Jollimore’s Sin City Boys should get Dora twitching tonight | 151009Fr Shows for Friday, October 09, 2021

151009Fr Friday, October 09, 2021\ TO EAST \

Having had the pleasure previously of seeing Sin City Boys perform on a few occasions over the past seven years (enough to make me a fan for life!) I know that patrons who like dancing to vintage Rock with a twist are in for a good time at Dora Keogh tonight.

Sin City Boys doing a show at Linsmore earlier this year. -GARY 17

Sin City Boys doing a show at Linsmore earlier this year. -GARY 17

The group, fronted by Kevin Jollimore on vocals and rhythm guitar —more than ably paired with veteran Gerard Popma on the six-string— Sin City Boys has a powerfully melodic sound yet still substantially rocking vibe that, as I’ve told you before, simply drives people to the dance floor.

Serving up vintage Pop Rock hits from Buddy Holly forward and throwing in some of their own Tex-Mex infused originals and unique tweaks of other covers, this band is musically interesting and passionate about delivering a high-energy, exciting performance.

Jollimore will have to hustle to get ready for this show, however —from 5-8 Fridays he hosts a weekly acoustic show along with bassist Kim Cadilla at tiny Graffiti’s on Baldwin St. in Kensington Market.

Though there’s only a small dancing area in front of tonight’s stage in the club at 141 Danforth near Broadview, that won’t present a problem for regular followers who come out tonight.

Many of them will be used to seeing the band perform in the sardine-tin environment of Graffiti’s, where they do a monthly Sat. afternoon matinée —despite the fact that there is really no room for dancing in that wee joint, people were moving and cavorting anywhere they happened to be in the packed bar at the group’s show there that I went to see.

This evening’s event gets underway around 9:30 and there’s no cover —but the group has an awesome album of originals that will probably be available for purchase, which I’d heartily recommend.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, October 09, 2021:

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.). 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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416 - Toronto Central

*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; $

*4-7> Wayne Neon & Friends @ Kramers, 1915 Yonge St. ~Pop

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

*5-7> The Friends of Hugh Oliver @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Folk

6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Pop Rock

6:30> Lester McLean Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

7> R.E.D. (Raised Emotionally Dead); Exes For Eyes; Laugh At The Fakes; Urvah Khan @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W., TO  ~Hard Rock/Punk/Metal; $

7:30> Martin van de Ven @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

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

8:30> Raches Piscione; Patrick Smith @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~

9-1> Paris Black @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Rock/Top 40

9> Baytown @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9> Choppa Chop; Paul E. Lopes @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~ $10

9> The Soul Motivators; Dawn Pemberton; Heavyweights Brass Band @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~R&B/Soul; $15

9> Blitzen Trapper; The Domestics @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~$20

150921 Support9:30> Honey & The Hurricanes featuring Amanda Rose @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North

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

9:45> Linda Oh @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~New York Jazz; $

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~60s R&B; $

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

10> Chris Culgin @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

10> Paul Reddick @ The Jester on Yonge, 1427 Yonge St., TO North ~Blues

*10> Homesick featuring tba @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO ~Punk; $5

10:30> Nepal fundraiser with The Rattles @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Beatles tribute

10:30> Brazen Angels @ Fionn MacCool’s Esplanade, 70 The Esplanade

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

416 - Toronto East

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

8> The Neighbourhood; Bad Suns; Hunny @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$37.50-46.75

9> Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock/Pop covers & originals with a Tex-Mex twist

*?> open mic with Matt & Mike @ The Grover Pub, 676 Kingston Rd., TO East

*9:30-11:30> Clockwise @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~power-Pop

9:30> Tim Bovaconti Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock/Top 40

Southside 151008

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

7:30> Paul Novotny & Ted Quinlan @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> Wednesday; Death Division @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke

9> The 45s @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Harvest @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40/Blues

9-11> Ohmg @ Refinery Public House, 3039 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~

9:30> Soul Funkshun featuring Dave Girdlestone on guitar @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40; $

10-2> The Pickups @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic & contemporary Rock

416 – Toronto Scarborough

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

9:30> Groove Train @ Kornerstones, 1601 Birchmount Ave., Scarborough ~Rock/Top 40

10> The Dirty Rottens featuring Anthony Cee @ The Fox @ Scarborough Junction, 546 Danforth Rd., Scarborough ~Rock

416 - Toronto West

5-8> Kurt Lund Jazz Quartet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7:30> Better ½ Band @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St., TO West ~acoustic Pop Rock

8-10> Michael Keith @ Humble Beginnings, 3109 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots/Blues/Jazz

8:30> Sean McCann (of Great Big Sea) album release @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~power Folk; $30/-

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

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

10> Shikha Sehgal @ Not My Dog, 1510 Queen St. W., TO West ~indie Pop


7:30> Linda McRae @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~Roots; $25

8> Roots open stage with Dave Jensen @ Best Western/Brantford Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford

8> Organized Chaos @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener

9> Hour Hour City @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Ediburgh Rd. S., Guelph

9:30> Too Nice @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville


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

9?> $2 Punk Show; Wayne Kennedy; Whipstaff; Chambers; Faux Cults; Legal Till 11 @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~indie

9:30> Trés Hombres @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~ZZ Top tribute

9> Joseph Fortin @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 East

9-1> Last Chance @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

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

9> Gator James Band @ The Rolling Acres, 2941 Taunton Rd. E., Bowmanville

*9:30> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur & Lorraine @ Royal Canadian Legion #322, 112 Hunt St.

9:30> Groove Marmalade @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock/Top 40

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

905 North

8:30-11:30> Sean Cotton @ Spot One, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

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

9> The O’Deadly’s @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket

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

9:30> Blueprint @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~classic Rock

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

10> Midnight Jewel featuring Brian Potts on bass @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

905 – South

9> Mississippi Bends; Sarah Burton; Sarah Beatty @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Blues/Jazz; $

9> Hachey The Mouthpiece @ The Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton;; $

9:30> The BallRoom Babies; The Retroaction; The Great Machine; Day Drunk @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~indie; $

10> Triple Crown @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

905 West

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

*6-9> duo with Sil Simone @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

8> John Marlatt & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~eclectic; $5

9> Vinyl Legends @ Blarney’s Gate, 1151 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~classic Rock

9> Molly’s Chamber @ Fionn MacCool’s Oakville, 350 Dundas St. E., Oakville

9> Dusty Strings @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington

9:30> Phil & John featuring Phil Naro @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Pop Rock

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

9:30> Noise Candy @ Fionn MacCool’s Britannia, 825 Britannia Rd. W., Streetsville Mississauga

9:30> Baz Littlerock Band @ Fionn MacCool’s Clarkson, 970 Southdown Rd., Mississauga

9:30> Dirty Pioneers @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> TenMinute Detour @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington

9:30> Chris Syrie Band @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

10-2> Topper @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock; $

10:15> The Sound Parade @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

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