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Although I haven’t seen Roots duo Maggie & Mr. Rogers in performance yet (I hope to tonight) based on the videos on their Facebook page, this evening’s appearance by the pair at Dora Keogh Irish pub promises to be a charming delight.
Whether you watch them online as a duo, or in trio mode joined by Donald Rooke on laptop steel and Dobro (as they will be tonight) the focus is mostly on young singer Maggie Keogh.
The budding Jazz/Folk chanteuse is obviously at least a generation younger than accompanying guitarist and occasional companion vocalist Scott Rogers, but the two have an easy flow together that suggests a strong sympatico. Music will do that of course, transcending differences of age, gender, religion and race to bring people together in combos that may seem unlikely from a superficial view.
Rogers, and Rooke when he’s on hand, obviously take a lot of delight in providing a solid musical framework from which Maggie can explore her talents, which she does through one of those retro-style round Swing-Jazz era design microphones, adding a vintage visual feel to enhance the effect of her time-bending vocals.
Keogh easily moves between traditional Folk tunes such as “The Lark” into Swing-Jazz numbers like “Anything But Love” and has an authentic, still developing voice that holds a lot of promise for the future and is already interestingly engaging.
The trio performed together previously under the name The Scott Rogers Revue, but even in the tapes from one of those sets at Free Times Café from last year you can feel that despite the huge difference in experience this is at least an equal musical partnership, so the current name certainly better suits.
Tonight’s show in the room at 141 Danforth Ave., a bit east of Broadview, will be a short one, since it only runs from 8 p.m. till just 10:30 and musical guests Black Suit Devil is doing the opening set.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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*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
11:30am> Urban Gypsy Band @ Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St. E. ~Latin Rock; $0
12:30> Adam Solomon @ Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West ~African Blues-Jazz; $0
5> Gordon Shawcross & Burke Carroll @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~Roots-Rock
5> “Nunavut Music Week” with The Jerry Cans; Pat Gaalaqautikkut; Tiit Mike; The Trade-Offs @ Roy Thomson Hall patio, 60 Simcoe St. ~Inuit music
6-8> Emma Cava @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~piano solo Jazz; $
6:30> Jeff McLeod Organ Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> The Withers @ Uniun Nightclub, 473 Adelaide St. W.
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
7> “Baroque Boot Camp” violins concert with Thomas Georgi et al @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~Classical; $
7-10> Bernie Senensky Group @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~R&B/Blues; $10
7> Candice Sand @ Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
7> open mic night @ General Purpose Bar, 112 Harbord St.
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30> Redstone Duo @ Plein Air Garden (Artists’ Garden Co-operative), 345 Balliol St. ~songwriters; $10
7:30> Hogtown Brass Quintet fundraiser for Nova Scotia tour @ Victoria College Chaple, 91 Charles St. W. ~Classical; $pwyc
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
8> Unwritten Law; We Outspoke; Lost In Society; @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $20
*8> Jazz jam with John Bellisario @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8> Layrite Boys @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Bluegrass
8> “Open Mic Festival” studio time competition, final entry night @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St. ~indie showcase; $6
*8> John Bellisario hosts weekly Jazz jam @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8:30> The Escapist @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $0
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.
