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This Saturday Motown Party returns to 751.
As usual, Motown, Soul, and Girl Group hits will be served on two floors.
This month resident dj Fawn B.C will be joined by Montreal dj ShaydaKiss and downstairs Brett Millius and Rev Throwdown will be doing an all vinyl set.
$5 before 11, $10 after.
11 pitchers and cheap bar rail.
The hottest night of the week for under $20 ? Can't say no to that!
Get there early to avoid disappointment.
See you this weekend!
Good Kids might not be throwing any jams of our own, but that doesn't mean World Pride is not going to be the best weekend ever.
There's a lot of parties happening this weekend and these are the ones you should be excited about.
1. Fit Primpin
Word has it a bunch of talented local djs and a larger than life personality named TS Madison will be at this party. Pre-sale tickets are sold out, but if you get there early you might be able to get in.
2. Scissors - World Pride.
Our girl Fawn B.C is a woman of many talents. When she's not slinging those Motown hits, she's keeping things spicy at Scissors. If you're looking for amazing house music and other gorgeous queers, this is the party to go to! The vibe is perfect and dancing is mandatory.
3. Hotnuts: A Whole New World Pride.
Hot Nuts always draws the fiercest crowd in Toronto and this years Pride party will be no exception. Dress in your best Disney inspired look and come see Nomi Ruiz(Hercules And Love Affair & Jessica 6) perform live. We recommend going all out. It's gonna be one of those nights.
Y2K is tonight at The Drake Underground and it's important that all you party animals get a quick history lesson on what videos killed it back in the 2000's.
Every good one hit wonder and chart topper is usually matched with an even better visual component and these five videos were no exception.
1. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
This video finds Jay and Rick Rubin cruising the mean streets of NYC. This raw look at New York City was perfect for the track and was one of the most talked about videos at that time. That is until Jay-Z met his 100th problem earlier this year, which probably trumped the amount of views this legendary video has in total.
2. Outkast - B.O.B
When this bomb dropped back in 2000, everyone was dancing their asses off. This video needs no longer explanation. Andre 3000's perfect outfits and swarms of running/dancing children are all the explanation you need.
3. R.Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Poppin bottles, expensive furs, and a whole lot of women. This video for "Ignition Remix" hit the nail right on the head. R.Kelly has been known to bring the party in most of his videos, but something about this one was just so perfect with this song. Also, a blue-lit room filled with Hpnotiq ? What more do you need ?
4. 50 Cent - In Da Club
Sometimes when you're 50 Cent and it's your birthday, you have drive out to a deserted area to do intensive training before hitting the club. Guys, 50 takes birthdays very, very seriously and you should too!
5. Snoop Dog ft. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
This black and white goodie will never be forgotten. Cars on a lean, graffiti, skateboarding, and a whole lot of booty popping had this video on heavy rotation. This video also had everyone and their mama trying to learn the crip walk, but nobody can do it quite like Snoop.
These are just some of the classics. Come get some more tonight at the Drake Underground.
See you tonight!
With the new album What Is This Heart ? dropping on June 24th, How To Dress Well has released another single from the album titled "Face Again". The production is bigger and the vocals are solid. The repeat button will definitely come in handy for this track. Check it out below:
The self directed video features a lot of goofing off, eating, and some unseen tour footage. Perfect way to start to June.
TOPS will play Wrongbar on July 19th as part of the Cascine + Friends tour. Get your tickets now.
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1kfpu2O
www.GOODKIDS.ca is bringing up a huge Chicago party:
Y2K: The Millennial Dance Party!!!
A Party devoted to the best JAMS of the early to mid 2000s! Guilty Pleasures One Hit Wonders Chart Toppers and everything in between! Come see why Y2K was recently announced as a nominee for Time Out Chicago's Best Dance Party of 2013!
After selling out the past two Y2K's at Weldon Park; Good Kids are bringing back this massive party from Chicago for you to do it all again at the Drake and we're bringing up Chicago's dj Marco Morales!
