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We recently told you about the passing of popular songwriter Michelle Lecce-Hewitt, who succumbed to cancer on April 8 after a ten-year battle with the disease. This month would have seen her turn 44 but instead tonight friends, fans and fellow players will gather to pay tribute to her in a venue she loved to perform at: the Fat Albert’s weekly open mic in the Steelworkers Hall at 25 Cecil St. off Spadina south of College. The evening begins at 7 and I’d expect pretty much all of tonight’s performers will have some sort of an acknowledgement as to how she impacted their lives and art.
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, May 31, 2022
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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
5> Gordon Shawcross @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
6-8> Ori Dagan & Friends with Adrean Farrugia on piano @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
6:30> Victor Bateman Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. with Michelle Lecce Memorial featured @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
7> Amy Shark; Only Yours @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
8> Iron Lung; Yaopsae; Black Iron Prison; The Boys; Beggin for Oxys @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
8-10:30> Peter Campbell @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~tribute to Shirley Horn; $
8:30> Songstudio Songwriters open mic @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St.
8:30> Manshun @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
9> Joey O’Neil @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W.
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
9> The Dirty B-Sides jam @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. ~Freestyle/Hip Hop; 0$
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Hidden Stash; The Soul Maitre D’s; As Waters @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $5
9-1> open mic with hosts Aberdeen Alley Cats @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
*9:30> After Funk @ Nightowl Toronto, 647 College St. ~Funk; 0$
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Chris Lesso’s Modus Factor @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Dani Nash @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
10> Sandro Perri & Andrew Zukerman @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
10-2> Phil Hood & The Exclamations @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~original Rock/Pop
*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Al Webster Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
10:30> Elise LeGrow & Co. @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Soul/R&B covers & originals; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST
7> Broods; Michl @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8:30-10:30> Graham Nicholas @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7:30> “Canada 150 Twilight Tea” @ Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. (Home Smith Bar, minimum table charge) ~Jazz
8-1> Chris Partland @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~original Rock/Pop; $
*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> Fixin’s Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
6-8> The Layrite Boys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass; $0
*6:30-9> Carl Bray & guest @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. ~solo piano
7> Clairvoyant; Joncro; Nigel Nigel; Blakscreen @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
7> Venetian Snares; Daniel Lanois @ The Great Hall, 1078 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7-9> open mic with host Elspeth Tremblay @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W.
7:30> James Petry and Michael Westwood; Megumi Okamoto @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave.
8> Songwriters in the round: Gillian Nicola, Lindsay Foote, Braeden Mitchell, Tay @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~fem songwriters; $10/pwyc
8> Luna Li; Kaleidoscope Horse; Camp Girls; Tange; Char Aragoza @ Smiling Buddha (stage 2), 961 College St. ~indie; $
8-11> The Old Salts @ Another Bar, 926 Bloor St. W. ~Roots-Rock
*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
**8:30-10:30> The On Cue Blues Krewe finale performance at closing club featuring Dave McManus, George Baumann, Cleave Anderson + special guest Tony “Wild T” Springer @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues
8:30> Animal Parts; Luke Bill @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~songwriters; pwyc
9> Mick McKenzie Band & guests @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~ $10
9> Daniela Nardi & Ron Davis @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz; $10
9> Voodoo Raha @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.
*8am-1pm> buskers @ Cambridge Farmers’ Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8> Georgian Bay; Moonfruits @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
8> tba @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., 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
9-2> Flos Williams @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St. (main floor), Guelph
9> Kele Fleming; Lara Kroeker; Sarah Greene; Mitch Evans @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~songwriters; $10
?*9> jam with Mike Meacher & Nathan Bulla @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., 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
*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Monteith; No Pussyfooting; Onionface @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~indie; $
*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby
8> Braden Kolke @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*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
8-9> Enzo & the Surfriders @ Woodbridge Cruisers, 8300 Hwy 27, Woodbridge ~Surf Rock
*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
7:30> 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> Leah Korkowski @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton
8> Third Eye Open @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~tribute to Tool
*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> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
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 Rock
9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> Sherman Lee Dillon; Keith Hallett @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~songwriters; $10
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
9> Sweet and Lowdown; Julie JD; The Lost Angelos; Alex Mason; Valet Grand; Burly Calling @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
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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