9-12> Lea Bertucci; Manticore; Kat Estacio @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
8:30> “Localpalooza” with Vinyl Richie; Excuses Excuses; Lampshades; Foremost Jacks; Charlie McKittrick @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $5
*9:30> After Funk tour send-off party @ Nightowl Toronto, 647 College St. ~Funk; 0$
9:30> Tim Collins & Chris Romano @ The Ballroom Bowl, 145 John St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Brad Cheeseman recording release for The Tide Turns @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Ben Kunder; Colleen Brown opens @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
10> Bellweather 4 @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
10-2> The Undercovers @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~Rock/R&B
10-2> Action Sound Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST
3-7> Empty Case of Blue; Urbana Piqua; Kristin Lindell for Fairmount Farmers Market @ Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave. ~eclectic
6-9> Pete Eastmure & AnimalKyngdom @ Stephenson Park, 61 Stephenson Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8-10:30> Maggie & Mr. Rogers with Donald Rooke; guests Black Suit Devil @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0
8> PSS presents “Improvised Creations” @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> Melanie Peterson @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~songwriter
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Alessia Cohle Trio @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Country
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
416 – TORONTO WEST
1-5> Pat Temple & Hi-Lo Players @ The Wine Garden, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Swing/Blues
1:30-5:30> Danny Scott @ Casino patio/stage Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Pop Rock
3-6> Angelique Francis @ CNE Midway Stage, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~eclectic Pop/Jazz
3-6> Marshall Dane @ CNE Northern Comfort Saloon, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Country
5-8> Jay Campbell Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
5-9> Toronto Tango Trio @ The Wine Garden, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West
6> “Rising Star Competition @ Enercare Centre -Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West
6:30-10:30> Two For The Show @ Casino patio/stage Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Pop Rock
7-9> Aron D’Alesio recording release for debut album @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~$10
7:30> Marcia Griffiths; Jay Douglas Band opens @ CNE Bandshell, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd., TO West ~
7:30-11> The Dreamboats @ CNE Midway Stage, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Pop
7:30-11> Johnson Crook @ CNE Northern Comfort Saloon, Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Country
8> BackTrack featuring Marty Zatzman mega-horn features night with Kristen Au, Carrie Chesnutt, Victoria Cox, Daniel Walsh, Alexis Baro & Julian Brinley @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~big horns Jazzy Soul/R&B; 0$
8> Bad Child @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8> Alex Mason Band @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Jankunu Sound Clash; Joncro; Pizza Sharks; Myst; Sweettea @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8:30> Animal Parts; Run Coyote; Wired To The Sky @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $10
8:30> Avalon’s Garden hosts fundraiser for SickKids Hospital with guests Meraid and The Bear @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~$20
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~original Roots; $pwyc
9> Mick McKenzie Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10
9> Marcus Walker Duo @ Orchard Bar, 1174 Bloor St. W. ~Roots-Rock
9> Tres Kilos @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz; $10
*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Spy @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
10> Last Plastics; Slouch; Ten Boy Summer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $4
*10> Tanya Philipovich & Lucas Stagg @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots/Blues
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*8am-1pm> buskers @ Cambridge Farmers’ Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
*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 @ 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> jam with Mike Meacher & Nathan Bulla @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge
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> The Rheostatics @ Del Crary Park, Peterborough, 92 George St. N. ~original Roots-Pop; $0
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
*8-11> Michael Bell @ The Lounge By Lignum, 442 George St. N., Peterborough
*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 Pin, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
10> Koopa Troop @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~video game music
*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 Marty Hepburn @ 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
*6-9> Tone Dogs @ Symposium Café, Georgetown, 235 Guelph St. ~Blues-Rock
7-9> The Kings featuring Mr. Zero for “Concerts In The Park” @ Aurora Town Park, Wells St., Aurora ~Can Rock icons; $0
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
7-10> Benefit for Sick Kids Foundation with Corey Feigen; Harley Kizner; Kule Nuyten; John Shisko; Layton Thomas; Ethan Chu; more @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~$10
?*7> open mic with Matt Whittmann @ Red Door Gallery, 69 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton
*7:30> open mic with Brant Parker @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~eclectic
**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
8> Ambassadors of Rock ‘n’ Roll @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $2
*8> Brad James @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~Country
8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country
*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 @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
*9> open mic with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton
9> Alex Whorms @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
10:30> Adam Cooke & Adam Ostrosser @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*6-10> open mic with host Dan Walek @ Lucy’s Seafood Kitchen, 6905 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ 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> Carlos Mallia hosts “Augustus da Funkus II” with Neptune Manor; Old Flame @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~art Rock; $10
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
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