Dixie Chicken - Tribute to Little Feat and Southern Rock Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

Friday December 29th, the Linsmore Tavern is so excited to welcome back, Dixie Chicken and their Tribute to Little Feat! Over the years we have heard so many good things about Dixie Chicken and have had so many requests to bring them in and when we did, they absolutely killed it! They rocked the Sold-Out Crowd and this is a show that we are really looking forward to! This seven piece band will absolutely blow you away with their tribute to Little Feat, as well as incorporating some music from some other Classic Roots/Rock/Southern Rock bands such as The Band, The Allman Brothers, and Steely Dan!

Dixie Chicken plays the music of legendary roots rockers "Little Feat". Led by Juno-nominated John Fraser Findlay, this 7 piece all-star Toronto band has been rocking audiences for the past two years playing the music of Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, The Band and all things funky.

After recording with Bill Payne, (founding member of Little Feat) in 2015 , Findlay was inspired to fire up Dixie Chicken and hit the Canadian bar & festival circuit with much success. Little Feat, one of the top touring bands of the 1970's has inspired countless bands such as The Black Crowes, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt to mention a few, fronted by the charismatic Lowell George one of rocks greatest voices and slide guitarists. A favorite of Robert Plant (who hailed them as America's Rolling Stones) they infused rock, country, funk & New Orleans creating a sound unlike any band of the 1970s.

Dixie Chicken features: John Findlay, Russ Boswell, Rob Gusevs, Tracey Gallant, Danny Lockwood, Kevin Vinneau, Craig Riley.

Tickets for this show is $7 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or right here: BUY TICKETS!!

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Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation Special Saturday Night at the Linsmore!

The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation have been playing at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) for more close to 4 years now and the majority of their shows have been on a Monday night. We have had so many people ask us to bring them in on a non-school night so that people can stay out late and party all night with this incredible band! Finally we are able to grant everyone their wish, as we are bringing in the TWAC for a special Saturday Night show on Saturday December 30th! So get ready to party all night with the Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation and not worry about waking up for school or work! 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! For those of you who have not been able to catch this band's awesome show on a Monday night, you GOTTA see them as they are a top notch act that always deliver a highly entertaining show! If you are a fan of Tom Waits, this is a MUST-SEE show! By the way, as a Christmas present from the Linsmore Tavern to all of you, there will be NO COVER for this Special Saturday Night show! Arrive early for a good seat, because all of their shows have been at capacity and there are not many seats! The show starts at 9:30pm!

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Linsmore Tavern's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Party Featuring Trainwreck!

Tired of spending hundreds of $$ on New Year's Eve, or waiting for hours in the freezing cold for a cab? Subway or stumble over to the Linsmore Tavern for the best deal in town. Sunday, December 31st, we're hosting an incredible (and affordable) party, with one of Toronto's most amazing party bands. For the 5th year running, TRAINWRECK will be ringing in the new year with their eclectic (and theatrical!) mix of party tunes. Each year it gets better, and last year the tickets SOLD OUT in advance, so get your tickets now! 

TRAINWRECK is a high-energy, 10-piece party band based in Toronto’s East End, guaranteed to get people dancing with it’s eclectic mix of rock, pop & soul covers, and funky originals. Fronted by stage & screen actor Rick Miller, TRAINWRECK’s been rolling between Montreal and Toronto for the last 5 years, playing bars, festivals, private parties, fundraisers and corporate events. They aim to delight and surprise with every song they play, from Elvis (Presley) to Elvis (Costello), from Gabriel to Gaga, from ABBA to ZAPPA - a 'wrecking' good time!

Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning artist who has performed in 5 languages on 5 continents and who Entertainment Weekly called “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. 
TRAINWRECK also features Peter Gray on organ and keys, Don Macdonald on bass, guitar and banjo, Tait Sala on bass, Mark Franco on drums, Robin Vaughan on lead guitar & sax, plus THE WRECKETTES: Stephanie Baptist (vocals & glockenspiel), Karen Dalton (vocals & sax), Victoria Wickett (trumpet) and Tiffany Knight (vocals).

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for ONLY $15 in advance before Christmas, $20 in advance from Christmas to December 30th and $25 on December 31st and at the door (if there are any tickets left)! The ticket will include entry into the bar, snacks and champagne at midnight, plus 4 hours of live music and dancing.

So if you are looking for an affordable, local, fun evening for New Years Eve with an incredible band who will play pop, funk, rock, soul and great party music, buy your tickets now for the Linsmore Tavern's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Party and let's celebrate the new year together!

Check out Trainwreck at: http://www.trainwreck.band/


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Masters of Love and Sound Returns to put on a show at the Linsmore Tavern!

Thursday December 28th, the Linsmore Tavern is excited to welcome back an incredible 8 piece band that has played some great shows at the Linsmore over the last few months, Masters of Love and Sound! Get ready for an incredible night of music, as it's not everyday the Linsmore brings in a 8 piece intricate band! Masters of Love and Sound is an 8-piece Toronto-based band dedicated to exploring new realms of instrumental Funk, Soul, Reggae, Latin and Afrobeat music. Throughout the grooves, the 3-piece horn section (Baritone Sax, Trombone, Soprano Sax/Flute) weaves a fabric of improvised jazz while the percussion players channel the rhythms of Africa and Latin America. The band plays a mix of originals and covers of diverse artists such as The Meters, Augustus Pablo, Fela Kuti, Ray Barretto, Manu Dibango, Willie Bobo and John Coltrane. The shows include a video projection backdrop with VJ, Bruce La Becker, mixing up a visual jam to accompany the funky sounds. Warning: Side effects may include lightfeetedness and a compulsion to dance! The show starts at 8:30pm, there's no cover!

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