJ Efsharp and Cyclist bring you Soulful and Funky - Classic and Underground Disco Disco Disco in one of the best sounding rooms in the city. A warm welcome from Cynthia at the door and go find your friends on the dance floor.

10pm to 1975

https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.facebook.com/cyclistmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2119495474772719/?event_time_id=2206945042694428

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It's All Good 90s Music Video Dance Party
Jun
15
9:30 PM21:30

It's All Good 90s Music Video Dance Party

On Saturday June 15th, It's All Good 90's music video dance party is back at The Piston, 937 Bloor Street West.
Join resident VJ, DJ General Eclectic as he takes you back to the 90's decade!
From Biggie to Björk, Nirvana to No Doubt, Destiny's Child to Daft Punk, TLC to A.T.C.Q., Eminem to En Vogue, Mariah Carey to Massive Attack, Portishead to Pavement, Spice Girls to Stereolab & much more!
Free before 9:30 pm!
Going 'til 2:30am
First come, first serve. No advanced tickets. Get there early to avoid the line!

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Disco Fridays!
Jun
21
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

Email pistonlist@gmail.com for guestlist!

DJ Efsharp and Cyclist bring you Soulful and Funky - Classic and Underground Disco Disco Disco in one of the best sounding rooms in the city. A warm welcome from Cynthia at the door and go find your friends on the dance floor.

10pm to 1975

https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.facebook.com/cyclistmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2206945046027761

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Indie Night - Beyond Borders- EP Release!
Jun
25
9:00 PM21:00

Indie Night - Beyond Borders- EP Release!

It's Indie Night at The Piston and ya girl Emma (AKA "PRIYA") is going to be releasing her EP "Beyond Borders" and performing a 45 min opening set for Mercy Flight and another band TBD!!! (WHATTTTT!!??)

Working up the courage to record and share my music I write in my bedroom has been a few years in the making, but I'm so excited to share the three songs on my EP, "Beyond Borders" and a selection of other songs/collaborations.

Priya-
Insta: @becomingpriya
Facebook page: emma.priya

Mercy Flight-
Insta: @mercyflight
Facebook: Mercy Flight


9:30pm- Priya
10:30pm- Mercy Flight

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Juicebox Dance Party
Jun
29
10:00 PM22:00

Juicebox Dance Party

You'll hear: The Strokes, David Bowie, Pulp, The Stooges, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, The Human League, Joy Division, Holy Ghost, Glass Candy, The Fratellis, The Buzzcocks, ABC, Air, The Specials, Le Tigre, Belle & Sebastian, Supergrass, The Clash, Blur, Roxy Music, The Modern Lovers, Orange Juice, Gorillaz, Scissor Sisters, Operators, Broadcast, Franz Ferdinand, PIL, Ladytron, The Drums, Robyn, The Charlatans, Pond, Chromeo, CSS, Goldfrapp, Kasabian, Snapped Ankles, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Sounds, Super Furry Animals, St. Etienne, Tahiti 80, Little Dragon, Weezer, Interpol, Madness, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Kasabian, Cut Copy, The Gossip, The Rapture, Blondie, The Jam, The Dandy Warhols,The Jesus And Mary Chain, DFA 1979, Arctic Monkeys, Yacht, Royksopp, Midnight Juggernauts, Tame Impala, Kraftwerk, Craft Spells, Stereolab, Suicide, The Smiths, Grimes, The Horrors, Temples, Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, Simple Minds, New Order and on and on...

Check out our page and subscribe to our events...
https://www.facebook.com/juiceboxdanceparty/?

Sponsored by:
Kops Records
https://www.facebook.com/kopsrecords/hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf


$10 - 10pm - 19+

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Synthesexer
Jun
8
10:00 PM22:00

Synthesexer

Synthesexer is Toronto's synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party. $10 cover.

Come, if you like this kind of thing:
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR, GLASS CANDY, TIGA, RÖYKSOPP, ROBYN, M.I.A., YAEJI, PEACHES, DAFT PUNK, TODD TERJE, NANCY WHANG, SYLVESTER, PET SHOP BOYS, SHAMIR, LADY GAGA, DONNA SUMMER, DISCLOSURE, THE JUAN MACLEAN, MISSY ELLIOTT, THE KNIFE

IMPORTANT: Respect for consent and diversity is Synthesexer law. Any contravention of these (and related) laws is punishable by shaming followed by expulsion from the party (and therefore, no fun or sexytimes).

