Dan Dimock gets an evening to explore musical adventure | TorontoMoon.ca 150626Fr Shows for Friday, June 26, 2021

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I wrote not too long ago about Dan Dimock, an acoustic Pop performer I had only met a few weeks earlier who impressed me at the Monday night open stage hosted by Sebastian Agnello at Black Swan.

Dan Dimock with Darwin Bruce -Gary 17

Dan Dimock with Darwin Bruce -Gary 17

As I wrote then, what particularly stayed with me was his willingness to take musical chances, attacking songs (like “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak and “Sultans of Swing” from Dire Straits) that few others would ever attempt to do.

Accompanied by bass player Darwin Bruce, he also impressed me by doing a more than creditable job on tunes by The Beatles, Chubby Checker and an original, “Reasons Why”, that was quite soulful and well crafted.

Tonight, accompanied by a relation, Randy Dimock, on harp, Dimock will get a chance to show what he can do as an anchor act for a show at the Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., which he’s sharing with a band known as Good Looking Dog.  From all that I’ve heard from this fellow on a few occasions now, it ought to be an interesting evening of pretty fine acoustic music.

There’s no cover and it starts at 9:30.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, June 26, 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.). 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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TDJ: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival –see today’s full listings online.

416 - Toronto Central

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

3> TDJ: Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5> TDJ: Tara Kannangara Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

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

6> TDJ: Jay Douglas & The All Star Band @ Trinity Stage Distillery District, 55 Mill St., TO ~Reggae/Jazz/Pop; free

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

7:30> Hear For Her fundraising concert @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> TDJ: Chris Tarry Group Reunion @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

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

8> The Speck Brothers @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd., TO North

9> Anya & David’s Going Away Party @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

9> Auckland album release @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $12

9-1> TDJ: Carlos Bastidas Trio @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Latin Jazz

9:30> Lera Salt Band featuring Hervé Basset on keys @ Bier Markt West, 600 King St. W., TO ~indie/contemporary Pop

9:30> Bad Dog @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North ~Rock/Top 40; $

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

9:30> Jem @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO

9:45> TDJ: 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> TDJ: Blackburn @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~Blues/R&B; $15

10> Nick Teehan @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

10> TDJ: Frankie Foo @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Ska

10> The Ryan Driver Sextet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

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

11:30> TDJ: Late Night Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

Midnight> TDJ: Late Night Jazz jam with George Garzone Berklee Quartet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz

416 - Toronto East

5:30-7:30> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

6> TDJ: Jazz Response Unit @ Whistler’s Grille, 995 Broadview Ave., TO East ~Jazz; free

7:30-9:30> TDJ: Lilly Mason Band @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9> Tim Bovaconti Big Band @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Pop Rock

9:30> TDJ: Sam Taylor & The East End Love @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Blues originals and covers

9:30> Dan Dimock & Randy Dimock with Good Looking Dog band @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~acoustic Pop

9:30> Bonkers @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~classic Rock; $5

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

416 - Toronto West

5-8> TDJ: Cyndi Carleton’s At Ease Swing Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz; free

8-10> Sarah Frances Music @ Humble Beginnings, 3109 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots/Roots-Pop

8:30> Halie Loren Canadian album release for Butterfly Blue @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~songwriter; $22.50

9-1> TDJ: Lisa Hutchinson Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues; free

9> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots-Pop

9:30> Dan Whitehouse; The Rizdales @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

416 - Etobicoke

7:30> TDJ: Jackie Richardson & Friends @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; $35.50

Southside 150621

9> Kickback @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

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

9:30> Freedom Train @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40


10-2> Modern LP @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic & contemporary Rock

10> CODA @ Schuey’s Bar, 1130 Martin Grove Rd., Etobicoke ~Led Zeppelin tribute


416 – Scarborough

9:30> Stone Slinger @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough ~classic Rock/Top 40

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

9:45> Al Reilly’s Catalyst @ Centro Pizza, 3408 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~classic Rock

10> 333 @ Winner’s Bar & Grill, 2181 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough ~Rock


5-11> Mountain Man Festival with Michael Jerome Browne, Soulstack, many more @ Calabogie Peaks Resort, 30 Barrett Chute Road. Calabogie


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

6> Jerome Godboo Band also featuring Greg Godovitz @ Peterborough Waterfront Stage (Holiday Inn), 150 George St., Peterborough ~Blues/Rock

8:30> Four Lanes Wide @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9:30> Grunge Project @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

10> David Celia Band @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie Pop

905 East

7-11> Doubleshot Blues Band featuring Jim Cornell on drums @ Pickering Village Jam Festival, 71 Old Kingston Rd., Pickering ~Blues

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

9> Deergod ep release; guests @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~indie; $7

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

10-2> Big Bang @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa

905 North

7-11> Whatever Sticks featuring Sue Martin @ Newmarket Veterans’ Association, 406 Millard Ave., Newmarket ~Pop Rock covers

9> Charlotte & The Dirty Cowboys @ King Richard’s Pub, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

9:30> Ascension Groove @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Funk/R&B

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

905 – South

9> benefit for Phoenix Second Stage Shelter with Shanya Lynn Dawson; Ruby’s Revenge; The Mena Hardy Band; Aron Cross @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton; eclectic $10

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

9> Tom Swick & Joel Guenther @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

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 ~acoustic Pop Rock

8> The Key Frames @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Roots-Rock; $7

9> Michael Moses Band @ The Windjammer, 5353 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~R&B/Blues

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

9:30> Two For The Show @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Fire When Ready @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Tim Park Trio @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> Now and Then @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

10-2> Band of Fools @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~

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