Haunted Heart Rocks the Linsmore Tavern!

November 17, 2022 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Thursday November 17th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave),  can’t wait to welcome Haunted Heart for the very first time to our stage! We have heard some great things about this band and we can’t wait to have them rock out to our amazing Rock music supporters! Get ready to hear the best of classic and hard rock from the 70s, 80s and 90s! If you love classic and hard rock, you definitely need to come out and see this amazing band! The show starts at 8:30pm, there’s no cover!

Haunted Heart is one of the GTA‘s newest and hottest classic rock cover bands. The bands high energy stage presences, and always interacting with the crowds. Is always a fun time for all. Haunted Heart covers hits from Cheap Trick, to Queen, to Metallica and so much more.
Jack: lead vocals & guitar
Raffie: drums & backing vocals
Scott: Bassist & backing vocals
Brett: guitar & backing vocals

Hardcore Night at the Linsmore Tavern Feat Nightfeeder with Absolut, Dioxide, Fertilizer, Spearhead and DJ Marjie Bargy!

October 21, 2022 9:00 pm


This is really cool! The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is hosting a night of Hardcore music with 5 different Hardcore Bands and 1 DJ! On Friday October 21st, Hardcore music fans the Linsmore is the place to be at, as this evening is dedicated to the Toronto Hardcore Music Scene! Featuring all the way from Seattle, Nightfeeder! Also on the bill are Toronto based Hardcore bands, Absolut, Dioxide, Fertilizer, Spearhead and DJ Marjie Bargy! The show starts at 9pm, there will be a $15 cover charge at the door!

Nightfeeder on tour from Seattle are
Punishing, bitter, dingy punk with timeless catchy riffs played brutal and fast, with filthy breakdowns. Spiteful lyrics about the government not giving a fuck about you, colonialism and just having a hard time. Fans of State of Fear, Consume and Deathraid, rejoice. This band features 4 out of 5 members of the previously mentioned groups. No surprises of what to expect.
Absolut is a Toronto, Canada based hardcore punk band with an impressive discography , considering their formation back in 2010. The band plays something between Swedish, Japanese, British and American school of hardcore punk and kinda reminds me of the music played by the legendary bands such as Anti-Cimex, Broken Bones, English Dogs, Heresy, Discharge, Poison Idea, Battalion Of Saints, Crucifix…just to name a few. Reminiscing the 80’s a golden era for such a genre, but still not copying the bands I’ve already have mentioned above
Dioxide are a newer band from Toronto. Who have made themselves known and quickly.
They play raw punk influenced by Discharge, early Finnish hardcore and dark UK82. Consistent dbeat remind you of early Discharge. Not to be missed.
Blown out, stomping fury. Fertilizer delivers mid-paced, old school Black Punk madness, spreading chaos and destruction via bass-heavy jangly grooves and total vocal evisceration.
Something to definitely please fans of Bone Awl, Raspberry Bulbs, Furdidurke or Dolmen Shrine.
After an extended break Spearhead are back to bring you that blown sharp shock of noisy 80’s American style hardcore not unlike Negative Approach, or Koro. Expect nothing more than total breakneck speed. Stoked they reformed and you should be to.
DJ Marjie Bargy
But After the gig
Stick around and grab some drinks or just dance your face off…
You know her, you love her,
It ain’t a party without Marjie Bargy and she’ll be there playing your favourite punk , rnr , dance, goth and new wave hits and unearthing your new favourite tunes. Let’s dance baby!

Chris Birkett & The Free Spirits Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

October 6, 2022 8:00 pm

Thursday October 6th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is so excited to welcome one of the most accomplished singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound engineer, Chris Birkett with his band, The Free Spirits! This is going to be an incredible night of original music with Chris Birkett, Shari Tallon and their fantastic band! Chris has worked with the who’s, who in the music industry and it’s always a privilege to have such an incredible musicians perform on our stage! The show starts at 8pm, there’s no cover for this night!

Chris Birkett is a multi-talented, award winning producer,
singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound engineer. He has produced the last 5 albums for Buffy Sainte-Marie along with top artists such as Steve Earle, Sinead O’Connor, Mel Brooks and more. 

Shari Tallon is a multi-instrumental: flute, tin whistle, keys, singer/songwriter and and an  International Recording Artist. 

Chris and Shari have been playing together for 6 years and are releasing their second album in 2022.

Their music blends rock. world, celtic, with original arrangements.  There are so many great musicians and artists in  the world that are inspiring:  the Beatles, Mark Knofler, Jeff Beck, Yes, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Simon and Garfunkel,and more….

Spyre Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

October 13, 2022 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm

On Thursday October 13, 2020 the Linsmore Tavern welcomes SPYRE to the stage for the very first time. We heard so many amazing things about this incredible blues/jazz band, so we can’t wait to welcome them to our stage and to hear their amazing original music in person! Music fans you definitely want to check out this band!

