MEN at Il Motore and Sneaky Dee’s — music hot spots!
Sneaky Dee’s has been a favourite late-night nosh spot in TO for two decades. Known for its trademark colourful external mural and its unruly interior graffiti scribbles, Dee’s is delightfully rough around the edges. It’s the kind of place you go for pitchers of beer, mountains of nachos and loud drunken talk about how hot the server’s tattoos are.
Back in the day, Dee’s used to host a lot of loud, sweaty queer events, and recently it returned to its live venue roots. In this tradition of sweaty queer events, MEN takes to the Sneaky Dee’s stage as part of Canadian Music Week.
Fronted by JD Samson, of Le Tigre fame, MEN is a Brooklyn-based art and performance collective that strives to harness the radical potential of dance music through the energy of live performances. Which loosely translates to: go see this band live!
MEN’s new CD, Talk About Body, is a politically charged queer romp, and you can expect some great times on the Il Motore or Dee’s dancefloor. Check out the video for the single “Off Our Backs.” Who knows? It might inspire you to take some rope to the show so you can start up a sexy round of tug-of-war!
MEN’s Canadian dates:
Friday, March 11, 8:30pm
179 rue Jean-Talon Ouest (au coin de Waverly)
Saturday, March 12, 7/8pm
431 College St (right at the corner of Bathurst and College)