Tuesday night, the Linsmore Tavern's (1298 Danforth Ave) Indie Night returns with 3 incredible original bands ready to bring you some amazing music! The last Tuesday of the year is going to be amazing, as we are featuring 3 Indie bands including, Guilty Pleasures, Stray Bullets and Mauve Grove! All brought to you by Steam Whistle Breweries, with the support of some great sponsors 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!
No gimmicks, no pretensions, no digital hijinks. They're direct, honest, and timeless - just like good rock 'n' roll should be. That's Toronto's Stray Bullets. Envisioned as a blues power-trio by guitarist and bandleader Justin Waterfield, Stray Bullets began as so many bands do by primarily playing covers in the local club circuit. By the time they released their self-titled debut EP in June 2014, influences of country, folk, and psychedelia all found their way onto the record - in hindsight, it's not a result Justin was happy with. "I felt the EP was a bit scattered" he admits. "It was a collection of songs I had kicking around at the time, mostly written on acoustic guitar. We recorded them, overdubbed like crazy, published it, then asked ourselves: 'How the hell are we going to play these live?'". The need to refocus and cement the band's sound led to drastic lineup changes. With the departure of the original drummer, Ash Fernandes switched from bass guitar to lead vocals. Freed from the limitations in the dual role of guitarist/lead singer, Justin was able to write without compromise. "I used to have to write my guitar parts around the vocals, or vice versa. As soon as I didn't have to sing and play at the same time, the rest fell into place. I wasn't stuck strumming open chords anymore. It was a matter of just doing what came naturally to me - I just wrote riff after riff." New bassist Mikey Sturm and drummer Eyal Lepkin were added to the group, and the group finally had the structure it needed. It had a sound, a feel. The four-piece quickly became the groove-rock juggernaut it is now. "We don't feel the need for orchestration or synthesizers, or any overly crazy stuff" Ash enthuses. "We're a rock band. Simple as that."
Saturday December 26 also known as Boxing Day, the Linsmore Tavern is excited to welcome for the first time ever Forty Years After! For all you classic rock fans that are looking for something to do on Boxing Day night, come out to the Linsmore Tavern and party like it's 1969!
Party Like It's 1969!
Or 1961. Or 1974. The hits just kept coming.
Forty Years After is a group of musicians who have known each other for over 40 years, going all the way back to their university days. After enjoying families and successful careers, they were brought back together by their shared love of the classic rock and blues songs of the 60s and 70s.
They play to like-minded people of all ages, at commercial establishments (bars, pubs, night clubs, music halls), music festivals, community fetes, private house parties, retirement parties, seniors meet-up group dances, wedding receptions (2nd or 3rd?) -- whatever! And they will do so as long as they feel the passion and can find a crowd who shares it with them and wants to listen, and dance, and party, to our music.
To the classic rock and blues songs of the 60s and 70s. Music for boomers -- of all ages. For people who want to party like it's 1969!
Since it's Boxing Day, the Linsmore Tavern will make it a special Boxing Day night, where this show will be no cover! Some come by and listen to some amazing Classic Rock, 9:30pm start!
Monday, December 21st the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) the Tom Waits Appreciation Congregations is making their monthly appearance for a night dedicated to Tom Waits! This is one of our most popular bands and have created a great following for diehard Tom Waits fans!! These guys put on an incredible show and you will definitely not regret coming out to see their show! 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! Come on out and enjoy the Festive Spirit with the TWAC on a Monday night! No Cover, the show starts at 9pm!
- Idioteque: Canada’s finest Radiohead tribute band Live at the Linsmore Tavern!
- 18 Tim Bovaconti Band's last show of 2015 at the Linsmore Taver
- An Evening of Acoustic Music with Sara, Eric, Rachel and Ehren!!
- Steam Whistle Breweries Sponsored Indie Night Featuring Rotten Child, The Diyagaskai and Jules!