Monday is fun-day in Port Credit with two jams on short strip
With not one but two Monday jams happening within a couple hundred metres of one another, music lovers in Port Credit should be happy people indeed.
While the more acoustically oriented open stage with Tom Barlow recently shifted location slightly west (with the closing of Harp Pub and opening of Shore Grill a few doors away at 71 Lakeshore Rd. E. by the same owner) it’s still basically “musicness”-as-usual for the 9-1 event.
Meanwhile with the 10-2 full-on band jam hosted by Kimberley Wetmore at Roc’n Doc’s (105 Lakeshore Rd. E.) now hitting the six-months mark, it looks like it’s here to stay. This club is savvy enough to give events time to develop and has several residencies weekly Sundays through Wednesday.
As I told you a few months ago, The Roc’n Doc’s event also benefits from having popular ace guitarist Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun on board as part of the house band.
With the weather now being pretty much always pleasant (even if it is a somewhat coolish July, it’s still July!) one of these weeks I’m going to surprise Port Credit by taking a road trip out there and checking out both these events –hey, maybe I’ll even sing “Born To Be Wild” or “House Of The Rising Sun”!
-Gary 17, www.torontomoon.ca
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*5> The Cosmotones @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~Rockabilly
*6-9> Calliope’s Nest open stage/jam for women @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO
6:30> Boom For Rent @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
7-11> Jerry Quintyne Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz
*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 Hippie Chick; Ohms of Music @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East
7:30> George Lake Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO North ~R&B/Swing
8-11> Bentroots feat. Michael Fonfara, Nick Balkou, Ed Roth & Robert Newman @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East ~Swampy Southern Blues-Rock
8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & 9:30 feature by Chris Scian @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East
8> Kirsten Jones; Doc MacLean for Storytellers @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St., Burlington ~songwriters sing & talk about their songs
**8-1> open stage with host Zdravkovic @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Megan Boni @ 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> blueVenus @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~original Pop
*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 @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East
9:30> John Cheeseman Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
10> Sam Taylor; Darren Eedens @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*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
10:30> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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