Global Warming Goes Retro
Saturday Night • Don't miss

Global Warming
Goes Retro

with DJs 88 & Attila the Spun • Old school hip hop, nostalgic electro, 80's & 90's party jams!
Live Music


DJ Nights

Every Friday Night

Fresh Fade Friday

with DJs Flash & Surreal
The best in old school hip hop & party jams!
$5 at the door
Door at 10 PM

Guest List

Global Warming Goes Retro

Saturday, October 10

Global Warming
Goes Retro

with DJs 88 & Attila the Spun
Old school hip hop, nostalgic electro, 80's & 90's party jams! Feel free to dress for the occasion!
$5 at the door
Door at 10 PM

$3.50 drink specials, $5 PBR tall boys

WLU students FREE to midnight w/ OneCard

Guest List

Sunday, October 18


with special guest Seoul
$28 advance
Door at 7 PM


Triple Funk Bill

Saturday, October 24

Triple Funk Bill

Third Coast Kings (Detroit)
KC Roberts & The Live Revolution (Toronto)
The Soul Motivators (Toronto)

$18 advance, $25 at the door
Door at 7 PM, show at 8 PM

Show followed by Global Warming DJs


Wednesday, October 28 & Thursday, October 29


with special guests Nap Eyes & Taylor Knox
$20 advance
Door at 8 PM

Wednesday Tickets

Thursday Tickets

Starlight's Annual Halloween Costume Party

Saturday, October 31

Starlight's Annual Halloween Costume Party

with your Global Warming DJs
Prizes for best costumes!
$5 with costume, $10 without
Door at 10 PM

Saturday, November 7

Steve Parkinson & The Stony Lonesome

CD Release Celebration
with special guest The Two Minute Miracles
$15 at the door with CD, $10 without
Door at 7 PM

Show followed by Global Warming DJs

Tuesday, November 10

John McKinley Band

CD Release
with special guest Cunyet
$10 advance
Door at 8 PM

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John McKinley Band

John McKinley, who has opened up for ZZ Top; jammed with Stevie Ray Vaughn and has been performed with the Bob Hope bands, has been involved with the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario music scene since 1979.

Hailing from Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.A., John started playing guitar at the age of ten and became serious at fifteen; serious enough that he was flown up to Waterloo to join a band from England that was touring at the time.

The John McKinley Band plays "what the crowd wants to hear!" An exceptionally skilled guitarist with roots that stem from The Beatles and being heavily influenced by the Texas and British blues scenes; John has a portfolio of songs well exceeding five hundred. From classic rock to blues to pop, John McKinley and his band play soulful music that the audience loves to "groove" to!

Actively dedicating time to the local music scene, John is a renowned teacher of the guitar. Mentoring many of the young top guitarists and musicians in general, his influence is evident throughout the region, and is one of the many reasons why he has received the 2013 prestigious Mel Brown Award.


The Sourkeys

Thursday, November 12

The Sourkeys

Vinyl Record Release Celebration
(includes 2 new songs & download code)
with special guests WHOOP-Szo & Teen Violence
$10 at the door
Doors at 8 PM

Thursday, November 26

The Dears

$20 advance
Door at 8 PM

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The Dears

The Dears, a critically acclaimed "orchestral-pop-noir-romantiqu" rock'n'roll band from Montreal, is the lifework of Murray A. Lightburn. Son of a jazzmanturned- preacher, Lightburn's attunement to songwriting was shaped equally by nineties rock and a broad tableau of gospel, soul, and pop music.

The band formed in 1995 and released their first album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. Their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie renaissance. In 2001 and 2002, they released the EPs Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest, respectively, as well as a collection of unreleased songs, Nor the Dahlias. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left, and a string of highly anticipated shows at SxSW '04 launched their international career. Gang of Losers was released in 2006, and was well received by the press.

The Dears' music has been described as a cross between The Smiths and Serge Gainsbourg with Lightburn's singing voice being likened to Morrissey as well as Blur's Damon Albarn. The complexity of the music and arrangements has also been compared to Radiohead, Jethro Tull and early Genesis. The Dears' powerful live shows have been described as: "… the sonic equivalent of seeing the face of God."

Gang of Losers was named to the Short List for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize, and the follow-up Missiles was released in 2008. The Dears' fifth studio album, Degeneration Street, was a Long List nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.

The Dears spent 2014 working on a new, two-volume album at Toronto's Revolution Recording and Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango in Montreal, to be announced summer 2015.


Sunday, November 29

Owen Pallett

$13 advance
Door at 8 PM


Monday, November 30

The Paper Kites

$14 advance
Door at 8 PM


A custom brew to celebrate Jane Bond's 20th anniversary.
Jane Blonde Ale
From the fine folks at Block 3 Brewing!

