Mark Rego/ Koza / AQ / Ginbombs / DropUps
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Rego/ Koza / AQ / Ginbombs / DropUps

Mark Rego-( Mississauga acoustic troubadour out to warm your heart and soul)

https://markrego.bandcamp.com/releases

Koza-(Multilingual siren with a mind for the avant -garde)

https://anastasiakoza.bandcamp.com/album/cant-decide-if-im-ugly-or-pretty

AQ -(the solo project of River Groves guitarist Al Quin Alquinto)

"Ginbombs is a 2-piece rock n roll band from Lloydminster, AB:
A powerful female lead vocal.  A growling male backing vocal.  Aggressive drums.  Grungy guitars.   Melodic keyboards.  Harmonica.  Synth.  Two people switching between all this throughout the songs.  This is the definition of a dynamic duo.  An unforgettable live performance. "

"The members of the DropUps are as diverse as the music they create. They are led by Toronto-born song-writer and lead vocalist Mano Elia, who brings dynamic vocals, philosophical lyrics, a signature nylon-electric guitar tone, and the occasional Greek-Cypriot melodic and lyrical influence. JP Ditching’s frenetic and versatile drumming keeps the crowds dancing and smooths the stylistic transitions that sometimes take place mid-song. Multi-instrumentalists Mike Lemmons and Nick Li add bass grooves and varied sonic textures with trumpet, keys, saxophone and violin that give the band a broad sonic palette. "

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In The Now / Keaton Beyer / Honey Pot / Tom Preisler
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

In The Now / Keaton Beyer / Honey Pot / Tom Preisler

MoonJunk

In The Now-https://soundcloud.com/ectomesoendo
Keaton Beyer https://keatonbeyer.bandcamp.com/track/bridge 
Honey Pot https://www.facebook.com/YYOUNGHONEYY
Tom Preisler-https://youth3.bandcamp.com/releases (acoustic) 

Tom Preisler (Youth) Bio

Psychedelic, Lou Reed like bliss. 
Youth is vibrant, beautiful and everything you’d expect from a seasoned music veteran. The Toronto based band founded in 2015, after the break up of his former bands Bombs, The Shelters and many others. Tom Preisler, the brain child behind the band has lashed out on his own. With this amazing EP he creates instrumentals and odd soundscapes that sound like they could be part of any classic brit rock groups repertoire, from The Stone Roses to Radiohead. He then sinks into the song “Seasons” which you will swear is actually The Velvet Underground. Then on the following track it delves into sounding like 70’s John Lennon and then back to the 60’s for the track “Calendar Girl” which is not far in formula to Sedaka’s song of the same name. Either way the psychedelic 60’s that most bands reach to recreate is easily and perfectly re-created here along with sprinkles of modern times. Their debut EP is now available via New Jersey indie rock label Mint 400 Records.


IN THE NOW (Bio)

In The Now

is an American 3 piece band . Blasting out  a steady dose of different since 2016. 

 

A craigslist concoction forged through the missed connections. Their new album is turning heads by using the ears for leverage .

Our sound:

Minamilist vocal heavy stoner rock 

The Band:

A bass playing socialist sympathizer

cross pollinated  with a 

day trader by day drummer by night  phenom.

Spliced with  GMO-free keyboards of doom . 
 

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Smyth Valley / Bein Agiter / Kyla Tilley
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Smyth Valley / Bein Agiter / Kyla Tilley

Smyth Valley - http://smythvalley.com/

Smyth Valley is a Toronto based heavy rock band, drawing influence from both stoner rock and good ole home grown Canadian rock n roll. The trio is made up of Marc Crazyhorse, Craig Boduch (both formerly of the Toronto metal band Saprophyte) and Gordon McCready (former frontman of the Toronto rock band Headloss). The band got together in early 2016 and frenzied song writing ensued, followed by the recording of their debut ep.

Bien Agiter: https://bienagiter.bandcamp.com/

Bien Agiter is a two-piece rock band, drawing from a range of different influences.  The lineup consists of Jaret Maillet (drummer and dog person) and Alex Brett (bassist and cat person), ex-members of various dead punk and metal bands. Influences include Thee Oh Sees, Fugazi, The Minutemen and Star Wars. And Burritos.

Kyla Tilley (Montreal) - www.kylatilley.com/

Kyla Tilley is a Montreal based singer/songwriter/guitarist.

