Music fans! Green’s Genes Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

March 27, 2024 8:00 pm

Wednesday March 27th is going to be really cool and something for all of you Toronto music lovers! For the first time ever Green’s Genes are hitting our stage to  bring their incredible improvisational jamming and virtuoso musicianship! Featuring some of our country’s best musicians, you are really going to enjoy this show if you appreciate music! The show starts at 8pm, PWYC!

Get ready to groove with Green’s Genes, a powerhouse trio featuring Robbie Grunwald on keys, Adam Warner on drums, and Mark McIntyre on bass. With credits ranging from Donovan Woods to Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar, these musicians are masters of improvisation and groove exploration, drawing inspiration from the likes of Robert Glasper, Vulfpeck, Caribou, Anderson .Paak, Nils Frahm, and Radiohead. Every night, they take audiences on a journey through electrifying rhythms and captivating melodies, blurring the lines between genres and inviting listeners to move and groove like never before. Come be a part of the journey with Green’s Genes!

For the first time ever, let’s sing along to the most popular Ukrainian Songs feat Andrey Kolodich at the Linsmore!

March 13, 2024 7:00 pm

We have a real special Wednesday night show coming up on Wednesday March 13th at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave)! For the first time ever, let’s sing along to the most popular Ukrainian Songs all for a great cause! The Ukrainian song is the soul of Ukrainian people! Come enjoy a nostalgic evening of your favorite Ukranian cover songs sung by Andrey Kolodich with his Canadian friends at the Linsmore Tavern on March 13th, right beside Greennwood Subway staton 😉 Sing along in Ukranian to songs by Jerry Heil and, СКАЙ! On March 13th the doors open at 7pm. $15 Cover, Cash Only Bar.

Special Matinee Feat Jon Cohen, Now Yr Taken, Rachel Hickey, Victory Chimes Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

March 3, 2024 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), does not have many matinee’s, but when we do you better make sure to come out to them, because they are always on fire! Sunday May 3rd, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome 4 original bands, 2 of them are coming down from Montreal and the other 2 are from Toronto! Headlining this show from Montreal is the multi-threat instrumentalist who delivers melodic hooks, Jon Cohen! Now Yr Taken featuring songwriter Mikey Chrichten and Indie Singer/Songwriter Rachel Hickey are both Toronto base Indie acts who will be performing on this special matinee! Rounding out this show and also from Montreal is Victory Chimes who will be bringing their Synthpop sound to the Linsmore! The show starts at 2:30pm, No Cover

JON COHEN EX (Montreal)
Fantasy prom king, master crafter of cult-pop gems and multi-threat instrumentalist Jon Cohen. Experimental creates sweet but potent stories that spring from curiosity. This dynamic one-man band’s beguiling art rock inventions and melodic hooks promise a sultry escape from those pesky workaday hang-ups. At times folksy, indie and at times grungy, the E.L.O vs. 90’s vibe is raw and unapologetic.

NOW YR TAKEN (Toronto)
Toronto based songwriter and producer Mikey Crichton specializes in emotionally captivating cinematic soundscapes, hip-hop production, and wall of sound style guitar work. PushBack2Infinity coming 2024.

Rachel Hickey is an independent singer-songwriter making feeling-packed music that cuts to the core. Based in traditional folk storytelling and inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell, and Taylor Swift, Rachel’s performances are energetic and heartfelt, filled with laughs and maybe a few tears (all welcome!) She is currently performing live across Ontario and beyond to support her latest EP and is preparing for debut full-length album release, “The Eve of St. Agnes”, due out this spring.

After the release of 2 eps, Victory Chimes has completed their first full length record. “Spinning Wheel” digs deep into dark synth pop and electronic shoegaze. Louch’s ethereal and lyrical imagery explore the themes of growing up, self discovery and authenticity. The record is a unique honest collection of songs maintaining an incomparable sound and presence throughout.

Hard n Heavy – Classic Metal Tribute Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

March 14, 2024 8:00 pm

Thursday March 14th, get ready to party at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) with Hard n Heavy – Classic Metal Tribute! Fans of the 70s and 80s Heavy Metal and Hair Metal, you will love this band and the incredible guitar shredding they deliver from the music of this era! The show starts at 8pm, there’s NO COVER!

