Gruvoria, Gaudy Monstrosity, DJ Greg Goldsack Live Saturday Night!

This Saturday night April 9th, is going to be a fun night of music as the Linsmore Tavern welcomes 3 new artists who have never performed before at the bar. DJ Greg Goldsack, Gaudy Monstrosity and the headliner Gruvoria will be performing throughout the night, with an early 8pm start.

Grüvoria is a fascinating study in contrasts -- full of musical muscle, creative testosterone and edge, yet also playful and accessible to a wide range of ears. The band’s sound is informed by the primordial legends of jazz-funk music such Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Herbie Hancock. Grüvoria is comprised of some of the finest cross-genre players in Toronto, including: bandleader and visionary Blair Purdy (guitar, composition & vocals), Ashot Grigorian (alto sax), Marcus Ali (tenor & baritone sax), Eric Boucher (keyboards), Ross MacIntyre (bass) and Vladimir Mladenovic (drums).

Their new EP, Space Butter, is the result their most intense and prolific songwriting period to date and being recorded hot on the heels of a recent album as opposed to the relatively long periods between previous projects. Over their 15-year history, Grüvoria have released three full-length albums: Grüvoria (1999), Dirty Fuel (2007) and The Sixth Knuckle (2013). Dirty Fuel received national attention including appearances on the CBC’s Sounds LIke Canada and Metro Morning, and The Sixth Knuckle has charted on community radio across Canada. Their remarkable performance energy and highly complex yet accessible sound have made them one of the most enduring and respected jazz-funk bands in Toronto. Their live shows during the mid-2000s at Lorraine’s Cool Jazz Joint remain the stuff of underground legend in Toronto. Their club and festival resume includes the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, the Beaches Jazz Festival, the Festival of Friends (Hamilton), Lula Lounge, Trane Studio, and Supermarket. They have shared the stage with the likes of Elizabeth Shepherd, Souljazz Orchestra, Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber, Four80East, and Kobo Town.

The Tim Bovaconti Band Live this Friday Night!!

Friday April 8, the Linsmore Tavern is always excited to welcome back one of the premier musical talents in all of Canada, Tim Bovaconti and his band! We are so fortunate to have such an incredible group of musicians who live in the neighborhood and we are so fortunate to have this band play fairly frequently at the Linsmore Tavern! One of the best live bands you will ever see, the Tim Bovaconti Band always puts on a great show and has a fun, up beat setlist which will get you up and dancing! The show starts at 9:30pm, $5 Cover at the door!

If you didn't know already, but Tim Bovaconti is the current guitarist with Classic rockers Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (as a member of Bachman-Cummings as well as lead guitarist in Burton Cummings’ band)! He is also the touring guitar player for Ron Sexsmith! The quality of music that you hear when his band plays is top-notch and you will not get bored with the songs that they play, because they are fun and unique! The show starts at 9:30pm and there is a $5 cover at the door! If you haven't seen them before, you absolutely have to!

Aside from being an extremely versatile and tasteful guitarist, Tim Bovaconti (or The Bover) has also shown himself to be an excellent pop songwriter with a great ear for melody and hooks. I’m looking very much forward to the new disc. - RON SEXSMITH

I have worked with Tim Bovaconti regularly for about four years now and have always found him to be a professional of the highest degree.What impresses me most about him is his vast knowledge of music that came long before his time. I myself am somewhat of a music historian and archivist and it’s not often that I meet someone else who knows of so many of the rare and sought after tracks. Tim is a musician’s musician.He can play many different styles of music, which attests to how much listening and absorbing he has done. He also did a stellar job on my last album “Above The Ground”. His innovative solos breathed tremendous new life into many of my songs. Bovaconti is a true professional. -BURTON CUMMINGS



Blues Sunday with the Jerome Tucker Band!!

Every first Sunday of the Month, the Linsmore Tavern will be kicking off Blues Sunday for that month with the fantastic Jerome Tucker Band! If you have not seen Jerome Tucker and his amazing band before, make sure you come out and see his high energy Funky Rhythm and Blues Band with a blistering Groove!!! You will be hooked once you see them play and you will get to see them live every first Sunday of the month, starting with Sunday April 3rd at the Linsmore Tavern!

Jerome Tucker Is a music writer, producer, performer, vocalist, bassist who has lived in Chicago and played and shared the stage with Chicago's most elite Blues artists. In addition to this, He has also lived and played and performed in the "deep south" Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida. He isn't into "name dropping." Prefers to live by the idea that it isn't where or who you have played with before, but what are you doing today?" The company he has kept and still keeps includes the likes of Dickey Betts, Gregg Alman, Larry McCray, Steven McCray, Buddy and Phil Guy, Byther Smith... The list really DOES go on.... Now living in Toronto heading "The Jerome Tucker Band" Is clearly setting a new trend in soul music. Band Members include: Carl Harvey Guitarist, Rob Neal Christian, Sax , Keys and Flute. Richard Greenspoon, Drums. Kingsley Ettienne Hammond B3. Neil Brathwaite Sax. Seriously worth a listen!

Come out on Sunday April 3rd and see Jerome Tucker part of Blues Sunday and listen to his unique blend of Chicago Blues, with some funk! Only the best in blues music at the Linsmore Tavern every Sunday! 6pm start, No Cover!


Echo Entertainment Presents One Heart Festival Kickoff Concert Featuring Simple Damned Device, Ian-K, Scarlett's Hand, Monroe Park

This is the first of 20 concerts that Echo Entertainment will be putting on in and around the GTA in the next 6 months in order to help others, make our dream a reality and share our hopes and dreams with as many people as possible. Below are some details and a brief description about our programs, goals and our mission statement.

**Where? Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Avenue) just steps away from the Greenwood Subway Station

**When? Thursday April 7 - Show starts at 8PM

**Cover Charge is a minimum donation of $5
ALL proceeds will go towards funding The C.A.R.E Community Youth Project (read more below)

We have 4 local awesome kick ass bands performing on this night:
SDD (Simple Damned Device) 
Scarlett's Hand
Monroe Park. 

We will also be giving away some awesome prizes throughout the night, this is one fundraiser that you will never forget.

Join us on Thursday April 7 for our One Heart Festival Kickoff Concert. and help us make a difference in our community.


One Heart Festival is a series of fundraising concerts to raise money for C.A.R.E Community Youth Project. We need your support, we need to work together and if we do so we can and will make a difference in people's lives.

What is C.A.R.E? Change, Awareness, Research and Education. 

C.A.R.E is a startup non profit organization which will provide at risk youth and young adults a warm safe environment as an alternative to life on the streets, gangs, drugs, abuse and every other negative situation that our youth encounter.

Our mission is to open a drop in center for at risk youth which will provide many exciting programs. The purpose of these programs is to encourage our youth to use the artistic skills and talents that they posess. 

We strongly believe that each and every at risk person has an interest that they have not yet pursued due to many negative circumstances that they may have encountered in life. We want to set a solid foundation, encourage our youth to use these skills in a meaningful and positive way in our communities.

We will offer support, guidance and free lessons based on each childs interest. We beleve that our program will not only teach our youth but also guide them in the right direction and live a meaningful life with hope and purpose.




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