Accompanying herself on classical guitar, and taking inspiration from the likes of J.S. Bach, Jethro Tull, The Incredible String Band and John Prine, Kyla flavours her girl-with-a-guitar folk numbers with dissonant harmonies and alluring melodies. A modern-day minstrel, Kyla's story-telling style of song-writing encompasses elements from a wide selection of genres. Some of her lyrics touch on the realms of the fantastic, more deal with all-too-easily understood earthly matters. While some of her songs may induce unwelcome introspection, others uplift and empower with unrestrained joie de vivre.

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Open Mic Night
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)
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Acoustic Open Mic Night
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)

Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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Sam Ruttan Septet
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Ruttan Septet

The Sam Ruttan Septet is a Toronto based jazz group made up of music majors currently studying at York University and the University of Toronto.  Led by drummer Sam Ruttan,

the group features original compositions and arrangments by it's members, inspired by the likes of Brian Blade, Wayne Shorter, and Mark Guiliana.

Featuring:

Sam Ruttan (drums)

Connor Moe (alto sax, flute)

Sean McCarthy (alto sax, clarinet)

Vonne Aguda (Trombone)

Will Dietrich (Bass)

Daron McColl (guitar)

Racha Moukalled (Piano)       

 

Entry is PWYC!

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Cold Tea + Daughter of the Moon
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

Cold Tea + Daughter of the Moon

Daughter of the Moon is a dream/folk songstress who moves around the world with her guitar, turning her experiences into songs. Her live performance of voice & acoustic guitar have been described as haunting, yet healing and her songs, sweet and melancholic. Her sound is inspired by the likes of Mazzy Star, Norah Jones & Aldous Harding.

www.daughtermoon.com
https://www.instagram.com/daughterofthemoonmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/daughterofthemoonmusic/

After performing with local Toronto bands such as Inna Powell and Hungry Lake, and as one half of the twin folk duo Shanti & Vale, Vale Abbott is exploring an experimental side of folk in her new project: Cold Tea.

Her music is ethereal and draws on personal history, blending the storytelling of classic folk music and the dreamier perspective of more contemporary styles. Though reminiscent of Bon Iver and Feist, Cold Tea has a unique flare that stands alone.

www.coldteamusic.com 
https://www.instagram.com/valeabbott/
https://www.facebook.com/coldteamusic/

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Basement Dweller + V For Mania + Backyard Riot
Aug
24
8:30 PM20:30

Basement Dweller + V For Mania + Backyard Riot

Basement Dweller is a young punk from Peterborough playing music and getting nostalgic for the good old days when he lived in his parents basement. The sound of eating KD and drinking beer on a 9am Greyhound bus from Peterborough to Ottawa. For fans of Against Me!, Jeff Rosenstock, and Jawbreaker.

https://www.facebook.com/basementdwellerptbo/

V for Mania is an inner city punk band from Toronto whose body of work, despite its overtly visual romance, is almost visceral in its melancholy. For fans of The Pixies, Billy Talent, and My Chemical Romance

https://www.facebook.com/VForMania/

 

Acoustic Punk band from Cobourg, Ontario. The punch of punk with an acoustic spin. For fans of Days n Daze, Frank Turner, and Against Me!

https://www.facebook.com/BackyardRiotBand/

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Jory Avner
Aug
25
8:30 PM20:30

Jory Avner

Jory Avner is a Singer-songwriter based out of Chicago Illinois. Blending traditional Folk style lyricism and guitar with deeply textured synthesizers and electronic percussion, he strives to create soundscapes that are both atmospherically complex and yet succinct in terms of narrative.

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Open mic night
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Open mic night

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)
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Júlio Falcão
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Júlio Falcão

Website: http://juliofalcao.ca/

The Brazilian musician Júlio Falcão has moved the musical scene of Brazil by presenting his shows full of re-readings of world music successes in ONE MAND BAND style. The artist plays classic songs from bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zepellin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, Tears for Fears, Men at Work, and many others. In addition to individual work, Júlio Falcão is also a musician from other regional bands integrating a lot of gig’s. When he presents in bars, the style of the singer is very varied, starting with rock and pop, reggae, blues.

Interested in music from an early age, at age 15 he sought to develop singing, which has always been his passion, even before the guitar. Autodidact, Falcão applied with dedication to the musical learning, always counting on the support of friends. The solo career began in 2004, at local bars, events and private parties. “The will to learn an instrument came more as a need for a complement. My training was totally self-taught. With humility, good friends and a lot of dedication we learn everything you want, “he points out.

