Live show to honour McAllister and two others in Etobicoke tonight | 200802Su | Shows for Sunday, August 02, 2021

Colin McAllister 1st annual memorial jam promo

Assuming that the weather clears up as predicted and a drenching thunderstorm doesn’t wash it out, tonight will see a live band and jammers once again toast the memory of the late Colin McAllister, along with two other departed souls, at Rockpile in Etobicoke.

Al Reilly’s Catalyst will host the 7-11 affair on the club’s huge patio, which kicks off at 7 and runs till 11 or so outside the room at 5555 Dundas St. West in Etobicoke.  [The weather forecast says rain is 50% likely at 7, but by 8 that drops to 14% then down to 10% for the rest of the evening.\

In addition to McAllister, the event will be a Celebration of Life for the late Rosie Harris and Bob Kiss.

The memory of super-fan McAllister is more than a sentimental thing, as we told you last year when Reilly and the crew hosted the Second Annual Memorial Fundraiser concert that, as it had in 2018, raised dough for the Regent Park School of Music.

There hasn’t been any mention of fundraising in connection with tonight’s event but I’m sure any donations patrons want to make to help out the charity group would be gratefully received and faithfully redirected by the host band.

 Reilly’s band —which had been hosting a popular Monday jam at the club for a few years now until the COVID pandemic shutdowns in March— will kick off proceedings with a one-hour set, after which the stage will be open to jammers.

Backline equipment will be sanitized between performances and singers are encouraged to bring their own mic and the patio is large enough that social distancing shouldn’t be a problem.

Just make sure that when the bands hit their stride you don’t give in to the urge to start dancing or, if the volume creeps up, engaging in any of that “close talking” that public health officials are so worried about!

-By Gary 17,
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IN THE REAL (Live in person)

** means weather permitting

11am-4> Mark & Marichka Marczyk for Bella’s Brunch on patio @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO Central ~Worldbeat: Klezmer

Noon> Jack de Keyzer Band @ Hy-Hop Farm, 5450 Lake Ridge Rd., Pickering ~original Blues; $

3-7 weekly> acoustic open mic with host Tony Oldland @ Crossroads Restaurant, 3476 Danforth Ave, TO East ~COVID protocols in place

** 4-8> “Social Distance Show” with Starship Experience @ Geary Avenue Parkette, 15 Geary Ave, TO West ~Rock ‘n’ Roll

** 7-11> “Celebration of Life for Colin, Bob & Rosie” honouring the late Colin McAllister, Bob Kiss and Rosemary Harris with host band Al Reilly’s Catalyst & jam starting at 8 p.m. on patio @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~classic Rock


Midnight – Midnight weekly> York Region Virtual Open Mic -with host/moderator Steffi Postol Goodfield; post your performances on York Region Open Mic page on Facebook & view there or on York Region Open Mic website Virtual Open Mic page  

*3am-5am weekly> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)

*6am, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm weekly> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ ~Blues 

9am weekly> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ ~ artist interviews and tracks

9am-10am weekly> “Session Notes” with Glenn Crosse on 91.1 JAZZ FM and online on website ~Jazz

10am-Noon weekly> “The Big Beat Bar-B-Cue Radio Show” with Matt Allen @88.7 FM, The Bay, Hunters Bay Radio, or tune online @  ~Rock/R&B

11am-9> Joy Ruckus Club with many artists for Black Lives Matter Movement streaming live on ~Worldbeat: Asian-American

12:45-10> Charles Bradley; Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings; Our Native Daughters; Middle Brother; Fleet Foxes; Beck; Speak Out; Roger Waters for Newport Folk Festival streaming live on website ~contemporary original

2-4 weekly> Dan McVeigh performs solo live streaming on Facebook ~Country songwriter

2 weekly> Coronafest Open Mic for housebound musicians with host Barb Scott and pre-submitted videos streaming on Facebnook ~songwriters

3-4 weekly> Cassandra Rutherford + guest tba performs covers and originals streaming live on Facebook ~songwriters

3-3:30> “Niagara Loves Home Concert Series” presents jam with Jenn Downie, Chico Sanchez and Maeve Davis streaming live on Facebook page ~songwriters

