Indie Tuesdays Featuring Matt Bentley, CHRISCO, and Flight Risk

June 13, 2023 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 PM – Matt Bentley
10:00 PM – Flight Risk
Tuesday, June 13, the Linsmore Tavern’s (1298 Danforth Ave) Indie Night returns with 3 incredible original bands/musicians ready to bring you some amazing live music!
As always there is NO COVER. Join us for a great night and awesome local music.
This evening is all brought to you by some great sponsors including IndieCan Radio (SiriusXM), Steve’s Music, and Meg-a Music Toronto and Meg-a Entertainment Toronto.
“Support the local music scene and local artists”
It’s going to be a great night of amazing music!!! So come on out and join us!!!
~Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert

Twisted Tango Brings the Party to the Linsmore Tavern!

July 8, 2023 9:30 pm

Saturday July 8th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) will be welcoming one of the top party bands in the country for the very first time, Twisted Tango! You have to trust us when we will tell you, that you need to see this band! We have heard so many great things about this band and now we are finally able to bring them in for a show on a Saturday night, so get ready to dance and party with them! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover charge!

Twisted Tango is an active party band of seasoned musicians committed in providing a diverse repertoire of music which includes Pop, Rock, Dance, Country, and R & B. Fronted by a female powerhouse vocalist alongside sharing the stage with pro-level multi-instrumentalists delivering a stage performance that distorts the audible Sine wave and leaves you gasping for more.

TWISTED TANGO offers is a non-stop dance party that everybody will absolutely love!. Their audience cannot resist to get up and “Shake Your Booty” with the variety of music in their set list. The pure energy generated from the stage is contagious throughout the venue. The powerful, dynamic, and versatile voice from Lana, in conjunction with the driving beat and the tipping of the musical spectrum will have you mesmerized.

10 Piece Band, Porch Jam live at the Linsmore Tavern!

July 22, 2023 9:30 pm

We have heard so many great things about this 10 piece band of professional musician’s created during the pandemic! Porch Jam, will be hitting our stage for the very first time on Saturday July 22nd! Porch Jam will be covering bands Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, CSNY, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, and more. It’s not every day you get to see a really good 10 piece band in an intimate setting like the Linsmore! Come out and see this very high level 10 piece band at the Linsmore! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover at the door!

The year was 2020. Unprecedented measures were mandated, and darkness fell on the world. A collection of accomplished Toronto-based musicians decided to find peace and light in music. The venue: an outdoor porch in Toronto. Un-marketed, unadvertised, and unrehearsed, these players got together on a weekly basis to stay productive and creative, and to have fun. 

Porch Jam was born.

Individually, the Porch Jam musicians have played concerts around the world, from stages in Tanzania, Africa, to night clubs of Chile and Ecuador in South America, to steamy venues throughout Toronto, and on JUNO nominated albums. For Porch Jam, the rules are simple: Have fun in music, love and respect one another, and pursue one’s passions. Over the span of sixteen weeks throughout 2020, Porch Jam lit it up. Each concert brought more attendees, and more smiles. Lawn chairs and blankets adorned the neighbourhood, and local residents looked forward to weekly sessions. 

Porch Jam was thriving.

The porch lights dimmed as temperatures hit below zero but as 2020 clicked over to 2021, with much of the world in continued disorder, the decision was made to resume Porch Jam concerts ASAP. The spring equinox welcomed a repertoire expanded, sound and light improved, and audiences grown. The brotherhood that is Porch Jam has now been etched in stone, and the commitment has been made to always bring love, light, diversity and acceptance to the world through music.

Stylistically diverse, Porch Jam encompasses many musical styles and genres – jazz, rock, funk, fusion, pop, blues and more. Porch Jam regularly covers artists such as Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, CSNY,  Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, and more. Great music knows no boundaries, and Porch Jam continues to push the limits in every way.

Porch Jam

Avi Behar (keyboards, vocals)

Brock Burford (guitars, mandolin, vocals)

Adam Hennick (drums, vocals)

Evan Karasick (trumpet, percussion, keys)

Mike London (saxophone, percussion)

Andrew Muroff (guitars, vocals)

Jarrett Sherman (bass guitar, vocals)

Michael “Doc” Silver (percussion, vocals)

Mark Wexler (vocals, percussion)

Robby Wexler (vocals, percussion)

Mid-Century Modernes Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

June 29, 2023 7:30 pm

We have a great 5 piece band that we are bringing in for the very first time on Thursday June 29th at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave)! Mid-Century Modernes will be performing basically a Classic Rock Songbook! The Mid-Century Modernes perform “the soundtrack of your life.” Their song list is unbeatable with performances to match. They are a five-piece band staying true to the classic rock sounds of the 1960s through late 1980s. Thanks to the scope of their collective experiences in the music world, they are encyclopedic on the classic rock songbook. They treat these beloved songs and this repertoire with the utmost respect. The show starts at 7:30pm, there’s no cover!

