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It came as a bit of a surprise to me to realize this week, as I prepared to pen a few lines about today’s fifth anniversary of The Essentials trio that does the Saturday afternoon shows at Southside Johnny’s, that it’s already been over two years since the passing of the group’s founder, Buddy “Bear” Armstrong.
I guess that means he didn’t quite make the three-year mark of the event he started there in part based on my recommendation to him and the club, though of course it seemed he’d been there a lot longer. In fact my history of seeing Bear in the room at 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. in Etobicoke indeed did go back way further, to long before owner John Theodore rescued what was a somewhat seedy dive and turned it into a respectable neighbourhood eatery and clean, safe bar more than 13 years ago now.
Likewise, the guys in Bear’s band, who never really had a name until towards the end of his tenure —when they took more of a leading role as his health made his participation week to week uncertain— are also all veterans of the area and of the room, which had gone under several names and ownership changes in the years before John came on the scene.
As such, this group is aptly named, since it is these three guys —multi-genre bass titan Bob Bilton, Steve Gaetz on a steady, effective drum kit and super-versatile Adam Battersby on guitar— who are all you really need to have a superb weekly 4-8 show. They’re all adept at a variety of styles and pacings, they all sing and they are all capable of smoothly adapting to whatever is required of them to please an audience or keep the often fragile egos of lead singers buoyant.
Although guests were a regular feature while Bear was running the show too, since his passing that role has also taken on increasing importance and the list of those who’ve filled it is impressive indeed. It ranges from sultry chanteuses such as Kat Lovett, Penny Skolski, Robin Banks and Tracey Gallant to veteran band leaders like John Dickie, Donnie Meeker, Kimberley Wetmore, Brooke Blackburn and Chris Partland —and that’s just a very, very short list of some of the awesome talents who have appeared there with this combo.
This week’s guest however, is making his debut as far as I know and it’s another feather in the cap for the host trio. “It” man and “Stewmeister” Kevin Phillips, about whom I’ve written on a couple of previous occasions, will also be acting as emcee for this special show.
Although you can expect Phillips —the frontman for R&B combo The Stew that appears at Mulligan’s Pub in Mississauga Sundays for nearly a decade now— to do a couple of tunes himself, I expect as emcee he’ll be acting more as shepherd for what is bound to be an A-list of superstar cameos by some of the many performers who’ve been part of the show over the past half decade.
To amp that up even another notch, for today’s show the host group will be expanded to four pieces as keyboardist Brad Lovatt (also a Stew member) will be joining the house ensemble.
After five years, this host band has become part of the Etobicoke landscape, helping —along with The Meteors at Timothy’s and various acts at Blue Goose Tavern— to keep alive and thriving the venerable tradition of Saturday afternoon live music matinées that first drew my attention to the area more than 20 years ago.
When Bear put this weekly show together he knew he couldn’t do it without a cracker jack band of players behind him. In order for it to be successful that was, so to speak, essential. And while he never named this trio, as it hits its five year anniversary this afternoon it clearly has become The Essentials in fact as well as name —not only to the host club but to the local scene around it.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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8-12> BLUZ-FM with Danny Marks @ JAZZ.FM91
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
Noon-5> Earth Day celebration with Xex; Jessica Speziale; Angela Saini; Jungle Man Sam; more @ Christie Pits, 750 Bloor St. W.
1> Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show open stage with host Brian Gladstone @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO
1> Dan Zanes @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~family music concert; $
3> Bossa of the Birds @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E.
4> Full Bull Blues @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave ~Blues-Rock
3> Jamzac @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
3-6> Daniel Barnes Quartet @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. ~Jazz
3:30> Laura Hubert Band featuring Peter Hill on keys @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Pop Jazz with punch; $
4> Taxi Chain @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~Celtic Rock fusion
4-7> York Jazz Ensemble @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~Jazz; $
*4:40-7:30> The Happy Pals @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz
*5-8> Blues & Troubles @ Déjà vu Bar, 389 College St. ~Blues
6-8> John Alcorn @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz songs starting with “B” or “C”; $20
6> Annie Bonsignore @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> Killroy; El Kabong; Air Combat; HORMOANS; Hawking; This Is A Crisis; BingeNinja @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10
7> Atomic Tomb; The Machine; 9 Lives and Counting @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
7> CMW: The Handsome Savages; Flying Buttress; Parasona @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~indie; $
7:30> CMW: Julian Taylor Band; The Treble; One Bad Son; Adam Baldwin; Birds of Bellwoods; Towers; Radio Caroline @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $15
7:30> CMW: Weaves; Casper Skulls; Vallens; Twist & Pony @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
7:30> CMW: The Seams; Bueller; Liam Betson (aka Titus Andronicus @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $
8> Wayne Shorter @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.
