SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, August 31, 2021
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ONLINE / ON AIR
9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz
Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
12-1> Jacelyn Holmes for “Play The Parks Concerts” @ College Park (outside), 444 Yonge St. ~songwriter; $0
12:30-1:30> Julian Taylor Band @ David Pecault Square, 215 King St. W. ~original Funk/R&B/Soul; $0
*5-8> Danny Blue @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~acoustic Pop
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
6-8> Janet Whiteway @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> Fabio Ragnelli Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
6:30> Jacqui Brown & guests @ H Bar, 859 Queen St. W.
7> Shiraz Ensemble @ Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. ~classical Persion music
*7:30> Sarah Jordan & Matt G @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~acoustic Top 40
*8-12> Memphis Mudcat featuring Brian Potts on bass @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E. ~ R&B/Soul/Funk; $0
8> Donnell Leahy @ Roy Thomson Hall patio, TO Central, 60 Simcoe St.
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> King Park; Floating Floors; Joe Bass; Quarter Cabin; more @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $10
8> Girl Friday; Ketamine Girls; Terribal and the Horribles @ Supermarket, 268 August Ave.
8:30-12> Half The Avenue @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~songwriter duo
9> Chris Lord Ideal @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues
9> Chris Rouse & Cleopatra Williams @ Sopra Upper Lounge, 265 Davenport Rd. ~Funk/R&B/Soul
9> Parvaaz @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~contemporary original; $
9> Holy Smokes; Eddie Sayers; Spirit Desire @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> Subtle Blend @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.
9-11:30> Chris Rouse @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz songwriter; $
9> Revive The Rose; The Lionyls; Austin Roberts; Ayden Jacobs; Connor Gross @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $5
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:30> Luan Phung Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Joel Battle @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0
10-2> The Undercovers @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10> Special Interest Group @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
10> DW @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West ~Pop Rock
10> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~tribute to Steely Dan; $
10> James King & The Midnight Hour @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-9> Leanna Yamada Group @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
9:30> Surefire Sweat @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave.
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.
10:30> Julia Carlucci @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
9> indie bands the club can’t be bothered to list on its website @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.
9:30> Bryan Tyrell @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W. ~Pop
*10-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. ~Rock/Pop
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
7> Amélie et Les Singes Bleus @ Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E. ~French cabaret
*8-12> Frank Wilks & Dan Walek host open jam @ Tara Inn, 2365 Kingston Rd. ~acoustic Pop covers; 0$
8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9:30> Taxi @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO WEST
1-5> Rob Foreman Quartet @ The Wine Garden - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Swing/Jazz
1:30-5:30> Danny Scott @ Casino patio -stage - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Pop Rock
3-6> The Nomads @ CNE Midway Stage - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Rock/Top 40 covers
3-6> Elyse Saunders @ CNE Northern Comfort Saloon - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Country
5-8> Chris Staig solo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
5-9> Johannes Linstead @ The Wine Garden - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~instrumental Jazz/World music guitarist
6:30-10:30> The High Rollers @ Casino patio stage - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Pop Rock
7> Zac Brown Band with Darrell Scott & Caroline Jones @ Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-11:30> Marcus Walker @ The Station, 2457 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter
7:30> Dear Rouge; The Zolas open @ CNE Bandshell - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd., TO West ~contemporary original
7:30-11> The Jeffery Brothers @ CNE Midway Stage - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~original Rock/Pop
7:30-11> Andrew Hyatt @ CNE Northern Comfort Saloon - Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Lake Shore Blvd. West ~Country
8> Right Beside You; Grounded @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~$10
8> Blue Smiley @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W.
8> Sisters Euclid @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Country/Rock fusion ; $
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
8> Goodbye Honolulu; Luna Li; Tange; The A Listers @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8:30> The Nursery recording release for Life After Wartime; guests Marlon Caplin; Beautiful Nothing @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
9> Jump featuring Dave Neill @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
9> Zeca & The Hydroponic Lizards; Lord Can You Heard Me; Mamahawk; David Backshell; Lynn Moffatt @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
*9> open jam Wailers Restaurant, 725 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9-12> The Harley Card Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> The Responsables; Aln Crtr @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $
9> Max Marshall @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
11> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~groove Rock; 0$
*7-11> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
7> Jesse Parent @ The Pines, 115 Fountain St. S., Cambridge ~songwriter
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Sandy MacDonald @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
?9> jam with Miss Jaye Baxter Band @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Galley West @ The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
9:30> Brad James @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
7> Rob Vance @ The Mill, 990 Ontario St., Cobourg
7-11> Tamica Herod & The Harbour Street Band with guest Roly Platt @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues
*8-11> Open mic @ George & Orange Taproom & Kitchen, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
8> Winnie Brave @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~songwriter
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9-1> Mabaleka @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
10> Rap Club @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
8-11> Mellow Dee @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~soft groove Pop/R&B
*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa
*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
9> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
9:30> Grooveyard @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $10
*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax
*6-8> Ben Hannah @ The Cellar, 78 Main St. S., Georgetown ~Jazz guitar; 0$
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Jamie Farrar @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
*8> open mic with host Kevin Kerr @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham
*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick
9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan
*9> open mic with The Almost Cool Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown
9:30?> Willin and Able @ Aw Shucks, 15474 Yonge St., Aurora
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
12-1> The Kirkendolls @ Gore Park, King St. E. at John St. S., Hamilton
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton
9> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, Hamilton, 152 King St. W.
*9> jam with Hank & The Boys @ Tartan Toorie, 969 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster
9:30> acoustic open stage with Daryl Gray @ The George Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave., Hamilton
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton
10> The Pistolettes @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~fem-Country
4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
6:30> Rob Reed @ Cucci Ristorante, 119 Jones St., Bronte
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
7> Scott Whittington @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country
*7-11> James Anthony Band hosts Jazz & open mic night @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
?*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
8-12> Screamin’ Evil Band featuring Keith Danby hosts jam @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
8> The Grady Brothers @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
8:30-11:30> Howard Gladstone Trio also featuring Tony Quarrington @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~original Roots; $10
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga
9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock
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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