Save Toronto Music Venues Presents Bad Breed, Left on the Dial, Giant Triangle, and Just Jillian Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

June 9, 2022 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Thursday June 9th, is going to be a great evening of music with 4 incredible, Toronto based original acts at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave)! Presented by Save Toronto Music Venues, which is a great organization who took the initiative to help Toronto Music Venues during the pandemic, this night is going to be a ton of fun! The night features 4 bands including Bad Breed, Left on the Dial, Giant Triangle and Just Jillian! You don’t want to miss this evening and these 4 great bands! The show starts at 7:30pm, tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance, here:

Bad Breed

Formed in 2019, Toronto-based Bad Breed started out as a hard-edged combination of punk rock and 60s R&B. Now a singular blend of hard-edged funk, soul and rock, Bad Breed are a unique collaboration from diverse musical backgrounds, fronted by vocalist Mike Gribben and Havana-born bassist/vocalist Maylin Ortega.

Left on the Dial

Toronto-based band, Left on the Dial, takes as much influence from the sounds of the north and mid-west of the 80s and 90s as it does from the Deep South and the Blues, Soul and Rock ’n roll music it birthed.

With Jennifer’s subtle and thunderous drums, Joshua’s emotional and cerebral lead guitar, Dave’s always in the pocket bass and Blake’s incredible guitar and incendiary vocals, LOTD weaves bluesy and melodic southern-flavoured songs with tones referencing 60s and 70s Rock ’N roll to 90s fuzzy nastiness and everything in between. Listen and you’ll feel the inspiration of all rock styles, so much so, you’ll never want to move the dial.

Giant Triangle

With Jon on guitar, Hank on bass, Margot on drums, Justin on guitar and keys, and Ellie on the main mic, Giant Triangle proves to be an unstoppable new force in the Toronto area music scene. Each of these individuals has enough musical power to level a small rural Ontario town, but together they form the sonic equivalent of an anime Super Robot. They are the Voltron of Rock, decimating the gigantic rubbery monsters of banal, formulaic music, weekly, in 30 minutes or less (minus commercials).

They have been favorably compared to the Pixies, the B52s and The Thermals, but scratch the surface and look closer you’ll find a veritable melting pot comprised of the last 40 years of popular music. It is music that will strike a subconscious chord in all who hear it. It is music that you will find yourself humming days later wondering where it came from. It is music that you will hear not just with your ears, but with your soul.

Just Jillian

Just Jillian has a long history in the Toronto music scene. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. She is the former lead guitar player for ADHD the band, and played keys for Remote Wonder. She has played gigs all over the world up to and including CBGBs in NYC. After traveling the world with a guitar in hand, she is back in her home town promoting the 2019 release of her debut album “What Day Is It” under UK label Blackdown Music.


The John Findlay Band Returns to the Linsmore Tavern for Blues Sunday!

May 29, 2022 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday May 29th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is so excited to welcome back for the first time in almost 5 years, The John Findlay Band! John Findlay is one of our very favourite musicians who have played many shows over the years at the Linsmore in a number of different bands. He also held down a monthly residency in our Blues Sunday Series for about 2 years! We are so happy to welcome back to Blues Sunday and can’t wait to hear this Juno Award Nominee’s top notch guitar work!
John Findlay: Juno-nominated guitarist & vocalist brings his red-hot brand of rhythm & blues, funk and swampy jazz to Toronto nightlife. John launched his latest project at a packed Orbit Room in 2013 featuring Canadian jazz superstars Lou Pomanti, Mark Kelso & Gordon Sheard. His latest CD ‘IN2 The Spirit’ has had major radio airplay across Canada on CBC & Jazz FM.
Findlay, a veteran of the Canadian blues & jazz scene, has played with Katrina & The Waves, Blues Brother Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Marc Jordan and Sylvia Tyson to name a few. Currently musical director for the Johnny Max Band he was nominated for a Juno in 2012 as a producer & writer in the Blues & Roots category.
John Findlay will be playing the 5th Sunday of May and for those who enjoyed watching him years ago on Blues Sunday, now is your chance to catch him again! The show starts at 7pm, there’s no cover!

Durty Little Secrets – A Tribute To Hard Rock Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

May 14, 2022 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Hard Rock fans, this is your night!! The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is so excited to welcome for the very first time, Durty Little Secrets – A Tribute to Hard Rock! We have heard amazing things about this band over the last few years as they have built up a real solid following all over Ontario! We are so excited to welcome them to our stage to see their high-energy show and to hear their Tribute to so many legendary Hard Rock bands! This is going to be a really fun night of music, that we can’t wait for! The show starts at 9pm, there will be a $10 cover charge at the door!

Durty Little Secrets is a High energy hard rock band covering from classic rock to today’s hits. They all came together to play everyone’s favourite tunes and bring that fun and great energy filled live show .. it gets loud hot and durty .. 2 great guitar players, a monster on bass and drums and fronted by the long hair headbanging screaming mad man John De Mederios.

On Saturday May 14th, you will hear some incredible hard rock classics from your favourite bands such as, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns ‘N Roses, Skid Row, Sixx AM, Velvet Revolver, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and so many more!!

John De Mederios – Lead Vocals
James W. Davis – Guitar
Anthony Borges Caetano – Guitar
Stefan Ford – Drums

10-19 Band Featuring GTA First Responders Live at the Linsmore Tavern, every last Wednesday of the month!

May 25, 2022 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm

This is going to be a really cool night and something we can’t wait for! Starting on Wednesday May 25th and every last Wednesday of every month, there will be a residency held down by the 10-19 Band at the Linsmore Tavern! The 10-19 Band is a band featuring some of Toronto’s first responders who are some of the real heroes of our city! Get ready to party every last Wednesday of the month with GTA paramedics and nurses at the Linsmore Tavern, to some fun upbeat music from the 80s to now! There’s no cover and the night starts at 8pm!