Helsinki singer and producer Sami Suova has been doing his thing as one half of the duo Shine 2009 for quite some time now. A few hours ago Sami dropped his debut solo EP on soundcloud and needless to say it's pretty amazing. A lot of great production and gorgeous pop hooks on this one. Check it out below:
R&B girl group Danity Kane made waves when they were signed to Bad Boy Records back in 2005, releasing two chart-topping records and a slew of hot singles.
The five-piece group split in 2009 after members Shannon, Aubrey, D.Woods, and Aundrea were released from their contracts, leaving singer Dawn Richard as a solo artist.
All the members of Danity Kane(minus D.Woods) reunited last year and have just released their new single titled "Lemonade".
The song is produced by The Stereotypes and samples the beat the Clipse hit song "Grindin". Definitely a summer banger. Get into it below:
This long weekend might be the best time to get all your summer swag at the Good Kids shop.
From now until Monday, we'll be doing 25% off YO/NY/CE soft combed unisex fitted tank tops and tees!
They go back up to regular price on Monday.
Get em while their hot!
Where your bawse at ?
Gabi is a blogger from L.A who runs her own blog called GABIFRESH. She has amazing style and promotes nothing but love, health, and body positivity. Being a big girl of color, she looks to encourage curvy girls be strong, sexy, and powerful women, which makes sense considering her latest project #everyBODYisflawless.
Gabi collaborated with two major players in the plus size fashion game, Tess Munster and Nadia Aboulhosn, to create their own video for Beyonce's hit single "Flawless". In the video, the girls quickly address the media, then get right down to business. This jeweled up divas strut their stuff, channeling Bey effortlessly and showing us all that YO/NY/CE girls come in all shapes and sizes.
THIS FRIDAY: 4AM LAST CALL In Living Color 90s Party at Johnny Jackson.
$200 90s costume contest! - live dance performance by Tribe Toronto - free guestlist while there's still room: http://eepurl.com/syv_L
With all the amazing characters in the history of In Living Color, we're hoping to see some amazing costumes this Friday. You've got 2 days! Make it happen!
The ladies joined forces with Dj Dahi to create a track for the Yours Truly/Adidas Originals #songsfromscratch series and from the sounds of it, they left the studio with a pretty banging track.
Kelela sings about fighting temptation around the other woman, giving a much softer, more sensual sound than you'd expect from her. Tink adds a little fire near the end, keeping things sexy and slick. These two definitely need to keep the tracks coming. They're a match made in heaven.
Listen to the new track "Want It" below:
GoodKids present The MOTOWN PARTY
DJ's Fawn B.C.. & DJ Sean Caff
and downstairs, playing an ALL VINYL SET:
Brett Millius & Reverand Throwdown
751 Queen Street West
$5 before 11 / $10 after
$11 pitchers & (cheap bar rails)
Motown gems playing on both floors and all the cheap beer you can drink. I don't see anything wrong with that. This party fills up fast, so arrive early to avoid a long line-up.
Quay Dash's new single "Pop Triggaz" sees the Bronx rapper channeling Foxy Brown with a slightly more vicious flow.
Producer Ponyo takes the track into banger territory, as Quay slays every bitch in sight, letting it be known early on that she's realest bitch out there.
If her reputation and previous singles are any indication, this Cunt Mafia bombshell will have no problem showing broke bitches her receipts on sight.
Check out "Pop Triggaz" below:
This party was recently nominated TimeOut Chicago's "Best Dance Party Of 2013", so I guess we must be doing something right!
The madness returns to The Drake Underground on May 2nd. We're bringing the party from Chicago to Toronto with Chi-town Dj Mark Morales.
As always, expect all your favorite jams from the early to mid 2000's, guilty pleasures, and tons of hits being played all night.
See you there.
It seems like the "Nirvana" T-shirt has a few people taking notice this week.
