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With Valentines Day just past some clubs are still holding love-oriented events tonight, but nowhere will it feel like a love-in any more than is bound to be the atmosphere for the release of Roots songwriter Harpin’ Norm Lucien’s debut full-length album this evening as part of Winterfolk XV.
That’s not just because affable, witty (but seldom acerbic) Norm, who’s a familiar presence across the city both backing other composers on harp at showcases and open mics, and also with guitar in hand sharing his own tunes, has endeared himself to many on the Roots scene.
And the album itself, The World’s Strongest Man, is a kind of paean to love in various forms, reminding us that not only is Norm a sharp-witted and passionate advocate for social justice and environmental protection, he’s also got a loving, sweet soul.
From the kickoff track, “How Much Love”, through delightfully touching and irresistibly catchy numbers like “Raise Your Candles” (written for frequent musical companion Nicole Coward and her husband for their recent wedding), “The Sparkle In Your Eyes”, “Anything For Love”, “I’ll Love You ‘Till The Cows Come Home” and of course his classic “Strong Enough For Love”, the theme here is pretty clear.
No doubt he would have titled the disc after that latter tune had not Coward, who appears doing backup vocals on five tracks here, already released one with that name featuring her cover of his timeless musical declaration that strength is not really about blustering braggadocio or heavy-handedness, but in resisting those instincts in order to share compassion and empathy with our fellow humans, and to the planet.
In addition to the love that spills out of nearly every track here, there’s also a rich tapestry of Norm’s harmonica playing —on “Above The Trees” he weaves five mouth organ tracks into an ethereal musical mosaic. To Norm, at least, the harp is still an integral part of his music identity, even if in our minds it’s been eclipsed by his powerfully message songs with robust lyrics and, of course, his lovely expressions of the fundamental human need for love, both here and on other tunes.
For this evening’s release show from 8 till 10 at Terri O’s bar as part of the Winterfolk XV festivities [see full schedule for today’s shows under TO EAST listings section] Norm will have Nicole along with bass player-to-the-stars Kevin Jeffrey and versatile Brian Jantzi on second guitar and possibly other instruments also backing him. I’d be shocked if a few other players, who are bound the crowd the house for this event, don’t also end up getting up to add a few harmonies or riffles or fills or whatever at various points as well.
Cover for Winterfolk is $20, which gets you into any one or all of the “non-ticketed” shows taking place today and tomorrow. (There are also a few special event shows taking place for which a separate ticket charge applies.) If you’re not able to make today’s release you can also purchase the album online for $15 through a difficult-to-find but working link on his website.
But on a beautiful evening such as is expected tonight, it’s indeed far better an idea to get out to the club in person and get on board Norm’s love train. And being able to do that in the middle of winter (even if it does happen to feel like spring) is exactly what Winterfolk is all about.
SHOW LISTINGS for Saturday, February 18, 2022
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8-12> BLUZ-FM with Danny Marks @ JAZZ.FM91
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*12-3> The Sinners Choir @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
2:30> “Wavelength Music Festival” with Peeling; Wlmrt; Strands; Denim Roses; more @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St.
3> The Hot Five Jazzmakers @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~traditional Jazz; $5
3> Jamzac @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
3-6> Jake Koffman Quartet @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. ~Jazz
3> Full Bore Blues @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~Blues; 0$
3:30> Sonuskapos Jazz Orchesra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
4-7> Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~
*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 (Jermome Kern tribute); $10-20/pwyc
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano; 0$
6> Sonreal; Clairmont the Second @ The Mod Club, 722 College St.
6> Urban Highlanders @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Celtic ROck
7-10> SIPO social mixer with performances by Lora Ryan; Reznik Twins; Sarina Paris; more @ Revival, 783 College St. ~eclectic mixer; 0$
7> Terence Penny; Kaleo; Kibra T; Michael Lawamba; Dru Bex @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. ~indie ep release
7> Worst Pop Band Ever @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~ Jazz; $
8> Mia Zabelka @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
8> Listen UP Kid; Scratch Nasty; Lucid Movement @ Libertarian Pub House, 235 Queen St. E. ~indie Pop
8> Girls Rock Camp presents Lido Pimienta; Hex; more @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.
8> Davis Payne album release @ The Pilot Stealth Lounge, 22 Cumberland St. ~Jazz; $10
8> Dirty Church; Jack The Lads @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.
8> Roboteyes; The Responsables; Minizo; Hudson Say; High Park @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $10
8> Methedras @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Kennedy Station @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~indie; $5
8:30> Forgotten Rebels; Random Killing; Last Imprint @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W.
