Isaak Bonk & the Roast Chicken Ramblers Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 1, 2023 3:33 pm

One of the best emerging bands in the GTA will be performing at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) for the very first time on Thursday February 23rd! Isaak Bonk & the Roast Chicken Ramblers will be bringing their incredible virtuoso musicianship to our stage for the very first time and music fans, you got to see this band play! Isaak Bonk & the Roast Chicken Ramblers cover a wide range of vintage country-blues and jazz; they bring to life music of the past, as well as incorporating some of isaak’s own compositions.  With a large repertoire that contains upbeat, exciting music, to the more relaxed and melancholy, the ramblers are sure to entertain. Don’t miss your chance to see this very unique band perform. The show starts at 7:30pm, PWYC!

Punk Rock Night Feat Piffbreak Arcade, Grey Bush & Kris Rose Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 24, 2023 9:00 pm
Piffbreak Arcade are back at the Linsmore Tavern for an intimate showcase of new songs off their upcoming album and all your favourite classic PBA tunes! Bringing along our friends Grey Bush and an acoustic set from Kris Rose of Wordplay. You won’t want to miss this one!
Friday, February 24th, 2023.
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4J1M6
(at Greenwood subway station)

Genie with Dirty Rick and Housecat Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 9, 2023 7:30 pm


Thursday February 9th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is really excited to bring in 3 of our country’s brightest, emerging Indie Bands! This is going to be a great night of music that Toronto music fans need to check out! Headlining the night is 4 piece Indie Rock Band from Toronto, Genie featuring frontman/guitarist, brother Christian Biagini and his sister on drums Samantha Biagini! Also appearing is a 4 piece rock ‘n’ roll band heading up the QEW from Hamilton, Dirty Rick! Indie-pop trio from Waterloo, Housecat will be rounding out this electric night of original music! The show starts at 7:30pm, advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here: BUY TICKETS!

Housecat is an indie-pop trio based out of Waterloo. Formed in the summer of 2022, the band just released their debut single on Halloween. Critics are calling it the best song of all time, since ever before- ever. Their music can be described as catchy, devastatingly sad, and a little bit morbid. #meow

Dirty Rick – DIRTY RICK is a four-piece rock ’n’ roll machine from Hamilton, Ontario dedicated to putting on the wildest, sweatiest, dirtiest rock shows in the country. Their unique combination of fat basslines, banging drum beats, and crushing guitar riffs combine blues, hard rock, and garage elements into a finished product that music industry elites have described as “pretty cool” and containing “a lot of good stuff in there”. If you’re lucky enough to stumble into one of their concerts, quarterbacked by their ultra high-energy frontman David Koffman, you’ll be left staggering out afterwards with your dancing feet sore and your face thoroughly melted. Check out their latest single “Doomsday”, their smash-hit “Oh No (Yeah)”, or fan-favourite “Toxic Love” wherever you get your music.

Genie – 4 Piece indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario. The band features frontman and guitarist Christian Biagini and drummer Samantha Biagini. The brother sister duo has been playing together their whole lives and it’s clear based on their chemistry once they hit the stage. Their goal on the stage is to make the audience dance. Catchy tunes with infectious melodies highlight the show, Samantha smashes the drums, while Christian keeps the crowd engaged the whole time. Mark Zarich and Philip Zigomanis hold everything down while the other two go off and have all the fun. Their debut single “Baby Blue” set to release in February of 2023.

The Community returns to The Linsmore Tavern with Special Guests The Wood Knots!

February 16, 2023 7:30 pm

One of the shows that has been on fire at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) these past few months has been The Community! This band has absolutely killed it with shows both in November and December, so we are so happy to bring them back again on Thursday, February 16th! The Community is a fun cover band that will have you up and dancing throughout the whole night! Joining the Community on vocals again will be  Kelsi Mayne.

Also performing on this evening will be The Wood Knots who will be performing for the very first time on our stage! The show starts at 8:00 pm, there’s no cover!

The Community is a band that is foremost about bringing people together to perform and enjoy live music. Its origins began with a request to put together a band to play at a school event. From this event on, The Community has seen many variations of students, teachers, parents, and alumni come together to perform live. From the beginning, the band has also branched out to include new members from other communities, but still continues to share that core philosophy which is the love of playing live music together!

The line up consists of: TRAINWRECK founding member Pete Gray on Keyboards, Jeff Hill and Ali Squires on Vocals, Craig Parkinson on Drums, Ted Clark on Bass , Nick Morris on guitar and Pete Smith on Sax. Other special guests and Community alumni will often sit in creating a new dynamic every time they take the stage.

