New Shows in Toronto

January 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

A few things coming up, live music-wise.

This Friday the Jim Jones Revue are playing the Horseshoe Tavern. For those who don’t know, the JJR are an absolutely outstanding live band, and to see them at the horseshoe is a treat. Savage rock ‘n’ roll. Imagine Little Richard fronting the Sonics and we’re off to a good start.

Then, the following Monday, Irish r’n’b (when that meant  fast blues) sensations the Strypes play Lee’s Palace. Like the records, really looking forward to seeing this one. On the music notes column last month, I posted some You Tube video of them playing with Wilko Johnson. Now, there’s something to tell your grandchildren about.

A couple of friends have sneered at me, but I think I’ll head down to Lee’s again in February for the Forgotten Rebels . I’ve lost count of the number of times I saw them, but it should be fun. 

Lastly, on April 23,  Holly Golightly returns to the horseshoe. A great live performer. well worth a trip down to the ‘shoe. The last time I saw her she was fantastic. Close to the end of the show a guy standing next to me starts a conversation asking if I had seen her before. After a few more chits and chats, he got to his real purpose: “Er, do you know where i could get some coke?” I was probably the last person he should have asked. Still, Holly’s great.

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