The Piston is an accessible space. The bar has no stairs at the door, and a main floor washroom (that is also gender-neutral).

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Synthesexer happens at The Piston on the second Saturday of every month.

See all our set lists on the main Synthesexer page:
https://www.facebook.com/synthsex

We also make playlists for your personal pleasure:
http://spoti.fi/2ALW7sZ

***ELECTRO-POP, INDIE DANCE, HOUSE, SYNTHY HIP-HOP,
HI-NRG, ITALO DISCO, ELECTROCLASH, SYNTH-POP, NEW WAVE, EURODANCE, ALL SUPER SEXY***

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Disco Fridays!
Jun
7
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

Email pistonlist@gmail.com for guestlist!

The Piston presents Disco Fridays with host DJ Efsharp and Cyclist every Friday night! With one of the best sounding rooms and lighting fx, you'll lose yourself on the dance floor to our underground disco. We serve it up hot, sweaty and tight every week!


https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.soundcloud.com/cyclistmusic/
https://www.thepiston.ca/
http://www.evolvedentertainment.com

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DONNA — Sweet Dreams
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

DONNA — Sweet Dreams

The Piston / 19+ / doors 8:00pm / $10 cover
www.thepiston.ca/events

DONNA — Sweet Dreams
facebook.com/todonnawithlove
instagram.com/todonnawithlove

~ DONNA is back from our honeymoon to serenade spring in Toronto like never before. Don't worry, we'll bring the warm weather with us. Come for the killer vocals + queer lyrics, stay for the posi-vibes. DONNA is your dream date destiny. ~

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The 3 Lion's Den present The Nations League Finals
Jun
5
2:30 PM14:30

The 3 Lion's Den present The Nations League Finals

Hey England supporters… The gates of the 3 Lion’s Den are opening up at the Piston (937 Bloor St. West) once again..!

It’s Summer in the city… and sadly Summer 2019 is another one of ‘those’ Summers. Yes, Summer 2019 is another dreaded European ‘Football-less’ Summer. No World Cup and No Euros to gather the tribes around TVs and screens at pubs and bars in the city. These Summers always just feel wrong

BUT…

THANKFULLY… the EUROPEAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION has thrown us all a bit of a lifeline for Summer’s like these from now on with the introduction of the new NATION’S LEAGUE CUP. The Nations League is a 55 Country, year-long tournament (held during the regular domestic season) and culminating in a three day, 3 game, Semi-final and Final.

This is the first year of the new Nations League… and the winning teams from the tournament are now set for the final 3 matches which will give us the first ever Nations League Cup winners.

The Semi-finalists are: Portugal, The Netherlands, England and Switzerland with those 4 teams knocking out all the heavyweights like Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia and Belgium along the way.

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Disco Fridays!
May
31
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

Email pistonlist@gmail.com for guestlist!

The Piston presents Disco Fridays with host DJ Efsharp and Cyclist every Friday night! With one of the best sounding rooms and lighting fx, you'll lose yourself on the dance floor to our underground disco. We serve it up hot, sweaty and tight every week!


https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.soundcloud.com/cyclistmusic/
https://www.thepiston.ca/
http://www.evolvedentertainment.com

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Low Life Lolas EP Release Celebration ft Papershakers and Beams
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Low Life Lolas EP Release Celebration ft Papershakers and Beams

Our debut EP ‘WOLVES’ will be available on all platforms, free download and we want you to celebrate with us!

Our friends PAPERSHAKERS and BEAMS will be supporting us for a night packed full of wicked tunes. You do not want to miss them!

Come thirsty, friends.
Paper Shakers
https://www.papershakers.com
Beams
http://beamstheband.com

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Juicebox Dance Party!
May
25
10:00 PM22:00

Juicebox Dance Party!

Spring is in full force so get your dance on with the Juicebox Crew!