8:30-12> Rikashay; Frankie The Pig; Muskoka @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $
*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
9> Stiletto Flats featuring Elana Harte @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~retro Rock covers & originals; -$
9> Roberto Occhipinti Quinet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
9-2> Lese Majesty; Copper Crown; Inna Powell & Seirenia @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $
9> Flamingo Bay; My Psycho Ex; The Thinly Veiled Double Entendres @ Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St. ~indie
9> Edward Sayers @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9> Dig It Up; Dragged In; Lillim @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~$10
9> Jasco ep release party for The Grim EP; guests Coyote Party, Look Here Junior @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~indie Rock; $10
9:30> Community Soul Project @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~Soul/R&B; $
9:30> Lady Kane @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10
9:45> Ted’s Warrem Commission @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~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; $
10-2> The Swingin’ Blackjacks @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Rockabilly; 0$
10:30> Vivienne Wilder @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
11> Blues & Troubles @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
416 – TORONTO EAST
WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL SHOWS 1pm-1am
Saturday February 18, 2022
|Black Swan Tavern (2nd Floor) 154 Danforth||Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth||Mambo Lounge 120 Danforth||Dora Keogh Irish Pub 141 Danforth||Terri O’s Sports Bar 185 Danforth||Globe Bistro (2nd Floor) 124 Danforth|
|1||150 Years of Canadian Folk
Sue and Dwight, Kim Doolittle and Leighton & Kipping perform Canada’s most memorable folk songs since Confederation.
|Nashville Bound Host Glen Hornblast presents
Hour 1 – Clela Errington, Kirsten Jones
Hour 2 – Kat Goldman, Kevin Bell, Kim Doolittle
|Isaak Bonk||NSAI Presents
Nashville Songwriters Association of Canada Hour 1 – Roger Beckett, Brittany Brodie,Karli June
Hour2 – Dan McVeigh, Annie Bonsignore, Aimie Page
|End of the Road||1|
|2||Songs of Spirit and Reality Suzanne Jarvie and Andy Griffiths perform songs of freedom, murder ballads, and more.||Anne Walker||Brampton Folk Club Presents
Hour 1 – Creative Covers with Fiddle and Frets Rebecca Phillips, Carlos Medina Hour 2 – In the Celtic Tradition with Moira and Elena, Brown Ale, Sylvia Genders
|3||Music of the World Host Laura Fernandez & Juneyt Yetkiner present an international blend of instrumentation, songs, and rhythms.||David Storey||Steve Raiken||Dueling Banjos with Cara Luft (The Small Glories), Matt James (All Day Breakfast), Esther Wheaton (Onion Honey)||3|
|4||Peter Verity & Friends||Seneca College Independent Music Program Hosts John Switzer and Linda M present Collin Clowes, K.E.V., Cory Feigen, Jake Feeney, Liron, Alexi Halket, Matthew Kelly, Emily Bridle, McKinley Leonard-Scott, Vanessa Persichitti, Connor Duncan, Jana Teovano, Yvanne Dandan||Mary Kelly||Tragedy Ann||The Best of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Host Tom Hamilton presentsHour 1- Roger Zuraw, Kirk Felix, Sean Peever, Linda Saslove
Hour 2 – Nadia High, Juha Juppi, Dougal Bichan, Aidan Devine
|5||Tony Quarrington||Speak Music Showcase
Bev Kreller presents Isaak Bonk, Tragedy Ann, The Redhill Valleys
|6||Saturday Night Harmony Hoedown
7:00 The Redhill Valleys
8:00 The Command Sisters
9:00 Johnson Crook
10:00 Trent Severn
Doors open at 6:00 Music Start at 7:00. Come Early for best Seating. $15.00 Advance $20.00 door.
|Soozi Schlanger||Women Who Write hosted by Kim Doolittle with Denielle Bassels & Suzanne Jarvie||Glen Hornblast & Friends||6|
|7||Brian Blain||Howard Gladstone||Fiddling Around host Soozi Schlanger with Tom Hamilton & Lindsay Schindler trade their tunes and fiddle styles||Songs of Change and Social Commentary host Blair Packham with David McLachlan and Lynn Harrison||Acoustic Harvest Presents
Mary Kelly, Missy Burgess, Anne Walker, John Prince & Bruce McDaniel (from the End of the Road Trio)
Host Lillian Wauthier showcases artists from her monthly concert series.
