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With the long weekend set to kick off (does anyone actually work on the Friday of a weekend that has a holiday Monday?) tonight will be a good chance for Heavy Metal and classic Rock players to show their chops in Etobicoke.
The monthly Heavy Metal Jam with versatile host singer James Alcock and a talented veteran backing crew takes place tonight at Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. West. Though it has been billed as happening on the last Thursday of each month, it didn’t take place last week because of a touring show and the same fate appears in store for it this month, when another showcase act is scheduled.
No matter —this gathering has a good following from what I’m told and if you like your Rock hard and heavy this no-cover 8-12 show is guaranteed to get your ears ringing.
While you’re in the area there’s also great Pop Rock happening nearby, namely The Nomads at Timothy’s Pub, also from 8-12, and, starting around 10ish, unpredictably engaging and talented Skip Tracer on are on stage at Southside Johnny’s (3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. near Brown’s Line) for their riotous and highly entertaining weekly show.
-By Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, August 01, 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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ONLINE / ON AIR
9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM or online anytime at https://www.mixcloud.com/6345789/ ~Blues/Jazz
Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe
1> “Liquid Lunch” with Hugh Reilly @ www.thatchannel.com ~songwriter interviews & performances
3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
9> “The Punk Revolution” spins music & relates to political and environmental issues @ CFRU 93.3 FM Guelph & online ~ Punk/Hard-core.altRock
10> “Under The Radar” with Stevie Connor @ www.BluesandRootsRadio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL – Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
4-8> Danny Blue; Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~songwriters; $0
5-6> JJ Bui on piano & Vivian Kukiel on violin @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~Classical duo; $0
6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Fifth Element @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6-9> Rich Roxborough @ Tundra Restaurant in Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W. ~smooth Rock/Pop
*6-8> Julia Gartha @ Crocodile Rock Toronto (rooftop patio), 240 Adelaide St. W. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock
6> RISE poetry open mic with feature by Ruben ‘Beny Esguerra @ Centre for Culture, 918 Bathurst St. ~spoken word
6:30> Karl Silvera Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*6:30-9:30> Serge Nikol & Etrick Lyons @ Casa Fuego, 230 Adelaide St. W. ~Jazz
7> Alex Pangman Band featuring Peter Hill @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
7> The New Zealand String Quartet @ Toronto Music Garden Queen’s Quay West at Dan Leckie Way ~Classical; $0
7> La Republica @ Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. ~Latin Jazz; $0
7> Kurt Vile & The Violators; Jennifer Castle & the Angels of Death Band @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd. ~Punk/Thrash; $
7> Johnny Cox Band @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Blues-Rock; $?
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb, tenor Mario Bahg, violinist Jonathan Crow, conductor Gemma New) will join the TSM Festival Orchestra @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $
8-12> Jeff Barnes & Noah Zacharin @ The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. ~original Roots
8> Emily Steinwall; Kyla Charter @ Supermarket, 268 August Ave. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock
8> Reignwolf; Blue Stones @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Darsombra; Uxvae; Subterranea; more @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~indie; $
8> Cannabis Corpse; Raider; Cellpohone; Reptoid @ Hard Luck Bar, 812 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Punk/Hard-core; $
8> Cynthia Tauro; Matt Lagan’s Trispoke @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8-12> Scratch Nasty @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $5
8:30> Dee Devan & Jamie Ransley; Jesse Macrae; more @ Station On Bloor, 866 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Chris Lord Band featuring Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues; $0
9> Dick or No Dick; Shite Being Scottish @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Punk/Thrash; $
9> Pedestrian Lifestyle; Visions of Doyle; Tree Museum @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.
9> Koncepts of Light; Leaving Esmerelda; Madman Orchestra @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~eclectic indie; $10
9> Fethi Nadjem Trio @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Worldbeat
9> Jazz Funeral; Sex Laser; Tigerwing; Ensh @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~electronica/experimental sounds
9> Real Estate; Tess Roby @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
9:30> David Occhipinti’s D.O.T. @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
9:45> Pepper @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Bywater Call @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10> Mike Sedgewick’s Blues Revue @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0
10> Masaru @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*10> Live Band Karaoke @ Crocodile Rock Toronto, 240 Adelaide St. W. ~live karaoke band
10:30> open jam @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST – Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
7-9:30> Levi & The Blue-Rayz @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~Blues-Rock; 0$
7-9> open mic with Holly Clausius @ Grinder Coffee, 1021 Gerrard St. E.
