Buzz for 16-day record-setting music marathon spreading like Epidemic | 170318Sa | Shows for Saturday, March 18, 2022

HOTCHA! at Stouffville Guinness event 170318 -0130 hours -SCREEN CAPTURE


As a co-holder of the original Guinness World Record for “longest live event streamed over the internet” back when the web was still a waif in 2001, you can bet my interest was aroused when I heard that enterprising Kevin Ker and his Epidemic Music Group was apparently attempting to set a new record for the category of longest concert by multiple artists!

If successful, Kevin’s 16 24-hour-days-and-nights undertaking at Earl of Whitchurch bar in Stouffville will more than double and totally obliterate the mark of 181 hours that a large gang of us achieved in October of ’01 at a bar in Mississauga known as Touchdowns.  (Apparently since then a Las Vegas promoter casino hit the 372+ hours mark, now the official record.)

to-nite #229, October 17-23, 2001, Page 01

Our show, which included luminaries like Ronnie Hawkins, Downchild Blues Band, Paul James, Goddo, Alan Frew, Jeff Healey, The 5-Man Electrical Band and of course a passle of us ordinary artists, was arranged as a stunt to raise funds for first responders and victims of that year’s 9/11 attacks in the United States.  A delegation subsequently travelled to NYC afterwards to present the dough as part of various ceremonies and in the end we were also were awarded certificates for longest live music concert and longest charity concert broadcast.  [Subscribers can read all about it in the jpg post of the pages from the to-nite #229 cover story in our Vault section.]

It appears that Ker and the hundreds of artists who will participate in this new endeavour are basically focused on one record —that of longest live concert by multiple artists.  But because it is also being streamed (you can tune in at any time over the next 15 days on the Epidemic website or on YouTube) and is benefitting not one but 16 separate worthwhile charities, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be awarded those distinctions as well when it wraps up at 7 p.m. on Sunday April 2.

Kevin Ker [left] and Dave Mills [right] on CITY TV 170317 -SCREEN CAPTURE

Things got underway at 7 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day with a packed house and included sets by TREO, JUSTIN KERSWILL & JENNA GALLAGHER and the OPP CHORUS up till midnight last evening.  Then Stephanie Braganza, HOTCHA!, DREW LEITH, JESSE DYNES, Four One Six, Tim Cox Knuckleheads, KEN LAYTON, and another unnamed special guest artist before 8 a.m., with THE GUILD, JOEL SAUNDERS, PROJECT CLASSIFIED and HAPPY JACK & THE RAINMAKERS scheduled to go from 8 till noon.  (For the schedule from noon on up till tomorrow at noon see today’s show listings in 905 North; the schedule will appear in that format for the balance of the marathon.)

A little after midnight I tuned in to the online stream and caught the tail end of a set by sultry and sizzling R&B/Soul-Rock singer Stephanie Braganza, then, when I came back a little later, uber promoter and Roots songwriter/singer-percussionist Beverley Kreller was on stage in her delightful HOTCHA! duo.

It’s available in High-Def quality and the sound is impressive too —quite a different experience than trying to watch the herky-jerky low res stream on dial-up from our event 16 years ago!  I haven’t been able to turn it off since.

Having “been there and done that” of course I’m looking not only at the performers but also trying to grok on all the behind-the-scenes stuff going on and I’ve been impressed with both.

Guinness certificate from October 2001

It’s the wee hours that are hardest, as Kevin acknowledged when he briefly took the mic between sets (he had to be brief —Guinness rules state no more than 5 minutes can be allotted to act changeover) at 7 a.m. this morning.  “it was a scary night at one point” earlier when staffing and audience ran somewhat thin.  For to qualify for a Guinness record, the rules also state that you have to have at least “ten awake people” in the room listening to the performer and since artists can only take 30 seconds between a song and no tune can be repeated within any four-hour period, not having people dedicated to monitoring as well as others enjoying could be fatal to the ultimate goal.

