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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
1> Signe Miranda on Liquid Lunch with Hugh Reilley @ www.thatchannel.com
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
5> Candice Sand @ Pogue Mahone, 777 Bay St. ~songwriter
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
5:30> David Zucchi & Adam Sherkin performing Rachmaninoff @ Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. ~Classical; $
5:30-7> Moscow Apartment @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave.
6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Julie Michels @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $
7> Alex Pangman Band featuring Peter Hill @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
7-12> Roach; LNFT; The Kitch; Tequila Nosedive; The Neighbourhood Watch @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~indie; $7
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8-12> Jeff Barnes & Noah Zacharin @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St. ~original Roots
8> Chronophobe recording release for ep; Growing Fins; Nigel Nigel; Millhouse @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $10
8-12> open jam @ Bloor Bar Café, 1050 Bloor St. W.
9> The Free Label; Funny Funk @ Supermarket, 268 August Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $5
9> Good Enough Live Karaoke @ Roundhouse Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. ~live band karaoke
9> Red Lines; Jean Daddy; The Killers Wails; Orbiting Deathray @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $?
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
9> open mic @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave.
9> “Opera Pub” with host David Eliakis @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:30> Jesse Ryan & Bridges @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz
9:30> Eliana Cuevas @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~original Venezuelan Jazz; $
*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Tequila Jay @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
10> Tom Robertson Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0
10-2> Sons of Jameson @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10> The Corporate Life; Mr. Jr.; The Mightabins; Hangime @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~Punk/Thrash; $
10> Savana Sallourn (Plazas); Ben Oginz; more @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~eclectic indie; $
10> Masaru & Neon Eagle @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10> Big Durty; Harangue; Toxic Deathhula @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
10> Blind Cats; Sweater Pants @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~indie; $
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-9> Soul Maitre D’s @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; 0$
7> Franklin Ave. Swingtet @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
8-12> Not Worthy @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $0
8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen @ 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
9> The Lorde’s “In Between Sounds” @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave. ~electronica; $0
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7-9> Ukulele night with Chris Wilson @ Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W.
7:30> Makr Eisenman @ Old Mill Inn (Home Smith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; min table charge
*9-12> open mic with Lisa T.J. O’Shea’s Irish Snug, 3481 Lake Shore Blvd. 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
6> jam/karaoke night @ Blue Lagoon, 2532 Eglinton Ave. E.
*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> B.K.Smith @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
10> jam & karaoke @ Smiling Jacks, 3482 Lawrence Ave. E.
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Howard Willet & Alan Cohen @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues
8> Sue Foley @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~original Blues; $
*8> open mic @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Dave Allen; Ben & Emily Leman; more @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10
9> John-Wayne Swingtet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Gypsy Jazz; pwyc
9-12> open mic with Nick Densmore @ The Craft Brasserie, 107 Atlantic Ave.
*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 Parkdale Socialites @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave.
9> Max Marshall @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~fingerstyle Roots/Ragtime
9:30> Luke Vajsar @ Hawaii Bar, 989 Dovercourt Ave. ~looping grooves; pwyc
10> Bredren; Caputre De Band @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~Reggae/Rocl; $
11> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~groove Rock; 0$
6> Dave Menard @ StrykerZ Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
7-9> kitchen ceilidh with Gwen Potter @ McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge
*7-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
7> Kenny Munshaw @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Rob Szabo @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
*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> Must Stash Hat @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~indie; $
9> jam with Miss Jaye Baxter Band @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Ron & Mike @ The Black Badger, 55 Water St., Cambridge ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
*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> Austin McCarthy @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8-12> Donnie Meeker & The Collective @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9-1> Black and Blues @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~Blues/R&B
*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
*7-10> eclectic open mic with host Kristen Hare @ The Birch Bistro, 84 King St. W., Bowmanville
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
*9> 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> open mic jam with Dezz & Carol @ King’s Key Pub, 89 King St. E., Bowmanville
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
7-10> open mic jam with house band Mr. Mad Trio @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jacksons Point
*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> Natalie Muzos; Paul Llew-Williams @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
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
*7:30> 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> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, Hamilton, 152 King St. W.
9> The Nighttime; Mauve Grove; Frantic Lullabies; Westelaken @ Doors: Taco Joint & Metal Bar, 56 Hess St. Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
*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
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Deeps & Friends @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
5:30-1> acoustic all-ages open mic @ Marco Polo Restobar, 1971 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga
*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
8-12> open mic/jam with Screamin’ Evil Blues Band featuring Keith Danby @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
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
8:45> open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
9> Arsenals @ Door FiftyFive, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Ska; $0
9> John Marlatt & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Roots-Rock; $5
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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