The Del Fi's Bring the Rock and The Roll to the Linsmore Tavern Friday!

Friday May 27th, the Linsmore Tavern is thrilled to welcome back the Del Fi's for an evening of Rock 'N' Roll! If you like Rock n Roll and you like the kind of Country that used to make the Billboard Folk'll love The Del Fi's. Featuring one of Canada's most talented musicians and writers Jerry Leger, this project includes nearly a dozens of Canada's best musicians! If you are a music fan, you MUST make it out to see all of this talent in one room playing some good ol' Rock 'n' Roll! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $5 cover charge!

I don’t know what The Del Fi’s are; the more I think about it, the more I don’t know what to say. But I know it’s right, and I know it’s good. I know it works. I mean, it’s Jerry Leger’s thing, but when I asked him what he would say The Del Fi’s are, all he would tell me is that I (meaning me) am The Del Fi’s, just as you (meaning you) are The Del Fi’s. And because you are you, you understand. Don’t you?
Okay, maybe we should try this again. Jerry Leger is a Toronto singer/songwriter, and one of the best in the world, as far as I’m concerned. If you haven’t heard him, you have no right to be one of these people constantly moaning about how music was so much better when people actually played instruments, blah, blah, blah.
Jerry’s released six albums and an EP—each one better than the last—with help from folks like Ron Sexsmith and Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. He turned 30 this year, and he loves Bob Dylan, Neil Young and John Lennon. Sometimes it sounds as though all three are fighting for space in his songs. But those songs are his own, the product of a natural born storyteller with a sense of rhythm that would make Little Richard’s big toe shoot up in his boot.
Jerry’s songs hit deep in your soul, but he also often loves just making music with folks just to flex some of his old time rock and roll muscles, and explore some of the paths his songwriting normally doesn’t take. That’s kinda where The Del Fi’s come in.

On Friday, June 19, 2015, Jerry assembled members of his band, The Situation, along with about 10 other musical friends, at Aaron Comeau’s recording-studio-in-a-trailer in Toronto’s east end—yes, the studio is called The Trailer—and over the course of that long, highly-charged day, laid down 11 songs for this album they’ve called Crowd Pleaser.
Now I know what you’re thinking; why should I care about a bunch of dudes who got together in a trailer and made an album in a day? My response is, take a listen and then tell me that this isn’t one of the most vibrant, heartfelt, funny, poignant and all-around human records you’ve heard in a long time. All of these guys are young, but they’ve lived. Let’s never forget that practically all of our musical heroes did their best work before the age of 30.
The location of the recording is fitting too. If any album could be said to have an “east end sound,” Crowd Pleaser most certainly does—tough, raw, sincere, and unrepentant. There’s a song called “Rockin’ In The Funeral Home,” two distinct versions of which bookend the record. No, it’s not the Monster Mash, but at the same time it’s no maudlin Irish wake sing-along either. It’s simply a great rock and roll song, and there’s plenty of others on the album just like it, such as “It’s Always Saturday Night,” “Baby Coming Up The River” and “Noisy Bars,” not to mention “The Junk Today,” for my money the best country song I’ve ever heard not written by someone named Townes.
It’s rock and roll that we all care about right? I’m sure you wouldn’t still be reading this if you didn’t agree. So I guess that does make you a Del Fi. Welcome aboard and grab an instrument, we’ve got a show to do.

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Decibel Kings - Tribute to Soundgarden & Audioslave Live at the Linsmore Tavern for 90's Month!

Saturday May 28th, the Linsmore Tavern is extremely excited to welcome for the very first time, the Decibel Kings - Tribute to Soundgarden & Audioslave! May is 90's Month at the Linsmore Tavern and one of the most well-known and influential bands of Grunge music and the decade of the 1990's was Soundgarden featuring one of the best singers of the 1990's Chris Cornell! Chris Cornell then joined the members of 1990's band Rage Against The Machine to form the Supergroup, Audioslave! This is an absolute perfect fit for 1990's month, as both Soundgarden and Audioslave absolutely rock and the Decibel Kings will bring the music of both of these amazing bands to the Linsmore Tavern stage for Saturday May 28th!

The Decibel Kings from Newmarket was formed in 2010 and are the best Soundgarden and Audioslave Tribute in all of Canada! You will hear all of the big hits from Soundgarden by the Decibel Kings, that made Soundgarden the founder of the Grunge Music scene and one of the biggest bands in the world during the 1990's! You will also hear some of the best songs performed by Supergroup, Audioslave who are definitely one of the best rock bands in the world over the last 25 years! The Decibel Kings aim to replicate the music of these two bands to perfection and have a fan-friendly set-list that will leave the casual and diehard fans of Soundgarden and Audioslave ecstatic!

James - Vox / Guitar
Johnny - Guitar
Gaetano - Bass
Taras - Drums

Tickets for this show are now on sale and are $5 in advance, $10 at the door! Buy tickets at the bar or here: BUY TICKETS!!


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Colleen & The Bleeding Hearts Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

This Thursday May 26th, the Linsmore Tavern is really excited to welcome for the first time ever an awesome blues/rock Cover band, Colleen & The Bleeding Hearts! Colleen & The Bleeding Hearts are A wicked Toronto cover band comprised of seasoned musicians playing songs from: The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Pretenders, Sass Jordan, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin to name a few......put your dancing shoes on and come have a rockin' good time! The show starts at 8:30pm, there will be No Cover, so come out and support this amazing local band!

The band consists of:
Colleen McCullough - Lead Vocals
Karen D'eon - Background Vocals
Kevin Bell - Vocals/Guitar
Tommy Groome - Guitar
Dave South - Vocals/Bass
Kevin "Mookie" Komatsu - Drums

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Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation Live in May at the Linsmore Tavern!!

Monday May 23, the highly touted The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation is making their monthly appearance at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) for a night dedicated to Tom Waits! There has been tremendous momentum with this monthly show and I dare you to find a better live show in Toronto on a Monday night! This is definitely a night for diehard Tom Waits fans as well as music fans in general!! Featuring Marty Morin,The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation (TWAC) comprise of some of the best musicians in all of Toronto coming together for their love of Tom Waits and paying Tribute to him and his music! Be a part of this Monday Monthly Tradition that is really starting to feel special!

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