PHIL HOOD & THE EXCLAMATION
Aug
24
to Aug 25

PHIL HOOD & THE EXCLAMATION

Phill is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer from St. John”s, Newfoundland. Since moving to Toronto in 2003, he has been blessed to have shared the stage with many of the city”s most talented musicians!  Having grown up in rugged Newfoundland, Phill was exposed to Celtic music and culture at a very early age, but did not truly embrace it until he left his homeland to study music in Toronto and started to miss the sounds that reminded him most of home. Having honed his craft in many a dark pub, Phill quickly found himself in a network of similar minded musicians as he began to craft a sound deep rooted classic rock, power pop, with subtle maritime and Celtic roots. Phill Hood and The Exclamation (Phill Hood!) is the culmination of years of writing and playing. Backed by a 5 piece band, the Exclamation are a harmonic force to be reckoned with!

Phill is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer from St. John”s, Newfoundland. Since moving to Toronto in 2003, he has been blessed to have shared the stage with many of the city”s most talented musicians!  Having grown up in rugged Newfoundland, Phill was exposed to Celtic music and culture at a very early age, but did not truly embrace it until he left his homeland to study music in Toronto and started to miss the sounds that reminded him most of home. Having honed his craft in many a dark pub, Phill quickly found himself in a network of similar minded musicians as he began to craft a sound deep rooted classic rock, power pop, with subtle maritime and Celtic roots.

Phill Hood and The Exclamation (Phill Hood!) is the culmination of years of writing and playing. Backed by a 5 piece band, the Exclamation are a harmonic force to be reckoned with!

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ROCKYARD / THE RATHBURNS
Aug
25
to Aug 26

ROCKYARD / THE RATHBURNS

THE RATHBURNS - 9.30PM
ROCKYARD - 10.30PM

Rockyard is a high energy dance-rock party band with an edgy twist. The quartet applies a fresh and unique spin to popular music hits from the 1960’s to present day. From Corporate Events and Weddings to Private Parties and Clubs, Rockyard is perfect for any event looking for standout entertainment.

Rockyard is a high energy dance-rock party band with an edgy twist. The quartet applies a fresh and unique spin to popular music hits from the 1960’s to present day. From Corporate Events and Weddings to Private Parties and Clubs, Rockyard is perfect for any event looking for standout entertainment.

The Rathburns is a four piece band that embraces their small town roots by bringing a bluesy foundation to their contemporary rock sound. Their originality comes from a powerful clash, layering gritty instrumentation onto velvety vocals. They can be the best first date you've ever had, or the soundtrack keeping you awake on your long drive home.

The Rathburns is a four piece band that embraces their small town roots by bringing a bluesy foundation to their contemporary rock sound. Their originality comes from a powerful clash, layering gritty instrumentation onto velvety vocals. They can be the best first date you've ever had, or the soundtrack keeping you awake on your long drive home.

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PARKSIDE DRIVE
Aug
26
to Aug 27

PARKSIDE DRIVE

Parkside Drive is one of the hottest event bands in the industry. Since 2008, this energetic young group has been packing dance floors across North America.  Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band frequently performs at home, upstate New York, and across Canada. Consistently delivering the best in pop, soul, jazz, and beyond, they remain Toronto's best reviewed and most often booked event band.

Parkside Drive is one of the hottest event bands in the industry.

Since 2008, this energetic young group has been packing dance floors across North America.  Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band frequently performs at home, upstate New York, and across Canada.

Consistently delivering the best in pop, soul, jazz, and beyond, they remain Toronto's best reviewed and most often booked event band.

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PHIL HOOD & THE EXCLAMATION
Aug
30
to Aug 31

PHIL HOOD & THE EXCLAMATION

Phill is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer from St. John”s, Newfoundland. Since moving to Toronto in 2003, he has been blessed to have shared the stage with many of the city”s most talented musicians!  Having grown up in rugged Newfoundland, Phill was exposed to Celtic music and culture at a very early age, but did not truly embrace it until he left his homeland to study music in Toronto and started to miss the sounds that reminded him most of home. Having honed his craft in many a dark pub, Phill quickly found himself in a network of similar minded musicians as he began to craft a sound deep rooted classic rock, power pop, with subtle maritime and Celtic roots. Phill Hood and The Exclamation (Phill Hood!) is the culmination of years of writing and playing. Backed by a 5 piece band, the Exclamation are a harmonic force to be reckoned with!