4-5> “Summer Music in the Garden at Home” with Portage for Harbourfront Music Garden streaming live online on website ~ol’ time/traditional Roots fiddlers

4> Jazz in Toronto presents Donovan Locke & the Vipers Cloud Duo performing live, streaming on Facebook ~Jazz

4 weekly> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on  ~music & songwriter interviews

5-8 weekly> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM

5-6> Jay Harmony perform live, streaming on Facebook ~Blues/R&B

6-10> Lollapalooza Festival 2020 with The Neighbourhood; Portugal. The Man; Khalid; The Weend; Arcade Fire; Lido; more streaming live on YouTube ~eclectic

7-8> Jacques Russell Trio 5-piece featuring Michel Neray and Abbey Sholzberg are “Live, All Together Again, Again” performomg from backyard, streaming live on Facebook ~Roots-Rock/Jazz

7> #NiagaraPerforms Free Live online concert series with LMT Connection performing live from FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, streaming on website, on Facebook and on YouTube ~Funk/R&B

7> Turkwaz online launch for new videos (see links on event discussion page) ~Worldbeat Turkish, Greek, Arabic

7:30> Blue Skies nonFestival with The Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra; Kate Weekes; Joel Saunders; The Fretless; Suzie Vinnick; Kennedy Road streaming live on YouTube  ~Roots/Blues-Rock

8 weekly> “What Are You At” TV broadcast with Tom Power ~interviews, entertainment news & more @ CBC-TV

9pm-midnight weekly> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @   

9-10 weekly> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @ 

9:20> Drive-By Truckers streaming live on Bandsintown website ~contemporary original

*9:30-10:30 daily> “Q” TV broadcast with Tom Power with segments from @TheCurrentCBC, interviews, entertainment news & more @ CBC-TV


“RESIDING” items are those which are not time-sensitive and can be accessed 24/7

RESIDING> video of Laura Hubert Trio live @ balcony of Senator Restaurant July 17, 2021 on Facebook ~Pop Jazz with punch

RESIDING> video of Laura Hubert Band cover of “Loralei” @ Jazz Bistro filmed by Xpand Studio, on YouTube  ~Jazz (0:4:47)

RESIDING> audio track of Laura Hubert Band cover of “Lazy Bones” + two more from One Night In Kensington live album, on website  ~Jazz (0:4:47)

RESIDING> Catherine Thompson lyric video of original song “Only Lonely Me” from forthcoming Wild Cat album, residing on YouTube (0:02:53)

RESIDING> video of set by Screamin’ Evil Blues Band featuring Keith Danby residing on Facebook ~Blues-Rock (1:03:46)

RESIDING> Q&A Duo (Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams) perform outdoors in Tony’s backyard for Emmet Ray Presents concert series residing on Jazz In Toronto Facebook page ~Pop/Jazz (1:02:13)

RESIDING> “In Memoriam” Juno Tribute video to Canadian Artists who passed away in 2019 including Pete Otis residing on YouTube (0:05:49)

RESIDING> Wayne Smith video performing “Big Rock Candy Mountain” (Harry McLintock) on YouTube ~Roots (0:02:56)

RESIDING> Al Reilly’s Catalyst with Dan Walek & Mikey Roland perform “Make Me Do Anything You Want” (Foot In Coldwater) residing on YouTube  ~classic Rock (0:03:50)

RESIDING> Bill Heffernan performs video collage of “Hide Out Refugee” original song, with Lucas Stagg, Jimmy Bowskill, Kenny Yoshioka and Alec Fraser on YouTube ~original Roots (0:04:34)

RESIDING> Margaret Stowe with Tony Quarrington, Ian Bell, Bob Bratina, Ian Thomas, Sonny Del-Rio, Jeff Bird & Michelle Josef performing on collaborative at home video of “Dr. Jaffrey Song” (about 1918 flu treatments developer) dedicated to Canadian Blood Services Plasma for Life, residing on YouTube and MP3 track on Bandcamp (0:03:39)

RESIDING> David Love (with band featuring Bruce Nasmith, Peter Harris, Paul DeLong) performs cover of “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon” (Jonathan King) on YouTube ~ 60s Pop (0:03:06)

