Love on Sundays a treat for Etobicoke | 160501Su | Shows for Sunday, May 01, 2022

The David Love Band -Gary 17


Since making its debut at Timothy’s Pub in January of last year, delightful 60s Pop Rock trio The David Love Band has established itself firmly in the well-respected club’s musical roster, since then appearing about every other month for a Friday or Saturday night show.

Now it appears the group, which specializes in melodic Pop from acts that were the “toppermost of the poppermost” in the golden era of radio music (Beatles, Animals, Kinks, et al) is also going to be part of the room’s Sunday afternoon rotation.  They did one of the 5-9 Sunday gigs in the room at 344 Brown’s Line, a little south of Horner Ave., in March and return again tonight.

Despite huge guitar cred spanning four decades with various A-list units like The Carpet Frogs band, Classic Albums Live troupe and backing folks like Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman in their projects, eponymous David Love plays bass (and sings, of course) in this group.  Super-versatile Darrell McNeill handles 6-string duties and power skins-beater Kevin Mulligan is on the kit, with all three singing on some harmony-laden tunes.

I’ve seen how this small but mighty unit transforms a workaday bar into an instant love-fest through authentically recreating the magic for those who remember the halcyon heyday of Pop (they rarely perform anything recorded later than 1969) and blowing the minds of those who can only wish they had been alive back then.  Like the songs they so convincingly deliver, this show never gets old.

Although most nights there’s a cover for the live music at Timothy’s I’m not sure about the Sunday show —but if there is, it won’t be more than $5.  Regulars rave about the food here, there’s a patio that should be open to please fresh-air fiends and if you’re still in the mood for some good music after the gig, the weekly jam at Southside Johnny’s nearby begins around 10 p.m.

-Gary 17,

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11am-2pm> Thaller Family Klezmer Band for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

noon-3> Humber Community Music @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

2> Little York Festival @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

2:30> Collective Improvisation with Avesta Nakhaei @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

3:30-6:30> Club Django @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Django Jazz; $

*4-7> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots

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

5-9> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~vintage Rock/R&B; $10

5> Monk’s Music @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

6-7:30> Alyson McNamara @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10/pwyc

*6-9> open mic with Eddy Culjak @ Fox & Fiddle Wellesley, 27 Wellesley St., TO

7-9:30> KlezKonnection featuring Marty Zatzman @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Canada’s largest community klezmer orchestra; $

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage with hosts Steve York & Tony Rabalao (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St., TO

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

7:30> Harrington @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*8> jam/open mic with backline & host band Meg and the Scene @ The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W., TO

8-9:30> Peter Campbell @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Shirley Horn tribute; $10/pwyc

*8> open mic with Kyle @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

*8-12> The Honour Roll with REMY trio @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~freestyle Hip Hop; no cover

9:30> Jacob’s Castle @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

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

10> The Woodchoppers Association @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~improvisational Roots/Jazz

**10> Blues jam with Brian Cober, Bill Hedefine & guest bassist @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10:30> Geoff Willingham @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock


11 a.m. - 2> Thomas Williams Trio for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. TO East

*2-5> Steve Cole, Russ Boswell & Shawn Nykwist @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

2> Jerry Leger for Acoustic Afternoons @ Grinder on Main, 126 Main St., TO East ~acoustic Pop songwriter

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East

*3:30-7:30> jam @ Black Bear, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East

4> Paul Reddick @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~original and cover BLues

5-7> Cadre @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rootsy Rock/R&B

6-9> Jerome Tucker Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave, TO East ~R&B/Blues

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

*9> Michael Darcy @ An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

**9> open mic night @ The Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Watch This Sound @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~vintage Jamaican music


4-8> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Jake Chisholm & Jesse Whiteley @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Blues/R&B

5-9> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke ~Pop Rock

5-9> The Pie Guys @ Refinery Public House, 3039 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~R&B/Rock

3-11> Have A Heart for Kim benefit fundraiser with many acts, including Al Reilly’s Catalyst also featuring Anthony Cee @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke

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


Noon-4> jam with Ayden & Friends @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

*6> The Tall Boyz featuring Tommy Rocker host acoustic jam @ Coco’s, 2480 Eglinton Ave. E., Scarborough

*7-11> open jam @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough


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

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

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

*5-8> Mike Tod @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~old-time Country Roots

5-8> Trevor Cape & The Field + guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~originals & Grateful Dead tunes

6> WonderFest panel and performances with Signe Miranda; Arlene Paculan; Kat Leonard @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

6> Anthony Argatoff Quintet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz; pwyc

*8:30-11:30> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Blues

8:30> Gymnoped @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz; pwyc

9-1> The Ault Sisters @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz/Roots

9> Steve Gleason @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Pop

9> Tamara Sandor; Bernice; Blunt Chunks @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; $10

10> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~retro Soul-Rock; $


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

3-6> Yazgerz Farm @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford ~Blues/Country Blues

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


3> Bluegrass Menagerie feat. Mathew Fines @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

6:30-9:30> Joe Huron Trio with guest tba @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Jazz

*7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

905 EAST

*3-7> Jam with jam with hosts Still Sunday featuring Jim Cornell @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering

4-7> The Good Brothers @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Bluegrass

*5-10> All-ages open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*8:30-12:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W. Whitby


**1-3> Joe & Frank with guest performer @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz

*1:30-4:30> Blaine Burnie, Mark Thackway & friends @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Boulevard, Stouffville ~acoustic Roots

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

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam with special guest Grant Lyle @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway South, Keswick

*4-8> open mic with backline & keys @ Yogi’s Bar, 1285 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill

*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues

*8> acoustic open mic with Kat Vhonda @ Wild Wing North Newmarket, 340 Eagle Street, Newmarket


2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Jerome Godboo @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $5

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

3> Ride to Conquer Cancer concert hosted by Sandra Tweedle @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

905 WEST

**2-6> Country matinee with host Colin Connors and guest Mark LaFrome @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

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

3-8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

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

**5:30-8:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock

**7-11> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

*7:30-11:30> open jam hosted by Troy Harmer & The Persuaders @ The Brown Barrel, 1515 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton

*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*9-1> Big In Japan @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~$

*10:30> Adam Cooke & The Adams Family @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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