SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, December 14, 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
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
12-1> Cadence @ Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W. ~Christmas a cappella concert; $0
*5-8> Danny Blue @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~acoustic Pop
5-6> Choir Nation with Oh Susanna @ Union Station, 65 Front St. W.
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Jessica Chaikowsky @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz & Christmas; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> The Dead South; Romeyo WIlson @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
6:30> Worst Pop Band Ever @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> Art of Time Ensemble with many artists @ Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. ~Christmas; $25-64
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> Glenn Gould School of Music showcase @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.
*7:30> Sarah Jordan & Matt G @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~acoustic Top 40
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> Kenny G @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. ~contemporary original; $
8> acoustic open mic @ Sidestreet Bar, 768 Dundas St.
8> Alvvays @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~original Rock/Pop; $
8> Austra @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W.
8> Doghouse Rose; Unbelievers; more @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> Bon Villan; Sam Louis @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave.
9> Mojo Phillips and the Velvet Night @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.
9> Mannerisms @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $
9> NQ Arbuckle @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~alt-County original; $
*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> Alex Dean Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Architextures Knotibel; Ticky Ty; more @ Roundhouse Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. ~contemporary original; $
10> Angie Hilts Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Roots-Rock
10> Jerome Godboo Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~original Blues; $0
10-2> The Huge; Silver Springs Band opens @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~contemporary original; $
10> Collette Savard and the Savants @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
10> Sons of Rhythm @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $
10> Theatre Pub @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
10> Jessica Speziale; Emily Mac; Leaving Esmerelda @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriters; $pwyc
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
6-9> Lamblion @ Pan On The Danforth, 516 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
7-9> The Pearl Motel @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; 0$
7> Alexisonfire @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
8-10> Wayne “Neon” Smith & Bob Cohen @ The Beach House, 1953 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.
8> Cadre @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock
8> Astrosurf @ The Shore Leave, 1775 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
8-10> Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*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
8> Kimberley Wetmore @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
9> “Rock & Roll Christmas Show” with NCNVNINT TRTH; Acid Bash; fyoosha; On The Verge; Skeleton Lake; Infinity @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~original Rock; $10
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> open mic with Fergus Hambleton & Julie Long @ Silly Goose Pub, Scarborough, 1703 Victoria Park Ave.
*8-12> jam with Juggernaut @ Muckish Irish Pub, 74 Hymus Ave.
8-12> jam night with Copy Machine @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9:30> High Rollers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
10> jam & karaoke @ Smiling Jacks, 3482 Lawrence Ave. E.
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Yuko Hase Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
7> The Evaporators @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W.
7:30> “Buddy Holly’s Winter Concert” revue @ Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave. ~musical revue; $40
8> The Mean; Hollow Earth; Explorer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
8> The Little Alex Band @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.
8> Caermen Lascenski-Custers & Emily Rho @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Classical duo; $
8> The St. Royals @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~Rock/Top 40/Motown covers
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Bousada; Hachey the Mouthpeace @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $10
9> Bossa Tres @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Latin Jazz
9> Bluenatics; The Smecks @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B; $0
9> The Punching Nuns recording release for Disabled ep; The Bloody Blue Darlings @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $
*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> Harley Card Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> Fred Spek’s Camp Combo @ Shameful Tiki Bar, 1378 Queen St. W. ~Roots-Rock
9> The Layrite Boys @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass duo
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
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
7-9> Kitchen Ceilidh with Gwen Potter @ McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Jessie T @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge
8> Rob Szabo @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
*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> King Roller @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener
9> jam with Miss Jaye Baxter Band @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> The Dukes @ The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
9:30> The Remedy @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
9:30> Lucas Stagg @ The Black Badger, 55 Water St., Cambridge ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*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> Derek McLean @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9-1> M&B Live @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
9:30> Kirkland @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*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
6> Blues jam @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
8-11> Mellow Dee & guest Amber Hardy @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~soft groove Pop/R&B
8> Headstones @ Oshawa Music Hall, 39 King St. E., Oshawa ~contemporary original; $
*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> Jack de Keyzer @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~original Blues; $
*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> Steve Royall @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
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
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
*7:30> open mic @ Station Coffee House, 28 Main St. E., Grimsby
8> Charly Chiarelli @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~piano man
8> “How The Gretch Stole Christmas” with various band @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $
*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
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
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Riders Unplugged @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
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> Mike Stevenson @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
8> Mike Ferfolia @ 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> Serena Ryder; Reuben and the Dark @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington ~Blues/R&B
*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
9> open jam night @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville
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
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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