Phill is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer from St. John”s, Newfoundland. Since moving to Toronto in 2003, he has been blessed to have shared the stage with many of the city”s most talented musicians!  Having grown up in rugged Newfoundland, Phill was exposed to Celtic music and culture at a very early age, but did not truly embrace it until he left his homeland to study music in Toronto and started to miss the sounds that reminded him most of home. Having honed his craft in many a dark pub, Phill quickly found himself in a network of similar minded musicians as he began to craft a sound deep rooted classic rock, power pop, with subtle maritime and Celtic roots.

Phill Hood and The Exclamation (Phill Hood!) is the culmination of years of writing and playing. Backed by a 5 piece band, the Exclamation are a harmonic force to be reckoned with!

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THE DISCO REBELS / TOMORROWS MIDNIGHT
Aug
19
to Aug 20

THE DISCO REBELS / TOMORROWS MIDNIGHT

TOMORROWS MIDNIGHT - 9.30PM
THE DISCO REBELS - 10.30PM

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound. The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound.

The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

In early 2015 Jordan Sane (vocals/guitar/keyboards) and Elena Red (drums/backing vox) began writing for a new project that would incorporate their shared influences, love of melody, anthemic hooks & dynamic live performance. After many months of experimenting with sounds, lyrics & ideas, they started recording demos in preparation for taking their passion for new music from the writing room to the world. With the additions of like-minded & accomplished members Russell Jackson-Wyatt (lead guitar/backing vox) & Tarun Dawar (bass/backing vox), they have solidified a complete, focused & solid unit. Tomorrow's Midnight (a reference to "the first moment of a new day") have crafted a sound and presentation that adds a burst of melody & energy to Canada's rock n roll scene.

In early 2015 Jordan Sane (vocals/guitar/keyboards) and Elena Red (drums/backing vox) began writing for a new project that would incorporate their shared influences, love of melody, anthemic hooks & dynamic live performance. After many months of experimenting with sounds, lyrics & ideas, they started recording demos in preparation for taking their passion for new music from the writing room to the world. With the additions of like-minded & accomplished members Russell Jackson-Wyatt (lead guitar/backing vox) & Tarun Dawar (bass/backing vox), they have solidified a complete, focused & solid unit. Tomorrow's Midnight (a reference to "the first moment of a new day") have crafted a sound and presentation that adds a burst of melody & energy to Canada's rock n roll scene.

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THE MOONWALKS
Aug
18
to Aug 19

THE MOONWALKS

The Moonwalks are passionate young musicians who cover current and classic hits in our own dance-rock style, from the Rolling Stones to Radiohead to Rihanna. And, of course, the legendary Michael Jackson.  Our band is named in honour of the king of pop himself, whose music has the unique ability to bring anybody to the dance floor, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, etc. We hope to bring that same spirit to Toronto's music scene!

The Moonwalks are passionate young musicians who cover current and classic hits in our own dance-rock style, from the Rolling Stones to Radiohead to Rihanna. And, of course, the legendary Michael Jackson. 

Our band is named in honour of the king of pop himself, whose music has the unique ability to bring anybody to the dance floor, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, etc. We hope to bring that same spirit to Toronto's music scene!

