Blow Up at the El Mo
l can't help but be taken back to hot, sweaty Saturday nights at the El Mocambo circa early 2000s whenever I hear Iggy Pop's 'The Passenger'. Blow Up was Toronto's mod music night years before the Mod Club on College opened up. I'd frequent this second floor oasis with my besties and on a packed dance floor, I'd find myself thanking my parents for playing '60s + '70s soul and rock music in the house as a child. I haven't found a like night in the city since, but am grateful for all the experiences that this magical place brought me. Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.