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For many years Dobro Restaurant in Peterborough was an oasis of live music in the Kawartha Region and still today, despite not doing much of a job of letting people know about it (it no longer has a functioning website and its Facebook page only contains photos of past events and food promotions) the club in the heart of the cottage country city offers a regular diet of live music.
Tonight the room at 289 George St. North celebrates ten years of existence (though you wouldn’t know it from their Facebook page) and has enlisted the TO-based Godboogie original Blues-Funk band, featuring Jerome Godboo, to keep the party lively starting at 9 p.m. The dance-inducing combo also includes Eric Schenkman and Shawn Kellerman, with Al Cross on drums and cover is just $5 to get in on the fun.
If you live in “The Electric City” (Peterborough was the first town in Canada to install electric streetlights) or feel like making the trip there to see Godboo et al, you might also look in on some other impressive acts performing there tonight. These days Dobro is not so much as an oasis as one of a series of watering holes that offer musical nourishment along with the other attractions.
One-of-a-kind Country-Roots songwriter/old-timey banjo and washboard sensation Washboard Hank is at The White House (173 Charlotte St.); lively Top 40/Rock cover outfit Pop Machine is featured at Black Horse (452 George St. N.); and there’s a raft of indie acts at both The Garnet (321 Hunter St. W.) and at a new room known as The Venue at 286 George St. North.
At another venerable venue in the city named after Peter Robinson (a Family Compact politician who encouraged immigration to the area in the early 19th century) the Red Dog Tavern at 189 Hunter St. W., the Peterborough Folk Festival presents two original acts: The Elwins and Fast Romantics. There’s also a couple of other rooms with live music but they don’t bother to list the times of the acts (so we don’t include them in listings) and there’s even a weekly Friday night 9-12 open mic at Southside Pizzeria at 25 Lansdowne St. West!
Sadly one room that no longer offers live music is The Spill, which for nine years used to present not only bands and songwriters but also shows by artists and poets, before it closed suddenly a month ago. There are a few other rooms that have entertainment off and on that you may discover on your own if you’re there and I encourage you to share any finds with us for future listings.
Although the sobriquet “The Electric City” may have fallen out of fashion in recent years, based on the lineup of live musical entertainment happening tonight and many other weekends, perhaps it could well rechristen itself as “The Eclectic City”!
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, November 17, 2021
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*11am-1pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeats Sundays 3-5am & Wednesdays 6-8am)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators & guest Terra Hazelton @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*5-7> The Friends of Hugh Oliver @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Folk
6> In Hearts Wake; Fit For A King; Like Moths to Flames; Phinehas @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano Jazz; $
6-8> Kenton Blythe @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~songwriter; $10-15/pwyc
6:30> James Brown Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> Nyssa; Mother Tareka; Ben Stevenson; Chia Seed; Tyriqueordie; Persons @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~indie; $
7-2> fundaiser “Doctor For Doctor Nurse For Nurse” @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
7:30> Holly Cole @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $
*8-10> Radio Fraud @ e11even, 15 York St. ~Jazz
8> The Quixotes @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street W. ~tribute to Gene Clark
8> Danceworks 40th anniversary weekend @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Key W. ~artistic dance with live music; $15-42
8:30> Highway Hunters @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8:30> The Souljazz Orchestra recording release for Under Burning Skies @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9> Fergus Hambleton Band @ Basso Blues Room, 320 Queen St. E. ~Blues/R&B; $0
9> Obuxum recording release for ep @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. ~contemporary original; $
9> Zeppelinesque @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~tribute to Led Zeppelin; $10+
9> Grand Format @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> The Kents @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9-11:30> Ahmed Michel @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
9:30> Lady Kane @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10
9:45> Avi Granite Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~60s R&B 7-piece; $
10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Rock/Funk/R&B; $
10> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street W. ~original Roots-Rock
10> Felix’s Belt @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E.
10> La Moustache @ Revival, 783 College St. ~electro Swing
10-2> Chris Chambers Trio @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10> Lindsay Brohan @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St. W. ~Pop Rock
10> Hunter Siegel; 13; Ryan Shepherd B2B; Rigagadale; Lo @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~bass grooves
416 - TORONTO EAST
*5-7> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~rootsy Rockabilly
7-9> Matt Ackerman @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Sudbury songwriter; 0$
8-10> Peter Han @ The Beach House, 1953 Queen St. E.
