160406We | Shows for Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Peter Verity -Gary 17

The weekly Wednesday Fat Albert’s Coffee House at Steelworkers Hall on Cecil Street downtown is known for showcasing some of Toronto’s finest Roots talents as a weekly feature set that takes place as part of its open stage night starting at 8 p.m. (sign up begins at 7). Tonight award-winning songwriter Peter Verity is in the spotlight sharing his lyrically profound and musically entrancing original Folk tunes starting around 9.

Two members of Heavyweight Brass Band -Gary 17

A multiple-horn outfit that lives up to its name, Heavyweights Brass Band does R&B and orchestral Rock clasic tunes by groups like Chicago as well as originals. Tonight they bring their stellar show to the Dakota Tavern on Ossington at Dundas St. West starting at 10 p.m., with a $10 cover charge.

Marshall Dane -Gary 17

Songwriter Marshall Dane writes radio-friendly Country-Pop tunes that often also contain some powerful insights and pointed lyrics. He held down a weekly residency at Roc’n Doc’s in Port Credit for many years but with that in the past is now free to share his talents across the GTA, having recently showcased at The Corral in Oshawa, for example. Tonight he’s featured at Timothy’s Pub on Brown’s Line in Etobicoke from 8-12.

SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, April 06, 2022

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416 – Toronto Central

5> Gordon Shawcross @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. To

*5:30> Kama House Band @ Kama, 214 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

6-8> Gigi (Genevieve Martentette) & Friends @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10

6> David Borins @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~songwriter

6:30> Bugaloo Squad @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

7> Co-Exist Dance @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. TO

*7:30> Jeff Willingham @ Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 76 Gerrard St. E., TO ~acoustic Pop

7:30-10:30> Andrew Beg @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~”Rat Pack” classics; $15

**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO

**8 (7 p.m. sign-up)> open stage with 9 p.m. feature by Peter Verity @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall), TO ~Roots

8> Scott B; Yawn Temiseva @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~songwriters

8> The Distillery @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

8:30> Noah Pascoe; Chris Gostling @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., TO ~songwriters

9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $

*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave., TO

*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO

9> Run River North; The Lighthouse & The Whaler @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $15

9:30> Blues & Troubles @ The Cloak & Dagger Irish Pub, 384 College St. ~Blues

9:30> NYC’s Manuel Valera Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

10> David Baxter @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Roots-Rock/country songwriter

*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Bruce Domoney @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO

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

*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10

416 – Toronto East

*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

7:30> open mic night @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave., TO East

8> acoustic jam with Gary LaRocca @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East

*8> acoustic open mic with Phill Hood @ An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East

9-11> Civil Wray @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

8-1> Marshall Dane @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Country/Pop songwriter; $

9> Space Jazz jam with guitarist Youngchan Na & band with weekly guest @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~Jazz ; $5-20/pwyc

416 – Toronto West

5-8> Sebastian Brown @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Spanish Jazz artist solo

6:30> The Boom Daddies; The Neil Young’uns for West End Friends Syrian refugee fundraiser @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~$10

7> Jason Rouse; Gabriel Koury; The Ocean Cure @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie

7-9:15> Aria Eden & Tim Moxley @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~no cover

*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W., TO West

8:30> Declan O’Donovan; Harrow Fair @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; $10

8:30> Jazz FM91 Songwriters Series “We Insist – Songs Of Protest” with Theresa Tova; Julie Michels; more @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~protest songs; $40

9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~original Juno-winning Blues

9> Mayhemingways @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~original Folk

10> Heavyweights Brass Band; Park Eddy @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Blues/R&B; $10

*10> Kristine Schmitt & The Lonesome Ace Stringband @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Pop


9> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Molly Bloom’s Waterloo, 170 University Ave., Waterloo ~acoustic Pop Rock


*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5

7:30> Odd Man Rush @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8> Luke Martin @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

9:30> Tyler Cochrane & Shawn Boudreau; Warluck; Brenda Storm @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriters; no cover

10> Eamon McCarthy; Little Me, Little You @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 East

*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg

*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

905 North

*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

*7-close> open mic with Kevin Ker @ The Mill, 139 Mill St., Unionville

*8-12> jam with Rebelljo Band with Kat Lovett & featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun on guitar @ Fionn MacCool’s Brampton, 11 Ray Lawson Blvd. Brampton

*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton

*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan

*9:30> open mic with The Villagers @ Main’s Mansion, 144 Main St., Markham

*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton

905 South

*7> open mic night @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~Blues

**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country

*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country

905 West

7-10> Ukulele Night @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

9-1> Jeremy & Jenn @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $

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