Peter Elkas Band with Paul, Doug and Phil at the Linsmore Tavern!

Thursday September 6th, the Linsmore Tavern is excited for a fantastic night of indie music! We are bringing in some of the most talented indie musicians in this country and we can't wait to kick off the school year with this evening! The Peter Elkas Band will be performing for the very first time at the Linsmore Tavern and we have heard so many amazing things about this talented original band! Also Paul, Doug and Phil will open the evening with a set of original music! The show starts at 8pm, there will be no cover!

Paul Doug and Phil is a trio featuring Canadian guitarist Paul Linklater (Pinecones, Bidiniband) and his longtime buddy/collaborator bassist Doug Friesen (John K Samson). Philippe Melanson (Bernice) is the featured percussionist and he brings major dynamics.  weird worlds!

Just like that, Peter Elkas Band is back.
Reconvening for their first release since 2011’s acclaimed Repeat Offender, Peter Elkas and his buds have conjured up theLion EP, which owes some of its heartfelt rock, pop, and soul moves to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Chrissie Hynde, Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Huey Lewis, and Sam and Dave.
Unlike some desperate trend chasers, from his days in the legendary Canadian cult band Local Rabbits, Elkas has always known his voice and trusted who he really is—a witty, romantic, old school soul rocker. Maybe that’s why he can hang out with Springsteen in New Jersey or collaborate with people like Charlie Sexton and Joel Plaskett. Blood brothers know their own.
Lion is the digital only introductory section of a planned full-length (Lion Lion; coming fall 2018), and was produced by Elkas at his home studio, Magnum’s Guesthouse. In terms of the Elkas-ography, here the tempo, pitch, and volume are up with a new-wave feel in spots, soul-rock in others, but ultimately reference points give way to carefully-crafted songs about strained adult relationships, their foundations, and the inevitability of loss. And wicked solos too.
The spirited EP features Elkas on guitars, keys, and vocals, Jeff Heisholt (Trews, Terra Lightfoot, Skydiggers) on keys and vocals Gavin Maguire (Trews) on drums and vocals, and Jeremy Little (Jason Collett) on bass. Special guests include Joseph Shabason (War On Drugs, Destroyer, DIANA) on saxophone and Tom Moffet (Arkells) on trumpet.

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We Ain't Petty Feat Barry Davis - Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Linsmore!

On Saturday September 8th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back for the first time in 2018, the BEST Tom Petty Tribute Band, "We Ain't Petty" A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers! "We Ain't Petty", features long time Sports TV Personality, Barry Davis who might not look like Tom Petty, but if you close your eyes you will surely think it's Tom Petty up on stage when he performs! Classic Rock fans, Tom Petty fans, this is a night you do not want to miss and an evening where you'll get a chance to pay your respect to Tom Petty and his amazing music! We Ain't Petty have had only SOLD-OUT shows in the past at the Linsmore and is quickly building up a reputation as the TOP Tom Petty Tribute! Tickets are only $7 in advance and $10 at the door. You can buy tickets at the bar or online here: BUY TICKETS!!

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Project: Classified Rocks the Linsmore Tavern!

Friday September 7th, the Linsmore Tavern is excited to welcome for the very first time a collection of some the finest musicians in Ontario coming together to perform a live experience that will blow you away, Project Classified! This 6 piece band is something you need to see, as they are not your typical cover band! Being a 6 piece band with top-notch musicians and a horn section, you will get to hear songs that you would not expect to hear! Rock, Soul, Funk, Pop, Southern Rock, you will definitely be entertained, guaranteed!

Either by design or happenstance, Project Classified are 6 individuals came together with a common goal: To perform powerhouse music, spanning decades.

This endeavour, code named Project: Classified, is now on a mission to provide its “Targets” with an experience far beyond that of other groups; a unique, exciting, interactive performance of great, classic Rock, Soul, Funk and Pop, spanning the 60’s to today…with a license to THRILL!

Each tune is guaranteed to keep the audience’s hearts pumping and feet dancing as the band engages and interacts with the crowd!


Agent IVANO WORKYAOVA (aka Jon B) - Guitar/Vocals
Agent PHIL MacGLASNOW (aka David Chester) - Keyboards/Vocals
Agent (known only as the) MUZ - Bass/Vocals
Agent PICCO D'ATEMPO (aka Walter Celli) - Drums
Agent Mustafa Gazz (aka Nick Bogoeff) - Saxes/Flute/Vocals
Agent "Hans Von Groper" (Klaus Anselm) - Trumpet
Agent Doktor Blowhard
(aka Mike Braun) - Trombone/Vocals

The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be $5 cover at the door!
Don't miss it!

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CID w T.C. Folkpunk at the Linsmore for a night of vintage Punk! Rock

Saturday September 1st, all of you punk rock lovers need to hit-up the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), as it's punk rock night! It's all about the punk this night as we are bringing in two acts who are ready to deliver some great punk rock music! Opening the show is one of the best local, indie, punk musicians in the country T.C. Folkpunk! Headlining this night all the way from the Waterloo area, C.I.D who will be performing classic punk rock covers! C.I.D. specializes in covers of classic punk/punk era favorites from The Clash, Sham 69, The Buzzcocks, Iggy Pop, 999, The Undertones, Teenage Head, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers and others. The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $5 cover at the door, don't miss this show!

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