Cosy Tranzac an apt place to hear soulful Howard Gladstone | 181028Su | Shows for Sunday, October 28, 2021

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Roots songwriter Howard Gladstone has played in a lot of different venues since I first started writing about him nearly 20 years ago but, from what I’ve seen, has been somewhat picky about them —understandably given the nature of his songs.

As we told you just over a year ago, on the occasion of the first release of his latest album, Hourglass, his songs tend to have an intellectual bent lyrically, often dealing with social justice issues.  And even when delving into more personal topics, this thoughtful, reflective composer needs listeners to actually hear his voice —wallpaper Roots-Pop his tunes ain’t.

Gladstone is also a bit of a sonic connoisseur —that’s reflected, in fact, in his recent co-founding of a new record label, Sonic Peach Music.

Most of his performances take place at relaxed, performance-oriented venues such as Hugh’s Room, where he launched his album, Fat Albert’s coffeehouse, where he did a feature in June, or for the Artists Garden Co-operative series where he appeared in August.

Occasionally you will find him in a bar setting, but even then, such as when he does annual sets for the Winterfolk Festival, it tends to be in the most sedate, lounge-style room available such as Dora Keogh —where happily there is not even one television set in the room.

This afternoon’s edition of a new monthly series he’s staging with his trio —which also includes songwriters Laura Fernandez and multi-talented composer/arranger and instrumentalist Tony Quarrington, is thus suitably set in the very music-friendly Southern Comfort Lounge of the Tranzac Lounge in TO’s Annex area.

The 5-7 affair will also, Howard tells us, feature the trio doing songs written by the other two members of the group, both of whom are acclaimed songwriters in their own right.

(I wonder if they’ll tackle any of the numbers from Quarrington’s latest For King and Country album of WWI-themed songs that we told you about earlier this year, and for which he’s planning a special Remembrance Day event in honour of the end of ‘The War To End All Wars’.)

There’s no cover for the show in the casual but sonically nicely designed room in the complex at 292 Brunswick Ave. and if you go earlier to make sure you have a seat you can also take in some of the 3-5 show by award-winning Roots songwriter Michael Laderoute, who as always will be accompanied by very talented Rob Fenton on dobro or guitar.

-Gary 17,
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*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)

*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ ~Blues

9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ ~ artist interviews and tracks

4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on  ~music & songwriter interviews

5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM

9pm-midnight> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @

9-10> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @


416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

Noon> Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays with live entertainment @ various locations in Kensington Market

Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

1> Annex Academy & Studio 307 student showcase @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

3-5> Michael Laderoute with Rob Fenton @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~original Roots

3> Sabrina Soares; Ethan Young; Johnny Shay @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $10

3> Shitkicker for Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

3> Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Andrey Boreyko, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical: Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty”; $

3:30> So Long Seven; Near East Trio; Zephyr @ Revival, 783 College St.~Worldbeat

3:30-6:30> Freeway Dixieland Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz

4:30-7:30> Beverlley Street Trio @ The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. ~Jazz

5-7> Howard Gladstone Trio also featuring Tony Quarrington @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~original Roots; $0

5> The Parahumans perform Chopin “Nocturnes” @ Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 487 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $

5:30> Piper Hayes & Carson @ Morning Glory Café, 457 King St. E. ~songwriter; $

6-8> Parkdale Rebels @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Roots-Rock

6-7:30> Gary Krawford @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.

7> The Elwins; USS @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $

7> May Cheung; Drew Yowell; Peirson Ross; Jess Leung @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~original Country/alt-Country; $

7> Lily Allen @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

7-9:30> Tim Hamel @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

7-9:30> Daniel Williston’s Big Fat Cabaret @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

7-10> The Rhythmaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.

*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

7> Kikagaku Moyo @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7> Russell Pryde @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Gathering Sparks @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots singalong

7:30> Shane Cook, Joey Wright, Joe Phelps with The Lonesome Ace String Band @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly

7:30> Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds; Cigarettes After Sex @ Scotiabank Arena / Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. ~contemporary original; $

*7:45> open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8> open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St.

8> A Place To Bury Strangers; Kraus & Gloin @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

8> The Holydrug Couple @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~indie; $

8> Champion Ski; New Sky; Naomi Floods; Amateur @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~eclectic indie; $

8> Russian Oboe @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~Classical; $

8> Polyphia; Hail The Sun; Covet @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $

8-1> Brownman’s Halloween Thriller @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~tribute to Thriller album performing it live with Miles Davis style arrangement; $

8:30-10> The Hogtown Playboys @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

9-2> open mic with guest host Summer @ Edenhall, 193 Baldwin St.

9> Viper’s Cloud @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

9> The Real Sickies @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Punk/Thrash; $

9:30> Barry Romberg Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> Synaptic Circus @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz

10> Big Rude Jake Quartet @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Blues

10-2> Pat Wright @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~contemporary Rock

**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests Frank Cosentino on guitar, Gene Falbo on bass @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

11am-2pm> Stewed Roots for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Rootsy Jazz; 0$

*11am-1> Shane Pendergast @ Honest Weight, 2766 Dundas St. E. ~acoustic East Coast Roots-Rock covers & originals

1< Kristy Hagerman; Parmida opens @ Startbucks, 908 Queen St. E. ~songwriters

2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out East Jazz jam @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave.