It looks like Spring has officially become "Mmm bop" season.
Lookin for a new way to "Express Yourself" ? Get yourself a "Nirvana" tee today so you can feel closer to these three little legends.
You can find the T-shirt here at the Good Kids online shop.
Vancouver synth pop duo Cosmetics first made waves back in 2010 with their two 7'' singles Soft Skin and Sleepwalking. On Record Store Day Cosmetics will release the Olympia Plus LP. As the story goes, this release contains tracks that were supposed to be on Cosmetics debut album, but after sitting on them for two years, the band decided something wasn't quite right. "Honey, Honey" is a song off the release and it definitely feels like the type of goodness you'd expect from Cosmetics. Sexy and smooth, with a lot of great synth and mesmerizing vocals. Their debut album is currently in the works and will be released sometime in the near future. Get into the track "Honey, Honey" below:
The bedroom pop newcomer made a sweet splash last year with tracks like "Varsity Jacket" and the lush R&B standout "Cherry Cola".
Bayou is set to drop his new mixtape Loopback next month on Double Denim. The first single off the release is called "Airlock".
It starts off with some pretty frantic, wobbly beats, but then eases back into the dreamy goodness you'd expect from a Bayou track.
Overall, it's pretty awesome. A lot more playful than his previous stuff.
Check out the new single "Airlock" below:
MOTOWN Party Toronto: Winter Thaw is tonight.
Guest Dj Splattermonkey joins the regular Good Kids to play old favorites and rare grooves from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and whatever else we feel like playing.
Captured Tracks recently added New Jersey duo Donovan Blanc to their roster. These boys were making sugary pop music under the name Honeydrum before taking their sound into dreamier territory with this new project. Donovan Blanc finds these two Jersey boys giving hints of Bowie in their monotone vocals, with a lot of jazzy arrangements and smooth, crisp guitar licks.
Their self-titled debut album drops on June 24th.
Listen to their first single "Minha Menina" below:
This new batch of Olerud's, Carter's, White's, Stieb's, Gruber's and Alomar's are going to swing for the fences and we're gonna be wearing these all the way till we win the pennant!
Next weeks 90's Party is going to be amazing. Will, Carlton, Uncle Phil, Aunt Viv, Hilary, and Ashley will all be there. Well, at least we hope they will be.
As always, best 90's themed costume gets the grand prize of $200.00. No pressure, but I think you might wanna take a trip back to Bel-Air to help get your look right.
Fawn BC and Chicago's PHNM will be spinning the jams and their will be free glow sticks and cheap drinks.
Any questions ?
The madness is going down next Friday at Johnny Jackson.
See you there.
Photos from last months Clueless Party are up!!! Those were some of the best costumes we've seen this year!!
Y2K is a Party devoted to the best JAMS of the early to mid 2000s! Guilty Pleasures One Hit Wonders Chart Toppers and everything in between! Come see why Y2K was recently announced as a nominee for Time Out Chicago's Best Dance Party of 2013!
heres photos from the last one:
Viet Cong is a new band that consists of Matt Flegel and drummer Mike Wallace.
Once upon a time, Matt and Mike, along with Mike's brother Patrick and Chris Reimer were known as Women. They released two highly acclaimed albums before breaking up in 2010. Two years after their breakup, guitarist Chris Reimer died in his sleep at 26.
This new song is a demo from one of Viet Cong's recent sessions. A lot groovy guitar rifts and nice vocals on this one. Can't wait to see what these boys cook up on their debut album. Check out the new song "Bunker Buster" below:
Michael Bay Directs, Megan Fox plays April O'Neil. No word yet of Corey Feldman reprises his role as Donatello.
We've got passes to give away courtesy of Paramount!
check out out Ninja Turtles inspired boxes that our shirts get mailed to you in when you buy three or more!
Apple recently released a statement saying they're working on more ethnically diverse emojis for future iOS updates. This is definitely super awesome news, but while you're at Apple, I think there's some other emojis you need to add to the roster.
