It’s Alive! Uptown Scruffy Murphy resurrects with show tonight | 170225Sa | Shows for Sat. Feb. 25, 2017

Tracey Gallant -WEB PROMO


The way live music clubs are opening, closing and re-opening on the Toronto scene of late, it feels a bit like watching the swinging doors of a wild west saloon.  And the simile is somewhat appropriate, given the chaotic regulatory and business framework within which clubs are operating these days.

Longtime venues such as Fionn MacCool’s Esplanade, The Central and The Hideout have shut (with several others apparently about to, such as Silver Dollar and Holy Oak) while several new rooms have popped up here and there (too many to list, several with a likely lifespan that could end up rivalling that of fruit flies with the haphazard approach some of them take to promotion) and yet others that had shuttered have either now reopened or are expected to soon.

In that last group are Fat City Bluesback in action since November after closing for several months previously— Harlem (in a new location) and of course Hugh’s Room, which, after abruptly closing in January, is still expecting to be back in business by late spring, with a campaign initiated by Roots songwriter and erstwhile concert organizer Howard Gladstone now up to $67,000 of its $150K goal.

The latest to join the resurrection category is uptown Irish tippler’s hangout and regular live music room Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub, which poured its last pint at 150 Eglinton Avenue East this past November, occasioning much angst from local players and fans.  The building they were in is being redeveloped.

Brady O’Sullivan playing uncle Adrian “Tex Chainsaw” Egan’s guitar at his wake, July 2016 -GARY 17

My most recent visit there was in July of last year for what wasn’t supposed to be a happy occasion but ended up being actually a lot of fun —the wake for longtime uptown music scene mover, shaker and pundit/wit Adrian “Tex Chainsaw” Egan, who had passed away suddenly earlier that week.

Although ostensibly we were there to mourn, Adrian’s irrepressibly cheeky spirit was very much in the room and his joke-loving buds were soon cracking one another up with stories and wisecracks, leading one former Egan band-mate to comment that “I came for a wake and ended up at Yuk Yuk’s.”  There was also impromptu live music, since the room’s little stage had seen Tex and many of those in the house making music there for decades, including a moving performance by Egan’s nephew, Brady O’Sullivan, using his uncle’s prize Vantage guitar.  (He seemed to be channelling Adrian that afternoon, btw, with some almost eerie echoes of his phrasing, stance and vocal tone, none of it apparently intentional but pronounced nevertheless.)

In November it seemed like just another piece of our shared history was passing into the beyond when word got out that the room had closed.  So you can imagine how surprised I was this week to get a gig notice from Blues/Jazz.Pop/R&B-Soul singer (she’s very versatile) Tracey Gallant that she was performing tonight at Scuffy Murphy’s on Eglinton Avenue East.  But just before typing a note on her Facebook event for the 10pm duo gig telling her I doubted she’d have much fun in an abandoned room, I decided I’d just check to make sure she wasn’t referring to another Scruffy’s (Scruffy’s Irish Pub) that’s located on Eglinton Avenue West in Mississauga.  (Yes, it’s confusing, as we reported a couple of years ago —particularly because there’s also, or at least was, a pub by the same name in Etobicoke!)

Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub -pic from Facebook page

No, the gig she was listing was at Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub in TO alright, but the address was given as 180 Eglinton Ave. E., which originally I’d assumed was either a typo or sloppiness.  Google maps didn’t help much, showing the old Golden Griddle still at that location on street view, but then after I dug in and did more research, lo and behold, I found a good news story!

It turns out that the owner of Scruffy’s uptown, Tony, was able to arrange to take over the Griddle space at 180 Eglinton and the pub has now been reopened since the beginning of this month, according to a helpful staffer who answered the phone number now listed for the room a few doors east of where they had been located for close to two decades.

The new room has a Facebook page and appears to be set to have a great St. Patrick’s Day.  As far as I know tonight’s show will be the first in the new locale, but apparently they’re planning on featuring live acts Saturdays (with Friday karaoke) in the space that’s smaller than their previous location but nicely located right on the corner of Redpath Ave., not far from across the street where The Unicorn, another longtime live music room in the area that closed in July of 2015, used be.

Just when you think you know what’s going on TO’s live music scene is bound to surprise you.  I love it when it’s a happy one!