8> Lords of Lichenstein @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
8> CMW: Earl Sweatshirt; Tasha The Amazon @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~indie; $
8> CMW: Crown Lands; Moon Tan; Hiroshima Hearts; Public Animal; Hammered Satin; Cola Heads @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> Allie X @ The Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> CMW: Jessica Allossery; Magnolian; Eastern Owl; Hearing Trees; Field Study; B.R. Mackie @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> No Ceilings; Boogie; Kaiydo; Kemgba; Michael Christmas @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> Michael Hurley; opener Eiyn Sof @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~songwriter; $
8:30> Seventeen & Change @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~acoustic Pop/Rock covers & originals; $5
8:30-11:30> Colin Hunter & The Joe Sealy Quartet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
8:30> CMW: showcase with acts club can’t be bothered to name @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues
8:30> Formerly Doris @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8> CMW: Generationals; Psychic Twin; Moon Eyed @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~indie; $
9> Myrtle; Bluebelle @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~indie; $
9> CMW: New Fries; Faith Healer; Renny Wilson; Heaven for Real; Fountain @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $
9> Collective Listening Party @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E.
9> The Garden @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; 0$
9> Punch Drunk; Dumpser Mummy; Voltang; Harange @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9> The All Nighters @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
9> CMW: K Forest; Tangina Stone; Yoko Gold; Liza @ Revival, 783 College St. ~indie; $
9> Catherine Hughes @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $20
9:30> Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers tribute @ Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
9:30> Pop Cherry @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $
9:30> JeeJee Band @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave. ~Rock/Pop dance
9:30> Lady Kane @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10
9:45> Jake Chisholm @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Blues/Jazz; $
*9:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Ride The Tiger @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/Soul; $
10> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Blues
10> Usula 1000, Farbsie Funk; Hi-Def; Puckerfunk; Keener @ Round Venue, 152 Augusta Ave. ~art Punk-Funk; $10
10-2> Laura Hubert Band featuring Peter Hill on keys @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Pop Jazz with punch; 0$
10> Blond Ambition @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., W. ~tribute to Madonna
11> Coco @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
1am> Ferraro @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
416 – TORONTO EAST
*3:30-6> Johnny Wright @ Outriggers, 2232 Queen St. E. ~R&B
4-7> Howard Willett @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/R&B
6-8> Thelonious Hank @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Country
7-9> The Voyageur @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; $0
7> Melissa Etheridge @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
8> CMW: Bob Mould @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~indie; $
9> Stiletto Flats featuring Elana Harte @ The Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave. ~classic Rock covers & originals
9> Sister Speak @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave.
9> Trish O’Brien Band @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.
9> Andrew Grady Duo @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E. ~Pop Rock
9-11> Paul Linklater @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
9:30-11:30> Felix & The Cats @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~original Roots-Rock; $0
9:30> Grace @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Pop Rock; $10
9:30> Zepology @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~tribute to Led Zeppelin; $
10:30> Bernadette Connors Band @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*3-6> Whitey & The Roulettes @ Blue Goose, 1 Blue Goose St. ~R&B/Blues
**4-8> The Essentials Fifth Anniversary show with guest host & singer Kevin Phillips @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock-R&B; 0$
*4-8> The Meteors with guest Donnie Meeker @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Blues/Rock/R&B
7:30> Gord Sheard’s ‘Sinal Alberto’ Quartet @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; minimum table charge
8> Twiztid @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
8-2> EMS Big Band featuring Kelly Jefferson @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $10
9> Hurricane Hill @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Pop Rock
9:30> The Nomads @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock/Top 40; $
10-2> Shanya Lynn Dawson @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Country/Pop covers & originals; 0$
10> Pop Agenda @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
1-4> Country jam with Henry Lee & Friends @ The Newfoundlander, 472 Danforth Rd.
*9> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd.