Jaime Valentine – guitar, vocals Lifelong veteran musician in New York City and area; Co-founder of renowned New York-based Beatles band OBLADI, founding member of the New-York based Palisades All-Star Revue with Lynda Kraar, producer, composer and recording engineer

Lynda Kraar – guitar, bass, vocals Founder of Toronto bands The Marksmen and Culture Shock, solo/duo/trio in Toronto; Freehold NJ-based Blue Moo; founder of the New York-based Palisades All-Stars; alto singer in NYC’s venerable Jewish People’s Philharmonic Orchestra; Renaissance lute in New York Continuo Collective; veteran session player on many recordings and live engagements (bass/guitar/mandolin/vocals); composer, award-winning fiction and non-fiction writer; music educator

Doug McClement – bass, vocals Vice President/Chair, Audio Production Program at Harris Institute (Toronto). Recipient of Gemini Awards, W.C. Handy, CSA and Harris Alumni Awards; President, LiveWire Remote Recorders, Canada’s premier mobile audio facility

Kevin Bell – guitar, vocals Longtime guitar session/live artist and actor in Canada and the US

Rob Andrews – drums Veteran recording and live drummer in the greater Toronto area

Atomic Tomb Rocks The Linsmore Tavern!

June 30, 2023 9:30 pm

Friday June 30th the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), a band that we have been hearing so many amazing things about over the years and have had many requests to bring them in. Finally we have listened to the masses and are bring them to our stage for the very first time, Atomic Tomb! This original hard rock band have built up a great following over the years and are one of the very best original Hard Rock band’s in the country! Hard Rock fans, you don’t want to miss this one! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover at the door!

Atomic Tomb are an original hard rock band from Toronto, the band consists of 5 members, who’s influences come from every era of music ranging from 70’s early punk to 90’s dirty grunge.  Atomic Tomb have an array of music with 2 full length albums and plenty more to come, see them in a venue near you filling your hearts and souls with their music and intense, energetic live show!

The Raindogs Return to the Linsmore Tavern for the first time since pre-pandemic!

June 22, 2023 7:30 pm
Thursday June 22nd, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back a band that we used to bring in quite a bit prior to the pandemic, The Raindogs! This is The Raindogs first show back since the pandemic in 2020, so it’s great that we are the venue that is hosting their return show! Fans of Rockin’ Blues, this is your night, as The Raindogs will rain down some fantastic Blues Music!  With influences such as Tom Waits, Paul Reddick & The Sidemen, Los Lobos, Ry Cooder, and Little Charlie & The Nightcats, you know that you will be in for a good night! The show starts at 8pm, there’s no cover! Come check out this talented local band!
The Band features:
John Cook: Vocals & Guitar
Mike Fellini: Drums
Mark Waterman: Bass
Dan Giannobile: Guitar

The Rolling Fabs – Tribute to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

June 15, 2023 7:00 pm

This is going to be really cool! This night is definitely for diehard fans of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones! On Thursday June 15th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), is excited to welcome for the very first time, The Rolling Fabs and their Tribute to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones! This incredible Tribute band is very unique, instead of playing the standard hits of these two legendary bands, you will get to hear the unsung gems of these two bands, that all of the hardcores will definitely appreciate! The show starts at 7:30pm, there will be a $10 cover at the door, so don’t miss it!

Do you love The Beatles and Stones but want to hear more than just the usual well-known hits? Well, your prayers have been answered.

The Rolling Fabs play the unsung acoustic guitar-based gems of two of the deepest catalogues of great songs in rock. From Lady Jane to Lovely Rita to Sweet Virginia to Dear Prudence, The Rolling Fabs play a definitive set of songs that hardcore fans of both bands have been longing to hear live.
Born out of lead singer-guitarist Sean Peever’s love of the lesser known deep cuts from both bands (especially the acoustic ones), The Rolling Fabs are a six piece ensemble that, while mostly remaining faithful to the original arrangements, also puts their unique spin on them as well.
Their thirty song set consists of fifteen songs each from The Beatles and Rolling Stones – many of which have never or rarely been played live by them. Hardcore fans will revel in hearing songs that they’ve always loved. Casual fans will be pleasantly surprised to discover songs that they’ve never heard and fans of one band but not the other, may find themselves bopping along to songs from “the other side”.

The Jewels Live at the Linsmore Tavern for a special fundraiser and celebration of life!

June 17, 2023 9:00 pm

Saturday June 17th is going to be a special night at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), as this will be an evening that is a fundraiser, celebration of life with an incredible live band! The Jewels Band will be hitting our stage performing the best of classic rock spanning from the 70s to the 00s! Also hosting this evening is former Toronto Maple Leaf  and Toronto Marlie Captain, Rich Clune! There will be a $10 cover charge at the door with all proceeds going to support a family in need.

The Jewels Band is bringing some of the best classic rock Top 40 hits from the 70’s to early 00’s to the Linsmore Tavern!! Aerosmith, Bowie, Queen, Bad Company, Tom Petty, STP, Bush, Foo Fighters and  Green Day are just some of the bands they’ll be covering. This is a group of musicians from Toronto who have basically grown up on the Danforth most of their lives. They’ve all been a part of various bands for over 20 years all over Toronto. They’re all very good friends coming together to have a great time playing some good ol’rock n roll in support of a good cause for a friend, a brother and a father who has passed. This night is a Celebration Of Life as all the money will be going in support of their good friends family to help out. So everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a great night with good people and some great rock n roll music!!