Did a Meteors shower give 60-years-old Tom Noble his superpowers? | TorontoMoon.ca 170715Sa | Shows for Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tom Noble -PAUL CRAWFORD

Tom Noble -PAUL CRAWFORD

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In the old “Smallville” TV series quite a number of super-heroes and villains other than the Superboy character were said to have received their powers from a meteor shower that hit the town at the same time as little Kal-El’s rocketship landed.

And while it may at first sound like an unlikely prospect, quite possibly the arrival of eclectic R&B/Rock band The Meteors at Timothy’s Pub in the summer of 2002 is what has helped then just-45-years-young coronet player and music super-fan Tom Noble to stay so genial, fit, and still such a chick magnet as he celebrates his 60th birthday at the band’s show tonight.  (As someone already well into my sexy-genarian years, believe me, at our age those definitely qualify as superpowers!)

to-nite #265, July 18-24, 2002, Page 20 excerpt -Meteors hot box

to-nite #265, July 18-24, 2002, Page 20 excerpt -Meteors hot box

Today’s all-afternoon and evening show is also being billed as the 15th anniversary for The Meteors and it was indeed fifteen years ago, on Saturday, July 13 2002, that The Meteors, who for 13½ years now have been hosting a Saturday afternoon show at the inviting pub at 344 Brown’s Line, first performed there —as the Saturday night feature following the weekly jam that at the time was hosted by the Cottonmouth Blues Band.  Of course my to-nite magazine listed the show, as well as a little featured “hot box” on the band that mentioned the gig along with a couple of others.

(I find it fascinating, btw, to note that of the 33 clubs listed for shows that day, only three remain in existence under the same names and operators.)

to-nite #265, July 18-24, 2002, Page 11 excerpt -Timothy's 4th anniversary

to-nite #265, July 18-24, 2002, Page 11 excerpt -Timothy’s 4th anniversary

In the same to-nite #265 issue, interestingly, we also reported that Timothy Brem, owner of the club, was holding the fourth anniversary of its opening throughout the week of July 22-28, as detailed in a full story devoted to the topic.  [Subscribers registered with our website can read that plus see the Meteors hot box and first listing in a post of high-res jpg scans in the Vault section].  That means, of course, that next week marks the 19th anniversary of the club’s opening, though I see no reference to any celebrations on the club’s website.

Today’s party, however, will definitely be a blow-out as the club is going all out to make Tom feel at home by bringing in one of his favourite artists, Jeanine Mackie, along with Maxine Young and several other special guests for a double-bill night with the band.

No doubt Tom, who continues to avidly support and occasionally join in with various acts that appear on the room’s nicely appointed stage, will be among those also sitting in with the band, which will start at 4 pm. and carry on till the wee hours.  There’s no indication as to what the cover charge is but it’s likely just $5.

Southside 170712While you’re in the area, btw (particularly if it gets too packed and you can’t get in) you might want to check out a couple of other shows in a similar genre.  At Southside Johnny’s acclaimed Blues harmonica player and songwriter Howard Willett is the special guest with The Essentials (who were the backup band for The Bear for several years before he passed) for their weekly 4-8 matinée show.  They’ll be followed by sizzling Jenny and The Jets Pop-Rock outfit (not an Elton John tribute!) at 10ish and there’s never a cover for any show at Southside, located at 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. West a little east of Brown’s Line.

Over at Blue Goose (off Royal York Road next to Mimico GO station) this afternoon, meanwhile, R&B icons Rob Gusevs and John Fraser Findlay are the special guests with Whitey and The Roulettes (which I believe includes drummer Whitey Glan) for their weekly no-cover 3-6 show.

Only those with super-stamina are likely to be able to make all of these shows but no doubt anyone who gets to any of them, most particularly the double-celebration at Timothy’s, will derive if not a superpower, at least a whole lot of pleasure.  And that can only be something that makes you, like Tom, happier, healthier and a better person all round.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

 

170715Sa SHOWS OF INTEREST for Saturday, July 15, 2017

OPEN MICS / JAMS

2-5> Acoustical Healing open stage with host Wayne Neon @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO Central

**2-5> Yor Magic Open Mic with host Sasan Beni @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West

*3-7> jam with Michelle Deneault & Redder @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St., Port Credit

*3-7> open jam with Faces for Radio @ CC’s/Kennedy Court, 3 Stafford Dr., Brampton

*3-7> acoustic open mic with Chixxie Dixx @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo

*4-12> The Meteors 15h Anniversary party & celebration of Tommy Noble’s 60th birthday double bill with guest Jeanine Mackie, Maxine Young, more @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke ~Blues/Rock/R&B

