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You can’t get much more focused at an open mic with a theme than having it be “music” and that is exactly what host and songwriter Lynn Harrison is doing tonight for a special one-time Tuesday edition of her monthly series The Bridge. (As regular readers will know, it normally takes place on a Wednesday.)
Of course, her approach to the open mic goes beyond music to include spoken word, performance art and pretty much anything someone wants to bring to the stage at the monthly 7:30-10:30 no-cover soirees in the Imperial Pub at 54 Dundas St. E. in the heart of downtown TO.
So maybe a poet will read a work about music, or perhaps even a mime will do a routine mimicking a musician at work —who knows? Because the stage is wide open and that’s part of the charm of the event —along with the lovely and exquisitely talented host herself, of course!
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, September 26, 2021
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**7-8> “Songtalk Radio” songwriters interviews/chat with weekly guest @ CJRU 1280AM Toronto and online
7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on Rock-Fm.ca
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*noon-3> Alex Radeff of Donkey solo @ True Love Café, 290 Dundas St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; 0$
noon-1> Young Artists of The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio @ Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W. ~Classical; $0
6> Dave Borins @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
6-7:30> Leslie Huyler & Friends @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~indie; $10-$20/pwyc
6:30> Kalya Ramu’s Hot Four @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Jazz piano
7> Sixth Annual Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship concert with many acts including The Happy Pals, The Sinners Choir, Jerome Godboo & Eric Schenkman, Frankie Foo, Robert Priest & The Great Big Face Band, Neil Chapman, David Hines & Rob Grenway, Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes, The Porch Dog Choir with Bill Hedefine, Chloe Watkinson & Park Eddy @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~eclectic Blues/Roots; $
7> The Head and The Heart; The Shelters @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. ~contemporary original; $
7:30-10:30> The Bridge on Music with host Lynn Harrison @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E. ~eclectic open mic for music & spoken word on theme of “music”
7:30> Wood and Water @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~original Roots; $
8> Hey Stella @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock
8-10:30> Whitney Ross Barris recording release @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~original Jazz; $15
8> Toronto Folk Singers Club @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick St. ~Roots
8> Art Bar poetry & open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~spoken word
8> The Spits @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~Punk/Thrash; $
8:30-12> open mic night @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8:30-11:30> Mason Chance & Friends @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~indie; $10-$20/pwyc
*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
9> Billy Bragg @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9> Luan Phung Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~ experimental Jazz
*9> open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St.
9:30> Jazz jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $
10> Nick Fraser & friends @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St.
10> The Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B
416 –TORONTO EAST
*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues piano
7-9> Lola @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Country duo; 0$
8> FingerStyleGuitar.ca open stage @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Roots
8> Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) with Charlotte Cardin; Heathered Pearls @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
8> Claude Kent; T.C. Folkpunk; James Clark @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~indie; 0$
**8-11> open stage hosted by Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> WE-B3 @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9-1> jam with Mike Sedgewick & The Blue Gurus @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E.
*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave.
*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Folk Roots
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-12> Heavy Metal Jam hosted by James Alcock & band @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.
*8> Groove Stone @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock/Soul
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
10> Wayne Ferguson hosts jam & karaoke night @ West Hill Pizza, 4379 Kingston Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST
2-4> Trio D’Argento with Todd Yaniw @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Jazz
7-10> Mark Martyle @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave.
7-10> Cara Matthews with Morgan Childs, Brendan Davis & Jeff McLeod @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $?
8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Alison Young on sax @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Blues; 0$
8> The Courtneys; Versing @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*8-11> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Folk-Rock originals & covers
8> Bad History Month; SGVBRiii; Chladny @ Smiling Buddha basement, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8> Deaf Poets; Angora; Ten Meter Band @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $5
8:30> Peter Asher & Albert Lee @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~iconic Pop songwriter duo; $45
8:30> Perfect Perfect; Hinidar; Thunder Tillman @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Roots; $10
9> Cole Martyshuk; Mercy Flight; Alex St. Kitts @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; pwyc
9-12> Rebel Vibez urban artist showcase @ @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. E. ~contemporary original; $10
9> John Showman & Joey Wright @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.
9> MIP; Ranie Tamunobere; Rose County Ramblers @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $10
6> open mic @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
6:30-8> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King St. E., Cambridge
6-9> Chris Chambers @ Morty’s Pub, 272 King St. N., Waterloo ~Blues/Roots
*7-11> Waterloo Wellington Bluegrass Association holds Bluegrass jam @ Galt Legion RCL #121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge
*7-9> Juneyt @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge ~Flamenco guitarist
*8:30-11:30> open jam @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo
9> open mic jam @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
10> Chalkline @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo
*10> open jam with host Chris Brown @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford
7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
8-10> Jazzmania @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*9> open mic night @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8:30-12:30> open mic with host Cheryl Stiles @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby
9> Elyse Saunders @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock
*9-1> open acoustic jam @ The General, 21 Celina St., Oshawa
*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., Thornhill
*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
7> Eclectic Duo @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
7> songwriters open stage with Deeps @ Lukaya Café, 592 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
8> Hamilton Folk Club open stage @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton
*8> Chris Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic
8> GIbley Clarke (of Guns N Roses); The Road Heavy @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $22.60
*9:30> Ten Gallon Cat @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country?
*9:30-1> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
10> songwriters night @ The West Town, 214 Locke St. S., Hamilton
10> jam night @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton
*8> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock
*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
8-12> Big In Japan @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga
9> open mic with Chuck Coles @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
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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