Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

Good Enough Live Karaoke Band - $5

It’s a bit terrifying, hugely exhilarating and completely awesome.

A four-piece band featuring guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, Good Enough’s repertoire of 300 songs spans genres and eras. From Aerosmith and Tom Petty to Taylor Swift, Dr. Dre, White Stripes and everything in between, we play and you sing. And unlike traditional, Japanese “empty orchestra” canned karaoke, we provide a real, live rock’n’roll experience.

Singing with Good Enough is as easy as scanning the song list, picking a song you love and daring to get on stage. Lyrics are provided on an iPad on a music stand. And the band will cue you in and sing back up when necessary.

It may seem daunting, but unlike a prerecorded karaoke track, singing live to a band gives you more flexibility in case you lose your timing or forget lyrics. That’s what makes Good Enough Live Karaoke so special. It adapts to you and your abilities.

You might be okay. You might be fantastic. Either way, the guys will make sure you’re Good Enough and have an outstanding event.

Feb
3
8:00 pm20:00

DARTBOI + Thunderbird + Fear the Deer - $8

Thunderbird

The group blends a love of contemporary jazz and deep groove music with a decidedly 70's funk and fusion flavour on their first EP, 'The Deschamps Sessions'. The set is comprised of original music composed by Liorti, White and Russell and was recorded the old school way; live off the floor in single takes in early 2014. The group are promising an even wilder ride with their next salvo, due out in the summer of 2016.

Fear the Deer

Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party + REDSTEPS

REDSTEPS

Belting out three-part harmonies and backed by lively, guitar-driven grooves, REDSTEPS embrace a sound that reflects both city and country. With inspiration ranging from Hank Williams to The Band to Ryan Adams, REDSTEPS provide an emotional, rootsy feel with a healthy dose of honest rock ’n’ roll.

Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party

AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A KITCHEN PARTY 

The band started as an impromptu jam in a partied out kitchen in Parkdale, but now Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party is one of Toronto’s most exciting and consistent live acts.

Whether in barrooms, theatres, house parties, or festivals the band delivers while attentive crowds raise their glasses and sing along with favourites from the group’s three releases (2010’s Red Door Second Floor, 2012’s Old Town, and the digital-only release 2015's Vodka/Pickle EP)

 

With its release, Reckless Good Intentions reveals that despite a boundless appetite for the intoxicating pleasure of life, Freeman Dre has built the Kitchen Party on true grit.

Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

The Rickaneers Album Release w/ Kevin Foster + Our Father Star

The Rickaneers

continue to hone their unique sound while entering into new realms of psychedelia, fuzz rock and garage. Their songwriting has come a long way and this is apparent when you hear 'Modern Love", a somewhat cynical song about the hardships in todays dating scene. It is clear that The Rickaneers have stepped out of their comfort zone and into new and exciting territory. Their debut self-titled Lp is set to be released digitally and on vinyl on Friday, January 27, 2017 with a show at Junction City Music Hall in Toronto.

Kevin Foster

Finding your niche is hard when you collectively sprout your genre from a span of over 6 decades. Blues, jazz, country folk rock is the stage of multi instrumentalist, Kevin Foster.  He just wants to get people feeling like music is an experience again. Playing throughout Ontario, he is searching for musical habitats that reflect his quest. From bars, to live internet shows, Kev is intentionally leaving more than he is taking.

Our Father Star

Jan
26
8:00 pm20:00

Heavy on the Willie & Hemingways presented by Collective Arts Brewing

HEAVY ON THE WILLIE

Heavy On The Willie (est. 2012) is a Toronto-based band that specializes in, but is not restricted to, old country music – inspired heavily, but not exclusively, by Willie Nelson. We take our orders from, and often fall prey to the whims of Count Ryman, the Country Man, who is quite literally a legend in the making. Our official abbreviation is HotWillie.

Jan
25
8:00 pm20:00

Acoustic Wednesday w/ AVH, Rum Fit Mosey, Tyler Hisler, Alonso

RUM FIT MOSEY

RUM FIT MOSEY’s debut EP entitled: Singles & Filters, is an ongoing collection of carefully crafted, spooky, sultry, soul ballads, describing times of complex struggle, loneliness, self-alienation, and confusion. Rum Fit Mosey isn’t all but a precarious portrayal of one artists flirtation with an over indulgence in darkness, but a true example of a person’s ability to remain hopeful in hopeless times; all the while commandeering each unique version of one’s self to have a welcomed seat at the table.

Jan
19
8:00 pm20:00

Dickson Bonfield

Dickson Bonfield

performs an eclectic blend of original songs along with unique interpretations of classic rock, Americana, folk, and instrumental music

Jan
14
8:00 pm20:00

Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People w/ Zuffalo

Soul music that will make you think, make you feel and make you dance!

When Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People hit the stage things get torqued up quickly like a tent revival during tornado season.  Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People transcend musical genres with a blast of deep, powerful groove and soul. The band is the groove while Ponder’s pipes keep it rooted in soul. And according to Ponder, soul is more than a sound.

“Soul music is something you feel,” she says. “It gives you goose bumps.”

Jan
13
8:00 pm20:00

When We Was Young + Ten Meter Band + Jay Snider Collective

WWWY

When We Was Young embraces rural folk and bar rock styles to celebrate whiskey soaked pursuits that listeners are sure to remember.

Ten Meter Band

Ten Meter Band is a Toronto based jazz rock fusion group. The band - which began in Montreal - was reformed at Humber College by Band Leader and Bassist Andrew Phillips.  After 2 years of gigging in and around Toronto, they successfully recorded and released their debut 4 song EP, Living Room Black Box

Jan
12
8:00 pm20:00

Young Doctors in Love, Laura Barrett, Entire Cities, More or Les - $7

YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE

Young Doctors in Love is a Toronto band, brought together by the desire to create 3 minute pop-rock assaults on the the listeners’ ears.

ENTIRE CITIES

Described as a Canadian indie art party, Entire Cities explode with optimism and humour while confronting life's ugliness head-on.

MORE OR LES 

With five critically-acclaimed albums and an EP under his belt, MC/DJ/Producer More Or Les loves the culture of Hip Hop, Rap music with thought-out lyrics, and eating Brunch.

Jan
11
8:00 pm20:00

Synchronized Silence + Kayt Lucas Band -$5

A trio from Southern Ontario, experimenting with a variety of genres such as blues, rock, folk and otherwise. 

Synchronized Silence consists of Cam (the percussion and atmosphere), Nathan (the pulse and juxtaposition), and Saffron (the soul and songwriter).