“Hard n Heavy is a 80s metal tribute that was formed in Los Angeles and now calls Toronto home.  Playing hits from Ozzy, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Poison, Ted Nugent combined with a high energy stage show, Hard n Heavy is always a crowd favorite.  The band features Toronto Guitar Virtuoso Tim Smith.  Having played in many bands and performed on many tours, his amazing guitar shredding always wows audiences. Lastly, sometimes Hard n Heavy even brings up people to jam with them.  Every show is always a party!”

Red Astro Band The Premiere RHCP Tribute Act Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

April 26, 2024 9:30 pm

Friday April 26th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is bringing in Red Astro Band The Premiere RHCP Tribute Act! Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, you are not going to want to miss this one as Red Astro Band will deliver the an unbelievable, authentic show to RHCP! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover charge at the door!

In a musical universe where the funk reigns supreme, the Red Astro Band emerges as an electrifying tribute to the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers. With their infectious energy and unwavering dedication, this four-piece powerhouse takes their audience on a journey through the iconic soundscape of one of the greatest bands in rock history.

Together, the Red Astro Band is more than just a tribute act – they are a force to be reckoned with. Their dedication to authenticity and their unwavering commitment to delivering an unforgettable live experience have earned them a reputation as the premier Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. With each performance, they pay homage to their musical heroes while igniting a fire within the hearts of all who witness their electrifying shows.

So, brace yourself for an explosive fusion of funk, rock, and pure adrenaline. The Red Astro Band is here to take you on a wild ride  through the timeless catalog of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Front and center, we have Percy, a charismatic force of nature on vocals. With his soulful voice and boundless stage presence, Percy flawlessly captures the essence of Anthony Kiedis, delivering each lyric with passion and intensity. His ability to connect with the crowd is nothing short of mesmerizing, leaving no doubt that he was born to command the stage.

Andrew, the virtuoso on guitar, is the sonic architect behind the Red Astro Band’s fiery sound. His impeccable guitar skills and seamless transitions between the funk-infused riffs and soulful melodies mirror the brilliance of John Frusciante. Andrew’s ability to recreate every nuance and raw emotion of the original tracks is a testament to his love and respect for the music.

Kris, the rhythmic backbone of the band, brings the thunderous basslines that defined the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ signature sound. With his deep grooves and infectious energy, Kris masterfully channels the spirit of Flea, captivating the audience with his dynamic playing and magnetic stage presence. His basslines are the heartbeat of the Red Astro Band, driving the crowd to dance and lose themselves in the music.

Completing this powerhouse lineup is Derek on drums, the heartbeat of the Red Astro Band. With his impeccable timing and explosive energy, Derek flawlessly replicates the intricate rhythms and hard-hitting beats that define the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sound. His thunderous fills and lightning-fast drumming create an unstoppable force that propels the band forward, commanding the audience’s attention from start to finish.

Sundown Sessions Featuring Christine Jackson, Dougal,  Emma Whale, Amanda Lyn Parker and Courtney Bowles Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

March 7, 2024 8:00 pm

Thursday March 7th is going to be an unbelievable night of music as Tiffany Luv will be bringing you Sundown Sessions to the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave)! There will be incredible original acts performing on this showcase of singer/songwriters! This night will feature Christine Jackson, Dougal,  Emma Whale, Amanda Lyn Parker and Courtney Bowles! The show will be hosted by Tiffany Luv and will start at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite! BUY TICKETS HERE!!

Christine Jackson: “Christine Jackson, a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada, gained industry recognition for her exceptional talent and passion for music. Her international debut in 2022 with the single "Who Do You Feel Like" was supported by FACTOR funding, catapulting her career. Known for her haunting vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Christine has captivated audiences at renowned events and festivals, including Sofar Sounds, Toronto Pride, TD Toronto Jazz Fest, TD Play The Parks, Toronto’s Eaton Center and more. Her
music, blending folk, pop, and jazz influences, offers a timeless and refreshing sound, connecting with listeners on a profound level.”

Dougal: “Dougal (a Gaelic name that means “dark stranger”), has been creating music all his life, sometimes just in his imagination. The songs are thoughtful, intelligent, heart-felt, sometimes topical, sometimes universal, always interesting and entertaining. He tries to write songs that will make a connection to the audience, either emotional, intellectual, or with shared experiences and attitudes. You might recognize yourself, your friends, or people you barely know. He currently concentrates on songwriting, guitar playing, and finding appreciative audiences.”

