Toronto Moon 140404 Friday, April 04, 2022 Show Listings




Scarborough’s de facto Rock power couple, Catalyst singer Al Reilly and wife Brenda Elaine, not only work together to stage always hugely successful shows by Al’s band, but they’re out on the scene across the GTA several nights a month supporting shows by other groups who hail from the former ‘burb that many regard as Canada’s true crucible of Rock ’n’ Roll.

And if the heart of Rock ’n’ Roll is in Scarb’ra, then the aorta of that heart is this pair, who tonight celebrate Brenda’s April 8 birthday and the April 7th 25th anniversary of them tying the knot in what truly in this instance has been wedded bliss.

There won’t be a candlelit dinner table with pretentious service where they’re going to mark the occasion:  Al and the guys will be on stage from about 9:30 at McGradie’s Pub on Victoria Park at Ellesmere, maestroing what’s sure to be a wildly entertaining night of classic hard Rock with a ton of special guests. And if past history is any indication, which with these two it certainly is, no doubt one of the cameo performers invited up to the stage will be none other than the birthday girl/queen of the ball herself! -Gary 17,

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noon> free Jazz show with tba @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*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> Felix Wong Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz

5:30> Struileag; Shore to Shore @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

6> Dani Nash @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6:30> Artie Roth Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7> Nags Players Present: “Maggie’s Getting Married” @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~theatre; $

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

8> Jim Hardy Band @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Queen West sound veteran; $10

8> Patrick Brealey @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8-12> Cormac Cleary @ Ember Hot Stove, 3039 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~Pop

8:30> Dave Rutt @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~songwriter; $6

8:30> Lorraine Segato @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO W. ~reinvented Parachute Club songwriter; $22

Linsmore 1404019> The Lost Anglers @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO E. ~garage Rock

9> jam with Kimberley Wetmore & Co. featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington

9-1> Tevlin Swing Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz

9-1> Soul Patch @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Pop Rock/R&B

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

9-1> Fleetwood Mix @ Legends On The Queensway, 1184 The Queensway, Etobicoke South ~Fleetwood Mac tribute; $5

9> The Sunboys @ Scruffy’s Irish Pub, 30 Eglinton Ave. W., Mississauga ~vintage Pop Rock

9-1> Frank Z @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa

9> Paul Nathan @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9-1> Push @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Bramp. ~Top 40/Rock

9:30> Al Reilly’s Catalyst @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarb. ~classic Rock/Top 40

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

9:30> Phil & John Plugged In feat. Phil Naro @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etob. S. ~Pop Rock/Top 40

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

9:30> Southern Fried @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO North ~Allman Brothers & Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute; $

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

9:30> Ugly Horse @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Paul Stephens & Curtis @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Shoot From The Hip @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Hip tribute

9:30> Steve Mathews Band @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton

9:45> Eric St. Laurent Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

Southside 14040110-2> Michael Schatte @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic Rock

10> David Bacha Band @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering ~Americana Rock covers & originals

10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~

10> Kayla Howran @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

10-2> The Hellbound Hepcats @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.

10> Pat LePoidevin @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

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

10-2> Material Men @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~80’s music

10:30> The Cover Boys @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO

10:30> Tony “Wild T” Springer @ Schuey’s, 1130 Martin Grove Rd., Etobicoke North ~electric Blues

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

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