At Jane Bond • 005 Princess Street West • Uptown Waterloo



The Paper Kites
Owen Pallett
The Dears
Empress Of
Labour Day
Joel Hentges
Jen Gaunt
Branko Vranic
Jen Gaunt
Jen Gaunt
Branko Vranic
Joel Hentges
DJ Unkfunk
Trap Tiger
J Mascis
Jane Blonde Beer
Twin Forks
Holy Thursday
NQ Arbuckle Saint Patrick's Day Poster
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Jen Castle
Elliot Brood
Neil Zirconium & the Diamonds Are Forever Band
Family Day with DJ 88
Shawn Kellerman's End of Christmas Blues Bash
Mo Kenney
DJ QBert
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Timber Timbre
Labour Day
Tom Lavin and The Legendary Powder Blues
Electric Six
Third Coast Kings
Kinky Friedman
Detron 3030
Nashville Pussy
Rich Aucoin
Bob Log III
Hey Ocean
Matthew Barber
Drive-By Truckers
The Weber Brothers
Kitty Pryde
Lazy Lester
Evan Dando
The Pack A.D.
The Hanson Brothers
Bry Webb
Secret Broadcast
Pocket City
Silver and Diamonds
Basia Bulat
DJ Czech
Shawn Kellerman
The 24th Street Wailers
The Hidden Cameras
Jen Gaunt
The Brains
New Year's Eve
Hannah Georgas
Sleepy Sun
The Weber Brothers
The Lucky and Tamara Peterson Band
Dan Griffin

Start your weekend off right.
Fresh Fade Friday
Old school hip hop, party jams and good times!




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We have hosted some amazing musicians throughout the years.
Here are some of the artists that have performed on our stage!

  1. 54-40

  2. Aidan Knight

  3. Ace Kinkaid

  4. Alvvays

  5. Alysha Brilla

  6. Amelia Curran

  7. Andre Williams

  8. Andy Kim

  9. Apostle of Hustle

  10. Ark Analog

  11. Arkells

  12. Attack in Black

  13. Atomic 7

  14. Austra

  15. BadBadNotGood

  16. Bad Manners

  17. Bahamas

  18. Basia Bulat

  19. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

  20. The Beauties

  21. Bell Orchestre (members of Arcade Fire)

  22. Bharath & This Rhythm Four

  23. Big Country

  24. Big James & The Chicago Playboys

  25. Bionic

  26. Biters

  27. Blue Coupe (members of Alice Cooper & Blue Oyster Cult)

  28. Bob Egan (of Blue Rodeo)

  29. Bob Log III

  30. Bocce

  31. Bombino

  32. Born Ruffians

  33. The Brains

  34. Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene)

