\ MISSISSAUGA \
A newish room in Port Credit, that I hadn’t previously been aware of, apparently hosts a Tuesday open stage night —which I only just found out about as a side-effect of learning that a musician I follow, David Hines, is performing there tonight for a special between-Christmas-and-New-Years show he’s putting on.
David, well known as an immensely versatile Pop Rock/Roots Rock guitarist and singer, is also a songwriter. These days he mostly performs with partner Lynette Fairweather in the Hearts Desire duo and various other combos, and is also, as I mentioned recently, part of the house band for the monthly shows put on at Tranzac Lounge by Max Layton.
Tonight, for the 8:30-11 “Whole Bunch of Music” show he’s headlining at The Port House Social Bar at 139 Lakeshore Rd. East, two other talented players —fiddle sensation Victoria Yeh (who often teams up with Tom Barlow at nearby bar The Shore occasional Thursdays) and versatile multi-instrumentalist Mitch Lewis— will also appear, backing the headliners and also for solo sets.
No cover and it sounds like a good reason to check out the room, which used to be known as Ten (and that for a while regularly had live music) as a space for future shows or before attending the open mic.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, December 27, 2021
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
6-8> Discovery Through The Arts showcase @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Hope State @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6:30> Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
6:30-8:30> Michael Massaro; Lou Bartolomucci Duo @ Via Mercanti, 8 Elm St. ~Jazz
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30> Whiplash Girlchild; Bella Larsen; John Ross @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. ~songwriters; $
7:30> Moosh & Twist @ Revival, 783 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Dan Kosub @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
*8> John Bellisario hosts weekly Jazz jam @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8> Caveboy; Parallels; Aviva @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8:30> Scratch Nasty @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~original Rock/Pop; $
8:30> Lowest of The Low (first of two nights) @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
9> Jordan John Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10
9> Solaris Music Festival with Steve Aoki; Slushii; Bijou; Mark Oliver; Ookay; Nvdes; Flipside @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Mr. Marbelsz @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Sam Polley & The Old Tomorrows @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10> Bellweather 4 @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
10-2> Paige Armstrong solo @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~Blues-Rock
10-2> Action Sound Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO ~Blues-Rock; $0
*11-2> “Boozy Broadway open stage” for musicians & singers with hosts Mandy Goodhandy, John Amato & band @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$0
416 – TORONTO EAST
8:30-10:30> Blue Smoke Trio @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
8-1> Phil & John @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
9-12> Space Jazz jam @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
8> Dan Walek & friends @ Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
416 – TORONTO WEST
6-8> Stretch & Friends recording release for The Ball Park Tape @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. original Rap; $
6:30-10> Jocelyn Barth @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz
7> Nocona @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
8> “Songwriters In The Round” with Gillian Nicola, Brookly Doran, Bruce Scavuzzo, Chris Martin @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~fem songwriters; $10
8> “What’s In The Box” festival with Madee; Ml Blue; Hoodlem; Gonnie Garko; more @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*8-10> Emily Devlin & Nathan Arges @ The Oakwood Hardware, 337 Oakwood Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8-11> Gary Morgan & PanAMERICANA @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Worldbeat (various international)
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
9> Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~original Roots; $
9> Surefire Sweat; Felix’s Belt @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~Funk/R&B/Soul
9> Emji Rowland & Melissa Payne duo @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots fiddle & guitar
*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Sly @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
10> Nocona @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
10> open mic @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W.
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam & guest Douglas Watson @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*8-11> A New Ground @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
9> Tim Louis @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
8> Age & The Kid @ The Social, 295 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> Ken Tizzard @ Church-key Pub, 26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Cody Watkins @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
7> Joanne Shaw @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Rob Foreman & Clayton Yates @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
8-12> open stage with Kevin Ker (sign up at 7:30) @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8:30-11:30> open mic & acoustic jam with Don Fleming & Laurence Walters @ Father’s Moustache Grill, Aurora, 15570 Yonge St.
9> original music contest finale @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
9> songwriters open mic with house band The Generations @ Archibald’s Pub, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:45> open mic jam @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
11-2> Rob Allen @ Mulberry Street Coffeehouse, 193 James St. N., Hamilton ~songwriter
7:30> open mic jam with Dave Gould @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton
8-1> open jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
8> “Shake Rattle n Rave” with Hailee Rose; Dave Rave @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~songwriters; $
8> Surges; Red Lines; more @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $
8> Chris Chambers or Adam Ostrosser @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas
*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
*9> open mic with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
10:30> Matt Zaddy @ Gallagher’s Bar, 29 Augusta St., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion with guest @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Jazz
9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> jam night with host Wayne Cheddie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~$5
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
9-1> John Kirby; Pacific Estate; Wooly Mantis @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~indie; $0
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.
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