Toronto Moon 140321 Friday, March 21, 2022 Show Listings




As a former longtime resident and habitué of the Kensington Market area and its local clubs, Sauble Beach resident and fearlessly literate Rock songwriter Ted Rusk is well familiar with the sort of conditions that turned an ordinary house fire into a killer catastrophe in the Bohemian-style district the night of March 19. No doubt when he returns to his old stomping grounds to perform tonight in the heart of the neighbourhood, at Lola on Kensington Ave., there’ll be much talk among the locals about the disaster a stone’s throw or two away in between sets of his tunes and those of co-headliners and Rusk’s Grey County pals Shotgun Wedding.

At the heart of the upbeat, dance-friendly shows that firewagon Blues band The Blazers deliver with such great success to audiences across the GTA is the guitar playing of Josh Gordon. The sizzling six-stringer is also a songwriter and fronts his own very versatile eponymous combo, which gets gigs here and there when he’s not starting musical fires with the Blazers. Tonight his trio appears at the new 6th Street Pub in Etobicoke on Dundas St. W. in the commercial block next to the Fox & Fiddle a little west of Islington Ave.


MCN = Music City North Queen Street Festival (Bar service hours extended till 4 a.m. at these venues)

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> open mic with The Foolish Things @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~original Pop

*5-7> Ronnie Hayward Trio @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO E. ~Blues/Roots

5-8> Sam Broverman Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz

6> First Friday with Sandi Marie & Under The Bus featuring Kevin Jeffrey  @ Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Roots Pop

6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Rootsy/arty indie Pop

6:30> Sara Dell @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7-9> Ben Kunder @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

7:20> MCN: SBWHY; 8:20> Grant Brotherz; 9:20> No Money Millionaires; 10:20> Seth Dyer @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W., TO ~indie showcase; $10/wristband

7:20> MCN: The Lonely Parade; 8:20> Grand Line; 9:20> Rory Tallon & The Old Souls; 10:20> Drew Leith & The Foundation; 11:20> Here Below @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie showcase; $10/wristband

7:30> Dust: The Quietest Big Band in the Known World @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> James Clark Institute solo @ Magic Oven, 347 Keele St., TO West ~indie Pop Rock songwriter

*8-1> karaoke @ RCL #312, 112 Hunt St., Ajax

8> Conor Gains Band @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Blues

8> Bob Hannah @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8:30> Suzie “Soozimusic” Schlanger @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~cowPunk/Cajun indie songwriter

8:30> David Wilcox solo acoustic (night 1 of 2) @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO W. ~Rock/Blues/Roots icon; $35

9> Our Shotgun Wedding; Ted Rusk @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO ~indie Rock

9> Josh Gordon Trio @ 6th Street Pub, 4932 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke South ~Blues-Rock

9> MCN: Phantom Trace; 10> The Reed Effect; 11> Grinder; 12> Fiction Issue; 1> tba @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W., TO ~indie showcase; $10/wristband

9> MCN: Andreas; 10> The Stormalongs; 11> TROVE; 12: STRAWMAN; 1: Fiction Issue @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St., TO ~indie showcase; $10/wristband

9-1> Fraser Melvin Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Blues

9> Tim Kennedy & The Roadhouse Boys @ Sixth Line Pub, 1500 Sixth Line, Oakville ~Country

9-1> The High Rollers @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~classic Rock

9-1> Fallen Ashtray @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa

9> River Junction Band @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

*9-1> Frank Cosentino Band @ Karla’s Roadhouse, 4630 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~rockin’ Blues

0-1> Full Tilt @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Bramp. ~Top 40/Rock

9-1> The R Revolution @ Legends On The Queensway, 1184 The Queensway, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock; $5

9-2> Ginger St. James & Ninety Pounds of Ugly @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W. ~dirty Country

*9:30> David Macmichael & Chris Mills @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO E. ~alt Pop originals and covers

Linsmore 1403189:30> When We Was Young @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO E. ~Whiskey soaked bar Rock & rural Folk

9:30> The Coveralls @ The Loaded Dog, 1921 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarb. ~Rock/Top 40

9:30> Crued @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO North ~Motley Crue tribute; $

9:30> Fourlines @ The Harp, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40 ~Pop/Top 40

9:30> Daryl Gray @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington

9:30> Freedom Train @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etob. S. ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Lou Pinto & Carson Freeman @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Blues

9:30> Steel City @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton ~Country Rock

9:30> Rob & Matt @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Skrou @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

9:45> Soul Funkshun feat. Dave Girdlestone  @ Stewart Macguire’s Landing, 15 Allan Drive, Bolton ~Funk/R&B/Soul

9:45> Barry Elmes Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

Southside 14031810-2> Groove Marmalade @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic Rock

10> Dunn feat. Dee Flat @ West Hill Tavern, 155 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines ~Rock

10> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO ~indie Roots-Rock

10> Ryan Driver @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Jazz

10-2> Run For Cover @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 36 Kingston Rd., E., Ajax ~Pop Rock/Top 40

10-2> The Wheat Kings @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Tragically Hip tribute

10:30> Off The Record @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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