RESIDING> video of Screamin’ Evil Blues Band featuring Keith Danby & guest vocalist/bassist Dave “Tex” Bachelor performing cover of “Jesus Just Left Chicago” (ZZ Top) on YouTube (0:4:16)

RESIDING> mp3 of Harpin’ Norm Lucien original song “God Forsaken Blues” on Spotify ~original Blues (0:05:59)

RESIDING> video of jammers at “Bluesday Tuesdays” Blues jam hosted by Tombstone Bullets featuring Rocco Novia @ The Rockpile residing on Facebook ~Blues-Rock (0:01:18)

RESIDING> “Covid 19 Collaboration” remotely recorded montage video with several Toronto musicians performing “N.I.B.” (Black Sabbath) including James Alcock on vocals, Jenn Lady Evil, Roland Roxx, Dennis Camacho, John Robbie, Tim Smith, Sebastian Burnside, Josh Gordon (guitar), Nathan Smith, Anthony Cee, Deb Arruda, John De Medeiros, Dave Barrett, Torsten Braun, Scotty Rockss, Steve Gryzbala  on YouTube ~classic Rock (0:10:04)

RESIDING> Josh Gordon performs instrumental version of “Fortunate Son” (CCR) residing on Facebook ~classic Rock (0:02:57)

RESIDING> Against The Wind featuring Amanda Gordon and Josh Gordon montage video performance of “Like A Rock” (Bob Seger) on YouTube ~tribute to Bob Seger (0:07:10)

RESIDING> Wayne Neon performs cover of “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (Kris Kristofferson) video on Youtube ~acoustic Pop cover  (0:05:24)

RESIDING> The Giveback (Thomas McKay with Michaela May, Katey Morley, Mia Praught, Tara Slone, Stella Azzopardi, Brooke Palsson, Stacey Kaniuk, Steve York, Kathryn Rose, Rique Franks, Ben Spivak, Dominic Mancuso, Peter Serrado, Danko Jones, Julian Taylor, Tony Rabalao) video montage performing original song “Angels” (Thomas McKay/Tony Rabalao/Jonathan Evans/Michaela May/Jordon Zadorozny) to benefit frontline health workers and musicians going through tough financial situations, on YouTube (0:03:31) (donation requested on website)

RESIDING> cover of “Under Pressure” performed by 22 Port Credit musical artists including David Hines & Lynette Fairweather in video montage produced by Derek Lathrop on YouTube (0:04:48)

RESIDING> Rob Minderman mp3 for “Stir Crazy” original song for COVID songwriting contest on ~art-Pop (0:04:01)

RESIDING> Roger “Pops” Zuraw video for “Fine Weather Blues” original song from album Remembering The Lakeshore on You Tube ~songwriter (0:02:56)

RESIDING> Harpin’ Norm Lucien video for original song “Coboconk” on YouTube ~songwriter (0:03:32) 

RESIDING> The Young Novelists featuring Graydon James perform “Back To The Hard Times” and more on YouTube channel ~contemporary original

RESIDING> video of Chris Birkett & The Free Spirits performing original song “The Power of Our Love” from new album 11:11 on YouTube ~Funky contemporary Pop (0:04:49)

RESIDING> Fernando and the Sentimental Rebels featuring Fernando Curcione perform on video of “Mama Dear” for Mother’s Day on You Tube ~songwriter (0:03:45)

RESIDING> Lenka Lichtenberg performs original Yiddish song  about pandemic, “Amol geven a Tsayt” (“Once There Was A Time” to melody of “Those Were The Days” & lyrics by Hindy Abelson) with English singable subtitles on YouTube ~Ethnic Roots (0:04:30)

RESIDING> Robbie Rox talks to Roxanne Tellier in “Off The Beaten Tracks” Podcast on Instagram (0:21:55) ~spoken word

RESIDING> “Čekáme kdesi na konci aleje – Lyric Video” of original song by Lenka Lichtenberg on YouTube (0:04:23)

RESIDING> David Storey & band perform “We Are The Greatest” original song live at Free Times Cafe, video on Instagram ~songwriter (0:04:15)

RESIDING> video of Lynn Harrison performing “Living Room Concert” from home on Facebook ~songwriter (1:41:11)

