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Lynn Harrison -Gary 17

Lynn Harrison -Gary 17

Mother’s Day may be over but surely moms deserve more recognition all the year through for all they do. And evidently Glen Hornblast agrees and thinks that moms who also make music (these days there are more and more women pursuing both careers) are particularly worth singling out.

So tonight for his monthly Nashville Bound series show at Free Times Café at 320 College St., it’s a “Salute to Mother’s Day” as three fems doing double-duty are on stage for the 8-12 event.

The roster includes dynamic and delightful lyrical songwriter Lynn Harrison along with Laura Robinson and Meg Tennant.  Cover is $10 or pay what you can.

Nicola Vaughan in 2013 -Gary 17

Nicola Vaughan -Gary 17

Nearby, meanwhile although Nicola Vaughan is not a mother, the versatile songwriting dynamo is also well known these days as an open stage host who is very nurturing towards fellow talents and will no doubt have an enthusiastic brood of them sharing the stage as she runs at 9:30-1 open mic at Grossman’s tonight.

Her very successful weekly open stages at Black Swan (Wednesdays) and Hirut (Sunday afternoon) have turned into quasi family affairs with a loyal and talented group of players who also often end up jamming together on one another’s tunes. No cover for this event in the room at 379 Spadina Ave.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca


SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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.). 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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416 – Toronto Central

6> Jen Lane @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6-7:30> John MacMurchy @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~ indie; $10

6> Gibbs @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO ~Jazz

6:30> Ethan Ardelli Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Jazz piano

8-11:30> Nashville Bound salutes Mother’s Day with host Glen Hornblast and appearances by Lynn Harrison; Meg Tennant; Laura Robinson @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~$10/pwyc

8-10:30> SING FESTIVAL: The O’Pears; The Watch; Freeplay Duo; 4SKOR; Retrocity @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~a cappella Jazz; $

8-9:30> Arlene Paculan @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~ indie; $10

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

9> Grand Analog & guests + dj @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock; $10

9> The Modern Hearts; The Nighttime Joion; The Dead Love; The Velveteins @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; no cover

*9> Chris Caddell Blues Band @ Lou Dawgs, 598 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9> Camp Girls; Space Case; Dad’s House; Lester Brown @ The Central (2nd floor), 603 Markham St., TO

9:30> open mic with host Nicola Vaughan @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9:30> open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St., TO

**9:30> Jazz jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $

10> Michael Davidson and special guests @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Charlie Mingus Jazz

*10> The Hit Pickers @ Cloak & Dagger, 294 College St., TO

10> The Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Chelsea McBridge’s Cityscape @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~ indie; $10

416 – Toronto East

*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano

7-9> Coe Hill Girls @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

8> FingerStyleGuitar.ca open stage @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots

8> Aliens Ashore; Scarlett’s Hand; Dallas and The Funky Ducklings @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~indie; no cover

8:30-10:30> Carlos Lopez @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*9-1> jam with Paul Storm and The Hog Town Torpedoes @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East

*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> tribute for Gabe @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

**9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jay Pennell or Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

*8> open mic with Steve Herman and Scott Deathe @ Refinery Public House, 3039 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke

416 – Toronto Scarborough

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough

416 – Toronto West

5-8> Grant Lyle @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

7> In The Round with Damhnait Doyle, Andrew Combs; Joey Landreth, Sykamore @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~ $

*8-11> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic Folk-Rock originals & covers

8:30> Andrew Collins Trio @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West ~acoustic Pop

8:30> Christopher Paul Stelling @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West

8:30> Astrosurf @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West

*8:30> Andrew Collins Trio @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West ~original acoustic Pop

9-11:30> piano/horn duo night with Peter Hill on keys & guest William Carn on trombone @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz/Blues

9> Cole Martyshuk; Mercy Flight; Chad Arthur @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; pwyc

9> Fred Spek & Camp Combo @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*9> jam with The Northern Greys @ The Cat, 3513 Dundas St. W., TO West

9> Donghwan Moon Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> The Decoys @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie; $5


7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

10> Goodwood Atoms @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~Vancouver indie

905 EAST

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

9> Kris Barclay @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa


7-10> open song circle with Patti McLaughlin @ Aw Shucks, 15474 Yonge St., Aurora

*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., 905 North

*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*8:30-12:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket


*8> Blues & Jazz jam hosted by Wayne Janus & The Syncopaths @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

8-11:30> Repartee; July Talk; Pet Sun @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $

*9> open stage @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton

*9:30-1> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

905 WEST

*8> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

*8-12> Groovestone @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Funk; $

*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*8> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

*10> Chuck Coles of The Organ Thieves and Creepshow hosts open mic @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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