Dog gets double-Loaded Blues this weekend - 150220Fr Shows for Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

150220Fr Friday, February 20


It appears that the Saturday 3:30-6:30 matinées at The Loaded Dog in Scarborough being put on by Jim Cornell’s new band, The Loaded Blues, are starting to attract some fans.  For not only has this event now become an established part of the club’s roster, there’s also a budget to bring in some pretty talented special guests.

Earl Johnson & Jim Cornell of Loaded Blues -Gary 17

Earl Johnson & Jim Cornell of Loaded Blues -Gary 17

It’s certainly not surprising that Cornell’s new group would draw interest from the sports-wings-and-dancing favouring crowd that populates the room at 1921 Lawrence Ave. E. near Warden, because he has demonstrated consistently over the past three years that he always puts on a solid show there. His Still Sunday band has been a regular feature there and usually gets the dance floor packed with a mix of Rock and Blues-Rock tunes that goes beyond the usual bar band set list, plus includes some impressive Cornell originals.

Now the new Loaded Blues outfit, which features Earl Johnson of MOXY fame on second guitar, is taking things to another level musically Saturday afternoons –and augmenting that with a guest list that includes talents such as Mena Hardy and Cindy Jameison both appearing tomorrow; singer Dee Flat confirmed for March 7; and Blues guitar master Frank Cosentino also in the cards.

Not that this group really needs special guests, with both Cornell and Johnson sharing licks, fills, riffs and rhythm duties.  And tonight they’ll demonstrate what they can do over a full show as they’re the showcase on the club’s well-appointed, raised stage starting at 9:30.

There’s no cover and the food, service and prices are all pretty decent here, plus there’s lots of free parking.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, February 20, 2022:

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*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> open mic with The Foolish Things @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~original Pop

5-7> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

5-8> Michael Bell & Rod Phillip Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Pop

*6-9> Hailee Rose Duo @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

6:30> The Jive Bombers @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7> Somewhere There Festival @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

7:30> Dust: The Quietest Big Band in the Known World @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> Patrick Brealey @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8> Duane Rutter & Andrew Aldridge @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Roots; $10

8:30> Mackenzie McRuer; Sydney DeLong; Amy Anne Tourlousse @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~

8:30> Albert Lee (2nd of 2 nights) @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~guitar icon; $40/-

9-1> Tevlin Swing Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9-1> Jagger Tanner Band @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~ Rock/Top 40

9> Jenn Kee @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Rebello Band @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lakeshore Boulevard East, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40/Blues

9-1> Jerome Godboo Band @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues

9> Paul Nathan @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9> The British Invasion @ Blarney’s Gate, 1151 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Brit-Pop tribute

9-1> The Hip Kings @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Top 40/Rock

9:30> The Tryst @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

Linsmore 1502169:30> Cru’ed @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Motley Crue tribute; $7 advance; $15 door

*9:30> David Macmichael & Dean McKinnon @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9:30> The Loaded Blues featuring Jim Cornell of Still Sunday @ The Loaded Dog, 1921 Lawerence Ave. E., Scarborough ~classic Rock/Blues

9:30> Plaza Ratz featuring Kevin Huckell @ The Queen’s Legs, 286 Eglinton Ave. W., TO North ~classic Rock

9:30> Amanda Rose with Anthony Cee @ Flowertown Pub, 12 Flowertown Ave., Brampton ~acoustic duo

9:30> Freedom Train @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Duran Duran tribute @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North

9:30> Taxi @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10

9:30> Digital Immigrants @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East ~Rock/Funk

9:30> Sonic Square @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> tba @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Table 69 @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

9:30> Blindfold Test @ Shangri-La, 305 Charolais Blvd., Brampton

9:30> Fire When Ready @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Tragically Hip tribute @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

9:45> Tom Guarna Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~NYC Jazz

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

Southside 15021610-2> Pop Cherry @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic Rock

10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Rock/Funk/R&B

10> Freeman Dre @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~indie Roots-Pop

10-2> The Tonkas @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W. ~Rock ‘n’ Roll; $10

10> Somewhere There Festival @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10-2> Tom Barlow Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~

10-2> Urban Sky @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 36 Kingston Rd., E., Ajax ~Pop Rock/Top 40

10-2> Goldierocks & The 3 Squares @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa ~Rock

10> Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People; Lilly Frost @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~

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

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