A taste of Sin City coming to Linsmore Tavern tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 150807Fr Shows for Friday, August 07, 2021


It’s been about seven years now since I first heard the lively vintage Pop Rock/Tex Mex band Sin City Boys at a now defunct club in the east end of Toronto.

That night, attending subsequent shows and listening many times to their wonderful album Los Muchachos De Pecado (the name of the band in Mexican Spanish) turned me into a fan pretty quickly and I’m certainly not alone in that respect.

Every time I’ve seen them perform the rooms have been packed, whether at mid-sized rooms like Linsmore Tavern or Eton House of around 120-150 capacity or in tiny nooks like Graffiti’s in Kensington Market where they normally perform a Saturday matinée once a month.

Not only do they habitually draw a large crowd of faithful fans but these people dance when this group is on stage –and it’s easy to understand why. With a blend of Tex Mex originals and lively vintage Pop covers, this group, fronted by ace guitarist Kevin Jollimore, is the bomb! It’s just impossible to sit still when they are on stage.

Sin City Boys -Gary 17

Sin City Boys -Gary 17

You might think they’d have their work cut out for them in getting a good turnout for their show tonight (9:30, $5 cover) at Linsmore, located at 1298 Danforth a few steps from Greenwood subway, since not far away to the west Danforth Ave. between Donlands Ave. and Broadview will be teeming with live music, food and various forms of frolic as the Taste of The Danforth festival gets underway, featuring acts like the Julian Taylor Band (performing 10-11 on the main stage at Broadview).

But, as I reported last year, when I arranged for them to play the Linsmore for the first time last summer (as a last-minute fill-in on a long weekend, with a lot of other things going on) they totally impressed the club manager with both their performance and the audience turnout –he described it unconditionally as “a home run!”

As for those attending Taste of The Danforth: now you know where to head to for the after-party when proceedings wrap up at 11!

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, August 07, 2021:

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416 - Toronto Central

*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators featuring Terra Hazelton @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> The Friends of Hugh Oliver @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Folk

6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Roots-Pop

6:30> Bugaloo Squad @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7:30> Wilde/Sohen/Woodhead @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> Patrick Brealey @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Country

8:30> Three Folks @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~ original Folk trio featuring Philip Brown; $10

8:30> open mic with Prince Perry & Perry Gladstone @ The Upper Deck, Toronto Island Marina, TO

9> Polks Dogs @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9> The Show with Dave Borins Band; Locomotive 8 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~ $10

9> The Morals; Parasona; Mushy Callahan; Run @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO; $8

9:30> Lady Kane @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10

9:45> Benny Sharoni @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Montreal Jazz; $

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~60s R&B

10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Rock/Funk/R&B

10> Kayla Howran @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Country

10> Hold The Bus featuring Kevin Jeffrey & with special guest Nicola Vaughan @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10> Alex Moskos album release @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Sheezer; Army Girls @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~$13.50-$20

10:30> Radiant Divide album release with openers The Rathburns; Jet Black Rose @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

416 - Toronto East

6-11> Taste Of The Danforth Festival with Joy of Dance Centre; Brazilian Rodeo; Globe Beats; Julian Taylor Band (10 p.m.) on main stage, Danforth Ave. @ Broadview, TO East

5-7> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*9:30> David Macmichael & The $5 Tall Boys @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9:30> The Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~cover and original Pop Rock with a Tex Mex flabour; $5

9:30> Stiletto Flats @ Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock

9:30> Digital Immigrants @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

416 - Toronto West

5-8> Ken Taylor’s Fixin’s Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

8-10> tba @ Humble Beginnings, 3109 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots/Roots-Pop

8> JAZZ.FM91’s World Music Festival (4th of 5 nights): Iceland: Sunna Gunnlaugs @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~$42

9-1> Collette Savard Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> George Westerholm & This; Fred Spek & His Camp Combo @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West

9> Marlon Chaplin @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country-Folk

10> Ken Yoshioka Trio featuring Dave McManus @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

10-2> Ride The Tiger @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Soul; $

416 - Etobicoke

Southside 1508037:30> David Occhipinti Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

9> VIC @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> G-String @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lakeshore Boulevard East, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40/Blues

9> Fleetwood Mix @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Fleetwood Mac tribute; $

10-2> Pop Cherry @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~vintage Pop Rock

416 – Scarborough

9:30> Rick N Bomber @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Tamin’ Thunder @ Kornerstones, 1601 Birchmount Ave., Scarborough ~Rock/Dance/R&B

10> Al Reilly’s Catalyst celebrating Earl Johnson’s birthday @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough ~classic Rock/Top 40


1pm – 11> Kitchener Blues Festival with various acts on 3 stages including Alfie Smith & Nicole Chrstian; David Gogo; Miss Angel & The Homewreckers; Jon Knight & Soulstack; Randy Bachman; Matt Storch; Tinseley Ellis; more on 3 stages @ Victoria Park, Kitchener


5:30> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8:30> Lindsay Barr Band @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9-1> Whatever Sticks featuring Susan Martin @ Molly Bloom’s Collingwood, 29 Simcoe St., Collingwood ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Rick Robichaud @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie

10> Bet Smith; Richard Laviolette; Evangeline Gentle @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 East

9-1> Frank Wilks @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

9> Bob Kirkham & Neon Rain @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

10-2> Gator James Band @ The Ganny, 80 Ontario St., Port Hope ~R&B/Blues-Rock

905 North

6-10> Mark Yan& Barry Mulcahy @ Sul Irmaos, 73 George St. S., Brampton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8:30> Mr. Mad & The Madmen @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point

9:30> The Doubts @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

9:30> Moreplay Junkies @ Stewart Maguire’s Landing, 15 Allan Rd., Bolton

9:30> Hard Drive @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Top 40/Rock

*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill

10> Itchy & Scratchy @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

905 – South

9> Noise Floor; Zero Fire; We Are Ardent; Emma’s Ringer @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $

9> The Kitchen Party featuring James Ferris; Pluto Adrift @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~indie; $

905 West

*5> Adam Ostrosser & Joel Guenther @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop

*6-9> Krista Blondin @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Jazz/Blues

8> Neil Cotton’s Hawk’s Nest @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Country originals & covers; $5

9:30> Kimberley Wetmore Band featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun on guitar @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> Kenny V @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Juke Box Hero @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington ~Foreigner tribute

10-2> The Dreamboats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~

10:15> Matt Zady & Shawna Lynn Dawson @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga ~Country

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