Wrestle with Jimmy Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

June 5, 2024 8:30 pm

We have a special Wednesday night show coming up with an excellent 90’s Rock Cover Band who are starting to make waves in the Toronto music scene! Wrestle with Jimmy will be playing a full evening of 90’s Alt Rock at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) on Wednesday June 5th! If you are looking for a fun evening of music on a Wednesday night, this is it! The show starts at 8:30pm!

Wrestle with Jimmy takes Toronto on a nostalgic journey through the iconic era of 90s alt rock. This dynamic cover band delivers an electrifying performance that pays homage to the greatest hits of the decade. With a repertoire filled with favorites from bands like Blink 182, Weezer, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wrestle with Jimmy transports audiences back to the golden age of flannel and angst. Get ready to relive the raw energy and rebellious spirit of the 90s with Toronto’s greatest 90s alt rock band.

Kvetch and The Accidental Martyrs Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

July 11, 2024 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Thursday July 11th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome two fun cover bands to our stage for the very first time! Kvetch, will be bringing you the best of the 90s and 2000s Rock Anthems! Also performing on this evening is Classic Rock Cover band The Accidental Martyrs who will be playing music that spans from the 70s to 2000s! The show starts at 7:30pm, come and check out two incredible cover bands who will be bringing the nostalgia!

Kvetch, the alt-rock cover band hailing from the vibrant York region, electrifies audiences with their unique blend of 90’s nostalgia and contemporary edge. Comprised of seasoned musicians who  breathe new life into classics from the 90’s and beyond, infusing each performance with infectious energy and undeniable passion. From iconic hits by Green Day to contemporary anthems by Maneskin, Kvetch mesmerizes audiences, leaving them hungry for more.  Their music is a sonic journey, blending gritty guitar riffs, powerful vocals, and irresistible hooks to create an unforgettable experience for fans old and new. Kvetch is ready to rock.

An eclectic convergence of old and new, The Accidental Martyrs blend music from the 70’s through the 2000’s to bring a mix of songs to please everyone from the classic rock fan base to the more recent eras that get people on their feet all night.

Watchdog Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

June 6, 2024 8:00 pm


Thursday June 6th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back a great Modern Rock and Classic Rock Cover Band to the GTA Music Scene! Watchdog will be in the house and playing our stage for the very first time and we can’t wait for their fun, high energy set lists! Get ready to Rock with Watchdog! The show starts at 8pm, there will be a $5 cover charge at the door!

Based out of the GTA, Watchdog is an energetic modern rock cover band making a return to the live music scene. Fronted by “Metal” Rich on vocals, Bash on lead guitars, DJ on bass and synths, and Jay on drums; playing today’s modern rock hits. You’ll be rocking and grooving out to bands like 3 Doors Down, Green Day, Three Days Grace, Monster Truck, and Weezer. And fear not— their repertoire also includes timeless classics from bands like Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, and The Beastie Boys.

The Detweilers Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

June 20, 2024 8:00 pm


Thursday June 20th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome an incredible 6 piece cover band who will be hitting our stage for the very first time! The Detweilers are in the house and will be bringing their fun, up beat, Rockin’ set-list that spans from the 1960s to the 2000s!  The show starts at 8pm, PWYC!

A rag tag assortment of gentlemen and scholars.  This supergroup will cover all your favourites from the 60’s to 2000’s.  Gather your blocks, pull up your socks, and get ready to rock.

davidw, Slipstream of Your Mind (SYM), and Jonathan Panetta Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

May 23, 2024 7:00 pm

Thursday May 23rd, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is excited to welcome to our stage for the very first time! davidw, Slipstream of Your Mind (SYM) and Jonathan Panetta will be coming together for an awesome evening of music! The doors open at 7pm, PWYC!

Slipstream of Your Mind (SYM) is an Indie Folk Country Rock band from Markham Ontario. The band members include David Weisman on bass and harmonies, Mikel Balazic on drums and percussion, Scott Reishi Maylen on the Fiddle and Joe Balazic on guitar, harmonica, and vocals. SYM’s musical stylings are reminiscent of early Rock ‘n’ Roll, American Folk, and Country Music from the 1960’s. SYM delivers an original classic and uplifting sound with textured harmonies that will keep your toes tapping!
Jonathan Panetta
Jonathan Panetta is an independent musician from Toronto Ontario Canada. Born on June 1st 2000, Jonathan is most known for his passionate lyrics and grunge/punk rock style. Jonathan’s music is a revitalized balance of heavy hitting, aggressive, and gritty tones, as well as upbeat, intimate, and thought-provoking pieces most can connect with.
davidw is a band consisting of 3 friends who play Dave’s originals and an assortment of covers.

