The Gary Cain Band Live in Toronto at the Linsmore Tavern, 1 Night Only!

June 24, 2022 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
On Friday June 24th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth) has a very special band returning who all music fans and blues fans need to see, as The Gary Cain Band is back for a special Friday night show in Toronto! Coming back from Austin Texas, this will be The Gary Cain Band’s only Toronto show, so do not miss it! The Gary Cain Band held down a monthly Sunday residency at the Linsmore throughout 2017 and parts of 2018 and captivated many people with their incredible blues music! Gary Cain has gained a ton of notoriety as one of the top blues musicians and guitar virtuoso’s not only in Canada but around the world! He is considered, the #4 independent blues guitarist in the world (2016 Six String Theory) and was also Semi-Finalists in The Blues Foundation’s 2018 International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis. He  moved to Austin, Texas and has been touring all over melting faces with his tremendous guitar playing! Gary has a very hectic schedule over the summer touring everywhere, so don’t miss out on seeing this talent in Toronto. Gary is only back for a short period of time, so Toronto music fans, we are really in for a big treat with Gary returning to play the Linsmore! Music fans you need to see this band live and at the Linsmore because this opportunity will not be presented very often in the future. The show starts at 9:30pm, tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door so do not miss this show!
Gary Cain is Canada’s #1 Independent Blues Artist! Some of the bands that has influenced Gary Cain’s Blues music, include Eric Gales, Philip Sayce, Stevie Ray Vaughan, AC/DC, Danny Gatton, ZZ Top, Chris Duarte, Scott Henderson, Doyle Bramhall II, Greg Koch, Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix! In 2019 Gary opened a show for George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Massey Hall in front of 3000 people and absolutely stole the show! He is gaining a ton of worldwide recognition and someone you need to see live!
Gary Cain is one of the most exciting guitar-slingers on the blues scene today. As a child he spent entire days in his parents’ basement learning AC/DC songs note-for-note on a cheap classical guitar. “Eventually I think they thought ‘It’s time to get him into lessons.’ I still laugh when I think back to me as a 12-year old kid trying to explain to my Mom the intricacies of Angus Young’s solo on the live version of Whole Lotta Rosie.”
After studying guitar at Humber College’s world-renowned music program, he played in several bands, eventually landing a gig in Dubai in the house band for The Lodge, one of Dubai’s largest nightclubs. The four-sets-a-night, six-nights-a-week pace eventually led to a vocal injury that sidelined him. “I wasn’t sure what to do, no seemed to be able to tell me what the problem was. When I finally got into see a specialist that could tell me, it was a relief to know it was something I could come back from.” Now, back in action with a style he calls Twang-a-Delic Blues-o-Phunk, he’s backed by a rhythm section featuring two incredibly well-rounded, experienced, and talented musicians. “It’s great to be able to play with guys that can draw from so many styles. It gives us a lot of freedom to stretch out of the typical blues box and into a lot of cool different places.”
In 2016 Gary placed 4th in the world in the blues category of Grammy Winner Lee Ritneour’s Six String Theory guitar competition, judged by such greats as Joe Bonamassa, Ry Cooder, and Joe Satriani. He is also an Official Fractal Artist.
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Rockabily, Surf and Rock and Roll Night with George Westerholm & the Wild Wildcats / The Slick Backs / The Calrizians LIVE at the Linsmore!

June 3, 2022 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
This is going to be the coolest show in Toronto and an evening that you don’t want to miss! Come to the legendary Linsmore Tavern on the Danforth for a killer night of Rockabilly, Surf and Rock and Roll! Put on your dancing shoes, kick the blues and come lose yourself in the tunes and fun with performances from:
11pm
George Westerholm & The Wild Wildcats
4 time Gemini award winner George Westerholm will wow you with his Wild Wildcats as they shapeshift styles with their own brand of rockabilly, surf and rock and roll!
10pm
The Slick Backs
Get the grease and comb and fire up the old hot rod for this rockabilly/country supertrio making it’s debut in Toronto – the band features members of King Beez, Pink Cadillac Scat Cats and Lead Sled Rocket.
9pm – The Calrizians
Wax up the old surf board for this legendary soul inspired surf combo that’ll get the party started just right with their own original brand of far out instrumental tunage!
Doors 8:30pm
Bands 9pm
19+
$10 advance at www.linsmoretavern.com
$15 at the door
Presented by:
Drive Events
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The Spiral Theory: Tribute to The Police, U2, and REM – Pioneers of Modern Rock Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