There's so many good emojis already, but there's just certain emotions I can't express with the current set on my Iphone.
It'd be nice to have emojis that accurately describe my need for "no pants" days, tacos, and maybe a drunk face I can use instead of a sloppy text message at 4a.m.
I've got five suggestions that might help complete all of our lives. Hopefully Apple will hear my prayers and make this happen.
1. "Nice butt" emoji
We've all found ourselves ogling some babes booty at a party, on the internet, or in the mirror looking at our own butt. In a perfect world, there'd be an emoji that lets people know just how awesome said butt is. I envision something curvy, almost like a cartoon Beyonce.
2. Taco emoji
This isn't even a suggestion guys! Just do it! Everyone should know that I'm eating all the tacos!
3. "Drunk In Love" emoji
It took all the emojis currently available to express the sexiness in Beyonce's hit single "Drunk In Love"(see video). Why not just have one ? If you wanna "drank watermelon" or "serfbort" with a sexy friend after the bar, one character should be able to tell the whole story. Lets face it, none of us will ever be Beyonce. However, I think this emoji would help us relive our drunken sexapades in true Queen Bey fashion.
4. "Flips table" emoji
When you're swamped with work and swimming in deadlines, sometimes you just wanna flip that table, grab a six pack, and party like you don't have a care in the world. My dream text would involve this magical emoji. Something that lets your friends know you don't give a single fuck and nothing can stop you from getting turnt up all night long.
5. "No pants" emoji
I think it goes without saying that pants suck. Who needs em ? I sure don't! This one needs know explanation. No pants day is a holiday that happens all year round. We need celebrate this joyous occasion all the damn time.
San Francisco's Craft Spells had everyone feeling dreamy and nostalgic with the release of their debut album Idle Labour back in 2011. After a small hiatus, the band is set to release their new album Nausea on June 10th via Captured Tracks. The new single "Breaking The Angle Against The Tide" is the perfect Spring jam with a much brighter feel than their previous work.
You can stream the new single below:
Willam Beli has been one busy queen since appearing on Season 4 of Rupaul's Drag Race. From movies, to T.V, to music, this man has been on a non-stop role. When the YO/NY/CE shirt dropped earlier this year, Beli immediately caught the fever and was spotted rocking the new tank top in a twitter pic not too long ago.
It looks like this tank top has become Willam's new favorite because it also makes a cameo in DWV's (Detox, Willam, and Vicky Cox) new video for "Gaycation". The video finds these fierce queens living it up in the sun, serving face, body, and a whole lot of laughs. If you look closely after the 50 second mark, you'll find one of their bearded hunks rocking the YO/NY/CE tank during a round a shots with Detox. You can catch the full video below.
These queens know where their bawse at. Do you ? Hit up the shop and get yourself a YO/NY/CE tank top today!
A resident of Chicago, Colin Rebey better known as PHNM (Pronounced PHENOM) has hit the ground running. Rebey has moved quickly in establishing residencies at some of the most highly populated clubs downtown. He currently maintains 2 weekly residencies at Sound Bar and Underground as well as monthly residencies at The Mid and Oak in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Phenom has toured throughout the midwest and has hit both coasts touring solo. His 2014 production schedule includes multiple single releases as well as free remixes and Beatport releases on Rad Summer. His resent remix for OWSLA artist Wuki garnered quite the attention receiving tremendous support during the 4th quarter of 2013.
You can hear more from PHNM by visiting his profile on soundcloud
Shot in the same school where Clueless was filmed, Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX are serving a whole lot of sexy and bringing back those outfits that made being a 90's girl pretty awesome in the new video for Iggy's single "Fancy".
Ladies, you might wanna take some notes because the Clueless 90's Party is coming up on March 14th. $200 prize for the best nineties themed costume. Which Clueless girl will you be ?
