Hatchetmen and Friends Party!!

Friday night, is Alistair Miller's Birthday and he's throwing a big party at the Linsmore!  He will be bringing his bandmates from the Hatchetmen and some friends for a night of Bourbon inspired Rock'n'Roll with some virtuoso instrumentals and fun, original lyrics!  These guys have played a ton of shows at the Linsmore Tavern and it's always an awesome party with a lot of people!!!  The Hatchetmen is an incredible original band with a very unique sound!  With a country/rock sound that is influenced by Steve Earle! So drink some bourbon, head down to the Linsmore and lets celebrate Alistair Miller's Birthday this Friday night! The show starts at 9:30pm and is a private party, but we will let in some regulars for a $5 cover at the door, this is going to be great!!

Members of the band include: Alastair Miller, Adam Damelin, Ewan Miller, Scott Logan

3 Time Grammy Award Winner, Chris Birkett Live at the Linsmore!

Very rarely a music venue can say that they have a Grammy Award Winning artist playing. Well on Thursday September 24th, the Linsmore Tavern is honoured to say that we do have a 3 time Grammy Award Winning artist Chris Birkett who will be playing 3 sets of his original music!!! Not only is he playing 3 sets, there will be no cover for the night! 

Chris Birkett is a multi talented music producer, sound engineer, musician, lyric writer and composer...a unique, visionary artist...His journey as an artist and his life are intimately connected and bear witness to his vision of a better world to come. His music productions and collaborations have sold more than one hundred million records and earned him three Grammy Awards for excellence in the music business. He rapidly became a producer in his own right working with artists such as: Sinead O'Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Mel Brooks, Siedah Garrett, Steve Earle, Ali Amran, Alain Chamfort, René Lacaille, Talitha Mac Kenzieetc…In 1993, he moved to France and opened a studio in Bordeaux where he collaborated with many international and world music artists; at the same time, he returned to the stage to promote his first album "Men from the sky". The extract "Where do we go from here" was included in the humanitarian album "One Voice, One Love" on Polygram records In 2009, he recorded his own second album "Freedom" featuring Tony Visconti, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Marc Berthoumieux and André Ceccarelli.

The Linsmore Tavern can almost guarantee that you won't find another Grammy Award winning artist playing in Toronto on Thursday September 24th. For real fans, this is going to be a fantastic night of music that you don't want to miss. No cover, 9pm start!

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Amsterdam Breweries, Indie Tuesday's Featuring Social Hysteria and Mike Bennett!

Tuesday night, the Linsmore Tavern's (1298 Danforth Ave) Indie Night returns with 2 brand new original bands ready to bring you some amazing music! This Tuesday September 22nd is going to be incredible, as  two great rock bands Social Hysteria and Mike Bennett! Brought to you be Amsterdam Breweries, we have some great sponsors on board for this show including IndieCan Radio (SiriusXM), Canada Media Rocks, Steve's Music, and MegaMusic Canada. The show starts at 8pm, no cover, so come out and support original music!

Social Hysteria is a new project that is a product of three other bands, Flower Mind, Cold September and Daysleeper. Flower Mind (1995 - 2001) had some success in Europe. Played several major festivals in Portugal with bands and artists such as Bryan Adams (Canada), 10,000 Maniacs (USA), Spin Doctors (USA), Jene Loves Jezebel (UK), Mao Morta (Portugal), SIlence 4 (Portugal). They were voted one of the top 10 new rock bands in Portugal in 2000 by the respected music magazine PROMUSICA. The band dismembers due to one of the band members returning to University. Cold September starts in 2002 with some of the remaining elements from Flower Mind. George now leaves the drum kit and is now on guitar and vocals, being now the only songwriter. The band had immediate success with their self titled EP, played at the Termometro Unplugged Festival in Oporto (Portugal) and appeared on the TV channel SIC RADICAL with a live performance and an interview. Cold September dismember, due to George returning to University. George and Alex move back to Canada. George records several demos in his basement studio on his own and decides its time to put a band together, calls experienced drummer Cliff, Alex joins on the bass and Daysleeper was formed. They have been playing shows in the Toronto and Hamilton area and in Portugal. After several drummers (no Spinal Tap influences) they get Malcolm Obery to sit behind the kit, and the name is changed to Social Hysteria, until someone decides to sue for legal rights over that name. In 2015 Chad Savage joined on guitar, and is sharing his guitar skills with the boys.



Message In A Bottle: Tribute To The Police Back for 80'S Month!

80's month is back at the Linsmore Tavern and so is one of Canada's best Tribute Bands, Message In A Bottle - Tribute To The Police this Saturday September 19 at 9:30pm! Their last show in January of this year was a huge success and got rave reviews! So now they are back and ready to put on another memorable show!

Message In A Bottle, Formed as a hobby band in 2011 by three self confessed Police geeks; MIAB has since become a must see for any Police fan. Keeping things real by using the base format used by the original band members when they reformed in 2007: Drums, bass & guitar with minimal effects & no tracks. Dave La Fame (bass & vox) sounds so much like Sting, close your eyes & you're challenged to hear the difference. Precisely replicating the drum sounds & feel is Neil La Fortune. Rounding out the trio & filling all the holes in between with the jazzy, ghost-in-the-machine textures creative subtleties is guitar aficionado Gordon Deppe founder and guitarist of the Spoons.  MIAB have been pleasantly surprised to discover how many others still have such affection for the rock-reggae sounds that dominated radio airwaves in the early 80s to make The Police one of musics all time best selling artists.This has allowed the group to travel & play throughout Canada & the USA. Plus a memorable performance in Bermuda.

Really take advantage of this opportunity to see this band, as they don't play a lot of show together and this could be possibly there last show of the year! The talent that this trio possess is mind-blowing!! Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door! You can purchase your tickets at the bar or right here: BUY TICKETS!!



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