SPYRE features songs written by Pierre Gautreau and arranged in collaboration with bandmates Paul Greig, Kevin Frank and Craig Ryan. Their musical influences include rock, roots, rhythm and blues and jazz. Pierre is a prolific singer/songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player. His songs “InSpyre” the band. Paul has played guitar in several bands throughout his career. SPYRE has given him a chance to expand his playing styles. Kevin has been playing drums since he was 8 years old. He grew up listening to Motown and the British invasion. Craig brings experience as a bass player and drummer to the rhythm section.

The band members share a passion for creating and performing music that entertains and inspires people. They initially met and rehearsed online for 9 months as a result of restrictions imposed by the pandemic. The chemistry developed online was solidified when in-person rehearsals were possible and
has resulted in a catalogue of over 30 original tunes. SPYRE have taken advantage of opportunities to perform as venues have re-opened. Audiences have commented on how tight the band is and described the music as diverse, uplifting and powerful.

Join Spyre at 8pm on October 13 to catch this emerging band’s performance of original tunes, there will be no cover at the door.

The Queen Is Dead Plays The Smiths Return to the Linsmore Tavern!

October 7, 2022 9:30 pm

Fans of 80’s Post Punk and Brit Rock, you’re going to want mark Friday October 7th down on your calendar, because the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth will be welcoming back for the first time in 3 years, The Queen Is Dead who pays Tribute to The Smiths! The Queen Is Dead have played some incredible shows over the years at the Linsmore always sharing the evening with another band. This time, they will be playing the whole evening and we can’t wait! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover charge at the door!

The Queen Is Dead are a tribute to the iconic and highly influential Manchester band The Smiths. Based in Toronto, they have been curating and fine tuning a choice selection of material to please any fan of The Smiths. They return to the Linsmore Tavern bringing with them The Smiths brand of poetic and often wry humoured alternative pop rock.

“Amazing band! Johnny Marr would be blown away by the stellar guitar skills! If I never get a chance to see Morrissey live at least I got to dance to Nelson’s amazing voice singing some of the best songs that filled my heart!!! Thank you for coming to Guelph! Come back soon”

-Jennifer Sears

GTA’s Best Party Band Riff Raff finally returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

September 30, 2022 9:30 pm
Friday September 30th the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to bring back one of our absolute favourites and the very best Party band in the GTA, Riff Raff! Whenever there is a big event like Halloween, New Years Eve, a big party, we always want to bring in Riff Raff, as they are the best out there for entertaining a party! We have been trying to get these guys in over the last year, but with their busy schedule we have not been able to do so until now! With so many requests and absolutely tearing down the house every time the hit the Linsmore stage, it’s fantastic that they are coming back finally for the first time in close to 3 years! Riff Raff is one of the best party band’s you will ever see and hear live! With such a great set-list that will have you up dancing, Riff Raff delivers such a high energy show, that everyone in the room loves to be a part of! Riff Raff does not play many live shows anymore, so when you get a chance to see them, take advantage of it!
The band that didn’t sleep with your grandma, but would. These guys play covers (think Zeppelin to Prince to Madonna to The White Stripes played by a band raised by wolves) and they’ll get to the gig in a truck that goes a rockin’ 62 km/h. Considered one of the best live bands in all of Toronto, there has been many requests to bring these guys in and here they are again! Featuring charismatic frontman Pat LoRe who is an absolute wildman with a mic, he’s the type of frontman that will have you entertained and dancing along with the amazing music that Riff Raff plays!
If you are looking for a high energy night and a band that’s going to put on an incredible live show that will have you up and dancing, then this is the night for you! The show starts at 9:30pm, so arrive early because the place will be packed and you will not want to miss one minute of this show, $10 at the door!

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

September 28, 2022 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm

One of our most popular nights, happens to be every last Wednesday of the month, which is the new 911 night a monthly residency at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) with the 10-19 Band, featuring GTA Paramedics and Nurses! This month the new 911 Night goes down on Wednesday August 31! 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!  Every last Wednesday of every month the 10-19 Band will be bringing you covers from modern artist like the Lumineers and Vance Joy to 80’s or 90’s and everything in between.

Electric Meat Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

September 29, 2022 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm


Thursday September 29th, the Linsmore Tavern are welcoming back one of our very favourite original band’s with some really high level musicians! Electric Meat featuring the super talented Jon Eckert who blow the roof off our doors right earlier this year and have received many request to bring this amazing band back! The show starts at 8:30pm, there’s a $15 cover charge!

Electric Meat is a Toronto based band with an eclectic mix of original material that touches on Blues, Funk and Country with a good ol’ dose of Rock! The lineup is Eric Stein on Bass and vocals, Anton Helman on keys, Jamie Grossman on drums and Jon Eckert on Guitar and Vocals. Folks who what to boogie will love it as well as those who just want to sit back and enjoy the ride!