4> Communism @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Roots-Rock

*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive

5-8:30> The Way Back @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~vintage Pop/R&B; $10

6> Dying Fetus; Incantation; Gatecreeper; Genocide Pact @ The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

7-9> Cheryl Lyn & Francesco @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~ ; 0$

7-11> James Green @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$

7> Dermot Kennedy @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.


2-4> Ken Yoshioka @ Village Vinyl Music Emporium, 2925 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~songwrites; $0

4-7:30> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Raoul Bhaneja, Darren Gallon @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Blues/R&B

5-9> Kickback @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.


2> Ed Vokura Trio feat. Abbey Sholzberg on bass & guest singer Michel Neray @ Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.

*9-1> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek & Paul Evans @ Al Mac’s, 2459 Kingston Rd.

416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke

**11-2> live Jazz brunch with Double A Jazz @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.

1-3> Geoff Marshall & The Mail Order Cowboys @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W. ~Country

3> Beth Anne Cole @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave.  ~poetry & art songs; $

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country

4> Paul Trotter life remembrance/celebration @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.

5-8> Ivan Rosenberg @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots

6> Monk’s Music @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~vibraphone Jazz; pwyc

6> “Red Light Labour” book launch @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.

7-9> Sam Tudor @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters

7> Blandine; Fatoumata Kouyate; Mabinity Sylla @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Worldbeat

8-11> Devin Patten Trio @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz

8> Toronto Improvisors Orchestra celebrating “Nosferatu” @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~film screening with live score; $

8:30> Sam Little Sextet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

8:30> The O’Pears; Georgian Bay (recording release for Courage Vol. 2) @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots; $30

9> World Provider; Marker Starling; The Canadian Romantic @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10

9> King Cardiac @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Soul/Blues

*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0

519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity

2> Kyle Pacey @ Lou Dawgs Waterloo, 80 King St. S., Waterloo

*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

5-9> Vickie van Dyke (recording release for Under The Influence) @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~original Jazz; $

9> Bottle Kids @ Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph

9:30> Dusty Strings @ Shakespeare Arms, 35 Harvard Rd., Guelph ~Roots-Rock

9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo


2-4> acoustic jam @ Beard Free Brewing, 649 The Parkway, Peterborough

*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford

3> Catfish Willie & The Buckle Busters @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Roots-Rock

4> open jam with Mike Pulkinghorn @ Malone’s Pint House, 118 Bradford St., Barrie

8> H| Maybelleen; Niall; Luci @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~eclectic indie

*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough

905 EAST –Pickering to Cobourg

4> Bruce Gorrie @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4:30> jam with Matt D @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4:30-8> Madman’s Window @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic

*6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*6-9> open jam with Dino and the Dogs @ Colonel Mustard’s Port Perry, 15 Water St., Port Perry

*6> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues

*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

905 NORTH-EAST -east of Highway #400

2-5> Bluegrass jam with Blaine Burnie @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Blvd., Stouffville

*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick

4> Tal Davidson, Daniel Korn, Jordan Mills, Sean Traczyk Quartet @ Rouge River Brewing Company, 50 Bullock Dr., Markham

*6-10> open mic with host Brian Wride @ Col. McGrady’s, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

*7-10> Lynn McDonald @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop/Jazz

*9> H, C| King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) with host Shane Joseph @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*9-1> Ward 5 Jam hosted by Matt Groopie & The Ward 5 Bandits @ Archibald’s, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

 905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway #400

5:30-8:30> Carmen Spada & Friends @ J. Red & Co., 341 Main St., Brampton ~Jazz

*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton

*7-11> open mic @ Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, 85 Rosedale Ave. W., Brampton

7:30> Walter Lemiski for “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton

 905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity

2-6> Sunday Blues with Brant Parker Band & guests @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young Street, Hamilton ~Blues; $7

2-5> Kyle Pacey @ Lou Dawgs Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton ~Blues

*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

3> Lightmares; The Upper Deckers; more @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Thrash; $6

*4> open mic with Neon Moon @ Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St., Hamilton

4> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton

4:30-7:30> Stevie Sinnicks @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

5-7> Sam Loaker @ Collective Arts Brewing, 207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8> Sandro Perri; Twin Within @ Mills Hardware, 96 King St. E., Hamilton ~indie; $

8> Steel City Jazzfest presents Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Jazz; $15

9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton

905 WEST -southern Peel, Halton

*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz

2-6> Tracey Gallant @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

3:30> James Anthony with Aaron Soloman @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues

*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues

*5> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

5> Fundraiser for Hats on for Awareness charity with Ivan Komarenko, Ilona Anna Urbaniak, Anna Cyzon, Miraya Verma, Varo & Chiesa and others @ Living Arts Center, 4141 Living Arts. Dr., Mississauga ~variety; $

**8-12> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

8> Derek Pilgrim & Linda Wells @ Caven’s Alley, 585 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga ~Country duo

*10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington


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