Harpin’ Norm has gone from accompanist to smooth band leader |TorontoMoon.ca 170415Sa | Shows for Saturday, April 15, 2017

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If you wanted a parable that showed a young musician how hard work, equanimity and talent can pay off when combined together, the story of the rise of Harpin’ Norm Lucien might be ideal.

This affable, unassuming multi-instrumentalist who still loves his harp but increasingly is more valued for his songwriting, singing and guitar playing skills, just a few years ago was a likeable but seemingly unremarkable nobody so far as the broader musical community knew.

Harpin' Norm Band from album release at Winterfolk 2017 -FACEBOOK

Harpin’ Norm Band from album release at Winterfolk 2017 -FACEBOOK

Although back in 2010 when I met him he had already started doing a little jam accompaniment with his harp at events here and there, what really brought him out of his shell seems to have been the advent of the weekly Stir It Up Sundays jams at Relish in east TO, where he lives.

Quite possibly that event is what brought him out of his shell because it turns out it was there that he was inspired to write a song, “Deanna Moves” (and eventually perform it for the first time) about a fellow artist, Deanna Fae, who was also frequenting the event regularly at the time.  Like all of his songs, the tune is catchy, with pithy and clever lyrics and captures deep reservoirs of inner truths.

I first really wrote about Harpin’ Norm seriously in January of 2013 (one of my very first articles on this site after transmorphing Toronto Moon Magazine into TorontoMoon.ca that month) not many moons after hearing what would become one of his signature songs, “The World’s Strongest Man”.  That tune was included on the SongTown Vol. 3: Nashville compilation disc released the previous year by Pete Otis through his SongTown enterprise, just as that initiative was starting to make some serious waves in the music community locally and way beyond.

Harpin' Norm Lucien @ Winterfolk XIV -GARY 17

Harpin’ Norm Lucien @ Winterfolk XIV -GARY 17

Norm had honed his chops on guitar as well and gained invaluable performance and business experience and tips from a trip he’d made to Nashville a year or so before with songwriter, producer and concert impresario Otis, Winterfolk founder and director Brian Gladstone, professor of radio and songwriter Paul Cross and film-maker, songwriter and shows host Glen Hornblast all of them savvy veterans of the local grassroots music biz.

Bit by bit other tunes started to emerge, numbers like another of his signature hits, “Strong Enough For Love” —which is such a powerfully timeless and universal ballad that fellow artist Nicole Coward (who’s practically in a duo with him whenever they can arrange their schedules to appear together) adopted it for the title track and only cover for her 2014 six-song ep, on which he and his harp also appear.

Harpin' Norm at Winterfolk album release 170218 -JENN WILSON

Harpin’ Norm at Winterfolk album release 170218 -JENN WILSON

Gradually his songs have, while still featuring love at the core, evolved to also encompass a lot of social equality, environmental and justice issues, with tunes like “Food and Water First” having established their own audience among thoughtful fans who resonate with his convictions and commonsense observations and philosophy.

And then finally, after years of being cajoled, came the long-awaited release in February of his debut album (The World’s Stongest Man —how about that!) which, as I told you at the time, is chock full of “delightfully touching and irresistibly catchy numbers,” all of them reinforcing the glories and nurturing, healing, power of love in all its forms.

Fellow players understandably consider it a privilege to be part of the combo that he’s now utilizing to deliver his songs to even better effect.  With Coward on percussion and chiming in her trademark ethereally beautiful vocals to augment his, multi-instrumentalist and fun-loving go-to guy Brian Jantzi on hand and versatile and relaxed bassist Kevin Jeffrey holding the bottom end steady, the group delivers his tunes with all the richness and excitement they deserve.

Remarkably, even as his profile has grown exponentially, he has remained pretty much the same diffident, agreeable but canny fellow he’s always been.  The only difference I’ve noted is that for his album release at Winterfolk this year he’s exchanged what had been a trademark ball cap for a wonderful Stetson that looks far more fitting for the subdued but real charisma that exudes from him on stage.