Emma Whale: “No matter the genre, Emma knows how to make a song stand out. With her sweet-as-candy vocals up front, she’ll tell you sad stories with a tinge of hope. While her lyrics reflect her life, she’ll morph her sound to match her mood, resulting in a unique experience for every release. Emma became a multi-instrumentalist at a young age, starting with singing, then picking up piano and guitar not long afterwards. After high school, she earned her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from Western University, and her Music Industry Arts diploma from Fanshawe College. Emma currently works as an engineer and producer at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton. Emma has been performing throughout the GTA for years, including appearances at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival’s Club Series, Sneaky Dee’s, The Casbah, and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.”

Amanda Lyn Parker: “Amanda Lyn Parker is a singer-songwriter that aims to write about the human experience in a candid and vulnerable manner. She believes that practicing respect, honesty and empathy in daily life is the key to being a relatable writer. She wishes to inspire and encourage you to fearlessly express your own emotions and say only what you mean.”

Courtney Bowles: “Courtney is a proud Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and multi-platform content creator. Born in Scarborough, Ontario this towering, vivacious, 6’2 amazon bares her soul for an audience starved for the more beautiful aspects of life. Courtney has recently returned to being an unsigned and independent artist creating, releasing and booking her band as much as she can. Performing and writing various genres, her energetic and uplifting aura is surpassed only by her passion to perform all the while making those around her feel loved and deserving of love. Her instruments include her powerhouse Vocals, Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele and Mandolin.”

My Own Addiction with Special Guests Jade Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

April 25, 2024 7:00 pm

Thursday April 25th is a date you want to mark down on your calendar as the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is excited to welcome to of Canada’s best up and coming Original Rock bands to our stage and to Toronto! We can’t wait for My Own Addiction to hit our stage who have been killing it opening for Legendary Rock bands such as Buckcherry and Anvil! Also performing this evening will be the female-fronted Jade! Music fans, you definitely need to check out this amazing night of music from two of Canada’s finest, female fronted, emerging bands! The doors for this show will open at 7pm, tickets are $10!

MY OWN ADDICTION is a mainstream rock band out of Oshawa,Canada. The four-piece band formed in the late summer of 2022, and they were off to the studio to record their full self-titled debut LP before the turn of 2023.  
The band is composed of long-time musicians, Andrew Losier on guitar, Todd Burrows on drums, Tim Reesor on bass, and fronted by long time actor, Alexandra Augustine on vocals.  
Since dropping their debut LP in June of 2023, My Own Addiction has gone on to open for rock legends Buckcherry and supported the godfathers of metal, Anvil while they toured Canada.
These four musicians are driven by their passion for performing music that combines high energy classic rock with hard blues undertones, with the added layer of powerful female vocals and cleverly crafted lyrics. Audiences can expect a riveting live show that encourages you to shake off your inhibitions, let loose and rock out!

Formed in the summer of 2023 Oshawa based original band Jade combines pop, rock, and a dash of alt-rock to create their own distinct sound, oozing with catchy hooks, haunting melodies and powered by driving rhythm.

The band are Tara Karlsson (Vocals), Pat Bolahood (Bass), Elvis Lewis (Drums), and Jay Lovell (Guitar).

Jade are currently in production for their debut album which will be released in spring of 2024.
Instagram: @jadeband.os
YouTube: JadeBandOshawa
Facebook: Jade Shawa

Big Shiny Goons Presents House Party: A 90’s + 00’s Throwback Night at the Linsmore Tavern!

April 19, 2024 9:30 pm

Friday April 19th is going to be so much fun at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave)! For those of you who remember the Big Shiny Tunes compilation albums from the 90s and early 2000s, you are absolutely going to love this night as we are bringing a Tribute to those highly popular albums, Big Shiny Goons! Big Shiny Goons will be performing many of those incredible alternative rock, punk and pop punk hits from that era of music! You will hear songs by such bands as Blink 182, The Killers, The Counting Crows, Red Hot Chilipeppers, Nickleback, No Doubt, Green Day and so much more! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover charge at the door!

Big Shiny Goons burst onto the Toronto music scene in 2023, bringing a wave of 90s and 2000s alternative rock, punk, and pop punk nostalgia to the forefront. The band’s name is a nod to the iconic “Big Shiny Tunes” compilation albums that served as a musical rite of passage for a generation. Comprising passionate musicians with a shared love for the energetic and infectious tunes of the era, Big Shiny Goons quickly gained a reputation for their lively and crowd-pleasing performances.