1977 Punk Rock Blitzorama 10 Featuring Tributes to CBGB, The Jam and Blondie Live at the Linsmore

Friday August 18th, the Linsmore Tavern is excited to welcome back one our most popular tribute nights featuring 3 Tributes all in one night, which everyone can't get enough off, 1977 Punk Rock Blitzorama 9! This is such a great night of music and these group of musicians have SOLD-OUT seven straight shows at the Linsmore! This time the Tributes for 1977 Punk Rock Blitzorama 10 include The Blanks Tribute to The Music of CBGC, The Jammed Tribute to The Jam and Blondee and their Tribute to Blondie! Be apart of this special evening of music and check out the amazing atmosphere whenever these 3 bands play together!

The Blanks will be performing part of this evening and will be playing music of punk rock during the late 1970's, whose bands would frequently play at New York's most famous club, CBGB's!  You will hear the songs of such great CBGB era bands like Talking Heads, Misfits, Patti Smith, Devo, The Ramones, The Police, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, The Cramps, B-52's, Television, The Dictators, Teenage Head, Dead Boys, Viletones and many more!! The band includes world class musicians - Cleave Anderson - Drums, Del Cowsill - Bass, Lucas Stagg - Vocals, Guitar.

Formed in 2013, THE JAMMED is a tribute act to punk/mod-revival band THE JAM. Playing lightening-fast covers, this Toronto-based trio recreates the high-energy and style of The Jam in the late 1970's, wearing tailored suits rather than ripped clothes. The trio was known for their melodic pop songs, strong harmonies, distinctive English flavour and mod image. Their music is infused with beat music, soul, rhythm and blues, psychedelic rock, as well as 1970's punk and new wave. THE JAMMED are: Cleave Anderson (formerly of Blue Rodeo), drums; Lucas Stagg (Lucas Stagg band) on bass and vocals, and Richard McCarthy (aka Filthy Rich), vocals and guitar.

Formed in 2014, BLONDEE is a tribute act to American rock band Blondie, founded by Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. Blondie was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid 1970s. BLONDEE is a four piece act that scales down the hits and earlier punk songs of Blondie to their bare bones, working with only vocal, one guitar, bass and drums. Sara Dishart captures the power and sultriness of Harry's voice, in addition to being inspired by Blondie's style and dress on stage. BLONDEE are: Sara Dishart, vocals; Cleave Anderson, drums, Lucas Stagg, bass and vocals; Richard McCarthy (aka Filthy Rich), guitar and vocals.

Get you tickets now because, this show is definitely in demand!! 3 unbelievable Tribute Bands in one night and the Tickets are only $5 in advance and $10 at the door! You can buy your tickets at Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!

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Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern with The Legendary Castaways

The Linsmore Tavern is so excited and honoured to welcome one of our very favourite bands to our Blues Sunday Series, The Legendary Castaways! That's right, ever second Sunday of the month, The Legendray Castways will bring their 1960's and 70's American Blues and Rock to the Linsmore Tavern for Molson Canadian Blues Sunday Series! The Legendary Castaways have played at the Linsmore Tavern a number of times over the past 5 years and have played many great shows over the years! They are able to captivate the audience with their amazing musicianship and great set-list! We are so happy to have them perform their blues music every second Sunday of the month, as they are going to make this monthly show really fun!

The Legendary Castaways perform blues and rock hits (and not so hits) from the 60s and 70s. Some of their favourite artists include Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Cream, Little Feat, Bill Withers, The Allman Brothers, The Band, and many more! 

The Legendary Castaways are:
Joel Krass (vocals, guitar) - Joel is a former RCA Recording Artist (Headstrong/bomb32) and full-time music seeker. When he's not trolling the clubs to hear great local players, Joel plays a Gibson Les Paul Standard and uses Traynor and Roland amplifiers.

