Grossman’s will be a musical Bus terminal next two nights | 160922Th | Shows for Thurs. Sept. 22, 2016

Guy Breau & Sandi Marie -supplied

Guy Breau & Sandi Marie -supplied


With Country/Roots duo Sandi Marie and Guy Breau making a visit to TO this weekend and the regular monthly 4th Thursday open mic night put on by members of their former Under The Bus band going on at Grossman’s tonight, the couple have also arranged to also do a reunion show for their UTB “First Fridays” gang early tomorrow evening at the club.

It’s a rather sad occasion that brings the pair back to the city from their new home in Nova Scotia, whereto they moved 16 months ago —they’re in town to attend a memorial show for recently deceased Christine Gaidies taking place on Sunday at 120 Diner.  (I can’t give you any more details about that show at the moment since no one has invited me and there’s no Facebook event for it that I’ve been able to find.)

But while the motivation for their journey may be sombre, Sandi and Guy’s time here will be anything but, as the Sunday show is bound to be mostly a celebratory affair and the chance to reunite there and at the shows tonight and tomorrow with former UTB band mates and other musical friends who attended their many sessions over the past few years is bound to make for a whole heap of hootenanny fun.

Many of the folks who attended the original Under The Bus events are still coming out regularly for the monthly Thursday shows originally initiated by that group as well as for the First Friday 6-9 pm shows that have also continued with the successor Hold The Bus band.

With the double-gig set-up this weekend some original UTB members and of the HTB and 4th Thursdays crew won’t be on hand for both nights.  Drummer Malcolm Gould appears to be otherwise engaged and will be replaced at tonight’s 8-1 event by Tim Langton and tomorrow by Greg Lapointe, while regular bassist Kevin Jeffrey won’t be on hand tonight (Ian Nathanson fills in) but is expected to be on the Bus for Friday’s early show.

Tonight’s show does, however, feature regular guitarist Phil Ciglen and singer-guitarist Nicola Vaughan as well as mainstay hostess/emcee Diane Baker Mason, who is also flying in from Nova Scotia after a visit out east.

There’s no cover for either of the two shows in the down-to-earth room at 379 Spadina Ave. and you can expect a slew of musical guests to be taking part both nights.  Wear comfortable shoes —you may well end up dancing.

-Gary 17,

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9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz


6-8> Laura Marks @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~moody Blues; $

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8-1> 4th Thursday jam featuring Kevin Jeffrey & Diane Baker Mason @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

8> Reid Henry @ Dominion Pub, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~cover Pop Rock

*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

8> Cosima Grunsky @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~songwriter

8> Frameworks; Big Evil; Terry Green & Nanette @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO ~indie

9-12> Marcus White; Ryan MacIntyre @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie

9-11> Broadsway @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $20

9> Trixie Whitley; Erika Werry @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~songwriters; $18.50

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9> Uptown Soul Concert @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/R&B; $5

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St., TO

9:30> Pat LaBarbera & Kirk Macdonald Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz: John Coltrane birthday tribute; $

*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> Mercuri Project @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10> tba @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~

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

*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W., TO ~acoustic Pop


7-9> The Coe Hill Girls feat. Janet Whiteway @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original & cover Pop; no cover

7> Metric @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~contemporary; $?

*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

9-12> The Achromatics @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~world fusion; pwyc

9> The Gormley Brothers @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.


southside-1609197> Wednesday 13; One Eyed Doll; Open Your Eyes; The Deady Sexy; Hounskull @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~indie-Rock; $

7:30> Debbie Fleming Quartet @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> The Stew @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~R&B/Rock

8:30> Robert O’Neill & Friends; Wes Mason; The Clarkson Brothers; Dylan Briscall; Michael Gray @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. West ~original Pop

*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop


8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

9:30> Harvest @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock


5-8> Emma Cava Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

6> Hogtown Brass Quintet @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West

7-9> The Pierson Ross Collective Jay Bird release show; guest Annie Sumi @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~$

7> Christopher James Watson record release party for Here It Is @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~ songwriter; $15

8> Brain Fudge featuring Chris Bottomley @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~original fusion Jazz

8:30> Martin (Jethro Tull) Barre Band @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues/Rock/Tull; $60

8:30> Jenny Whiteley album celebration for The Original Jenny Whiteley @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~eclectic Roots originals; $15

9> Club Django Gypsy Jam @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Gypsy Folk Jazz

9-11:45> The Ben D’Cunha Trio @ The Piper’s Pub, 782 St. Clair Ave. W., TO ~Jazz

*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Brian De Lima Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Steed @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Canadiana Roots-Rock

9> Man Made Hill; CHOBO; Paul Tjepkema @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W., TO West

10> The Trust & guests @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West

10> Rafeef Ziadah @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Palestinian spoken word artist; $30

10> Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~original Roots-Rock; $10


*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

7:30> Jane’s Party; Controversial Sharks; Proud Sons @ Maxwell’s, 35 University Ave. E., Waterloo ~indie; $10

8-11> Onion Honey @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Dr. (Victoria Park), Kitchener ~Bluegrass; pwyc

8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener


8:30> Paint album release for disPLAY with guest acts The Meringues; Gleneagle; Arms of the Girl; Dennis Clark @ The Mansion, 506 Princess St., Kingston ~original Brit-flavoured Rock ‘n’ Roll; $7


7> Alyssa Wright @ Barrie Bus Terminal, 24 Maple Ave., Barrie ~Jazz

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues

8> Derek McLean @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

9> Peterborough Poetry Slam @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~poetry

9:30> Michael Bernard Fitzgerald @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

10> Little Me, Little You; Motherhood @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 - EAST

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

8-11> A.J. Estridge with Mellowdee @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~acoustic Soul

*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

9> Blues jam @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax

905 – NORTH

*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan

9> Andrew Grady @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop Rock

905 – SOUTH

8> Jazz vocalist jam with hosts Sue Ramsay Trio @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton

*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk

9> Good Apollo & The Movement; Jay Portal; Matt Coombs; Wooly Mantis; Chromak; Julliana LaChance @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie Rock/Punk; $7

*9> open mic night with Ryan Vivian @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

9> Kim Koren & Frank Koren @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~original Roots Rock; $15

10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 – WEST

*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington

*7-11> James Anthony Band & guest Jody Mac @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

*8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line

9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Honky Tonk Country new & old

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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