Seb is still Seb and not fade away
>>> As he continues to recover from a series of surgical procedures he underwent last year, you won’t hear iconoclastic protest songwriter and versatile guitar player Sebastian Agnello playing with his band for a little while yet, which is a shame for his legion of fans across the GTA and beyond. His voice is fine but one operation has left him still unable to handle holding his trademark Les Paul guitar for a full night’s show and if you know Seb you also know he’s not about to compromise when it comes to his choice of six-string weaponry. (Or about much else really, but that’s another story!)
The good news however, that he’s still doing a Monday nights 9:30-2 open stage residency at the Black Swan Tavern on Danforth near Broadview, and those who appreciate his trenchant and often sharply witty songs will be glad to know he looks and sounds just fine, performing an acoustic set to kick things off as well as usually a tune or two in between open stage acts. -Gary 17, www.torontomoon.ca
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*12> free lunchtime Jazz with tba @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
5-8> Mike Daley Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz
6> The Heartbroken @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*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> The Good Family @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West; Rootsabilly; $
7> Hard Time Mondays with Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features Fergus Hambleton; Jessica Ireland @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. E.
7:30> Advocats Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO N. ~R&B/Swing
*7:30> Saxy Sady T Trio @ Melange, 172 Main St., TO E. ~Jazz
8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & 9:30 feature by Dora’s Explorers @ 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)
*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
**8-1> open stage with host Michael Burton @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
**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> Ben Young Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz
*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
*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ The Harp, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO E.
9:30> York University Big Band @ 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.; pwyc
10:30> Big Otter Creek @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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