Canadian Metal Night at the Linsmore Tavern featuring Cell, Loose, Ischemic brought to you by Futhark Records!

June 28, 2024 9:00 pm

We have an awesome original metal night coming to the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) on Friday June 28th! Brought to you by Futhark Records a great local record store in the neighborhood, 3 of Canada’s finest Original Metal bands will be heading to the Danforth to perform the east end of Toronto! Cell a black metal band from Winnipeg, Loose a thrash metal band from Barrie Ontario, and Ischemic a Black Death Metal band from Toronto will all be performing on this evening! There will be a $15 cover charge at the door!

Cell is a powerfully innovative trio hailing from Winnipeg, Canada. They have been redefining the black metal landscape since their inception in 2014. Cell expertly fuses elements of old school and contemporary black metal, while weaving in flavors of death metal, hardcore, thrash, and doom. Their live shows are a relentless, immersive experience. Cell’s music delves deep into the mysteries of the universe, exploring existential questions and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of conceptual cosmic black metal. Each track serves as a sonic journey through space and time, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously otherworldly and eerily familiar. Their live performances are a force to be reckoned with, enveloping audiences in an intense, unrelenting wall of sound that leaves everyone breathless and craving more. (quoted from their website)
Loose is a five piece metal band from Barrie, Ontario. They take inspiration from death, black and thrash metal with a healthy dose of stoner/sludge. Mixing themes of our grim human experience and evil tales, their live sets pack a musical punch and keep you at attention.”

Ischemic is a Toronto based blackened death doom project founded in 2012. The band’s musical influences reach back to death doom masters Autopsy and Thorr’s Hammer, and their powerful live performances provide a good glimpse into the dark corners of the genre. The band ties their inspirations into one cohesive mass while vocalist Isabelle Tazbir’s blackened shrieks and subterranean guttural growls propel the mood further, never wavering in intensity or clarity.

Talon Rocks the Linsmore Tavern!

June 27, 2024 7:30 pm

Thursday June 27th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome an incredible Toronto based cover band for the first time, Talon! Get ready for an amazing night of Rock covers spanning from the 60s to the 00s! You will absolutely love Talon’s fan friendly set-list that will have you rocking out all night! The show starts at 8pm, there’s a $10 cover!

Talon is a cover band from Toronto, ON. who plays well known songs from all your favourite artists from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & beyond including AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam & The Red Hot Chillipeppers, as well as unique covers no one else plays but people want to hear. With their high energy line-up & riveting performance, they are guaranteed to get you up to the front of stage & rocking all night long.
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90’s Grunge Night Feat Lounge Act – A Nirvana Tribute w Special Guests The Hitmen Covering 90’s Top Bangers, Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

May 24, 2024 9:00 pm

It’s going to be another EPIC 90s night at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) with 2 incredible bands on Friday May 24th! It’s 90’s Grunge Night at the Linsmore featuring for the first time, Lounge Act – A Nirvana Tribute with Special Guests The Hitmen Covering 90’s Top Bangers! You’re going to love all of the grunge and alternative hits performed this evening by two top-notch bands! The show starts at 9pm, there will be a $10 cover charge at the door!

Lounge Act is a professional Nirvana tribute band dedicated to delivering an authentic live representation of the iconic grunge band’s music. With a
passion for honoring the legacy of Nirvana, Lounge Act consists of highly
skilled musicians who have studied and perfected the unique sound and style
that defined the grunge era. The grunge era, spearheaded by Nirvana in the early 1990s, revolutionized the music industry with its raw and emotional sound that resonated with a generation. Nirvana’s impact on the world of music cannot be overstated, and Lounge Act pays tribute to this influential band by faithfully recreating their music in a live setting. Lounge Act captures the essence of Nirvana’s groundbreaking music with precision and passion, bringing the energy and emotion of their live performances to audiences around the world. With their dedication to authenticity and their commitment to honoring Nirvana’s legacy, Lounge Act is a must-see for any fan of grunge

The Hit Men who will be performing music from the decade that brought us Grunge! The Hit Men have played some great shows over the years at the Linsmore Tavern and we cannot wait to bring them back for another one! “The Hit Men” playing the best hits of the 90s alternative and grunge scenes with their influences and aftermath thrown into the mix. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins and so many more amazing bands from this era of music and The Hit Men will deliver it all!
Mike Maher on Vox.
Sean Turner on Guitar
JD Bass on bass
Neil Morrison on Drums