SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, March 16, 2017
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ONLINE / ON AIR
9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz
Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*5-8> Danny Blue @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~acoustic Pop
6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano Jazz; $
6-8> Bobby Hsu Trio @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $
*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave.
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> Wilco @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. ~contemporary original; $39.50-85
*7:30> Sarah Jordan & Matt G @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~acoustic Top 40
8> Kirk Felix Band also featuring Kevin Jeffrey on bass + followed by 9 pm open mic @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E. ~original Roots-Rock; 0$
*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> Erik Bleich & Carl Lorusso Jr. @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
8> Illy @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~contemporary original; $20
8-12> Jimmy Pearson; Chloe Delores; Saffron @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie
8-12:30> Redlight Ranch; Left By Snakes; Frank Nevada; Brian Ruryk @ Silver Dollar 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $
8> Sonja Seiler & Fiddlehead Soup @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~Country/Roots-Rock
8:30-1> open mic with Alicia Porter @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St.
8:30> Tania Gill Quartet @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~Jazz
*8:30> Organic Groove open mic with host Dylan Hennessy @ Cannabis Culture, 461 Church St.
9-12> Taping of Mandy Goodhandy’s “Music & Madness” show with musical guests Sebastian Ellis, Luis Roderick, Michel Pikach, John Amato & Bemanthony Lavoz all accompanied by Peter Hill on piano @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
9> Chris Lord Ideal @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues
9> Benefit for Jay Millette & Kristy Boynton with Graffiti Crimes; High Heels Lo Fi; The Best Friends; Bryan Coffey @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~eclectic indie; $10/pwyc
9> Virginia MacDonald Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz/Rock fusion; $10
9-11:30> Nick McLean @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz/Herbie Hancock tribute; $15
9> Dorval; Subject to Change (recording release for All And Everything; Slamboni; Young Honey @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $6
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:30> NEFE; Doug Haynes @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriters; pwyc
9:30> Attla Fias Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Alison Young Combo @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Deon Blyan @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10> Owen’s Sound @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues/R&B; 0$
10> Special Interest Group @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
10> To Be Announced @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO
10> Maria Romios @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade Central
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-9> Desiree Dawson @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~touring Vancouver songwriter; 0$
7> Local Natives; Little Scream @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $34.50-45
7-9:30> Michael Massaro Quartet @ Via Mercanti Pizzeria East, 1501 Gerrard St. E. ~Jazz; 0$
8> The Zolas; Louise Burns @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~indie; $
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
9> The Cooling Agents @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/R&B covers & originals; 0$
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
9:30> Blues jam with Mike Sedgewick Band @ The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E.
9:30> Chris Scian @ Sauvignon, 1862 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7:30> Brigham Phillips Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; min table charge
9> The Stew @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~R&B/Rock; $
7:30> John Corabi of The Dead Daisies; Crued; Baz Littlerock Band @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9:30> Bryan Tyrell @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W. ~Pop
*10-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. ~Rock/Pop
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9:30> Ugly Horse @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Michelle Rumball @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots/Jazz
6-9> Joey Landreth @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriter: $
7:30> Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~African/American Jazz; $15
8> Casual Drones; Sandro Perri; Justin Small; Jess Crowe & Brian Salmena; E Adi; Zephyr The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
8> Sam Patch @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~$15
8> The St. Royals Band @ Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. ~clasic & contemporary Soul; $10
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
**8> The Soul Maître D’s with guest @ The Archtop Café, 2312 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
8:30> Valaska; Selfoss; The Trust @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $10
9> Ed Vokura combo @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~violin-centric Jazz; pwyc
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9> open mic with Phil Hood @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9-12> Chris Staig & The Marquee Players @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
9> Trouble Town Records showcase @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
9> Blockhead; guests Fresh Kils; Prem Rock; Harbour Sharks; Ensh; Jeremey Tragedy Laing; ANZOLA; Jay Monsoon Stewart @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~original Hip Hop; $
9> Lychi; Found Objects; Blankscreen @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~indie; $8
9> James McEleney @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Honkytonk Swing/Dixie-grass
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
10> E-Saggila (recording release for Tools of my Purpose); guests: CL; Burglar @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $5
10> The Vaudevillian with Connor Gains @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock originals & covers; $10
10> Jeremy Taylor X @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.
11> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~groove Rock; 0$
*6-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*8> open mic with Mandippal @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinburgh Rd., S., Guelph
8> Neta Quintet @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~Jazz
8> Chadley Chase & Andre Besel @ Grand River Hotel, 1102 King St. E., Cambridge ~Country
8> Ginger St. James & Lynn Jackson @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~Jazz/Soul/Blues
8> The Pick Brothers Band @ Maxwell’s, 35 University Ave. E., Waterloo ~indie; $10
*8> Jazz/Blues jam @ Hep Cats, 42 Erb St. E., Waterloo
*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener
*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Simon Heras @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
8:30> open mic with James Kuttelwascher @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener
9> Ambre McLean; Luke Nicholson @ The Cornerstone 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~looping songwriter
*9:30> acoustic performer @ The Black Badger, 55 Water St., Cambridge ~acoustic
9:30> The Dukes @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
10> Julian Taylor Band @ The Rondo, 63 Pitt St. E., Windsor ~original Rock/Funk/Dance
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
*10> Happy Pappy @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
**7-11> Tamica Herod & The Harbour Street Band with guest @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues
8-10> Cheryl Casselman @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~original Country
8> Honeymoon Phase @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9> Petunia @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
6-10> Sticks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
7> Joanne Shaw @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
8-11> Mellow Dee @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Jazz/Soul/Blues
*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa
9> The Corporate Life; Inbred Fist; Cigar Hurt Babies @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~hard Rock; $
*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
9> Aeroforce @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Aerosmith tribute; $20
*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax
10> A-Foss @ Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~contemporary original
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> The Undecided @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~
7> Good Company @ Spot One, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~Country duo; 0$
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
*8> open mic with host Kevin Kerr @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham
*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick
9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan
*9> open mic with The Almost Cool Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton
*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk
9> Sine Ritual; Violence; Sad Sorcerer @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $10
?*9> jam with Hank & The Boys @ Tartan Toorie, 969 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster
*9:30> Rock jam @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
9:30> acoustic open stage with Daryl Gray @ The George Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave., Hamilton
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton
10> Shari, Jonny & Justin @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock
3-5:30> South Michigan Fire; Stephen Mahoney of The Ludds @ Less Than Level, 381 Kerr St., Oakville; 0$
*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
7> Scott Whittington @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country
*7-11> James Anthony Band @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
?*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
8> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
8> Mike Stevenson & Friends @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
9> Kevin Breit & Mark Lalama @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~original Jazz/Rock/Country fusion; $15
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
9:30> Mike Ferfolia & Friends @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga
9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock
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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