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The Groovestone band turned out to be more stone than groove in their Tuesdays stint at Southside Johnny’s in Etobicoke and now the band, having previously also burned out Timothy’s Pub in Etobicoke, has scampered back to Port Credit to play weekly at Roc’n Doc’s, where they should be right back at home. The club, like the band, takes a somewhat lackadaisical approach to promoting shows, so this is a good fit for both parties there.
Meanwhile Southside owner John Theodore, having had a taste of the potential for Tuesday live music on the few evenings that the Groovestoners brought out a decent crowd, is turning that night over to a band that made its debut in the room just last year but has attracted some good response from the Rock oriented crowd in the room at 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. a bit east of Brown’s Line.
Pink Leather Jackets is a high-energy young four-piece that plays a diverse mix of classic Rock oldies and, most importantly, also incorporates a lot of more modern material into their sets. They have a sound that’s been described as sounding “like rock’n’roll infused with a bit of soul and punk” and also have several originals “with catchy choruses and heavy tones.”
The group prides itself on getting people to put down their phones and start dancing, which to my mind is a much healthier alternative. Just as pertinent, they love to play, so won’t be shutting down at midnight like their aging predecessors on the gig were wont to do.
The show now starts at a time more in keeping with the other nights of the week here, at 9:30, and will run til 1 —or maybe later if the crowd wants encores, as John tells me this band has no problem playing as long as listeners are into it.There’s no cover for any shows at Southside, ever, and the room offers some great Tuesday specials during the show, including $5 shots of Jack Daniels and Tequila, as well as the “Burger ‘n’ Bud” pint all-day Tuesday special that’s recently been reduced in price to just $10.99. And, the club now also has tall boys of Miller Lite for just $5 every day!
A livelier, more amenable band, better prices for food and drinks and the new comfy furniture and relaxed but safe and fun vibe of the room add up to make Tuesdays here a pretty good candidate to become an honourary weekend night!
-By Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, January 16, 2022
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3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
4-6pm> Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ 101.5 FM or 1015thehawk.ca
**7-8> “Songtalk Radio” songwriters interviews/chat with weekly guest @ CJRU 1280AM Toronto and online
7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on www.Rock-FM.ca
7-10> Bluesday On Tuesday @ CKUW 95.9 FM www.ckuw.ca/listen
10-11> “Howl” with hosts Nancy Bullis & Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM & online ~profiles of and interviews with poets and songwriters
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
5-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano Jazz; $
6> Ben Kunder @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-7> Wintersleep @ Sugar Beach/The Edge 102.1FM, 25 Dockside Drive ~contemporary original; $0
6:30-8:30> JV’s Bugaloo Squad @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $pwyc
6:30> Duane Forrest Group (recording release) @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~original neo-Soul
*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz piano
7> Alex Stringer Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0
7:30> Bob Cohen’s Three Ring Circus @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~songwriters; $?
*7:45-12> open mic @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
*8> open mic night with Michael & Mark Villamor @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
8> Art Bar poetry & open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~spoken word
8> Hey Stella! @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
8:30> The Fluxes @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0
*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
9-11> The Soul Maitre Ds & guests David Lazar @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~songwriters; $0
*9> game.set.trap @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Trap Jazz
9> open mic with Sean Stoneham @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W.
9:30> Jazz jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $
10> The Ken McDonald Group @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Jazz
10> The Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B
416 - TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
*6-9> Julian Fauth & Friends @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues piano/acoustic Blues guests
7-10> Richard Malouin & Mark Thackway @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; 0$
7-10> Greg Pilo and guests Shawn Nyquist; Ted Quinlan; Jeff McLeod @ Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. ~mainstream Jazz; $0
8> FingerStyleGuitar.ca open stage @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Roots
**8-11> open stage hosted by Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> Phil Snowdon @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave.
*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Folk Roots
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*6-10> The Irish Guys @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7-11> Go Rabbit Band @ Dakota’s Sports Bar, 2814 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8> Dedbeats @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock
*9:30-1:30> Pink Leather Jackets @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~classic & contemporary Rock; $0
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Jesse Barksdale on guitar @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Blues; 0$
*8-11> Laura Hubert with guest guitarist @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Pop/Jazz/Rock covers
8-12> Mike Legere; Hungry Lake; Cold Tea @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $pwyc/$10
8> Martha Wainwright; Beyries @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8:30> Drummers In Exile @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
8:30-10:30> Joanne Morra @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0
9> Prwl; Fainting; V & Co @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; pwyc
9> Chelsea and the Cityscape @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. (recording release for ~Jazz; $15
9> Berman Billings @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~tribute to Tom Waits; $10
*9:30> open mic with Dado @ Café Embargo, 1521 Queen St. W.
519 EAST -Guelph & K-W and vicinity
*6> open mic with Paul & Jamie @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
*6> open mic @ The Ridge Social Eatery, 3215 Roseville Rd., Ayr
8> jam with John McKinley Band @ Lana’s Lounge, 220 King St. N., Waterloo
8> acoustic song circle jam with host Terry Golletz @ Café Crêperie, 40 Mill St. W., Elora
8:30> open mic jam with Kent McMillan & Enio @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*9> DC Fraser @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
5:30-9:30> Barney Bentall @ CROW Bar and Variety, 18 Huron St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7> Randy Hill Band with guest Ty Wilson @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*9-12> open mic with host Art Lajambe @ Southside Pizzeria, 25 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
*9> open jam with Will Surphlis @ Ballers, 1414 King St. E., Clarington
905 EAST -Pickering to Cobourg
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
7-9> The Breezeway Band with guest Gaile Edgerton @ Port Hope Lions Club,, 29 Thomas St., Port Hope ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7:30> Don Owen & Bruce Longman @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~tribute to The Beatles
*8:30-12:30> open mic with Jason Cini @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby
9> Colin Amey @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock
*9-1> open mic with Justin Cooper @ Fox & The Goose, 799 Park St. S., Oshawa
*9-1> open acoustic jam @ The General, 21 Celina St., Oshawa
*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa
*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill
*8:30-12:30> open mic with host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
7> songwriters open stage with Deeps/Dave Pomfret @ Lukaya Café, 592 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
7-11> Dave Rave (recording release for Adventureland album) with special guest Hailee Rose @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $20
7:30-9:30> “Bach Coffee House” with solo violin by Lance Ouellette of Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra @ Redchurch Café & Gallery (Victoria Hall), 68 King St. E., Hamilton ~Classical; $
*8:30-12> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*8> Chris Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic
*9:30> Ten Gallon Cat @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country?
10> jam night @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton
905 WEST -south Peel, Halton
8-12> Groovestone @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*6:30-10:30> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
*7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 102-2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington ~smooth Rock/Pop
*7> open mic with Chris Partland @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington ~songwriters
8-12> Groovestone @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2
*9:30> open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga
Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchasers eg. students, members, seniors, etc.). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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