Patching the torn social fabric with song tonight at Buddha | 180205Mo | Shows for Monday, February 05, 2018

Coat Songs2


This time of year, when a thick carpet of snow blankets the city, various community organizations and government agencies, etc., are active using a variety of methods to collect warm winter clothing for the unfortunates who have been spewed out by the maw of capitalism onto our urban streets to fend as best they can.  With prices for housing allowed to spiral out of control, that population tragically seems to grow with every month that passes.

When musicians step up to help they use, naturally, music as a way of encouraging others to donate what they can to contribute to the band-aid being applied to this gaping social wound.  And this evening a group of players will be doing just that at the Smiling Buddha in TO West, but focusing their tuneage on a theme to help draw attention to the screaming need for clothing to help protect the vulnerable victims of avarice who are living “rough” amongst us.

Composer, arranger and Juno Award winner Tony Quarrington teams up with Zoe Adams for a Jazz/Roots set; Lucas Stagg, Cleave Anderson and Tim Jackson appear doing Mod Rock tunes as The Beat Club; the indie Rock band Ectomeso Endo and Punkabilly outfit Broke Up Hearts will all perform “songs about coats” according to the Facebook promo for the 7 p.m. show.

Following their sets there’s also “an open call to perform a song about a coat.”  Songwriters who want to be included are asked to contact the organizers on Facebook to sign up but I can’t imagine they’d turn away anyone who shows up to take part in the room at 961 College St. between Ossington and Dufferin.

There’s no mention of a cover charge but participants and audience members are encouraged to bring “a gently used m/f coat, touque, mitts, scarf, boots” etc. to be donated to the Fred Victor Respite Centre.

-Gary 17. *

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*6> “Underplayed and Underpaid” interviews and performances by Guelph area bands on CFRU 93.3 FM broadcast and online

6> “Soundcheck with Sabrina” with Sabrina Fallah @ Jungle 77.3 & online at ~eclectic tracks, interviews etc.


5:30> Black Veil Brides; Asking Alexandra @ Rebel, 11 Polson St.

6> Jon Brooks @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

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 Glen Hornblast @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.

*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

**8> Music City North open mic @ Rose & Crown, 2335 Yonge St.

**8> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Sarah Greene @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8> Michael Keith; Nachtmusik @ Sarv Music Academy, 2 Greenview Ave ~eclectic Worldbeat (various international); $

8:30> Blue Moon; Crowfoot; Jamie Grey @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0

**9-1:30> jam with guest host Sam Sundar-Singh @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

*9:30> open mic @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

9:30> Tony Malaby & Nick Fraser Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~R&B/Blues; $

10> Joshua Q @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.

10-2> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~acoustic alt-Country


7-10> Fergus Hambleton & Julie Long @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$

7> First Aid Kit @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> “Revolution Mondays” with host Megan Lane & guest feature Lucas Silveira  @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$

*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

*9-12> The Out of Towners @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends open stage @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$


*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.


7:30> Uke jam/workshop @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd.

*8-12> open stage with Dan Walek @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.

*8-12> open jam with Halfway Home @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth Road


5-8> Mike & Jill Daley @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz duo

7> “Coat Songs” (songs about coats) with Tony Quarrington & Zoe Adams; Ectomeso Endo; Broke Up Hearts; The Beat Club with Cleave Anderson, Lucas Stagg and Tim Jackson; + coat song open mic @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~eclectic indie (collecting winter clothing for shelters)

*8> open mic/jam @ The Wicket Pub, 1671 Bloor St. W.

*8> Balfolk @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~European Folk music & dance; $5-10/pwyc

8:30> Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback; Trails; King Kimbit @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~eclectic indie; $12

9-12> Steve Farrugia Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

*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.

9:30> Justin Haynes Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.


*5> open mic with Dennis Napper @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

*7:30-12> open mic with Anthony Schmanthony @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

9:30> Turk and the Hobbits @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo


*7> Gailie & Friends @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8-12> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.

9> Property; Wangled Teb; Foonyap; Olias; ELMS @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie; $8

905 EAST

6> Rob Phillips @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Jazz

*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa


8-11> open mic @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W., Vaughan

9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket


6> Michael Wainwright & Rick Labrie @ Innsville, 1141 Highway 8, Stoney Creek

6:30>> Greensville Guitar Pickers jam @ Greensville Branch Library, 59 Kirby Ave., Hamilton

*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country

905 WEST

*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Mimico Bill @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*9> John Rogers @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

*10> Gracie @ Spice Lounge, 52 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop covers & originals


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