Cameltoe will groove for Southside Johnny’s odd birthday party| 170113Fr | Shows for Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

Steve Aucoin & Stan Miczek of Cameltoe -GARY 17

Steve Aucoin & Stan Miczek of Cameltoe -GARY 17


Perhaps like many people you’ve been finding it hard to get back into the regular groove of things after the holiday season of special events, family get-togethers and wonky weekend schedules with both this past Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve happening on Saturday nights.

Maybe you’re missing all the special parties too and looking ahead at the rest of winter stretching forward and thinking, “arghh, how do I get through this?”

So maybe what you need is a good ol’ fashioned blowout party to clear the cobwebs and get you back into sync, in which case you couldn’t do much better than to check out the “Space Oddity” birthday party for Southside Johnny’s owner John Theodore tonight in Etobicoke.

No, it’s not a David Bowie tribute, although the band that’s performing, Cameltoe, certainly can do very convincing renditions of many hit tunes by the late man-who-fell-to-earth as well as a broad range of contemporary and classic Rock and Pop hits spanning a lot of eras. SSJ Space Oddity bday Jan 13 '17

The bar at 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. near Brown’s Line will be decked out with spacey décor, however —John tells me the idea for this year’s theme (last year’s, for his 60th, was “it’s just a number”) arose from the fact that the party happens on the thirteenth day of the first month of a year ending in an odd number and he’s turning an “odd age.”  Of course, the numerals are also all PRIME numbers (they can’t be divided by any whole number except themselves and 1) so you may consider this a prime night to get your jams out too.

Certainly the band will much enable you to get you limber on the dance floor and keep you spellbound with their awesome musical prowess. As I told you last summer, I caught the group, which includes Adam Berry and Steve Aucoin on guitars and Stan Miczek on bass, for John’s birthday show a year ago this time and I was bedazzled by how the group that had started out as a casual little throw-together outfit back in 2001 had evolved into masters of keeping a crowd enthralled.

With Johnny no doubt likely to be in a beaming mood and the bar packed with regulars and a great band, this no-cover event might be just the tonic to pick you up and get you ready to cruise through the rest of January.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, January 13, 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, Kim Cadilla on bass & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> The Friends of Hugh Oliver @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Folk

*5:30> Jazz Generation; Melissa Smeets @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E., TO ~Jazz

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

6-8> Joanne Morra @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

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

7:30> Andrew Furlong @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

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

10> Ivan Rosenberg & The Slocan Ramblers (album release) @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> The Clay Pigeons @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO

8> Reel Big Fish; Anti-Flag; Ballyhoo; Direct Hit @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St., TO ~$27.50-$40

8:30> The Lost Chord @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $10

*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

9> Monarch; Subject to Change; The Noble Rogues (reunion show) @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~$

9> Mama Motown & Her Bad Decisions @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~Blues/Motown; $

9> Thrifty Kids; Kiwi Jr; The New Enchanters; Mundy’s Bay Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., TO ~indie

9> Brian Allossery and The Lazy Poets @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd., TO North ~Roots-Rock

9> Valois; The Fern Tips; Television Rd., Baby Doomers @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave., TO ~indie; $

9> The Killjoys; Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

9> Doghouse Rose; Fresh Meat; Forty Seven Teeth; Needless Love Endorsement @ Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St., TO ~indie; $5

9-11:30> Julie Michels @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $

9> Snooky Tyne’s Soul Express @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~Blues/Soul/Funk

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

9:45> Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~60s R&B 7-piece; $

10> Shawn Brady @ Hemingway’s, 142 Cumberland St., TO ~acoustic Pop Rock covers & origianls

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

10> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Blues

10> Heavy Ethics @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Andrew Fetterley Trio @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Bluebelle; Park Eddy @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Rock/Soul/Pop originals & covers


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

7-9> Mourning Glories @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~0$

8> Faster; Brian Abbott; Holger Schoorl; Tomasz Krakowiak; more @ Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E., TO East

*9> open mic with Matt & Mike @ The Grover Pub, 676 Kingston Rd., TO East

9> Stephen Stanley @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Isaak Bonk @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots covers & originals; 0$

9:30> David Macmichael & The $5 Tall Boys @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers; 0$

9:30> Tyler Schwende @ Stone Lion, 1958 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

9:30> The Mark T Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Grateful Dead-style jam band; $10


Southside 1701117:30> Daniel Barnes Quartet @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8-2> Whayls @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~

9> High Court County featuring Arie Papernick @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Country Rock/Top 40

9> Sil Simone @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40/Blues

9:30> The Dreamboats @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40; $

10-2> Johnny’s Space Oddity Birthday party with Cameltoe @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic & contemporary Rock; 0$

10> Mike Billick Trio @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St., Etobicoke ~Pop Rock


