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Now that he’s officially retired from teaching, as we told you back in February, songwriter Michael Bär has time to devote to something he’s even better at than controlling and instructing kids: writing tunes.
Hopefully that will include numbers for a new album of a similar ilk to his highly entertaining and thought-provoking debut disc Sofa On The Curb, which we told you about upon its release in late 2016.
And he now has plenty of time to put on shows like the retirement spectacular he produced in February and the one he’s staging tonight with co-host Arlo Burgon at Black Swan: the aptly named “B’Arlopalooza 3 “What The Folk” cavalcade of local songwriters doing original and cover Roots tunes from the ‘50s through to today.
As the title suggests, it’s actually the third year that the pair have teamed up to put on a “B’Arlopalooza” extravaganza and once again, in addition to the hosts, there’s a stellar lineup of artists involved.
The 4-8 pay-what-you-can affair in the room at 154 Danforth Ave. near Broadview includes sets by Pete Otis; Sebastian Agnello; Paul Cross; Brian Gladstone; Brian Jantzi; Linda Saslove; Harpin’ Norm Lucien; Peter Verity and several others.
SHOW LISTINGS for Sunday, June 03, 2022
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)
*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ www.sundaymorningsoul.com ~Blues
9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ http://www.bluesandrootsradio.
4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on www.560cfos.ca)
5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM
7-9> Honeydrop live @ www.iLiveRadio.com ~original Rock/Pop
9pm-midnight> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @ https://m.mixcloud.com/
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
11am-2pm> Mitch Smolkin for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ; $5 (music only)
Noon-2pm> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~piano Jazz; $5
Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
1> Jeff Eager @ Cherry Street Bar-B-Que, 275 Cherry St. ~songwriter
3-5> Sara Teitel and Bob Cohen @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots-Rock
3> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical “Water Music”; $
3-6> The Zimmerman; Khash & Yars @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~tribute to Bob Dylan; $0
3-6> Grateful Sunday with Trevor Cape & The Field @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St. ~tribute to Grateful Dead
4:30-6:30> Club Django featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Django-style Gypsy Jazz; $
4> Duane Forrest Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Soul
4> acoustic open stage with Steve Piette @ The Eagles Club, 17 Elm St.
*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz
5> Monk’s Music @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Thelonious Monk Jazz
6-7:30> Zola Magwood & Justan Myers @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $20
*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.
7-10> Songwriters open mci @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E.
7-9:30> Julian Anderson-Bowes Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7-10> The Rhythmaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B
7> Communism @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
7:30> Harrington @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7:30> set by Fresh Mistake followed by open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8> Flowers for Daniel; Po Lazarus; Grant Format @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> Jae 10 (recording release for Break Time) @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~original Rock/Pop; $
8> La Luz; Gymshorts; Kaleidoscope Horse @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8:30-10> The Wild Blueberries @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Swing Jazz; $20
9> Tendencyitis; Bachelard @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~ambient/feedback sound
9-2> Danny Dymond (recording release) @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~indie; $
9> House Wounds; The Vile Bodies; Deux Trois @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9:30> Ilios Steryanis Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock
10> Woodchoppers Association @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave ~Roots-Rock.
10> The Doublecuts @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~10-piece Western Swing
**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests Paul Polisano & Al Kavanaugh @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
416 – TORONTO EAST
11am-2pm> String Emergence for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut Cafe, 2050 Danforth Ave.
4-8> B’Arlopalooza 3 “What The Folk” with hosts Michael Bär & Arlo Burgon + sets by Pete Otis; Sebastian Agnello; Paul Cross; Brian Gladstone; Brian Jantzi; Linda Saslove; Harpin’ Norm Lucien; Peter Verity; more @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Roots songwriters; $pwyc
4> Communism @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E.
5-8:30> George Olliver & Gangbuster @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~vintage Pop/R&B; $10
6-8:30> open mic with Holly Clausius & Gabriel Gherutchi @ Grinder Coffee, 1021 Gerrard St. E.
