Not your St. Valentines kind of love tonight - 150212Th Shows for Thursday, February 12, 2022



Katey Morley -Gary 17

Katey Morley -Gary 17

\ Who’da thunk that a sweet looking young lady playing an autoharp would actually turn out to be a Cupid-hater?! Well, it appears that Katey Morley, who does after all look a little distressed in the accompanying photo, is a paid-up member of the Anti-Valentines Day League.  And if not, she can pay her dues tonight by singing about broken hearts when she appears as the special guest of Steve York as part of a multi-artist bill at The Central on Markham St. in the Annex for the “Valentines Schmalentines —Down With Cupid” show starting at 9. Ironically, cover is $10 per single —or $15 for a couple! Too bad it’s not pay what ya can —like with sour tears.

James Clark -Gary 17

James Clark -Gary 17


The futility and bitter undertaste of love —including usually sacrosanct love of family and home, not to mention clowns— is always a central component of the tunes you hear at a show by the James Clark Institute.  The eponymous songwriter’s wry rapier-sharp take on the illusions, delusions and outright lies most of us subscribe to when it comes to matters of the heart will be on display when he brings his full indie Pop band, including Chris Bennett on second guitar and harmony vocals, into east TO’s Linsmore Tavern on Danforth Ave. starting at 9. No cover.


Jonny Rock -Gary 17

Jonny Rock -Gary 17

I know nothing about multi-instrumentalist Jonny Rock’s love life or attitudes towards everyone’s favourite heart ailment except I do know one thing he adores and surely can’t live without: playing in kickass Rock bands. He enjoys sitting in as bassist with Tommy Rocker’s Classic Rock Band so much that he travels from Mississauga to the far reaches of east Scarborough every Thursday to be part of the group as it hosts a 9-1 jam @ Centro Pizza on Kingston Road in the West Hill area.


-Gary 17,


SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, February 12, 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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*5-8> Kirsten Jones @ Richtree Restaurant, Eaton Centre (14 Queen St. West), TO ~Country originals & Pop covers

5-8> Francois Jalbert Jazz Quartet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Montreal Jazz

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Roots-Pop

6:30> Worst Pop Band Ever @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~moody Blues

7-9> Michael Coughlan @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

7> Kimberley Wetmore @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Rock/Blues/R&B

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-11> Tinderbox Thursdays open stage with Michael Keith @ La Revolucion, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

*8-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

8> Goddo @ Phoenix Concert Centre, 410 Sherbourne St., TO ~CanRoc icons; $22

8-12> R&B/Blues @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO

8-12> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40

8-12> Art Lajambe @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~Pop

*8-12> open mic & jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener

8:30> “The Jazz Side Of Love” with Guido Basso Quintet @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz; $35/-

8:30> Songwriters Circle of Jerks 28: “Jerks in Love!” with host Nelson Sobral & special guest Stacey Dowswell @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~songwriters; pwyc

8:30> Kevin Breit & Mark Lalama @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Jazz-Rock/R&B Fusion; $15

Linsmore 1502099> James Clark Institute also featuring Chris Bennett @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~indie Pop with bite

*9> Tommy Rocker’s Classic Rock Band  with Jonny Rock on bass host jam @ Centro Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

9> “Valentines Schmalentines —Down With Cupid” showcase with emcee Melissa Story; Steve York with Katey Morley; Sharron Katz; Alan Pardo Torres; more ~indie Pop; $10/$15 couple

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9> Fameless; Shahi Teruko; Maya Killtron; Lunda Luztono; Haviah Mighty @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie

9> Leslie Hudson & Alexander Quail @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots

9-12> Tom & Reid @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic Blues & Rock

9> Jazz Biscuit @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/R&B

9-1> Tony “Wild T” Springer & The Spirit @ Monarchs Pub (Eaton Chelsea Hotel), 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Blues

9> Steers and Queers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Brokeback-style Country?

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

9> Linda Wright @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

Southside 150209*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop

*9:30> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

9:30> Robb Cappelletto Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

9:30> open mic with Robbie & Matt @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> The Speck Brothers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Angie Nussey; Ben Sures @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~songwriters; pwyc

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

*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

*9:45> Robin Banks @ The Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

10> Ferraro; Stonetrotter @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Collette Savard & guests @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Sisters Euclid/Pretzel Logic/? @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~

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

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