Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett Band w Bad Hombres at 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 Band on Friday September 1st! Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett Band have played some fantastic shows in the last year at the Linsmore and have captivated everyone 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! Opening the show is The Bad Hombres who will be performing for the first time at the Linsmore Tavern!

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 story of BAD HOMBRES starts on the Filipino resort island of Panay Island. Brothers Ceres and Rage Johnson found themselves penniless, sleeping on the beach after the desolution of their previous band, "Mississauga Don Henley".
MDH had been in the middle of a successful tour of the Philippines, when original drummer Paco Jago was killed in a bizarre fire cracker accident. The same accident that permanently disfigured the face of guitarist Rage Johnson. To this day, he wears his old Junior B goalie mask to hide his face.
The story goes that whilst picking through the garbage (looking for something to eat), Ceres found an old cell phone. The phone rang. It was Paco calling from beyond, telling the brothers to continue on and call the band BAD HOMBRES. Joined by former Filipino wrestling champion, Daga Kahoy on drums and Russian Game of Thrones enthusiast, Olag Dothrakinov BAD HOMBRES soon became favourites on the Panay Island music scene. Singer/songwriter of the band, Ceres Johnson, quickly wrote ten songs mining the rich history of classic rock radio to augment their Bon Scott era AC/DC meets GnR sound. After raising enough money, the Hombres returned to Canada to record their debut CD, "Rocket Surgery." The rest is history. 

The show starts at 9:30pm, $5 cover at the door, 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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Blues Sunday in September with the Jerome Tucker Band!

The first Sunday of the month is September 3rd and every first Sunday of the Month, the Linsmore Tavern's, Molson Canadian Sponsored, Blues Sunday Series features the Jerome Tucker Band! If you have not seen Jerome Tucker and his amazing band before, make sure you come out and see his high energy Funky Rhythm and Blues Band with a blistering Groove!!! You will be hooked once you see them play and you will get to see them live every first Sunday of the month, including Sunday August 6th at the Linsmore Tavern!

Jerome Tucker Is a music writer, producer, performer, vocalist, bassist who has lived in Chicago and played and shared the stage with Chicago's most elite Blues artists. In addition to this, He has also lived and played and performed in the "deep south" Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida. He isn't into "name dropping." Prefers to live by the idea that it isn't where or who you have played with before, but what are you doing today?" The company he has kept and still keeps includes the likes of Dickey Betts, Gregg Alman, Larry McCray, Steven McCray, Buddy and Phil Guy, Byther Smith... The list really DOES go on.... Now living in Toronto heading "The Jerome Tucker Band" Is clearly setting a new trend in soul music. Band Members include: Carl Harvey Guitarist, Rob Neal Christian, Sax , Keys and Flute. Richard Greenspoon, Drums. Kingsley Ettienne Hammond B3. Neil Brathwaite Sax. Seriously worth a listen!

Come out on to the Linsmore Tavern on Sunday August 6th and see Jerome Tucker part of Blues Sunday and listen to his unique blend of Chicago Blues, with some funk! Only the best in blues music at the Linsmore Tavern every Sunday! There will be a later start this month, as the band will go on at 8:30pm, No Cover!

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Surefire Sweat Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

Thursday August 31st, the Linsmore Tavern is really excited to welcome a fantastic original band with a group group of musicians called Surefire Sweat! Surefire Sweat performs original sounds that draw on New Orleans Brass Band, Motown, Jazz, Funk and Afrobeat for influence, this Toronto-based ensemble is sure to get your body moving. Come out and check out this unique, original and local band and be mesmerized with their great sound! The show starts at 8pm, there's no cover!

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Mill Street Brewery Sponsored Indie Night Featuring LUCYD, Hound Belly, and Gary Edward Allen

Indie Tuesdays @ The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth)
Tuesday, August 29th
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Tuesday, August 29th 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.


LUCYD - 8:00 PM

Hound Belly - 9:00 PM

Gary Edward Allen - 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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