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SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, April 13, 2017 For KEY to listings codes and schemata see note at end of shows list. Names of subscribers appear in bold, are underlined and, where applicable, include a live link to their websites.  FOR SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS VISIT: http://www.torontomoon.ca/subscribe/ Advertisers’ listings are in larger, highlighted type, include live link to…

“Open Season” 2.3 December 21, 2009

Gary 17's Open Season Radio Show 2.3, Dec 21, 2009

Below, on the streaming music bar at the bottom of this post below the playlist, you can listen to the Christmas song edition of the “Open Season” radio show I taped on Dec. 21, 2009. You’ll have to put up with my blabbing in between tracks, but hopefully the tunes themselves make that worthwhile. Here’s…

Creators petition federal government for more attention in policy

The following article appeared on the musiccanda.com website on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and describes a movement and petition being spearheaded by a broad coalition of Canadian content creators to urge the federal government to give more attention to creatives in drafting government cultural policies. Musical songwriters, composers, etc. are being encouraged to sign the…

A Tipsy o’ the hat to St. Pat, by Bill Quill

Leprechaun & green beer

BEER … ARE U OK? LOOKIN’ SORTA GREEN… Top O’ the Season tae ya … That day o’ lushness be settlin’ upon us. Dinnae hafta tell ye to remember to designate yer driver, take a lucky cab … waltz … better yet, jig!  Just keep your hands off the wheel, if you’ve had too many…

Valentine’s Day, Completely Massacred –an anti-Valentines screed

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by Bill Quill [Bill Quill is a self-described hard-bitten former music reporter/columnist revisiting a writing career.] Duh naaaah…duh naaaaah…duh nahh, duh nah, duh nah, duh…I’m baaaack! Baaack!…in the saddle again…! Well, it was a great idea, to take up the pen, to write romantic nothings to my lady, in anticipation of her allowing me ‘joint’…

Musical Legacies Online Museum project launched by Gary 17 and TorontoMoon.ca

Click to donate at GOFUNDME.com or email therealgary17@gmail.com

    I need the music community’s support for this new project: SHORT DESCRIPTION: A campaign to establish the Musical Legacies Online Museum website archive of articles, photos, music, etc. memorializing and celebrating the lives of deceased performers on the Greater Toronto Area music scene. About the Musical Legacies Online Museum project: A disagreeable but…

NEW on TorontoMoon.ca – Moon MUSIC: Featured Audio Tracks

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On the Featured Tracks page (under the Music section via the top bar menu)  you’ll hear tracks from various artists representing a wide range of musical styles. All of these artists support Toronto Moon Magazine by having a paid subscription and we urge you to support them too. You can visit their website (or other…

Toronto Moon TV videos

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Here is a link to Toronto Moon TV, where several videos of various artists are posted:       https://www.youtube.com/user/TherealGary17/videos

The Vault is now Open! / for subscribers only

The Vault is open

We’re unlocking the archives vault –for subscribers only! Another new feature for our loyal subscribers: access to memories via scanned copies of pages of Toronto Moon when it was in hard-copy as well as pages from the Moon’s precursor publications by Gary 17, to-nite and The Open Season. Plus access to never-before-published photos shot by…

Links to pics from memorials for Bobby Dupont and Reggie Bovaird

I was too burned out after hosting the Saturday, October 5 six-hour marathon SongStage concert for the SongTown Toronto Music Festival at Black Swan Tavern to be able to make it to either of these memorials on Sunday, October 6. But others who did have posted photos on Facebook. Here are links to some:  …

Brian Maxim memorial draws huge crowd to Birchmount

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A large crowd of fellow musicians, fans, family and friends of the late Brian Maxim gathered 3-7 on Sat. July 27 at Birchmount Tavern in Scarborough to remember the affable and fun-loving Rock singer and songwriter. As reported earlier, Brian passed away July 12 after a long battle with cancer. The crowd included members of bands…

SEEN ON THE SCENE: George Olliver toasted

Over 400 people packed the ballroom at St. Clements Hall the night of Sun. April 21 to witness George Olliver be toasted for half a century of stellar musical performances at the 14th Honouring Our Own event put on by Pete Otis and his SongTown enterprise. An all-star cast joined George on stage for the…

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Roger Zuraw’s birthday party a huge success

Celebrating his 65th birthday in style, Roger Zuraw put on a wonderfully entertaining party-show at Etobicoke’s eZone bar on Fri. April 12, joined by many musical friends. In this photo Peter Solmes on keys, “Bongo Tom” Mitchell and Hurricane Mike Thompson on pedal steel backed him on some of his originals. A panoply of artists…

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Karla’s Roadhouse servers Sat. April 6, 2013

The servers at Karla’s Roadhouse were kept jumping right up to last call on Sat. April 6 as the David Bacha Band performed before a jam-packed room with partiers who cried out for “More” as the band wrapped up shortly before 2 a.m. Tonya, Karla and Ashley are also related –Karla is the girls’ mom…

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Knob Hill Reunion Sat. April 6

The Knob Hill Reunion party at the Beer Bar (located in the same room as the old Knob Hill Hotel) featured many blasts from the past as veteran performers gathered to reminisce and resurrect the good ol’ days of Scarborough Rock ‘n’ Roll. Hosted by Al Reilly’s Catalyst band, the show included performances by artists…