  35. By Divine Right

  36. Buck 65

  37. Buckwheat Zydeco

  38. Burt Neilson Band

  39. The Candidates

  40. Caribou

  41. Carolyn Mark

  42. C'Mon

  43. Classified

  44. Cold Specks

  45. Controller Controller

  46. Come On Live Long

  47. The Constantines

  48. Cowboy Junkies

  49. Cuff The Duke

  50. Daddy Long Legs

  51. Dan Mangan

  52. Damo Suzuki Network

  53. Dan Griffin (of Arkells)

  54. Danny Michel

  55. Dayglo Abortions

  56. The Dears

  57. Delta Moon

  58. Deltron 3030 (Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator & Kid Koala)

  59. Derek Hines

  60. Diamond Nights

  61. Diamond Rings

  62. Do Make Say Think

  63. D'Urbervilles

  64. The Diodes

  65. Divine Brown

  66. Drumheller

  67. DJ Czech

  68. DJ Mike Shannon

  69. DJ QBert

  70. DJ Steve Aoki

  71. The Dodos

  72. Dog Bus

  73. Douglas Watson

  74. Dragonette

  75. Drive-By Truckers

  76. Easy Star All Stars

  77. Eccodek

  78. Econoline Crush

  79. Eight & a Half (members of Broken Social Scene & The Stills)

  80. Electric Six

  81. Elliott Brood

  82. Elf Power

  83. Emmanuel Jal

  84. Empress Of

  85. The English Beat

  86. Errol Blackwood

  87. Evan Dando (of The Lemonheads)

  88. Fatman Scoop

  89. Five Alarm Funk

  90. Future Villains

  91. The Garifuna Collective

  92. Geoff Berner

  93. Gentleman Reg

  94. Gesundheit

  95. Gold & Youth

  96. The Good Family (members of The Sadies & The Good Brothers)

  97. Grady

  98. The Grapes of Wrath

  99. Greg Keelor (of Blue Rodeo)

  100. Hannah Georgas

  101. Hawksley Workman

  102. Hayden

  103. The Hanson Brothers

  104. Heathers

  105. Hey Ocean!

  106. Heavy Trash

  107. The Hidden Cameras

  108. The High Dials

  109. The Hippy Mafia

  110. Hollerado

  111. Homeshake

  112. Hootenanny

  113. Hot House Flowers

  114. Howie Beck

  115. Islands

  116. J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr)

  117. Japanther

  118. James Vincent McMorrow

  119. Jason Collett (of Broken Social Scene)

  120. Jay Malinowski (of Bedouin Soundclash)

  121. Jen Militia

  122. Jenn Grant

  123. Jeremy Fisher

  124. Jim Bryson

  125. Jim Gutherie

  126. Joel Plaskett Emergency

  127. Josh Ritter

  128. Julie Doiron

  129. Juliette Lewis

  130. Junior Boys

  131. Justin Rutledge

  132. K'Naan

  133. K-OS

  134. Kate Fenner

  135. Kathleen Edwards

  136. Ken Stringfellow

  137. Kidstreet

  138. Kim Churchill

  139. King Cobb Steelie

  140. King Roller

  141. Kitty Pryde

  142. Kinky Friedman

  143. Khonnor

  144. Knock Knock Ginger

  145. Lazy Lester

  146. Lee Fields & The Expressions

  147. Les Breastfeeders

  148. Lindy

  149. Limblifter

  150. Lowell

  151. Lowest of the Low

  152. Luke Doucet & The White Falcon

  153. Magic Giant

  154. Magic Slim

  155. The Mahones

  156. Malajube

  157. Martin Tielli

  158. Martha Wainwright

  159. Matt Costa

  160. Major Maker

  161. Matt Mays

  162. Matthew Barber

  163. Memphis (members of Stars)

  164. Melissa McClelland

  165. The Miniatures

  166. Mo Kenney

  167. Monkey Junk

  168. Most Serene Republic

  169. Mounties (Hawksley Workman, members of Hot Hot Heat, Limblifter & Age of Electric)

  170. Nashville Pussy

  171. Neko Case

  172. Neverending White Lights

  173. No Means No

  174. NQ Arbuckle

  175. Old Reliable

  176. Otis Clay

  177. Ought

  178. The Pack A.D.

  179. The Paper Kites

  180. Paul MacLeod

  181. Peter Elkas Band

  182. Peter Katz

  183. Pick A Piper

  184. Pilate

  185. Plants & Animals

  186. Pork Belly Futures

  187. Priestess

  188. Quique Escamilla

  189. Ra Ra Riot

  190. Revival Dear

  191. Reverend Horton Heat

  192. Rich Aucoin

  193. Richard Buckner

  194. The Ride Theory

  195. The Rheostatics

  196. Rob Szabo

  197. Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins

  198. Ron Sexsmith

  199. Royal Wood

  200. The Sadies

  201. Saigon Hookers

  202. Sarah Slean

  203. Sean McCann

  204. Sit Down Servant (Gordie Johnson)

  205. Shad

  206. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

  207. Shawn Kellerman

  208. Sheezer

  209. Stealing Dan

  210. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

  211. Shout Out Out Out Out

  212. The Skydiggers

  213. Sleepy Sun

  214. Sloan

  215. SNFU

  216. Snowblink

  217. Spirits

  218. Spookey Ruben

  219. Stars

  220. The Stars Here

  221. The Stills

  222. The Sour Keys

  223. South Rakkas Crew

  224. Steve Earle

  225. Steve Strongman

  226. The Strumbellas

  227. Sunparlour Players

  228. The Super Friendz

  229. Twin Forks

  230. Swollen Members

  231. Timber Timbre

  232. Third Coast Kings

  233. Too Much Clutch

  234. Tokyo Police Club

  235. Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues

  236. The Trews

  237. Thrush Hermit

  238. The 24th Street Wailers

  239. Ume

  240. Unintended

  241. The Weber Brothers

  242. Warped 45s

  243. Warsaw Pack

  244. The Weakerthans

  245. Wide Mouth Mason

  246. Will Currie & The Country French

  247. White Cowbell Oklahoma

  248. Whitehorse

  249. Wintersleep

  250. Young Empires

  251. Young Galaxy

  252. Zeus

A lot of people asked me why I would play here;
and I said why wouldn't I play here?!
James Vincent McMorrow




47 King Street North • Waterloo

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