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We told you a year ago about the first anniversary show for the then-bi-weekly Indie Tuesdays showcase at The Piston bar in west TO.
Shortly after hitting that first milestone the event, which features three indie acts in the bar at 937 Bloor St. W. near Ossington, went weekly and it’s been going strong ever since.
Tonight the second anniversary show rolls around and of course one of the three acts will be the band fronted by originating host Steve York, whose Mercy Flight combo usually appears every other week.
They’ll be joined this time by the group Communism and by soulful solo songwriter Lindy Vopnfjörd, whom longtime Moon readers will recall first came to our attention when he appeared regularly at Relish in the early days of its musical offerings five years ago.
Things get underway around 8:30 and admission is pay-what-you-can.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, January 26, 2022
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.). 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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416 – Toronto Central
*7-11> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ Jazz jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO
7> Songwriters Association of Canada Toronto Regional showcase and open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~songwriters; no charge
8> Australia Day celebration @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO
*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $
9> Angela Saini single release with Thrifty Kids; John Muirhead @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; no cover
*9> Chris Caddell Blues Band @ Lou Dawgs, 598 King St. W., TO ~Blues
9:30> Waring Blues Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Blues
*9:30> open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St., TO
**9:30> Steve Kirby @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $
*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $
10> Nick Fraser @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO
*10> The Hit Pickers @ Cloak & Dagger, 294 College St., TO
10:30> Sons of Jameson @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
416 – Toronto East
*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano
7-10> Broke Fuse @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter
9-11> WE-B3 @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East
9> open mic @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East
*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots
**9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jay Pennell or Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East
*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough
416 – Toronto West
5-8> Rob Davis Blues Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues
8:30> Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Tom Waits tribute; $5
9> Bucketeer @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Soul/Funk
9> Kalya Ramu Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz
9> Practice @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~improvisational music
8> Marquis de Amberish; Erika Werry; Yawn Temiseva; Double Youu; Scott A. Robertson @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie;
**9:30> jam with Derek Downham or Cody McMillan @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic
9> Matt Jarvis @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough
10> Sean Hully @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
9> Ray Darren @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock
*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa
*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*8:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket
*8> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock
*8-12> Groovestone @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Funk; $
*8 (sign up at 7:30)> open stage with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2
*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Culchain’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga
*10> open mic @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
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