Iggy Azalea's debut album The New Classic drops later this year.
Marian Hill are Jeremy Lloyd (production and writing) and Samantha Gongol (vocals and writing), a new electronic/r&b duo from Philadelphia. Their unique sound finds them somewhere between Ella Fitzgarald and Drake, bridging elements of jazz and R&B into slick, upbeat electronic production that's sexy, smooth, and super addictive.
The band has just released their new EP titled Play and are currently playing shows in NYC and Philly. Keep your eyes on these two because they're bound to blow up in 2014.
Listen to their single "One Time" below.
Exciting news for fans of Motown Party!
In the coming months, this awesome jam will be heading to Miami, New Orleans, and Japan.
Stay tuned for more information on when the fun officially begins.
Motown Party is back at Call The Office in London tomorrow and returns home to Toronto on March 1st at 751.
Check out the new single from Toronto's own Brendan Philip.
90's Party is always one hell of a good time and the perfect excuse to bust out your best throwback duds for a chance to win some cash. This Friday is Valentine's Day and there's $200 up for grabs for the best 90's couples costume. Zach and Kelly may be the 90's Party muses, but they weren't the only lovebirds to rule back then. I've complied a list of some other couples that were badass, stole hearts, and had most people laughing, crying, and dying of jealousy back in the day.
1. Al and Peg Bundy (Married With Children)
Remember this odd couple ? The women's shoe salesman that can't seem to catch a break and the obnoxious, sex crazed bombshell that drove him up the wall ? In 11 seasons of Married With Children, there was enough laughs, red hair, high heels, and insults to last a lifetime. Fellas, if you plan on going the Bundy route this Friday, be prepared to have all your money spent and to hate your life just a little bit. Ladies, it's all about the hair, the walk, and annoying your man any way you can.
2. Will Smith and Jackie Ames (The Fresh Prince Of Bell-Air)
Jackie made her first appearance in the fourth season as Will friend/ex-girlfriend from Philly. While they claimed to be "just friends" all throughout the series, these two have a lot of history, which made their chemistry on the show undeniable. If people often describe you as "fresh", "fierce", and "stylish", then channeling these two cuties will be no problem at all.
3. Xena and Gabrielle(Xena: Warrior Princess)
These ladies kicked ass together and probably had one of the weirdest "friendships" in T.V history. Only two really bad ass chicks can fill these boots. Also, practice your punches and high kick. You may need to use them to help your girl if something goes down.
4. Buffy and Angel (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Buffy and Angel were both ridiculously hot, which is one of the many reasons these two babes won me over back when Buffy was on T.V. Killer stares and sex appeal are assets for this look. Ladies, dating a vampire might help a bit, but it's not mandatory.
5. Waylon Smithers and Montgomery Burns (The Simpsons)
Mr. Burns right hand man has been pining for his boss's affection for ages. Smithers has yet to get his man, but this fantasy love affair played out by two dudes in love could be a real winner this Friday. Dress casual and love from afar, it's the only way to nail this one.
KEITH DUNGEON X GOOD KIDS
SHOVE THIS UP YOUR STOCKING!!!! Starting today, all orders at www.goodkids.ca are shipped with a free copy of Bonestorm. Tell your folks; Buy me Bonestorm OR GO TO HELL!!!
We're doing inventory of our stock over the next few days and we'll be doing a big clearance sale tomorrow, but we've been doing a secret sale for two days now on the ladies Pizzagram tees and some of you took notice! We're almost completely sold out of women's sizes!
$15 dollar Pizzagrams. Ladies, get it while this sale lasts.
This week we're plotting to the dark drugged out goth vibes of Spokane's BLVCK CEILING. Check out the soundcloud here
We just screened some new mailers for all single shirt orders with all of our favorite badass movie heroes and villians!
Father figures indeed. See if you can name them all!
We just got a whole bunch of pins made to give away in all our shipments and at all our Motown Parties in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and overseas!