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They’re back! Well, actually they’re BackTrack —but the important thing you need to know is that, starting tonight and every Wednesday up till the end of August, a superb horns-heavy R&B/Funk/vintage Pop Rock/Soul band will once again be appearing at TO’s Cadillac Lounge with weekly special guests and no cover charge!
The shows in the room at 1296 Queen St. W., start at 8 and if last year’s summer series is any indication (not to mention a second bi-weekly run in the late fall) the next dozen weeks of this year’s summer reprise will be awesome.
Expect a parade of very talented guest performers (last year included young Pop sensation Belle Matthews) with a band that features the horns plus keys, backup singers, sizzling Marty Zatzman on guitar and a solid rhythm section to make this a spectacular weekly event.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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*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
6-8> Laura Hubert Duo @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6:30> Tune Town @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. feature by Harpin’ Norm Lucien @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
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> Russell Leon Music School showcase @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $
7:30> Brodie West, Nick Fraser; Alex Lukashevsky @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
8-10:30> John Sherwood and Friends @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
8> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical; $
8:30> Tatsuya Nakatani; Mika Posen; Danielle Fernandes; Brodie West; Jor Sorbara @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
8:30> metal bands with host Scott Penfold @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $5
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> The Dirty B-Sides jam @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. ~Freestyle/Hip Hop; 0$
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Doom Squad; BGK Hiphop; Fortunato; Str8 Gutta @ Nocturne, 550 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> Chk Chk Chk; Prince Ness @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9-1> open mic with hosts Aberdeen Alley Cats @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
*9:30> After Funk @ Nightowl Toronto, 647 College St. ~Funk; 0$
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Soul Stew @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~R&B/Funk; $
10> Jay Swinnerton Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10> Tatsuya; Posen; Fernandes; Tatsuya solo @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
10-2> The Sons of Jameson @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Al Webster 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
7> Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8> PSS @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave. ~“improvised creations”
8> The Revivalists; Only Yours @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~contemporary original; $
8:30-10:30> Gypsy Rebels @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Gypsy Jazz
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Jeremy & Jenn @ 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 SCARBOROUGH
9> acoustic jam with John Robbie @ Karl’s Sports Bar, Scarborough, 4528 Kingston Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Mr. Rick @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots/Blues
6-8> The Mae Trio @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Roots; $
*6:30-9> Carl Bray & guest @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~solo piano
7-9> open mic with host Elspeth Tremblay @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
8> BackTrack featuring Marty Zatzman with guest feature Alexis Baro @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~big horns Jazzy Soul/R&B; 0$
7:30> Planet Creature; Tange; Bald Britney; more @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8> Flag Day; Parks At Night; Good Kid @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $
8> Hoops; Joy Again @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie
8> The Nursery; Yeomans; Too Young To Go Steady @ The Piston, 937 Bloor 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> Two Man Submarine; Kick Bucket @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Jenna @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Peter Boyd & The Mutant Mariachis @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Roots-Rock originals; pwyc
9> Mick Mackenzie Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10/5 before 9
9> Nathan Hiltz & Pat Collins @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz; $10
9> Lotus Wight @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots-Rock
*9:30> Spy vs Sly vs Spy @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
*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
*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
7:30> Vacay; Safe As Houses @ Maxwell’s, 220 King St. N., Waterloo ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
8> Blues jam with John McKinley @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8:30> Mikalyn Hay @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ~songwriter; 0$
*8:30-11:30> The Gaes @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
9> Tim Louis @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
8> Lost Cousin & The Kents @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $10
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
*8-11> Michael Bell @ The Lounge By Lignum, 442 George St. N., Peterborough
9> Cody Watkins @ McThirsty’s Pin, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
10> Richard Garvey @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Marty Hepburn @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
?*7> open mic with Matt Whittmann @ Red Door Gallery, 69 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
8> Telstars RocknRoll Band @ Woodbridge Cruisers, 8300 Hwy 20, Woodbridge ~Rock/Top 40 covers; 0$
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*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
3-7> Annette Haas for Ancaster Farmer’s Market, 37 Halson St., Ancaster ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
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> The Pistolwhips; The Castor Troys @ Mills Hardware, 85 King St. E., Hamilton ~indie; $
*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 with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton
9> Hachey; The Mouthpiece @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., 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
*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> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*8> open mic with Jim Italiano @ Club 54, 3345 Harvester Rd., Burlington
8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
8:30> Nate of Earth for “Sound of Music Festival” @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> Friendly Rich; openers The Layrite Boys @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~original Roots-Rock/Country; $10
9> Adam Cooke for “Sound of Music Festival” @ The Queen’s Head, 400 Brant St., Burlington
9> Hotfix for “Sound of Music Festival” @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
9:30> Beautiful Nothing; Afterlove for “Sound of Music Festival” @ Emma’s Backporch, 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.
Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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