Get your junk in tune with Mark Sepic this afternoon | 180729Su | Shows for Sunday, July 29, 2021

Mark Sepic works with kids in his impromptu instrument workshop. -GARY 17

Mark Sepic works with kids in his impromptu instrument workshop. -GARY 17


We told you last month about some of the amazing instrumental and composing prowess of multi-dimensional songwriter/musician/artist Mark Sepic when he performed an evening at Relish tapas eatery in east TO.

We mentioned his “Junkestra” project in passing in that article and one of the photos that accompanied it showed him performing on one of his improvised instruments, which he fashions from discarded everyday items ranging from tin cans to plastic jugs, broken hockey sticks and fallen tree branches along with many others.

It was delightful to discover him back in east TO again earlier this month too, when he had been engaged by the East End Arts organization and local councillor Mary Fragedakis to set up a workshop table as one of the artisan displays at the evening mini-festival based around a concert by Julian Taylor at East York Civic Centre.

Checking out the sounds of a Mark Sepic 'Junkharp' -GARY 17

Checking out the sounds of a Mark Sepic ‘Junkharp’ -GARY 17

As usual he delighted the kids by helping to fashion impromptu drums from old tin cans that they could take home with them and by letting them try out some of his instruments such as the “junk harp” he made years ago from part of a broken tree limb.

He’s busier this time of year putting on such workshops and presentations than he is playing guitar.  And when he brings in his full Junkestra rig —as he’s doing this afternoon to wrap a two-day stint on Harbourfront’s Boulevard Patio at 235 Queens Quay downtown— kids not only make and play and discover instruments, they can play in them!

Mark Sepic showing the crowd his improvised drums at July 18 '18 concert. -GARY 17

Mark Sepic showing the crowd his improvised drums at July 18 ’18 concert. -GARY 17

For one of the features of his Junkestra installations is a portable walk-in box somewhat bigger than a closet and containing a vast array of tone-making devices all derived from discarded bits of this and that —including the kitchen sink in one version!  (He has different sizes and configuration of Junkestra installations that he can employ depending on the situation in which he’s being asked to present.)

A portable version of the Junkestra

A portable version of the Junkestra

It’s a brilliant concept that not only fosters development of creativity and thinking both outside and inside the box, but also awareness of ecological principles, since like all of his works, every piece of the constructions are fashioned from “junk”.

It’s been said that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure but seldom if ever before has that concept been illustrated so harmoniously and with such delightful spinoffs as what Sepic will provide from 12:30 this afternoon through till 6:30.  And like the junk he uses to create the experience, it’s all free!

-Gary 17,
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*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)

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

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

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

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

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



11am-2pm> Michael Anklewicz for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~Worldbeat; $5 (music only)

12:30-6:30> Mark Sepic’s improvisational Junkestra workshop/playground @ Harbourfront Centre Boulevard Patio, 235 Queens Quay W. ~create and play your own instrument with recycled junk; $0

Noon-2pm> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~piano Jazz; $5

Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

Noon-11> Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market area with Paper Parachutes; Generations Reggae and many more acts outdoor on street closed to traffic and at various venues (which see) ~eclectic indie; $0

*Noon-4> Dan Gagnon @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

1:30​> Polky Village Band @ Trillium Park Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Balkan-Flamenco fusion

2-5> Canadian National Jazz Project @ The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd. ~Jazz; $0

2> Soul Sunday street party @ Trinity Common, 303 Augusta Ave.

3-7> Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble; Moskitto Bar; Daby Toure; Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited @ Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay ~Worldbeat; $0

2-6> Bird City; Crooked House Road @ Distillery District stage, 55 Mill Street ~songwriters; $0

3-5> Cosmic Homeostasis VII with Mechanical Forest Sound @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~ambient interstellar electronica monitoring

3> Sepentina North; Snake Bite; more @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

3-7> Kalyna Rakel; Side Hustle; Jerus Leao @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W.; ~indie; $10

3:30-6:30> Freeway Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Dixieland Jazz; $

4> Donny Milwaukee @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz-Soul; $5

4-11> Jesse Perez with Simon Jain & Cartel @ Thompson Toronto, 550 Wellington St. W.

4> Minor Infraction String Band @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz

5> Isabel & The Uncommons featuring Tony Quarrington @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Root-Pop; $0

6> Metro Big Band featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., TO North ~big band Jazz

6:30> “Legend Night 2018” with over 80 South Indian artists performing @ Scotiabank Arena / Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. ~Worldbeat; $

7-8:15> The Willows @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz vocal trio; $10-20/pwyc

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.

7-10> Lora Ryan; Roveena; Rae Vermeer; Kalyna Rakel; Victoria Staff @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~songwriters; $15

7-9:30> Kalya Ramu @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

7-10> The Rhythmaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.

*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

*7-12> Michael Costantini @ Reverie At The Park, 569 College St. ~Roots-Rock

7> Comethazine; Candy Paint @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7> Archspirel First Fragment; The Kennedy Veil; Sarah Longfield @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $15

7> Jason Mraz; Demi Lovato @ Echo Beach / Budweiser Stage, 1001 Lake Shore Blvd. W.  ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Jesse Corrigan @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

7:30> Gundei DaZoe; Ti Roro for Carl-Henry Remy art show & auction @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Rap/Pop

7:30-9> Shawn William Clarke @ Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St.; $0

*7:45> open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8> Fold; Sky; Kuni @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W.; $ ~indie; $

8> Daniel Norgren; Fruit Bats @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $

8> Homeshake; LA Timpa @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W.  ~contemporary original; $

8> Poster Boy; Leucrocuta; Bad Passion; Databats @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $

8:30-10> Yonge Guns Quartet @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

9-2> open mic with host Mario Palumbo & feature Rob Allen @ Edenhall, 193 Baldwin St.

