Reilly will have his heart on his sleeve again tonight - 150410Fr Shows for Friday, April 10, 2022

150410Fr Friday, April 10\ SCARBOROUGH \

We’ve written before about how Al Reilly and his classic Rock band Catalyst have a knack for turning ordinary gigs into special occasions. But the group also has a reputation for celebrating special occasions by organizing gigs at bars where they’ve got a long history of success and once again tonight that’s the case.

Al & Brenda at a previous anniversary show -Gary 17

Al & Brenda at a previous anniversary show -Gary 17

Reilly and his wife Brenda Elaine, who got married 26 years ago this past week —the day before her birthday—once again celebrate the two special days together with a gig at McGradie’s Pub on Victoria Park at Ellesmere tonight.

In writing about last year’s double-whammy gala in the same room (where they always attract a full house of fervent fans) I mentioned how the couple are also regularly out on the scene attending other folks’ shows to support them, suggesting that “if the heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll is in Scarb’ra, then the aorta of that heart is this pair.”

Reilly continues to demonstrate his commitment to helping boost others’ shows and over the past ten weeks, despite seriously injuring a foot in a slip on the ice in January, they have continued to do so. Sporting a cast and crutches for much of that time and lately a leg brace and cane to help him hobble around, that didn’t stop him not only from gigging with his band but also in being in the audience for other shows and usually also being invited up on stage to enhance the vibe with his powerful and surprisingly versatile vocals.

No doubt any of his musical friends who aren’t gigging themselves will want to return the favour by coming out to pack the pub tonight and in addition to getting Brenda up to sing a tune or tune you can also expect a parade of talented guests taking to the stage to do cameos as well. 9:30 start, no cover.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, April 10, 2022:

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1-3> Chris Donnelly with Myriad 3 @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators featuring Terra Hazelton @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> open mic with The Foolish Things @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~original Pop

5-7> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

5-8> Linda Carrone Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

5> Adam Ostrosser & Joel Guenther @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

5:30> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

6> Lucas Stagg @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Rockabilly

6:30> Boom For Rent @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7-9> Norman Blake; Joe Pernice; guests @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West; $14

7:30> Sweet Pea @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> Patrick Brealey @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8> Sean Tyrell @ Whelan’s Gate, 1663 Bloor St. W., TO West ~Roots-Pop; $25

8> Jack de Keyzer Band @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Blues; $10

8:30> “Tangled Up In Blue” Dylan tribute with Ariana Gillis, Corin Raymond, Suzie Vinnick, Paul James, Mose Scarlett, more @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~tribute; $27.40/-

8:30> Gunslingers @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9> Shikah Sehgal & guests with Niall; The Exploding Band; Jenna Strautman @ Not My Dog, 1510 Queen St. W., TO West ~indie Pop

9-1> Denielle Bassels Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Wonderland @ Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave., TO East

9-1> Young Running @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~indie Roots Pop

9> Go Freddy GO @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~vintage Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Cottage Brew @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lakeshore Boulevard East, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40

9-1> Home Town Sensation @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa

9> James Barker Band @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9> Rock Steady @ King Richard’s Pub, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

*9:30> David Macmichael & Dean McKinnon @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9:30> Tommy Rocker Band @ Fox at Scarborough Junction 646 Danforth Rd., Scarborough ~classic Rock

9:30> Al Reilly’s Catalyst celebrating Al & Brenda’s anniversary @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough ~classic Rock/Top 40

9:30> Johnny Max & The Heart Attacks @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~R&B; $

9:30> Trés Hombres @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North ~ZZ Top tribute; $

9:30> North Of 7 @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10

9:30> Keep The Faith @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East ~Bon Jovi tribute

9:30> London’s Burning; The Jammed; Blondee @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Punk/New Wave tributes; $10

9:30> iHeart @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Nine Times @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

9:30> Madhaus @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Top 40/Rock

*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill

9:30> Happy Pants @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

9:30> Firecracker Lane @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Fools Paradise @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> Wild T & The Spirit @ Sticky Fingers, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~Blues

9:45> Dave Turner Quartet featuring Robi Botos @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Montreal Jazz

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

Hubert 15033110> Laura Hubert Band featuring Peter Hill @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Pop Jazz with punch

10-2> Cameltoe @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic & contemporary Rock

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10-2> Amanda Rose Band featuring Josh Gordon & Anthony Cee @ Sweetz Café, 5298 Highway 7, Woodbridge ~Pop Rock

*10> karaoke with Randy Petrie @ Kramers, 1915 Yonge St., TO North

10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Rock/Funk/R&B

10> Melvin Colacino Blues Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Blues

10> Alun Piggins & The Tough Guys @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West ~indie Pop

10-2> The Key Frames @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

10> St. Dirt Elementary School @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10-2> Krista Blondin @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~

10-2> Tamin’ Thunder @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 36 Kingston Rd., E., Ajax ~Rock/R&B

10-2> Deuce @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa

10> The Double Cuts @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~Western Swing

10:30> Stone The Radio @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

10:30> Ramblin’ Band @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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