Babs and Jorge spin vinyl! You'll hear: The Strokes, David Bowie, Pulp, The Stooges, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, The Human League, Joy Division, Holy Ghost, Glass Candy, The Fratellis, The Buzzcocks, ABC, Air, The Specials, Le Tigre, Belle & Sebastian, Supergrass, The Clash, Blur, Roxy Music, The Modern Lovers, Orange Juice, Gorillaz, Scissor Sisters, Operators, Broadcast, Franz Ferdinand, PIL, Ladytron, The Drums, Robyn, The Charlatans, Pond, Chromeo, CSS, Goldfrapp, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Sounds, Super Furry Animals, St. Etienne, Tahiti 80, Little Dragon, Weezer, Interpol, Madness, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Kasabian, Cut Copy, The Gossip, The Rapture, Blondie, The Jam, The Dandy Warhols,The Jesus And Mary Chain, DFA 1979, Arctic Monkeys, Yacht, Royksopp, Midnight Juggernauts, Tame Impala, Kraftwerk, Craft Spells, Stereolab, Suicide, The Smiths, Grimes, The Horrors, Temples, Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, Simple Minds, New Order and on and on...

Check out our page and subscribe to our events...
https://www.facebook.com/juiceboxdanceparty/?

Sponsored by:
Kops Records
https://www.facebook.com/kopsrecords/hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

Be sure to get there early to avoid lineups!
Got Requests? Drop them in the Event discussion and we'll play 'em if we can...

$10 - 10pm - 19+

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Disco Fridays!
May
24
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

$10 at 10pm - Email pistonlist@gmail.com for guestlist!

The Piston presents Disco Fridays with host DJ Efsharp and Cyclist every Friday night! With one of the best sounding rooms and lighting fx, you'll lose yourself on the dance floor to our underground disco. We serve it up hot, sweaty and tight every week!


https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.facebook.com/cyclistmusic/
https://www.thepiston.ca/
http://www.evolvedentertainment.com

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The Mean EP Release with Secret Wars and Techniques Berlin
May
23
9:00 PM21:00

The Mean EP Release with Secret Wars and Techniques Berlin

Join us and two of our favourite Toronto bands to celebrate the release of our first EP on Vinyl and Cassette!

The Mean - Post Punk/New Wave/Indie
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheMeanTheBand/

Secret Wars - Post Punk/Indie
https://www.facebook.com/pg/SecretWarsTheBand/

Techniques Berlin - Minimal Synth/Electropop/Synthwave
https://www.facebook.com/techniques.berlin/

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It's All Good 90's Music Video Dance Party!
May
18
9:30 PM21:30

It's All Good 90's Music Video Dance Party!

On Saturday May 18th, It's All Good 90's music video dance party is back at The Piston, 937 Bloor Street West.
Join resident VJs, DJ General Eclectic and DJ Mike Luke as they take you back to the 90's decade!
From Biggie to Björk, Nirvana to No Doubt, Destiny's Child to Daft Punk, TLC to A.T.C.Q., Eminem to En Vogue, Mariah Carey to Massive Attack, Portishead to Pavement, Spice Girls to Stereolab & much more!
Free before 9:30 pm!
Going 'til 2:30am
First come, first serve. No advanced tickets. Get there early to avoid the line!

See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/904985999834874/

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Disco Fridays!
May
17
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

The Piston and Evolved Entertainment present Disco Fridays with host DJ Efsharp every Friday night! The Piston has one of the best sounding rooms and lighting fx to guarantee you'll bump and grind to our underground disco. So come join us on the dance floor. We serve it up hot, sweaty and tight every week!


https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.thepiston.ca/
http://www.evolvedentertainment.com

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Synthesexer
May
11
10:00 PM22:00

Synthesexer

Synthesexer is Toronto's synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party. $10 cover.

Come, if you like this kind of thing:
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR, GLASS CANDY, TIGA, RÖYKSOPP, ROBYN, M.I.A., YAEJI, PEACHES, DAFT PUNK, TODD TERJE, NANCY WHANG, SYLVESTER, PET SHOP BOYS, SHAMIR, LADY GAGA, DONNA SUMMER, DISCLOSURE, THE JUAN MACLEAN, MISSY ELLIOTT, THE KNIFE

IMPORTANT: Respect for consent and diversity is Synthesexer law. Any contravention of these (and related) laws is punishable by shaming followed by expulsion from the party (and therefore, no fun or sexytimes).

The Piston is an accessible space. The bar has no stairs at the door, and a main floor washroom (that is also gender-neutral).

-----

Synthesexer happens at The Piston on every second Saturday of the month.