Arrive early for dinner and best seating. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Music starts at 8:00. $15.00 Advance $20.00 door.
|8||Danny Marks||Jory Nash||Smokin’ Guitars Host D’Arcy Wickham with Brian Gladstone, and Noah Zacharin||Harpin’ Norm Lucien CD Release
Norm releases his new CD ‘TheWorld’s Strongest Man‘
|9||Kim Doolittle||Isabel Frysberg||Melanie Peterson||Sebastian Agnello||9|
|10||HOTCHA!||Mr. Rick||Harpin‘ Norm and Friends||Brian Gladstone & Tony Quarrington
|11||Jack DeKeyzer Blues Band||Turbo Street Funk
|Melanie Peterson||Western Swing with Pat Temple and the Hi Lo Players with Pineapple Frank Barth
*3:30-6> Johnny Wright @ Outriggers, 2232 Queen St. E. ~R&B
4-7> Glen Filazek @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.
6-8> Thelonious Hank @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Country
7-9> Micheil & Lisa @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter duo; $0
7> Japandroids; Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
8> Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/R&B; pwyc
9-12> Geoff Marshall & The Mail Order Cowboys @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Honkytonk; pwyc
9-12> Lucas Stagg & Tanya Philipovich @ The Feathers, 962 Kingston Rd. ~soft Rock/Blues; 0$
9-11> Something Extra @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave. ~Pop Rock
9:30-11:30> Richard Malouin Band @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; $0
9:30> Frank Wilks & Freedom Express @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Pop Rock covers & originals
9:30> Sheer Heart Attack @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Queen tribute; $
10:30> Stacy Renee 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 with guest singer Brooke Blackburn @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock-R&B; 0$
*4-8> The Meteors with guest Gus Papas @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Blues/Rock/R&B
7:30> Brian Dickinson Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; minimum table charge
8> Mega Tribute Nite with Al Reilly’s Catalyst; Tony Springer’s “Fire”; more @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~tributes to Led Zeppelin, Jimmi Hendrix, David Bowie, Neil Young; $
9> Donny Meeker Band with special guest Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Pop Rock
9:30> Godboogie feat. Jerome Godboo @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~original Blues; $
10-2> Liquor Pigs album release for Wasted Behind The Wheel with guests Sister Hyde; The Nasties @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~original Punk; 0$
10> The Better Half @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*9> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd.
9-1> Straight Shooter @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
*9:30-2> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Winners, 2181 Lawrence Ave. E.
9:30> Marc Joseph Band @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Pop 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 Will Wall @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W.
**5-8> Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions with featured guest Roots & Branches @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~ Roots/Country/Pop
5-8> Lotus Wight @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Country
*5-8> Blues jam with Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues
7> Blaise Moore; Locals Only Sound @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.
8-12> Too Young To Go Steady; In Drift @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie
8> Wavelength Music Festival: Julie & The Wrong Guys; Fake Palms; Fet.Nat; Whoop-Szo; Helena Deland; more @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
8> Jemzzy; Ellevan @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.
8:30> Bryll; Fredrik Sr Jr @ Titty Kafkas, 137 Paton Rd.
9> Sons of An Illustrious Father @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W.
9> Fraser Melvin Band @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~Blues/Motown
9-1> Sweet Derrick Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues
9> Handsome Devils @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Country/Blues
9:30> Jay Pennel @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W.
9:30> The O’Deadlys @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St. ~Pop Rock
10-2> Big Tobacco & The Pickers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~original authentic Country; $10
10> Barrel Boys @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.
10> The Spandettes @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~live Disco/Funk
10:30> Ricky Franco & The P-Crew @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Salsa; $15
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Chixxie Dixx @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo
3-6> Ian Andrews and the Smokin Scoundrels @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford ~Blues
*3:30-7> acoustic jam @ Galt Legion Branch 121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge
5-9> Erin & Company @ RCL #126 Preston Legion, Cambridge; Pop/Country
6:30> Jesse Parent @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge
7> Sandy MacDonald @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge ~Roots-Pop
8> 2 fish; The Right Reverend Blues Band; more @ The Life Centere, 50 Quebec St., Guelph ~original Blues; $20
8> “Music For Ken” tribute to Ken Aldcroft with Ian Bain; Emily Denison, Nicole Rampersaud & Joe Sorbara; Baby Labour; Alaniaris @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph; $10/pwyc, proceeds to family
8> Sons of Song for Valentines Bell Island Breast Cancer Awareness Group fundraiser dance @ Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dunbar Rd., Cambridge ~$15
8> James Cameron @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Pop
8:30> Dapp Theory @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~Jazz; $10/$20
8:30> Tom Kovacs @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop
9> The Doozies @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinurgh Rd. S., Guelph ~Pop
9> Footbridge Road @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St. E., Cambridge
9> Jesse Weber @ The Rabbid Fox, 56 Beech Ave., Cambridge
9> Gabe Lee Three @ Black Badger Pub, 55 Water St. N., Cambridge
9> Runaway Nation @ Amici Restaurant, 30 Glamis Rd., Cambridge ~cover & original Rock/Pop
