I Will Be King: Paying Tribute To The Genius of David Bowie Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

The Linsmore Tavern is excite to bring back one of the most popular bands to play the Linsmore Tavern, I Will Be King: Paying Tribute To The Genius of David Bowie on Saturday January 13th! I Will Be King have played four outstanding SOLD-OUT shows at the Linsmore Tavern and we are thrilled to have they come back! They had such an overwhelming response from all of their shows that we love bringing them back as it truly is a special night when they hit the Linsmore stage! There are a few Bowie Tributes out there, but none of them stand up to I Will Be King! Let's face the facts, David Bowie is one of the most influential artist's who has ever lived and he is a musical genius! This almost all-female 6 piece band will definitely deliver the goods of the music of David Bowie and if you are a fan of Bowie, do not miss this show! There really is no David Bowie Tribute out there, like them!

There are few Artists that have influenced so many aspects of pop culture than David Bowie, in style, fashion, musicality, performance and both genre and gender bending.

STILETTO FLATS began planning a very special tribute to David Bowie at the beginning of 2015. They had no idea that he would pass in 2016 (indeed, Bowie seemed to have an ethereal personality that would keep him with us for years to come).

With his death, the Flats have taken very special measures to present the best Bowie tribute possible, recognizing that there are few or no female-centric bands that would dare to undertake this. They present you, I Will Be King: Paying Tribute To The Genius of David Bowie!

The Band Features:

Elana Harte, vocals, guitar
Lucio Agostini, backs, guitar
Janet Whiteway, backs, keyboards
Jen Benton, bass
Robyn McDonald, drums
Jennifer Brewer, percs, backs

Tickets for this amazing show are now on sale and are only $7 in advance, $10 at the door! You can purchase your tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!

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Canadian Legend George Olliver and Gangbuster Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

Friday January 12th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome for the very first time, a Canadian Musical Legend George Olliver and Gangbuster who will be performing for the very first time at the Linsmore! We are so excited to welcome this Juno Nominee, Canadian Icon known for his work with his legendary R&B Band, Mandala! George Olliver is without a doubt one of Canada's most accomplished musicians who is absolutely known for his incredible live show! George Olliver is a Canadian musical institution. Audiences have been raving about his stage show for years. He has been described as a dynamic performer, great soulful voice and probably the best showman in Canada! This is going to be a very memorable night and something that you don't want to miss! The show starts at 9pm, tickets are only $7 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or online right here: BUY TICKETS!!

"George Olliver, a fantasic vocalist. Wow!"
-- Neil Young

"I've known George for years and he was and STILL is
the hardest workin' man in the business!" 
-- rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins

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Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett Band Return to the Linsmore Tavern!

The Linsmore Tavern is so happy and excited to welcome back one of the best original bands in the city, Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett and the Fellas on Thursday January 11th! Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett band have played some great shows over the years at the Linsmore and always captivates the many in attendance! We couldn't be anymore excited to welcome this fine group of musicians performing some incredible original music that can be described as a mix or rock, roots, blues and a tiny splash of punk! 

Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett are a duo based in Toronto, ON, Canada. After years involved in separate musical pursuits, they came together in 2013 to blend Maria’s honey soaked gravel voice and percussive rhythm guitar playing with Chris’s artful layers of lead guitar work and vocal harmonies.

Both songwriters, their original material is a collaborative effort in which they explore themes that include lust, love, betrayal and longing. Maria and Chris also enjoy covep up on short notice and if you are a music fan, you have to see this band perform live!

With a mix of rock, roots, blues and a tiny splash of punk, they are often compared to The Decemberists, Patti Smith and late 60's era Rolling Stones. Their self-titled debut album was released in October of 2015.

The show starts at 8:30pm, there's no cover so come on out and check out this incredible band!ering a select few songs and switching them up with their own distinctly dark twist.

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Steam Whistle Breweries Indie Tuesdays Featuring Juno Award Winner from Junkhouse Russ Wilson, Paul O'Toole, Bob ( Félix) Pelletier, and Homa and Alex!

Indie Tuesdays @ The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth)
Tuesday, January 9th
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Tuesday, January 9th the Linsmore Tavern's (1298 Danforth Ave) Indie Night returns with 3 incredible original bands ready to bring you some amazing live music!

As always there is NO COVER and Pints are ONLY $5. Join us for a great night and awesome local music.


Bob ( Félix) Pelletier- 8:00 PM

Bob has been nurturing a lifelong obsession with music, learning to play guitar at 13 and starting his first band in Kapuskasing, Ontario at 17. Through the years, he has played lead guitar in a number of groups and genres throughout Eastern Canada, mostly performing cover material. For the last decade, he has been quietly honing his songwriting craftsmanship and perfecting the art recording in his home studio. His songs, as his musical influences, are diverse in style, and lyrically reflective of his experience and view of the world. While he continues to compose new material, he has set a special goal of translating a significant number of his songs to French, his first language, in 2018.

Paul O'Toole opening for Russ Wilson - 9:00 PM

Russ Wilson - 9:30 PM

Musician, Song Writer, Producer, Actor, Teacher, Juno Award-Winning Wilson was born into a musical family. In the ‘90s he joined the world famous ‘Junkhouse’ and travelled the world with them moving on to win multiple Juno awards, and to earn Gold and Platinum status in Canada. Once he left Junkhouse and pursued his solo music career he collaborated with Billy Bob Thornton, Dan Lanios, Mark Howard and Tim Gibbions to record the movie sound track for the Academy award-winning movie ‘Sling Blade.’ Wilson won the best Soul R&B recording for ‘Sentimental Fool’ and his ‘Jimmy Boy’ was nominated for the record of the year. Wilson has had the opportunity to play with the best including Bob Dylan, Scorpions, Sarah McLaughlan, Blue Rodeo, Bare Naked Ladies, Our Lady Peace, Ben Harper and Teenage Head to name a few. Junkhouse along with Russ performs 4/5 times a year at festivals.

Homa & Alex - 10:30 PM

Homa & Alex are part of a new dynamic duo from Toronto. They are very excited to perform their original ‘Dance in the Rain’ live with a great band, right before it gets released. This will be an exciting night for sure!

This evening is 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 Meg-a Music Toronto and Meg-a Entertainment Toronto.

"Support the local music scene and local artists"

It's going to be a great night of amazing music!!! So come on out and join us!!!

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