150217Tu Shows for Tuesday, February 17, 2022




Ed Roth and drummer Duncan McBain of Bentroots -Gary 17

Accordion master Ed Roth -Gary 17

It’s Mardi Gras Tuesday and for fans of swampy New Orleans-style boogie Blues band Bentroots the day wouldn’t be complete without a performance by the star-laden quintet. Fronted by Nicholas Balkou and much enhanced by piano man Michael Fonfara, the group nevertheless gets its signature sound largely due to the ace accordion work of squeeze-master Ed Roth, who has a digital instrument that emulates the sounds of a Hammond B3, a harmonica or violin among hundreds of other voices.

Last night they performed for “Lundi Gras” (and to celebrate Roth’s birthday) at Relish, where they were formerly a bi-weekly fixture (though this time under a secret identity name, for some reason.)  Tonight they’re doing a two-hour 8:30-10:30 show at Castro’s On Queen St. E. in the Beaches and you can expect the party to be just as lively. Come earn your beads! -17

Glen Hornblast -Gary 17

Glen Hornblast -Gary 17

Fresh off of Winterfolk weekend, a group of Roots artists are still revved up and looking forward to the latest edition of host Glen Hornblast’s monthly “Nashville Bound” series, which takes place tonight as always at Free Times Café on College St. downtown.

Tonight’s show includes a diverse talent lineup that features one of the belles of Winterfolk, Clela Errington, plus Roots-Blues duo Bob McNiven and Howard Willett and also songwriters Meg Tennant and Julia Rohan. 8 p.m. start; cover is $10 or pwyc. -17


SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, February 17, 2022

Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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5-8> Diego Hinojose @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano

6> Johnson Crook @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6:30> Trever Giancola Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*7> open mic @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO

7:30-9:30> Kevin Foster @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter

7:30> Anthony Argatoff Trio @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

8-12> “Nashville Bound” showcase with host Glen Hornblast + Meg Tennant; Julia Rohan; Clela Errington; Howard Willett & Bob McNiven @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~Roots songwriters; $10 or pwyc

8> open stage @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots

8-10> Bentroots featuring Ed Roth on accordion @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Swampy Mardi Gras Blues

*8-12> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop

*8> open stage with host Iain Leslie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*8-12> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

**8:15> aBabe Music presents Cody McMillan; Oliver Piggott; The Detours; Tara Kannangara; Buddy Black & The Ghost Umbrellas @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase; $5

*8:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Culchain’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

**9> open mic with host Jody Ferrer & 10 p.m. feature by tba @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Fred Spek & His Camp Combo @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Polka/Swing cabaret

9> Sokhna-Dior & Sean Stantey Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Redsteps; The Jackets @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Country; $5

9> Ray Darren @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket

9:30> Mz Debbie & The Don Valley Stompers @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9:30> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

*9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jennifer Brewer @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> jam with Frank Wilks & Friends @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East

9:30> DanJam Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~NYC Jazz

*9:30> jam with Derek Downham @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~orig. & cover Reggae/Funk

10> Ken McDonald Quartet + guests @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

10> Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa

10:30> The World Is Yours Acoustic Duo @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*11-1> Jamie’s “Hack’s Jam” unamplified amateur open stage in the round @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic

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