But as a host of three current open mics and several years worth of past ones in the 905 North area and beyond, Ker has a vast community of followers among musicians and bar patrons in that sprawling, reasonably well heeled vicinity, many of whom can be expected to flock to the proceedings over the course of the week both as performers and helpers.

A bit of flash mob surge has already happened in fact.  Ker mentioned in his brief comments that a number of the “bands that are coming out to play are offering to come volunteer and be a part of this beyond just playing so that’s huge.”  Also, of course folks involved with any of the very worthy charities who are being benefitted by all this manic musicality can also be expected to throng there during the days and early evenings, when music bars are usually a little slower.

The beneficiaries of the $5 donation that visitors are asked for comprise an impressive list of do-good organizations, from the Markham Stouffville Hospital that kicked off last evening and continues as benefactor today, through groups like Arts Canada (today’s recipient), Evergreen Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Anti-Violence Youth, United, Way, Gord Downie Fund, Sick Kids Hospital and others focused on cat rescue and brain health —the full list is on the event’s main Facebook page.

Although, as Ker also noted at the 12-hour mark (which, btw, works out to 3.1% of the 384 total hours for which they’ll be performing) “everything we’re doing for this first 24 hours is the very first time we’ve ever done it,” things appear to be running with astonishing smoothness.  That’s actually the norm for this two-storey bar at 6403 Main St. (quite near the GO Station) in which the event is being held.  I haven’t been there for about a dozen years now, but everything I’ve seen and heard about it since suggests it’s still a very happening little pub that takes seriously the business of ensuring patrons have fun and has pretty good grub to boot.

Although of course the Earl won’t be able to serve alcohol beyond usual hours (is there really any good reason we shouldn’t allow a 24-hour service exemption for something like this?) they brought in free pizza after the kitchen was closed overnight.  And no doubt the room is well supplied with an interesting selection of coffees, soft drinks, teas, juices, desserts and so on in order to keep both patrons’ interest awake and their cash register still working in the wee hours —of if they’re not, they should be.  For sure they won’t run out of coffee. Red Bull Coffee is among the sponsor who’ve donated items to help make this happen, in their case unlimited free coffee with wings for all 16 days!

Organizers also have made a deal with a local hotel for discount room prices and did a good job of getting both local media to promote the event —CITY-TV even sent a reporter up to play the drums with Ker and co-organizer Dave Mills for a spot that was aired in the middle of all the St. Patrick’s Day hype just prior to the kickoff.  Impressive.

What’s also impressive is some of the talent.  I’ve already taken note of two artists I’d never heard of before but who caught my ears and brain with energetic, memorable original material.  No doubt there will be a ton more such discoveries to be made during the approximately 370 hours still to go for this show of shows by the time I’m able to send this to you.

I’m hoping to get there in person at some point and maybe finagle my way on stage, even if just for a couple of songs.  The chance to help better my own shared record and be probably the only person to have two such certificates is a pretty powerful draw!

You should at least check it out online (I believe you can also donate that way) and/or, if you’ve got wheels or don’t mind the GO, get to Stouffville yourself and be part of something that has all the earmarks of being a once-in-a-generation historic event.  Hopefully someone’s also recording some of the behind-the-scenes action for what surely should be a forthcoming “Making Of” documentary about how it all happened —and taking pics for the book!

-Gary 17,

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8-12> BLUZ-FM with Danny Marks @ JAZZ.FM91


*12-3> The Sinners Choir @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

1> Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show open stage with host Brian Gladstone @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO

3> The Hot Five Jazzmakers @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~traditional Jazz; $5

3> Jamzac @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

3-6> Jazz Collective @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. ~Jazz

3:30> Jerome Godboo @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Blues; $

4-7> Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~original & cover Rock/Tex-Mex; 0$

4-7> The Way Back @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~$

*4:40-7:30> The Happy Pals @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz

*5-8> Blues & Troubles @ Déjà vu Bar, 389 College St. ~Blues 170313 Truly Support 2

6> Coldfront; Bearings @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~indie

6-8> John Alcorn @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz/Johnny Mercer songs; $10-20/pwyc

6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo Jazz piano; 0$

6> The Urban Highlanders @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Roots-Rock

