150227Fr Shows for Friday, February 27, 2022


James Alcock -Gary 17

Rock singer James Alcock has been channelling AC/DC in tribute acts for many years now, most notably in the past for Powerage. While the past year or so he’s also been fronting classic Rock band, Rockin’ A Hard Place, (they do deliver a lot of AC/DC too), more recently he’s also joined up with another AC/DC tribute outfit, Hell N Back. Tonight starting at 10 the new group makes its first appearance at Etobicoke’s Southside Johnny’s (3653 Lakeshore Rd. near Brown’s Line), where the crowd is familiar with Alcock and loves their AC/DC. Should be a winning combination. -17


George Pliakes -Gary 17


Whether outfitted like Elvis or dressed to the nines in a tux and elegantly coiffed hair George Pliakes is a consummate band leader, guitarist-singer and host. Tonight he may dress snazzy but will be letting out his Blues side as he brings his Guitar G Blues Band to the 10th floor lounge in Harbourfront’s Harbour Club at 778 Harbour St. downtown. Remarkably for such a classy venue, there’s no cover charge for the 8 p.m. show —and there’s free visitor parking! -17


SHOW LISTINGS for Friday, February 27, 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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*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> open mic with The Foolish Things @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~original Pop

5-8> Whitney Ross Harris Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

5:30-7:30> The Straight 8s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

5:30> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

6> David Celia @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Pop

6-9> Bent By Elephants; Beams @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

*6-9> Hailee Rose Duo @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

6:30> The Jive Bombers @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7:30-10> Brampton Folk Club features Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy + Ablett & Cooper @ St. Paul’s Church, 30 Main St. S., Brampton ~Roots; $15

8> Guitar G Band featuring George Pliakes for Harbourfront Blues Night @ The Harbour Club 10th floor lounge, 77 Harbour Square, TO ~Blues; no cover

8> Swamperella featuring Soozi Schlanger @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Cajun Boogie; $10

8> Nick Teehan @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8:30> Ryan Henderson & Hide birthday show @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

8:30> Little Fire @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9-1> Tiffany Hanus Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Stiletto Flats @ Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock

9-1> The Mickeys @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Funk ‘n Roll

9> One King @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Hard Drive @ Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lakeshore Boulevard East, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40/Blues

9-1> PRJ @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues

9> Jack Connolly @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9-1> Ballroom Babies @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Top 40/Rock

Linsmore 1502239:30> The David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$5

*9:30> David Macmichael & Dean McKinnon @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9:30> Valerie & The Dreamcatchers feat. Tony Oldland on guitar @ Centro Pizza, 3408 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Rock/Top 40

9:30> Al Reilly’s Catalyst @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough ~classic Rock/Top 40

9:30> Tommy Rocker’s Classic Rock Show @ The Junction, 646 Danforth Rd., Scarborough ~classic Rock

9:30> Material Men @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~80s tribute; $5

9:30> Taxi @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/Rock; $10

9:30> Lefty & The Goons @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

9:30> Greg Wyard @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> John Chantry @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Urban Sky @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill

9:30> Paul & Curtis @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Inner Volition @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:30> Kathy Fleck with James Anthony @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Pop Rock

9:45> Jeff King’s Catalyst @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

9:45> The Dirty Martinis featuring Silky Jay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

10-2> Big Tobacco & The Pickers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W. ~Country; $10

Southside 15022310-2> Hell N Back featuring James Alcock @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic Rock

10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Rock/Funk/R&B

10> Wild T & The Spirit @ The Cadillac Lounge, 1298 Queen St. W., TO West ~Blues

10> Jack Marks @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

10> The Ryan Driver Sextet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Jazz

10-2> LMT Connection @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~R&B/Funk; $

10-2> Deuce @ Whisky John’s, 843 King St. W., Oshawa ~Rock

10> Colonel Tom & The American Pour @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~Jazzabilly

10:30> James Clark solo @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, TO ~Pop with bite

10:30> Scully & The Crossbones @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

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