-Gary 17,

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8-12> BLUZ-FM with Danny Marks @ JAZZ.FM91


dr-b-medicine-at-free-times, Brian Gladstone ad*12-3> The Sinners Choir @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

1> Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show open stage with host Brian Gladstone @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO

1> Ashley MacIsaac; The Once @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~fiddle bad boy; piano player; $

3> Thelonious Hank @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~Country; $pwyc

3> Jamzac @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

3-6> Adrean Farrugia Quartet @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. ~Jazz

3:30> Conor Gains Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Blues; $

4> Taxi Chain @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~original Celtic/Rock fusion

4-7> York Jazz Ensemble @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~$

*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> Colonel Tom & The American Pour with Peter Hill on keys @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Canadian Honky Tonk; 0$

6-8> John Alcorn sings Billie Holiday @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

7:30> Worst Pop Band Ever @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~ Jazz; $

8> Somewhere There Music Festival with The Thing Is; Manticore; James Beardmore; Xuan Ye; Future Machines @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8> Tafelmusic Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir @ Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 487 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $15-39

8> Skydiggers @ Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. ~contemporary indie Pop; $40-45

8:30> Brad Hayoe & The Fame @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO

8:30> Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W.

8:30> Peter Tate Band @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W.

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

8:30>Carmen North album release; KAP; Kavara; Inbred Fist; more @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~original Metal/Punk; $10

9> Jennifer Budd @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz 161110-support-the-moon

9> Suburban Smith @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

9> Gen Gorman album release for For A Friend; guests Zoz, Car Trouble, Jon & His Friends @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St.  ~indie $

9> Sam Sundar-Singh @ Einstein Pub, 229 College St. ~Blues/Soul

9> The McFlys @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~80s retro

9> Jordan Safer’s The Distillery @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $15

9> Withered; Immortan Bird; Vile Creature; Klarg @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~Sludge/Black Metal

9-2> The Highest Order for venue farewell show @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $

9> Colony House @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W.

9> Tomahawk Love; Black Collar Union; Lawless Sons; Advancing lowlives @ Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St. ~indie Rock

9> Mr. Jr. @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

9:30> Pop Cherry @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~classic Rock/Top 40

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

9:45> Ahmed Mitchel & Naciente album release @ 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> Tracey Gallant Duo @ Scruffy Murphy’s, 180 Elginton Ave. E. ~Soul/Blues/Jazz; 0$

10> Greg Cockerill @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

10-2> Caution Jam @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Grateful Dead style jam band

10> The Hot Karls @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., W. ~Pop Rock

11> Emily Raquel @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade


*3:30-6> Johnny Wright @ Outriggers, 2232 Queen St. E. ~R&B

4-7> Ted Peters & Gumbo Ya Ya @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.

7-9> Steve Raiken @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Adult contemporary songwriter/fingerpicker; $0

7> Tchami; Mercer @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary touring act; $

7:30> Julian Fauth & Kenny Yoshioka @ Hogtown Smoke, TO East, 1959 Queen St. E.; ~pwyc

7:30> Alfie Smith @ Outrigger, 2232 Queen St. E. ~Blues; ~pwyc

7:30> David Owen @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Blues; pwyc

7:30> Lotus Wight @ The Porch Light, 982 Kingston Rd. ~Blues; pwyc

7:30> Big Rude Jake @ Balmy Beach Club, 360 Lake Front ~Blues; pwyc

7:30> Mr. Rick’s Ruckus Juice @ Gull & Firkin, 1943 Queen St. E. ~Blues; pwyc

7:30> The Burgess Brothers with Clint Ryan @ Breakwall BBQ, 1910 Queen St. E. ~Blues; ~pwyc

7:30> Paul Reddick @ The Grover Pub, 676 Kingston Rd. ~Blues

8> Dennis Brown; Gregory Isaacs ad Culture; Ken Boothe; Exco Levi & High Priest; many more for for Black History Month Reggae jam & Bob Marley tribute @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. $50

8-12> David Leask @ The Feathers, 962 Kingston Rd. ~songwriter; 0$

9> Maria Ryan & Tanya Phipovich @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters

9> Trish O’Brien Band @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

9> Robert Davis @ Skwish, 2252 Queen St. E. ~Blues; pwyc

9> Groove Marmalade @ The Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave. ~Rock/Pop; $7

9:30-11:30> The Magpies @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~original Roots-Rock; $0

9:30> Paul James Band @ Stone Lion, 1958 Queen St. E. ~Blues/Rockabilly

9:30> Supersonic @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Oasis tribute; $15

9:30> Ever Lovin’ Jug Band @ The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E. ~Jug band music

10:30> Mike Billick Trio @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd. ~Pop Rock


*3-6> Whitey & The Roulettes @ Blue Goose, 1 Blue Goose St. ~R&B/Blues

**4-8> The Essentials with guest singer John Dickie @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock-R&B; 0$

*4-8> The Meteors with guest Jerome Godboo @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Blues/Rock/R&B

