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UPDATE: Committee formed to reopen and operate Hugh’s Room

Al Lerman at Hugh's Room sign

The following message now appears on the website of Hugh’s Room, the club at 2261 Dundas St. West that closed abruptly last week: “A committee has been struck and yesterday met to explore ways to restructure and make Hugh’s Room work in the future. “The focus is squarely on several priorities: •Re-opening the doors as…

Hugh’s Room could still be saved, owner says

Landing page image for Hugh's Room website

—But advance ticket holders not likely to be refunded for cancelled shows \ 170109/16:30 | Monday January 09, 2017, 16:30 \ Although it remains closed and sold-out concerts scheduled for this week have been cancelled without likely prospect of refunds, the owner of iconic TO venue Hugh’s Room has told CBC News that the room…

BULLETIN: Hugh’s Room bankrupt, says publicist/booker Flohill

Richard Flohill tweet from January 8, 2017.

Veteran publicist and talent booker Richard Flohill, who has worked closely with west-end music venue Hugh’s Room since its opening in April of 2001, tweeted this morning that the owners have “apparently declared bankruptcy.” The club’s website calendar indicates that two shows scheduled for last week and another that was planned for Tuesday have been…

Why we’re not listing and don’t want you to see Lefty at Cock & Pheasant tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 160319Sa | Shows for Sat., March 19, 2016

cockandpheasant.com -NO!

It’s not because neither the Rock band Lefty And The Goons nor the Cock & Pheasant bar in Streetsville is a supporting subscriber to TorontoMoon.ca that we are refusing to include the listing of the former’s show at the latter’s venue tonight. It’s because the club —hopefully unbeknownst to the Lefty crew, which pretty much…

Relish jam has more than cut the mustard in east TO over past six years

Bryan Van Dusen at Relish jam in 2011 -Gary 17

\ TORONTO EAST YORK \ Two dozen years ago when I ventured into the heart of East York at Woodbine and Danforth Avenues for the first time, shortly after starting the progenitor of TorontoMoon.ca, the music climate there, like the neighbourhood itself, was very different from what it is today. Regarded as dangerously edgy by…

More than musicians appreciate Moonshine Café’s ten years of serving the arts | TorontoMoon.ca 160107Th | Shows for Thurs., Jan. 07, 2016

160107Th Thursday, January 07, 2016

\ OAKVILLE \ I’ve only visited the Moonshine Café in Oakville a few times since my first foray there about three years ago, shortly before the club’s seventh anniversary celebrations, but every time I have set foot in the cozy, personality-rich room I’ve had a wonderful experience. I’m certainly not alone among the music community…