You’ll have an opportunity to see what headgear he chooses for tonight and to see the rest of the band with him up close and personal if you get over to Free Times Café at 320 College Street before his show there tonight starts at 8 p.m.

Cover is just $10 and it’s also a good chance to pick up one of Norm’s albums (he also has limited edition copies of other tunes available) while you’re there.  There’s usually a beer special on and the grub here is really good, honed by 37 years of experience in the same location.

Do arrive early because the stage is in a small room at the back and it will fill up early.  If you’re downtown and want to make a day of hearing great music, btw, you could also consider visiting the room in the afternoon for Brian Gladstone’s 1-4 or so weekly open stage there and nearby at Graffiti’s on Baldwin The Sin City Boys, featuring guitar ace/songwriter Kevin Jollimore do a no-cover 4-7 Rockabilly/Tex Mex matinee that’s one of the most dynamic such shows you’ll ever see.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

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8-12> BLUZ-FM with Danny Marks @ JAZZ.FM91

416 – TORONTO CENTRAL

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

1> Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show open stage with host Brian Gladstone @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO

dr-b-medicine-at-free-times, Brian Gladstone ad3> The Hot Five Jazzmakers @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~traditional Jazz; $5

3> Jamzac @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

3-6> Steve Amirault Quartet @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. ~Jazz

3:30> Advocats Big Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Swing Jazz; $

4-7> Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.

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

*5-8> Blues & Troubles @ Déjà vu Bar, 389 College St. ~Blues

6> Grooove; Carmen North Behold!; Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold; Drawin’s Bible @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~indie; $10

6-8> John Alcorn @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $20

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

7> Me First and the Gimme Gimmes; Masked Intruder; Pears @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

7> Teri Park Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~ Jazz; $

7> Virginia to Vegas; Vacay @ The Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $

8> Michael Hurley @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

7:30> Zeca & The Hydroponic Lizards @ Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St. ~indie Brazilian-influenced Rock; $15

8> Harpin’ Norm Lucien Band with Nicole Coward, Brian Jantzi & Kevin Jeffrey @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~original Roots-Rock/Country; $10

8> Joanne Mackell @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock

8> Horrible Earth @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $

8:30> Honeymoon Bay; Empty Threat; Setback; The August Party @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~tributes to Blink 182; $10

*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues

9> Hounds; Total X War @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

9> Emily Bones; Mickey Moone; Copper Crown; Generation Hexed; The Classy Wrecks; Ruthless Ones; Glass Iris @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~indie; $5

9-11> Arlene Paculan; Mark Brathwaite @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz songwriters; $5

9> Scratch Nasty; Hired Guns; The Jesse James Medicine Show; Wilson’s Island @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

9> The Nightporters @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

9-2> Octopus Project; Bamboo; Luma @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $

9> Summit of the Arts Hootenanny @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~$10 for non-players

9> Jon McKiel; Hex; Cousins @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~indie; $

9> Punk Rock Karaoke Band @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W.

9> Defile; Braincell; Critical Hit; Barbed Wire Braced; Radio Caroline @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

9:30> Lady Kane @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10

9:45> Noah Preminger Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

9:30> Altered By Mom; Gnarly Horse; The Drywall Heels @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.

*9:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> Ride The Tiger @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/Soul; $

10> QuiQue Escamilla @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.

10-2> Mike McDonald & Pat Rush @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.  ~Blues-Rock; 0$

10> Grass Grows Back recording release @ Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge St. ~indie; $

10> Hit Parade @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., W. ~Pop Rock

11> Elora MacGregor @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

416 – TORONTO EAST

*3:30-6> Johnny Wright @ Outriggers, 2232 Queen St. E. ~R&B

4-7> The Wanted @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock

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

7-9> Liane Fainsinger @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; $0

8:30> Flash Rewind @ The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E. ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9-12> Lucas Stagg & Tanya Philipovich @ The Feathers, 962 Kingston Rd. ~songwriter; 0$

9> Gyles @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave.

