Sehgal and Sobral among reasons to check out aBabe tonight - 140902Tu Shows



Sehgal and Sobral among reasons to check out aBabe tonight


Technically (and in the air based on the temperature and forecast) summer is still going on for another three weeks. But there’s something about the passing of the Labour Day weekend that signals change of season, even if hardly a solitary leaf can be seen to have started browning yet.

For the music biz that means the start of “prime time” when patios give way to pogo dancing and backyard gatherings are superceded by indoor intrigues.

Shikha Sehgal & Nelson Sobral -Gary 17

Shikha Sehgal & Nelson Sobral -Gary 17

Tonight’s aBabe showcase at The Painted Lady on Ossington Ave. in west TO starts the autumn season for that series off in fine form and features an artist whom I believe is going to make some serious waves over the next few years.

As I mentioned in a previous article for her last appearance as part of the aBabe series in early August, young Shikha Sehgal is an enchantingly captivating artist with a distinctive approach to covers and a unique blend of musical tapestries all woven together by her spellbinding voice.

With versatile Nelson Sobral (of Melting Pot, Chris Harper Band, I Hate Todd) accompanying her to help build an aural landscape, she transports listeners to an intimately emotional place.

The show in the club at 218 Ossington Ave. starts at 9 and Shikha is on second –but if what I’ve seen so far of the aBabe talents is any indication it’ll be worth getting there for the first set and staying right throughout the five-act evening, which will also see Sobral featured in the Chris Harper Band.

-Gary 17,

LISTINGS for Tuesday, September 02, 2021:

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

*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano

6> Big Otter Creek @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6:30> Richard Whiteman Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

7> Art Lajambe @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

7:30-9:30> Jazz Moustache @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter

7:30> Colette Savard @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~indie Pop

7:30-10> First Tuesdays open mic with hosts North Of Queen @ Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave., TO West; $2

8> The Ditch Horses feat. Reid Pickering @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East

8-11> Danny Marks & Alec Fraser Blues Night @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

8-12> Richard Kahl @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~original Rock

*8> open stage with host Iain Leslie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*8:30> Django Jam @ Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~Django Jazz

8:30> Acoustic Blues jam with Brian Cober @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Culchainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

**9> open mic with host Jody Ferrer & 10 p.m. feature by Spoken Symphonies @ The Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9-1> karaoke with Randy Petrie @ King’s Belly, 429 Donlands Ave., TO East

*9> open mic with host Nikki Lemonbeat @ Kitch, 229 Geary Ave., TO West

9> Massey/Harris @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots Rock

9> Sun K with guest Le Barons @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

9-12> Dr. Marvin Keys @ Bar Radio, 615 College St., TO ~Jazz; pwyc

**9> Ababe Music presents Brian McPherson; Shikha Sehgal with Nelson Sobral; Sam Dlugokecki Trio; The Shakedown; Chris Harper Band @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket

9> open stage with Chris Derksen @ The Red Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~

*9:30> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough

*9:30-2> karaoke with Krista Frank @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

*9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jennifer Brewer @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

9:30> Le Beeuf Brothers @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~NYC Jazz

*9:30> jam with Derek Downham @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

9:30> Eric Lambier & The Gang @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~orig. & cover Reggae/Funk

10> Saxy Sady T hosts jam @ Apollonia, 1504 Danforth Ave., TO East

10> Peripheral Vision @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

10> Run With The Kittens @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

*10-11> Nik Beat’s Howl radio show @ CIUT 89.5 FM, ~spoken word & music

*10-2> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop

10:30> The World Is Yours Acoustic Duo @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

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