Jazz Night/Jam Session with Russ Macklem!!

The third instalment of the very well attended and successful Jazz Jam featuring Russ Macklem is back this Thursday night starting at 8pm!  So come on out to a great new session out east for students and professional musicians. Bring your axe! Also, come and welcome the great Patrick Reid back to Toronto! The band opens with a set, followed by the jam sessions...don't miss it!! No Cover!

The band is:
Russ Macklem-trumpet
Adrean Farrugia-piano
Patrick Reid-bass
Norbert Botos-drums

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The Gunslingers: Guns 'N Roses Tribute Night at the Linsmore for Back To The 80's Month!

Back To The 80's Month is in full effect as the Linsmore Tavern welcomes back The Gunslingers for a Guns 'N Roses Tribute Night at the Linsmore Tavern!  Back by popular demand The Gunslingers definitely know how to put on an incredible show by playing with note for note precision of Guns 'N' Roses! The Gunslingers are not a clone band or impersonators as most Guns N' Roses tributes are, instead of wearing wigs and copying moves they put all of their effort and focus in representing Guns N' Roses music at its best and playing their songs with great accuracy, passion and dedication. They are huge fans, and we will make sure you get the best GN'R experience possible.

Their repertoire includes songs from Guns N' Roses four main albums: 
Appetite for Destruction, GN'R Lies and Use your illusions I & II.

The Gunslingers put on an incredible show, that's why there is an enormous amount of buzz for this night!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door!  They can be purchased at the bar or right here:  Buy Tickets!!

Simply Queen: A World Class Queen Tribute Back at the Linsmore Tavern

Rescheduled from October 25th, The Linsmore is extremely excited to bring back Simply Queen this Friday night for Back To The 80'S Month!  Earlier this year Simply Queen absolutely ROCKED a capacity crowd of 150 people at the Linsmore Tavern!! There is a major amount of buzz around this show as Simply Queen usually play to thousands at theatres and festivals, so seeing them in a small bar is really quite an experience.

"Simply Queen" is a world class act. The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in the production of the "We Will Rock You" musical. Drummer Greg Hawco is an immensely successful composer, most notably for the CBC television series "Republic of Doyle". Mark Yannetta on bass is a veteran of 'Classic Albums Live" on the theatre circuit. 
"Simply Queen" performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time! Re-creating the "Let Me Entertain You" essence of Queen's live shows in the 70s and 80s that filled stadiums around the world. Simply Queen delivers this LIVE experience at festivals and theaters and they are "Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind!"

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door!  You can purchase tickets at the Linsmore Tavern, or right here:  Buy Tickets!!

 

Alistair Christl Band Rockabily & Country!!

Thursday night is going to be extremely fun, as the Linsmore Tavern is bringing back local Rockabily King Alistair Christl!!! The reigning Canadian champion of “Hillbilly Bop” – a style that combines the best of Honky tonk, Country Swing, Roots Rockabilly, Jazz and Blues – Alistair’s musical approach is reverent to the past yet unique in style. Though thoroughly competent, Christl takes his music outside the box, viewing purists as a pack of snivelling weaklings bent on destroying creativity. What results is a road house throwback that can wake the dead.

Having spent over 10 years touring Canada and the States, Alistair has established himself as a dominant force in the roots music scene. From house concerts to burlesque festivals his music appeals across the board. An esteemed lyricist and songsmith, he’s released 2 CDs (Unmarked Grave 2007 and 8 Songs by Alistair Christl 2011), is currently working on a third, and has written and arranged music for theater and film. A versatile guitar slinger, Alistair has backed the likes of Rockabilly hall of famer Ronnie Hayward, Genie Nominee Terra Hazelton, Ginger St. James, Big Rude Jake and countless others; artists from whom he has learned much (and stolen a thing or two).  The show starts at 9pm, No Cover!!

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