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Das Fagott Mannschaft @ Relish Sept. 13, 2013 -Gary 17

Das Fagott Mannschaft @ Relish -Gary 17


When four-bassoon instrumental band Das Fagott Mannschaft played at Relish around this time last year, I went to great pains to explain to any not so cunning non-linguists amongst the readership that they weren’t actually a holdover from the PRIDE parade that had taken place the previous day.

Even though PRIDE is now apparently an entire month long —which given the recent events in Orlando and some reactions to it appears, in fact, to actually be necessary to hammer home the message that intolerance is not ok— the really big festivities for that festival don’t start until next week.

And in any case this group, whatever their individual proclivities in love may or may not be, has nothing whatsoever to do with sexy stage antics or erotic cosplay —unless four Classically trained bassoonists pumping out lively Pop and Dance tunes is what gets your fluids running.

For sure however your knees, toes and legs will be stimulated by this quintet (there’s also a female drummer) as it delivers feel-good music that’s highly infectious.  It’s also often quite innovative, with windy and winding solos and harmonies that demonstrate just how versatile this “fagott” (the word for “bassoon” in German and many other languages) can be in the hands of a capable and creative “mannschaft” (the German word for “team”).

So innovative and interesting are these interpretations, in fact, that the group’s short 7-9 show tonight at Relish is actually a part of the Toronto Jazz Festival, which kicks off in full gear today.  The club has a very full slate of TJF shows ahead, actually, including another show tonight, 9:30-12 with The Pearl Motel, a combo that fuses Jazz with Rockabilly and Roots.

The music emporium and tapas eatery, at 2152 Danforth Ave. a block east of Woodbine at Cedarvale, has a total of 21 shows (three each on Saturdays and Sundays) during the festival’s 10-day run up to July 3.  And since I’ve never seen a door charge at this place yet in its ten-year history, I wouldn’t expect one for any for these shows either —although given the limited seating I think they’ll reasonably expect you to spend a few bucks on their great selection of craft beers and other spirits or the results of the Jazz approach the kitchen takes to creation of tapas and desserts.

As for the festival, it has a lot of great acts all over the city in celebration of its 30th anniversary, though most have door charges, sometimes steep ones.  You can pick up the pocket guide at any participating venue or visit their website for more details.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, June 24, 2021

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. Wb=wristband for festival shows.

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TJF = Toronto Jazz Festival See website for full listings


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

*3-5> TJF: Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

5:30-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with Kim Cadilla & female musician friends @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

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

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

6-8> TJF: Gabi Epstein @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $20/wb

7> 12th annual patio party with The High Rollers @ Keating Channel Pub, 2 Villiers St., TO ~Pop Rock

8> TJF: Tara Davidson Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

8-11:30> open stage @ Toronto Island Marina, Toronto Island, TO

8> Joshua Qaumariaq @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8> 94.9 The Rock hosts benefit for Red Cross Alberta Fire Appeal with The Owns; John Mega; Freedom’s Note;  Last Bullet @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~ $25

8> Sleepy Mean album release; Alpha Beta Gamma Ray; 1990 Future; Strawman @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~Hard Rock; $

8> Mike Legere; Dante Matas; Erik Bleich; Stirling Mytes @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~songwriters

MEA 28> TJF: Bill Charlap Trio @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $45

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

8:30> Les Sans Cullotes; The Fern Tips; High Street; Little Coyote; Dylan Reisch @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave., TO ~indie; $

9-12> TJF: tribute to Freddie Hubbard @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W., TO ~Jazz; $15

9> Pat Maloney @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9> Aka V @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

9> KC Roberts; The Live Revolution @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~original Rock; $10

9:30> Switchbeat @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd., TO North ~Rock/Top 40

9:30> Tamin’ Thunder @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North ~Rock/R&B

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

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

10> Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett Band @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~Roots-Rock originals; $10

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

10> TJF: Dave Young @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

10> Sean Pinchin @ Hemingway’s, 142 Cumberland St., TO ~acoustic Pop

*10> Homesick featuring tba @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO ~Punk; $5

10> The Reid Henry Band @ Bier Markt Esplanade, 58 The Esplanade, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Sheri and The Jealous Throwdown @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10:30> Frankie Foo & The Yoyo Smugglers @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Ska

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


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

7-9> TJF: Das Fagott Manschaftt @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~instrumental 4-bassoon Pop/Jazz quintet.