7-9> Alan Kulka @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
7> Hayley Kiyoko; Gavin Turek @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
7-11> Jerome Tucker Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$
8> Brian Passmore @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave. ~original Roots; $
*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
4-7:30> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Morgan Davis & Al Lerman @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Blues/R&B
*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*8-12> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek & Paul Evans @ Al Mac’s, 2459 Kingston Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST
**11-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass
1> “Field Trip” festival with Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Alvvays; Allan Rayman; Japandroids; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Deer Tick; Cuco; Allie X; HAERTS; Gabrielle Shonk; Liza Anne; Ellevator; more @ Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd. ~eclectic indie; $
**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country
5-8> Ivan Rosenberg @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots
6> IOU Jazz Trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~ Jazz; pwyc
7-9> Shawn Clarke & Friends @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters
8-12> Malcolm Connor Trio @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz
7> “Lulaworld 2018” with Hoffman/Lemish Quartet; Sharon Musgrave @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Soul originals; $
8> Run Maggie Run; Swim Team; The Look Back Now; JAD @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~eclectic indie; $
8> Bruno Major @ The Great Hall, 1078 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8:30> Living Fossil @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
9> “Cut From A Different Cloth” Rap contest with Durdy Kasim Jewelz La Familia Sofia Cee Greg King Mista Blake Pharah Khai Neil Blacks ControversyEnt Lady Haze Jesse James Tara Lord Jesse Meeks @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~Rap; $
9> NUA @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original & traditional Roots; $20
9> Manas; Clarinet Panic Redux; Kurt Newman’s Nashville Minimalism Unit @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~sound & noise/electronica; $
9> The Bordellos @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Rock-Blues/Rockabilly
*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0
Noon-6> Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival with Conor Gains; Wayne Buttery; Dan McKinnon; Countermeasure; Soul Collective; Alex Cuba Paul Deslaurier Band; many more at various locations, Orangeville
1> Amber McLean; Dan McKinnon @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadview, Orangevill ~Blues/R&B
2> Kent MacMillan @ The Wooly Pub, 176 Woolwich St., Guelph
3> That Piano Player; Firecats Duo @ Mill Creek Pub, 25 Mill St., Orangeville ~Blues/R&B/Jazz
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge
3> Trent Severn @ Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ~songwriter; $
6-8> Jesse and Greg @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals (includes meal)10/pwyc
6-9> Stan Chang; Erick Bruck @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
7-10> “She’s Listening Kitchener” fundraiser to fight ovarian cancer with Avalon Bridger; Mikalyn Hay; Lynn Jackson; Jacqueline Smith Auguste; Monica Graham @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 170 King St. W., Kitchener ~songwriters; $
7> Jordan John Band @ Busholme Inn, 156 Main St. (Hwy 24), Erin ~Blues/R&B; $20
9> Brendan O’Halloran @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo
*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
3> Bluegrass Menagerie feat. Mathew Fines @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough
9> Cruel Bloom; The Corporate Life; more @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~indie; $7
4> Pete & Sue @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
4-7> Lakeridge Dixie Stompers @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Dixieland Jazz
4:30> jam with Matt D @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Smcoe St. N., Oshawa
4:30-8> Tom & Rick @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic
6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax
*6> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues
*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
11am> Aurora Street Festival with various acts at various locations, Aurora
*1:30-4:30> Blaine Burnie, Mark Thackway & friends @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Boulevard, Stouffville ~acoustic Roots
*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville
*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick
3-5> My Father’s Son @ Second Wedge Brewing Co., 14 Victoria St. N., Uxbridge ~original Roots
*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues
*6-10> open mic with host Brian Wride @ Col. McGrady’s, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
*7-10> Lynn McDonald @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop/Jazz
7-12> The Convalescence; Alikah; In The Act of Violence; KAP; Cadillac Blood; So Long, Shoreline @ New Grey Goat, 74 Main St. S., Newmarket ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10
*9-1> Band jam with The Bandits house band feat. Matt Groopie @ Archibald’s, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*5> open mic with Crosstown Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown
5> Eric Mattei & Lonely Commotion @ Symposium Café, 192 McEwan Dr. E., Bolton
5:30-8:30> Carmen Spada & Friends @ J. Red & Co., 341 Main St., Brampton ~Jazz
*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton
7:30> Roy Parsons for “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots
*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton
Noon-3> Olivia Brown @ Rust City Brewery, 27 King William St., Hamilton ~Jazz
2-6> Sunday Blues with Brant Parker Band & guests @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young Street, Hamilton ~Blues; $7
3-7> Trick Bag with Darcy Hepner @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0
*4> open mic with Neon Moon @ Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St., Hamilton
4> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton
5-7> Andrew Maranta @ Collective Arts Brewing, 207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-10> Shania Twin @ 33 Bowen, 33 Bowen St., Hamilton ~tribute to Shania Twain; $20
7:30> Matt Dusk @ Royal Botanical Gardens, 1185 York Blvd., Hamilton ~tribute to Sinatra; $75
8> The Mighty River; Jameson Keith @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~original Rock/Pop; $
8> Ginger St. James @ Mills Hardware, 96 King St. E., Hamilton ~original Country/alt-Country; $
8> Lauren Knowles Trio @ Gallagher’s Bar, 117 John St., Hamilton
8:30> The 905s; Johnny Nocash; The Nicotines; 4 Life @ Doors Taco Joint, 56 Hess St. S., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton
9> open jam with Walker and Jamie @ The Pour House Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
9> Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr @ Lionshead Pub, 137 John St. S., Hamilton
*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton
10> Chris Chambers @ Augusta House, 17 Augusta St., Hamilton
*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz
2-6> Wendy Lynn Snider @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country
*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
3:30> James Anthony @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues
*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5
4-7> Glenn Groves @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Country
*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues
*5> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
5:30-9:30> Host Neil MacNaughton with guests @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville ~Roots-Rock
**8-12> The Nomads with guest @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
8> Port Credit Revival @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville
*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
*10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.
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 purchasers (eg.: seniors, students, members, kids, etc). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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