SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, February 28, 2022
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*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-1pm> Pat LaBarbera & Humber College Contemporary Jazz Workshop @ Four Seasons Center, 145 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $0
*5-8> Tony Quarrington @ Boland’s Open Kitchen, 575 Mount Pleasant Rd. ~solo Jazz guitar; $0
5> Chanelle Albert & Kyle Jobin Duo @ The Dock on Queen, 916 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
6-8> Tomoko Abe @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Kalyna Rakel @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6:30> Boogaloo Squad @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Blues; $
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. feature by Erwin Shack @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> Randy Bachman @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~CanRock icon; $40
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing
7> Jordan Rakei @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W.
7> Dirkschneider @ Mod Club, 722 College St.
7> Phoebe Bridgers @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W.
7> Big Horn Sheep @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W.
*7-10> Blues jam with Voodoo Walters @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30 (sign-up at 7)-11> The Bridge open stage on “Commitments” theme and between-set showcase music, poetry, etc.; hosted by Lynn Harrison @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E. ~songwriters/poets; $pwyc
7:30> Songwriters Association of Canada Toronto Regional Group open stage @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $0
7:30> Mark Godfrey Quintet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill & Ross McIntyre @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St.
8> Blues Brothers Revue fundraiser for CAMH Gifts of Light program @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~Blues/R&B; $
8> John Amato hosts open stage jam with Humber students house band @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
8> DVSN @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $
*8-11> open mic @ Ram In The Rye, 63 Gould St. (Ryerson University)
*8> John Bellisario hosts weekly Jazz jam @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8> Robin Black @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W.
8-10> Jordana Talsky Duo with Gareth Parry @ Art Square Gallery Café, 334 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter
8:30> Peter Perrett @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8:30-12> Whiplash Girlchild @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~original Rock/Pop; $?
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
9> Jordan John Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Mike LeDonne with Mike Cado’s Groovemeisters @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Roots-Rock
10> Bellweather 4 @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
10-2> The Undercovers @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10-2> Action Sound Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
7:30-10> The Tequila Mockingbirds @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~drop-in choir; $0
7:30> M Factor Indie Music Showcase with Elana Harte & Stiletto Flats + feature act Lilly Mason + 10pm open stage (sign up at 7:30) @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $0
7:30> open jam @ RCL Branch #22, 1240 Woodbine Ave.
8:30-10:30> John Wayne Swingtet featuring Abbey Sholzman on bass @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Phil & John @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
9-12> Space Jazz jam @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc
9:15-10:10> Alex Guidon @ Humber College Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz guitar covers
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
8> Dan Walek & friends @ Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Mr. Rick solo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots
6:30-10> Danica Brown & Jesse Whiteley @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz
8> “Songwriters In The Round” with Gillian Nicola, Darcy Windover, Amanda Lynn Stubley, Pat Maloney @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~fem songwriters; $/pwyc
8> Bruno Major @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.
8> Better Person; Luka @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie
8> OKICUTO; more for “freshman showcase” @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30-10:30> Hump Night Blues Krewe house band featuring Dave McManus & George Baumann for Hump Night Blues with special guest Fergus Hambleton @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues; $0
9> Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~songwriters; $pwyc
*9-12> The Gatekeepers @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues
9> David Young & Reg Schwager @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz; $10
9> Ben Sures @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~songwriter
*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Sly @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
9:30> Arthur Renwick @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
Noon-1> Black Umfosi @ University of Guelph, 20 Stone Road, Guelph ~Zimbabwean Roots Pop
*7> open mic night @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange Hespeler, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8-11> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*8-11> A New Ground @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
*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
7-7:30 open mic with Tyler Koke @ McGillicafey’s Pub & Eatery, 13 Bridge St.. N., Hastings
8-12> Nicholas Campbell @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriter
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Kevin Foster @ McThirsty’s Pint, 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> open mic @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Rob Foreman & Clayton Yates @ 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
8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker (sign up at 7:30) @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8:30-11:30> open mic & acoustic jam with Don Fleming & Laurence Walters @ Father’s Moustache Grill, Aurora, 15570 Yonge St.
*9:30-1:30> open mic @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:45> open mic jam @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
6:30> Kim Doolittle @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~original Blues; $
7:30> open mic jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton
8> Eklectik; Social-Strife; Bloodless Child @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
8> Matt Zaddy @ Gallagher’s Bar, 29 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8> Chris Chambers or Adam Ostrosser @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas
*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
9> open mic night @ Phoenix Pub McMaster University, Refectory Building, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
*5> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
8-11> Gene Pool Boys @ Door FiftyFive, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Jazz
8-12> talent showcase with Edward Bose @ The Port House, 138 Lakeshore Rd. E, Port Credit-Mississauga
8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*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-Mississauga ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> Fat Tony Band @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $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 purchasers (eg., seniors, members, children, etc.). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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