Isaak Bonk & the Roast Chicken Ramblers Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 1, 2023 3:33 pm

One of the best emerging bands in the GTA will be performing at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) for the very first time on Thursday February 23rd! Isaak Bonk & the Roast Chicken Ramblers will be bringing their incredible virtuoso musicianship to our stage for the very first time and music fans, you got to see this band play! Isaak Bonk & the Roast Chicken Ramblers cover a wide range of vintage country-blues and jazz; they bring to life music of the past, as well as incorporating some of isaak’s own compositions.  With a large repertoire that contains upbeat, exciting music, to the more relaxed and melancholy, the ramblers are sure to entertain. Don’t miss your chance to see this very unique band perform. The show starts at 7:30pm, PWYC!

Punk Rock Night Feat Piffbreak Arcade, Grey Bush & Kris Rose Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 24, 2023 9:00 pm
Piffbreak Arcade are back at the Linsmore Tavern for an intimate showcase of new songs off their upcoming album and all your favourite classic PBA tunes! Bringing along our friends Grey Bush and an acoustic set from Kris Rose of Wordplay. You won’t want to miss this one!
Friday, February 24th, 2023.
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4J1M6
(at Greenwood subway station)

Genie with Dirty Rick and Housecat Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 9, 2023 7:30 pm


Thursday February 9th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is really excited to bring in 3 of our country’s brightest, emerging Indie Bands! This is going to be a great night of music that Toronto music fans need to check out! Headlining the night is 4 piece Indie Rock Band from Toronto, Genie featuring frontman/guitarist, brother Christian Biagini and his sister on drums Samantha Biagini! Also appearing is a 4 piece rock ‘n’ roll band heading up the QEW from Hamilton, Dirty Rick! Indie-pop trio from Waterloo, Housecat will be rounding out this electric night of original music! The show starts at 7:30pm, advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here: BUY TICKETS!

Housecat is an indie-pop trio based out of Waterloo. Formed in the summer of 2022, the band just released their debut single on Halloween. Critics are calling it the best song of all time, since ever before- ever. Their music can be described as catchy, devastatingly sad, and a little bit morbid. #meow

Dirty Rick – DIRTY RICK is a four-piece rock ’n’ roll machine from Hamilton, Ontario dedicated to putting on the wildest, sweatiest, dirtiest rock shows in the country. Their unique combination of fat basslines, banging drum beats, and crushing guitar riffs combine blues, hard rock, and garage elements into a finished product that music industry elites have described as “pretty cool” and containing “a lot of good stuff in there”. If you’re lucky enough to stumble into one of their concerts, quarterbacked by their ultra high-energy frontman David Koffman, you’ll be left staggering out afterwards with your dancing feet sore and your face thoroughly melted. Check out their latest single “Doomsday”, their smash-hit “Oh No (Yeah)”, or fan-favourite “Toxic Love” wherever you get your music.

Genie – 4 Piece indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario. The band features frontman and guitarist Christian Biagini and drummer Samantha Biagini. The brother sister duo has been playing together their whole lives and it’s clear based on their chemistry once they hit the stage. Their goal on the stage is to make the audience dance. Catchy tunes with infectious melodies highlight the show, Samantha smashes the drums, while Christian keeps the crowd engaged the whole time. Mark Zarich and Philip Zigomanis hold everything down while the other two go off and have all the fun. Their debut single “Baby Blue” set to release in February of 2023.

Linsmore Tavern’s Annual St Patrick’s Day Party featuring The Pint of No Return!

March 17, 2023 9:00 pm

One of the things that the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is known for is  hosting the very best St Patrick’s Day party! Every March 17th, we host the most fun party with an incredible band that is always a SELL-OUT! This year our Annual St Paddy’s Day party is returning and we are bringing in The Pint of No Return to perform all of your favourite Irish Classics late into the night! There will be Green Beer, Drink specials, Prizes, Free Swag and some really fun music with lots of dancing! Get your tickets in advance, because this night always SELLS-OUT and you don’t want to miss your chance to celebrate the 17th of March at the best St Paddy’s Day party east of Yonge St! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door!

