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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
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
6-8> Allan Briesmaster; Anna Gutmanis; Carla Harsfield; Howard Gladstone; Norman Cristofoli for Urban Folk Art Salon @ Mount Pleasant Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Ave. ~songwriters; $0
6> Damnhnait Doyle @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6> Candice Sand @ Shangri Hotel, 188 University Ave. ~songwriter
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano Jazz; $
6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $
7> Ruth B @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7:30> Banda Trama @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Bossa Nova
8> Jann Arden with symphony orchestra @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. ~Christmas songs; $
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> acoustic open mic @ Sidestreet Bar, 768 Dundas St.
8> Cold Specks; La Timpa @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Chad VanGaalen @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8> Camino Jazz Club; UFO; The Free Label; The Accolades @ Supermarket, 268 August Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $10
8> The Tea Party (second of five nights); Ashley Buchholz @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $
8> Kim Mitchell @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~original Rock/Pop icon; $
8> Emergency Monologues @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.
8> Excuses Excuses; Phantom Atlantic; The Detours @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $10
8:30-10> Jonas M @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~English & Cantonese R&B/Soul; $35
8:30> Chris Murray; Blackdog Ballroom Unplugged @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~indie; $
8:30-12> Andrew Starr @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $
9> 11:11; Adrian Kain; Kennedy Rd., Emmanuel @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~contemporary original; $25
9> Dog Leg Dilemma; Maitreya; Devouring Saturn @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~prog Rock; $
9> Forth; Hadi; Tyvytjiytyi @ Roundhouse Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. ~art Rock; $5-10
9-11:30> Jesse Ryan & Bridges @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
*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> Robb Cappalletto Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Stacey Kaniuk @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Emily Raquel @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul
10> Mark Mackenzie @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10> The Better Half @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West ~Pop Rock
10> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~tribute to Steely Dan; $
10> Uforia; Drop To Alibi; Down The Void @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
10> The Fairest and Best @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~original Rock/Pop; $pwyc
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
10:30> James King & The Midnight Hours @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~Funk/R&B/Soul
416 – TORONTO EAST
6-9> Lamblion @ Pan On The Danforth, 516 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
7-9> Black Suit Devil @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~acoustic Soul/Blues; 0$
7> Daniel Barnes @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
7> Steve Earle & The Dukes @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
7> Suicide Silence; Upon A Burning Body @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~indie; $
8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.
8-10> Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
8> Fintan McEnroe @ The Beach House, 1953 Queen St. E.
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
9> Rick Miller & Friends @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7:30> Robin Banks @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz/Blues; min table charge
8> Kevin Reid & The Dedbeats @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
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
5:30> jam/karaoke night @ Blue Lagoon, 2532 Eglinton Ave. E.
8> open mic with Fergus Hambleton & Julie Long @ Silly Goose Pub, Scarborough, 1703 Victoria Park Ave.
8-12> jam night with Copy Machine @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9:30> No Fret @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
10> jam & karaoke @ Smiling Jacks, 3482 Lawrence Ave. E.
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Chelsea McBride Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
6> Autorickshaw @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz/Folk fusion; $
6-8:30> Ron Davis & Hogtown Brass Quintet @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Funk/R&B/Soul
7-9> Steve Poltz @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriter; $
*7:30> Jean Baptiste De Collier & Jon Pearson @ The Station, 2457 Bloor St. West ~Roots-Rock
8> Kevin Foster; Graham Ho @ Folly Brewpub, 928 College St. ~songwriters
8> Mathew V; Aiden Myers @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~indie; $10
8> Sisters Euclid @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Rock/Country fusion; $
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
8> Heated Mansion @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
8> Elliot Moss @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
8> Hot Garbage recording release for Max Blonda ep; openers Possum, Kaleidoscope Horse @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie; $10
8:30> The Arrogant Worms @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~original comedic Rock/Pop; $40
8:30> The Burning Hell; Steve Lambke @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $
9> Bossa Tres @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Latin Jazz
9> Tiger & Bloom; Mermaids Exist; Steph Copeland @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $10
9> Bluenatics; Richard J. Anton; Steve Woan @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B
9> controller.controller recording release for 7” single; Hit The North; more @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9-12> The Parkdale Socialites @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> I.M. Brown; Girls Rituatls; Chia Seed; Esther Splett @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~indie; $10
9> The Responsables; Christian Bridges @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $
9> Mike Kerr @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Country
9> Sara Dishart & Filthy Rich @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
10> Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Country; $
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
6> Dave Menard @ StrykerZ Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
6:30> open jam night @ Grand River Brewing, 295 Ainslie St., Cambridge
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Kenny Munshaw @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge
8> Rob Szabo @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~songwriter
8> The Saides @ Starlight Waterloo, 47 King St. N., Waterloo ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
8:30> Jessica Moss; Ben Shemie @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~songwriters; $15
*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
9> Feels Fine; Got Social; NO Boys; Little Champion @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St., N., Guelph ~indie; $10
9> Wax Mannequin; Dog Is Blue @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~original Roots; $10
9> King Roller @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener
9> jam with Miss Jaye Baxter Band @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Future Peers; Inck Zubeck; Hudson Say @ EBar, 41 Quebec St., Guelph ~indie; $?
9:30> James Cameron @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
9:30> Lucas Stagg @ The Black Badger, 55 Water St., Cambridge ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
8-12> Lisa Hutchinson Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
9:30> The Electric Foxx @ Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop Street East, Barrie ~electronica
*8> The Quickshifters @ Hot Belly Mama’s, 378 George St., Peterborough ~pwyc
*8-11> Open mic @ George & Orange Taproom & Kitchen, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
8> Shawn Steinhart @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9> STPS; Precarious; Rob Winger; Jeannette Platana @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie
*10> Jan Schoute @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., 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
8-11> Mellow Dee & guest @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~soft groove Pop/R&B
*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
9> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
9:30> Practically Petty @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Tom Petty tribute
*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax
7-10> open mic jam with house band Mr. Mad Trio @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jacksons Point
*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
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Jamie Farrar @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown
7:30-11> jam night @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
7:30> Libertas Male Choir “Sounds of The Season” @ Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown ~seasonal; $20
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
6:30> Steve Marriner @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $
*7:30> open mic @ Station Coffee House, 28 Main St. E., Grimsby
*8-10> open mic with The Vaudevillian @ Rust City Brewery, 27 King William St., Hamilton
*8-10> Jose Coulter @ Judge and Jester, 17 Main St. E., Grimsby
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> XL Middleton; Moniquea; Judah Jump; Orangey @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $
9> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, Hamilton, 152 King St. W.
*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> acoustic open stage with Daryl Gray @ The George Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave., Hamilton
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Ginger St. James @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
7> Rob Reed @ 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 @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
?*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
8> The Grady Brothers @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
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> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
9> Jory Nash @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriter; $10
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
*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
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