When Still Sunday frontman, songwriter and veteran Rock drummer Jim Cornell tells me to check out an artist I’ve learned it’s a good idea to do so, since he’s got great instincts for what works in a Pop song. So when he told me he’s going to be appearing playing acoustic percussion behind this week’s feature guest at Julian Taylor’s Mon. open stage at Dora Keogh I hustled over to Fraz Milne’s musician page on Facebook to check out some of the tunes from his debut album Fraz/Hear. Lushly produced, operatic, artsy Pop Rock tunes with Beatlesy echoes pour forth, though apparently his forthcoming new album, The Grey Area (on which Cornell plays the drums and which Milne will be previewing acoustically tonight) has a Rootsier vibe. He’ll take the stage at 9:30 following Taylor’s opening set at 8:30. -17
It appears that swampy Funk/Rock band Bentroots will now be doing only two Mondays a month at Relish on Danforth near Woodbine (1st and 3rd week of the month). So if you’re a fan, you want to get there tonight. If you’re not a fan and go anyways, I guarantee you will be when you leave after the 8-11 show. You can grab one of their cds to listen to during off weeks
5-8> Danny B & Brian Gauci @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Blues duo
6> Chris Weatherstone @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
6> Adrian Fraser bon voyage to U.K. final show @ Zena’s Diner, 2693 Eglinton Ave. E., Scarborough ~Pop Rock
*6-9> Calliope’s Nest open stage/jam for women @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO
6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
7-9> Danny Michel Band & guests @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.
*7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features Kim Jarrett; Cory M. Coons @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. E.
7:30> GTA Swing Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO N. ~R&B/Swing
7:30> Night Out with The Authors with Eve Silver; Michelle Rowen; Rio Youers & writers’ open mic @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
*7:30> Saxy Sady T Trio @ Melange, 172 Main St., TO E. ~Jazz
8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & 9:30 feature by Fraz Milne @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO E.
8-12> BBQ & jam night @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)
8> Cindy Doire @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
8> Kohn K & The Outfit @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave. TO E. ~East End Rock
**8-1> open stage with host Jeff Kahl @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
*8:30-12:30> open stage with various hosts @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO W.
8:30> Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective presents “Blame Canada” @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO W. ~musical theatre; $25
**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Bluegrass
*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ The Harp, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
*9-1> Cheryl White Blues Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Blues
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO W.
*9> open mic (2 songs; signup starts 8p.m.) @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO E.
9:30> John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
*10-2> jam with Kimberley Wetmore & Company feat. Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit
10> Rucksack Willies @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
10> Dani Nash Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.
10:30> Big Otter Creek @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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