More styled than wild, Dr. B’s ladies in spotlight tonight | 160512Th | Shows for Thursday, May 12, 2022

Marci Jameson at brother Brian Gladstone’s birthday show in 2014 -Gary 17


Although he’s calling it “Ladies Gone Wild,” tonight’s edition of Brian Gladstone’s “Best of Dr. B’s” installment at Free Times Café features five femmes who are more like to be showing class than … you know.

There are several female songwriters and singers who take part in Gladstone’s weekly open stage at the club so choosing only five can’t have been easy, but the selection comprises an interesting mix of talents, all of them women of mature age.

He didn’t have to look far to find two of them: both Bonnie Gladstone and Marci Jameson are sisters who are part of his very talented family that also includes acclaimed songwriter Howard Gladstone among others. Although I’ve known the two sisters for many years, I’ve never been aware of them as songwriters; but whether or not they do have originals, I do know they both have superb vocal abilities.

I’ve written previously about songwriter Linda Saslove, who happily seems to be getting back in the swing of things after a bit of a rough winter battling a bug. Hopefully tonight is another step along the way of getting some wider recognition than the cult following she already enjoys.

In addition to those three, highly regarded Folk songwriter Joanne Crabtree will also be on the bill, along with Shirley Bell, with whom I’m not familiar.

Gladstone will also do a few of his own eclectic Roots-based tunes, which are substantial lyrically and musically, probably accompanied by his sisters.  Things get underway in the back room of the club at 320 College St. at 8, with doors at 7:30 and a $15 (or pwyc) cover, all of which is split between the guests.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, May 12, 2022

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

6-8> James Dunbar @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~solo piano Jazz; $10/pwyc

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

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

8> Dan Kosub Duo @ Dominion Pub, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~cover Pop Rock

*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

8> Land of Talk; Little Scream @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~$16.50

8:30> “The Best of Dr. B’s: Ladies Gone Wild” with Linda Saslove, Bonnie Gladstone, Joanne Crabtree, Shirley Bell, Marci Jameson @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~eclectic Roots; $15/pwyc

9> The Spandettes @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~$

9-12> Consider The Source; Fat As Fuck @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO ~indie; $12

9-12> WonderFest Music Series with Mattie Leon; Candice Sand; Leandro Motta; Arlene Paculan @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Pop/Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

9> Ron Leary @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9-12> John Muirhead; Claire Hunter; Trevor Dubois @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie

9-11:30> Mike Murley Trio album release (Night 1 of 3) @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $

9> Jane’s Party; Etiquette; Hush Pup; The Lazys @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Pop; $10

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

9> Carlos Morgan & guest @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/R&B; $5

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St., TO

9:30> Adam Faux; Clela Errington;  @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~original/cover Roots; pwyc

9:30> Kieran Overs Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

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

10> Lily & The Kevlinators @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> The Responsables @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~

10> The Collette Savard Band @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Grump @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Oakland Stroke @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Tower of Power tribute; $

10> Brad Kaizer; Don Campbell @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock


7-9> David Storey @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots-Pop/AC songwriter

7> The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$29.50-35.75

8> One Heart Festival fundraiser for CARE Community Youth Project with One Day To Live; And; High Fidelity @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~indie; $5

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

9> Tyler Schwende @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

*9:30> open jam @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave., TO East

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


7:30> Frank Soda; opening act by Catalyst featuring Al Reilly & Anthony Cee @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~original/classic Rock; $

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

9> Kimberley Wetmore Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

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


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

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


5-8> Dennis Song Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7:30> Danny Michel album launch for Matadora @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~indie Pop; $

8> Stars Algonquin; Hungry Lake; Pink Moth @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie Rock

8:30> Consonants Records launch party with Charlotte Cornfield; The Provincial Archive; Dan Edmonds; DJ PS I Love You @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West  ~indie

8:30> Skydiggers album release for Here Without You @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Byrds songs re-imagined; $35

9> Bossa Tres @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Latin Jazz

*9-12> open mic night @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

9> Sandra Bouza & Redbrick reunion show @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Rock/Top 40

9> Lynzie Kent @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz/Flamenco

9> Glass Hands; Bravery Cat; Squid @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West ~ubduel $5

9> Casual Drones 17 @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West

9> Bredren; The Resonators @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie; $

9> The Diamond Joes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country Honkytonk

9:30> The Mercenaries @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~retro Soul-Rock; $

10> Michael Keith @ Not My Dog, 1510 Queen St. W., TO West ~original Blues/Jazz/World fusion

10> Gramercy Riffs; guests Bleu @ 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> BK Smith @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop Rock

8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge

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

8:30>open mic with James Ketts @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Pop Rock


7-11> John Finley @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues

7> Callfield; The Sole Pursuit; Gung Ho Catalyst & Clairvoyant @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

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

9:30> Jason Collett @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

10> Petunia @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 - EAST

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

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

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

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

*9-1> Juggernaut Jam Band @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Blues

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

*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax

*10-1> open mic with Cheryl Styles @ Down Omer, 522 Ritson Rd., S., Oshawa

10> Bruce Longman & Friends @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Rock/Blues

905 – NORTH

*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan

9> Steve Peconi @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop Rock

905 – SOUTH

*8> open mic (signup at 7) with Dave Gould @ Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. Hamilton

8> The Red Electric; Dream Ctrl; Robin Jupiter @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~$

*9> Joel Parisien Trio @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk

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

9> Crued; martian rebel; Lost Generation @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~Motely Crue tribute; guests; $

9> Wheeler Pedler Fab open mic @ The Wellington Arms. 222 Cannon St. E., Hamilton

10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 – WEST

*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington

*7-11> James Anthony Band & guest Donnie Meeker @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

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

8-12> Semi Tone @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

*8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

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

8:30> Songwriters Challenge @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~$

8:30> Matt Zaddy @ Fionn MacCool’s Britannia, 825 Britannia Rd. W., Streetsville Mississauga ~Pop Rock

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

9> Eddy C @ Fionn MacCool’s Clarkson, 970 Southdown Rd., Mississauga ~Pop Rock

9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

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

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

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

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