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SLYDE - WAR MACHINE
Aug
16
to Aug 17

SLYDE - WAR MACHINE

Join us for a night of Prog Rock, Metal, and Punk rock at The Hideout! $5 cover, doors at 8pm SLYDE (Toronto Prog Rock/Metal) Progressive rock/metal with heavy riffs, catchy hooks, and tasty solos. Having returned from a 2-year hiatus, Slyde released a new 4-track titled "Back Again" in February earlier this year. Their releases tend to be conceptual, as is the case with with the new EP, which explores the relationship between environmentalism and sci-fi. The band's cited styles and influences include European metal, Japanese video game music, and Western grunge rock. www.slyde.ca WARMACHINE (Toronto Hard Rock/ Melodic Metal) Hailing from Toronto, Canada, WARMACHINE is a promising, young four-piece power/thrash metal band that strives to carry the torch of this coveted genre. Their music consists of incorporating classic heavy metal influenced riffs, intertwining them with tasteful, catchy dual guitar melodies and harmonies, along with exceptional soloing that mirrors the very best of what true-to-heart heavy metal has to offer. www.warmachineonline.com GURTH (Toronto Punk/Prog Rock) Gurth is Toronto's newest punk/prog band! Gathering musicians from many walks of life and many genres, Gurth creates a blend of high energy punk with technical prog metal and emerges on the other side with something totally unique. Equal parts infectious, complex, and energetic! You can also expect a surplus of terrible jokes at the expense of both the band and audience at each and every show! www.facebook.com/gurthmusic

Join us for a night of Prog Rock, Metal, and Punk rock at The Hideout! $5 cover, doors at 8pm

SLYDE (Toronto Prog Rock/Metal)
Progressive rock/metal with heavy riffs, catchy hooks, and tasty solos. Having returned from a 2-year hiatus, Slyde released a new 4-track titled "Back Again" in February earlier this year. Their releases tend to be conceptual, as is the case with with the new EP, which explores the relationship between environmentalism and sci-fi. The band's cited styles and influences include European metal, Japanese video game music, and Western grunge rock.
www.slyde.ca

WARMACHINE (Toronto Hard Rock/ Melodic Metal)
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, WARMACHINE is a promising, young four-piece power/thrash metal band that strives to carry the torch of this coveted genre. Their music consists of incorporating classic heavy metal influenced riffs, intertwining them with tasteful, catchy dual guitar melodies and harmonies, along with exceptional soloing that mirrors the very best of what true-to-heart heavy metal has to offer.
www.warmachineonline.com

GURTH (Toronto Punk/Prog Rock)
Gurth is Toronto's newest punk/prog band! Gathering musicians from many walks of life and many genres, Gurth creates a blend of high energy punk with technical prog metal and emerges on the other side with something totally unique. Equal parts infectious, complex, and energetic! You can also expect a surplus of terrible jokes at the expense of both the band and audience at each and every show!
www.facebook.com/gurthmusic

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SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES / DALI VAN GOGH / FRANK RYAN
Aug
12
to Aug 13

SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES / DALI VAN GOGH / FRANK RYAN

FRANK RYAN - 9.00PM
DALI VAN GOGH - 9.30PM
SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES - 10.30PM

The Dali Van Gogh From Ashes tour arrives at The Hideout Toronto for their first of two back to back nights in the city. NO COVER CHARGE Performing in support of their new album From Ashes, Halifax based Dali Van Gogh bring soaring vocals, screaming guitar solos, and grooves that will have you head banging along from the very first song. The band will be playing selections from their new album including the hit singles "God Help Me I Like It" and "Black Scales", as well as selections from their back catalogue and wide array of only the best rock covers. Check out the new album at www.dalivangoghmusic.com/fromashes Following Dali Van Gogh, local favorites Scully and the Crossbones rock you late in to the night with all your favorite rock covers!

The Dali Van Gogh From Ashes tour arrives at The Hideout Toronto for their first of two back to back nights in the city. NO COVER CHARGE

Performing in support of their new album From Ashes, Halifax based Dali Van Gogh bring soaring vocals, screaming guitar solos, and grooves that will have you head banging along from the very first song. The band will be playing selections from their new album including the hit singles "God Help Me I Like It" and "Black Scales", as well as selections from their back catalogue and wide array of only the best rock covers. Check out the new album at www.dalivangoghmusic.com/fromashes

Following Dali Van Gogh, local favorites Scully and the Crossbones rock you late in to the night with all your favorite rock covers!

SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES

SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES

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GABBA HEYS & THE BLANKS
Aug
11
to Aug 12

GABBA HEYS & THE BLANKS

Punk Rock + Dance @The Hideout Toronto this Summer!
GABBA HEYS are Toronto's RAMONES band!
Amy Gabba does JOAN JETT + THE BLACKHEARTS!
The Blanks - songs of CBGB do your favourites by Talking Heads, B-52's, Iggy Pop, The Cramps, Go-Go's, Television + tons more!
$5 Cover. Show from 10PM-2AM

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RETURN FOR REFUND
Aug
10
to Aug 11

RETURN FOR REFUND

Return For Refund is a rock band who create a gritty, precise, and high-energy sound filled with infectious riffs and hard hitting rhythms. By combining the sensibilities of the blues, the energy of metal, and the expressive influences of grunge-era alternative rock, the band has found something unique and unapologetically new. The music that results is what the band feels is sonically absent from their lives. It’s the music they want to hear.

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JEFF EAGER
Aug
4
to Aug 5

JEFF EAGER

Jeff Eager, with his effortless talent, versatile voice and commanding stage presence, has secured a reputation as one of the most diverse and dynamic musicians in Toronto. Eager has shared the stage with R&B queen Jully Black, “The Voice France” winner Yoann Freejay, and twice with rock icon Lenny Kravitz. He has recorded with Arkells, performed on Canada AM with Joni NehRita, at Yonge and Dundas Square with the Monster Rock Orchestra, and at the popular Virgin Mobile Mod Club with the St. Royals 24-piece superband.

Eager has brought his original show to the TD Jazz Festival, the Oakville Jazz Festival, and the Trius Winery Jazz and Blues Festival, performing songs from his debut album, Bonavista, heard widely on various satellite stations and CBC radio.

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ROCKYARD
Jul
29
to Jul 30

ROCKYARD

Rockyard is a high energy dance-rock party band with an edgy twist. The quartet applies a fresh and unique spin to popular music hits from the 1960’s to present day. From Corporate Events and Weddings to Private Parties and Clubs, Rockyard is perfect for any event looking for standout entertainment.

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THE DISCO REBELS
Jul
22
to Jul 23

THE DISCO REBELS

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound. The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound.

The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

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STEFF REED PRESENTS: THE POWER OF LOVE TOUR
Jul
20
to Jul 21

STEFF REED PRESENTS: THE POWER OF LOVE TOUR

Featuring Brooklyn Based Music Artists: Steff Reed and The New Renaissance @IAmSteffReed , WordSpit The iLLest @WordSpit , CoCoa Sarai @CoCoaSarai , Berry Boo @ImBerryDamnit , Jypsy Jeyfree @JypsyJeyfree , E$go @FromSunset_ , Moosie Wins @MoosieWins , and DJ BSTN @bstn.jpg

#PowerOfLove
#PowerOfLoveMovement
#PowerOfLoveTour

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JESS DALY PODCAST ANNIVERSARY
Jul
19
to Jul 20

JESS DALY PODCAST ANNIVERSARY

NEW PRIZES! SPECIAL SURPRISE AT MIDNIGHT!

A trifecta of celebrations! AFL has been on the air 2 years, Phill Hood and the Exclamation release their first album, and Jesse turns 28! Check out some of our favourite artists from the podcast LIVE. After our original tunes, stick around to catch some great covers and special guests!

8:00pm: Jeremy De Freitas
9:00pm: Yanis
10:00pm: Eclectic Revival
11pm: Phill Hood and The Exclamation

$7 at the door, lots of great merch, and PRIZES!

Raffle tickets $2/5 and $3/10.
Prizes include:
$50 Gift Certificate to The Grand Trunk!
2 tickets to Venusfest!
50/50 draw
Special AFL guest spot or ad for your business
AFL Tie Dye Limited edition tees
CDs and digital downloads
And much more!

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