140629Su Shows - Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian at Hugh’s Room tonight



Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian at Hugh’s Room tonight

John Sebastian

John Sebastian


In the mid-1960s, when Beatlemania was at its height, one of the few North American bands to be able to compete with the “Fab Four” in popularity this side of the pond was The Lovin’ Spoonful. After nearly 50 years their songs are still as catchy and relevant as they were in their day. “Summer In The City”, “Do You Believe In Magic”, “Daydream” … the list goes on.

The heart and soul of the group was John Sebastian and he’s still making music today. In fact tonight he appears at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. West just south of the Dundas West subway station in west TO. Cover is $65 and a reservation would be strongly recommended in order to ensure you get in.

-Gary 17,


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TDJF = Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival; cover charge/pass entry for most shows except where specified otherwise by $0 in listing.

11-2> TDJF: Liane Fainsinger @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. TO East ~Jazz; $0

11am-2pm> Gypsy Jive for Jazz Brunch @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~World Jazz

*11am-3pm> Rockabilly Brunch with The Cosmotones @ Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~Rockabilly

*12-3> Julian Fauth’s Blues Brunch @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

Noon-?> Jessica Speziale; Angela Saini; more for Pedestrian Sundays @ corner Augusta Ave. & Oxford St., Kensington Market TO

noon> TDJF: Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

12:30 - 9> Chase N Diesel; IN2U @ Waterdown Ribfest, 200 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown

1> open mic with Mike Burns & John McGouran for Stouffville Strawberry Festival @ Marquee Tent, Main Street, Stouffville

2> James Clark; Claude Kent; Adam Faux; Mike Bennett @ Village Vinyl Music Emporium Café, 2925 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~indie

*2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girl’s Night Out East singers jam feat. Mark Kieswetter @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

*2-5> acoustic jam with host Bill Black @ The Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E., Scarborough

Linsmore 140623*3-7> Pat Perez & John Dickie band feat. Mike Sloski, Ian de Souza & Norman Brown @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave, TO East ~R&B

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East

*3-7> open mic @ Moskito + Bite, 423 College St. TO

3> Paul Hoffer with Don Francks @ Musideum, 401 Richmond St. W., TO ~Jazz; $10

*3-6> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots

*3-7> jam at CJ Barleys, 213 The Queensway, Keswick

3> Katzen Jammer @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Jazz Blues

3:30-6:30> TDJF: Freeway Dixieland Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

4-7> Roots ‘n’ Branches @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West ~Bluesy Roots

4> Jazzforia @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Jazz

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~New Orleans Jazz

4> Shades of Grey @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~Jazz

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

*5-9> All ages open jam with Juggernaut Jam Band featuring Andy Narsingh @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. TO West ~Country

5-8> Bob Menzies video launch for “One More Highway” @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO

*5-9> Marc Joseph Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO North ~Pop Rock; $10

5-9> Little Peter & The Elegants @ Legends On The Queensway, 1184 The Queensway, Etobicoke South ~Rock/R&B faves; $5

5-8> Jeff Taylor & The SLT @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

**5-8> The Stew with guest tba @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga

*7-1> open stage with hosts Steve York & Tony Rabalao (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St., TO

*7-11> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*7-11> open jam @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough

**7-11> The Nomads with special guest tba @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

*7> open jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

7:30> The Kyle Brenders Large Ensemble @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> Manic To Panic @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~

*8:30-12:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby

*8:30> TDJF: Radiohead Jazz Project with Toronto Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

8:30> John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Pop icon; $65/-

8:30> SUNDOWN@40 featureing LeE HARVeY OsMOND; Jacob Moon; Harlan Pepper; Scarlett Jane; Ron Sexsmith; Dan Romano; Jory Nash; more @ WestJet Stage in Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., TO ~Gordon Lightfoot tribute; 0$

9-1> Mr. Rick’s Tin Pan Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Los Cabelleros del Son @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Cuban traditional

9> The Sinners Choir @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

*9-1> jam with Mike Roland and Lenny Vaccari @ Stewart Maguires Landing, 15 Allan Dr., Bolton

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street East, Milton

*9:30-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring Bryan Van Dusen & David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30-1:30> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> Steve Ward presents @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*10> open mic/jam hosted by Phill Hood (with backline avail.) @ The Cage 292, 292 College St., TO

10> Callan Furlong & The Old Fashioned Trash Brass Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

**10> Blues jam with Brian Cober, Bill Hedefine & guest bassist @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*10> jam with Groovestone feat. Dale Harrison @ Scruffy Murphy’s Uptown, 150 Eglinton Ave. E., TO North

10> Sean Pinchin’s Blues ‘n’ Beers @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

10:30> Mykul Abdallah @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*10:30> The Bleeding Idahos @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~contemporary & classic Pop Rock

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