Jam friends will help keyboardist Rick Anderson celebrate tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 160502Mo | Shows for Monday, May 02, 2022

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Versatile keyboardist Rick Anderson is a regular participant at Rock and Blues jams across the city and —when he’s not busy during the winter with his snow-clearing service— often also gets the call to sit in with a variety of bands for gigs.

Lately he’s become part of the house troupe that hosts the Monday night Rock jam at Rockpile in Etobicoke, where Al Reilly and his Catalyst crew —which also includes guitarist Anthony Cee— welcome a diverse lineup of acts and styles.

Tonight the gang and regulars will help Anderson celebrate his birthday at the 8-12 event in the room at 5555 Dundas St. West —which, of course, probably means they’ll take turns buying him drinks and testing his stamina as they get him to work his ass off all night playing with everyone in sight!

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

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*8:30> Songbird Mondays with Nicole “Songbird” Coward online live @ http://www.streetjelly.com ~Roots/Folk

416 - Toronto Central

4:30-6:30> Songwriting “Song Creation Workshop” with host Signe Miranda & Taylor Abrahamse @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

5> Canadian Music Week showcase with Killer Wails; Daniel Greer; Machines Geantes; The Vasts; Crossing Jane @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO ~indie

6> Jon Brooks @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Roots songwriter

6:30> Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

7> Mermaids Exist; Will Driving West; Alexandria Maillot @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie

*7> Balfolk Toronto @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W., TO ~Folk music & dance

**7:30-1 (sign-up starts at 7)> open stage with host Dylan Hennessy @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

7:30> Advocats Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~R&B/Swing

8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8:40> Cate Le Bon; Mega Bog @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~$15

**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9?> open mic @ Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 76 Gerrard St. E., TO

*9:30> open mic with host Mark Villamor at Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, TO

9:30> Harley Card Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues

**10> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Chris Banks @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> The Honeyrunners @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Pop

10:30> Canadian Music Week launch party with Big Otter Creek @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

416 - Toronto East

7-10> Smokey Folk Bluegrass Mondays @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East ~Bluegrass

**7:30> M-Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & Lucio Agostini with features by When We Was Young; Sam Fredric @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriters

8> Lights; DCF (first of 2 nights) @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$48-66

8:30-10:30> Fred Spek Combo @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*8-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Julian Taylor & Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst also featuring Anthony Cee & Rick Anderson host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke

416 – Toronto Scarborough

*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough

8:30 (signup starts at 8)> open mic with Kevin Ker @ The Loaded Dog, 1921 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough

9> Uke jam/workshop @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

416 – Toronto West

5-8> Mike & Jilly Daley @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots/Jazz

7> Connor Newton Quintet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz

*8> Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St., TO West ~Blues

8:30> Norbert Botos Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz

9> Geoff Willingham @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic Pop

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral & opening set by Marcus Walker Quintet @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

9-1> Steve Evans Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*10> open mic with Richard McCarthy & feature @ The Hole In The Wall , 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West


*7> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

905 East

*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*10> L&M Jam with host Emerson Ireland @ The Thirsty Monk, 21 Celina St., Oshawa

905 North

9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket

905 West

*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Mimico Bill @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*8> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington

*9-1> jam hosted by Redder featuring Michelle Deneault @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

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