6:30> Bill Gilliam Trio @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz

7> Milky Chance @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Justin Bacchus @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~ Blues; $

7:30> Amorthis; Swallow The Sun @ The Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $

8> Quntle @ Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. ~five Classical composers

8> Red Alert; Bitter Grin; La Gachette; No Time; Night Stalker @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

8> Christo Graham; LeBarons; The North Fields; Run Coyote; The Cowgirl Choir @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave. ~indie; $

8> Kate Unger @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~Pop/Jazz singer; $15

8> ti.gerve nom recording release for Cognitive Disillusion @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W.

*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

9> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~melodic 60s Pop Rock hits & gems; 0$

9> Robb Cappelletto Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz/Hip Hop fusion

9> The Madonnas @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~Rock/Top 40

9> Moonhead; Harea Band @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.  ~indie; $

9> Harkness-Herriott Duo @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

9> Mako @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

9> Canceric; Black Absinthe; Chemical Way; Lycanthro; Speed Terror @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~indie Thrash; $

9> The Mahones; Doghouse Rose; Sofa King Addicted @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~original Celtic Rock/indie; $20

9> Brother Levon; Skywhale; The Noolands @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~indie; $

9> Different Era;  @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

9:30> Jay Davis @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St.

9:30> Jay Harmony @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road

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

9:45> Tara Kannangara @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*9:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> Ride The Tiger @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/Soul; $

10> Your New Neighbours @ The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W.

10> Jack Marks @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock

10> Crowell X; Subject 31; Voodoo; Big D @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~contemporary original; $20

10-2> McDonald Rush @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; 0$

10> TC Folkpunk post-album launch for Hearsay is 20/20 @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriter

10> Low Orbit; The White Swan; Hammerhands; Sons of Otis @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

10> Selective Soul @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., W. ~Pop Rock

11> Squid Mountain ep release @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~indie


*3:30-6> Johnny Wright @ Outriggers, 2232 Queen St. E. ~R&B

4-7> John Borra & Sam Ferrera @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock duo

7-9> Luke Vasjar @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~looping bassist; $0

6-8> Thelonious Hank @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Country

7> Chase Rice @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $46+

8> The Binds; Closer to Zero; Gladheart; Instilled In Me; Madam Psychosis; Northern Saints; OwlFire @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~indie; $20

8-10> Chris LeDrew album release @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter

8> Blakely Walker Band @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave.

9-12> Geoff Marshall and the Mail Order Cowboys @ AAA Bar, 598 Gerrard St. E. ~Country Rock; pwyc

9> Lucas Silveira @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter

9-11> Yukon CIgar @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.

9:30-11:30> Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~~Roots-Rock originals/covers; $0

9:30> The Doorsmen @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Doors tribute; $

10> Covered In Cash featuring Hervé Basset on keys @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Pop Rock

10> Chad Murphy Trio @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.


*3-6> Whitey & The Roulettes @ Blue Goose, 1 Blue Goose St. ~R&B/Blues

**4-8> The Essentials with guest singer Johnny O @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock-R&B; 0$

*4-8> The Meteors with guest Tom Barlow & The Goggin Carroll Irish Dancers at 5 @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Blues/Rock/R&B

7:30> Whitney Ross-Barris Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; minimum table charge

8> Have A Heart benefit for no known legitimate cause because the club doesn’t bother to provide details on its website @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.

9> Ty Owens @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.

9> Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~SRV tribute

9> Bob Porter @ The Newfoundlander, 472 Danforth Rd. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock

9:30> Motown Mania @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Motown hits; $

10-2> Jenny & The Jets @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock/Top 40; 0$

10> Rain Beat @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St. ~Pop Rock


*9> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd.