9> Pontune 5 @ Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $5
9:30> Swingin’ Blackjacks @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Rockabilly
*9:30-1:30> Blues jam with Mike Sedgewick Band @ Salty Dog, 1890 Queen St. E.
9:30> Almost Hip @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~tribute to Tragically Hip; $
10:30> BackTrack featuring Marty Zatzman @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd. ~Motown/R&B/Soul horn band; $0
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8> Phear; Prismind; Profaner @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9> Happy Pants @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Pop Rock/Top 40
9> Freedom Train @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock/Top 40; $
10-2> Modern LP @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~classic & contemporary Rock covers; 0$
10> Charlie The Kid @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
9:30> Adrian Fraser @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
9:30> Patty Fraser Band @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Pop Rock
9:30> Gail Gunnis & The Dirty Roosters @ The Loaded Dog, 1921 Lawrence Ave. E. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
10> Al Reilly’s Catalyst @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave. ~classic Rock/Top 40
416 - TORONTO WEST
5-7> Ali McCormick @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Roots
5-8> Concord Jazz Quintet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
6-9> Joey Landreth @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
7:30-8:30> Drumhand @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz; 0$
7:30> Heartstreets; Ryan Playground; Young Clancy @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> The Drop Ups recording release for ep @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8:30> Kellylee Evans @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~original Jazz; $40
8:30> Joey Wright @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~Country songwriter; $15
8:30> Tetragrid; Tomacco; Animatist; Quiet Earth @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
9> Whimm recording release; Ice Cream; Que Lastima; Invisible Out @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W.
9-1> Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> Vacation; Marvelous Mark; The Effens; Shame Agent @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
9> Christian Bridges @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair Ave. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues/R&B
9> Tanya Philiopvich @ Rod, Gun & Barbers, 1612 Dundas St. W.
9:30> The Reposadists & guest singer @ Reposado, 135 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
9:30> The Black Pearls @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.
9:30> Soul Maitre D’s @ Amico’s Pizza, 1648 Queen St. W. ~Roots-Rock
10-2> Hot Wax Meltdown @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
10> Alun Piggins and the Pretty Llamas @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~Roots-Rock
10:30> Café Cubano @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Salsa; $15
6:30> Lance R @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge
7> Liv Gains @ Grand River Brewing, 295 Ainslie St., Cambridge
7> Sandy MacDonald & Sue Windover @ Ernie’s Roadhouse, 7 Queen St. W., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
7> Moe Berg; Chris Murphy; Craig Northey; Steven Page @ Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener ~contemporary original; $29.50
8> Cameron & MacNeil @ Tanners Pub, 40 Eastern Ave., Acton
8> Mikalyn Hay @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ~songwriter
8> “Banjofest” with Slocan Ramblers @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
8> Movember fundraiser with Gruveyard; Sex Panther; Matthew Jacobs @ Maxwell’s, 35 University Ave. E., Waterloo ~eclectic indie; $10
8> Blues jam with John McKinley Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
8> Kruger Brothers @ Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ~contemporary original; $40
8:30> Nick MacLean Quartet recording release for Rites of Ascension featuring Brownman Ali @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~original Jazz; $20
9> Hours & Hours; Campground @ Van Gogh’s Ear Guelph, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~indie; $
9> Carmen Spada Trio @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
9-1> Atlas Empire; Rich Gregor; Grey Eyes @ Dstrct, 10 Wydham St. N., Guelph ~indie; $
*9-2> jam night @ The Cave, 105 Shade St., Cambridge
9> Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge ~original Blues
9> Vienna; Crystal; Jillian; Chloe @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~songwriters; $
9> Sean Pinchin Band @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~original Roots-Rock
9:30> James Cameron @ Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
9:30> Ally Howatt @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
10> Frankie & Jimmy @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~indie; $
6-9> Washboard Hank & The Wringers @ White House Hotel, 173 Charlotte St., Peterborough
5> Mike Lonergan @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
5-7> Andrew Queen & Son @ The Church-key, 26 Bridge St., Campbellford
7> USS; Ascot Royals @ The Venue, 286 George St. N., Peterborough
8> Dwayne Gretzky @ Mavricks Music Hall, 46 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $17.70+
8> Lukash Chabursky @ The Church-key, 26 Bridge St., Campbellford
8-11:45> Kimberley Wetmore Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8:30> Pop Machine @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
8:30> Nate Douglas @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> 10th anniversary party with Godboogie @ Dobro Restaurant, 289 George St. N., Peterborough ~original Blues; $5
9> Kasady, Machieavillian; Drop Top Alibi; Mr. Junoir Chantel Preston @ Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~indie Rock/Jazz; $
*9-12> open mic @ Southside Pizza, 29 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough ~$2
9:30> Memphis Mudd @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
10> Robb Watts Band @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
10> The Elwins; Fast Romantics @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie; $10
10> The Costanzas; Basement Dweller @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie; $?
