Now there’s even mo’ moMonday in TO | 191028Mo | Shows for Monday, October 28, 2021

Jacques Russell Trio -PROMO

Jacques Russell Trio -PROMO


We’ve written previously about the monthly moMonday series of gatherings put on by Michel Neray for the past few years and which now take place in various locations across the province on at least an occasional basis.

The events combine inspirational talks by various guests of note along with musical performances and a mingling session that allows people to get to know the various featured guests and network among themselves.

Tonight at Alleycatz in the Yonge-Eglinton area the series kicks off a new Toronto North monthly edition and for the debut the musical feature will be none other than Michel’s own eclectic Jacques Russell Trio.  Playing a meld of Pop, Roots, Jazz and Gypsy music, the group also features Abbey Sholzberg on bass.

Speakers this evening for the 5:30-9 affair, in the casually swank room at 2409 Yonge St., include Jessica Santonato, Neelam Dhall, Mark Ber, Gail Scott and Nina Ruberto, all of whom have inspirational life stories to share.  You can read more about that on the event’s website.

-By Gary 17,
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SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, October 28, 2021

Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically. For KEY to listings codes and schemata see note at end of shows list.

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*2-3> “Out of The Bassment” with host Keiko Gutierrez @ 93.3 CFMU Hamilton and online at ~music featuring bass players

3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon

*6> “Underplayed and Underpaid” interviews and performances by Guelph area bands on CFRU 93.3 FM broadcast and online

6> “Soundcheck with Sabrina” with Sabrina Fallah @ Jungle 77.3 & online at ~eclectic tracks, interviews etc.


416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

*5-9> Jim Heineman Trio @ Mirto Italian Restaurant, 25 Toronto St. ~Jazz

5:30> moMondays Toronto North debut show with featured performance by Jacques Russell Trio featuring Michel Neray & Abbey Sholzberg @ Alletcatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~variety; $

6> The Bruce & Tom Show @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

**7-1 (sign-up at 7, show starts 7:30)> open stage with host D’Arcy Wickham @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.

*7-11> “Middle of Nowhere” open mic (recorded live for podcast) @ Alchemy, 890 College St.

*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

*7-9:30> UkeZac ukulele jam & workshop @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.; $10

7:30-10:30> Jose Contreras (recording release for At The Slaughterhouse album) @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~indie; $

**8> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8> Michael Thorner sings The Beatles with guests Ally Ansari, Alexandra Babiak; more @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E.

8> King Princess @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $

**8:30-1:30> open mic/jam with host Sam Sundar-Singh & feature by Chihiro Nagamatsu @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

8:30> Aril Posen (recording release of video for “Familiar Ground”) @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

*9> open mic @ Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 76 Gerrard St. E.

*9:30> Hallowe’en open mic party with costume prizes @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

9:30> John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Jazz-Rock fusion; $

10> Allison Cameron and Stephen Parkinson @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

10> Heavy On The Willie @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country


416 - TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

7-10> Berman Billings Band @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~original Country/alt-Country; $0

7> Peter Hook and the Light @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> songwriters showcase with host Janet Whiteway & guest feature Patricia Wilson @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$

*7:30> George Lake Big Band @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~big band Swing Jazz/Soul; $10

*8:45-12> acoustic open stage jam with Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

*9-12> Gareth Parry’s Book Club @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/Jazz

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends open stage @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$



*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.



*6:30-10:30>  open mic night @ Rise Entertainment, 1081 Progress Ave.

7:30> Uke jam/workshop or Uke Circle jamalong @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~amateur ukulele players welcome; $5


416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke

6-9> International Blues Challenge contest with Jim Dan Dee; Brian Blain; Sandra Bouza; Sean Pinchin @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $10

7> Austin Bassarath Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

7:30> Jackie; Mating Ritual; Julian Lamadrid; Matthew Chaim @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $

8> The KVB; Sahara; Num.ber @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $

*9> open mic with host Alun Piggins @ The Wicket, 1671 Bloor St. W.

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral & feature set by Josh Piche Band @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.

9:30> Mark Godfrey Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

*10-11> The Skyliners @ Skyline Restaurant, 1426 Queen St. W. ~low-fi Soul/Blues

*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.


519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity

7-10> open mic night @ Four Fathers Brewing Co., 125 Guelph Ave., Cambridge

*7> open mic with Dennis Napper @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

*7:30-12> open mic with Anthony Schmanthony @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

8> The Mavericks @ Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener

9:30> Tommy Major @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9:30> Turk and the Hobbits @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo



*7-11> Rick & Gailie’s Crash & Burn @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0

9> open mic @ The Twisted Wheel, 379 Water St., Peterborough


905 EAST -Pickering to Cobourg

*6-10> Ayden Jacobs @ Chuck’s Roadhouse, 283 Kingston Rd., Ajax ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

7-9> Rob Phillips @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Jazz

8-11> open mic with John Hellyer @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~spoken word & music



*8-11> open mic with Matt Groopie @ Sneakers Sports Bar, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket


905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity

6> The Repeatles @ Innsville, 1141 Highway 8, Stoney Creek ~Beatles covers

6:30>> Greensville Guitar Pickers jam @ Greensville Branch Library, 59 Kirby Ave., Hamilton

6:30> Choir Nation with guest Alex Kadell @ Stcaaircase, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton

*7:30> George Amone Big Band @ Veterans Service Leage, 1473 Main St. E., Hamilton ~Jazz

*9:30> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat N Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country


905 WEST -south Peel, Halton

*8-12> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga

**8-12> jam night with Rick Furtado @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

*9:30> Gracie @ Spice Lounge, 52 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop covers & originals; $0



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, seniors, members, etc.). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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