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Songwriter and enthusiastic promoter of local indie acts Steve York has been running the weekly Indie Tuesdays at Piston for three-and-a-half years now and has been involved in the weekly Sunday open mic at Supermarket stretching back over eleven years, as we’ve told you in previous articles.
With all that energy expended organizing shows for other artists (he’s also a big booster of songwriter Katey Morley, who has become a staple of local songwriting showcases since releasing her debut double-ep Now/Then back in late 2016 with his assistance) he’s nevertheless still had time to write new songs for his own originals project, Mercy Flight.
In fact the group appears every other Tuesday as one of the three acts on the the bill for the Tuesday indie series at Piston, leading to the band becoming “pretty tight right now” York told canadiantbeats.ca editor & publisher Jenna Melanson recently.
Tonight that culminates in release of a new album of songs in the room, at 937 Bloor St. W. near Ossington, in place of the usual Tuesday indie showcase —though I wouldn’t be surprised to see an opening act (Hi Katey!) or follower also take the stage at some point.
The Flight takes off at 9 p.m. and there’s a $10 cover, with the 10-song album Humanizer (you can check out the video for one track on the canadianbeats.ca interview page) available in cd, vinyl or download card formats for, I assume, an additional charge.
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**7-8> “Songtalk Radio” songwriters interviews/chat with weekly guest @ CJRU 1280AM Toronto and online
7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on Rock-Fm.ca
7-10> Bluesday On Tuesday @ CKUW 95.9 FM www.ckuw.ca/listen
10-11> “Howl” with hosts Nancy Bullis & Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM & online ~profiles of and interviews with poets and songwriters
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
1:30> “Phantom of the Opera” @ Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. ~musical theatre; $
5-9> Jex; Craig Currie; Tange; Bookchop; Stones @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~eclectic indie; $
6> Matt Weidinger @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6:30-8:30> Trevor Giancola Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $pwyc
*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz piano
7:30> Triio feat. Manabu Kitada @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St.
7:30-11> Modern Space + screening of “Walk Hard” @ Royal Cinema, 608 College St. ~indie band + movie of their choice; $0
7:30> Paul Simon @ Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. ~iconic contemporary original; $
8> Reagan Mutt; Shannon Chapman; Maharani Lady Patul @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~eclectic indie; $
8> Midge Ure; Paul Young @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St.
8-10> Pavlo’s 20th anniversary concert (Night 3 of 20) @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $ includes nightly guitar giveaway to one audience member
8> Art Bar poetry & open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~spoken word
8> Hey Stella! @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/
8:30> Wolfgang Gray Trio; Lydia Persaud; Harrow Fair; Sam Polley; Side Hustle @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $
*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
9> ABC Songwriters Circle with host performer Robert Pelletier & guests Dean McKinnon, Robert Hyde, Sal Indigo in the round @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~songwriters; $0
9> game.set.trap @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul
9:30> Ben Lee and The End Of The World @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues/R&B/Jazz
9:30> Jazz jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $
10> open mic @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10> Stop Time @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Jazz
10> The Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B
10> George Westerholm; Joan Smith & The Jane Does; The Shanks; Blackdog Ballroom @ Cherry Cola’s, 100 Bathurst St. ~eclectic indie; $
416 –TORONTO EAST
5:30> Whitechapel; The Black Dahlia Murder; FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE; Aversions Crown; Shadow Of Intent @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~eclectic indie; $32.75
*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues piano
7-10> Joel Saunders @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
7> King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard; Amyl and The Sniffers @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave.
7-10> Greg Pilo and guests Alison Young, Steve Amirault, Artie Roth @ Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. ~mainstream Jazz; $0
**8-11> open stage hosted by Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave.
8-11> Gary Edward Allen; Susanne Maziarz; Houndbelly @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~indie; 0$
*8-11> Traditional Irish music @ Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen St. E.
8:30-10:30> The 501 Band @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave.