8> T.C. Folkpunk; Jerry Leger @ Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E., TO East ~songwriters; tip jar

9> Hirut Hoot comedy night @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East

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

9> Paul Reddick Band @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Blues

9> Colleen & The Bleeding Hearts @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock/R&B

9:30-12> TJF: The Pearl Motel @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rockabilly Roots Jazz originals

9:30> Death Cohen @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

9:30> The Neil Young’uns @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Neil Young tribute; $15

10> The O’Deadly’s @ An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

10:30> The Flying J’s @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd., TO East ~Pop Rock


7:30> TJF: Heather Bambrick & Friends @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> Leftöver Crack @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~

8-2> Jesse Ryan & Bridges @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~

9> Elmer Ferrer Band @ Refinery Public House, 3039 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~Rock/Blues

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

10-2> Bad To The Bone @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~George Thorogood tribute & 80s Rock

10> The Wrong Kids @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St., Etobicoke ~Pop Rock


9:30> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Centro Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

9:30> Rough N Ready featuring Mike Eby on drums @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth Rd., Scarborough ~Country Rock

9:30> Drambuie Skyz @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock


5-7> Nochol Robertson @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country Honkytonk

5-8> Whitney Ross Barris Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7> TJF with tba @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

7:30> Same Same But Different @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St., TO West ~Pop Rock

7:30> Chris Wallace Quartet @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz; no cover

8-10> TJF: Ryan Oliver Quartet @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz

8:30> Elton Rohn @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Elton John tribute; $

8:30> Tim Darcy; Baby cages; Emma Healey @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West  ~songwriters; $10

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

9> Traitrs record release; Poster Boy; YLANG YLANG; Stuka @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie; $

9> Heavyweights Brass Band; Yuka @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West ~R&B; $10

9> Astrosurf @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~surf-Rock

9:30> Allnighters Blues duo featuring Dave McManus @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

9:30> Raina Krangle @ Amico’s Pizza, 1648 Queen St. W., TO West ~Roots/Blues songwriter; no cover

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

10-2> Illeagle Studio and Friends @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

10> Roberto Linares Brown @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Cuban Salsa; $15


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

9:30> Jay Redman @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop


5-7> Bloody Diamonds @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

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

8-11:45> Vintage Soul @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Soul/Pop

8:30> Pop Machine @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Pop Rock

8:30> Erin McCallum Duo @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9> Shipwrecked in Fishnets @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~burlesque & music

9:30> The Ronnie Douglas Band @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie

10> Jesse Foster @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

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

9> Pictures Of Richard album release @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~indie

*9:30> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur & Lorraine @ Royal Canadian Legion #322, 112 Hunt St., Ajax

9:30> Acoustica @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Pop

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

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


8:30> Ragwax @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point

9> Shawn Steinhart @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop

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

9:30> The Mixx @ 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

10> The Dirty Rottens featuring Anthony Cee @ C. J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway, Keswick ~classic Rock

10> SKROU @ Stewart Maguire’s Landing, 15 Allan Rd., Bolton ~classic Rock

10> Synsonic @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

905 – SOUTH

6:30> Ferguson Young with Liam McGlashon @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

8> Brad Cheeseman Group @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Jazz

8> Orangeman @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40; $5

8> Tuesday’s Choir; Mimi Shaw; The High Note Ramblers; Tor Likasik-Foss Band @ Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. Hamilton

9> Dave Ptolemy Band @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40

9> China Crisis @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton

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

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

8> Robin Benedict; Jacqueline Lovely; Poppsy Cole; Shanya Lynn Dawson for Phoenix Place Second Stage Housing @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~eclectic; $10

9:30> Madhatters @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock

905 WEST

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

*6-9> Krista Blondin @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~ Blues/Jazz/Pop

8> Harte & Mazur featuring Elana Harte @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown ~original Pop; no cover

8> Latintrain @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Latin music; $10

8-11:30> The Ballroom Babies @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

9> IN2U @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington ~Pop

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

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

9:30> Ric Jacobs @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> Now and Then @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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

9:30> Fort McMurray fundraiser with many acts @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

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

10-2> Killin’ Time band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~

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

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

10:30> Ballroom Babies @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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