TORONTO, ON- Toronto’s infamous Queen West Rock Bar, Bovine Sex Club is celebrating 25 years. To commemorate this milestone “The Bovine” as locals call it will host numerous events including fundraisers, reunion shows and concerts. The first of which will take place tonight, Thursday May 5th as a part of Canadian Music Week and will continue until the end of this year.
Some might be shocked by the longevity The Bovine has endured as owner Darryl Fine admits when the doors first opened many thought they were “too far west too last”. That is no longer the case as the venue is now located in one of the most booming and trendy Toronto neighborhood's, a far cry from the desolate Queen West of 25 years ago.
Bovine Sex Club started in 1991 with three local notables Chris Sheppard, Wesley Thuro and Darryl Fine who is now the sole owner. The eclectic club filled with colorful curiosities from floor to ceiling has housed many memorable events including parities for Lollapalooza, U2, Velvet Revolver, Warped Tour, Tommy Lee, NOFX, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Darkness and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). There of course have been an uncountable number of electrifying acts such as Anti Flag, Cancer Bats, Rusty, Sum 41 and Billy Talent’s legendary Queen St Fire Relief Charity Show. As the years roll on Fine likes to think of himself as “a passenger on Star Ship Bovine. It’s more of a community project now”. For the past four years this community has had a welcomed addition of the Tiki Bar located on the roof of The Bovine.
Bovine Sex Club is an essential part of Toronto’s and Canada’s music and film cultural identity, and is looking forward to the next quarter century.
Anniversary Series: (More shows to be announced shortly !)
Thursday May 5th/CMW
The Dead Love
Friday June 17th/NXNE ( Charity Showcase/Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Research)
Six of Swords
Saturday July 9th (MCN Festival)
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