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We told you last fall, on the occasion of a reprise staging of their original art-Rock opera known as “The Devil’s Swan,” a little about The Roncy Boys, a trio of gifted musicians and writers who apply their talents in a somewhat outrageous and either delightful or despicable manner according perhaps to your personal ethos.
The lyrics for the lead-off song on the music page of their website, for example, “The Rules” (from their The Rise and Fall of the Roncy Boys ep —one of two along with It’s Time) will no doubt immediately grate on some of the feminist persuasion. It starts out “I don’t care what they taught you in school/Hey now you’re my girl and I make the rules” and proceeds to outline an expected behavioural code of rules that a young John Lennon would have approved of whilst penning “You Can’t Do That”.
But their catalogue seems to convey a sort of theatrical sensibility rather than expressing inner emo or heavy, soulful revelations about the universe. This operatic but playfully instrumentalized, somewhat satirically Vaudevillian art-Rock music is so cheery, fun and over the top that it’s hard to think anyone would seriously regard it as anything but tongue-in-cheek.
The fact that the group describes itself as “The Bad Boy Dandies of Piano Glam Rock” could be a pretty big clue and with some of their songs forming part of the aforementioned art-Rock opera, the material should perhaps be viewed in that context rather than as any kind of statement about life and relationships by the band members.
Whatever you’re take on that, certainly producing this sort of supercharged energy and getting across that fun-loving feel in a live setting as one of three acts in a club setting cannot be easy. But tonight the core trio of the group that sometimes expands for theatrical shows —singer Christian Aldo, Colin Edgely on piano and backing vox and Iliya Vee (whose Dreadful Starlings band we’ve also raved about here) on bass— will endeavor to do just that.
The Boys will be sharing the stage at The Painted Lady, (218 Ossington Ave.) from 9 -1 with two other highly regarded Indie acts: Angela Saini and Big Name Actors, which they’re sandwiched in between, making for a very tasty musical meal.
Doors are at 8:30 and cover is $12 but bring extra dough because you’ll definitely be wanting to take some recorded product home with you if you attend this stimulating sonic smorgasbord.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, June 27, 2021
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**7-8> “Songtalk Radio” songwriters interviews/chat with weekly guest @ CJRU 1280AM Toronto and online
7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on Rock-Fm.ca
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
noon-1> Laura Fernandez @ Trinity Square Park, 19 Trinity Square ~Latin Jazz; 0$
Noon-10> TDTJF: Quinn Bachand’s Brishen; Ashley Summers’s Raison D’Etre; Red Hook Soul; Nomadic Massive @ OLG Stage, 115 Cumberland St. ~Jazz; $0
1> TDTJF: Bill King @ The Oval in Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Rd. (lower level) ~Jazz; $0
1:30> TDTJF: Al Muirhead Trio with guest Laila Biali @ OLG Stage 3, Hazelton Ave at Scollard St. ~Jazz; $0
3> TDTJF: Les Petits Nouveaux @ TNT Lounge, 55 Avenue Rd. ~Jazz; $0
4> TDTJF: Chelsea McBride and the Cityscape @ OLG Stage 3, Hazelton Ave at Scollard St. ~Jazz; $0
5> Lucian Gray Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
6-12> Leslie Huyler; Annie Bonsignore (finale performance with Natalie Wong & Scott Neary); Chris Birkett; special guests @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~indie; $10-$20/pwyc
8> Dave Young @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
6:30> TDTJF: The Lesters @ The Lane, 136 Yorkville Ave. ~Jazz; $0
*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Jazz piano
7-9 & 10-12> TDTJF: Sheila Jordan Quartet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; 40$
7> TDTJF: Neil Cowley Trio @ Church of The Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $0
7> TDTJF: Phronesis @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~Jazz; $0
7:30> Psychostick @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W.
7:30> Fergus Hambleton @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St.
