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I’m not personally familiar with what the hype surrounding the “Death Wish Guitar” is but according to what I read on the internet it’s a pretty big deal to fans of former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde.
But the fact that the instrument, along with free samples of a Death Wish coffee brand promoted by Wylde, will be at tonight’s edition of the Rock jam at The Rockpile —and that jammers can play the six-string that’s been signed by many Metal legends and get their name included in a book of all those who’ve also strummed it on stage— should guarantee a lot of Metal-oriented musicians come out.
Steve Hill of Canada Rage Radio, which spins Metal/Rock tunes online, is supplying both the coffee and the guitar and says he also has a limited supply of Death Wish picks to give out to players who perform with it.
Others will be at the weekly event in the club at 5555 Dundas St. West in Etobicoke simultaneously to help with another fundraiser for popular Rock scenester Kim Harris, who had a heart transplant last year after a lifetime of struggling with congenital heart issues and is still recovering.
To help Kim, says jam host Al Reilly, there’s raffles with prizes including tickets to see acclaimed band Black & Blue at the club in July as well as a numbered, limited-edition Death Wish coffee mug, a 50/50 draw and “Have A Heart For Kim” shirts for sale.
There’s also free swag and if you like the free sample of the coffee, known as “Odinforce brew,” you can also purchase some for home. It all kicks off at 8 p.m., there’s no cover and the jam usually attracts very high calibre players to perform on a world-class stage equipped with full backline and lights. There’s also Catalyst members like keyboardist Rick Anderson and guitarist Anthony Cee on hand to lend support to any players or singers requesting it and solo acts or full bands are also welcome.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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Midnight to midnight: Epidemic Music Group’s Longest Concert Guinness World Record Attempt @ Earl of Whitchurch, Stouffville & online live on YouTube 24 hours a day till 7pm April 2. For artist lineup & event link see listings in 905 North.
7-8> “Acoustic Workshop” with host Heather Fielding @ CIUT 89.5 FM broadcast and online
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
6> Andrew Collins Trio @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
**7-1 (sign-up at 7, show starts 7:30)> open stage with host Signe Miranda @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.
*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
7:30> Chas Lawther & Friends @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> George Lake Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~R&B/Swing
8> Allah-Las; The Babe Rainbow @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.
**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
*9:30> open mic with host Mark Villamor at Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
9:30> Humber College Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~R&B/Blues; $
**10> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Bob Wiseman @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10> Jenai Thai @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
*10> live musical theatre open mic @ Statler’s, 487 Church St.
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-10> Lisa Marie Kruchak & Micheil Grey @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
7-8:30> Chris Quinn & Fran Evans host banjo workshop & performances @ The Twelfth Fret, 2132 Danforth Ave. ~workshop; $20
8:30-10:30> Bay of Pigs @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Julian Taylor & Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.
*9-12> The Out of Towners @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.
9-2> Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Tom Waits tribute; 0$
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst also featuring Anthony Cee & Rick Anderson host Rock jam & Have a Heart for Kim fundraiser with guest Steve Hill & Death Wish Guitar for playing/photos, etc. @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*8-11> open stage with Dan Walek @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.
*9-1> open jam with The Repairmen @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth
9> Uke jam/workshop @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Ed Kopec @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz piano solo
5:30> Nyima; Macleigh; Shali; Lynn; Zeyon; Caaph @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
7> Caleb Borsboom Quintet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
*7> “Songwriter Search” showcase with Lora Ryan & various other artists no one can be bothered to name @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen ST. W. ~songwriters; 0$
7> Julia Wedman; Michelle Odorico; Patricia Ahern; Valerie Gordon; Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith; Aisslinn Nossky perform sonatas for solo violin @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Bach Classical; $25
*7:30> Balfolk @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~French Folk music & dance; $5-10/pwyc
*8-11> Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues
*8> open jam with The Pumpinheadz @ The Wicket Pub, 1671 Bloor St. W.
8:15> Wrong Jeremy; Cailin Holland; The Pretty @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8:30> Sheila Carabine (of Dala) @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $15
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.
9-1> Tim Hamel Trio & guest @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9:30> Riverrun @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
9:30> BAA; Good Conduct; Ugly School @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
10> Parkside Drive @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; 0$
*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.
*5> open mic @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8-10> Andy Hughes @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener
*8-2> Matt Weidinger @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic originals & covers
9:30> Turk & The Hobbits @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo
*7> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
9?> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.
10> Tragedy Ann; Lotus Wight @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie
*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
12:01am-midnight and all day Monday and beyond till April 2> Epidemic Music Group’s Longest Concert Guinness World Record Attempt with various acts for 24 hours @ Earl of Whitchurch, 6204 Main Street, Stouffville:
Day 3, benefitting Steffi G featuring:
7AM WILLIN’ AND ABEL
8AM KNUCKLEHEAD JR.
9AM KEVIN ZARNETT
10AM KIM BROWN
11AM LARRY SAIDMAN
12PM JOHN SHISKO
1PM TOM BECHTEL
3PM THE WORK’N DAWGS
4PM NORTHERN LATITUDE
5PM MOISH MUSIC
7PM DEREK CHRISTIE BAND
8PM JIM STEFANUK
9PM LAURELLE AUGUSTYN
10PM KING BEEZ
11PM BRENT BARKLEY + SIMONE ZIV
Day 4, benefitting Evergreen Hospice
12AM CARA LEA & LEO GRAY
1AM KEVIN FOSTER
2AM LEO GRAY
3AM TOM BECHTEL
4AM WES FOWLER
5AM MIKE BURNS
6AM SAM BARRY
7AM KIM BROWN
9AM SAM CHEFERO & BRUCE MACNEIL
10AM KEVIN KELLY
11AM NOREEN SULLIVAN
9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket
*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country
11> Mary Simon @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton
*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Port Credit Review @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)
*9-1> Sil Simone Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
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