I Will Be King: Paying Tribute To The Genius of David Bowie Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

This is going to be an extremely special night at the Linsmore Tavern as we welcome for the very first time, I Will Be King: Paying Tribute To The Genius of David Bowie!  Over the years, there have been so many requests to bring in a David Bowie Tribute Band to the Linsmore Tavern, especially after David Bowie's abrupt and recent death! There are a few Bowie Tributes out there, but none of them stand up to I Will Be King! Let's face the facts, David Bowie is one of the most influential artist's who has ever lived and he is a musical genius! This almost all-female 6 piece band will definitely deliver the goods of the music of David Bowie and if you are a fan of Bowie, do not miss this show!

There are few Artists that have influenced so many aspects of pop culture than David Bowie, in style, fashion, musicality, performance and both genre and gender bending.

STILETTO FLATS began planning a very special tribute to David Bowie at the beginning of 2015. They had no idea that he would pass in 2016 (indeed, Bowie seemed to have an ethereal personality that would keep him with us for years to come).

With his death, the Flats have taken very special measures to present the best Bowie tribute possible, recognizing that there are few or no female-centric bands that would dare to undertake this. They present you, I Will Be King: Paying Tribute To The Genius of David Bowie!

The Band Features:

Elana Harte, vocals, guitar
Lucio Agostini, backs, guitar
Janet Whiteway, backs, keyboards
Jen Benton, bass
Robyn McDonald, drums
Jennifer Brewer, percs, backs

Tickets for this amazing show are now on sale and are only $5 in advance, $10 at the door! You can purchase your tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!


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Thunderfunk - Funk, Soul, R&B Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

Friday September 2nd, the Linsmore Tavern is so excited to welcome back a band that has not played the Linsmore in nearly 4 years! That's right, Thunderfunk makes their highly anticipated return and if you are a fan of Funk, Soul and R&B, this is a band for you! Thunderfunk has a really cool sound that has been inspired by such bands as Jamiroquai, James Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Living Colour and Average White Band!

One of Toronto's finest indie-funk outfits, Thunderfunk has quickly gained notoriety for their catchy hooks, groovy riffs and great live show. It started in the summer of 2011 when Dr. Keys had some time to kill. All of the projects he was involved in had all gone quiet at the same time. So he called his bandmate Omar Findlay from the band Ego and the Rest, and they talked about funk for a good hour. The plan was to play a handful of gigs, record, and go back to normal. After an initial search for drummers proved fruitless, Ricardo DeGaia lent his expertise on drums and production and a funk band was born. A day before the as-yet unnamed band's first gig on October 19, a saxophonist named Tyler Nelson showed up with his red saxophone and started blowing. This is when it got serious. This is when it got superheavy. This was the first incarnation of Thunderfunk. After months of honing the craft and tightening up to the public, the band went into the studio and came out with "You Need A Man", a Motown-esque smooth-talking soul tune that has garnered a bit of attention online.

5 years later, Thunderfunk is still going strong and captaviting audiences with their Funkiness! This is going to be a really cool show, so don't MISS it! The show starts at 9:30pm, $5 Cover at the door!

The band features: Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna [keys/vocals] -- "Dynamite" Dave Sufrin aka "Junior" [drums/percussion] -- Fred Lock [tenor/soprano saxophones]

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Hogtown Breweries Presents JAM with Host Billy Zee Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

Kicking off the month of September and the first Thursday of the month, is our Hogtown Breweries Sponsored JAM with Host Billy Zee! September 1st at 8pm, this popular Jam night returns for their monthly show where musicians can get up on stage and Jam it out! We have had so many musicians display their pleasure in having this monthly night, but to keep this night going we need the support of musicians and fans to keep the Jam night alive! Lets keep this night rolling and make it one of the top Jam's in the GTA! This will be a full band jam, so drummers, bass players, all type of musicians are welcome and encouraged! 

Variety Night JAM is growing in popularity as a great JAM and showcase for feature performers. Jammers are welcome to participate via contact with host. Walk-ins will be included if time permits. If you want to perform, best to contact Billy Zee or leave a comment on this event page. There will be NO COVER! So musicians who want a JAM at the Linsmore, make sure you come out and continue to support this night, as JAM nights need participation for them to be successful! No Cover, let's have some fun!

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Steam Whistle Breweries Sponsored Indie Night Featuring Star Pilot, Dirty Hurricane, and Enzo & The Surf Riders!

Steam Whistle Indie Nights at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth) is back this Tuesday August 30th and we are rolling with our new booker Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert who is booking all Indie Tuesdays moving forward! This Tuesday night we have 3 incredible original bands ready to bring you some amazing live music! This is going to be an incredible night of talent as we have 3 great bands ready to put on a show for you featuring Star Pilot, Dirty Hurricane, Enzo & The Surf Riders!!! This evening is all brought to you by Steam Whistle Breweries, with the support of some great sponsors including IndieCan Radio (SiriusXM), Canada Media Rocks, Steve's Music, and Meg-a Music Toronto. The show starts at 8pm, no cover, so come out and support original music!

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