SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, June 28, 2021
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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
Noon-10> TDTJF: Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Orchestra; Alison Young Quintet; Slocan Ramblers; Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project @ OLG Stage, 115 Cumberland St. ~Jazz; $0
Noon-8pm> Aboriginal History Month Celebration with Powwow Dance Performance; Cliff Cardinal; Hand Drum Performance by Rosary Spence; Youth Talent Showcase; First Fire Dancers Youth Dance Performance; Fashion Show by NativeTalent.Net; Toronto Métis Jiggers; Evan Pang; Amanda Rheaume @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.
1> TDTJF: Stacie McGregor @ The Oval in Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Rd. (lower level) ~Jazz; $0
3> TDTJF: Brian Blain @ TNT Lounge, 55 Avenue Rd. ~acoustic Blues; $0
5> Mark Godfrey @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
5> Gordon Shawcross @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
5> League of Rock @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
5:15> Shad @ FCP Park, 100 King St. W. ~contemporary original; $0
6-8> Laura Hubert Duo @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Pop Jazz with punch; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> TDTJF: Ashley Summers’s Raison d’Etre @ The Oval in Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Rd. (lower level) ~Jazz; $0
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) Season finale @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters NOTE: Fat Albert’s season finale will be held on Thursday June 29 (tomorrow) and not tonight!
7 & 10pm shows> TDTJF: Guido Basso Quintet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; 40$
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> R5; Hailey Knox; Alexandra Jean @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $
7> Tami Neilson @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
7> open mic night @ General Purpose Bar, 112 Harbord St.
7> TDTJF: La Trace De Satyr @ Church of The Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $0
7> TDTJF: Hyper+ featuring Nick Fraser @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~Jazz; $0
7> Third Eye Blind; Silversun Pickups @ Echo Beach, 1001 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30> Piano Party with Tom Richards @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
8> Joe Labarbera & Pat Labarbera @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
8> Scott B & Kevin Quain @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~songwriters; $
8> TDTJF: Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castaneda @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $60
8> Her @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8> TDTJF: Sambacana with special guest Babi Mendes @ OLG Stage, 115 Cumberland St. ~Jazz; $0
8> Everythinoshaun; Staasia Daniels; Ebhoni; Haviah Mighty; Minty Burns; Zeyon; Veronica; Aiona; Matt Muse; Negus; T.Stylez; Leftfield Keele @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. ~Hip Hop/R&B/bass; $
8> Busdriver @ Nocturne, 550 Queen St. W. ~original Rap; $
8> Elspeth; Paige; Grizzly Coast; R. Shelley @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $
8:30-11:30> Fresh Park @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
9> Black Pussy; NLP; Second Pass with host Scott Penfold @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $5
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
9> The Dirty B-Sides jam finale @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. ~Freestyle/Hip Hop; 0$
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Big Thief; Twain @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
9-1> open mic with hosts Aberdeen Alley Cats @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
9> In Orbit feat. Jeff Coffin @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:30> After Funk @ Nightowl Toronto, 647 College St. ~Funk; 0$
9:30> Nerissa Bradley Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz; $10
9:30> Samuel Morton Duo @ The Ballroom Bowl, 145 John St. ~acoustic Pop
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
10> TDTJF: Humber Faculty Trio hosts late-night Jazz jam @ Proof Vodka Bar (Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel), 220 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $0
10> Bellwether 4 @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
10-2> Scully @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Al Webster Band @ 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> Imelda May @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8> POSS Presents “Improvised Creations” @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> Jeremy Rouse @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
5> Humber College hosts “Canada Day Kick-Off” community party with Ginger Ale & The Monowhales; family entertainment’ fire dancers; more @ Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 18 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. ~0$
7:30> Havana Nights @ Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. (Home Smith Bar, minimum table charge) ~Jazz
8-1> Phil & John @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~acoustic Pop covers; $?
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
9-12> Space Jazz jam with singer Meagan Luchko & guitarist Kevin Bolger & band with weekly guest @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Concord Jazz Quintet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
6-8> The Outliers for Beau’s Beer party @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
*6:30-9> Carl Bray & guest @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~solo piano
7-9> open mic with host Elspeth Tremblay @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
8> Ahi; Bordeen; Jaryd Stanley @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~original Roots; $
8-11> Writers in The Round with Gillian Nicola; Danielle Knibbe; Miss Kitty; Bruce Scavuzzo @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $10
8> N//K; Keylime; Konig; King Helen @ Smiling Buddha (lower level), 961 College St. ~electronica; $
8> Catch The Queen recording release; guests Bleeding Lights; Uforia @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30> Dorothea Paas; Cascades; Trevor Turple @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $
8:30> Jeffrey Straker @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $27
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Mick McKenzie Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10 ($5 before 9)
9> Long Branch; Rainbows In The Dark; Kate Boothman @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie
9> Wipeout @ Orchard Bar, 1174 Bloor St. W.
9> Alan Zematis Trio @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues/R&B
*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Spy @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
10> “CrownMe / Crowd Reaction” indie band competition @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
*10> Tanya Philipovich & Lucas Stagg @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots/Blues
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*8am-1pm> buskers @ Cambridge Farmers’ Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
7> Madison Ing @ Arena Bar & Grill, 96 Gordon St., Guelph
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> Song Circle acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> jam night @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8> Richard Garvey @ Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge, 16 Ainslie St. S.
8> Alex Price hosts Blues jam @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*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
9> Tim Louis @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*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
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
*8-11> Michael Bell @ The Lounge By Lignum, 442 George St. N., Peterborough
8-10> Potnani Paterson Woolidge Trio @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~Jazz
*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Cody Watkins @ McThirsty’s Pin, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby
*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
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
7> Bry Webb with Charlotte Cornfield; Happy Cup @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $15
7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton
*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> The Astromen; Landing @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $
*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
*9> open mic with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton
*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
*6-10> open mic with host Dan Walek @ Lucy’s Seafood Kitchen, 6905 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop-Jazz
9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> Shelley Budd & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $5
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.
Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. 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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