Schuey’s in Etobicoke going Green for new Thursday jam | 170105Th | Shows for Thurs. Jan. 05, 2017

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I haven’t yet had the opportunity to hear Rock/Blues guitarist James Green perform live, but his pedigree speaks for itself: he was an original member of the iconic Rolling Stones covers troupe The Blushing Brides when it was formed in 1978 and instrumental to their quick rise to fame, performing on the group’s first original hit song in 1981, “What You Talkin’ About,” that is still a huge golden oldie in Quebec.

After leaving the Brides in the ‘80s and performing with various other acts, a few years ago he also launched his own James Green & The Blues Electric band, which seems to have been the ancestor for his current new unit, The James Green Electric.

Although I only just heard of the combo a few months ago, when it began doing some TO area dates, it seems they’re very much going to be in the face of Rock and Blues fans over the next little while.

Tonight they kick off a new Thursday jam they’re hosting at Schuey’s at 1130 Martin Grove Rd. in north Etobicoke, where the group also performed for a gig last month, then tomorrow night the band returns to Linsmore Tavern in east TO, where it previously did a night in November.

Later this month, on the 21st, they’ll be at Black Swan Tavern in east TO, where they also did a show last year along with a 2016 appearance at McGradie’s Pub in Scarborough after a series of dates in various Quebec cities, suggesting that Green has largely been based there until recently.

Certainly Etobicoke musicians hungry for some action on a Thursday night can be expected to welcome him with open arms, and I’d expect a few others will travel from a ways off to check out this event, which includes a full backline and welcomes individual players and groups alike.  Things get underway at 9 and it’s scheduled to go at least till midnight.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, January 05, 2022

161110-support-the-moonListings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

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9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz

Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe

8-9:30> Jade wan & Monica Graham live online @


*5-8> Danny Blue @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~acoustic Pop

6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~songwriter

6-8> Tracey Gallant & Alan Cohen @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Pop-Jazz singer; $10-20/pwyc

6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~moody Blues; $

7-11:45> Ben Harvey & His Ornamentals; Tin Pan Alley and Cody McMillan; The Astrosurfers @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~old-time Jazz/50s Rock ‘n’ Roll; $10

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

7> Rumpus Room @ Tranzac Lounge (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

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

*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

8-12> Jeff Barnes & Noah Zacharin @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St., TO ~original Roots

8> Moneen; The Fullblast @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~original Rock; $20

8> “School Of Rock” benefit for “Educate an Island” in Cambodia with sets by Avery Florence, Taylor Kurta, The 501 East; Sick Widen & Nasty; Dave Borins; Shezele Weekes @ Revival, 783 College St., TO ~indie; $30

8> Mike Riley; Mikalyn Hay @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~songwriters

8:30> tba @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., TO

8:30> Chris Gale @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Top 40

*8:30> Organic Groove open mic with host Dylan Hennessy @ Cannabis Culture, 461 Church St., TO

9-11> Ros Kindler @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~ $10-20/pwyc

9-12> Saffron and Friends; Jimmy Pearson; Anjelica Rees @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie

9> The Trust; Royal Fuzz; Jailbirds; The Bandicoots; Silence Factory Band @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $5

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

9> Pulse in Tempo; Double Dragon; Maze Driver @ Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St., TO ~indie; $5

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St., TO

9:30> Tom Robertson @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Blues

9:30> Dovira @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*9:45> Stacey Kaniuk @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> West Hammock @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Malcolm Connor & Belinda Corpuz @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

9> The Dookies; Bad Luck @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W., TO ~covers of Green Day/Distortion; $7

*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W., TO ~acoustic Pop


7-9> Jordan Glick @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter; 0$

8-12> Bark @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East ~Rock/R&B

8> In Between Sounds @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~psych landscapes

9> Redsteps @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Country/Rock ‘n’ Roll; 0$

*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.


7:30> Mark Eisenman @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

*9> new jam night launch with host band The James Green Electric @ Schuey’s, 1130 Martin Grove Rd., Etobicoke North

9> The Stew @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~R&B/Rock/Blues; $

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


8-12> jam night with Camel Joe @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

9-1> The Tall Boyz featuring Tommy Rocker host acoustic open jam @ Winners, 2181 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough


5-8> Darcy Windover Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

8:30> Marienda ep release @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~original Jazz/Soul/World; $10

9> The John Wayne Swingtet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz; pwyc

*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*9> open mic with Phil Hood @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

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

9-12> Evan Desaulnier Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> The Layrite Boys @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass

9> Spookyfish; Simon Thomas @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie

9:30> Luke Vajsar @ Hawaii Bar, 989 Dovercourt Ave., TO West ~pwyc

9> Zeppelinesque @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Zeppelin covers; $10

10> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W., TO West ~indie Popl 0$

10> The Blue Demons @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West ~Surf Rock


*6-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock

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

*8> open mic with Mandippal @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinburgh Rd., S., Guelph

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

*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Mike Mecher & Vic Freitas @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam night @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge

9> Harry and Abby Rose @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~“songs from the back of a Harley”

9> Jackets; Conor Gains Band; Jillian Elizabeth @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~Rock/Blues; $7

*9:30> open mic night @ The Black Badger, 55 Water St., Cambridge

*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop


7-11> Tamica & The Boyz with Ian Ross @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio; Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Jazz/Blues

*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues

8> Graham Playford @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic

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

905 EAST

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

8-11> Mellowdee @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax

8> Auckland; Texas King; Excuses Excuses; Hideaways @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~indie; $10

*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

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

10> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop


*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

7> Nolan Hubbard @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

*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

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan


8:30> Bonnie Hamilton hosts Latin jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk

8> The Eggmen @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Beatles tribute

*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 WEST

*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington

*7-11> James Anthony Band & guest tba @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

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

8-12> Semi Tone @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Pop Rock

*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line

8:30> George Crotty @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~innovative cellist songwriter; $10

8:45> open mic with Matt Zady @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Honky Tonk Country new & old

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

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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