Sarah Young (Emergency Room Nurse) and Billy Young (Toronto Paramedic) started their music relationship together in the early 2000’s playing acoustic covers at work parties and teaming with co-worker Morgan Jones Phillips (Toronto Paramedic and writer of The Emergency Monologues) performing with an original blues/rock band in the Toronto live music scene. In 2015 they were approached by a booking agent to start a cover band consisting of all front line workers. The three of them invited musician/Medics to form The 10-19 Band that year and headlined the first annual “Artist In The Ambulance” show at 3030 in the Junction. The “Artist In The Ambulance” shows continued up until 2020 and 10-19 also played other shows during their first few years together. Unfortunately and as with many live performers Covid-19 took its toll on the live music scene and also front line workers. The 10-19 Band is excited to announce the next phase in “front line live music”. Thanks to The Linsmore Tavern the current 10-19 line up is a 5 piece band consisting of original members bringing back their unique blend of cover songs old and new. With their powerhouse singers Sarah and Annie Tat (Toronto Paramedic), Billy (guitar) Morgan (bass) and drummer Jesse McArthur (Toronto CBRN Medic) The 10-19 Band is happy to be reunited with their dancing crowds like back in the day!  Starting May 25th and continuing the last Wednesday of every month we will be bringing you covers from modern artist like the Lumineers and Vance Joy to 80’s or 90’s and everything in between.

ECLECTICUS Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!!

May 26, 2022 8:00 am - 11:45 pm
E C L E C T I C U S is looking forward to returning to the historic Linsmore Tavern on Thursday, May 26th for the first time since 2019! Having performed there three times before, they love the atmosphere and rocking the house to a full and raucous crowd! No cover!
For those who are new to ECLECTICUS, they are a five-piece rock band from Toronto, Canada. Members include singer-songwriters Gar Reid (vocals, guitar) and Tiina LeMay (vocals, guitar), with Jono Grant (electric guitars), Chris Ross (drums), and Darrell Goodman (bass). Crossing over various genres of rock, their music is contemporary and authentic, full of ear-worms, memorable guitar riffs, and driving rhythms.
Some fan favourites include: Losing Hope, Busted, Get Me The President, Easier Harder Stronger:
Review and interview with band (2019)…/eclecticus-delivers-high…
Performed at this year’s 40th Sound of Music Festival, one of Canada’s largest multi-day music festivals with an amazing line up including Bush, Live!, Headstones, Monster Truck, David Wilcox, and more!
Joined the SEBASTIAN BACH of SKID ROW – Home Away From Home Tour in Summer 2018
Featured on Q107’s famed radio broadcaster Al Joynes Summer 2018 and Fall 2017 Fall Discovery podcasts
Recognized as #38 of 150 Canadian bands you need to hear in the spirit of Canada150 via Bandbiz Blog
To learn more visit

The Frank Cosentino Band Live at the Linsmore Tavern for Blues Sunday!

May 22, 2022 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


One of our very favourite bands in the world, is The Frank Cosentino Band who will be back on our stage on Sunday May 22nd!  Only the best in blues music when it comes to Blues Sunday at the Linsmore and that is definitely the case on for every 4th Sunday at the month with The Frank Consentino Band! Frank Consentino is a Blues Guitar Virtuoso who was also inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame in 2017! Franks has been touring the world for more than 30 years performing blues music and to be a Master Blues Artist, you have to have some serious chops. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the 3 Kings (Freddie King, Albert King, B B King), you will absolutely love Franks guitar driven blues! This is going to be a really special Blues Sunday that you can’t afford to miss! The show starts at 7pm, theres no cover and cheap pints from our sponsor Molson Canadian!
Guitarist Frank Cosentino has been on the Canadian music scene since the early 1980’s. He has fronted his on blues/rock band since 1989, and since then he has released four full-length albums. His latest album ‘Straight, No Chaser!’ was released in the summer of 2012!
Guitar has been in Frank’s life since the age of five. Everything changed after seeing Jimi Hendrix live at his infamous 1968 Toronto show! It was the sound coming from this larger then life guitarist’s hands that some would say was a religious awakening musically for Frank.
For the past 30 years Frank has been a gigging machine, with over tens of thousands concerts to his credit! Frank has been known to perform over 250 dates a year with many toures throughout Canada and the USA. With his many endorsements, Frank has also been involved with clinic tours and many NAMM show (Anaheim, CA) appearances.
Frank has also had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the world’s greatest musicians in blues and beyond. Legends like James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healy, Robben Ford, Duke Robillard, guitarist Phil X (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper)…..and some of the new blood like guitarists Phillip Sayce, Anthony Gomes and Sue Foley too name a few.
The Cos – Cool Blue Records 1994
Open Up And Say Wah! – Cool Blue Records 1999
Unfinished Business – Cool Blue Records 2001
The Blues – Cool Blue Records 2004
Seymour Duncan pickups
Dean Markley Strings
ZS Thomas Guitars (signature guitar – The “Cosentinocaster”)
Carparelli Guitars
Mack Amps
Platone Amps
VL Effects
Lava Cables
Amp Clamps
String stretcher
Rocky Mountain Slide Company

The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation Returns to the Linsmore Tavern on Monday May 16th!

May 16, 2022 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Monday May 16th, The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation returns to our stage, back for their regular monthly slot, which is the 3rd Monday of the month! The TWAC was the most popular monthly residency show at the Linsmore Tavern prior to the Lockdown and has been captivating audiences at the Linsmore since 2014! Always performing to a packed house, the Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation always delivers a top level show and really has created quite a following! 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! 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 8pm, there is no cover! This is the best show you will find in Toronto on a Monday night!