The Pint of No Return is a Toronto based 4 piece Celtic flavoured rock band with a diverse repertoire ranging from jigs and reels to classic and modern pop. Featuring John Campbell on vocals and guitar, Jason Epp on bass and vocals, Elena Spanu on fiddle and Ilios Steryannis on drums.
Come by the festivities and the fun! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and the show will start at 9pm! Come celebrate St Paddy’s day with this incredible band, one month in advance!


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St Patrick’s Day Hangover with Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost at the Linsmore Tavern!

March 18, 2023 9:00 pm

If you are a fan of St Patrick’s Day and it’s festivities like we are, celebrating only 1 day is not enough! That’s why the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is going to keep the party going and will be bringing 1 of Canada’s very best Celtic bands, Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost on Saturday March 18th for St Patrick’s Day Hangover! Come out and dance with this incredible band who will be playing all of your Irish favourites! The fun all goes down at 9pm and will go late into the evening! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door!

Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost have been bringing ‘Music with a Celtic heart’ to audiences for years. Inspired by bands such as Great Big Sea, The Pogues, The Dubliners, Flogging Molly, and more, they are an energetic folk band exciting to both watch and listen to. Launched in Jan 2012, they have impressed audiences everywhere, playing notable Toronto venues including Hugh’s Room, The Hard Rock cafe, The Sound Academy, The Opera House, The Tranzac Club and The Horseshoe Tavern.  They have played soft-seat venues such as at The Gravenhurst Opera House and headlined Festivals such as the Trenton Scottish Irish Festival (2019) and the Cobourg Highland Games (2015/2017/2021/2022).  They performed for multiple years in the Toronto Beach Celtic Festival, played at Nathan Philips Square as part of the 2016 Canada Transplant Games, Canada’s Wonderland (2021), and at The Harbourfront Centre as part of their Dancing on the Pier series in 2016 and 2017. They have performed for several events for the St. Andrew’s Society’s and The Saint Patrick’s Parade Society, and at Wineries, Yacht Clubs, weddings, and private events. They have played community events such as The Toronto International Buskerfest (2022), The Brampton East Coast Kitchen Party (2022), several Rib-fests, the Rosedale Mayfair, and multiple street festivals including The Westdale ARTSFest, The Feast of Saint Lawrence, and multiple years at the Pickering Village JAM Festival and the International Beaches Jazz Festival.  They helped celebrate Canada150 on stage at SesquiFest in London, Ontario in 2017 and played at the Canadian National Exhibition in 2019. Internationally, they were first aired in Limerick, Ireland on the Eclectic Celt radio station, and enjoyed an in-person radio interview at Frederiksberg Lokal TV in Copenhagen, Denmark.  They have participated in International Virtual Festivals during the CoVid pandemic including the Samhain New Years Celtic Festival (2020 – U.S.A) and The Barbados Celtic Festival (2021).


Their original music is their true passion. Their debut album “Sociable!” released in May 2015, and hit #4 nationally on community/college radio stations, including #1 positions on weekly Top 30 and folk charts.  Their sophomore album “Far From Shore” released July 2018 and received play on CBC stations around Canada, and again appeared on several college/community Top 30 and folk charts. During the Covid Pandemic, they released a collection of covers recorded during a live-stream event on their third album affectionately titled “LIVE”. (Albums are available for purchase through bandcamp, at live shows, and at most digital retailers).

They feature a dynamic fiddle performance with Bexy Ashworth and Liam McGlashon, the talented multi-instrumentalist/luthier Matti Palonen on tin whistle and double-bass (Matti also plays harp, kantele, mandolin, bandura, cello and jouhikko), Scot Allan on bodhrán (Scot also plays drums and other percussion), and Stephen Lamb on guitar and lead vocals. Best described as ‘engaging Celtic folk/rock’, they combine the sound of traditional folk instruments with a passionate intensity during fiddle tunes and sing-a-long pub rousers, and when the mood shifts to folk-style story-telling songs, the haunting melodies and warm vocals created by these musicians would ‘bring a tear to a glass-eye’.

They have been featured on 67 Music’s ‘The Celtic Music Journal’, been interviewed in Irish Music Magazine and appeared on several episodes of The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. With their rendition of classic Celtic and east coast covers, traditional fiddle tunes, and a variety of original tunes, they often invite the audience to participate in a fun, energetic stage show that can be enjoyed by all.

