Haunted Heart Rocks the Linsmore Tavern!

November 17, 2022 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Thursday November 17th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave),  can’t wait to welcome Haunted Heart for the very first time to our stage! We have heard some great things about this band and we can’t wait to have them rock out to our amazing Rock music supporters! Get ready to hear the best of classic and hard rock from the 70s, 80s and 90s! If you love classic and hard rock, you definitely need to come out and see this amazing band! The show starts at 8:30pm, there’s no cover!

Haunted Heart is one of the GTA‘s newest and hottest classic rock cover bands. The bands high energy stage presences, and always interacting with the crowds. Is always a fun time for all. Haunted Heart covers hits from Cheap Trick, to Queen, to Metallica and so much more.
Jack: lead vocals & guitar
Raffie: drums & backing vocals
Scott: Bassist & backing vocals
Brett: guitar & backing vocals

Hardcore Night at the Linsmore Tavern Feat Nightfeeder with Absolut, Dioxide, Fertilizer, Spearhead and DJ Marjie Bargy!

October 21, 2022 9:00 pm


This is really cool! The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is hosting a night of Hardcore music with 5 different Hardcore Bands and 1 DJ! On Friday October 21st, Hardcore music fans the Linsmore is the place to be at, as this evening is dedicated to the Toronto Hardcore Music Scene! Featuring all the way from Seattle, Nightfeeder! Also on the bill are Toronto based Hardcore bands, Absolut, Dioxide, Fertilizer, Spearhead and DJ Marjie Bargy! The show starts at 9pm, there will be a $15 cover charge at the door!

Nightfeeder on tour from Seattle are
Punishing, bitter, dingy punk with timeless catchy riffs played brutal and fast, with filthy breakdowns. Spiteful lyrics about the government not giving a fuck about you, colonialism and just having a hard time. Fans of State of Fear, Consume and Deathraid, rejoice. This band features 4 out of 5 members of the previously mentioned groups. No surprises of what to expect.
Absolut is a Toronto, Canada based hardcore punk band with an impressive discography , considering their formation back in 2010. The band plays something between Swedish, Japanese, British and American school of hardcore punk and kinda reminds me of the music played by the legendary bands such as Anti-Cimex, Broken Bones, English Dogs, Heresy, Discharge, Poison Idea, Battalion Of Saints, Crucifix…just to name a few. Reminiscing the 80’s a golden era for such a genre, but still not copying the bands I’ve already have mentioned above
Dioxide are a newer band from Toronto. Who have made themselves known and quickly.
They play raw punk influenced by Discharge, early Finnish hardcore and dark UK82. Consistent dbeat remind you of early Discharge. Not to be missed.
Blown out, stomping fury. Fertilizer delivers mid-paced, old school Black Punk madness, spreading chaos and destruction via bass-heavy jangly grooves and total vocal evisceration.
Something to definitely please fans of Bone Awl, Raspberry Bulbs, Furdidurke or Dolmen Shrine.
After an extended break Spearhead are back to bring you that blown sharp shock of noisy 80’s American style hardcore not unlike Negative Approach, or Koro. Expect nothing more than total breakneck speed. Stoked they reformed and you should be to.
DJ Marjie Bargy
But After the gig
Stick around and grab some drinks or just dance your face off…
You know her, you love her,
It ain’t a party without Marjie Bargy and she’ll be there playing your favourite punk , rnr , dance, goth and new wave hits and unearthing your new favourite tunes. Let’s dance baby!

Just Heart – International Tribute to Heart Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

November 26, 2022 9:30 pm

We have been trying to get this incredible Tribute Band into the Linsmore Tavern for almost 8 years now and finally we are able to do so! On Saturday November 26th, Just Heart – International Tribute to Heart will finally be performing at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) and we can’t wait! This is a top notch Tribute band who not only perform the material of Heart note by note, but they are fully costumed and have choreographed the show! This is a MUST-SEE show for all Heart fans! Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

JUST HEART, the most sought after tribute to HEART in Ontario!!!

This fully costumed and choreographed show is a tribute to the amazing songs by Ann and Nancy Wilson of HEART.

Since 2014 this band,( Just Heart), has had great success touring throughout the Province of Ontario and prior to Covid in the summer of (2019) they were spreading into the U.S. in casinos, stadiums, resorts and clubs everywhere.

Some of Just Heart’s favorite performances include those in Pembroke Ont, Niagara Falls and they also rocked it up in Wasaga Beach, Sudbury, Cochrane, Aurora, Hamilton, Fort Erie, Burlington, Oshawa and many, many more.