7> open mic night @ The Redwood, 1300 Gerrard St. E.
*7-9> Wordspeak Jam Slam with Carolyn Thompson @ Vocal Euphoria, 10 Dawes Rd. ~spoken word open mic/instruction; $
7-8> Payodora @ Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. ~Worldbeat; $0
8-11> Kristy Hagerman @ Bar Hop Session, 681 Danforth Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8-10> Jazz open stage with Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave.
8> 0Stella; Posy Jay; Bex and The Disappointment @ The Cut/Big Bruce, 1963 Queen St. E. ~songwriters; $10
8> The Mendozaz; Hotel Murder; ; Amuse; Hangtime @ Jasper Dandy’s, 725 Queen St. E. ~Punk/Thrash; $
*8:30-10:30> The Del Fi’s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Rock/Pop; $0
*9-12> open mic/jam @ The Rusty Nail, 2200 Danforth Ave.
9> open mic with Brad Cooper @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave.
9:30> Ida Benna; The Dismounts; Honest Work; C&C Cover Factory @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~indie; $0
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave.
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*6-10> Danny Mann @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-9> Ukulele night with Chris Wilson @ Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W.
8> The Nomads @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
8-12> Heavy Metal jam with James Alcock & band @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.; $0
9:30> Bryan Tyrell @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W. ~Pop
*10-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. ~Rock/Pop
416 – TORONTO WEST – Ossington to Etobicoke
5:30> Keira Harman @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~trombone Jazz; pwyc
7> Vladimir Redzic Quintet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
8> Poor You (recording release for single); nutrients; Bleary Eyed; Eddylevvy @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~eclectic indie; $10/pwyc
8-12> Rock Paper Funk @ Bloor Bar Café, 1050 Bloor St. W. ~Funk/R&B/Soul
8> Ada Lea; Pantayo; Blunt Chunks @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8> Mr. Snzzzy @ Bluebird Bar, 2072 Dundas St. W. ~acoustic Pop covers on ukulele
8:30> Chris Macdronich; Tim Moxam; Madison Olds; Annie Sumi @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriters; $15
9> Ben Gunning (recording release for Nature) @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $9-12> open mic with Nick Densmore @ The Craft Brasserie, 107 Atlantic Ave.
9> Waves That Stray; Torandaga; BamBoo @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9> Bredren; more @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~original Rap/Hip-Hop; $
9> Shook Boys @ Shameful Tiki Bar, 1378 Queen St. W.
9> Adam Beer-Colacino @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> John Wayne Swingtet featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
10> Jessa (aka Jessica Stuart Few); guest Merival; Erik Schramek; Alex St. Kitts @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $pwyc
10> Mike Nagoda and the Spectrum Blues Band @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Blues/R&B; pwyc
519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity
5> Byron Shantz @ Bauer Marketplace, 187 King St. S., Waterloo ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
6> Dave Menard @ Strykerz Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
*6> acoustic jam with Dave Pike @ TWB Co-operative Brewing, 300 Mill St., Kitchener
7-10> NEFE @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~songwriter
*7> open stage with Paul and Sue @ Commercial Tavern, off Notre Dame Dr. South, Maryhill-Breslau
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Pomes; Mingjia; Samson Wrote @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~eclectic indie; $
*8-12> open mic with Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Rhythm & Brews Brewing Co., 1000 Bishop St. N., Cambridge
8> Douglas Watson Band & Friends @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~Blues/Soul
8> jam with Annette Shaffer @ Bloor Bar Cafe, 1050 Bloor St. W.