May 28, 2022 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
This is going to be an excellent night of music and a really fun night! The Linsmore Tavern is extremely excited to welcome back for the first time since 2019, The Spiral Theory: Tribute to The Police, U2, and REM – Pioneers of Modern Rock! The Spiral Theory will be performing a two set tribute to these icons who were on top of the world during the 80’s, ushering in a new era of guitar-oriented rock with a conscience. The third set for the evening will be covers that are equally energetic and crowd-pleasing from other influential rockers who followed (Foo Fighters, Black Keys, The Strokes. etc.) This fantastic band tore the roof in their previous shows at the Linsmore to capacity crowd,s so we are thrilled to bring them back again in 2022! The show starts at 9:30pm, so don’t miss it!
THE PIONEERS OF MODERN ROCK!
In 1983, The Police is selling out stadiums across North America as the world’s most popular rock band. Their opening act, on their first national tour, is barely known R.E.M.. In 1985, U2 plays the Longest Day festival in Milton Keynes, England with R.E.M. on the same bill. Bono later stated meeting Michael Stipe on that day, and their ensuing friendship, was “one of the most important moments of my life.“ On the final show of the 1986 Amnesty National Tour at Giants Stadium in New York, The Police symbolically take their instruments off during “Invisible Sun” and pass them over to U2, who then finish the song before starting their own set. The torch is officially passed. By 1991, with the releases of “Achtung Baby” and “Out of Time”, U2 and R.E.M. have become “the most important rock bands of a generation, setting a new standard for how arena rock
concerts could feel and how they could communicate” – The Chicago
Tribune.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets online at www.linsmoretavern.com
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Caravan – A Soulful Tribute to Van Morrison Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

July 16, 2022 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday July 16th, the Linsmore Tavern is so excited to welcome back for the first time since 2019, after so much fanfare, Caravan – A Soulful Tribute to Van Morrison! Caravan have absolutely tore down the house for all of their previous SOLD-OUT shows at the Linsmore Tavern and have plenty of fans asking when their return will be! Fans of Van Morrison, you are going to be in for quite a treat, as Caravan have been working extremely hard to bring an authentic and soulful Tribute to the one and only, Van Morrison! Caravan is the fastest selling band in the history of the Linsmore Tavern as their shows sell-out many weeks in advance, so do not hesitate! This is going to be quite a spectacle and a memorable night, as Caravan features 9 of Canada’s top musicians who are ready to rock the music of the Legendary Van Morrison! The tickets for this show will sell-out fast, so get them now!
CARAVAN – A Tribute to the music of Van Morrison
Founded by singer Ron Littlejohn of the popular Toronto Funk/Soul group Planet Earth. Littlejohn has been described as “the little white guy who sounds like a big black guy.” CARAVAN, a nine piece band consisting of some of Toronto’s finest players reach back to the early trashy R&B of Van Morrison’s legendary first band THEM and take the audience deep into the mystic.
There is always huge buzz surrounding this show and we know that this show is going to sell out! Get your tickets now, before it sells out! Tickets are only $15 in advance, $20 at the door! You can buy tickets online at www.linsmoretavern.com
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Tres Hombres: Tribute to ZZ Top Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

June 11, 2022 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday June 11th the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is welcoming back one of the most well known and longest running Tribute bands in all of Canada, Tres Hombres: Tribute to ZZ Top! Tres Hombres have played some great shows over the years at the Linsmore and with so many requests to bring them back to not only the Linsmore Tavern, but to Toronto we are very happy to oblige! Truly one of the legendary Tribute bands in all of Canada, Tres Hombres always delivers a fantastic and precise show!
Tres Hombres was one of the first tribute bands in Canada founded in 1984. They have done 47 Canadian tours, toured for 5 years in the US, Finland, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Johnnie Walker, on guitar is a founding member of the band. Phil Michael took Gary McCracken’s place in 1986 and has been their beat meister ever since. Al Sare on bass…a great addition to their rhythm section. Both Johnnie and Al take turns on lead vocals.
The band has played many interesting venues during their 35 plus years…included are maximum security prisons, Archembault and Donnacona in Quebec. And a very exciting set at The Steelback Grand Prix opening for Michael White and the White.
Come check out this legendary Tribute as they play the Rock’n Blues music of one of the all time great American bands! Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or at www.linsmoretavern.com

Trainwreck with The Community live at The Linsmore Tavern for a fundraiser!

