Kingpin’s Hideaway Donates Vintage Trophies to CBC Radio for Prestigious 2012 Bucky Awards

  In honour of the 2012 Bucky Awards being presented this week by CBC Radio 3 Kingpin's Hideaway has graciously donated the vintage trophies being given to the winners! The Bucky Awards are CBC Radio 3's annual celebration of the very best Canadian music of the year, as chosen by their listeners.   The trophies …

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Kingpin’s Hideaway at the Next Electro Swing Club

Kingpin’s Hideaway and Cabaret Vintage  are both pleased to host the Velvet Parlour at this month’s edition of Electro Swing Club at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel. This Friday, August 17th, the Velvet Parlour will feature our curated vintage fashion in a photo booth experience; featuring many original and designer pieces from our current collection. Linger in …

Kingpin Music – Electro Swing in Toronto, Friday April 13th at the Gladstone Hotel

Electro Swing Club is a global network, operating sold-out events in London, Paris, Turin, Vancouver and beyond. It is coming to Toronto as the one and only monthly event dedicated to the genre. The launch event is this Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen West in Toronto. The electro swing sound …

Victrolacore Breaks into the Mainstream – Mr. B. the Gentleman Rhymer with Zoe Ball

Moving into mainstream consciousness is never a gentleman's motivation, yet it is often a result of a gentleman's actions. So a resounding 'Hazzah!' for Mr. B. The Gentleman Rhymer, chap hop innovator and victrolacore artiste, on his recent appearance at the Latitude Festival and performing on television for the beautiful and talented presenter Zoe Ball. …

Victrolacore – Satirical Music for the Sartorial Gentleman

A musical phenomenon of interest to the Kingpin gentleman is one that is emerging from genres being called 'chap hop', 'modern burlesque', 'steampunk', even 'industrial hip-hop opera' all of which I put under the broader category of what I have termed Victrolacore. You heard it here first! The key elements of this branch of the …