RESIDING> One Eyed Oracle aka Boris Buhot) new album Really Small Town links on website ~original Rock/Pop

RESIDING> Dougal Bichan performs original songs “More Than 100”, “Two Chairs”, “Clarkstown Flood”, bagpipes solo & more on YouTube channel & on InstagramTV ~songwriter

RESIDING> Shawn Brady video performance of original song “The Ballad of Cinderella” with the late Hervé Basset on keys on Facebook ~songwriter (0:4:40)

RESIDING> Harpin’ Norm Lucien mp3 of new song “I Can Hear the Heartbeat (Of A Thousand Whales)” on ~songwriter (0:4:11)

RESIDING> Robbie Rox video channel featuring archival band videos of original songs spanning 40 years plus several recent recordings of original tunes solo acoustic on YouTube ~eclectic originals

RESIDING> Little Peter and the Elegants perform 11-song set covering Sha Na Na at Wheels On Danforth, August 2019 to celebrate 50th anniversary of Woodstock ~video on YouTuboe (0:30:11)

RESIDING> Late Fakirs featuring Greg “Harpfool” Shields perform continually growing collection of original tunes from “Corona-chan Collection” ~videos link on YouTube ~contemporary original

RESIDING>  Shawn Brady performs original song “Sideways 2020” video on Facebook ~songwriter (0:4:46)

RESIDING> Kathleen Lovett performs cover of John’s Prine’s “Sam Stone” acoustic solo on YouTube; (0:5:22)

RESIDING> Al Reilly performs “Still Loving You” Scorpions cover acoustic solo on YoutTube (0:6:17)

RESIDING> Doc Higgins performs original song “The Lonesome Death of John Prine” on YouTube; (0:4:36)

RESIDING> Robbie Rox performs original song “Small Things Make Me Happy” solo acoustic for Good Friday on Facebook ~songwriter; (0:1:25) 

RESIDING> Sebastian Agnello performs “Pour Me Another Tequila Sheila” @ Black Swan live in 2011 on Moon TV on YouTube; (0:2:54)

RESIDING> Kevin Jollimore performs “Stay the Blazes Home” for COVID protocols on YouTube ~ original Roots Rock; (0:3:20)

RESIDING> Drew Winters all ten tracks from Last Call In Montreal album on YouTube and on Spotify ~original Pop

RESIDING> Scott Rogers solo and with Maggie Keogh as Maggie & Mr. Rogers ~several videos on YouTube

RESIDING> Rob Minderman performs “Invisible Enemy” original song about COVID-19 on YouTube (0:4:00)

RESIDING> Wayne Neon and the Amazing Tubular Orchestra™ on Youtube: Social Distance Sessions live ~eclectic covers & originals (0:18:22)

RESIDING> Kathleen Lovett performs cover of “Sam Stone” by John Prine on YouTube; (0:5:22)

RESIDING> Susie Grooves & Company performs “Rhianna” at Southside Johnny’s on Facebook (0:3:44)

RESIDING> Eclectic Power Company featuring Graham Clarke covers “Wheat Kings (Tragically Hip) on InstagramTV (0:3:10)

RESIDING> Josh Gordon on Koch guitar solo for “Koch Quarantine Sessions” on YouTube (0:1:33)

RESIDING> Howard Gladstone performs original Roots solo on Facebook ~songwriter (0:5:32)

RESIDING> Kathleen Lovett performs solo on Facebook live ~Pop Rock/Roots/Blues covers (1:52:53)

RESIDING> David McLachlan performs two original songs recorded @ Bluebird Café, Nashville, on YouTube (0:8:02)

RESIDING> Alex Radeff & Donkey perform original song “Another Night At The Bar” on YouTube, recorded @ El Mocambo, December 1993 (0:4:20)

RESIDING> Howard Gladstone at Winterfolk XVIII performs “Crazy Talk” on You Tube ~songwriter (0:4:10)

RESIDING> Roger “Pops” Zuraw with Joshua-Walker & friends performs original song “Headboard Boogie” on YouTube ~songwriter (0:4:55)

RESIDING> The late Steven (David) Morrison performs original song “One Good Reason” with backing band at Relish open stage in 2013, on YouTube ~Country Pop (0:05:04)

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