9-12> Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial @ Dora Keogh ~eclectic vintage Pop/Jazz
*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Folk Roots
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*6-10> The Irish Guys @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8> Groove Stone @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock/Soul
416 – TORONTO WEST
6> “Cabaret of Love” with Shout Sister Choir; Murphy Browne; Jim Nielsen and the AIJ Family Band; Ms Nookie Glaore; Stan Chase; Robert Lyn; more @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. E. ~eclectic indie; $
7-8:30> Myna Wallin; Stevie Howell; Genevieve Scott @ Boneshaker, 1101 Bloor St. W. ~spoken word
7> Kendrick Lamar; SZA; ScHoolboyQ; Jay Rock; Ab-Soul; SiR; Lance SkiiiWalke @ Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~eclectic indie; $
8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Reg Schwager on guitar @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Blues; 0$
8> I Deny Honeymoon feat. Devin Loran @ Alchemy, 890 College St.
8> Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires; Catholic Wilt; Modern Hut @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $
*8-11> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Folk-Rock originals & covers
8:30> Yours Are the Only Ears; Abigail Lapell @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $10
8:30> Jon Comyn; Kyla Charter; Whoop-Szo; The Highest Order @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~eclectic indie; $
9> Mercy Flight (recording release for Humanizer) @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $10
9> Phèdre; Ice Cream; Sydanie; Millenial @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
9> Everlovin’ Jug Band @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots-Rock Jug music
10> JR; Jeff Jones; more @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~eclectic indie; $15
6> open mic @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
*6-8:30> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange Galt, Queen’s Square at 1 North Square, Cambridge
*6> open mic @ The Ridge Social Eatery, 3215 Roseville Rd., Ayr
*7-10> open mic with Andy Hughes @ The Joint Café, 43 Cork St. E., Guelph
*7-11> Waterloo Wellington Bluegrass Association holds Bluegrass jam @ Galt Legion RCL #121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge
8> open stage @ Grand River Hotel, 1102 King St. E., Cambridge
8> jam with John McKinley Band @ Lana’s Lounge, 220 King St. N., Waterloo
8> acoustic song circle jam with host Terry Golletz @ Café Crêperie, 40 Mill St. W., Elora
9> DC Fraser @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
9> open mic jam @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
9> Dirty Deep @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~indie; $
10> Chalkline @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo
7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> open mic night with Matt Diamond @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
9> Hello Delaware; Nick Faye & The Deputies; Nick Ferrio @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~eclectic indie; $10
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
7-9> Cobourg Poetry Workshop @ The Cat & Fiddle Cobourg, 38 Covert St. Cobourg ~spoken word
*7:30> Don Owen & Bruce Longman @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~tribute to The Beatles
*8:30-12:30> open mic @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby
9> Rob Watts @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock
*9-1> open mic with Justin Cooper @ Fox & The Goose, 799 Park St. S., Oshawa
*9-1> open acoustic jam @ The General, 21 Celina St., Oshawa
*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa
7-10 > open song circle with Patti McLaughlin @ RCL 385, 105 Industrial Pkwy. N., Aurora
*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill
*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*8:30-12:30> open mic with host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket
Noon-2> Solstice @ Gore Park, King St. E. at John St. S., Hamilton
7> Ginger St. James @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8> Empty Minds; Kid Lucifer; Built By Thieves @ Doors Pub, 56 Hess St. S., Hamilton ~indie; $?
*8> Chris Chambers @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8:30-12> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*8> Chris Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic
*9:30> Ten Gallon Cat @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country?
10> jam night @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton
*7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 102-2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7> open mic with Chris Partland @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington ~songwriters
8-11> Dale & Cody & guests @ The Port House, 139 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~acoustic Pop duo
*8> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock
8-12> Mickey Doyle @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acousic Rock/Top 40 covers
*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2
*8:45> open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga
9> “Sound of Music Festival Club Series” with Kill No Albatross; The Maysides @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~contemporary original Rock/Punk
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. students, members, seniors, etc.). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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