*9> jam with West Hill Rockers @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

ROOTS / ROOTS-ROCK / SONGWRITERS

170520 Support the Moon4-7> Anneda @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East

5-8> Smokey Witt @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West  ~songwriter

6> Urban Highlanders @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO Central ~Celtic Rock

6:30-9:30> Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy @ Bolton Symposium, 192 McEwan Dr., E., Bolton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; 0$

7-9> Steve Gleason @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter; 0$

7:30> Bob Wiseman & Mark Critchley @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO Central ~songwriters

8:30> Taktus @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West

8:30> M.D. Dunn @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9> Moonlight Cabaret with host Glen Hornblast & featured guests Tony Quarrington, Julie Michels, Maggie & Mr. Rogers featuring Scott Rogers @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO Central ~songwriters; $10/pwyc

9-11> Paul Linklater @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

9> Joey Wright video release @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~songwriter

9:30> Mr. Rick’s Rukusjuice @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East  ~original Roots; $0

BLUES / FUNK / SOUL / R&B

*noon-3> Julian Fauth solo @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

*Noon-3> Danny Marks @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West ~Blues/Jazz

2-4> Ken Whiteley with George Koller @ Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E., TO East ~Blues/R&B; 0$

*3-6> Whitey & The Roulettes with guests John Fraser Findlay & Rob Gusevs @ Blue Goose, 1 Blue Goose St., Etobicoke ~R&B/Blues

**4-8> The Essentials with guest singer Howard Willett @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~Rock-R&B; 0$

4-8> Jakie Robertson @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

4> PRJ @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues

9> Sweet Derrick Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

9:30> Gyles Band feat. James King @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10

9:30> Stevey Ross & The Blue Mambo Swing @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO Central ~Swing/R&B; $

10> Hot Fiyah @ Orbit Room, 480 College St., TO Central ~Rock/Funk/R&B; $

10:30> Mike McDonald & Pat Rush @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO Central ~Blues/R&B; 0$

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL / CLASSIC ROCK

8> Al Reilly’s Catalyst; Spirit Doll @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~tributes to Bon Scott, David Bowie; $

9:30> Rock Gods featuring James Alcock on vocals @ The Cat, 3153 Dundas St. W. ~classic Rock; 0$

9:30> Almost Hip @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~tribute to Tragically Hip; $

9:30> Grace @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10

9:30> Lucas Stagg @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9:30> Tamin’ Thunder @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $5

10-2> Jenny & The Jets @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40; 0$

POP / POP-ROCK / ALT-POP/ ART-ROCK

7:30> Soul Mates featuring Sue Martin @ Cornerhouse Lounge, 6403 Main St., Stouffville ~Rock/Top 40 covers; 0$

9> Susie Grooves & Company @ Tracks, 60 Main Street E., Brampton ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9> Beth Ditto; U.S. Girls @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO Central  ~contemporary original; $

9-1> Strome-Danckert @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9:30> Peter Lafferty @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Bliss @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington  ~Rock/Top 40 covers

10-2> Parkside Drive @ The Hideout, 423 College St., TO Central ~contemporary original/Rock/Top 40 covers $

10-2> Sonny Boy Mic @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40; $

COUNTRY & NEW COUNTRY / ALT-COUNTRY

4> Geoff Marshall and The Mail Order Cowboys @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO Central ~outlaw Country/Roots-Rock; 0$

6-8> Thelonious Hank @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Country

9> Steel City @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country-Rock

9> Ceilidh with Jason Smith, Jason Sheehan, Daniel LeBlanc, more @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~~Country improv; $10

9:30> James Cameron Band @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country

9:30> Brad James Band @ Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country

10> Jamie Lynn Reed Band @ Boots & Bourbon Saloon, 725 Queen St. E., TO East ~Country-Rock/original Country

10> Mark Band Sanders @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO Central

JAZZ

*12-3> The Sinners Choir @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO Central ~Jazz; $

3-6> Alex Dean Quartet @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St., TO Central ~Jazz

3:30> George Lake Big Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO Central ~Jazz; $

*4:40-7:30> The Happy Pals @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO Central ~New Orleans Jazz

5-8> Deb Dowey Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

6-8> Georgia Ambros @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO Central ~ Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

7> Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble featuring Wayne Neon @Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton ~Jazz; $25-40

7:30> The A/C Unit @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO Central ~Jazz; $

7:30> Dave Caldwell Quartet @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; minimum table charge

9:45> Tyler Yarema @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO Central ~Jazz; $

9:45> Alex Dean Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO Central ~Jazz; $

KARAOKE

*9-1> karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

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