Ben Wilson (vocals, bass) - Ben is a former Warner Music (The Populars) recording artist with local roots in the rock, blues and country scene in Toronto. When he's not holding it down with the Castaways, you can find him on tour with Canadian country workhorse, Mike Plume. Ben plays Ernie Ball and Fender guitars and Ampeg amplifiers.

Paul Domanski (drums) - Paul is a lifetime veteran of the Toronto indie music scene (The Darned, Zuul's Evil Disco) with skills that span many genres (jazz, punk, rock, blues). He is an incredibly versatile and dedicated player who is known to rock a throne! Paul plays Gretch and DW drums and Zildjan and Sabian cymbals.

The show starts at 7pm and there is a no cover! We have cheap pints of Molson Canadian all day, so come and check out this great band, as they always deliver an amazing show and are fun!

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Mill Street Brewery Sponsored Indie Night Featuring TBA, Pink Cocoon, Sicayda!!

Tuesday, August 15th 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.

PERFORMANCES BY

TBA - 8:00 PM


Pink Cocoon - 9:00 PM


Sicayda - 10:00 PM

This evening is all brought to you by Mill Street, 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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The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience is Back at the Linsmore Tavern!

Saturday August 12th, all you Stevie Ray Vaughan fans and blues fans this is the night for you, as the Linsmore Tavern welcomes back for a quick turnaround show, The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience - Canada's Premier Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble! These guys were at the Linsmore earlier this year and absolutely killed it! A Sold-Out show with an overwhelming response to bring the Dave Ryan Trio back again, we couldn't wait any longer to do so! This is going to be a real special night, as The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience is one of the most authentic and respected Tributes in Canada and their last show at the Linsmore was a barn burner! There will be a really fun set of classic rock that this band will perform as well that will definitely Rock the House!

In 1983, the monumental impact of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s debut album launched a thousand musicians and fans into guitar shops and 500,000 people into record stores to buy their copy of Texas Flood. After recording 5 more studio albums and 6 live compilations, Stevie went on to win 6 Grammy awards after being nominated 12 times and selling out countless shows the world over. Though he died more than two decades ago, the guitar legend and his influence can be seen and heard everywhere as it continues to grow.

Few of Stevie’s acolytes likely have the same dedication as Dave Ryan, who has spent the last decade getting the details just right as the front man of the Toronto-based band, The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience. In addition to Dave’s attention to Stevie’s guitar work, vocal stylings, and guitar tone, there are many other visual elements of the show including look-alike hats from Stevie’s favourite, Texas Hatters, replica guitars/amps, and yes, the man even has the same blue peacock tattooed on center of the his chest!

With thousands of hours of rehearsal under his belt, Dave has assembled the perfect players to form Canada’s premier heartfelt tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience has been playing all over the Greater Toronto Area. After receiving rave reviews, accompanied by many encore bookings on the club circuit, the band is climbing its way up to larger venues and festivals throughout Southern Ontario.

The band is currently focusing on greater exposure through festivals and casinos throughout North America but they still frequent local hot spots throughout the Toronto area. Recent successful festival performances include The Country & Blues Festival in Burlington and the annual South Side Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival in Port Credit.

The music is high energy and very danceable. All of SRV’s major hits have been carefully selected to keep everyone’s attention from start to finish. Toes will be tapping and feet will be dancing!

A full night of entertainment from The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience includes:

Pride & Joy / Cold Shot / Voo Doo Chile / Little Wing / Crossfire / Tightrope / Couldn’t Stand The Weather / House Is Rocking / Empty Arms and many more including Stevie’s rendition of Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, rockin’ Buddy Guy tunes, and Jimi Hendrix monster hits such as Manic Depression and Purple Haze. Finally, a few gems from ZZ Top whom also had an impact on Stevie’s career.

Q107’s John Garbutt sums up The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience as accurately as the show captures SRV’s essence… “Musically and visually the real deal…a must see performance!”

Tickets for this show are now on sale and are only $5 in advance, $10 at the door! You can purchase the tickets at the bar or right here: BUY TICKETS!!

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