Just Heart has endured and along the way with some of Ontario’s most seasoned musical artists they have proved to have staying power, this year they will be taking the show to new heights.

The tribute business is bigger and even better than ever before and their goal is only to entertain with a performance that captivates its audience and makes them interactive with a sing along to all these memorable Heart songs that were ever released to Radio over the years. Trust me you will remember them all!!

Valerie Shearman, the lead vocalist and matriarch of the band confidently delivers the Ann Wilson vocals and with her clear and powerful voice, she brings out the intensity of the lyric within the song.

Audience goers that see the show say it’s mesmerizing and beautiful to listen to. Valerie says” “Sometimes the audience sings louder than the band. It makes me so happy! They love these songs so much!”

Just Heart has been featured on television programs like CHCH morning show and have been interviewed on numerous radio stations. Some local performances on radio include, MyFM, Chipfm 94.9fm Radio. Valerie has also performed Just Heart on the Being Frank Show.

The host Frank DE Angelo stated, “This show has staying power, along with those pipes!” So get ready!! ! Just Heart is ready to share this wonderful show with your organization or event. 

You are sure to keep them in mind, fans just keep demanding for more…



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Chris Birkett & The Free Spirits Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

October 6, 2022 8:00 pm

Thursday October 6th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is so excited to welcome one of the most accomplished singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound engineer, Chris Birkett with his band, The Free Spirits! This is going to be an incredible night of original music with Chris Birkett, Shari Tallon and their fantastic band! Chris has worked with the who’s, who in the music industry and it’s always a privilege to have such an incredible musicians perform on our stage! The show starts at 8pm, there’s no cover for this night!

Chris Birkett is a multi-talented, award winning producer,
singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound engineer. He has produced the last 5 albums for Buffy Sainte-Marie along with top artists such as Steve Earle, Sinead O’Connor, Mel Brooks and more. 

Shari Tallon is a multi-instrumental: flute, tin whistle, keys, singer/songwriter and and an  International Recording Artist. 

Chris and Shari have been playing together for 6 years and are releasing their second album in 2022.

Their music blends rock. world, celtic, with original arrangements.  There are so many great musicians and artists in  the world that are inspiring:  the Beatles, Mark Knofler, Jeff Beck, Yes, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Simon and Garfunkel,and more….

Red Zeppelin – Tribute to Led Zeppelin Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

November 4, 2022 9:30 pm

Led Zeppelin fans, mark Friday November 4th down on your calendar as the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is excited to welcome for the very first time Red Zeppelin and their tribute to Led Zeppelin! It’s been a long time since the Linsmore has had a Zeppelin Tribute, so there is a ton of anticipation for this show! We have heard so many great things about Red Zeppelin and have had many requests to bring them in, so it’s great to finally get to experience their incredible show! Get your tickets now, as they will go fast! Tickets for the show are $10 in advance, $15 at the door!

Dancing days are, indeed, here again. Experience the power and fury of a Led Zeppelin live show through the artistry of Red Zeppelin as they shine a light on classic hits. For years, Red Zeppelin have swung the hammer of the gods, wowing crowds across Ontario by selling out the likes of the Great Hall, the Mod Club, and Q107’s Canada Day festival. Featuring fiery vocals from Joan Smith (Serena RyderLittle Foot Long Foot, Joan Smith & the Jane Does), Red Zeppelin delivers an electrifying experience. While the look may be a little different, the swagger and the song remains the same. 



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Horshack – The Ultimate Cover Band Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

October 22, 2022 9:30 pm

The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is bringing in the ULTIMATE Cover Band for the very first time on Saturday October 22nd! Horshack the former house band at the Orbit Room will be rocking out on our stage and for any music fans out there, you have got to see this band! With an ALL-STAR line-up with some of our country’s best musicians, you are going to hear some very difficult covers that you don’t usually hear from a cover band! Anyone in Toronto that has seen this band, raves about them and that’s why this is a MUST-SEE Saturday night at the Linsmore Tavern! The show starts at 9:30pm, tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door!

Horshack rose up out of the ashes of the extremely popular Sunday night Orbit Room phenomena, Stifler’s Mom.  The boys roll back the calender to the 70’s (mostly), and will absolutely go all out till late at the Linsmore.  Horshack covers some popular and at times very difficult material from Boston, Pink Floyd, and Led Zepplin to some classic rockers from Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Talking Heads, and Tom Petty.  It’s quite common for Canadian stars such as Ian Thornley, Gordie Johnson, and Ivana Santilli to show up and sit in with the guys.  Canadian guitar great and guitar player for Lady Gaga, Ricky Tillo, when not on the road will often sit in for a whole night.

