Category Archives: club

July 07

Drive-By Truckers@Lee’s Palace-Wed.,July 3rd,2019

By Wayne Baggs Lots and lots of touring, the right old fashion way of becoming one of the best live rock bands out there today. Since the formation of The Drive-By Truckers in 1996 only two original members remain. Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley are sharing lead vocal and guitar duties. They are also the […]

July 01

TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL-JUNE 21st-JUNE 30th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Great Venues, great weather, and top jazz players from locally and around the world. What a great way to spend the week. The options for free outdoor shows were plenty. The venues, being located within a comfortable walking distance of each other, made planning a day of great outdoor music easy. The […]

June 07

The 50th Anniversary of McKenna Mendelson Mainline Album-“STINK”Performed By Slidewinder @The Hughs Room Live-Thursday, June 6th

By Wayne Baggs What kind of blues player has the licks to take on Gary Moore’s, Still Got The Blues? Mike Mckenna! His band Slidewinder did just that Thursday, June 6th at The Hughs Room Live. Mike’s playing is so smooth and musical.  I could listen to him play all night. He is only reinforcing what […]

June 02

13GO WITH VERNON REID @HUGH’S ROOM-Thurs.,May 30th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Once in a while, a live music fan happens to be at the right place at the right time. The date of the first Raptors game was it for me. From the first note, 13go at the Hughs Room Live gave us a pretty good idea that something special was about to […]

May 16

Canadian Music Week Highlights-Lemonheads, Tokyo Police Club, Linda Perry, Poo Bear, Nile Rodgers, Dave Stewart, Jermaine Dupri and The Live Music Industry Awards @Toronto- Mon.,May 6th-Sunday,May 12th,2019

Straight ahead Indie radio pop hooks from start to finish. Tokyo Police Club started with DLTFWYH, from the latest album, and never let up. The Phoenix was jumping until the last beat. The crowd was feeding off the live energy of a band that was feeding off the power of a pumped sold-out crowd. A […]

May 08

TELEVISION@THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE-Mon.,May 6th,2019

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKLIN LAU & REVIEW BY WAYNE BAGGS It’s 1977, a radio station in Brampton with reception so weak it was hardly receivable in the GTA, is broadcasting Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77, Television – Marquee Moon, Iggy Pop – The Idiot, The Clash – The Clash, The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus and […]

May 03

Six Hits On Eight Picks Playing CMW(Canadian Music Week)May,6th-12th, 2019

Six Hits On Eight Picks Playing CMW Indie Rock/Pop’s LITTLE COYOTE, RIME SALMI, MAX PARKER, PTERODACTYL PROBLEMS & KUTCH Folk/Electro Duo IN THE CITY, Jazz Hero ORI DAGAN & RnB/Soul Supergroup THE COMMOTIONS LITTLE COYOTE Toronto-based indie rock / alt. pop artist whose vocals have been called “soul singing,” “elegant,” “impressive,” “stunning” and “satisfying” New […]

April 20

MIKE RITA & GUESTS – POT COMIC CD RELEASE PARTY @GRAND GERRARD THEATRE – Fri., April 19th, 2019

Since the Cannabis legalization in Canada, Pot Comedy has been filling the air in our great country. What do you get when you combine your parents, your local drug dealer and life in the 90’s? You get a couple of hours of hilarious Cannabis humour from Mike Rita and his special guest on Easter Friday. […]

January 28

Rik Emmett at Hugh’s Room – January 26 & 27, 2019

By Sally Warburton Sunday, January 27 was the 2nd of two nights when Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop performed at Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto.  Musician, songwriter, record producer, instructor at Humber College’s Business Music program, Rik Emmett is best known for his time with the group Triumph. A proficient and versatile bass guitarist, Emmett is also a vocalist, synthesizer […]

December 24

Big Sugar paying tribute to their long-time bassist GARRY LOWE with a benefit concert on December 28 at Danforth Music Hall featuring Barenaked Ladies, Bedouin Soundclash, Broken Social Scene, Culture Shock, Danko Jones, Dream Warriors, Maestro Fresh Wes, Human Rights, I Mother Earth, Isax Injah, Julian Taylor, Lazo, Leroy Sibbles, Mojah, Adrian Sheriff Miller, The New Deal, Tom Wilson, Wide Mouth Mason, Willi Williams, and many more.

I’m sure you’ve already heard, but Big Sugar are paying tribute to their long-time bassist GARRY LOWE with a benefit concert on December 28 at Danforth Music Hall featuring Barenaked Ladies, Bedouin Soundclash, Broken Social Scene, Culture Shock, Danko Jones, Dream Warriors, Maestro Fresh Wes, Human Rights, I Mother Earth, Isax Injah, Julian Taylor, Lazo, […]

October 15

The Strawbs@Hugh’s Room-Sunday, October 14th,2018

By Sally Warburton Sunday was the first of two nights for the Strawbs concerts at Hugh’s Room. It was a full house at the 200 seat club music venue.   Prog Rock fans filled the intimate venue having dinner and drinks while enjoying the music. Each table with good view of the stage.   Lead […]

August 19

THE KENSINGTON MARKET JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018, with 400 musicians playing over 200 shows is less than a month away! It starts Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 14th, 15th& 16th

THE KENSINGTON MARKET JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018, where 400 musicians play over 200 shows is less than a month away! It starts Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 14, 15, 16, and this year will be the best one yet. Deemed by Brad Wheeler of the Globe and Mail as “wildly successful,” the new kid on the Toronto […]

June 18

NXNE@FESTIVAL VILLAGE/YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE-Fri.,June 8th- Sum.,June 17th,2018

By Jesse Read Last weekend, NXNE launched their first edition of Festival Village this year and brought some amazing acts to the heart of downtown Toronto. Taking over Yonge St. the village featured a main stage in Dundas Square, a beer garden, and various booths lining the street, which was blocked off for the event. […]

April 01

Ian Thomas@Hugh’s Room Live-Sat.,March 31st,2018

Story Teller, Comedian and of course Iconic Musican, is what his fans describe Ian Thomas. We were invited to his intimate concert at Hugh’s Room Live on Saturday night. “Painted Ladies” was an international hit in 1973 and over the years he has acquired a Juno award, four SOCAN classic awards for Painted Ladies, Right […]

October 09

MAXIM Hot 100 Canada Search + Argos After Party!@ The Toronto Event Centre-Sat.,Oct.7th,2017

MAXIM Hot 100 Canada Search + Argos Game + After Party was a fun filled day and night, which included: Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatoon –Kick-Off at BMO Field. The FanZone was the “kick off”with a “Tailgating party”prior to game start of the CFL game. Included activities were:Argos vs. Saskatoon – (4PM) Next, a VIP Access […]