Cold Specks with LA Timpa Presented by Calgary Folk Music Festival November 22nd Commonwealth Bar & Stage Doors: 8pm. Show: 9pm. TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY JULY [...]
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY JULY 26TH AT 11AM
Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, has returned with Fool’s Paradise, her most personal work yet. Recognized for her twistedly enthralling lyrics and distinctive soulful voice, she’s dug deep, masterfully and intimately exploring her Somali-Canadian roots. Gentler than her electrifying sophomore Neuroplasticity and her midnight debut I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, Fool’s Paradise encapsulates the naturalness of existing during difficult times, with potent and mournful lyrics, including a song dedicated to a semi-mythical Somali queen. Textured wiry synthesizers drape her vocals alongside her weighty sentiments, enhancing her characteristic warm melancholy.
(Wednesday) 8:00 pm
Tickets on sale Friday September 15th at 10am at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1560232 http://kidkoala.com/ https://www.facebook.com/KidKoala
Tickets on sale Friday September 15th at 10am at https://www.ticketfly.com/
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer and award-winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune, the most recent being 12 bit Blues. He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.
Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,Looper, The Great Gatsby and Men, Women and Children. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, hisSpace Cadet Headphone Experience and the multi-disciplinary puppet theatre film/musical performance Nufonia Must Fall, directed by K.K. Barrett.
(Thursday) 9:00 pm
Timbre Concerts Presents: On Sale Friday June 30th, 2017 at 10am Local Time! Gary Numan Official With Guests Me Not You Friday November 24th 2017 @ COMMONWEALTH 18+ Show/No [...]
Timbre Concerts Presents:
On Sale Friday June 30th, 2017 at 10am Local Time!
Gary Numan Official
With Guests Me Not You
Friday November 24th 2017
18+ Show/No Minors
Early Show: Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:00pm, End 9:30pm
Tickets $30.00 (plus appl. s/c) advance available online at www.ticketweb.ca
Also available at Sloth
Electronic music pioneer, on tour to support his new album “Savage”.
(Friday) 6:00 pm
Commonwealth Bar & Stage turns 6! It’s that time again, another year has come and gone and Commonwealth is one year older. Six years is a lot of parties, a lot [...]
Commonwealth Bar & Stage turns 6!
It’s that time again, another year has come and gone and Commonwealth is one year older. Six years is a lot of parties, a lot of concerts, a lot of memories, a lot of friendships, a few hangovers, but most importantly, we’re just shy of 1,000,000 total visits through our doors. That’s a crazy amount of support from a city we love so much. As a thank you, we want to give back the best way we know how, with more parties.
We are also excited to announce that we are currently undergoing some renovations and are excited to showcase an updated look for the anniversary celebrations. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Calgary Drop-In Centre’s WoodWorks upholstery shop for the project; the upholstery shop is a full-service commercial wood and finishing shop that provides job skills training to homeless and at-risk youth (http://woodworks.thedi.ca/).
In addition to some venue upgrades, we have also teamed up with Vancouver artist Rory Doyle on a new art installation. His latest installation will showcase 22 musical “Legends” and will be on display beginning November 29th.
(Wednesday) 9:00 pm