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Steve York’s Indie Tuesdays celebrating first year anniversary tonight


A man who seems to have a magic touch when it comes to putting together successful showcases involving a variety of indie acts, Steve York is pumped about celebrating the first year of his twice-monthly Indie Tuesdays series at original music-friendly club The Piston tonight.

Steve York -Gary 17

Steve York -Gary 17

The series, also known as Two-Four Tuesdays (it’s held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month) appears to be headed for the same kind of success as the long-running Freefall Sundays open stage York co-hosts at Supermarket in Kensington Market.

For the events at The Piston (937 Bloor St. W., a little west of Ossington near the Long & McQuade headquarters), York also has his own Mercy Flight band on hand to do one of the sets, with guest artists also showcasing a set each.

Tonight’s special guests at the pay-what-you-can bash, which gets underway at 9 p.m., are Ben Hermann and Tofu Stravinsky, neither of whom I’m familiar with.  But I’d expect some stage cameos from various other artists who’ve been part of the first year of showcases for this special edition.

-Gary 17,

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5-8> Jeffrey Hewer 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> Lonesome Ace Stringband w/ Kristine Schmitt @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6:30> Griffith/Hiltz Trio @ 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> Toronto Comic Jam @ Cameron House (back), 408 Queen St. W., TO

7:30-9:30> John Wayne Swingtet @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

7:30> Music minus 1 w/ Victor Bateman & Peter Lutek @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO

8-10:30> Big Rude Jake @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

8-12> Toronto Folk Singers Club @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick St., TO

*8-12> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop

*8> open stage w host Neil MacNaughton  @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

8-10> Sean Hully Jazz Group @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~

8:30> Songwriters Association Of Canada Toronto chapter open stage & showcase @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~

8:30> Internation Guitar Night w/ various guests @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Brazilian Jazz

*8:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

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

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

9> Mercy Flight feat. Steve York hosts Indie Tuesdays First Anniversary party with guest performances by Ben Hermann; Tofu Stravinsky @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; pwyc

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

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

9> Mike Tod @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

9> Bartosz Hadala Group @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9-2> Zeppelinesque @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

**9> aBabe Music presents Mattie Leon; Lacey & Daniella; Orit Shimoni; Sarah Burton @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase; $5

9> Brad James @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

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

9:30> Django Gypsy Jam @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO;

*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> 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> jam with Frank Wilks & Friends @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East

9:30> Classic jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

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

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

10> Nick Fraser Presents@ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO

10> Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

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

*11-1> Jamie’s “Hack’s Jam” unamplified amateur open stage in the round @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic

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