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I have not yet had what by all accounts would be the absolute pleasure of hearing young indie-Swing songwriter Denielle Bassels perform, but those who have only have good things to say about her.
According to fellow songwriter and music promoter Beverly Kreller of HOTCHA!, “Bassels’ commanding stage presence and swinging band will stop you in your tracks and immerse you in her stories, drawing inspiration from the early 1920’s to the modern day.”
Critics seem to agree as the song “Cool Cool Water” from her 2013 EP Gypsy Summer won Grand Prize in the Jazz category of the international John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
Jaymz Bee, host of a Jazz show on Jazz FM 91.1 and a veteran concert/event organizer on the scene, is a big fan and has commented about Bassels that “there are few singer-songwriters in North America as original and refreshing,” calling her “a star on the rise.”
She’ll put that to the test tonight at Lula Lounge in west TO as she releases her debut album, What About Wool Wishbags, backed by a nine-piece band with at least one special guest appearance also confirmed.
The show in the room at 1585 Dundas St. West, for which admission is $20, gets underway at 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. Dinner reservations guarantee seating, a press release about the event notes.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, February 08, 2022
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
6-8> Laura Hubert Duo @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Dave Quanbury & Provincial Lines Trio @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz piano; 0$
6> Krosst Out @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W.
6> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
6:30> The A/C Unit @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
6:30> Switchfood; Relient K @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherourne St. ~touring act
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> Songwriters Association of Canada Toronto Regional Writers Group showcase & open mic with feature Jamie Warren @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~songwriters; 0$
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. North
7:30> Brodie West Quartet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
7:30> A Killer’s Confession; Kissing Candace @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave.
**8 (7 p.m. sign-up)> open stage with 9 p.m. feature by John Glover @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*8> open mic with host Jay Pollock & feature @ Touché Martini Bar, 669 College St.
8-10:30> Dan Dwoskin solo @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Pop songwriter; $10
8> KUNLE @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8> Dumbfoundead; Year of The Ox @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~touring act; $
*8-11> YoYo Mama @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. Central ~R&B group
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9-1> open jam with Wednesday’s Child feat. Johnny Bootz Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
*9-12> open mic with Jeff Kahl @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E.
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Social Stone; Rick Moss; Muskadaza @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $5
9:30> Harris Eisenstadt’s Old Growth Forest @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~NYC Jazz; $
10> Oxford Blue & Friends @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country Rock/Soul
10> Ken Aldcroft III @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Al Webster Combo @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
416 – TORONTO EAST
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8-11> Teddy and the TuvTones @ The Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. TO East
8> PSS presents “Improvised Creations” @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> Gypsy Rebels @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Gypsy/Baltic Jazz/Roots
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Sil Simone Duo @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line South ~Pop Rock
9-12> Space Jazz jam with singer Meagan Luchko & guitarist Kevin Bolger & band with weekly guest tba @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz ; $5/pwyc
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Mr. Rick @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots/Blues
6-8> The Layrite Boys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass; $10
**7:30> Carrie Chesnutt guests @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Jazzy Soul/R&B; 0$
7:30> Denielle Bassels album release for What About Wool Wishbags; opener Sean Rooney @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~indie-Swing songwriter; $20
7:30> JJ Shiplett; Kelly Prescott @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~Roots songwriters; $15
*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
**8:30-10:30> Hump Night Blues with Dave McManus, George Baumann, Cleave Anderson + special guest Tom Robertson @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues
8:30> The Escape @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Peter Boyd & The Mutant Mariachis @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Roots-Rock songwriter; pwyc
9> David Young & Reg Schwager @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz
9> Ben Sures @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots songwriter
*9:30-12> Cowboy Crashing @ The Hole in the Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~Roots/Country
10> Killer Party Killer @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~vintage Rock covers; $10
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> Adam Nussbaum & Ted Warren; Kirk MacDonald Quartet with Adam Nussbaum & Kieran Overs @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~Jazz; $20
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*8:30-11:30> The Gaes @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
?*9> jam with Mike Meacher & Nathan Bulla @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge
10> Scott Cairns @ Doogie & Pablo’s, 37 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
8-12> Trent University student bands @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
8> “Black History Month Showcase & Open Mic” with Elizabeth Jenkins; Ropa Mungwari; Niambi Leigh; Samantha Banton @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriters; $10/pwyc donated to Black Lives Matter
8> Nathan Miller; Mayfly’s Landing; Scott Somerville @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~songwriters
8> ButterCups @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Marty Hepburn @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
8> Bryan Mix with Quartetto Gelato @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~Latin Jazz standards/love songs; $
*8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan
*9:30> open mic with The Villagers @ Main’s Mansion, 144 Main St., Markham
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
8> Adrean Farrugia; Michael Morabito; Alyssa Giamaria @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Jazz; $
*7:30> open mic with Brant Parker @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~eclectic
**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*8> Brad James @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~Country
8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country
*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
9> open mic @ Lou Dawg’s, 116 George St., Hamilton
9:30> Adam Cooke & Adam Ostrosser @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*7> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8> open mic with Jim Italiano @ Club 54, 3345 Harvester Rd., Burlington
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
9-1> Jeremy & Jenn @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> variety show/jam with John Marlatt @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
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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