The Mark T Band Tribute to The Jerry Garcia Band returns to the Linsmore for a Saturday Night Show!

Saturday June 2nd, one of our all time favourite bands, The Mark T Band is back at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) for another epic jamfest of The Jerry Garcia Band Music and yes it's on a Saturday night (since there have been so many request for these guys to come back on a Saturday)! It's always a full house when the Mark T Band hits the stage at the Linsmore Tavern, so get your tickets in advance! These guys know how to jam and you will be up dancing all night to the best of the Jerry Garcia Band! Rock and roll to country, Motown to Memphis. Hard driving groove! This band will cover it all with the same ‘deadication’ as the original Jerry Garcia Band. A setlist akin to the early Keystone performance that made JGB legendary. Tickets are only $5 in advance, $10 at the door! Tickets for the Mark T Band's next show at the Linsmore Tavern are now on sale and can be purchased at the bar or online here: BUY TICKETS!!

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Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

Friday June 1st 2018 the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back one of Canada's best up and coming bands, Freeman Dre And The Kitchen Party! This Original-Romantic-Offkilter-CityFolk-Rock’n’roll-Songs from a kitchen in Parkdale, is gaining recognition as one of the best live bands in the country and their original music makes is turning a lot of heads! Music fans, don't miss this show as Freeman Dre And The Kitchen Party does not play many shows east of Yonge Street. With lyrical dexterity that spurs fitting (albeit tired) comparison to the holy triumvirate: Dylan, Waits, and Cohen, Freeman Dre is modern street-wise troubadour. This is an exciting night that we know all of our hardcore music fans will enjoy and appreciate! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $5 cover charge!
"Fantastic stuff"
~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio
"Freeman Dre is a musical alchemist"
~ Eric Thom, Sing Out Magazine
"few are able to cover this much lyrical ground"
~ Ben Conoley, Canadian Musician
"Highly entertaining live"
~ Kerry Doole, Exclaim Magazine
"Dark, yet affectionate"
~ Sarah Greene, NOW magazine

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Masters of Love and Sound Returns to the Linsmore!

 Thursday May 31st, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back an incredible 8 piece band that has played some great shows at the Linsmore over the last year, Masters of Love and Sound! Get ready for an incredible night of music, as it's not everyday the Linsmore brings in a 8 piece intricate band! Masters of Love and Sound is an 8-piece Toronto-based band dedicated to exploring new realms of instrumental Funk, Soul, Reggae, Latin and Afrobeat music. Throughout the grooves, the 3-piece horn section (Baritone Sax, Trombone, Soprano Sax/Flute) weaves a fabric of improvised jazz while the percussion players channel the rhythms of Africa and Latin America. The band plays a mix of originals and covers of diverse artists such as The Meters, Augustus Pablo, Fela Kuti, Ray Barretto, Manu Dibango, Willie Bobo and John Coltrane. The shows include a video projection backdrop with VJ, Bruce La Becker, mixing up a visual jam to accompany the funky sounds. Warning: Side effects may include lightfeetedness and a compulsion to dance! The show starts at 8:30pm, there's no cover!

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Blues Sunday in May with The Gary Cain Band!

On Sunday May 27th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back part of our Molson Canadian Blues Sunday Series, the Gary Cain Band! Gary Cain is fresh off the heels of opening for George Thorogood & The Destroyers to a SOLD-OUT Massey Hall! There is a ton of buzz around this special talent, who is playing a number of different big stage Blues Festivals! Gary Cain is Canada's #1 Independent Blues Artist and we are happy to have his band performing every 4th Sunday of the month! Some of the bands that has influenced Gary Cain's Blues music, include Eric Gales, Philip Sayce, Stevie Ray Vaughan, AC/DC, Danny Gatton, ZZ Top, Chris Duarte, Scott Henderson, Doyle Bramhall II, Greg Koch, Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix! The Show starts at 7pm, $5.25 Pints of Molson Canadian and No Cover! Music fans, this is a MUST-SEE show with some serious face-melting guitar playing! You don't want to miss seeing The Gary Cain Band in an intimate setting!

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