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Some longtime readers may, like me, initially be a little confused when they hear that “SEBB is hosting a Blues-Rock jam tonight at Black Swan.” They may assume that the host of the Monday night open stage at the Danforth Ave. tavern in TO East, Sebastian Agnello (aka Seb to fans and friends) is adding another night to his schedule there. After all, in addition to being an acoustic balladeer/protest singer as he demonstrates Mondays, he’s highly renowned as an ace Rock/Country electric Les Paul guitarist and the Blues comes easily to him as well, when he has a mind for it.
But in fact the SEBB in question is a different one and so is the location! For as residents of Burlington know, there is also a Black Swan Pub & Grill in that sleepy suburb, at 4040 Palladium Way, which, like its TO Black Swan Tavern namesake, also features regular live music.
And tonight hosting the Thursday jam there —for the second time this month in what I’m told is likely to be a regular rotation— is the other SEBB: high-powered trio the Screamin’ Evil Blues Band, fronted by ace Telecaster slinger and lead singer Keith Danby.
This group has been busy building up a solid rep in bars across Ontario over the past five years, playing a wide range of venues in all parts of “The Six” as well as in 905 locales like Richmond Hill, Streetsville, Pickering, Port Credit, Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and Mississauga as well as forays into Erin, Brantford, Gravenhurst and more.
I haven’t had a chance to hear them beyond the videos you can see from a link on their very amusing and high-energy website. (Scroll to the very bottom where the Copyright info is for a taste of their always present Rock’n’roll sense of humour!)
Known as SEBB by their followers and in their own descriptions of the band, the group has an earthy, gritty sort of “dirty Blues Rock” approach to covering tunes like “Talk Too Much”, “Red House”, “Crossroads” and “Rocky Mountain Way” among a legion of others. They deliver them with an expertly applied grungy edge that makes them urgent again and it shows in audience reactions.
A number of the videos seem to include various guest artists (or sometimes audience members) sharing the stage with them so I’d guess from that plus their fun-loving attitude —and that fact that they’re back in the hosting role already after a May 4 debut— that they’ll be pretty accommodating to jammers who come out for the 8-12 event.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, May 18, 2022
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ONLINE / ON AIR
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> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
*5-8> Danny Blue @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~acoustic Pop
5-8> Anna Douglas Trio @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
6> Treasa Levasseur @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> On The Dial @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $
6:30> Bush @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $39,50+
7> Terry Gillespie recording release for Home Boy; opener Jenie Thai @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
7-9:30> music and poetry open stage (signup at 7) @ Queen Gallery, TO Central, 382 Queen St. E. ~$5/donation
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> open mic with feature by Jordan Paul @ Libertarian House, 236 Queen St. E.
*7:30> Sarah Jordan & Matt G @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~acoustic Top 40
*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> Erik Bleich & Carl Lorusso Jr. @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
8> Kalendar Folk Ensemble doing “Zemlya / Earth” @ St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave. ~Ukranian Folk opera; $30
8-12> Graydon Butler @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; pwyc
8> Wavves; Post Animal @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8> Red City Radio; The Bombpops; Russian Girlfriends @ The Dance Cave (Lee’s Palace), 529 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $13.50
8> Jessica Moss recording release; Joni Void; Jason Sharp @Royal Cinema, 608 College St. ~songwriters; $15
8:30-10> Mandy Goodhandy with guests Tracey Gallant, John Amato, Sebastian Ellis @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
8:30-1> open mic with Alicia Porter @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St.
8> Gouge Away; Die Hexe; The Adored @ Hard Luck Bar, 812 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Mustard Plug; K Man and The 45s; Cardboard Crowns @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $15
9> Friendly Rich; The Lollipop People; Lotus Wight; Curly Octopus @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $10
9> Iammontycantsin; The Starved @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $
9> Chris Lord Ideal @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues
9> The Isotopes; Boids; School Damage; The Killer Wails @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> Esoteric Doctrine; Vileoath; Cause For Alarm @ Nocturne, 550 Queen St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10
9> Maya Lilltron; APHROSE @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~contemporary original; $
9> Maks; Clear Skys; OF; Some Minor Noise @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $pwyc
9-11:30> Linda Carone recording release @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:30> Rudy Smith with Kieran Overs Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Alison Young @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Staycation; opener Bad Luck Woman @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.; pwyc
10> Kalyna Rakel; Marcus Walker; Mauve Grove @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriters; $8
10> Midnight Tomato @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
10-2> Don Campbell @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
10> Special Interest Group @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots-Rock
10> Blackburn @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Blues/R&B
10> Shelby Comeau @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-9> Warren Grieg @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
7> Tokyo Police Club @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
7:30-12> open mic with Gary Edward Allen @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.
7:30> The Birthday Massacre; Army of the Universe; Ludovico Technique @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
8:30> Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett; The Fellas @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.