7> Saorsa; The Band Named Crow @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~music of Murakami (Japanese author)

7:30> Amy McConnell Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; minimum table charge

8> Judas Rising; Muffin; Piece of Maiden @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Heavy Metal; $15

9> Nasty Habits @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Pop Rock

9:30> Taunted by Girls featuring Michele Deneault @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock/Top 40; $

10-2> Driver @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock/Top 40; 0$

10> Candice Sand Band @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St. ~Pop Rock


7:30> Jay Aymar with Jenie Thai @ Miller Lash House, 130 Old Kingston Rd. ~songwriter; $55 includes dinner at 6

*9> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd.

9-1> Frank Wilks & Freedom Express @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock

9:30> Al Reilly’s Catalyst @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd. ~classic Rock

*9:30-2> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Winners, 2181 Lawrence Ave. E.

9:30> The Daye Trippers @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Pop Rock

9> Dave Whalen’s Starlite Band @ The Newfoundlander, 472 Danforth Rd. ~vintage Pop Rock; $


*noon-3> Julian Fauth solo @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues

*Noon-3> Danny Marks @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Blues/Jazz

*Noon-3> Corrigan and Schmitt @ The Passenger, 2968 Dundas St. W.

**2-5> Yor Magic Open Mic with host Philomene Hoffman @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W.

4> Kele Fleming; Sarah Greene; The Collette Savard Band @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.

**5-8> Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions with featured guest Michelle Rumball & Friends @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~ Roots/Country/Pop

5-8> Lotus Wight @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues

*5-8> Blues jam with Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues

7> Leroy Sanchez @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St.

7-9> Broomsticks & Hammers; Kevin’s Bacon Train @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~$10

7> Simba Lives Long @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.

7> Drew Howard; TIKA; Ml Blue; many more for fundraiser to reinstall Black Canvas Gallery @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. ~$15

8:30> Loveland; Ed Munstay; New Zebra Kid; Nyssa @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $25

9> Father Christmas; Calvin Love; The White Cowleys @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W.

9-1> John Wayne Swingtet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

9> Fat as Fuck; The Out of Towners @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.

9> The Greasemarks @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~primitive beat music; $10

9> Chris Staig & The Marquee Players @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Rock/Rockabilly

9> April Snow; Rise Above @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W. ~indie

9:30> Mama Motown @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~Blues/Motown

9:30> Descendants of Dunn Duo @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St. ~Pop Rock

10-2> Geoff Marshall & The Mail Order Cowboys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Country; $10

10> Lucas Stagg Group @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~Rock/Rockabilly

10> The Steady Rebels @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W.

10:30> Mindfulmess DMNS; Tender Buttons; Lucas De Marco @ Smiling Buddha (lower), 961 College St.

10:30> La Brinquena @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Salsa; $15

midnight> Walter TV @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St.


*3-7> acoustic open mic with Chixxie Dixx @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo

3-6> Trickbag @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford ~Blues

*3:30-7> acoustic jam @ Galt Legion Branch 121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge

4> 3 For A Quarter @ Black Badger Pub, 55 Water St. N., Cambridge

6:30> Shows & Maile @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge

7> Public Animal; SIOANspheric; Hawkeys @ Starlight Waterloo, 47 King St. N., Waterloo,

8> Chandler Berardi @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Pop

8:30> Larnell Lewis Group @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~Jazz; $25

9> Sister Hyde; Stallion @ Dstrct, 10 Wydham St. N., Guelph ~indie Rock; $5

9> Royal City Ambassadors; Royal City Ukulele @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinurgh Rd. S., Guelph

9> Look Vibrant; Hollowphonic @ Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~indie; $5

9> The Riff @ Black Badger Pub, 55 Water St. N., Cambridge

9-1> The British Invasion @ Ernie’s Roadhouse, 7 Queen St. W., Cambridge

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

9> Shred Penner @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

9> Monarch Woods; House of Haunt; The Electric Dead; Killfest @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~indie Hard Rock/Punk; $10

9:30> The Dirty Choir @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo

9:30> The Jessies @ The Tipsy Toad, 171 Broadway Ave., Orangeville

10> The Crimps @ Zander’s, 190 King George Rd., Brantford ~Rock/Top 40


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

8-11:45> Johnny Max Band album release @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~R&B/Blues

9> Graham Playford @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9:30> The David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~60s melodic Pop Rock dance classics & cult faves