Imagine the smell of the sea, cold pints of beer, old shipwrecks, stories of love and loss, and boisterous friends sharing a laugh and a song. Now mix it with an instrumentation that takes you on a journey east, and a feeling of being welcomed into your neighbour’s home for a kitchen party, THAT is the essence of Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost.


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Zeppelinesque A Led Zeppelin Tribute Like No Other Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

March 11, 2023 9:30 pm
Saturday March 11th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is extremely excited to welcome back, Zeppelinesque A Led Zeppelin Tribute Like No Other at the Linsmore for the first time since 2019!! Zeppelinesque brings it every time they hit the stage at the Linsmore! Always a SOLD-OUT show, this one is going to be another electric night of Zeppelin and a fun party with Zeppelinesque ready to ROCK THE HOUSE! Everyone loves Led Zeppelin, so we love bringing in these guys, as they absolutely bring it and deliver Led Zeppelin the way it’s meant to be played! Zeppelin fans this is a MUST-SEE show as Zeppelinesque is truly one of the great Zeppelin Tribute bands!
There are many Led Zeppelin “cover bands”. Zeppelinesque, however, comes as close to the real thing as you’ll get. It’s a close-your-eyes-and-it’s-Zeppelin sonic experience. The band has been blowing away audiences for almost 20 years with the righteous wails of Plant, the powerful basslines of Jones, the thunderous drums of Bonham, and the searing leads of Page. Set your expectations high and watch Zeppelinesque better them. Zeppelinesque is an experience you will not forget.
The Band features: Frank Nevada-Vocal, Colleen Hodgson-Bass, John David Brumell-Drums, Sean Beresford-Guitar
The atmosphere for this show should be amazing, so get your tickets now! Tickets are only $12 in advance, $20 at the door! Buy tickets at the bar or right here at


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After The Gold Rush – The Neil Young Experience Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 17, 2023 9:30 pm

We know there are a ton of Neil Young fans out there, that is why we cannot wait to welcome to the Linsmore Tavern’s (1298 Danforth Ave) stage for the first time After The Gold Rush – The Neil Young Experience! The last time we had a Neil Young Tribute night at the Linsmore, it was a different decade. So for all of our Neil Young fans, mark down Friday February 17th, as that’s when After The Gold Rush will be performing on our stage! Get your tickets now as this show will SELL-OUT! Advance tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door!

Neil Young is one of the most recognizable and enduring figures in modern music history. The combination of his totally unique voice, his deeply personal lyrics along with the wide range of instrumentation that he employs in creating his music makes for one of the most distinctive and compelling sounds in the world of popular music.

With a focus on Neil’s younger days, ‘After The Gold Rush’ brings the closest sonic and visual performance to the real experience available. It’s all there…the voice, the sound, the songs and the sights.

In theatre settings, an ‘After The Gold Rush’ show includes awesome 3D visual elements bringing to life the psychedelia of the early 1970’s west coast epoch. A virtual musical walk through of a very important time in popular music that should not be missed!



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Covered in Paint heading east of Yonge Street to the Linsmore Tavern!

February 4, 2023 9:30 pm

Saturday February 4th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is bringing in one of the premier cover bands in the GTA, who we have heard so many good things about and are finally able to bring them in for a show! Covered in Paint will be in the house and after so many requests over the years, they are ready to bring their high-energy, fan-friendly set-list that we know you will love! This band does not head east of Yonge Street very often, so for those in the east-end, you can finally see them close to home! Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door!

With a set list that would, “kill most drummers,” Covered In Paint heads East to the legendary Linsmore Tavern for a show on Saturday February 4th, 2023. Covered In Paint has primarily been a west end band playing monthly at Roc N Doc’s and the Antler room but jumped at the opportunity to bring its brand of rock to the Linsmore Tavern. This four piece has a raucous set list that runs from AC/DC to ZZ Top, with a dash of Metallica in the middle. They also do newer stuff by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age and Sublime. “If (a song) doesn’t kick, or if it seems self-indulgent, it (gets passed over),” says guitarist John Scheel. “We’d do Motor Head before Oasis.” “It’s a lot of energy,” adds fellow guitarist George Vasilakos. who grew up trading licks with his first cousin Phil X of Bon Jovi fame. The line up is filled out by George’s son bass prodigy Luke who also plays with up and coming bands Sticks and Stones and Pale Mare and Dean Carl Glover on drums of Groovestone and Jeff Healy fame.



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