We’ve told you a couple of times about the biweekly indie series (originally known as Two-Four Tuesdays when it was held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month) that’s been going on at Bloor St. West club The Piston for just over a year now.
Started by Steve York of Mercy Flight (and co-host of the Freefall Sundays open stage at Supermarket downtown, which event celebrated its eighth birthday in February) the Piston series has always included performances by York and his crew along with two or three other songwriters doing sets.
It must be going well, because starting tonight, less than two months after its first anniversary, the event is going weekly York announced yesterday.
What might be different is that York’s combo may not be doing a set —at least they’re not mentioned in the promo for the event. I’d be surprised if he’s not there at least to shepherd the proceedings and support the artists however.
I can’t really tell you anything about the scheduled acts (Megan Lane, Jocelyn Alice and Ménage) but if York had any hand in picking them, as he most likely did, then you can count on them being quality performers.
Things get underway at 9 and there’s no mention of a cover charge —since the event is co-sponsored by both Steamwhistle Brewery and Long & McQuade Musical Instruments (whose flagship store is a few doors away from the room at 937 Bloor St. W.) it’s probably either free or a pwyc affair.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, April 21, 2022
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5-8> Nick Price 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> Zachary Lucky @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
6:30> Carissa Neufeld Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
6:30> Open + Refine @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*7> open mic @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO
7:30-9:30> The Penny Blacks @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original
*8-11> Michael Keys & Friends @ The Ale House, 802 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton ~Pop/Jazz
8> Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO
8> Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands #3 @ Hard Rock Café, 283 Yonge St., TO ~Rock
*8-12> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop
*8> open stage with host Iain Leslie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2
*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*8:30> Deanna Fae & Steve Fever @ Voodoo Child, 388 College St., TO ~indie Pop/pretty Punk
8:30-10:30> Lily Frost @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East
8:30> Chihiro; Queen Cities (JR Stanley) @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~songwrtiers
*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; Megan Lane; Jocelyn Alice; Ménage for Indie Tuesdays @ 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> The Laughing Monkey @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~comedy
9> Steve Gleason @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country Folk
9> Chris Wallace Jazz Quartet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz
9> The Dinner Belles with Cowboy Crashing + Mississippi Bends @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Country
**9> aBabe Music presents Wolf Saga; Cindy Doire; Little Coyote; Darling Cora @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase; $5
9> Brad James Band @ 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> 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> Django Gypsy jam @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO
*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> Jazz jam hosed by Roarshaq with Derek Gray @ 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> Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa
*10> open mic @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
10:30> The World Is Yours Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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