9> Tyler Crockatt @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Jeff Holdridge @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> Mackenzie Meyer @ The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
*10> Happy Pappy @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
5-6> Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley for Collingwood Summer Music Festival @ Blue Mountain Village Square, 115 Hurontario St., Collingwood ~Blues/R&B; $
7> open mic @ Pappas Billiards, 407 George St. N., Peterborough
7> open mic @ Champs Sports Bar, 203 Simcoe St., Peterborough
*7> open mic night @ The Church-key Pub, 26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
7-9> Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley for Collingwood Summer Music Festival @ New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood ~Blues/R&B; $
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
7:30> Fraser Melvin Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues; $5
7:30> Jamie Ciotta @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
*9-1> Kevin Foster @ Kenzington Burger Bar, 84 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*9> JJ Thompson/Tony Silvestri & Greg Caven @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
9> Across the Board and Jessica Speziale w/ Shaune Watt @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie; $10/pwyc
*9-12> open mic @ Moody’s, 3 Tupper St., Millbrook
10> open mic with Gerald Vanhalteren @ The Coach & Horses, 16 York St., Lindsay
905 EAST – Pickering-Cobourg
*6-10> Sticks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
7> Will Surphlis @ Cork & Bean, 8 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*7> open mic with Colin Campbell @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
7-10> open mic @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
7> Emily Burgess and The Emburys @ Memorial Park Port Hope, 56 Queen St., Port Hope ~songwriter; $0
8-12> open jam with Kerry Kalli Band @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering
*8-11> Rocky Dean Records’ open mic with hosts Brian Pisani & Matt Meraw @ Manantler Craft Brewing Co., 182 Wellington St., Bowmanville
*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
9> “The Rock Show” with Al Joynes @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax
9> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo
905 NORTH-EAST – east of Hwy #400
7-10> Candice Sand @ Marlowe Restaurant, 155 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7-10> Dino Stakos @ Father’s Moustache Grill, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8-12> open mic/jam with host Paul Burdon @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket
*8> open mic with host Kevin Kerr @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham
*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick
905 NORTH-WEST – west of Hwy #400
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
8> jam with Linda Nusca Albertyn @ Sammy’s Grill, 15 Allan Drive, Bolton
*8-11:30> open jam with hosts Ramblin’ Soul @ Stratengers Casual Dining, 212 Queen St. S., Bolton
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
905 SOUTH –Hamilton & vicinity
Noon-1> Big Rude Jake @ Jackson Square, Hamilton, 2 King St. W. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock; $0
Noon-1> Alex Smith & Nicole Christian @ Gore Park, James St. South at King St. East, Hamilton ~smooth Blues/Jazz/Rock; $0
5:30> The Ending To This Story @ The Powerhouse, 21 Jones St., Stoney Creek ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
5:30> Walter Cernile @ Southcote 53, 53 Southcote Road, Ancaster ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
6:30-8:30> Brad Cheeseman Trio @ Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock; $0
8> The Wave @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $8
8> Stephany Bice; Changal Bourque; Adam J. Jenkins; Krystopher Misery Rayne @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~eclectic indie; $
*8-10> Josh Coulter @ Judge and Jester, 17 Main St. E., Grimsby
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton
9> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King St. W., Hamilton,
*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster
9> The Beelays Jazz Quartet @ Zyla’s, 299 James St., N., Hamilton ~Jazz
10> K.C.Lee @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Alfie Smith @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~original Blues; $0
905 WEST –south Peel & Halton
6:30> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
6:30> Rob Reed @ Cucci Ristorante, 119 Jones St., Bronte
*6:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
*7-11:30> Tyler Yarema @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues/Jazz
7> James Anthony with guest @ Uptown Social House, 1900 Walkers Line, Burlington ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7> Chris Ayries @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
7-10> jam & songwriters circle @ NUVO Network, 1295 North Service Rd., Burlington ~songwriters
7:45> all ages open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
9> Arsenals @ Door FiftyFive, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Ska; $0
9> Martin Roleau & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriters; $10
9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
*10:30> Hip Hop open mic @ Less Than Level, 381 Kerr St., Oakville
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. seniors, students, members, etc.) /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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