SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, December 28, 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
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
5:30> M.E. Law @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~songwriter
5:30> Moscow Apartment 1-year anniversary show @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave.
6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Samantha Windover @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Fok/Rock/Country; $10-20/pwyc
6> Collette Savard and The Savantes @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Jazz
6:30> Worst Pop Band Ever @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~$
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7:30> Sarah Jordan & Matt G @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~acoustic Top 40
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> Wasting Time; Cause for Alarm; Lawless Sons; Real Killroys @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
8> Sure; Lush Buffalo; Knifey; Tijuana Jesus @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~indie; $ ~indie; $
8:30> Lowest of The Low @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8> Ellevator; Rube-Hill; FXRRVST @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~$ ~indie; $10
9> The Thick; Roscoe Williams; Soundicate @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.
9> Cygnus; Athanese; Blair Harvey & The Poor Dalins @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~indie; $
9> Shintaro; Josh Grant; Tornita; Almonmilq @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $
9> Nervcast; How To Die In Oregon; more @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
9> open mic @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave.
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:30> Frank Botos @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
9:30> Adam Bailie recording release @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriter; $
*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10-2> The Undercovers @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10> Karen Ng or Dan Pencer @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~tribute to Steely Dan; $
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
6-9> Lamblion @ Pan On The Danforth, 516 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
6-9> Nate Cronk @ Hogtown Smoke, 1959 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-10> Mark Thackway and Blaione Burnie @ Gull & Firkin, 1943 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen with feature by Chris Scian @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.
8-10> Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Folk-Rock/Country
8:30> Masters of Love and Sound @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Worldbeat (various international) 8-piece; $0
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8> Cadillac Blood; Kibosh; Rotten Candy; Carl Dundown Band; So Long Shoreline; Kyle Pullan; more @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core;
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
5:30> jam/karaoke night @ Blue Lagoon, 2532 Eglinton Ave. E.
*8> open mic with David Wildsmith @ Silly Goose Pub, Scarborough, 1703 Victoria Park Ave.
*8-12> jam with Juggernaut @ Muckish Irish Pub, 74 Hymus Ave.
8-12> jam night with Copy Machine @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd.
9:30> Copy Cats @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
10> jam & karaoke @ Smiling Jacks, 3482 Lawrence Ave. E.
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Robert Lee Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
8> “What’s In The Box” fest with Cleopatrick; Day Trip @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> Burgundy; Tall Talks; Den Mother; more @ Smiling Buddha basement, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8> Sisters Euclid @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~original Jazz/Rock/Country fusion; $
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
8> Countless Numbers @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Don Ross @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $50
8:30> Til Howl; Cat and the Queen; The Girl @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $
9> Surefire Sweat @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz/Blues; pwyc
8> “Dead Poet XXII” @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. ~spoken word & open mic
9> Fundraiser for Jack.org mental health awareness org. with Audrey; Future Peers; more @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $10/collecting n-p goods for foodbank
*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> Peter Kauffman Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> The Hulagoons @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Hawaiian style Pop Rock
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
10> Dinamo-Azari; Aquarian @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $after 11
10> Twin Banks; Bywater @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~original Rock/Pop; $
11> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~groove Rock; 0$
*6-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
6> Dave Menard @ StrykerZ Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
7-9> kitchen ceilidh with Gwen Potter @ McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Kenny Munshaw @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge
8> Rob Szabo @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Hypnomancer; Patrick Power; Jeremy Stuart; more @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~indie; $
*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> James Cameron @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
9:30> Lucas Stagg @ The Black Badger, 55 Water St., Cambridge ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-11> Lisa Hutchinson Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues/Country
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> The Quickshifters @ Hot Belly Mama’s, 378 George St., Peterborough ~pwyc
*8-11> Open mic @ George & Orange Taproom & Kitchen, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
8> Campfire Poets Duo @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> The August Party; Live Animals @ Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop Street East, Barrie ~indie; $
9-1> Nate Douglas Duo @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*10> Jan Schoute @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
*6-10> Sticks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
7> Blues jam @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
7-10> eclectic open mic @ The Birch Bistro, 84 King St. W., Bowmanville
8-11> Mellow Dee & guest @ 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
*9-2> 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
7-10> Dino Stakis @ Father’s Moustache Grill, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora, ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-10> open mic jam with house band Mr. Mad Trio @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jacksons Point
7> Charity jam for Team Painkiller cancer riders @ Thornhill Pub, 7756 Yonge St., Thornhill-Vaughan
*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
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Ablett and Cooper @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown
7:30-11> jam night @ Spot 1, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
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
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
7> open mic with David Tabone @ Vicar’s Vice, 2251 Rymal Rd. E.
7:30> Great Canadian Dueling Pianos @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster
*7:30> open mic @ Station 1 Coffee House, 28 Main St. E., Grimsby
*8-10> open mic with The Vaudevillian @ Rust City Brewery, 27 King William St., Hamilton
*8-10> Josh Coulter @ Judge and Jester, 17 Main St. E., Grimsby
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton
9> The Eggmen @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $
9> Emil 13 recording release for Jump; Ryan Doornick; Kenneth Salazar-Cordova; High Scoiety @ Mills Hardware, 96 King St. E., Hamilton ~Rap
9> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, Hamilton, 152 King St. W.
9> Jingle Beats @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*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> The Dirty Nil @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton
9:30> acoustic open stage with Daryl Gray @ The George Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave., Hamilton
10:30> Chris Caddell & Friends @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton ~Blues-Rock
9:30> Justine the Bass Machine & Friends @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
7> Rob Reed @ 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 @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
8> Mike Stevenson @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
8> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
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
9> Dead Penny @ Door FiftyFive, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
9> Ginger St. James & The Last Rodeo @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Country/Roots-Rock/
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
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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