9> acoustic Pop @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
9> Dusty Strings Band @ Ernie’s Roadhouse, 7 Queen St. W., Cambridge
9:30-11> Band of People @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~social justice Pop; $10/pwyc
9:30> Firetrain @ The Duke & Duchess, 900 Jamieson Parkway, Cambridge
9:30> Flowers for Daniel; Joe Bass; Long Range Hustle @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~local indie; $
10> Navarro @ Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~dance Pop; $3/$5
10> Tanya Marie Harris @ Grand River Hotel, 1102 King St. E., Cambridge ~Country
5> Mike Lonergan @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
8-11:45> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~melodic 60s Pop Rock dance hits
8:30> Northern Soul @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~R&B/Soul/Rock
8:30> Kate Quinn & Nate Douglas @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop
9:30> Rolling Stones cover band @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
9> Silver Hearts @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
9> The Photogenics & guests @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
2-5> Baz Littlerock Band @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~Rock
*3-6> acoustic open mic/jam with hosts Chris Stapley & Earl Johnson @ Ridges Pub, 776 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
3-5> The Quartet feat. Eric Lambier @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
4> PRJ @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues
7> Stringy Theory @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*9-1> karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax
9> Jordy Jackson @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country
9-1> Synsonic @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Pop
9:30> Nut’n’Fancy @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock/Pop
10> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
10-2> Baz Littlerock Band @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~Rock
*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
8> Richmond Hill Phliharmonic performs “Broadway Showstoppers” @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~classic theatre songs; $
8> Rebelljo Trio @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St., Georgetown ~Rock/Blues
8:30> The Kings featuring Mr. Zero; opener Larry Melton Band @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~Can-Rock icons; $15
8:30-12> Confidential Sources feat. Alana Truda Edwards @ Toby Jug, 15 Allan Dr., Bolton ~R&B/Rock/Soul
8:30-12> C Mack & JW @ New Barber Towne Pub, 360 Guelph Street, Georgetown ~acoustic Rock
9-11:30> Sean Cotton @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown ~Country/Roots songwriter
9-1> Bone-Yard @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Pop Rock/Top 40
9:30> Itchy N Scratchy @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock
9:30> Jen & The Jets @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock
10> Beat Heathens @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown ~Rock/Blues
10> 17th Hour @ Loretto Tavern, 7994 Simcoe Country Rd. 1, Loretto ~Hard Rock/Metal
10> Young Country @ Village Inn, 2 Holland St. E., Bradford ~Country Rock
**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 Jake Chisholm @ 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 Bill Durst 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 Tony “Wild T” Springer @ Monty’s Gastropub, 547 Ontario St., S., St. Catharines ~Blues
*4> open mic with Traden Tunes @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess St. S., Hamilton
8> The Ault Sisters @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Jazz; $10
8> Fortunate Son @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40
9> Strummers Union @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton
9> Noise Floor; Majora; Relic City; Resonance and Reason @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Noise; $10
9-2> Funkhaus @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~tribute to 21st century Pop; $10
9> Ginger St. James @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~Rockabilly/Blues
**9> Niagara Rhythm Section & guests Swerena Pryne & Nick Lesyk @ The Old Winery, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake ~R&B/Blues
9:30> The Hellbent Rockers; Bebop Deville; Rick & The 3Ds @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
9:30> Hardline Crush @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~classic & contemporary Rock
9:30> Sean Lesage & The Deal Breakers @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
9:30> Jasmine T Band @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
9:30> Generation Train @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock/Top 40
1-5> The Blues Pirates duo with Trish O’Neil @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues/Jazz/Funk
**2-6> Sil Simone Band with special guest Tracey Gallant @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Blues
**2-6> Saturday Blues Sermon with James Anthony & special guest Terry Chisholm @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington
*3-7> jam with Michelle Deneault & Redder @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St., Port Credit
4-8> Hurricane Hill @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
9> Ryan Van Sickle @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop Rock
9> Johnny Max Band album release @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~original R&B; $10
9:30> Peter Lafferty @ 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> Freedom Train @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock
9:30-11:45> Project Trout @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington ~Pop Rock
9:30> Killin’ Time Band @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers
9:30> The Dirty Pioneers @ Jersey’s Bar, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40
10-2> Tom Barlow Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40; $
10> The Milkman & The 2% @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock
10-2> Howzat @ Shakers, 680 Kerr St., Oakville ~Rock covers
10:15> Orangeman @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga ~Pop Rock
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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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