9> Devin Cuddy @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

9-11> Communism @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~indie

9:30-11:30> The One Shot Band featuring Rory Cummings @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Pop; $0

9:30> Paul James Band @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~original Blues; $10

9:30> Steve Perron @ Stone Lion, 1958 Queen St. E. ~Pop Rock

9:30> Idioteque @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~tribute to Radiohead; $

10> Rustik; Cadillac Blood; Wrong Jeremy; Behind Blind Eyes; The Better Lates; Ark @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~indie; $20

10:30> Mike Billik Trio @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd. ~Pop Rock

416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE

*3-6> Whitey & The Roulettes @ Blue Goose, 1 Blue Goose St. ~R&B/Blues

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

Southside 170412*4-8> The Meteors with guest Michael Vassos @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Blues/Rock/R&B

7:30> Lenny Solomon Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; minimum table charge

7:30> Geoff Tate; Russ Dwarf @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8:30> eclectic open mic with host Eric of G3NERiC  & feature guest @ Colin’s Dugout, 352 Royal York Rd.

9> High Court County featuring Arie Papernick @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Country Rock; 0$

9:30> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~melodic 60s Pop Rock; $

10-2> Bone-Yard @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock/Top 40; 0$

10> Lindsay Brohan @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St. ~Pop Rock

416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

1-4> Country jam with Henry Lee & Friends @ The Newfoundlander, 472 Danforth Rd.

*9> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd.

9-1> Sil Simone @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock

9:30> Northern Roads @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Pop Rock

10> Rock Hard Classics @ The Newfoundlander, 472 Danforth Rd. ~Rock/Top 40 covers

416 – TORONTO WEST

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

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

*Noon-3> Corrigan and Schmitt @ The Passenger, 2968 Dundas St. W.

2> North Atlantic Drift @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Cape Breton/Irish Folk

**2-5> Yor Magic Open Mic with host Loren Hicks @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W.

**5-8> Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions with featured guests Chris Staig & The Marquee Players @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~ Roots/Country/Pop

5-8> Rough & Tumble @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots-Rock

*5-8> Blues jam with Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues

5> Ben Bahaudin Walker @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter

7-9> Laura Cole @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.

8> Coolin X Rolo; Goldchain X; Sylo Norza @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~$10

8> Methyl Ethel; Blonder @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

9-1> Sweet Derrick Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

9> Brother Levon; Sound One @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~Funk; $10

9> Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~New Orleans Blues

9:30> Blues & Troubles @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B

9:30> Mama Motown @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~Motown Blues/R&B/Soul

9:30> Different Era recording release @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $10

9:30> Pop Agenda @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St. ~Pop Rock

10-2> The Southern Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Southern Rock; $10

10> Barrel Boys @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.

10> SFVE @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St.

10> Park Eddy @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

10:30> Jimmy Bosch with La Borinquena @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Salsa; $15

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

*3:30-7> acoustic jam @ Galt Legion Branch 121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge

6:30-10> Guelph Poetry Slam @ E-Bar, 41 Quebec St., Guelph ~spoken word; $10

6:30> Shows & Maile @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge

7:30> Beyond Creation; Unbeing; Ending Tyranny; Profaner; Cynaptic @ Maxwell’s, 35 University Ave. E., Waterloo ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $20

8> Mark Martyre; Jordan Faye @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~songwriters; pwyc; $10

8> Ragwax @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Pop

8:30> Matt Weidinger recording release @ Starlight Waterloo, 47 King St. N., Waterloo ~indie; $20

8:30> Eliana Cuevas @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~Jazz; $18-

8:30> Bobby Cameron @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop

9> Annette Haas @ Shakespeare Arms, 35 Harvard Rd., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9> Beggars By Choice @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinurgh Rd. S., Guelph ~Pop

9> Death By Decibel; Crimson Breed; The Maras; Output @ Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph  ~original Punk $7

