Awesome talents for soundman Bernie Sandor benefit tonight | 160516Mo | Shows for Monday, May 16, 2022

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I don’t know soundman Bernie Sandor but, judging by the lineup for a show at Orbit Room tonight to help him recover from a heart attack, a lot of very talented musicians appreciate his talents behind the board.

Apparently following the recent heart episode he also had to have a quadruple bypass operation and won’t be able to work for a couple of months while he gets back in the swing, leaving him in dire straits financially.

All-star drummer Paul DeLong organized tonight’s 8 p.m. “Berniepalooza” show and has called upon high-level talents like the members of Steely Dan tribute Pretzel Logic, Tower of Power salute group Oakland Stroke and performers like singers Virgil Scott and Kimberley Wetmore, to name a few of those who’ve confirmed they’ll be on hand.

Cover is $20 and if you can’t make it out to the club on the second floor at 580 College St. at Clinton tonight, you can also donate by going to his pal Topher Stott’s website, where a page to make a $20 online donation has been set up.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, May 16, 2022

Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

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On The Air / Online

*8:30> Songbird Mondays with Nicole “Songbird” Coward online live @ ~Roots/Folk

416 - Toronto Central

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

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

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

8> “Berniepalooza” fundaiser for Bernie Sandor with Pretzel Logic; Virgil Scott; Oakland Stroke; Kimberley Wetmore; more @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues/tributes; $20

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

8:40> Twin Peaks; White Reaper; Jimmy Whispers @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $15.50

**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> Jazz Mechanics Big Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

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

10> The Honey Runners @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10:30> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

416 - Toronto East

7-10> Lil Jimmy’s Chicken Pickers @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East

**7:30> M-Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & Lucio Agostini with features by Rich Cloke; Arms Of The Girl @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriters

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

8:30-10:30> TripLettes @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., 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> Kurt Lund Quartet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7> Lucian Gray @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~original & cover Jazz; pwyc

8> Fake Shark; Atlantic Division; Among Legends @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie; $

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

8:30> Aimée Butcher; The Naïve; Belinda Corpuz @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; $10

8:30> Victor Bateman-Reg Schwager @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz; pwyc

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

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

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

9-1> Linda Carone @ 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


5:30> Signe Miranda’s Veranda @ Edelweiss Tavern, 600 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener ~original Pop


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

9> Repartee; Robot Eyes @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

8> Cody Hough & Friends @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~one-man band & guests

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 Shjaane Glover @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*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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