Sin City Boys Return to the Linsmore!

It's been over a year since we have had the Sin City Boys play at the Linsmore Tavern, but finally after many requests we are excited to bring them back this Friday night!  One of Toronto's legendary bands, the Sin City Boys have been a Toronto staple since 1992 and are known for their incredible live show!

Take a generous serving of Gram Parsons, add a heap of Keith Richards, season with some Elvis Presley and a pinch of Hank Sr., blend it together with some real sounding guitars and vocals and you've got The Sin City Boys. They have been called "Country Thrash" by Now Magazine, and were described as sounding like "The Rolling Stones in a bad mood" by Lenny Stoute of The Toronto Star.

Featuring songwriter and vocalist Kevin Jollimore and guitarist Gerard Popma, The Sin City Boys have received excellent reviews for their live show, "They play a selection of strong, simple and effective songs that threaten to put the excitement back into barroom rock." according to Performer Magazine. The Sin City Boys are fleshed out by Anthony Amodeo on bass guiatr and Glenn Kimberley on drums.

The band has released three CDs, the critically aclaimed debut albumTemptation Road, and the follow up, Double Production. They have recently released their third CD, Los Muchachos De Pecado, and a live CD, Live At The Rockpile.Temptation Road met with excellent reviews and was called "one of the best releases of it's kind" by The Toronto Star. Music from The Sin City Boys CDS has become a staple on American television specialty channels, and can be heard on shows such as Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Deadwood, and TNN's The Class Of...

The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $5 cover at the door!  If you haven't seen these guys, make sure you come out to see one of Toronto's best bands!

Danforth Blues Band Live!

Thursday August 6th the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is welcoming a band and there couldn't be a more fitting name for a band then The Danforth Blues Band! These guys are a real seasoned band of incredible musicians who know how to play the Blues! You will absolutely love this local band who call the Danforth their home! No Cover, the show starts at 8pm!

A couple of years ago, during a neighbourhood BBQ (in the Danforth & Coxwell area of Toronto), a few guys realized they had a common link - besides being old – they had played in bar bands during their much younger days. This led them to dust off their “tools of the trade” and regularly get together over a pint (cleverly disguised as jam sessions).

This evolved over time, into a core group of 5 members who enjoy playing songs based on “traditional' blues” arrangements. The geography of the band’s origin & primary musical preference accounts for the band’s name, although renaming it continues to be a favourite post-jam past time to this day.

The band members are; Renzo Cincinnato - lead vocals, Ron Winn – harp & vocals, Lou Fata – drums, vocals & band manager (drew the short straw), Dave Scheel - bass and Patrick Alleyne - lead guitar.

The show starts at 8pm and there is no cover! Come support some amazing local talent and some great blues!

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Steam Whistle Indie Night Featuring Peeler and Creep Echo!!

Every Tuesday night, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave.Toronto) is happy to announce our indie music night on Tuesdays. With the help of our sponsors Steam Whistle Brewery, Amsterdam Brewery and support from Canada Rocks Media, IndieCan Radio (Siris/XM Radio), and Steve's Music, we will bring out the best indie musicians in the GTA and beyond.  This Tuesday night the Linsmore Tavern is featuring original punk rock Indie Band, Creep Echo and another fabulous Indie Band from Toronto called Peeler!

Creep Echo is an original five-piece, swamp-punk band that had formedin early 2012 in Toronto with an average age of each member being 45! In less than two years, Creep Echo has recorded an EP, shot three music videos, produced many live videos (including a fully-produced video of their legendary set at The El Mocambo in July, 2012), is working on another video, has written 20 songs, played quite a few shows around Toronto and is working on a full-length album (which may even be a double album).  Featuring members: Buck Moore, Neil Saunders, Trevor MacLean, Dave Greer, and Steve Nicholson.

There will be some ticket giveaway tonight at the Linsmore Tavern for the Lita Ford w/ Diemonds show!
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 7:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON

The show this Tuesday starts at 9pm and there is no cover!


Imitation of Life: A Tribute to REM

The Linsmore Tavern is bringing back another Tribute night to kick off the month of August!  Saturday, August 1st we are so excited to welcome for the first time ever, Imitation of Live: A Tribute To REM!  Usually we sell tickets for Tribute bands, however this Saturday night, just show up to the door as there will be just a $5 cover!  

Imitation of Life is Canada's best REM Tribute Band and have many followers on Facebook, Twitter and Reverb Nation from around the world. In fact, when the band posted their version of R.E.M.'s most popular hit, “Losing My Religion”, on Reverb Nation, the song went to number 1 on the local alternative charts. The song stayed at number 1 for three weeks. IMITATION OF LIFE has seen very positive and immediate recognition, largely because of the band's attention to detail in recreating R.E.M.'s songs; everyone who sees and hears the band comments on how much the band sounds and performs like R.E.M. They play the hits like “Man on the Moon”, “Stand”, “Shiny Happy People”, “Losing My Religion”, “Drive”, “It's the End of the World As We Know It” and many more.

Imitation of Life will play all of the hits that made REM one of the world's most popular bands from a career that spans from the 80's to today!  They will also throw in some fun songs from bands such as The Black Keys, Jimmy Eat World, Gin Blossoms and Jack White, as well as some throwbacks from The Stones, Beatles, Elvis, The Monkees, C.C.R, The Ramones and more.  The show starts at 9:30pm, $5 cover at the door! Arrive early!

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