9-1> Frank Wilks @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock covers & originals
10> Strictly Sabbath @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd. ~tribute to Black Sabbath; $
10> Jason Martin Band @ The Newfoundlander, 472 Danforth Rd. ~Country Rock
416 – TORONTO WEST
*noon-3> Julian Fauth solo @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues
*Noon-3> Danny Marks @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Blues/Jazz
**2-5> Yor Magic Open Mic with host Brian Jantzi @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W.
5-8> Poor Boy Jeffreys @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Country Blues/Ragtime; pwyc
*5-8> Blues jam with Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues
6> CMW: Valley; Vacay; Jon Bryant; Youngblood; Goodwood Atoms @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
6-8:30> Fox Glove; Sam Weber Culture Reject @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10
6> CMW: Quivers; Straight To Business; Blve Hills; We The Oceanographers; Baby Girl @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
7> The Bare Minimum; Hired Guns; Centuries of Decay; Kap; Chainfall; Imperion @ Orb, 2872 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10
7> CMW: Partner; Shotgun Jimmie; Rich-ard Laviolette; Daniel Romano; Misha Bower @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
7> Sassyblack; Obuxum; M.I. Blue @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Soul; $
8> CMW: Steph Cameron; William illegible; Deverrow; Tevin L illegible; Sun K @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $
8> CMW Beliefs; Teenanger; Weight; Eyeballs @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
8-12> Chameleon Project; Modula @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $10
8> CMW: Freak Heat Waves; Mr. Joy; Betty & Oswald; Lab Coast @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
8-3> CMW: Postmoderndisco; #FamilyGrind; Rod Purpose; Couel; Shopé; Wotts; Probably Raymond @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie Hip Hop; $
8:30> Connie Kaldor @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $35+
9> Florio; Lilly & Virgil @ Titty Kafkas, 137 Paton Rd. ~Punk
9> Mama Motown @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~Motown Blues/Soul
9-1> Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> The Weber Brothers @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~original Blues; $10
9> Los Cabelleros del Son @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Latin/Salsa
9:30> The Sleaper Group featuring Dave McManus on bass @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W.
9:30> Culture Reject; Clamaglamza @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Pop/fem musical comedy; 10
9:30> Urban Rednecks @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St. ~Pop/Country Rock
10> Jimmy Byron @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
10:30> Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Salsa; $15
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Chixxie Dixx @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo
*3:30-7> acoustic jam @ Galt Legion Branch 121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge
3> TyeDye Pete & Mike Koutsavakis @ Grand River Brewing, 295 Ainslie St., Cambridge ~70s Rock
6:30> Cameron & MacNeil @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge
7-12> Jack the Lads; Gabe Lee @ The Rabbid Fox, 56 Beech Ave., Cambridge
8> Gary Diggins and Barry Livingston for Earth Day Celebration @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
8-2> Farewell to Freeway reunion show; guests Pureblank; Searching For Satellites; The Northern @ Dstrct, 10 Wydham St. N., Guelph ~indie; $10
8> The Dusty Strings @ Ernie’s Roadhouse, 7 Queen St. W., Cambridge
8> Wannabe @ Maxwell’s, 35 University Ave. E., Waterloo ~tribute to Spice Girls; $20
8> The Shananigans @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Irish-tinged Pop
8:30> Kite Trio @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~Jazz; $16/-
8:30> Michael Schatte @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop
9> Pat Robitaille @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinurgh Rd. S., Guelph ~Pop
9> The Brink @ Black Badger Pub, 55 Water St. N., Cambridge
9> Vanyah @ The Brownestone, 39 Queen St. E., Cambridge
9> Brownman tribute to Miles Davis @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~Jazz; $20
9:30> The Dukes @ Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
9:30> Ashen Blue @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo
9:30> Bareback Riders @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
10-2> Herman; guests Denis the Night; The Panic Party @ Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~indie; $5
5> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
7> Ron Hawkins @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~songwriter
8-11:45> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~60s melodic dance-Pop
8:30> John Haines, Susan Connolly & Carl Rabinowitz @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
9>Lonely Parade; Stacey Green Jumps; Whoop Szo; Divide & Dissolve @ The Spill, 414 George St., Peterborough ~indie; $8
9:30> Antixx; Luceo; Cardboard Crowns @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
10> The Royal Pains @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
2-5> Pearly Jenkins & Lucky Strike @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
*3-6> acoustic open mic/jam with hosts Chris Stapley & Earl Johnson @ Ridges Pub, 776 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
4> PRJ @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues
8> Tommy Castro & Mike Zito; Six Strings Down @ St. Francis Centre, 78 Church St. S., Ajax ~songwriter; $70+