10> Fiesta feat. Jed Harper @ Aria, 331 George St. N., Peterborough
10> Brian Haddlesey @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
*8-12> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur & Lorraine @ Royal Canadian Legion #322, 112 Hunt St., Ajax
9-1> Jack de Keyzer Band @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~original Blues; $?
9> Jim Dan Dee; The Crooked @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $5
9:30> Tamin’ Thunder @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $
10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
10-2> Two For The Show @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
10-2> Al Black Band @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
8> The Beresfords + open mic @ Main Street Bakehouse, 6236 Main St., Stouffville ~Country duo
8:30> Jayme Lynn Reed @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Country
9> The White Swan; Tribes of the Moon; On The Verge; Chainfall @ Grey Goat, 74 Main St., Newmarket ~indie; $
*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill
8> Bill Craig @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown ~Irish traditional
9> Strictly Sabbath; Dr. Feelgood @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~tributes; $
9> Wicked Truth @ Wild Wing Georgetown, 371 Mountainview Rd. S., Georgetown ~classic Rock
9-12:30> Stevie Gee & Jeff Kearns Duo @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> Pop Machine @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock
10> The David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~60s Top 40/Rock; 0$
4:30> Brad James @ The Honest Lawyer, 110 King St., Hamilton
*6:30-10> Henry Strong Duo @ Cavallo Nero, 370 Wilson St. E., Ancaster ~Jazz
6:30> East Coast Kitchen Party @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
8> Angela Turone & Chris Platt @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Bossa duo; $10
8> Run Maggie Run; Family of Things; The Lookback Now @ Mills Hardware, 96 King St. E., Hamilton ~indie; $15
8> Orangeman @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40
9> Alfie Smith @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40 ~original Blues
9> Flat 5 recording release @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~original Rock/Pop; $
9> Odonois Odonis recording release; Sianspheric; Lizzy Boredom @ The Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $12.50
9> Quarter In The Bag @ Club Absinthe, 116 George St., Hamilton ~classic Rock; $10
9> Scott Taplay Group @ Zyla’s, 299 James St. N., Hamilton
9> Tim Gibbons @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S., Hamilton
9> Aeroforce @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~tribute to Aerosmith; $
9:30> Harrison Kennedy & guests @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B $
9:30> RatRod @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
9:30> The Gormley Brothers @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~Roots-Rock
11> Brothers du Monde @ Gallagher’s Bar, 117 John St., Hamilton
*5> Adam Ostrosser & Annette Haas @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop
*6-9> Leigh Henderson @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
7> The Bronte Brohters @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
7> Headin’ Home @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
9> Bill Wood & The Woodies @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Roots-Rock; $10
9> Ragwax @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Roots/Blues
9> Skip Tracer @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock
9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40
9:30> Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends @ Shoeless Joe’s Meadowvale, 6570 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle ~Jazz
9:30> The Mixx @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Pop Rock
9:30> RENO @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
9:30> Think Freud @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~tribute to Pink Floyd; $
9:30> Rick & The 3D’s with Richard Wolf as Elvis @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers
10-2> On7One @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
10> James Valdez & Niovintage @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock
10:30> Flash Johnson @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock
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