With a vast and bold repertoire, Júlio Falcão’s goal is to win new fans and to make people feel touched by their music. “We have the main goal of pleasing ourselves. Doing this sincerely, naturally we give people a good feeling, with all the care of a repertoire prepared with a lot of dedication and training, “comments the musician.

Throughout his thirteen-year career, Júlio Falcão has also performed at events and private parties, as well as conventions at companies such as Usiminas, Aperam, Alle Fuel, Cenibra and several others.

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Acoustic Open Mic Night!
Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)

Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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Chapter 18
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Chapter 18

Chapter 18:  “Setting the pain of our past, the complexity of the present and our hopes for the future to music”

Steven &  Tikka came together at turning points in each of their lives - seeking a creative way to share their stories and showcase their talents.  Chapter 18 was born out of a mutual love of punk, grunge, rock and folk genres and has been an incredible source of salvation for its members.
Each song Chapter 18 has composed reads like a page from the book of their lives; tales of heartache, struggle, love and laughter are set to a melodic range of musical strains and rhythms.  Their recorded tracks are full of passion and compassion and their live shows give a generous glimpse into their personal chapters. 

Steven Leszner - Guitar & Vocals

Tikka Smiley - Vocals & Lyrics

Lyle Groniger - Bass

Brent Crawford - Drums  

 

Our Social Media links:

"Ties That Bind"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbgKxs0vq6I

"Enter Only"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4lWEwhoDQo

Check out our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Chapter18isaband/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/chapter18isaband/

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Awa
Aug
31
8:30 PM20:30

Awa

Awa Lemen is a French singer/songwriter who recently moved to Toronto from France. At age 13 she wrote and composed her first song and been posting videos since 2016 now. 

She's an independent artist : She records every of her songs by herself in her bedroom. Her influences are mostly R&B and Soul music. 

She will be releasing her first EP by the end of August on every platforms but you can already listen to some of her songs on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud. 

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The Downcast, Cakeface and Mitch Tones
Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Downcast, Cakeface and Mitch Tones

The Downcast is a Toronto based rock band formed in 2018. Their fresh sound and energetic live show excites music fans off all genres. 
Earworm hooks, technical riffs, vocal harmonies, and emotional lyrics, with a backbone of fluid songwriting. 
With their debut EP due in August of '18 and relentless gig schedule; if you haven't heard of them yet, you will hear of them soon.

Cakeface is an Alternative Hard Rock/Grunge band from London, ON. With a mixture of riffs you’ll want to headbang to, and vocals you’ll want to sing along with, this four piece comes at the listener with an intensity that will leave you wanting more! Their unique sound mixed with their energetic live show creates an experience you won’t want to miss. Are you ready for Cakeface?

As finalists in the Montreal based music showcase ‘Landmark Showcase Festival’, as well as on-going semi-finalists in this year’s 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch, Mitch Tones Band is weeks away from the release of their self-titled EP. They display an approach to writing that reflects a contemporary take on blues-rock & story-telling; the likes of The Tragically Hip shaking hands with Pearl Jam. 

Founded by front man Mitch Tones during the band’s enrollment in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in late 2015, a strong team was put together and the band hit the studio with engineer/producer Mike Donaldson to produce their debut EP. Mastered by Rob Nation of EMAC Studios, London, their first single, "World of Trouble" was released in October of 2017.

Leading up to the release of their full-length effort, the Mitch Tones Band is showcasing their explosive live energy and unwavering chemistry at venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern, Revival Bar, and the Oshawa Music Hall to name a few.

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Leighton Harrell
Sep
5
8:30 PM20:30

Leighton Harrell

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Leighton began playing the bass at the tender age of 12 in his middle school orchestra class. He began playing jazz in grade 11 and in his grade 12 year he was selected to be a member of the prestigious Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. With this band, he attended the renowned Essentially Ellington competition in New York with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The band’s Rhythm section earned an honorable mention.

 

Leighton is currently a student in the jazz program at the University of Toronto, studying with Canadian bass legend Dave Young. His mentors away from school include New York’s Michael Dease, Chicago’s Marlene Rosenberg and fellow Canadian Steve Haines. Born to a Canadian mother and an American father, dual nationality has always been a central part of Leighton’s identity. This dual nationality is ever present in his approach to music. While deeply rooted in the soul and swing traditions of the American south, his experience in Toronto is shaping him to be a well rounded musician comfortable in a myriad of musical environments. Whether sitting in an orchestral bass section, playing at a jazz club or holding down a groove at a cypher, Leighton strives for clarity, honesty, and beauty in every note he plays.