May 19, 2022 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
On Thursday May 19th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is extremely excited to welcome back one of our absolute favourite bands in the world who all happen to be from the neighbourhood, TRAINWRECK! TRAINWRECK have played a ton of great shows over the years at the Linsmore and it’s always a packed house when they hit the stage! With an incredibly fun set-list that has everyone up and dancing, it’s always a party when TRAINWRECK rolls into the Linsmore Tavern! If you are looking for a good party, mark this date down on the calendar because it’s guaranteed to be a great night! This show is also a fundraiser with proceeds going towards local music schools. There will be lots of specials guest and also opening the night will be performed by The Community! This is going to be an incredible party on a Thursday kicking into the long weekend in style!
TRAINWRECK is a high-energy, 10-piece party band based in Toronto’s East End, guaranteed to get people dancing with it’s eclectic mix of rock, pop & soul covers, and funky originals. Fronted by stage & screen actor Rick Miller, TRAINWRECK’s been rolling between Montreal and Toronto for the last 8 years, playing bars, festivals, private parties, fundraisers, corporate and community events. Our aim is to delight and surprise with every song we play, from Elvis (Presley) to Elvis (Costello), from Gabriel to Gaga, from ABBA to ZAPPA – a ‘wrecking’ good time!
TRAINWRECK features Miller on lead vocals, guitar and harmonica, Pete Gray on organ and keys, Don Macdonald on bass, guitar and banjo, Tait Sala on bass, Mark Franco on drums, and Robin Vaughan on lead guitar & tenor sax, Stephanie Baptist (vocals & glockenspiel), Ali Squires (vocals), Karen Dalton (vocals & alto sax), and Victoria Wickett (trumpet)
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. The school event is now in its 7th year and The Community has seen many variations of students, teachers, administrators. parents and alumni join in the fun! From that beginning the band has 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 on Lead Vocals, Craig Parkinson on Drums, Ted Clarke on Bass , Nick Morris and Markku Vesanen on lead guitar and also from TRAINWRECK Robin Vaughan on Sax, Guitar and Vocals.
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 and listen, sing along and dance to the music of The Community.
The show will start at 8pm, tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door! Buy tickets www.linsmoretavern.com
Proceeds for this show will be going to USchool!
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Chronicles: A Tribute to Rush Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

May 27, 2022 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Friday May 27th, we are so excited to welcome back: Chronicles – A Tribute to Rush who are ready to put on an incredible show! It’s been more than 2 years since we have had this incredible Tribute to Rush at the Linsmore! We get so many requests to bring back Chronicles, as there are so many die-hard Rush fans out there! Chronicles 2 previous shows at the Linsmore were SELL-OUTS, so get your tickets now, as this will be a hot-seller! The musicianship in this band is fantastic and something that all Rush fans need to see live!
Hailing from Toronto, Canada and borne of a distinct love of the music of a band that inspired them since they were young musicians, Chronicles – A Tribute to Rush celebrates the music of Rush with a focus on the classic era. Featuring selections from the very first Rush album, through the ground-breaking 2112, the prog-rock classics A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres to the chart-topping Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures, Chronicles – A Tribute to Rush really delivers! Since this era culminated in the outstanding Exit…Stage Left live album, Chronicles faithfully reproduces the versions of the songs on that live opus and also dips into the 80’s and 90’s Rush eras by covering songs from Signals, Grace Under Pressure and Presto. Chronicles – A Tribute to Rush is the best way to get your Rush fix – played by Rush fans, FOR Rush fans!
Tickets for this show are only $8 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or online at www.linsmoretavern.com
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Sheer Heart Attack – celebrating the music of QUEEN Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

June 18, 2022 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
This show is always a hot-seller and this band is the most requested band at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) Saturday June 18th, get ready for to TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN as the Linsmore Tavern is welcoming back Sheer Heart Attack – celebrating the music of QUEEN! That’s right, all of you Queen fans, this is going to be another one for the ages as Sheer Heart Attack are ready to throw down 3 sets of the phenomenal music of one of the most legendary bands of all time, Queen! There are not many Queen Tribute bands out there, because it is so difficult to do justice to the music and incredible vocal range of Queen and Freddie Mercury! Well let us tell you, not only does Sheer Heart Attack does justice to the music, you will absolutely be floored by the incredible vocal range of Jason Orton! We have been waiting awhile to get this band back at the Linsmore, so don’t miss out on this amazing night of music!
Sheer Heart Attack, named after Queen’s third studio album, which came out in 1974 formed in 2016 and performed their first gig at the Rockpile to an overwhelming amount of fanfare! Get ready to here all of the hits and the songs performed by Queen with note for note perfection! Get ready for a magical experience!
The Band Features:
Lead Voice – Jason Orton
Guitars / Vox – Rick Long
Keyboards / Vox – Jason Long
Bass / Vox – James Long
Drums – Angelo Fasulo
Tickets for this show are only $12 in advance, $15 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or at www.linsmoretavern.com
This one will SELL-OUT so get your tickets now!!
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