The Final Show for Russ Macklem's Jazz Jam this Thursday!

Every third Thursday of the month for nearly a year, Russ Macklem has been gathering some of the best jazz musicians around to perform at the Linsmore Tavern!  This Thursday night will be the final show (for now) of his very successful Jazz Jam, as Russ will be leaving for Miami to start my DMA at the Frost School of Music in August (though I'll be back often!).  If you really appreciate his jam and really good jazz come on out and support this evening!  Let's really blow this last show up, because we don't know when this will be back!  This high level of jazz, absolutely deserves a lot of spectators and for those musicians that want to jam with the best, this will be the last chance for awhile! No Cover, the show starts at 8pm!

The band will feature:

Russ Macklem :: trumpet
Lucian Gray :: guitar
Adrean Farrugia :: piano
Brian Chahley :: bass
Norbert Botos :: drums

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Steam Whistle's Indie Tuesday's Featuring Ryan Carr, Northern Roads and Little Coyote!!

Another amazing edition of the Linsmore Tavern's Indie Tuesday's is coming up, this week sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewery!  This week we are featuring 3 incredible Indie Bands, kicking off the night with Ryan Carr, followed by Northern Roads and headlining the evening will be Little Coyote!

Ryan Carr multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter, out of Whitby Ontario will kick of the evening with a solo set!  His music can be described as Acoustic/Roots/Pop or SmartAss Alternative Roots! His influences include Bill Frisell, Tony Rice, David Grier, Jeff Buckley, Antony and the Johnsons, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Ed Harcourt, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Derek Trucks, Son House, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Evans, Sly and the Family Stone, The Band, CSN & Y, CCR, The Beatles, Aubrie Haynie, Laleh, Donkeyboy, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Crazy Strings, Jimmy Martin, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Allison Kraus, Bela Fleck, Radiohead.

Northern Roads is an Alternative Folk Band from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Formed in 2013, the band consists of long-time friends Connor Allen (Lead Vocal), Mitch McCartney (Guitar, Vocals), Rob Almeida (Guitar, Vocals), and Matt McCartney (Percussion, Guitar, Vocals). The band’s sound has been influenced by Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers. Northern Roads released their first EP "Take Your Time" in 2014 and have been on the road to success ever since.  This four piece band played at the 2014, Boots and Hearts Festival!

Little Coyote is an Indie Folk/Pop band featuring Members: Teagan Johnston (Little Coyote) - Vocals, Piano. Kasey Dean Sikora - Bass, Trumpet. Byron Patterson - Guitar Adrian Davies - Drums. Lively, wily, and beautiful as a northern coyote, Teagan Johnston grew up, and grew into the nickname “Little Coyote”. The name was adopted while in the Yukon, Teagan’s mother was driving to the hospital in labour when a coyote ran across the late March snow cover roads and gazed into the car. Today Little Coyote is the carrier of a musical soul. Combining classical piano, and northern Canadiana folk, Little Coyote is a force to be reckoned with. Beginning her career as an avid composer on the west coast of Canada she recorded her first EP “Winter’s Child” during her last year of high school. Releasing the EP in November of 2013 under her given name “Teagan Johnston,” Little Coyote collaborated with artists such as Aidan Knight and Steph Macphearson. The EP gained her local praise, and Teagan went on to win the award of “Youth Song of the Year” at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Now having matured into her name and musicality, Little Coyote has relocated her project to Toronto, Ontario. Continuing her pursuit in the driven and lively manner of a northern coyote.

This is really a great evening of music and a fun time!  For fans of Indie Music, it doesn't get much better then this! No Cover, 3 incredible bands.  The show starts at 8pm!

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Carla B And The After Glow Band Live at the Linsmore for some Disco & Dance!!!

Saturday July 18th, one of our favourite customers Jackie Lynn is throwing a party and everyone is welcome! If you are up for a night of 70's disco and 80's one hit wonders, then the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is the place to be! The After Glow Band will be in the house and will have you dancing all night long! This is absolutely going to be a great party with a ton buzz behind it! $5 at the door, bring your dancing shoes!

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The Fabulous Knockouts Live at the Linsmore!

Friday July 17th, the Linsmore Tavern is welcoming The Fabulous Knockouts for an incredible night of music! Featuring some of the best of Canada's best musicians, including members of the Carpet Frogs and Burton Cummings Band, you will absolutely love this band as they take you through some of the best songs from the 1950's, 60's and 70's! The show starts at 9:30pm, $5 cover at the door!

The Story of the Fabulous Knockouts

For many, the 1980’s was the ‘me’ decade. For four young men in black jackets and skinny ties it was the ‘we’ decade. The (not yet Fabulous) 
Knockouts spent most of that decade criss-crossing Ontario and many points east and west spreading their unique brand of rock and roll. Honing their craft while playing with the likes of Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Peter Noone and many others, the boys wowed audiences everywhere they went. 
Alas, like many good things, this to came to an end. As the years passed, their musical journeys took them in different directions. Although their paths crossed many times, the four never played together again. Until now.
In 2007, they decided to see if that same magic would still be there. It is. As recent gigs have shown, the band can still rock as hard as ever with a sound so tough it cuts the air like a knife. Or, change gears abruptly and play a ballad so sweetly that grown men cry. Still playing a mix of hits and rarities from the mid 50’s to the early 70’s they bring an intense energy mixed with a sense of fun to everything that they do.

The Fabulous Knockouts are:
Ø Michael Zweig: Guitar, Vocals
Ø Jim Nielsen: Bass, Vocals
Ø Terry Martell: Drums, Percussion
Ø Victor D’Arsie: Keyboards, Vocals

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