8> Johny Nocash; Nailbox; Cadillac Blood; Outrun The Sun; Bien Agiter @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~Punk/Thrash; $10

9> Jonathan Becker & The North Fields @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

9:30> Jay Danley Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Ethio-Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> ANT @ Fynn’s of Temple Bar, 489 King St. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers

10> Nilan Perera’s Synaptic Circus @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

10-2> Running Red Lights Duo @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.



11am-2pm> Evan Desaulnier Trio for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

11:30-2> Broke Up Hearts @ Leslieville Farmers Market @ Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave.

Noon-2> “Hug The Danforth” with Pamela Gilmartin Duo @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter

Noon-6> Beaches International Jazz Festival free concerts on two stages with Bill King’s Uprising; Timeless; Crack of Dawn; KC Robers; Composers Collective Big Band; The Jazz Mechanics; more @ Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. ~Jazz; $0

Noon-4> Whiskey Jack @ Kew Gardens Park bandshell, 48 Lee Avenue ~Jazz; $0

2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out East Jazz jam @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

4> Ken Yoshioka & Noriaki Shinsawa @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Blues; $0

*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 OConnor Drive

5-7> Cadre @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; 0$

5-8:30> The Dreamboats @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~vintage Pop/R&B; $15

7> Us The Duo; Justin Nozuka @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

7-11> Mike Nagoda and The Spectrum @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$

8> open mic with Gwen Beal @ AAA Public House Gerrard, 598 Gerrard St. E.

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.

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5-9> Two For The Road @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Browns Line ~Pop Rock

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.



10am-5> “Guild Alive With Culture” arts festival with Sonic Square; Spirit of Ohana; Alexa Ray; Derrick Zuber & The Zoomers @ Guild Park, 201 Guildwood Parkway ~contemporary original; $0

1-4> David Morrison & Tom Robertson @ Olde Stone Cottage, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Blues/R&B; $0

5-10> Fuh-Fun Band @ Tropical Nights, 1154 Morningside Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers

*9-1> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek & Paul Evans @ Al Mac’s, 2459 Kingston Rd.



**11-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.

* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass

1-4> Abacus Complex @ Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W.

3-7> Jeff G & The Four Heads @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W. ~classic Rock

4:30> Janice Lee; Bethany Daniels; Niki Nikita; Claire Mortifee; Steph Crothers @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $12

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country

5-8> Ivan Rosenberg @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots

6> Emily Denison Septet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~vibraphone Jazz; pwyc

7-9> Bryce Jardine & Peter Graham @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters

8-11> Carlo @ Alchemy, 890 College St.

8> Yung Bae; Isla Den @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> Slow Drags; Nadsat; Carinae @ Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10

8:30> Brittany Craig Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

8:30> open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.

9> Colonel Tom & The American Pour featuring Peter Hill on keys @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Canadian Honky Tonk; $0

9> Baerd; RedFox; Nate Daviau @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $12

*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0



*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

6-9> Pete Fischer @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph

9> Brendan O’Halloran @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo



2-4> Sean Hully Group @ Beard Free Brewing, 649 The Parkway, Peterborough ~Jazz

*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford

3> Doug Horner @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

3-6> Kevin Foster @ Publican House Brewery, 300 Charlotte St., Peterborough

*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough

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


905 EAST

4:30> jam with Matt D @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Smcoe St. N., Oshawa

4:30-8> Ugly Horse @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic

6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*6> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues

*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock



*11am> Robert Lee Trio @ Lil’ Brew Hops, 209 Main St. S., Newmarket ~Jazz

12> Port Perry Ribfest with Augusta Ray; more @ Palmer Park, 175 Water St., Port Perry

2-5> Bluegrass jam with Blaine Burnie @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Blvd., Stouffville

*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick

*7-10> Lynn McDonald @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop/Jazz

*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*9-1> Band jam with The Bandits house band feat. Matt Groopie @ Archibald’s, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill



5> open mic with Crosstown Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown

*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton

6:30-8:30> Swing Serenade Trio @ Chingacousy Park, 9050 Bramalea Rd., Brampton ~Swing Jazz; $0

7:30> Brian DeBoer for “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~acoustic

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton



2-6> Sunday Blues with Brant Parker Band & guests @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young Street, Hamilton ~Blues; $7

*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

3-7> Jamie Shea @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0

3-7> Rochelles; Filthy Lowdown; Doomed @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Thrash; $

*4> open mic with Neon Moon @ Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St., Hamilton

4> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton

4:30-7:30> JP Riemans @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

9> open jam with Walker and Jamie @ The Pour House Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton

9> Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr @ Lionshead Pub, 137 John St. S., Hamilton

*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton

10> Chris Chambers @ Augusta House, 17 Augusta St., Hamilton


905 WEST

*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz

Noon> Amanda Reeve @ Snug Harbour Restaurant, 15 Stavebank Rd. S., Port Credit-Mississauga

2-4> Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble featuring Wayne Neon @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. North, Port Credit-Mississauga ~Big band Jazz

2-6> Darren LaChance and Annette Haas @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country-Rock

*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

3:30> James Anthony @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues

*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5

4-7> Glenn Groves @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Country

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues

*5> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

*8-11> David Hines & Victoria Yeh as Don’t Look Down @ Port House, 139 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40 covers duo

**8-12> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

8> Derek Pilgrim & Linda Wells @ Caven’s Alley, 585 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga ~Country

*8> open mic night with Mike Shotton 4-piece band @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington



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