Thursday June 9th, is going to be a great evening of music with 4 incredible, Toronto based original acts at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave)! Presented by Save Toronto Music Venues, which is a great organization who took the initiative to help Toronto Music Venues during the pandemic, this night is going to be a ton of fun! The night features 4 bands including Bad Breed, Left on the Dial, Giant Triangle and Just Jillian! You don’t want to miss this evening and these 4 great bands! The show starts at 7:30pm, tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance, here: https://www.savetorontomusicvenues.com/tickets
Formed in 2019, Toronto-based Bad Breed started out as a hard-edged combination of punk rock and 60s R&B. Now a singular blend of hard-edged funk, soul and rock, Bad Breed are a unique collaboration from diverse musical backgrounds, fronted by vocalist Mike Gribben and Havana-born bassist/vocalist Maylin Ortega.
Left on the Dial
Toronto-based band, Left on the Dial, takes as much influence from the sounds of the north and mid-west of the 80s and 90s as it does from the Deep South and the Blues, Soul and Rock ’n roll music it birthed.
With Jennifer’s subtle and thunderous drums, Joshua’s emotional and cerebral lead guitar, Dave’s always in the pocket bass and Blake’s incredible guitar and incendiary vocals, LOTD weaves bluesy and melodic southern-flavoured songs with tones referencing 60s and 70s Rock ’N roll to 90s fuzzy nastiness and everything in between. Listen and you’ll feel the inspiration of all rock styles, so much so, you’ll never want to move the dial.
With Jon on guitar, Hank on bass, Margot on drums, Justin on guitar and keys, and Ellie on the main mic, Giant Triangle proves to be an unstoppable new force in the Toronto area music scene. Each of these individuals has enough musical power to level a small rural Ontario town, but together they form the sonic equivalent of an anime Super Robot. They are the Voltron of Rock, decimating the gigantic rubbery monsters of banal, formulaic music, weekly, in 30 minutes or less (minus commercials).
They have been favorably compared to the Pixies, the B52s and The Thermals, but scratch the surface and look closer you’ll find a veritable melting pot comprised of the last 40 years of popular music. It is music that will strike a subconscious chord in all who hear it. It is music that you will find yourself humming days later wondering where it came from. It is music that you will hear not just with your ears, but with your soul.
Just Jillian has a long history in the Toronto music scene. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. She is the former lead guitar player for ADHD the band, and played keys for Remote Wonder. She has played gigs all over the world up to and including CBGBs in NYC. After traveling the world with a guitar in hand, she is back in her home town promoting the 2019 release of her debut album “What Day Is It” under UK label Blackdown Music.