9> Blind Sages @ The Woolwich Arrow, 176 Woolwich St., Guelph ~indie

9> Heart Attack Kids @ The Brownestone, 39 Queen St. E., Cambridge

9> Thompson Road Band @ Ernie’s Roadhouse, 7 Queen St. W., Cambridge

9> Brownman @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener recording release for ~tribute to Miles Davis; $20+

9:30> The Dukes @ Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country

9:30> Rum Cuillin @ Black Badger Pub, 55 Water St. N., Cambridge

9:30> David McIntyre Band @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo

9:30> 2 Second Ride @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country

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5> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8:30> Karla Crawford Duo @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9:30> Klasik @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie

9:30> Anvil @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~contemporary original Rock; $20+

10> The Foremast Jacks @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie

10> Smokes; Look Vibrant @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

2-5> Johnny Max Band @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~original Blues

*3-6> acoustic open mic/jam with hosts Chris Stapley & Earl Johnson @ Ridges Pub, 776 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

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

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

9> Jordy Jackson @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9> The Corporate Life; Gag Order; Keelie Hexe @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

9-1> Jack de Keyzer Band @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~original Blues

9:30> The Bomb @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock

10-2> Johnny Max Band @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~original Blues

905 NORTH

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

*6-9> Joe & Frank @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz duo

8> Richmond Hill Philharmonica Orchestra @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~“Pride Lands” music of South African lion country; $

8> Rebelljo Trio @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St., Georgetown ~Jazz

8:30-12> Sarah Beatty Duo @ New Barber Towne Pub, 360 Guelph Street, Georgetown ~Rootsy Blues

9> Sandy MacDonald with Al Widmeyer @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown ~Roots-Rock

9:30> New Hollywood @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

9:30> Lauren Knowles Band @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

9:30> Phil & John Show @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

10> Gap 33 @ Village Inn, 2 Holland St. E., Bradford ~Rock/Top 40 covers

905 SOUTH

**2-4:30> Davidson, Dicresce & Nero host jam with guests @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

*2> The Brakemen Brunch @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~originals & cover Rock/R&B; $5

*2-6> jam w. Tom Finocchio @ Sam’s Place, Barton-Chestnut Sts., Hamilton

**2:30> special guests Chuck Jackson & Pat Carey with The Mighty Duck Band @ The Golden Pheasant, 244 Ontario St., St. Catharines ~R&B/Blues

**2:30> Blues Matinée with The Coachmen (Colin Lapsey, Dave King, Chris Wheeler, Ian Andrews) @ Coach & Lantern (upstairs), 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Blues

3:30-7> Steve Grisbrook Band & special guest Joel Johnson @ Monty’s Gastropub, 547 Ontario St., S., St. Catharines ~Blues

?*4> open mic with Traden Tunes @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess St. S., Hamilton

9> Burt’s Cat Is Dead; Adam Shier @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $10

8> “Steel City Rockers” tribute to Joe Strummer with many acts @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton

8:30> Riddim Riders unplugged @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Reggae/Soul $10

9> Famus Framus @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton recording release for ~tribute to Iggy Pop; $2

9:30> Funyboht & guests @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

9:30> Silverado @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Country Rock

9:30> Andy Griffiths @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton

9:30> The Heatseekers @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock/Top 40

905 WEST

2-6> Killin’ Time Duo @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues/Jazz/Funk

**2-6> Sil Simone Band with special guest Phil Naro @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Blues

**2-6> Saturday Blues Sermon with James Anthony & special guest Lou Moore @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington

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

4-8> Carlos Morgan Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

7> Giordano Cattonar @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

9> John Marlatt with The Last Rodeo @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

9> Cutaway @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop Rock

9> Duelling pianos @ Dymond’s Social Kitchen, 4155 Fairview St., Burlington

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

9:30> Ballroom Babies @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

9:30> 7T8 @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9:30> The Spinz @ Jersey’s Bar, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40

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

10> Daylight for Deadeyes @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock

10:30> Getting Strange @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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