10> Best of Both Worlds featuring James Alcock @ The Beach Bar & Grill, 945 Innisfil Beach Rd., Innisfil ~Van Halen tribute

905 EAST

2-5> Quickshifters @ 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

3-5> Grace Dueck Trio @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

4> Susan Latimer @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~original Roots

8> Throne To The Wolves; guests North Shore, Atomic Tomb, In The Act Of Violence @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa ~indie Hard Rock; $5

*9-1> karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

9> Ray Darren @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9> Daedalean Complex; Insurrection; Karakaos @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~indie Hard Rock; $

9-1> Th Har @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

9-1> Among Millions @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Pop

9> Taking Back Sunday; Brand New; New Found Glory; Paramore; The Used; Yellowcard; Sum 41 @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~indie emo; $

9:30> Midnight Jewel featuring Brian Potts on bass @ West Shore, 877 Bayly St., Pickering ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Empty Cases @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock

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

10-2> Quickshifters @ 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

7-9> Little Peter and the Elegants @ Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~50s/60s Rock ‘n’ Roll; $25

7> Suzie Vinnick for Aurora Winter Blues Festival @ St. Andrew’s College Theatre, 15800 Yonge St., Aurora ~Blues; $

8> Stan Chang and Erick Bruck @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St., Georgetown ~Jazz

8> Jeff Giles @ John Elliott Theatre, 9 Church St., Georgetown ~Buddy Holly tribute; $35

8-12> Leigh Henderson @ New Barber Towne Pub, 360 Guelph Street, Georgetown

9> The Beachles featuring Tony Oldland on guitar @ Wild Bill’s, 443 The Queensway South, Keswick ~Beatles songs; 0$

9> Sean Pinchin @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown ~songwriter

9> McGinnis & Marshall Duo @ Muddy Water Hotel, 25 Main St. W., Beeton ~Pop Rock

9-1> 3 Hour Tour @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Jazz Night @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point

9> DJ or karaoke @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop

9:30> SouthPawz @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown

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

9:30> Baz Littlerock Band @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~80s Rock; 0$

9:30> The Glamour Assassins @ Top Spot Pub, 87 High St., Sutton ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Pop Machine @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

10> Rebelljo Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown ~Blues/Rock

10> The Barstool Academy @ Village Inn, 2 Holland St. E., Bradford


**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 guests John Finley & Lance Anderson 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> Brenda Lynn and the Cross-sing matinee @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton

3:30-7> Steve Grisbrook Band & special guests Chris Chambers & Gary Cain @ Monty’s Gastropub, 547 Ontario St., S., St. Catharines ~Blues

?*4> open mic with Traden Tunes @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess St. S., Hamilton

8> Santerias @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Latin/Funk/Reggae; $15

8> Men in Black Tees @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

9> James Alphonse @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

9> Monkley Cascade; Secret Kills @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Heavy Rock; $5

9> Eclectic Revival @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~$5

**9> Niagara Rhythm Section & guest Lance Anderson @ The Old Winery, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake ~R&B/Blues

9:30> Bypass Off @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

9:30> Fidel @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton

9:30> Shari, Jonny Kerr & Justin Dunlop @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton

9:30> Sloppy Jalopy @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton

9:30> Replica @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock/Top 40

10-2> Ramblin’ Man @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~Allman Brothers songs & fundraiser for Interval House; $10

905 WEST

Noon-4> T-Rox Music Academy Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

1-5> Darren Pool & The Poole Boys @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues/Jazz/Funk

**2-6> Sil Simone Band with special guest Michael Dunston @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Blues

**2-6> Saturday Blues Sermon with James Anthony & special guest Lisa Hutchinson @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington

*3-7> jam with Michelle Deneault & Redder @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St., Port Credit

4:30-8> Victoria Young @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

7:30> Lora Ryan @ Bistol Pub, 512 Bristol St. W., Mississauga ~Pop songwriter

8:30-12> Kevin Phillips Band @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Mardi Gras R&B/Blues

9> BACA featuring Elana Harte @ Tin Cup Sports Grill, 1831 Walkers Line, Burlington ~acoustic Rock trio

9> Stone Monkeys @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~classic Pop/Rock covers; $10

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

9:30> Phil & John @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Pop Rock acoustic duo

9:30> Andy Griffiths @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~original Roots/Country

9:30-11:45> Mountain Lion Trappers @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> 905 Band @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~classic Rock/Funk/Disco

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

10-2> Marshall Dane Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Country/Rock/Top 40; $

10> Phoenix 5 @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock

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


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