The Community are a creative cover band. They hope to play all your favourites, but maybe in a slightly different way than you’ve heard before. Come out listen, sing along and dance to the music of The Community.

The Queen Is Dead Plays The Smiths Back at the Linsmore Tavern!

January 28, 2023 9:30 pm

One of the best shows of 2022 at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), was when we had The Queen Is Dead, Tribute to The Smiths who tore down the house and it happened to be a capacity show! Fans of 80’s Post Punk and Brit Rock, you’re going to want mark Saturday January 28th down on your calendar, as that’s when The Queen Is Dead who pays Tribute to The Smiths make their return to our stage!  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

The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

February 20, 2023 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Monday February 20th, 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!

Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern returns with The Legendary Castaways!

February 12, 2023 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Sunday February 12th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) welcomes back one of our very favourite bands to our Molson Canadian Blues Sunday Series, The Legendary Castaways! That’s right, every second Sunday of the month, The Legendary Castaways will bring their 1960’s and 70’s American Blues and Rock to the Linsmore Tavern for Molson Canadian Blues Sunday Series! The Legendary Castaways have played at the Linsmore Tavern a number of times over the years and are definitely one of the real fan favourites because of their amazing live show! They are able to captivate the audience with their amazing musicianship and great set-list! We are so happy to have them perform their blues music every second Sunday of the month, as they are going to make this monthly show really fun!
The Legendary Castaways perform blues and rock hits (and not so hits) from the 60s and 70s. Some of their favourite artists include Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Cream, Little Feat, Bill Withers, The Allman Brothers, The Band, and many more!
The Legendary Castaways are:
Joel Krass (vocals, guitar) – Joel is a former RCA Recording Artist (Headstrong/bomb32) and full-time music seeker. When he’s not trolling the clubs to hear great local players, Joel plays a Gibson Les Paul Standard and uses Traynor and Roland amplifiers.
Ben Wilson (vocals, bass) – Ben is a former Warner Music (The Populars) recording artist with local roots in the rock, blues and country scene in Toronto. When he’s not holding it down with the Castaways, you can find him on tour with Canadian country workhorse, Mike Plume. Ben plays Ernie Ball and Fender guitars and Ampeg amplifiers.
Paul Domanski (drums) – Paul is a lifetime veteran of the Toronto indie music scene (The Darned, Zuul’s Evil Disco) with skills that span many genres (jazz, punk, rock, blues). Paul plays intoxicating champagne sparkle Gretch drums and uses Zildjan and Sabian cymbals.
The show starts at 7pm and there is a no cover! We have cheap pints of Molson Canadian all day, so come and check out this great band, as they always deliver!

Chicago Blues & Funk live at the Linsmore Tavern with the Jerome Tucker Band!

February 5, 2023 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Every first Sunday of the month at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), we are fortunate enough to have one of the best bands in the country, The Jerome Tucker Band!  On Sunday February 5th and every first Sunday of the Month, the Linsmore Tavern’s, Molson Canadian Sponsored, Blues Sunday Series features the Jerome Tucker Band! We couldn’t think of a better band to start a new year at the Linsmore then the Jerome Tucker Band! If you have not seen Jerome Tucker and his amazing band before, make sure you come out and see his high energy Funky Rhythm and Blues Band with a blistering Groove!!! You will be hooked once you see them play and you will get to see them live every first Sunday of the month!

Jerome Tucker Is a music writer, producer, performer, vocalist, bassist who has lived in Chicago and played and shared the stage with Chicago’s most elite Blues artists. In addition to this, He has also lived and played and performed in the “deep south” Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida. He isn’t into “name dropping.” Prefers to live by the idea that it isn’t where or who you have played with before, but what are you doing today?” The company he has kept and still keeps includes the likes of Dickey Betts, Gregg Alman, Larry McCray, Steven McCray, Buddy and Phil Guy, Byther Smith… The list really DOES go on…. Now living in Toronto heading “The Jerome Tucker Band” Is clearly setting a new trend in soul music. Band Members include: Carl Harvey Guitarist, Rob Neal Christian, Sax , Keys and Flute. Richard Greenspoon, Drums. Kingsley Ettienne Hammond B3. Neil Brathwaite Sax. Seriously worth a listen!
Come out on to the Linsmore Tavern on the first Sunday of the month and see Jerome Tucker part of Blues Sunday and listen to his unique blend of Chicago Blues, with some funk! Only the best in blues music at the Linsmore Tavern every Sunday, so don’t miss it! No Cover!