Busy accompanists Bennett and Basset ensure good shows | TorontoMoon.ca 151029Th Shows for Thurs., Oct. 29, 2015

Bennett & Ryan -Gary 17

Versatile stringsmeister Chris Bennett is a key part of several highly regarded Roots/Country-Pop groups, to the point where when you see his name listed as one of the players on a show you can pretty much be guaranteed that it’s going to be an exceptionally entertaining and high-quality experience. I first heard him accompanying rootsy indie-Pop songwriter Maria Ryan during the break at a show put on by original Country band The Ditch Horses, in which he’s part of the crew backing songwriter Reid Pickering and have had occasion to see the pair together a couple of time since, though not yet with her band. But tonight starting at 7:30 she’ll have the full four-piece with her, however, as she releases a debut album at Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. West in Parkdale. -17

Brady & Basset -Michele O’Neill

Pop Rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Shawn Brady and veteran keyboardist Hervé Basset usually manage to perform together in their Brady & Basset duo a couple times a month, which is rather amazing considering they’re both very busy with several other projects. In addition to fronting his own Northern Sons indie group Brady is also the lead singer for U2 tribute Elevation, while Basset also performs with a Johnny Cash tribute Covered In Cash, Eric Clapton tribute Forever Man and several other outfits. Tonight at 9:30 they return to lively uptown saloon McSorley’s at 1544 Bayview Ave., where, along with various downtown pubs, they’re popular features whenever they’re able to appear. -17

SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, October 29, 2021

Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

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416 - Toronto Central

5-6> Big Tobacco & The Pickers featuring Anne Werbitsky on pedal steel @ Toronto City Hall 1st floor rotunda, 100 Queen St. W., TO ~authentic Country

6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~original Country-Pop

6-8> Fern Lindon @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz

6:30> Travellin Wall-Berrys @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*8-1> open mic with Alicia Porter @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St., TO

8-12> R&B/Blues @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO

8> Lina Blais @ Musideum, 401 Richmond St. W., #133, TO ~Francophone cabaret; $20

8:30> Mark Yan & Vince Strnad @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~Roots-Pop; pwyc

8:30> Ought; New Fries; Dorothea Paas @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $13.50

8:30> Dirty Rock Circus @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~Rock; $10

9> Terence Jack @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9-1> Mackenzie Blues Band @ Monarchs Pub (Eaton Chelsea Hotel), 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Blues/Soul

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9:30> Shawn Brady & Hervé Basset @ McSorley’s, 1544 Bayview Ave., TO North ~Pop Rock

9:30> The DoneFors with David Newberry @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~pwyc

9:30> Josh Benko Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~New York Jazz

*9:45> Stacey Kaniuk @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

150921 Support10> Janes Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Starship Experience @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10> James Clark solo @ The Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, TO ~original Roots-Pop

10> Ken Aldcroft @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Steely Dan tribute

10:30> Paige Armstrong @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

416 - Toronto East

7-9> Roots & Branches @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original/cover Roots

7> Blind Guardian; Grave Digger @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$40+

*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

8:30> Jerome Tucker Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Blues/Funk

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

7:30> Shannon Butcher Quartet @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> Two For The Show @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop

416 – Toronto Scarborough

7-11> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

*9> Tommy Rocker’s Classic Rock Band host jam @ Centro Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

9:30> Straight Shooter @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

416 - Toronto West

5-8> Rachael Piscione Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7:30> Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett album release party @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West ~original Roots-Pop; $10/$15 with cd

*8-11> Tinderbox Thursdays open stage with Michael Keith @ La Revolucion, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

8:30> Paul Brady album release for The Vicar Street Sessions Volume 1 @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Irish singer-songwriter; $50/-

9> Bill Heffernan @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots

*9-12> open mic night @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

9> Adam’s Mind; Cardboard Crowns; Sound One @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., TO West

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> David Rubel @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Hallowe’en party with Dawn Valley; Celestial Ruin; Sister Hyde; AxMinster @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West ~free with costume, $5 without

9> Angéle; Fun Cam; Fat Mob @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie

9> Jimmy Byron @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Rock ‘n’ Roll

9:30> Tyler Yarema Trio @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Jazz

10> Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party with Jack Marks @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~original rural Roots-Pop; $8


*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

7:30> Tony Paglia @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener


7-11> The Inside Outs; Wrongful Redemtion; Cleopatrick; The Mongrel Sons; Outta Space @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

10> Noisey Locomotive @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 - East

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

7> Joanne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

905 - North

*8> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St., Markham

8> Whisky River @ King Richard’s Pub, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora

*9> open stage jam night @ Memphis North, 18947 Woodbine Ave., East Gwillimbury

9> Andy Earle & The Bandits @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket

905 - South

8> Eleven North @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

905 – West

*7-11> Michael Keys “7-Piece” Trio & Sing Along With The Live Band Karaoke @ Black Bull Burlington, 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Boogie-Woogie Blues/Pop Rock

8-12> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

*8-12> open mic & jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line

8:30> John Marlatt & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~eclectic; $5

8:30> Eddy C @ Fionn MacCool’s Britannia, 825 Britannia Rd. W., Streetsville Mississauga

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zady @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

9> Children of The Damned featuring Anthony Cee on guitar @ Sixth Line Pub, 1500 Sixth Line, Oakville ~tribute to Iron Maiden

9> Jay LeRoux @ Fionn MacCool’s Clarkson, 970 Southdown Rd., Mississauga

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

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