The new year is underway but it’s a pretty quiet start. Mondays are never a particularly busy day to begin with and several of the regular open stages and residency shows normally taking place are cancelled as a huge number of rooms choose to take the day off to recover from last night’s festivities. (As with New Year’s Eve and other holidays, I’ve only included shows that I have some solid indication are actually happening.)
On the flip side, however, there are a few places offering shows this afternoon that you’d normally expect to see on a Sunday, especially in the 905 West area where Roc’n Doc’s and Mulligan’s Pub in Mississauga and Carrigan Arms in Burlington all have afternoon shows taking place that you’d otherwise be more likely to find happening on the Sabbath.
Elsewhere a few of the more hardy artists and rooms which house them will be doing their thing as usual and if you’re a musician who didn’t have a New Year’s Eve gig you can still, despite cancellation of most of the usual jams and open stages, get your chops out today with Sebastian Agnello at Black Swan in TO East, Al Reilly and his Catalyst band at Rockpile in Etobicoke or at Cornerstone in Guelph. You may get bonus points (and bonus stage time) for attending on such a frigid holiday Monday!
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, January 01, 2018
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7-8> “Acoustic Workshop” with host Heather Fielding @ CIUT 89.5 FM broadcast and online
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
4> Candice Sand @ Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Ave. ~songwriter
2:30> “Salute to Vienna” @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical; $
10> The Wilderness; guests @ Lost And Found, 577 King St. W. ~Hip Hop
416 – TORONTO EAST
4-6> “Sound Healing Meditation” with Darren Austin Hall @ Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. ~meditational music with chimes and bells, etc.; $40
7:30> “Revolution Mondays” with host Lindsay Coleman & guest feature Matt Groopie @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$
8:30-10:30> Fraser Melvin Band @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Blues; $
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends open stage @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
6> Azalea @ The Korner Pub, 3045 Kingston Rd. ~original Rock/Pop; $
416 – TORONTO WEST
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass
10> Good Enough Band @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~karaoke with live band
3-6> Guelph Symphony Orchestra @ River Run Centere, 35 Woowich St., Guelph ~Classical; $
3-7> Pete Temple & the Cornerstones @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~Blues-Rock; $10
*7:30-12> open mic with Anthony Schmanthony @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
3> Washboard Hank’s New Year’s Levee @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
2-6> Annette Haas, Colin Connors & Darren LaChance @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Road, Burlington ~songwriters
4-8> Hogmanay Levee Stew feat. Kevin Phillips @ Mulligan’s Pub, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Blues/R&B/Pop
4:30-8:30> Chuck Jackson & The All Star Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues/R&B
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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