9> Sam Taylor & The East End Love @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Blues

9> jam with Mike Sedgewick Trio @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough ~classic Rock/Top 40


5-7> Kaia Kater @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~old-time banjo Country

5-8> Daniela Torres Quartet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7:30> Jmondew @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz; 0$

8> A World in Pictures; Possess The Asylum; Snake River Redemption; Underlier @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Rock band competition showcase; $

8-12> When We Was Young; Ten Metre Band; Jay Snider Blues Collective @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West ~$5

8:30> fundraiser for Jane/Albeit with Stephan Mohrhardt; Mermaid & The Bear @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West

9-1> Sean Bellaviti Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Latin Jazz

9> Arthur Renwick @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~Blues/Roots songwriter

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

9:30> Root Down Trio @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots-Rock

9:30> BOUSADA; Lovers Touch @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~love Pop; $10

9:30> Ragwax @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Blues

10-2> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~retro Rock/Soul; $10

10> No Effects @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West

10> Papiosco y lost Ritmicos @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Cuban Salsa; $15


6:30> Drew Chester @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge

8:30> various artists for tribute to Richard Laviolette fundraiser @ Anaf Club Guelph, 32 Gordon St., Guelph ~$10 donation/pwyc

8:30> Tyler Young @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Pop

9> Alanna Gurr; Lets Just Be Friends @ Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~indie

9> Adam Ostrosser and Annette Haas @ Shakespeare Arms, 35 Harvard Rd., Guelph ~acoustic Pop

9-1> Hudson Say; Luke Austin; Bachynski Project @ Dstrct, 10 Wydham St. N., Guelph ~songwriters; $5/7

*9-2> jam night @ The Cave, 105 Shade St., Cambridge

9> Steve Elmo @ The Rabbid Fox, 56 Beech Ave., Cambridge

9> Pocket City Trio @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

9> Fiction @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford

9:30> @ The Brownstone, 39 Queen St. E., Cambridge

9:30> Mark Sanders band; Wayfarer; Hero Trip; Mackenzie Jordan @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~

10> Hot Machine @ Zander’s, 190 King George Rd., Brantford ~Rock


5> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8:30> Dean James @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9> McAndrew, Huron & more @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9:30> Deathsticks (tape release); Surinam; Garbageface; Bonnie Trash @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~indie Rock; $5/pwyc

9:30> Pat Maloney; Mary-Kate Edwards; Piper Hayes; Whitney Paget @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

7> Sunday Wilde @ Spitfire Café, 10 Victoria Ave., Brockville ~Blues

*8-12> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur & Lorraine @ Royal Canadian Legion #322, 112 Hunt St., Ajax

9-1> Jack de Keyzer @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~original Blues/Rockabilly

9> Two For The Show @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

9> Vs. The Borg; The Corporate Life; The Mustard Junkies @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~indie Rock; $5

9:30> 5 Wheel Drive @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock

9:30> nTTx; Peter Turns Pirate; Scape @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~original Industrial; $10

10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

10-2> Baz Littlerock Band @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa

10-2> “Battle Of The Bands” with various acts @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope


8> The Mudmen @ Town Hall 1873, 302 Queen St., Port Perry ~Celtic/Blues; $25

8-11:30> James Anthony Band with guest Terry Chisholm @ Spot One, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~Rockabilly

9-12:30> D’Eve Archer @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~Pop

9:30> Marc Joseph Band @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

9:30> Rough N Ready @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Country-Rock

*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill

10> Bad Dog @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown ~Rock/Top 40


6:30> East Coast Kitchen Party @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

8> Boozetown @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

9> Jay Pollman album release for Head In The Clouds with sets by The Vaudevillian; Deeps @ Baltimore House, 43 King William St., Hamilton ~original & cover Roots-Rock; $10

9> Ignorance Is Bliss @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton

9> Ginger St. James; Tim Gibbons; Lori Yates @ The Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~$10

9:15> The Old Winos & guest Kim & Frank Koren @ The Old Winery Restaurant, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake

9:30> Diesel Dog @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~indie; $

9:30> Ayden Jacobs Band @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Rock/Blues

9:30> Moore Vince @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

905 WEST

*5> Adam Ostrosser & Annette Haas @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop

*6-9> Sil Simone & Joseph Rebello @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Blues

9> The Redhill Valleys @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~original Folk-Rock; $10

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

9:30> After U @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Pop Rock

9:30> RENO @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

9:30> Coda @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~Led Zeppelin tribute

9:30> Tone Deaf @ Jersey’s Bar, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40

9:30-11:30> Freedom Train @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

10-2> The Doubts @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40

10> Synsonic @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock

10:15> Red Velvet @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga ~Pop Rock

10:30> Monkey Cascade @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Motown

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