It’s a double-MINT fun weekend in north GTA - 150313Fr Shows

150313Fr Friday, March 13


Fans of west-GTA Rock/Pop singer Amanda Rose know that diversity is one of her strengths, and that is expressed in part by having not one but two bands that she can call her own.

There’s the Amanda Rose Band, which often features guitarists such as Josh Gordon or Dave Girdlestone, and also another outfit that’s getting more and more gigs of late: MINT, also anchored these days by guitarist Anthony Cee.

MINT at Shangri-La -Facebook

MINT at Shangri-La -Facebook

Between the two groups Amanda is starting to get a lot of work of late. Recently she headlined at the Maple Leaf Tavern in Etobicoke, the Crown Bar in Richmond Hill and did a duo show with Cee at Flowertown Pub in Brampton. And that’s not to mention her many appearances at jams in Etobicoke, Mississauga and Oakville –which is always a highlight of the night for fellow performers and audiences/

This weekend it is, as Amanda put it: “a double MINT weekend —I’ve been dying to use that!”

Those who want to double their pleasure will need wheels, because one show is in Brampton tonight and the other in Markham tomorrow night.

The group is “back at the Shang” as the promo puts it, tonight, performing at Shangri-La pub at 305 Charolais Blvd. in Brampton starting at 9:30

Tomorrow they swing east but stay above the 407 as Amanda is back at Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. in Markham, by popular demand —she did a show there just two weeks ago with her other group and the crowd really enjoys her high-energy sizzle on stage.

No cover for either show and one of the great things about going north of the 407 is there’s lots of free parking.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, March 13, 2022:

Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators featuring Terra Hazelton @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

5-7> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

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

5:30> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

6-9> Sandi Marie and Under The Bus @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Roots-Pop

6-9> The Polka Dogs @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Pop

*6-9> She @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

6:30> Lester McLean Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7> We Grok Spock @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

7-10> Phil Bisset; David Bateman @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

8> Howard Ross & The Full Count Blues Band @ The Station Pub, 20 Station St., Port Hope ~Blues

8> Patrick Brealey @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8> Blurred Vision @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~upbeat Rock; $

8> Variety Night with various talents hosted by John Marlatt @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~eclectic; $5

8:30> Laurel Yule & Aaron Burke; Imogen Bel @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~songwriters; pwyc

8:30> Jack de Keyzer @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~two-time Juno winning Blues; $

8:30> Judged @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9-2> Niall; Mary Stewart; The Celebration Army feat. Nelson Sobral; Big Name Actors; Shikha Sehgal Trio @ Not My Dog, 1510 Queen St. W., TO West ~indie

9-1> Denielle Bassels Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Tim Bradford @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~original Country-Pop

9> Stiletto Flats @ Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock

9-1> The Lonely Hearts @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Molly’s Chamber @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> The Riot Kings @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lakeshore Boulevard East, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40/Blues

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

9> John Chantry @ Blarney’s Gate, 1151 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Rock/Pop

9> Bernadette Band @ King Richard’s Pub, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

9:30> MINT featuring Amanda Rose & Anthony Cee @ Shangri-La, 305 Charolais Blvd., Brampton

Linsmore 1503099:30> Riff Raff @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock; $5


*9:30> David Macmichael & Dean McKinnon @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9:30> Fifteen Stone featuring Darrell MacNeill @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~classic Rock hits

9:30> Doubleshot @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough ~Blues/Rock

9:30> Parkside Drive @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> The Dawgs @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North ~Rock; $

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

9:30> The Staff @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

9:30> Marc Joseph Band @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

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

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

*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill

9:30> Phoenix @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

9:30> Bar Slap @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Bare Blue Sea @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> The Treble Men @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:45> Brian O’Kane @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

Southside 15030910-2> Bad To The Bone @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~George Thorogood tribute

10> Tommy Rocker @ Fox at Scarborough Junction, 646 Danforth Rd., Scarborough ~classic Rock

10> Melvin Colacino Blues Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~Blues

10-2> Hot Wax Meltdown @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

10> Howl Canyon @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~indie Folk

10-2> Pop Cherry @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~classic Rock; $

10-2> Andy Earle @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 36 Kingston Rd., E., Ajax ~Pop Rock/Top 40

10-2> Live Sex Show @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa ~Rock; $5

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

10:30> Shawn Brady & The Northern Sons @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

10:30> Soul Stew @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~ Funk/R&B; $

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