8> TDTJF: Sammy Miller and The Congregation @ OLG Stage 3, Hazelton Ave at Scollard St. ~Jazz; $0
8> Toronto Folk Singers Club @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick St. ~Roots
8> TDTJF: Mavis Staples @ Koerner Hall (Telus Centre), 273 Bloor St. W. ~Blues icon; $79.50+
8> Extreme Noise Terror; Napalm Raid; Abyss @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave.
8> Art Bar poetry & open stage with Brandon Pitts; Ariel Balevi; David Stones @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~spoken word
8:30> Love Kreed @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
9> Runnymeade; St. Andrews; Stand Up and Say No; The Great Fuss @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0
*9> open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St.
9> Mike Machado and Friends @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $
10> Tara Kannanagara @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Titanium Riot @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Jazz
10> TDTJF: Humber Faculty Trio hosts late-night Jazz jam @ Proof Vodka Bar (Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel), 220 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $0
10-2> City Love open mic night @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
416 –TORONTO EAST
*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues piano
7-9> Steven Cole Duo @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~guitar virtuoso; 0$
8> Tim; Sal Indigo; Felix and the Cats @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~indie; 0$
**8-11> open stage hosted by Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> WE-B3 @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.
*9-1> jam with Mike Sedgewick & The Blue Gurus @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E.
*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave.
*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Folk Roots
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
4-6:30> Nicole Coward @ Stonegate Farmers Market, 194 Pak Lawn Rd. ~Folk
8> KOS Music Store showcase @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.
*8> Groove Stone @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock/Soul
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
10> Wayne Ferguson hosts jam & karaoke night @ West Hill Pizza, 4379 Kingston Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST
7> Nickelback; Shaman’s Harvest @ Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> open jam with Jerome Godboo & Band & featuring Hervé Basset pm keys @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.
8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Bob Brough on sax @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Blues; 0$
*8-11> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Folk-Rock originals & covers
8:30> Cousin Jack; Coconut Navy @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $
8:30> Joel Miller; Elizabeth Shepherd recording release @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $
9> Lysa Fina; Katey Morley; Mercy Flight; Lamblion @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; pwyc
9> Deadly Vipers; B-17: Hot Garbage @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
9> What’s Next; Sweaterpants @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W.
9> Bywater @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Soul/Blues duo
9> Robert Chapman Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> Cam Malcolm Deseronto with Jerry Leger @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $10
6> open mic @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
*6-8:30> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange Galt, Queen’s Square at 1 North Square, Cambridge
6:30-8> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King St. E., Cambridge
6-9> Al Lerman @ Morty’s Pub, 272 King St. N., Waterloo ~original Blues
*7-10> open mic with Andy Hughes @ The Joint Café, 43 Cork St. E., Guelph
*7-11> Waterloo Wellington Bluegrass Association holds Bluegrass jam @ Galt Legion RCL #121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge
*7-9> Juneyt @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge ~Flamenco guitarist
9> open mic jam @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
9> jam with John McKinley Band @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo
10> Chalkline @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo
*10> open jam with host Chris Brown @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford
7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*9> open mic night @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8:30-12:30> open mic with host Cheryl Stiles @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby
9> Dean James @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock
*9-1> open acoustic jam @ The General, 21 Celina St., Oshawa
*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa
7-10> open song circle with Patti McLaughlin @ RCL 385, 105 Industrial Pkwy. N., Aurora
7> open mic with Bernadette Connors @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point
*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill
*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*8> acoustic jam @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown
*8:30-12:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket
6> Annette Haas @ Rousseau House, 375 Wilson St. E., Ancaster ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7> songwriters open stage with Deeps @ Lukaya Café, 592 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
8> Matthew King @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~$2
*8> Chris Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic
*8:30> open stage with Wayne Petti @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton
9> open acoustic jam @ Side Bar, 96 George St., Hamilton
*9:30> Ten Gallon Cat @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country?
*9:30-1> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
10> songwriters night @ The West Town, 214 Locke St. S., Hamilton
10> jam night @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton
*8> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock
*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2
*8> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington
*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga
9-1> Big In Japan @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Funk; $
9> open mic with Chuck Coles @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
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