8> Kevin McKendrick @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*9-1> karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax
9-1> Synsonic @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Pop
9> Rob Kirkham & Neon Rain @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country
9> Fish Head Phil; King Beez; Sick N’ Vicious @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~surf Punk; 0$
9> “Third Annual MS benefit” for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada with Lungless; Die Hexe; Cold Shoulder @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9:30> Four Fit @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock
10-2> Pearly Jenkins & Lucky Strike @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
*3-7> open jam with Faces for Radio @ CC’s/Kennedy Court, 3 Stafford Dr., Brampton
*6-9> Joe & Frank @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz duo
7:30> Opera Belcanto of York presents “Madama Butterfly” @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~opera; $
8> Stan Chang & Eric Bruck @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St., Georgetown
8:30-12> Jungle Man Sam @ New Barber Towne Pub, 360 Guelph Street, Georgetown ~acoustic Reggae/Pop
9> Sean Pinchin @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown ~songwriter
9> Ben Hannah; The Tradition; Matteo DeStefano @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
9> Vinyl Groove @ Muddy Water Hotel, 25 Main St. W., Beeton ~Pop Rock
9> Donkey Punch @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
9> Lefty @ Tracks Brewpub, 60 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Rock/Top 40 covers
9:30> Skip Tracer @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock
9:30> Pop Machine @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock
9:30> Tungsten @ Top Spot, 87½ High St., Sutton West ~Rock/Top 40 covers
10> The Beat Heathens @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown
10> Notorious @ Village Inn, 2 Holland St. E., Bradford
1-4> The Folk Sinners @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop/Rock covers & originals; $5
**2-4:30> Davidson, Dicresce & Nero host jam with guests @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40
*2> The Brakemen Brunch @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~originals & cover Rock/R&B; $5
**2> Brant Parker Band with guest @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~Blues
*2-6> jam w. Tom Finocchio @ Sam’s Place, Barton-Chestnut Sts., Hamilton
**2:30> special guest with The Mighty Duck Band @ The Golden Pheasant, 244 Ontario St., St. Catharines ~R&B/Blues
**2:30> Blues Matinée with The Coachmen (Colin Lapsey, Dave King, Chris Wheeler, Ian Andrews) @ Coach & Lantern (upstairs), 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Blues
3:30-7> Steve Grisbrook Band & special guest Johnny Max @ Monty’s Gastropub, 547 Ontario St., S., St. Catharines ~Blues
?*4> open mic with Traden Tunes @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess St. S., Hamilton
7> Medicine Man; Red Lion; Sam Klass; On The Verge; more @ Club Absinthe, 38 King William St., Hamilton ~Funk/Jungle; $
8> “Songwriters in the Round” with Jay Linden, Caroline Wiles, Michael J. Birthelmer, Noah Zacharin & host Duane Rutter @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~songwriters; $15
8> Squealer @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40
9> Anvil; Profaner; Lutharo @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $22.60
9> The McCleans @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~Roots-Rock; $2
9> “Rockers For Knockers” breast cancer research fundraiser with Hifty Dickens, Blacklist @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
9:30> Disco Fever @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~live Disco
9:30> Deeps & Friends @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
9:30> Under The Influence @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock/Top 40
2-6> Jazz Plazma @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues/Jazz/Funk
**2-6> Sil Simone Band with special guest Chris Smith @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Blues
**2-6> Saturday Blues Sermon with James Anthony & special guest Jeanine Mackie @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington
*3-7> jam with Michelle Deneault & Redder @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St., Port Credit
4-8> Denise Fex & The Topmen @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
7> Peter Marino @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
9> Paul James @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Rockabilly/Blues; $10
9> White Space @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop Rock
9> Duelling pianos @ Dymond’s Social Kitchen, 4155 Fairview St., Burlington
9> Mike Stevenson @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock
9:30> The Lauren Knowles Band @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40
9:30> LVCK @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
9:30-11:45> Ugly Dog @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington ~Pop Rock
9:30> Big Time Killin’ Time Band @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers
9:30> Wicked Truth @ Jersey’s Bar, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40
10-2> Desperate Executives @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40; $
10> Marc Joseph Band @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock
10:15> Tomahawk Love @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga ~Pop Rock
10:30> Crank @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~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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