9-1> The Riot Kings @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock

9:30> Philcos @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Pop Rock


*noon-3> Julian Fauth solo @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues

*Noon-3> Danny Marks @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Blues/Jazz

1:30> Army of Sass @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~classic Rock; 0$

**2-5> Yor Magic Open Mic with host Will Wall @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W.

4> The Seeger Sessions @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Bob Seeger covers

**5-8> Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions with featured guests Johnathan Lynn & Friends @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~ Roots/Country/Pop

5-8> Lotus Wight @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock

*5-8> Blues jam with Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues

5:30> Triple Baritone and Will Hunt Quaretet @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St.

8> Peter Graham & Al Kavanagh @ Whelan’s Gate, 1663 Bloor St. W. ~Irish/Celtic-Rock/old-time

8> Grand Analog; Bus Up Shop; Maiko Watson @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. ~indie; $12

8:30> The Fretless @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original string Folk; 20

9> Ryck Lattomé; Judy Hunky @ Titty Kafkas, 137 Paton Rd. ~songwriters

9> Kyle Bobby Dunn; Off World; Zone Support @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

9-1> Sweet Derrick Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues

9> The Hydroponic Lizards; Park Eddy @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

9> Bad Luck Woman and her Misfortunes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.

9:30> Elly Ball @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W.

9:30> No Sun; Trench; HX KY; We Were Heads @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $

9:30> Pudding @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~Blues/Motown

10> Julian Fauth, Dave McManus & Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~original & cover Blues; 0$

10-2> Big Tobacco & The Pickers feat. Anne Werbitsky on pedal steel @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~authentic original Country; $10

10> Blackburn Brothers @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Blues

10> Barrel Boys @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~Country Rock

10:30> Rick Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Salsa; $15


*3-7> acoustic open mic with Chixxie Dixx @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo

*3:30-7> acoustic jam @ Galt Legion Branch 121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge

6:30> Guelph Poetry Slam @ E-Bar, 41 Quebec St., Guelph

6:30> Jenny Howes @ The Village Well, 19 Queen St. E., Cambridge

7-11> Acoustic Rooster @ The Rabbid Fox, 56 Beech Ave., Cambridge

7> Lennie Gallant @ Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ~contemporary original; $25

8> Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~Jazz

8> Sarah McLeod @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8:30> Peripheral Vision @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~Jazz; $18

8:30> The Dirty Old Men @ Schwaben Club, 1668 King St., E., Kitchener

8:30> Bobby Cameron @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop

9> The Doozies @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinurgh Rd. S., Guelph ~Pop

9-11> Cooper and Chris Hierlihy @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~songwriter duo

9> Global Youth Network fundraiser with James Sabatiniq; Nathan Daniel; Kim Dolan @ Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

9> Pursuing Watson @ Ernie’s Roadhouse, 7 Queen St. W., Cambridge

9> Steven Mathews Band @ Grand River Hotel, 1102 King St. E., Cambridge

9> Travis Gaetz @ The Brownestone, 39 Queen St. E., Cambridge

9> Flash Johnson Band @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

9> no name Korn tribute band @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~Korn tribute

9:30> Steve Parkinson & Steve Wood @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo

9:30> The Dukes @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country

9:30> Dufferin County Line @ The Tipsy Toad, 171 Broadway Ave., Orangeville ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock


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

8-11:45> Daniel Davies Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~

8:30> The Honeyrunners @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9:30> Those Unforgettable 80s @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~80s hits

9:30> Trent University’s Battle of The Bands @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

10> Peace; Sand Rest @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

2-5> The Reasons @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~Rock/Top 40 covers

*3-6> acoustic open mic/jam with hosts Chris Stapley & Earl Johnson @ Ridges Pub, 776 Liverpool Rd., Pickering

4> PRJ @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues

8> Johnny Menace; Rich With Sin; One Day To Live; Atomic Tomb @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa ~indie; $5

*9-1> karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

9-1> Sean Steinhart @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Pop

9> Darren Hancock @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9> Thirdrite; Boone Helm; The Konspiracy @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa

9-1> The House Band @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

9> Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9:30> Bone-Yard @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock/Top 40 covers

10-2> The Reasons @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope ~Rock/Top 40 covers