See all our set lists on the main Synthesexer page:
https://www.facebook.com/synthsex

We also make playlists for your personal pleasure:
http://spoti.fi/2ALW7sZ

***ELECTRO-POP, INDIE DANCE, HOUSE, SYNTHY HIP-HOP,
HI-NRG, ITALO DISCO, ELECTROCLASH, SYNTH-POP, NEW WAVE, EURODANCE, ALL SUPER SEXY***

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Disco Fridays!
May
3
10:00 PM22:00

Disco Fridays!

The Piston and Evolved Entertainment present Disco Fridays with host DJ Efsharp. Every Friday night at The Piston you will bump and grind to underground disco. We serve it up hot and sweaty every week.

This week's guest DJ's:
Betti Forde/ Fawn Big Canoe/ Ryan Carroll

www.bettiforde.com
https://www.facebook.com/fawnbigcanoe/
https://www.facebook.com/indiedjgta/

https://www.facebook.com/ThePistonBar/
https://www.facebook.com/DeejayEfsharp/
https://www.thepiston.ca/
http://www.evolvedentertainment.com

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Live YACHT ROCK Tribute
Apr
30
10:00 PM22:00

Live YACHT ROCK Tribute

Join us for a great night of Yacht Rock LIVE at the Piston! What is Yacht Rock? Come and find out! There will be live performances of all your favourite Yacht Rock covers, songs by bands such as the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, The Eagles, Toto, Joe Jackson, Seals and Croft, Journey, Christopher Cross and more!

If you or your band wants to play, please send us a message here at Indie Night!

P.S. this is not easy music to play, which is why we created the event so early: to give us time to get our sh#$ together, people. Rock on!

*"Yacht rock (originally known as the West Coast Sound or adult-oriented rock) is a broad music style and aesthetic identified with soft rock. It was one of the commercially successful genres of its era, existing between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Drawing on sources such as smooth soul, smooth jazz, R&B, funk, and disco, common stylistic traits include high-quality production, clean vocals, and a focus on light, catchy melodies. Its name, coined in the 2000s by the makers of the online video series Yacht Rock, was derived from its association with the popular Southern Californian leisure activity of sailing." - Wikipedia.

https://www.facebook.com/events/310330529679140/

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Glass Cannon/Youth & Canvas/Rubber Tire Peep Show/Scratchnasty
Apr
29
9:00 PM21:00

Glass Cannon/Youth & Canvas/Rubber Tire Peep Show/Scratchnasty

Garage/blues rock duo Youth & Canvas are on tour from Austin, Texas and lookin’ to get down in Toronto! We’re ready to party and bring down the house with Glass Cannon, Scratchnasty, and Rubber Tire Peep Show!

Scratchnasty - 8p
Youth & Canvas - 9p
Glass Cannon - 10p
Rubber Tire Peep Show - 11p

19+
$5

https://www.facebook.com/events/1341103879388737/

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Juicebox Dance Party
Apr
27
10:00 PM22:00

Juicebox Dance Party

Juicebox is a monthly dance party that spins Indie Dance/ Brit Pop/ New Wave

You'll hear: The Strokes, David Bowie, Pulp, The Stooges, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, The Human League, Joy Division, Holy Ghost, Glass Candy, The Fratellis, The Buzzcocks, ABC, Air, The Specials, Le Tigre, Belle & Sebastian, Supergrass, The Clash, Blur, Roxy Music, The Modern Lovers, Orange Juice, Gorillaz, Scissor Sisters, Operators, Broadcast, Franz Ferdinand, PIL, Ladytron, The Drums, Robyn, The Charlatans, Pond, Chromeo, CSS, Goldfrapp, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Sounds, Super Furry Animals, St. Etienne, Tahiti 80, Little Dragon, Weezer, Interpol, Madness, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Kasabian, Cut Copy, The Gossip, The Rapture, Blondie, The Jam, The Dandy Warhols,The Jesus And Mary Chain, DFA 1979, Arctic Monkeys, Yacht, Royksopp, Midnight Juggernauts, Tame Impala, Kraftwerk, Craft Spells, Stereolab, Suicide, The Smiths, Grimes, The Horrors, Temples, Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, Simple Minds, New Order and on and on...

https://www.facebook.com/events/273425770264617/

Check out our page and subscribe to our events...
https://www.facebook.com/juiceboxdanceparty/?
Sponsored by 
Kops Records

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