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*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
5> Gordon Shawcross @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
6-8> Kathleen Gorman & guests @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz piano; 0$
6:30> Johnny Griffith Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
7> Songwriters Association of Canada Toronto Regional Songwriters Group open stage @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~0$
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30> Brodie West Quartet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
**8 (7 p.m. sign-up)> open stage with 9 p.m. with feature by Bänoo Zan @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
8> David Madras @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
8> Pink Talking Fish; Ocean Men @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~fusion tribute to Pink Floyd/Talking Heads/Phish, Ween tribute; $25
8> Bad Suns; From Indian Lakes @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W.
8> LeiLa Dey; DijahSB; Tamera Russell; Keysha Freshh; Lex Leosis; Haviah Mighty; pHoenix Pagliacci @ Revival, 783 College St. ~showcase for International Women’s Day; $15
*8> open mic with host Jay Pollock & feature @ Touché Martini Bar, 669 College St.
8-10:30> Roberto Occhipinti Quintet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Pop songwriter; $15
8> Toronto Symphony Orchestra with James Ehnes & Owen Pallett @ Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical; $
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9-1> jam night @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
*9-12> open mic with Jeff Kahl @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E.
9> Brooke Blackburn Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~R&B/Soul; $10
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Jorndan Welbourne; Alonso; Radio Free Universe; Morning Fame @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $5
*9:30> After Funk @ Nightowl Toronto, 647 College St. ~Funk; 0$
9:30> The Further Adventures of Jazz Money @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Sean Conway @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
10> Ken Aldcroft @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Al Webster Combo @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST
7> Matthew Good; Craig Strickland @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~original Roots-Rock; $
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8> PSS presents “Improvised Creatons” @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave. ~experimental
8> Sticky Fingers @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E.
8:30-10:30> Gypsy Rebels @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7:30> Havana Nights @ Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. (Home Smith Bar, minimum table charge) ~Jazz
8-1> Tony Paglia @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
9-12> Space Jazz jam with singer Meagan Luchko & guitarist Kevin Bolger & band with weekly [email protected] Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Mr. Rick @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~solo Blues/Roots
6-8> The Layrite Boys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass; 0$
*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30> No Parents; BBQ Pope; Ruthless Ones @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8:30> Chris Assaad Album Launch @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~Soul/Roots songwriter; $20
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Marcus Walker Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~indie; pwyc
9> Joel Sheridan; Nathan Hiltz @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz
9> Kitchen Orkestra @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~mini-orchestra
9:30> Spy vs Sly vs Spy @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
*10> Arthur Renwick @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots/Blues
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
8:30> Pat Maloney @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ~songwriter; $5
*8:30-11:30> The Gaes @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
?*9> jam with Mike Meacher & Nathan Bulla @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge
10> Scott Cairns @ Doogie & Pablo’s, 37 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
8-12> Trent University student bands @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
9> Not Twins; The Fat Plant Family Band @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~indie/covers; pwyc
9> Cheyanne Buck; Adam Tario @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Marty Hepburn @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
?*7> open mic with Matt Whittmann @ Red Door Gallery, 69 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*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
7> Mohawk Music showcase with host Adrean Farrugia @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~eclectic; $10
*7:30> open mic with Brant Parker @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~eclectic
**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*8> Brad James @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~Country
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
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
10:30> Adam Cooke & Adam Ostrosser @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*7> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8> open mic with Jim Italiano @ Club 54, 3345 Harvester Rd., Burlington
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
8:30> Buds First @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~covers & originals $5
9-1> Kevin Reid & The Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
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