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A room that doesn’t have a lot of live entertainment other than a weekly Jazz jam Wednesday nights, but that advertises on its website calendar that it is “available for booking” on the nights when there’s no Jazz, comedy or other gatherings, Placebo Space in Etobicoke may find itself in for quite an unusually memorable evening tonight.
I know from first-hand experience that when Bob Segarini, Peter Kashur, Drew Winters and associated veteran partiers from the old school congregate, it’s not just great Pop/Rock music, wisecracks and witticisms that will be flowing freely.
Of course the gang isn’t as spry as it was fifteen years ago when I used to regularly join them for their weekly public “rehearsal” shows of the sadly defunct Cats & Dogs band at an also unfortunately no longer extant downtown bistro hangout known as Miguel’s.
It was during those sessions where I first encountered talents like singer-guitarist Suze Burmester of the Brave & Crazy band and, along with Elana Harte, the BACA acoustic retro-Rock trio. The talent-laden three-guitars C&D combo also featured Kashur along with the late Rick Gunn on guitar and Karen Bell on backup vocals to Segarini’s consummate front-crooning skills —not to mention his irrepressibly mischievous and entertaining persona.
But wait, there was more! One of the songwriters for the group was keyboard player and singer Winters, whose smooth, supple and catchy Pop songs with substance should be featured in a textbook on “How to Write a Hit.” As I’ve written before, I simply do not understand why this man is not touring and selling out rooms like Massey Hall —he’s that good If you don’t believe me check out his “Second Hand Wings” tune on the Moon’s Featured Tracks page. And this brilliantly crafted and delivered number isn’t even my favourite Winters composition!
Tonight many of the C&D alumni along with assorted other talents, friends, fans and fun-lovers will meet up as for a show fronted by Robert O’Neill supported by what’s being billed as the Alzeimers [sic] Appreciation Orchestra and Chorus —most of the aforementioned talents.
In addition to being a way-too-overdue reunion of some of these folks, the gathering will no doubt also in part be a bit of a delayed wake for the group’s roadie and chief party support personnel director Dave Bailey, who passed away just before Christmas.
It starts at 8:30 (musicians’ party time, so figure probably 9 or 9:30 before an instrument is actually heard) in the toney but casual room, that’s set up more like an event space than a bar, at 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. West just east of Islington in Etobicoke.
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Midnight to midnight: Epidemic Music Group’s Longest Concert Guinness World Record Attempt @ Earl of Whitchurch, Stouffville & online live on YouTube 24 hours a day till 7pm April 2. For artist lineup see listings in 905 North.
9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz
Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*5-8> Danny Blue @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~acoustic Pop
5-8> Anna Douglas Trio @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
6> Ben Kunder @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano Jazz; $
6-8> Laura Fernandez @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Latin Jazz/Pop; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $
*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave.
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7:30> Sarah Jordan & Matt G @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~acoustic Top 40
*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> The Franklin Electric; Woodlock @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Five Alarm Funk recording release with guests Funny Funk; Moonhead @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~original Funk; $
*8> open mic with host Eric Sorenson @ Libertarian House, 236 Queen St. E.
8> River Groves; Downturns; Outer Rooms; Rotary Dial @ Silver Dollar 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $
8> Corey Gulkin; Omhouse; Merganzer @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~indie; $
*8:30> Organic Groove open mic with host Dylan Hennessy @ Cannabis Culture, 461 Church St.
9> Young Gnote; Ashton Baudy; Luxe; Pharoah Soul; The Coalition @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~indie; $
9> Chris Lord Ideal @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues
9> Ghetto Socks; Dan Doesn’t Sleep; Jesse Sincere; Dice; D-Logick; Duston Wareham; Specones @ Nocturne, 550 Queen St. W., ~indie; $12
9-12> The Voyageur @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie
9> Evil Elvis recording release with guests Lazy Ass Destroyer; Zack Power and the Dirty Shwa @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~indie; $5
9> Belladonna @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz
9> Subtle Blend @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.
9-11:30> Rich Brown’s Rinse The Algorithm @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
9> The Rathburns @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9> Lavender Orange; Tonemirror; Poor You; more @ Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St. ~indie; $
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:30> Craig Robertson; James Clark Institute @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriters; $
9:30> Manuel Valera Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~NYC Jazz; $
*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Paul Reddick @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Blues
10> Candy Apple Jazz @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
10> Mr. Rick @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~songwriter
10> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Steely Dan tribute; $
10> Turbo Street Funk; Brainfudge @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~original Funk; $8
10> Vitus Wight @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade Central
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-9> Jordan Glick’s Jazz Collective @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
8> Teddy & The TuvTones @ The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E. ~eclectic covers
8-12> Black Bear All-Stars fat. William O’Connor @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive ~Rock/R&B
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
8:30> Die Hipster @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~indie; 0$
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
9-12> Robert O’Neill’s Alzeimers Appreciation Orchestra and Chorus with Bob Segarini Band; Drew Winters; also featuring Lawrie Ingles + Hidden Stash; Roveena; more @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~original & cover Pop Rock
9> Big In Japan @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
8> Polarity music video shoot with guests Back Throw oepning @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
9:30> Bryan Tyrell @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W. ~Pop
*10-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. ~Rock/Pop
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9:30> James Ashberry @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Michael Coughlan @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
*6:30-9> Carl Bray & guest @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~solo piano
7> The Regrettes; Active Bird Community @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie; $
7:30-11> Andrea Ramolo @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $15
7:30> Girls Rock Campg fundraiser with Fran Icobucci @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~$20
8> Flex The Antihero; Inna Powell; Phaze; Charles Freeman; Li’ion @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
**8> The Soul Maître D’s with guest @ The Archtop Café, 2312 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
8> R Shelly @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter
8> Steve Ketchen & The Parkdale Rebels @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock
8:30> Phatback with Tamera Russell @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~6-piece Hip Hop; $10
9> Ben Edwards @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~acoustic Roots covers & originals; pwyc
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9> open mic with Phil Hood @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9-12> Root Down Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots-Rock
9> The Responsables; Train On The Water @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~Reggae Roots/Funk
9> Barrel Boys @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet with guest singer Sandy Alexander @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
10> The Split @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~original Soul/R&B & Prince tribute 3rd set; $10
10> Alan Richer @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.
11> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~groove Rock; 0$
*6-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
7> The Cardboard Crowns; The Bunny Hop @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St., N., Guelph ~indie; $
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*8> open mic with Mandippal @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinburgh Rd., S., Guelph
8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge
8> Gypsy Jive Band @ Café 13, 13 Main St., Cambridge ~Klezmer dance party music; $15
8> Chadley Chase & Andre Besel @ Grand River Hotel, 1102 King St. E., Cambridge ~Country
8-11> Kairn & Temple @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Blues
*8> Jazz/Blues jam @ Hep Cats, 42 Erb St. E., Waterloo
*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener
*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Simon Heras @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
8:30> open mic with James Kuttelwascher @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener
9> Onion Honey @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~ Country/Roots-Rock
9:30> Elton Lammie @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
*10> Happy Pappy @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
**7-11> Tamica Herod & The Harbour Street Band with guest @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues
8> Sun RaRaRa; Century Palm; Deathsticks; Garbageface; The Famines @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
8> Campfire Poets Duo @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
10> Pat Walsh; Mary-Kate Edwards; Justin Million @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~poetry & music
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
6-10> Stocks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
7> Gibbran @ Open Studio Art Café, 617 Liverpool Rd., Pickering ~Reggae/Soul songwriter; $5/pwyc
7> Brian Richardson @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
8-11> Mellowdee & drummer Neison Hardy @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~R&B/Jazz
*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin & guest Mark Sepic @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa
9> Danny Laj and the Look @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~indie; $
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
9:30> Two For The Show @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax
12:01am-midnight and all day Thursday and beyond till April 2> Epidemic Music Group’s Longest Concert Guinness World Record Attempt with various acts for 24 hours @ Earl of Whitchurch, 6204 Main Street, Stouffville:
Day 13, Thursday, March 30, 2022 benefitting Family Navigation Project with
6AM 9 Lives And Counting
7AM JORDAN LEECH
8AM ROBERT MACIAG
9AM SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
10AM AVERY FLORENCE
11AM BRIAN O’SULLIVAN
12PM YORK DURHAM LINE
2PM THE CARA LEA BAND
3PM K HARRIS
4PM CARL RUNDOWN BAND
5PM THE 45’S
6PM RICHARD MALOUIN
7PM THE JAY DEE BAND
8PM JIM DAN DEE
9PM Crimson Breed
10PM TANIA JOY
11PM SARAH FAZACKERLEY
Day 14, Friday, March 31, benefitting the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer with
1AM Brian Gladstone
2AM THE DEAD TRUMPS
3AM The Quickshifters
4AM DAN MCKENNA
5AM VELCRO VAL & THE RIPOFFS
6AM Carmen Toth & Jillian Bunting
7AM MICHELLE THIBODEAU
8AM Jeff Alan Greenway (j.a.g.)
9AM THERAPY SEEKERS
10AM JOHNNY MACK
11AM VICTORIA BACHLOWA
12PM BILL BLACK
1PM GARTH DYNES
2PM Jonny Starkes
3PM Brian Gladstone
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Ablett & Cooper @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic fingerstyle guitar duo
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
*8> open mic @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham
*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick
9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan
*9> open mic with The Almost Cool Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
6:30> Jerome Godboo with Erick Schenkman @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~Blues; $ includes dinner
8> Sue & Dwight’s Folk Revival @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Folk singalong; $15
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton
*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk
9> Robert Gordon; The Pistolettes @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock; $33.90
?*9> jam with Hank & The Boys @ Tartan Toorie, 969 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster
*9:30> Rock jam @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
9:30> acoustic open stage with Daryl Gray @ The George Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave., Hamilton
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton
10> Duane Rutter @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock
*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
7> Scott Whittington @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country
*7-11> James Anthony Band @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
?*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
8> Mike Stevenson & Friends @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
9> Jon Brooks; Rob Lutes @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Roots songwriters; $10
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
9:30> Mike Ferfolia & Friends @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga
9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock
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