David Love Band spreading the groove in Etobicoke tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 150703Fr Shows for Friday, July 03, 2021

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It’s been just over a year since I wrote about the David Love Band when they were doing a show in Etobicoke, the night they debuted at one of my favourite clubs anywhere in the GTA: Southside Johnny’s.

McNeill & Love in the groove -Gary 17

McNeill & Love in the groove -Gary 17

While acclaimed veteran singer and strummer Love’s power trio, which includes Darrell McNeill on guitar, won’t be back at Southside tonight (that room has another impressive band, Southern Fried, doing Southern Rock) the 60s Pop Rock outfit will be appearing not far away, at Timothy’s Pub at 344 Brown’s Line.

For my money I’d rather see the group at Southside (for one thing, you never pay a cover there, while at Timothy’s these days there is a door charge —presumably necessary because it’s a smaller room) Timothy’s also has its attractions, including a decent stage, pleasant servers, a pretty good selection of draughts on tap and a patio from which you can still catch all the action from inside the pub.

In any case, wherever this group plays quickly becomes a party zone and destination room. With a repertoire that specializes in the days of Pop Rock music’s heyday (obviously I’m talking about the 60s and early 70s) this combo, while only a trio, manages to make all the great hits as well as esoteric cult gems (remember “Crimson and Clover”?) come alive with a feeling of authenticity.

That has attracted a strong following of dedicated fans and proves infectious to others not as familiar with the material as well, with the result —in part also thanks to the spot-on drumming of very versatile skins man Kevin Mulligan— that mass dancing becomes inevitable.

Show starts at 9:30 and I’m pretty sure the cover won’t be more than $5.  While you’re in the area it’s a pretty quick skip around the corner if you want to also check out the fun at Southside. There’s also, of course a big memorial/benefit for drummer Steve Hunt with a lot of great Rock and tribute acts at The Rockpile nearby. So it’ll definitely be worth the drive to this area tonight or sticking around if you’re already there.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, July 03, 2021:

Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

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416 - Toronto Central

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

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators featuring Terra Hazelton @ 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> The Friends Of Hugh Oliver @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Roots

6-9> Hold The Bus featuring Kevin Jeffrey & special guest Glen Hornblast @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Roots-Pop/Country

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

6:30> Laura Swankey Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7:15-11> Natalie Fasheh; Samantha Chaulk; Jazz Money; Wayne Neon; Stalkyard Hurts; Bikeman for Fringe Festival @ Busker’s Club, 581 Bloor St. W., TO ~eclectic

8> Dani Nash @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Country

9> Marcus Wallace with guests @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~ $12

9> The Alpacas; Damian Rattler; Lese Majesty; Alter Kakers @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock; $7

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

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

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

9:45> Roddy Elias Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Ottawa Jazz

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

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

10> Kayla Howran @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Country

10> Chris Scian @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, TO ~indie Pop

10> Combo Royale @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10> Tamara Sandor & guests @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Trevor Hall; Chris Assaad @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~indie; $17.50

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

416 - Toronto East

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

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

9:30> Shawn Brady & Hervé Basset @ An Sibin Irish Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock duo

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

9:30> Michael Darcy & The Sparks celebrating online release of ep @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original indie Roots-Rock; $5

416 - Toronto West

5-8> Kat Langdon’s Lady Be Good @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7:30> Paul Hoffert Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8-10> Joanna Reynolds @ Humble Beginnings, 3109 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots/Roots-Pop

8:30> Carlos Del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues; $

8:30> Second Pass @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., TO West ~original Rock

9-1> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

9> Must be a terrible band because the club can be bothered to list it on its website or Facebook page @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West

9> Lonesome Ace Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

10-2> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

Southside 150629416 - Etobicoke

7> Memorial/benefit for Steve Hunt with many Rock/tribute acts @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke

9> Screamin’ Evil Blues Band @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~ Rock

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

9:30> The David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

10-2> Southern Fried @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~Southern Rock

416 – Scarborough

7> The Loaded Blues featuring Jim Cornell for Taste Of Lawrence @ The Loaded Dog, 1921 Lawrence Ave. E., Scaroborough

9:30> Good Dogma with Bob Strome @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Urban Sky @ Kornerstones, 1601 Birchmount Ave., Scarborough


4:15-11> Mariposa Folk Festival with various performers @ Tudhope park, Atherley Rd., Orillia

5:30> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8:30> Bridgett Foley & The Pocket Kings @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9:30> The Arbiters @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

9:30> Angie Nussey @ Howling Wolf Bar & Lounge, 22 West Street South, Orillia ~original Rootsy Pop

9:30> Memphis Mudd @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie

10> Towanda; The Lonely Parade; The Idle Crow @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 East

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

9> James Barker Band @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

10> Gator James Band @ The Ganaraska Hote, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~Rock/Country

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

10-2> Volatile @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa ~80s music

905 North

8:30> Fat Cat Jamboree @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Sutton West

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

9:30> Table 69 @ Stewart Maguire’s Landing, 15 Allan Rd., Bolton

9:30> Two For The Show @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Top 40/Rock

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

9:30> North Of 7 @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

905 – South

6:30> The Kitchen Party with James Ferris @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~indie

9> Mother Tareka; Hyfidelek & Friends @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie Rock; $10

9> Brad Soucle Band @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

9:30> Bank On Sunday; Under Cover; Bad Reed; Martian Rebel @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~indie; $

905 West

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

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

8> Colby Dee @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Country; $10

9> R.Y.A.N. @ Blarney’s Gate, 1151 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Rock/Pop

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

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

9:30> Quietly Violet @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Kimberley Wetmore Band featuring Dave Girdlestone on guitar @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> On A Roll with Victor & Wilkey @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

10-2> Kameval @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit; $

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