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Where the Info is @?

Scene: bar/pub/club/festival; location: Toronto and/or greater TO region: The conversation starts like this;

“Hey Man! You say I should go to shows, support local talent, support local bars & clubs, there are shows every night of the week, you say! Well I don’t see any ad’s, I don’t hear any spots on my radio station! Actually, …..to be honest, I do hear some spots and see some ad’s but most are for huge shows and festivals in  the summer?!? What gives man?”

“Well!” I say, “I see listings for bands playing every night of the week , all kinds of music! Jazz, Rock, Rap, Folk, Metal, Blues, you name it! Clubs and bars all over the Toronto region! From Mississauga to Milton, Oshawa to Saint Catherines, and all points therein”.

“Really!?!, can you tell me were to get this info?” he asks.

“Why certainly! It’s not a secret or anything.”

So, on that note, here is a listing of some of the lists! A list of Lists! Newsletters that I subscribe to and listing pages I check out to see what’s playing in the pub down the road, the joint across the street, what’s up in Port Credit (ie: everything) and elsewhere.

This is far from complete. Some clubs I go directly to their site or Facebook page to get up to date info like set times.

Toronto Blues Society : a great source of info on the Blues scene in Ontario. I subscribed to their newsletter and they send weekly listings and hi-lights. http://torontobluessociety.com/live-blues/

Justshows.ca has listings for major markets in Canada. Nova Scotia, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.  I signed up to receive a weekly email.  http://justshows.com/toronto/

Gary 17 has his Toronto Moon Daily Magazine. He lists a lot of shows you aren’t going to see anywhere else. Excellent for the local bars and pubs in your ‘hood.  http://www.torontomoon.ca/

The record and ticket store ‘Rotate This’ on Queen West has an incredible selection of vinyl to brose thru, plus they sell tickets to shows for much less then ticketgouger. They list all the shows they have tickets for on their site, which also makes a good list. www.rotate.com/content/tickets/


I also use NOW Magazine and EXCLAIM! too. So that’s my list, what about you? Any suggestions or comments? Now here is a picture for you all, one of the most famous and best sounding concert venues in the city.

Massey Hall



Legendary Canadian Rockers MOXY! 40 Years and Still Riding High!

Rockstar Fridays Kickoff at Club 108 in Mississauga featuring The Carpet Frogs, MOXY and ‘Toronto with Holly Woods’! This post is covering legendary Canadian hard rock band MOXY, who are getting set to release a new live album and DVD this coming spring!

Earl Johnson is the original member who has assembled a great group of musicians to dust off any furballs that may have been lurking around, and setup a few shows and small tour.

Here are a few selects from the Club108 Feb 28th, 2014 show.

MOXY @ CLUB108 Gallery

Moxy, Earl Johnson

Moxy, Nicholas Walsh

Moxy, Alexis Von Kraven

Moxy, Rob Robbins

Moxy, Andy Narsingh

Moxy, Nicholas Walsh

Moxy, Earl Johnson & Rob Robbins

Darren Smith made a guest vocalist appearance

Moxy, Darren Smith & Nicholas Walsh

Nik getting photo mobbed

Moxy, Nicholas Walsh & Photogs