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We’ve written before about the monthly eclectic big ensemble gatherings at Free Times Café known as Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room, when the group staged its annual Robbie Burns show there in late January 2017.
As we told you then, the ten-or-more piece group, which consists of a variety of instrumenta, including Wayne Neon on sax and flute, tries out various pre-agreed new songs every session so that the gatherings remain fresh and feeds the development of all the individual members.
When we wrote about them in 2017, the assembly had celebrated their 13th anniversary earlier that month, so now, tonight, two years later, they hit another milestone as they celebrate hitting 15 years and getting ready for “sweet sixteen” starting later this month for the Burns do.
It starts at 8 p.m. in the back room of the club at 320 College Street, between Spadina and Bathurst, and there’s no cover but arrive early if you want to grab a seat in the smallish music lounge.
SHOW LISTINGS for Sunday, January 13, 2022
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ 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 @ www.sundaymorningsoul.com ~Blues
9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ http://www.bluesandrootsradio.
2:30> Carmen Toth live @ www.facebook.com/carmentoth111 ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
3:30> Carmen Toth reprise of 2:30 show @ www.instagram.com/
carmentoth111 ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on www.560cfos.ca) ~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 @ https://m.mixcloud.com/
9-10> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @ https://theyogahub.ie/what-is-
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
1> Toronto Improvisers Orchestra @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
3> Venture School of Music showcase @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E.
3-5> Ayal Senior; Bryan Ruryk; Nick Flanagan @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
3> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St. ~Classical: “Sibelius Symphony 2”; $
3:30-6:30> Red Hot Ramble @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz
5> “More Songs & Poems” with Robert Priest & Max Layton with guests David Bradstreet, Nanci Ahern & house band featuring Ed Roth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~music & poetry; $0
6-7:30> Susan Waycik @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
7> Tamar @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~~Flamenco
7> Damien Sneed & Toronto Mass Choir @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; $
7-9> My Father’s Son @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $0
*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.
7-9:30> Elena Kapeleris @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7-9:30> Ros Kindler @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~cabaret Jazz; $
*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B
7:30> Alexa Belgraves @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
*7:45> open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8-11> Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room 15th anniversary show with Wayne Neon & many more @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~eclectic song sharing; 0$
8:30-10> Thalia Parena Altura @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
9-2> open mic with host Mario Palumbo & feature @ Edenhall, 193 Baldwin St.
9:30> Ilios Steryannis Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock
10> Lina Alloemano Four @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
*10> Lauren Knowles & Greg Keyes @ Fynn’s of Temple Bar, 489 King St. W. ~Jazz
10> Country Casannovas @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests Leo Valvassori and Todd Taylor @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
11am-2pm> Devin Patten Duo for Jazz brunch @ Relish 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; $0
**Noon-1> Aaron Coineau @ Might and Main, 126 Main St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave.
4> Jon Brooks @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Roots
*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive
5-8:30> Hogtown Country @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Country Rock; $0
6-8:30> Hogtown Delta @ The Dock on Queen, 932 Queen St. E. ~Blues/R&B
7-9> Fraz Milne Trio @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Pop covers & originals $0
7-11> The Legendary Castaways @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$
5-9> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock ~60s Pop Rock dance party
5-10:30> Church On Sunday, Newcomer, Nothing Special Music, Drupe, Late Kings and Headwires @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $10
*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
**11-2> live Jazz brunch with Double A Jazz @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
Noon-2> Ben @ Golden Gecko Coffee, 282 Jane St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
1-3> Geoff Marshall @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W. ~Country
3-6> Greg Wyard @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriter; $
4-7> The Double Cuts @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~original Country/alt-Country; $
**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country
5-8> Ivan Rosenberg & Chris Coole @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots
6> Jacob Stirling Group @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
6> “Team Building” with Tamara Lindeman; Alanna Stuart; Charlie Lukashevsky; Eliza Niemi; Cailean Lewis; Joëlle Westman; Jason Bhattachary @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $pwyc
7> Mark LaLama Trio @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Blues/Jazz; $
8-11> Bryce & Cassidy Sigouin @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
8> Strike Scream Run; Tenshi; Zaftig @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~eclectic indie; $
8:30> Lake Affect @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; ~original Jazz; $pwyc
8:30> “The Way We Feel 15” with various artists @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (fourth of 4 nights); $45
9> Naomi Froese (recording release for Soothing) @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $
9> Tres Kilos @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Latin/Son
*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0
519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity
1> Onion Honey @ Seven Shores, 10 Regina St. N., Waterloo ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
3-5> Steve Strongman @ Red Papaya Thai and Grill, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~solo Blues songwriter
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge
3> The Wright Stripes @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 170 King St. W., Kitchener ~Jazz; $?
3-6> Paul James; Steve Marriner; Sean Pinchin @ Busholme Inn, 156 Main St. (Hwy 24), Erin ~solo acoustic songwriters sets; $?
6-9> Ian Green @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~Jazz
*7> open mic night with Jesse Webber @ Rich Uncle Tavern, 45 King St. W., Kitchener
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
3> Catfish Willie & The Buckle Busters @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Country
4> open jam with Mike Pulkinghorn @ Malone’s Pint House, 118 Bradford St., Barrie
*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough
905 EAST –Pickering to Cobourg
*3> open jam with Jim Cornell & Kat Vhonda @ Fionn MacCool’s Bowmanville, 2350 Hwy #2, Bowmanville
4> Doug Libby @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*6-10> open jam with Juggernaut with guest Eric Lam @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax
*6-9> open jam with Dino and the Dogs @ Colonel Mustard’s Port Perry, 15 Water St., Port Perry
*6> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-10> Laura Hubert Band also featuring Peter Hill @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop Jazz with punch
*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues
*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
905 NORTH-EAST -east of Highway #400
2-5> Bluegrass jam with Blaine Burnie @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Blvd., Stouffville
*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick
4> open jam @ Rouge River Brewing Company, 50 Bullock Dr., Markham
*6-10> open mic with host Brian Wride @ Col. McGrady’s, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) with host Shane Joseph @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway #400
4> open mic @ Appalachian Public House, 68 Main St. N., Georgetown
5> open mic with Crosstown Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown
5:30-8:30> Carmen Spada & Friends @ J. Red & Co., 341 Main St., Brampton ~Jazz
*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton
7:30> Candlelit Church” acoustic sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots
*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton
3-7> Big John @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0
3-7> “The Hammer Comes Down” fundraiser for festival showcase with Sarah Beatty 3:00; Edgar Breau & Colina Phillips 3:20; Jay Pollmann 3:40; Cory Mercer Music 4:00; Deeps 4:20; Rae Billing 4:40; Big Rude Jake) 5:00; Suzie Vinnick Music 5:20; Matty Simpson & Justine Fischer 5:40; Tim Gibbons 6:00; Dave Rave 6:20 @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~songwriters; $
*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
8> Texas King @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., 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
905 WEST -southern Peel, Halton
*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz
*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
*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues
4:30> members of Walk Off The Earth; Sara Mills; members of Barenaked Ladies; Scott Helman; Monster Truck; USS; many more @ Burlingotn Civic Square, Brant Street, Burlington ~tribute to the late Mike Taylor ~variety; $0
*5> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
7> Mississippi Bends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Blues/R&B10
**8-12> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
8> Joe Rebello Band @ Caven’s Alley, 585 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga
*10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically. Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchasers (eg.: seniors, students, members, kids, etc). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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