Time-travelling Boomers can relive Beatles at The Gardens tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 160817We | Shows for Wed. August 17, 2021

David Love on McCartney-style Hofner bass ~Gary 17

David Love on McCartney-style Hofner bass ~Gary 17


While many music fans are already wallowing in premature future nostalgia for the Tragically Hip band as the group completes its final farewell concerts this week, thousands of Boomers and no doubt many who wish they’d been alive in the 1960s will throng tonight to the site of the old Maple Leaf Gardens to relive the last performance there by a truly nostalgic act, The Beatles, fifty years ago tonight.

Featuring multi-instrumentalist and vocalist David Love, whose faultless command of the nuances of the Fab Four’s timeless hits is unparalleled and can be seen in the less fulsome yet still authentic-feeling takes on the tunes by his David Love Band trio, and with other stellar participants like Phil Naro, the Classic Albums Live troupe that will be putting on the show has gained raves from critics and fans alike over the years with its note-for-note renditions of albums by a wide range of stars from yesteryear.

David Love in psychedelic mode ~Gary 17

David Love in psychedelic mode ~Gary 17

Tonight’s spectacle will include a restaging of both the full concert given by The Beatles at that historic event on August 17, 2021 —when the Toronto Maple Leafs were not only still actually playing at the Gardens during the winter but still annual contenders to win the NHL’s Stanley Cup— followed by a selection of other favourite Beatles hits from the magical 60s.

These days the old Gardens building at 50 Carlton St. is known as Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre and includes a number of other facilities in addition to a full NHL-size hockey rink on its third floor.  Cover for tonight’s 8 p.m. show is $50 —at press time tickets were still available online and I’d assume there’ll be more than one scalper outside if throngs of teenage girls make it impossible to get one at the door.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

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*5:30> Kama House Band @ Kama, 214 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

6-8> Whitney Ross-Barris & Robert Scott @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

6> Gina Sicilia @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO

6> Joshua Qaumariaq @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6:30> Johnny Griffith Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

7 (show starts at 7:30)> The Bridge on “Nature” open stage on “Nature” theme and between-set showcase music, poetry, etc.; hosted by Lynn Harrison @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E., TO

*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North

7:30> No Angels Dancing with Allison Cameron and Stephen Parkinson @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO

*7:30> Jeff Willingham @ Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 76 Gerrard St. E., TO ~acoustic Pop

8> The Beatles 1966 at Maple Leaf Gardens recreated by Classic Albums Live @ Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens), 50 Carlton St. TO ~authentic re-creation with David Love & other stars; $50

**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~$10-20/pwyc

8-1> open jam with Wednesday’s Child feat. Johnny Bootz Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*8> open mic with host Jay Pollock & feature @ Touché Martini Bar, 669 College St., TO

8-11> Marlon Chaplin @ Wolf Like Me, 834 Bloor St. W., TO

8-10:30> Dan Dwoskin of The Honeyrunners @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~piano Pop; $12

8> Static Prevails; No King for Countrymen; Selfloss @ The Central (2nd floor), 603 Markham St., TO ~indie; $

8:30> Sue & Dwight’s “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” Folk revival @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., TO ~singalong; $10

9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $

*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave., TO

*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO

9> Julian Bachlow; Bob London & The Ragged; Myc Sharratt @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~local indie; $5

9> Open Mic Festival finale @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St., TO ~indie showcase

9> Open Mic Festival finale @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

9:30> Michel Morisette Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

10> Dan Mock Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Bruce Domoney @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO

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

*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10


7> Neko Case/K.D. Lang/Laura Veirs with Ciaran Lavery @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$54-64

*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

7:30-9> Soul Mates Band featuring Sue Martin for Beach Village BIA movie night in the park @ Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E., TO East

8:30-10:30> Mediterranean Stars featuring Ed Roth on accordion @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Balkan/Mediterranean Gypsy Folk

*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East


8-1> Gib & Tam @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop

9> Space Jazz jam with guitarist Meagan Luchko & Kevin Bolger & band with weekly guest tba @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~Jazz ; $10/pwyc


5-8> Rick Maltese’s Three In One @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7-11> BackTrack Band featuring Marty Zatzman @ Cadillac Lounge (patio) ~big band Motown; no cover

8> Alysha Brilla album release @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W., TO West

8:30> Cousins; Lido Pimienta; Dorothea Paas @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~songwriters; $10

9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~original Juno-winning Blues

9> Peter Boyd & The Mutant Mariachis @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~original Blues

9> Angie Gunn @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country

10> Dead Flowers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~ $10

*10> Kristine Schmitt & The Lonesome Ace Stringband @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Pop


*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5

7:30> Christine Artill Band @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8> Graham Playford @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9> WHOOP-Szo; Bruce Peninsula; Sheia Beach; Meowlinda; @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough

10> Twist; B-17 @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

5> Bruce G @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

8-12> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax

*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg

9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

9> The NailHeads; Junkie Rocket; The NSP @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~Hard Rock/Metal/Punk; $

*10> open mic @ The Thirsty Monk, 21 Celina St., Oshawa

*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock


*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

*7-close> open mic with Kevin Ker @ The Mill, 139 Mill St., Unionville

*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton

*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan

*9:30> open mic with The Villagers @ Main’s Mansion, 144 Main St., Markham

*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton


*7> singalong with Judy Marsales @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~eclectic

**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

8> Carole Pope @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~Can Rock icon; $20

8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country

*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country

9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40

905 WEST

8-1> Ladies of The Moonshine with host Danielle Donville & tba @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~songwriters; $5

*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

9-1> Maxine Young @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $

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