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It was probably inevitable that Timothy’s Pub would eventually complete the circle: for many years it offered live entertainment Thursday through Sundays (with two shows Saturdays!) then a few years ago added Wednesdays, last year Tuesdays and now, starting tonight, a full 7-nights-a-week of live music as Sil Simone and a combo of veteran players debuts a new Monday evening weekly series.
It’s interesting to see the “jousting” —whether intentional or not— between this welcoming little room at 344 Brown’s Line in the Alderwood area of Etobicoke and two other well established rooms in nearby Port Credit: Roc’n Doc’s and The Shore Grill (offspring/successor of the late great pub The Harp run by the same owner).
With Roc ‘n’ Doc’s in particular going through sort of an unsettled phase during the past year, juggling its Monday through Wednesday line-ups incessantly in what seems to be a bid to find something that works consistently, Timothy’s appears to be the room of choice for acts that find themselves suddenly unemployed there on a weekly basis. To wit: when the club cancelled the long-running Phil & John shows they moved, for a while before landing at The Shore on Wednesdays, to Timothy’s. Similarly, the band Groovestone was a regular feature at Roc’n Doc’s on Tuesdays for some time until just over a year ago, when Timothy’s scooped them up for the new weekly Tuesday show that celebrated its first anniversary last week.
Now Simone, who had been appearing at Doc’s fairly regularly as a Monday night feature along with musician/club booker Joe Rebello (aka Rebel Joe or Rebelljo), will be anchoring the new 8-12 event, fronting a combo that also includes Ahmed Mitchell, Matt Horner on drums, and Calvin Beale on bass. You can count on a superior musical product from this outfit since Simone, as I’ve told you previously —ironically in announcing just a couple of months ago that he’d be the regular attraction Mondays at Roc’n Doc’s— is a guarantee of excellence any time he takes to the stage.
Whether or not it’s a runaway success right off the hop, you can be sure of one thing at this room: the show will get a good chance to prove itself, as owner Tim Brem is a savvy operator who has his eye on the long-term and has a solid reputation among players for being fair.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, June 05, 2022
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7-8> “Acoustic Workshop” with host Heather Fielding @ CIUT 89.5 FM broadcast and online
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
5-10> Shannon Gunn @ The Berkeley Bicycle Club, 504 Jarvis St. ~Jazz
6> David Newberry @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6:30> Peter Hill Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
**7-1 (sign-up at 7, show starts 7:30)> open stage with host Glen Hornblast @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.
*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
7-8:30> “Voices Rock Canada” with young musicians performing to celebrate Canada 150 @ Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Dr.
7> Tengger Cavalry; Felix Martin; Malphas; Protokult @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $20
7:30> Terry Jones & guests @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.
8:40> Girlpool; Ian Sweet; Lala Lala @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~~contemporary original; $15
**9-1:30> jam with featured host Sam Sundar-Singh @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
*9:30> open mic with host Mark Villamor at Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
9:30> Mike Herriott & The Off The Road Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~R&B/Blues; $
**10> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Chris Banks @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10> Matt Weidinger Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10-2> Dan Gagnon & Jake Saenze @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10> The Wilderness; guests @ Lost And Found, 577 King St. W. ~Hip Hop
*10> live musical theatre open mic @ Statler’s, 487 Church St.
416 - TORONTO EAST
7-10> Bossa Tres @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~smooth Latin Jazz; 0$
7> Lawrence Krauss & Matt Dillahunty @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave.
7:30> some performer the club doesn’t think worthy of naming @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$
8:30-10:30> Michelle Rumball @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~songwriter
*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Julian Taylor & Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst also featuring Rick Anderson host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.
8> Sil Simone Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~~Rock/Top 40 covers
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*8-11> open stage with Dan Walek @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.
*9-1> open jam with The Repairmen @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Mike and Jilly Daley Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
7> Andrew Miller Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
7:30> French composers perform for benefit concert for BLUME Haiti @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave.
8> Josiah & The Bonnevilles @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8> “Funked Up Mondays” with Alaska Chris on drums @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz; $0
*8> open jam with The Pumpkinheadz @ The Wicket Pub, 1671 Bloor St. W.
8:30> tba @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Ambroise; Taylor Ashton @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10
9> Pat Robitaille @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
9> “Songwriter Search” showcase & open stage with opening set by tba The A Listers @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen ST. W. ~songwriters; 0$
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.
9-1> Tim Hamel Trio & guest @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9:30> Tetrahedron @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.
10> Good Enough Live Karaoke Band @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W.
*5> open mic with Dennis Napper @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
7:30-12> open mic @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener
9:30> Turk and the Hobbits @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo
*10-2> Matt Weidinger @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic originals & covers
*7> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
9> tba @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough
9?> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.
10> tba @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket
*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country
8> tba @ Doors: Taco Joint & Metal Bar, 56 Hess St. S., Hamilton
8> Got Talent Challenge with various acts & host Steve Ruddick @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster
Tba 5> Chris Chambers @ SB Prime, 300 Brant St., Burlington ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Mimico Bill @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)
9> Jake Robertson @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
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 purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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