Holiday Monday means more shows and less shows
Holiday Mondays are always funny creatures, with some places that normally have events on the first workday of the week cancelling them (such as the open stage at Dora Keogh, which is dark tonight) while other rooms put on special holiday events.Two afternoon shows going on today which might get you in the mood for some fireworks later on take place pretty far apart in the GTA.
In Scarborough Tommy Rocker and his Classic Rock Show band moved their new Sunday jam at Centro Pizza to today from yesterday –it’s scheduled to kick off at 3 and run till 7 p.m. or so in the room at 3406 Kingston Rd.
Out in Port Credit, Lake Affect roadhouse on Port Street holds a special Blues show with veteran singer/harp player Jerome Godboo and his band of stellar talents starting at 4:30. (If you stick around the area there’s a great jam happening at Roc’n Doc’s starting at 10 p.m. hosted by Kimberley Wetmore & Co. featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun.)
Most of the other regular Monday night shows and jams are on as scheduled but it’s never bad idea to check with the club (subscribers can find phone numbers for most of them in the Venues Directory on the website) first to make sure there hasn’t been a change.
-Gary 17, www.torontomoon.ca
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3-7> Victoria Day jam with Tommy Rocker’s Classic Rock Show @ Centro Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
4:30> Victoria Day Blues with Jerome Godboo Band @ Lake Affect, 1 Port St. E., Port Credit ~Blues
5-8> Danny B & Brian Gauci Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues
6> Joe Nolan @ 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> Peter Hill Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
7-9> Danny Michel Band & guests @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West
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 Orit “Little Birdie” Shimoni; Chris Lord @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East
7:30> George Lake Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO North ~R&B/Swing
*7:30> Saxy Sady T Trio @ Melange, 172 Main St., TO East ~Jazz
8> John K & The Outfit @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock
**8-1> open stage with host Dave Plank @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
8> This City Live’s Indie Mondays presents tba @ The Sister, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West ~indie Pop
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
8-12> BBQ & jam night with John Marlatt @ 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
**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass
*9-1> Aimee Butcher Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West
*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 East
9:30> John Cheesman 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> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues
10> Chris Weatherstone @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
10:30> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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