Social media is instagram - @leightonharrell and Facebook: Leighton Harrell

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Miller Marshall, Ken Taylor & David Huzyk
Sep
6
8:30 PM20:30

Miller Marshall, Ken Taylor & David Huzyk

Ken Taylor (of Crafting Lies)
Ken Taylor is the driving creative force behind Hamilton band Crafting Lies. They have quickly expanded into an explosive punk rock band with choruses that carry, and guitars that bite. Fresh on the scene, but well-seasoned at heart, the band is comprised of ex-members of The Gentlemen Thieves, Academy Killer and The Light Division. Ken Taylor's previous band, The Gentlemen Thieves released a full length album in 2014, produced by Dave Baksh of SUM 41, and Ken will be performing a rare acoustic set of new and old material.
https://www.facebook.com/craftinglies/

Miller Marshall (of Vegan Academy)

Australian songwriter, Miller Marshall has returned to Toronto to immerse himself in the incredible music scene of his favourite Canadian city. With influences from Australian, Canadian and American punk and pop punk bands, his energetic songs featuring catchy melodies and punchy riffs. Performing stripped back versions of his new punk project, Vegan Academy, his lyrics cover everything from mortality to milkshakes, maturity to moving country, and the MCU to Mario games, often tied together with references to Scott Pilgrim.

David Huzyk is the cofounder of Toronto melodic punk band The Wet Bandits, who have been kicking for the past few years, and making their mark on the GTA scene. Their latest single ‘Veruca’, produced by Nixon Boyd of Hollerado, features Huzyk’s trademark powerful vocals and striking lyrics. 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/wearethewetbandits/

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The Man From Hell
Sep
7
8:30 PM20:30

The Man From Hell

Lucanus Pell, musically known as "The Man From Hell" was born in Toronto but has spent most of his life in the far North. He has written many songs & recorded all types of music including acoustic, funk, blues, rock, hip hop, reggae, jazz, pop and much more. Lucanus currently has almost 40,000 fans on Reverbnation from ever corner of the globe. On that very same world wide site for musicians, Pell became the number one ranked Canadian Singer / Songwriter for 6 months straight in 2012. Pell has played with or opened for great artists & bands such as Juno nominated Skullfist, Auresia, B.Rich, The Weber Brothers, Adam's Rib, 24th Street Wailers and legendary blues man Jimmie Vaughan. The Man From Hell hopes to one day be recognized as one of the best songwriters around, even if it’s long after he is not. His original music can be found worldwide on iTunes, Apple, Spotify, Amazon and most other digital stores.


 

www.facebook.com/themanfromhell 

 

www.reverbnation.com/themanfromhell  

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Lunarbloom
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Lunarbloom

Lunar Bloom is an all female vocal folk trio comprised of Kelly McNamee, Jocelyn Regina and Brittany Rae Robinson. Their songs are written collaboratively, with each voice weaving seamlessly in and out of harmony. Pulling inspiration from other female artists their sound has the quirkiness of Regina Spektor, the sweet innocence of Dala and the witchy appeal of Florence and the Machine. Their  songs have dynamic range, often times with sparse acoustic accompaniment, giving focus to the intricate three part harmonies that blend deliciously and leave you wanting more. They have performed regularly in Haliburton and in Toronto alongside artists including Amanda Rheaume (Haliburton Folk Society), Brooklyn Doran (Wychwood Manor) , Midnight Vesta (Dakota Tavern), and Jessica and the East Wind (Burdock). See what they're up to by following on facebook or instagram @lunarbloomband.

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AKWUAR
Sep
26
8:30 PM20:30

AKWUAR

After fiddling about for a year on sound and image-creating melodies, AKWUAR came up with the first release in February

The  debut  EP  containing  7  self-recorded,  -produced,  and  mixed  songs,  create  their  very  own  story  with  sleepy  vocals  and  rugged  guitars,  flooding  the  listener  with  melodies.  

Strong  stoner  drums  and  psychedelic synths  come  together  to  create  a  curious  Dream  Pop  symbiosis.  The instruments are stimulating while fighting against the classic psych categories

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Beggars Waltz
Sep
27
8:30 PM20:30

Beggars Waltz

Beggars Waltz is always searching to keep the flame of rock and roll burning. With members hailing from Bristol (UK) and Toronto, this fresh and original rock band takes its influence spanning from Pink Floyd to U2 and encompasses elements from the Britpop era. With great melodies and riffs, Beggars Waltz’ music is honest, emotive and indelible. Songs that keep that search alive.

