Danforth-Woodbine is a good bet for talent tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 151001Th Shows for Thursday, October 01, 2021

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The Danforth-Woodbine area would be a good destination tonight for fans of Roots-Pop and Country-Pop, as two shows within two blocks of one another feature very talented artists doing original material.

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Rory Cummings [left] with trio at Relish -Gary 17

The early no-cover show runs 7-9 at Relish at 2152 Danforth, a block east of Woodbine on the corner of Cedarvale Ave. and features a melodic Country songwriter I’ve been a fan of for several years now.

Rory Cummings returns with his trio, nowadays called Rory Cummings Band (or RBC for short) that he fronts backed by two members of his larger Country covers and originals combo, The One Shot Band, (Jim Bird on bass and Wayne Allison on drums).  As I’ve written before, Cummings’ songs are about as catchy as you can get, many with a feel similar to Blue Rodeo and several of which are guaranteed earworms. In The Round 151001

A block-and-a-half west at Hirut Café, Boris Buhot returns with another 8-11 installment of his In The Round songwriters series, this month featuring himself, Frank Wilks, Tony Newman and Colin Campbell.

The four are all talented songwriters who will be arrayed in a row on a tidy and efficient stage. In addition to swapping songs they will no doubt also engage in a little impromptu jamming accompaniment of one another.

The restaurant, at 2050 Danforth, offers superior home-made Ethiopian cuisine that’s surprisingly affordable, some Canadian dishes and very reasonable drink prices –cover is pay what you can.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, October 01, 2021

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

Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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416 - Toronto Central

6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~original Country/Roots-Pop

6-8> Annie Bonsignore @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~original & cover Jazz

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

7> Alex Pangman Band featuring Peter Hill @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/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> Not The Wind Not The Flag album release @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

9-12> Jerome Godboo @ Monarchs Pub (Eaton Chelsea Hotel), 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Blues

*8-1> open mic with Alicia Porter @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St., TO

8-12> R&B/Blues @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO

8> Reenie @ Musideum, 401 Richmond St. W., #133, TO ~acoustic Folk duo; $10

8:30> Battles @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~indie; $21.50

8:30> Sue & Dwight with Michelle Rumball @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~Folk revival; $10

8:30> The Wood Brothers; Gill Landry @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~original Country; $25.50

9> Surf Dads; Goodbye Honolulu; Native Other @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO ~indie; $5

9> Scott Cook @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

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

9> Clela Errington with Jill Daley & Jocelyn Barth @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~original & cover Roots; pwyc

9:45> Gabriel Palatchi Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

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

10> Janes Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Robertson & Kavanaugh Quartet @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Blues

10> Rob Wannell @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> T.C. Folkpunk @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, TO ~indie Roots-Pop

10> Dixie Chicken @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Little Feat tribute; $ 150921 Support

416 - Toronto East

7-9> Rory Cummings Band @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Country Pop originals & covers

8-11> In The Round Songwriters with Boris Buhot; Frank Wilks; Tony Newman; Colin Campbell @ Hirut Café. 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriters; $pwyc

8> In Between Sounds @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~psych soundscapes

8?> One OK Rock @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock; $44.50-$62.50

8> Dan Walsh @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots songwriter/looping artist; free

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

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

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416 – Toronto Etobicoke

7:30> Melissa Lauren Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> Elmer Ferrer @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock; $

9> One-Eyed Doll; Stitched Up Heart @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~$

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

416 – Toronto Scarborough

7-11> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

*9> Tommy Rocker’s Classic Rock Band host jam @ Centro Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

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

416 - Toronto West

5-8> Joanne Morra & The France St. Ensemble @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*8-11> Tinderbox Thursdays open stage with Michael Keith @ La Revolucion, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

8:30> Cheryl Lescom & The Tucson Choir Boys with guests Loco Zydeco @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues/Roots; $

*9-12> open mic night @ 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> Kristin Lindell Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> open mic with Tyler MacGregor @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West

9> Le Barons; Hatchetmen @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Rock; $

9> David Celia @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Pop Rock songwriter

10> Ada Dahli and the Pallbearers album release with guests New Grease Revival @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West


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

7:30> Tony Paglia @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop

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


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

905 - East

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

8-12> Mike Clarke @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~Pop

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

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

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

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

905 - North

*8> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St., Markham

8> Brian Larter @ King Richard’s Pub, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora

*9> open stage jam night @ Memphis North, 18947 Woodbine Ave., East Gwillimbury

9> Jesse Parent @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket

905 - South

8> Shore Thing @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

9> Outlaw Country; Big Tobacco & The Pickers @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~Country; $

*9> Devin & The Dar Light + guests @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~lo-fi Folk

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

905 – West

*7-11> Michael Keys “7-Piece” Trio @ Black Bull Burlington, 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Boogie-Woogie Blues/Pop Rock

8-12> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

*8-12> open mic & jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

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

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

8:30> Red Moon Road @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Folk trio; $10

8:30> Cal Goodbomb @ Fionn MacCool’s Britannia, 825 Britannia Rd. W., Streetsville Mississauga

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zady @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

9> Baz Littlerock Band @ Fionn MacCool’s Clarkson, 970 Southdown Rd., Mississauga

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

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

On The Air / On Line

7-9> Steve Raiken on “Paddling The Mainstream” with host Kris Kadwell @ CANOE FM, www.canoefm.com ~Folk/Roots radio

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