SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
11am-2> Buds First @ True Love Café, 290 Dundas St. E. ~original Rock/Pop; $0
noon-1pm> Bound @ Four Seasons Center, 145 Queen St. W.; $0
*5-8> Tony Quarrington @ Boland’s Open Kitchen, 575 Mount Pleasant Rd. ~solo Jazz guitar; $0
5> Gordon Shawcross & Burke Carroll @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
5-6> Andrew Collins Trio @ Union Station, 65 Front St. W. ; $0
6-8> Discovery Through The Arts showcase @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Hope State @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6:30> Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. feature by D’Arcy Wickham @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30> “Not A Christmas Show” with Laura Tremblay; Rob Allen & The Goodbye Men; Charlie The Kid; Hello Harvard @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie ~NO Christmas songs!); $10
7:30> Brodie West Quintet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
7:30> The Wooden Sky holiday show & fundraiser for Romero House @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture & Arts, 918 Bathurst St.
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
8> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St.
8> Alvvays @ Mod Club, 722 College St.
8> Jordan O’Connor’s “Concerto for Trombone” with solist Stephen Lecik @ Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. ~Classical; $
8> Dearly Beloved; Like A Motorcyle; BookChop @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
*8-11> open mic @ Ram In The Rye, 63 Gould St. (Ryerson University)
8> Canadian Brass with @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.
8-1> open mic with hosts Aberdeen Alley Cats @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
*8> John Bellisario hosts weekly Jazz jam @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8:30> The Conn Artists @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $8/pwyc
9> open mic @ H Bar, 859 Queen St. W.
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
9-12> Mauve Grove; Moonhead; Wooly Mantis; Neon Bloom @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave.
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
9> Jordan John Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> The Dead South @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W.
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Alex Dean Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Sam Polley & The Old Tomorrows @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10> Music by and for Ken Aldcroft @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
10-2> Sons of Jameson @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10-2> Action Sound Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10
*11-2> “Boozy Broadway open stage” for musicians & singers with hosts Mandy Goodhandy, John Amato & band @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$0
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
8> Dan Walek & friends @ Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
416 – TORONTO EAST
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8:30-10:30> Gypsy Rebels @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Gypsy Jazz
9> The Monkey Fightin’ Snakes Christmas party @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Christmas Rock; $?
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Jenn & Jeremy @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
416 – TORONTO WEST
6-8> The Band Named Crow; The Anthology Project @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~art Rock; $
6:30-10> Jocelyn Barth @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz
*7-10> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
7:30> “Buddy Holly’s Winter Concert” revue (first of 2 nights) @ Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave. ~musical revue; $40
7:30> Landon Abram; Kaili Kinon; Lucas Penner @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $10
8> Arthur Renwick @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska; $
7:30> Andrea Menard; Cheri Morale; Rosary Spence with all-star backing band @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~indigenous Jazz from Turtle Island
*8-10> Emily Devlin & Nathan Arges @ The Oakwood Hardware, 337 Oakwood Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8> Moonlight Flood; O Frontera; Gillian Stone @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $10
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30-10:30> Hump Night Blues with host band featuring Dave McManus & George Baumann & special guest Fergus Hambleton @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues
8:30> The Cluttertones; John Milliard; Germain Liu @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters/improvised/fusion; $
8:30> Quartette “Christmas show” @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Christmas; $
9> Damien Alexander; Kayt Lucas; Lexi Gilmore @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $
9> Peter Boyd @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~songwriter; $
9> Tres Kilos @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Cuban Roots/Salsa; $10
9> Melissa Payne & Benji Rowland @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Roots covers & originals
*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Sly @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
10> Third Annual Hip-Hop Food Drive with CVSSS; Patnk; Everythin Oshaun; Yoana; more @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~Hip Hop; $ (collecting n-p goods for foodbank)
10> Good Enough Live Karaoke Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
10> open mic with Peter Ramsay @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W.
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*8-11> A New Ground @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
8:30> Liv Gains @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph
9> Tim Louis @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
6> Scotty Kipfer @ Corner Café, 3 Bruce St. S., Thornbury
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
8-12> Nicholas Campbell @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
8> Creyson Gritt & Caroline Box @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~music & word; $1-/pwyc
*8> Ken Tizzard @ Church-key Pub, 26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Cody Watkins @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
10> Julie & The Wrong Guys @ Red Dog, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~$13
7> Buttercups @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Rob Foreman & Clayton Yates @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
*8-11> songwriters open mic with host Derek Christie @ Archibald’s Pub, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker (sign up at 7:30) @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8:30-11:30> open mic & acoustic jam with Don Fleming & Laurence Walters @ Father’s Moustache Grill, Aurora, 15570 Yonge St.
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
6:30> Sean Pinchin @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~original Blues; $
8> Charly Chiarelli @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~piano man
7:30> open mic jam with Dave Gould @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton
7:30-10:30> The Altobeelays with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Dr., Hamilton ~original Rock/Pop with Classical accompaniment; $
8-1> open jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
8> Single Mothers; Little Junior; Rules @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $
8> Chris Chambers or Adam Ostrosser @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas
*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
*9> open mic with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton
9> NYSSA; Persons @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $
9:30-12> Pat Maloney & Local Haunts @ Zyla’s, 299 James St. N., Hamilton ~original Pop; pwyc
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
8-12> Shelley & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~songwriters; $
8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion with guest @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Jazz
9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
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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