The “Mari-froz-a” poet will warm hearts tonight at Fat’s | TorontoMoon.ca 191009We | Shows for Wednesday, October 09, 2021

Mary Milne for Fat Albert's feature promo 191009

Mary Milne for Fat Albert’s feature promo 191009

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Not just a talented and passionate poet, Mary Milne is also a matriarchal icon to members of the TO Roots community, particularly the very gifted group of songwriters and versifiers who regularly attend the Wednesday open mics at Fat Albert’s Coffeehouse.

Mary, about whose generosity and community nurturing at Christmas-time songwriter Steve-Paul Simms wrote a charming ballad, “Mary’s Door,” was actually also one of the very first contributors to my Open Season magazine (the monthly ancestor of my weekly to-nite and this current daily TorontoMoon.ca) when it debuted back in 1992.  Her poem “Mari-froz-a,” about the surprising chilly weather that accompanied the Mariposa Folk Festival held in TO that year, appeared in Issue #04, and can also be read by register subscriber-members  on our website.

Tonight Mary is deservedly in the spotlight doing the feature at Fat Albert’s —which, at 52 years of age, bills itself as “Canada’s longest running open stage”— in the Steelworker’s Hall at 25 Cecil St., off Spadina across from Grossman’s Tavern.

Mary’s feature set takes place at 9, while sign-up to be among performers doing two-song/poem sets starts at 7 sharp.  Cover is pay-what-you-can, which helps pay for hall rental for the non-profit undertaking.

-By Gary17, TorontoMoon.ca
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SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, October 09, 2021

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ON AIR / ONLINE

3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon

*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)

 

416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

3-5> Wayne Neon & Brian Morgan @ Bloor/Borden Farmers Market, 365 Lippincott St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

6> Kal’s Hot Four with Kalyna Rakel @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

6-8> Emma Cava hosts frundraiser for “Young Lady” with Liam Stanley Trio, more  @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

6:30> Tetrahedron @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

6:30> Serge Nikol & Etric Lyons @ Casa Fuego, 230 Adelaide St. W. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock

**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. feature by Mary Milne @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters & poets

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

7> Ravi @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~folk dancing

7-11:30> (7:30 deadline for sign up) open mic night with Tanya Casole-Gouveia @ Station On Bloor, 866 Bloor St. W.

7> Maisie Peters @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7> Arch Enemy @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $

*7> Louis Simao @ Lisbon By Night, 802 Dundas St. W. ~Latin

*7-10> Country open mic & karaoke with Matthew Runaway @ Rockin’ Horse Saloon, 250 Adelaide St. W.

7> ZAZ @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Turandot with Canadian Opera Company  @ Four Seasons Center, 145 Queen St. W.

7:30> Ardelli/Au/DeiCont/[email protected] Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz

7:30> The Black Keys; Modest Mouse @ Scotiabank Arena / Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Courtney Bowles @ Friday Roots and Vibes, 876 Dundas St. W.  ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock

*8-10:30> “The 251 jam” with David Rubel Quartet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

8> Gustavo Gimeno conducts Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical; $

8> open mic jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

8-12> Tap Dance jam @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

8> Jesse Baez; HMLT & Joya; Summer Song @ Radio/Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~contemporary original; $

*8-11> open mic @ Ram In The Rye, 63 Gould St. (Ryerson University)

8-1> Meldrvm (recording release for single) @ The Boat in Kensington, 158 Augusta Ave. ~original Rock/Pop; $

*8-11> open Jazz jam @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8> Lester Slade and Klarka Weinwurm; more @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $

8-1:30> open mic with Morgan Ross @ B-side, 669 College St.

8> Perin Masala @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $

*8-12 Blues jam with Russell Edward Wi[email protected] Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.

8:30> Carinae; Two Suns; Char @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.

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

*9> open mic with Graham McI @ Watson’s, 388 Richmond St. W.

9> Camp Combo @ Victory Café, 440 Bloor St. W.

9> Jordan John Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10

9> Aleph Milonga @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Worldbeat

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

*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

9:30> Chris Bullock’s Boomtown @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Mike T. Kerr @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.

10> Madeline Ertel et al @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

10-2> Zach Oliver; Jay Sussman @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~contemporary Rock

10-2> Action Sound Band with Leo Valvassori & Eric Schenkman @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0

*10:30> Gold Complex @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original Rock/Pop; $ $10

 

416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

*7-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

7-12> open mic with host David Macmichael @ The Cut/Big Bruce, 1963 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

7:30> open jam @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #22 Woodbine Heights Branch, 1240 Woodbine Ave.

7:30> jam night @ Scarboro Music, 1051 Kingston Rd.

8> Noah Gunderson @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~contemporary original; $

*8-11> Paul Reddick Band also featuring Derek Downham @ Sauce on the Danforth,1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues; $0

8> Brid Harper and Tony O’Connell @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~ol’ time/traditional Roots/Irish; $0

*8:30> jam with Copy Machine @ Frog and the Crown, 1871 O’Connor Drive

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

9:30> eclectic open mic with host Matt @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E.

