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Big Tobacco 10th anniversary

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Country music fans across the world will be in mourning today at the passing overnight of Country/Pop songwriting legend Glen Campbell.  But while a king of the genre has passed, there are young musicians today taking up the torch of tears-in-my-beers/my-love-is-forever music, and one group of them this evening will celebrate ten years as a band.

Big Tobacco and The Pickers, which takes the stage tonight at 11 at Horseshoe Tavern following a couple of opening act guests (Jerry Leger and Graham Nicholas) to celebrate the milestone.

Rather than reinvent the wheel by going on at length about this group that delivers authentic old-style County originals (and some covers), let me instead refer you to some recent pieces we published on the occasions of a night when they had two shows going on back in June, the release of their most recent The King Is Gone album two years ago and the issuing of a vinyl version of the disc in May of last year.

No doubt there will be lots of copies of the record in both formats at tonight’s show in the room at 370 Queen St. West along with other releases and commemorative merch you can purchase along with your $10 admission ticket.

Shed a tear today for Glen, by all means, but don’t let the sadness linger too long (after all, he had a pretty good life living till the ripe old age of 81) and if you need help moving on you really couldn’t do any better than to get out to the ‘shoe and kick up your heels to a band which will demonstrate that while Country artists may die, the music will live forever.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

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ON AIR / ONLINE

*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)

416 – TORONTO CENTRAL

6-10> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo Jazz piano; $

6-8> Coleman Tinsley @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz/Blues; $10-20/pwyc

6> Golden Country Classics  @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country

6> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing

6:30> Jeff McLeod Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $ Basso 170802

*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz

7> Uke Can Sing ukulele workshop with K Funk & Lady Ree @ Corktown Common, 155 Bayveiw Ave.

7> open mic night @ General Purpose Bar, 112 Harbord St.

*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.

7:30> West/Lerner/Schwager @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz

7:30> Jenie Thai @ Plein Air Garden (Artists’ Garden Co-operative), 345 Balliol St. ~songwriter; $10

**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc

8-12> PIG with guest Julien-K; Ghostfeeder @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave.

8> Khalid @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $

8> Jazz jam with John Bellisario @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.

*8> John Bellisario hosts weekly Jazz jam @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.

8> Pins & Needles; The Cool Hands; Torero @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

8> Tamara Miller @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St.  ~songwriter

8:30> open mic with Carlos @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

9> Big Tobacco & The Pickers for their 10th anniversary celebration (at 11); Jerry Leger, Graham Nicholas open @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~original authentic County; $10

9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $

*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.

*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.

*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. 170628 When you Subscribe

9:30> Composers Collective Big Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Music By and For Ken Aldcroft with Glen Hall, Allison Cameron, Andrew Furlong, Andrew Kay & Joe Sorbara @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO

10-2> Scully @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*10-2> Action Sound Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO

*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10

416 – TORONTO EAST

6-9> Tim Bovaconti & The Enablers @ Stephenson Park, 61 Stephenson Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $0

*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

8> PSS Presents Improvised Creations @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave.

8:30-10:30> Steff Panacci @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.

*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.

416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE

8-1> Aimie Paige Duo @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line  ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.

9-12> Space Jazz jam with singer Meagan Luchko & guitarist Kevin Bolger & band with weekly guest @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc

416 – TORONTO WEST

5-8> Mr. Rick @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Roots/Blues covers & originals

6> Kings of Leon; Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats @ Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~contemporary original; $

 

8> BackTrack featuring Marty Zatzman with guest features The Fairest & Best @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~big horns Jazzy Soul/R&B; 0$

8> Trunkweed; SC Mira; Yeomans @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.

*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues

8:30> David Woodhead’s Confabulation @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.

**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues

9> Surefire Sweat @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St.

9> The Litch; Tooth @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~Blues-Rock7

9> Mick McKenzie Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10

9> Moskitto Bar @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Worldbeat (various international)

*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Spy @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

*10> Tanya Philipovich & Lucas Stagg @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots/Blues

*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

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*8am-1pm> buskers @ Cambridge Farmers’ Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge

*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge

*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz

*7-12> “Blues The Day B4” with 5 acts: Conor Gains; Sean Pinchin; Spencer McKenzie; Josh Cairney; Gary Cains @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~original Blues; $20

7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph

8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph

8> jam night @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge

8> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener

8:30> Ivan Rivers @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ~original Roots; $5/pwyc

9-2> Incredible Woman @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St. (main floor), Guelph

9> Tim Louis @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo

705

*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5

*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough

*8-11> Michael Bell @ The Lounge By Lignum, 442 George St. N., Peterborough

*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9> Cody Watkins @ McThirsty’s Pin, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough

9> RocknRolla Love @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough

10> Dark Is Our Danger @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby

8> ButterCups @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg

*8-10:30> open mic jam with Marty Hepburn @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope

9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby

905 NORTH

*6-9> Tone Dogs @ Symposium Café, Georgetown, 235 Guelph St. ~Blues-Rock

*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

?*7> open mic with Matt Whittmann @ Red Door Gallery, 69 Main St. S., Georgetown

*8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville

8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown

*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton

*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan

*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton

905 SOUTH

12-1> Monterey Jack @ Gore Park, King St. E. at John St. S., Hamilton

7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton

*7:30> open mic with Brant Parker @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~eclectic

**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

*8> Brad James @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~Country

8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country

*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country

9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40

9> open mic @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton

*9> open mic with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton

9> Raveen recording release; opener Emma VanDyk @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $

*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton

10:30> Adam Cooke & Adam Ostrosser @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 WEST

*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington

*6-10> open mic with host Dan Walek @ Lucy’s Seafood Kitchen, 6905 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga

7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown

*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion with guest Chris Smith @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Jazz

9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $

9-1> Mark Pettigrew @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $5

*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville

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