7:30> Sherie Marshall Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; min table charge
8> The John Mostyn Mystery Hour @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; pwyc
9> So Retro @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
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 SCARBOROUGH
8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9> acoustic jam with The Tall Boyz featuring Tommy Rocker @ Karl’s Sports Bar, 4528 Kingston Rd.
9:30> High Rollers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Michelle Rumball @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues/Pop/Jazz
6> The Lipstick Junkies; Passport Radio; Hanna Busière @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $
*6:30-9> Carl Bray & guest @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~solo piano
7:30-9> Autorickshaw celebrating 15 years @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Fusion Jazz; $15
**8-10> The Soul Maître D’s with guest David Storey @ The Archtop Café, 2312 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
8> The Hellbent Rockers @ Shameful Tiki Bar, 1378 Queen St. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8-10> Ruby @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Kevin Fox @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $
8:30> The Acolades; Sticks; Patrik; Jahmeel @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $10
8:30> Louis Simäo @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $
9> Ed Vokura @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~violin virtuoso; pwyc
9> Iron Chic; Daggermouth @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9> Herbie Fabulus and Friends recording release for Good Man ep with guests Errol Starr; Tony “Wild T” Springer; Jerome Tucker @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Reggae; $35
9> Hotkid; Wave of Terror; Eiyn Sof @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
9> The Rumble; The Del Rays @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers/~indie; $
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9> open mic with Phil Hood @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9-12> Chris Staig & Shelley Coopersmith @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots-Rock
9> Manequin Pussy; Bad Channels; Worst Gift; Bleack Bath @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie; $
9> Western Settings; Sammy Kay; Rival Dojo; TurtleNeck; more @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~indie; $
9> Taylor Holden & The Law of Averages @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Roots; $0/pwyc
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
10> Multi Mode; Edna Kiong; Sergio SP; Acote; Short Bloom @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W.
10> Black Pearls @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. recording release for ~tribute to Traveling Wilburys & members; $10
11> The Mercenaries @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~Retro Rock/Soul; 0$
*7-11> 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
8-11> Ambre McLean @ ANAF Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph ~looping Jazz/Pop; $?
8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge
8> Chadley Chase & Andre Besel @ Grand River Hotel, 1102 King St. E., Cambridge ~Country
8-11> Silvia D & The Boyfriend @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Blues
*8> Jazz/Blues jam @ Hep Cats, 42 Erb St. E., Waterloo
*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener
*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Mike Meacher and Vic Freitas @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
9> Peter Van Helvoort; gusts Mattie Leon; Jordan Macdonald @ The Cornerstone 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~songwriters; $10
9> The Controversial Sharks @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals; $5
9:30> Brad James @ The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
9:30> James Cameron @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
10> Amelia Curran; guest Lee Watson @ E-Bar, 41 Quebec St., Guelph ~songwriters; $20
*10> Happy Pappy @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
**7-11> Tamica Herod & The Harbour Street Band with guest @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues
8> Pat Maloney @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9-1> Shawn Steinhart @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
9> Disterror; G.O.D.; Crazy Bomber; Deathsticks @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9:30> Ivory Hours @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
10> Captain Cowboy and the Money Maker @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
*6-10> Sticks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
7> Joanne Shaw @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
8-11> Quisha Wint Trio with Mellow Dee @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~groove Soul
*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa
*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
9:30> Andy Earle Band @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Blues/R&B
9:30> Nolan Hubbard; Luke & Andy; Lauryn Macfarlane @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~indie; $
*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
*6:30-10> Good Company @ Spot One, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~Country
7> PACE Academy 24th Annual Music Festival @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~gifted children perform; $
7> Terry Rawlinko @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*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
*9> open mic with The Almost Cool Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown
9:30?> Willin and Able @ Aw Shucks, 15474 Yonge St., Aurora
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
8> Attrition; Depression Era; Slutmother; Hidden Hierarchies; Bonnie Doon @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10
*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk
*9> jam with Hank & The Boys @ Tartan Toorie, 969 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster
9> Emay recording release for Ilah; guests L-Spex @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~original Rap; $10
9> tba @ Zyla’s, 299 James St., N., Hamilton
*9:30> Rock jam @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
9:30> acoustic open stage with Daryl Gray @ The George Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave., Hamilton
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton
10> Shari Dunn, Jonny Kerr & Justin Dunlop @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals trio
4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
7> Scott Whittington @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country
*7-11> James Anthony Band @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
?*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
8-12> Rock/Blues jam with hosts Screamin’ Evil Band featuring Keith Danby @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way
8> Tom Barlow, Victoria Yeh, Chris McNeill Trio @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
9> Morgan Davis @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~original Blues; $10
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
*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
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.). 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 purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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