The band features: Chris Caddell: guitar/vocals Jimmy Reid: guitar/ vocals Derrick Brady: Bass/vocals Wade O Brown: keyboards/vocals Cassius Pereira: Drums

Chris Caddell: guitar/vocals – Canadian Musician living in Toronto. Bands that he plays with: Chris Caddell and The Wreckage, Horshack, Colin James, Sass Jordan, Thornley

Jimmy Reid: guitar/ vocals – Jimmy Reid has played with Canadian artists, Sass Jordan, Amanda Marshall, Andy Kim, Matthew Good, Ashley MacIsaac. Also with bands Soul Decision, Toronto plus many more

Derrick Brady: Bass/vocals – Derek has played with everyone from Serena Ryder to Hawksley Workman, and in addition to being a charter member of the Chris Caddel and The Wreckage, Derrick is also currently in the Skydiggers.

Wade O Brown: keyboards/vocals – Wade built on his popularity, performing with noted recording stars like Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Roger Troutman, Glenn Lewis, Divine Earth Essence, and Joe, among others. He also appeared on the award-winning TV series Soul Food, performed live on MuchMusic, and co-starred in several Toronto-based theatrical productions.

Cassius Pereira: Drums – Played with Jeff Healey, Johnny Reid, Chris Caddel and The Wreckage and many others.



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Linsmore Tavern’s 80’s Halloween Party Featuring Driven. A Tribute to The Cars and The 80-its!

October 29, 2022 9:30 pm

There have been some amazing parties over the years at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), but nothing is going to compare to this one! Saturday October 29th, we are hosting an 80’s Halloween Party and we couldn’t think of a better band to host this night! Driven. A tribute to The Cars will kick off the night with a 90 minute set of 80’s icons The Cars! Following this set will be a 90 minute set from The 80-its that will take us deep into the night with danceable, fun songs from the 80’s!

Featuring Sports personality Barry Davis, Driven. A Tribute to The Cars and The 80-its played earlier this year at the Linsmore to a capacity crowd and it was such a fun night, that had everyone up and dancing all night! We have had a ton of requests to bring this band back and we couldn’t think of a band better suited to put on an 80’s Halloween Dance Party than these two bands!

Driven. A Tribute to The Cars brings to life the look and sound of the legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band through their monster hits such as, “Just What I Needed”, “Drive”, “Magic”, Shake It Up”, “My Best Friend’s Girl”, “Good Times Roll” and more!

The 80-its bring the very best of 80s rock and new wave to every show. Rocking out the music of such greats as Duran Duran, ELO, Soft Cell, Dire Straits and so much more! The 80-its bring you back to a different time: A time of big hair, loud clothes, with a high energy show that brings to life the very best mixed taps of the wonderful decade that was the 80s!

Get your tickets now in advance, because it should SELL-OUT! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door! The show will start at 9:30pm and will go late into the AM with over 3 hours of live music! You can buy tickets at www.linsmoretavern.com



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Spyre Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

October 13, 2022 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm

On Thursday October 13, 2020 the Linsmore Tavern welcomes SPYRE to the stage for the very first time. We heard so many amazing things about this incredible blues/jazz band, so we can’t wait to welcome them to our stage and to hear their amazing original music in person! Music fans you definitely want to check out this band!

SPYRE features songs written by Pierre Gautreau and arranged in collaboration with bandmates Paul Greig, Kevin Frank and Craig Ryan. Their musical influences include rock, roots, rhythm and blues and jazz. Pierre is a prolific singer/songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player. His songs “InSpyre” the band. Paul has played guitar in several bands throughout his career. SPYRE has given him a chance to expand his playing styles. Kevin has been playing drums since he was 8 years old. He grew up listening to Motown and the British invasion. Craig brings experience as a bass player and drummer to the rhythm section.

The band members share a passion for creating and performing music that entertains and inspires people. They initially met and rehearsed online for 9 months as a result of restrictions imposed by the pandemic. The chemistry developed online was solidified when in-person rehearsals were possible and
has resulted in a catalogue of over 30 original tunes. SPYRE have taken advantage of opportunities to perform as venues have re-opened. Audiences have commented on how tight the band is and described the music as diverse, uplifting and powerful.

Join Spyre at 8pm on October 13 to catch this emerging band’s performance of original tunes, there will be no cover at the door.