12:01am-midnight and all day Sunday and beyond till April 2> Epidemic Music Guinness Record Attempt with various acts for 24 hours -Day 1+, benefitting Markham Stouffville Hospital featuring
MIDNIGHT Sunday March 18: Chasing Jane
@ Earl of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

*3-7> open jam with Faces for Radio @ CC’s/Kennedy Court, 3 Stafford Dr., Brampton

*6-9> Joe & Frank @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz duo

7:30> Pierre Andrew Duo @ The Cornerhouse, 6403 Main St., Stouffville ~~acoustic Pop covers

8> Rebelljo Trio @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St., Georgetown ~Rock/Top 40

8:30-12> Dan Walsh @ New Barber Towne Pub, 360 Guelph Street, Georgetown

9> Grady Brothers @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown

9> Sean Bourke Band @ Muddy Water Hotel, 25 Main St. W., Beeton ~Country/Rock

9-1> The Libtards @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Pop Rock/Top 40

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

9:30> Hells Bells @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~AC/DC tribute; $

9:30> Silvercreek Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown

9:30> Jen and the Jets @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

9:30> Bud Baxter Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown

10> Jagger Tanner Band @ Village Inn, 2 Holland St. E., Bradford ~Rock/Top 40 covers


**2-4:30> Davidson, Dicresce & Nero host jam with guests @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

*2> The Brakemen Brunch @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~originals & cover Rock/R&B; $5

**2> Brant Parker Band with guest Carlos del Junco @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~Blues

*2-6> jam w. Tom Finocchio @ Sam’s Place, Barton-Chestnut Sts., Hamilton

**2:30> special guest Cheryl Lescom with The Mighty Duck Band @ The Golden Pheasant, 244 Ontario St., St. Catharines ~R&B/Blues

**2:30> Blues Matinée with The Coachmen (Colin Lapsey, Dave King, Chris Wheeler, Ian Andrews) @ Coach & Lantern (upstairs), 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Blues

3> Phil Miles Newfie Band @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton

3:30-7> Steve Grisbrook Band & special guest John Dickie & Ray Harrison @ Monty’s Gastropub, 547 Ontario St., S., St. Catharines ~Blues

?*4> open mic with Traden Tunes @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess St. S., Hamilton

8-2> Run Maggie Run ep release; guests Detour; José Luzardo @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $10

8> Sufjan Stevens tribute with Brad Cheesman hosting @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~$10

8> Tim Gibbons and the Swampbusters album release with guests Spencer Mackenzie; Ian Andrews @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~original Blues; $10

8> John Atlee Band @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

8:30> Trickbag @ Buddy’s Roadhouse, 1360 King St. E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9> The Weber Brothers @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~original Blues

9> Mark and Marianne of The SemiTones @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton  ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

**9> Niagara Rhythm Section & guests John Dickie @ The Old Winery, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake ~R&B/Blues

9:30> Steady Revival @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

9:30> Sandman @ Stonewalls Hamilton, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Metallica tribute

9:30> Patsy & The Muscle @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton

9:30> Rick & The 3Ds @ The Gladstone Hamilton, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock

9:30> Fear The Worst @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock/Top 40

905 WEST

1-5> Traveling Beer Bellies @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers

**2-6> Sil Simone Band with special guest Chuck Jackson @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Blues/Rock

**2-6> Saturday Blues Sermon with James Anthony & special guest Roly Platt @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington ~Blues/Rockabilly

*3-7> jam with Michelle Deneault & Redder @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St., Port Credit

4-8> Rebelljo Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~

7> Peter Marino @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

9> Sean le Sage and the Dealbreakers @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Blues; $10

9> Phil & Johnny @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Pop Rock

9> Duelling pianos @ Dymond’s Social Kitchen, 4155 Fairview St., Burlington

9> Hot Buttered Soul @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Blues/R&B/Soul

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

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

9:30-11:45> Pat Hewitt @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas Street, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> 905 Band @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington

9:30> Jets To Ground @ Jersey’s Bar, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40

10-2> Mustang Wally @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Blues; $

10> Molly’s Chamber @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock

10:30> Wooly Mammoth @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock


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