 

416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE

*6-10> The Paul Morgan Project @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. ~Country/Blues/Roots-Rock

6:30-9:30> Barry McClivogue @ Fionn MacCool’s Islington, 2180 Islington Ave. (Quality Hotel) ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

7-11> Ragwax @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line  ~original Rock/Pop; $

7:30> John MacLeod + 3 @ Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. (Home Smith Bar) ~Jazz; $0 (minimum table charge)

*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.

 

416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

6-10> Dan Walek hosts acoustic open stage jam @ Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E.

 

416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke

6:30> Tiki Collective with John Finley @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B

7-11> Hump Night Blues with Julian Fauth solo 7-8; set with Julian Fauth & guests 8-9; set with Julian Fauth & Krewe de Bleu featuring George Baumann & John Huntley plus guest Josh Piché 9-11 @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B; $0

7-9> The Pernice Brothers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.

7> Paul Dempsey @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> No Virtue (recording release for ) @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $

7:30> Critical; Twin Beds; Fonfur; The Lookout @ Tail of The Junction, 3365 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> Grun Wasser; Dregqueen; La Cop @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie

8> Ryland James @ The Great Hall, 1078 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> Marcus Walker @ Today/Tonight, 1704 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues

8:30> Lloyd Spiegel @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Australian Blues/Roots icon; $30

9> Peter Boyd’s Cruel & Unusual also featuring Ed Michael Roth on accordion @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~songwriter; pwyc

9> Field Guide; Dani Nash; more @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $

9> Strike Scream Run; Boo Radley Project @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $

9> Julia Pal and Kevin Barrett @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz; $10

*9-1> open mic with backline @ 420 Lounge, 1530 Queen St. W.

9> Stardust Duo @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock

*9:30> Burke Carroll’s The Hulagoons @ Skyline Restaurant, 1426 Queen St. W. ~faux-Hawaiian with steel guitar; pwyc

10-12> Dennis Kwok Quartet @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0

10> Angie Hilts; Vivienne Wilder @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $

10> open mic @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W.

*10> Bill Simms @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.   ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

 

519 EAST -Guelph/K-W & vicinity

6> Simone Morris Trio @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~Jazz

*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz

7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph

8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge

8-11> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam with guest Danica Guenette @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener

8:30-12> acoustic Bluegrass jam hosted by Chesterfield and The Sofa Kings @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph

8:30-11:30> Dave Huber @ Royal Electric Bar, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0

*10> open stage hosted by Enio and Patrick @ NV Kitchen Bar, 16 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo

 

705

*5-9> Barry McMullen @ Chemong Lodge dining room, 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth ~smooth Rock/Pop

*5-9> open mic with Rodina Patrick @ Vidya’s, 238 Barrie St., Thornton

7-10> open mic with Jamie Drake @ Flying Monkeys, 107 Dunlop St. E., Barrie

*7-11> open jam with The Freakin’ Band featuring Virgil Scott & Dave Breckels @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5

7-9> Nicholas Campbell & Friends @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

*7:30> open jam with host Aaron Casey @ Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop Street East, Barrie

9> Kevin Foster @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough

9> Dayglo Abortions; The Nasties @ Red Dog, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~Punk/Thrash; $

*10> open mic @ British Arms Pub, 29 Dunlop St. E., Barrie

 

905 EAST -Pickering to Cobourg

8> This Is A Crisis; Puttin’ On The Foil @ Rotilicious Basement, 89 Commercial Ave., Ajax ~Punk/Thrash; $

8> Butter Cups @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*8> open mic @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg

*8-10:30> open mic jam with Rob Foreman & Clayton Yates @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope

*9:30-1:30> open mic with Will Surphlis @ Stag’s Head Pub, 22 Bond St. E., Oshawa

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

*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby

 

905 NORTH-EAST  -East of Hwy #400

6-9> jam with Jayme Lynn Reed at Baileys Homestead, 90 Wexford Dr., Keswick

8:30-11:30> open mic @ Britannia Pub, 7359 Yonge St., Thornhill

8:30-11:30> open mic & acoustic jam with Don Fleming & Laurence Walters @ Father’s Moustache Grill, Aurora, 15570 Yonge St.

 

905 NORTH-WEST -West of Hwy #400

7:30-10:30> acoustic jam with host Erik @ Little London Café, 20 Polonia Ave., Brampton

8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown

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

*10:30-2> jam night with hosts Carlos, Ry and Jay Leroux @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton

 

905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity

7> Ten Kills The Pack; Bianca Bernardi @ Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E., Hamilton ~indie; $

7:30-11> open mic jam with Dave Gould and Alison Novak @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

*8> open mic with host Anthony Vaughn of Fiction @ Augusta House, 17 Augusta St., Hamilton

8> Another Crush (recording release for ep) @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $

8> The Sanjays @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40 covers

*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton

 

905 WEST –south Peel, Halton

*5> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington

6> Chris Smith & Marco Luciani @ The Port Credit Social Bar, 138 Lakeshore Rd. E, Port Credit-Mississauga ~songwriters; $0

8> Celtic Fiddle Club @ Oakville Academy of Music, 1026 Speers Rd., Oakville

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

9-1> Lorne Allen & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~eclectic indie; $5

 

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