 

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube

 

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Paul Cafcae
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Cafcae

Paul Cafcae offers an authentic, intimate, and honest musical experience not confined by traditional genre limitations and boundaries. Blending together blues, jazz, folk and rockabilly harmonies, Paul crafts his own melancholic pop act for smaller venues and romantically-inclined listeners.

Starting with accordion and piano at the age of 7, Paul switched to guitar in high school, adding harmonica, banjo, and ukulele Ong the way.

Paul's guitar playing style is inspired by a diverse list of guitar icons, such as Django Reinhardt, John Lee Hooker, Terry Robb, Brian Setzer, and Luke Doucet.
His singing has been described as "Roy Orbison, Johnny Burnett, and Neil Young, taking turns at the mic."

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Iain Leslie
Oct
12
8:30 PM20:30

Iain Leslie

Iain is a Roots/Americana guitarist, singer and songwriter based in southern Ontario.  As a sideman he as performed in severn countries across two continents and is now stepping out on his own.  Drawing inspiration and influence from what he calls the big 3 of Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton.  He mixes powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics and authoritative guitar playing to create his sound. 

https://www.facebook.com/iainleslieband

https://www.instagram.com/iainlesliemusic/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxE1r8sk3Ps

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V-Roni
Oct
13
8:30 PM20:30

V-Roni

V-roni is a young and vibrant contemporary artist. Born and raised in Toronto, she is in the local music scene quite often, but has been to the United States for music related work as well. She is both classically and contemporary trained, but “V-roni” takes on a contemporary role in the music industry. Her EP “Illusions” is about growing up in a destroyed world. Inspiring the theme of her EP was her personal experiences with bullying and mental health. She now spreads awareness on these common issues while using her powerful voice and passion to speak. Currently, V-roni is in the works of crafting new music. 

Social Links: 

www.vronimusic.com

www.instagram.com/vronimusic

www.facebook.com/vroniofficial

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Luke Vajsar
Oct
13
8:30 PM20:30

Luke Vajsar

Bassist Luke Vajsar from Toronto has currently released thirteen albums mainly consisting solo bass music in the styles of funk, jazz and experimental lounge.  He loops bass grooves in an atmospheric psychedelic style blend full of energy, colours as well as ambiance.   His brother Andrew often joins him on stage with his hybrid drum and percussion set up and provides the beats.    Luke's latest album release called “Hyenas” features Luke playing bass, guitars, trombone, vocals as well a percussion by Andrew.  Luke is also a band member of Toronto’s drum n’ bass pioneers “Codex”.  While he constantly performs mainly throughout the city of Toronto, he ventures internationally from time to time.  For more information please visit www.lukevajsar.com

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Outcalls
Aug
15
8:30 PM20:30

Outcalls

Led by classically trained Peabody graduates Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish, Outcalls combines operatic harmonies with electronic melodies to create an unexpected genre of Baroque-infused indie-pop. Last fall, their second EP, No King, was released to critical acclaim, with the title track being named WTMD's best vocal performance of the year and landing on The Sun's list of 30 songs that defined 2017. With onstage chemistry and dance-inducing beats, the duo brings topical storytelling into the mainstream. Be on the lookout for their upcoming follow-up, which plans to shine a light on women who inspire Wimbish and Olsen-Ecker.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outcallsband/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outcallsband/

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Acoustic Open Mic Night!
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)

Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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The Escapist Music
Aug
13
8:30 PM20:30

The Escapist Music

The Escapist Music is a Pop/Rock/Alternative Canadian artist from Montreal. He is a musician, singer, songwriter and composer, and plays various musical instruments. Arnaud Dagenais was born just by the end of the eighties, in 1989. The youth of the artist included all genres of music, from classical to rock. Very early, the artist wanted to create music and started to play guitar and sing. Getting more inspired and creative, he shaped his sound to start following his dreams. Fully dedicated to succeed, his way of life led him to a better understanding of the world around him, and pushed his musical creativity by being easily connected to emotions. In 2010, the artist played his very first gig and continued to perform until today. Arnaud kept working on new songs and has performed shows in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and New York City, while constantly working on his art. The Escapist Music released two official singles and were both independently released. « Love Like Gravity » and « All I Need » were acclaimed by his music fans, who are now reaching a total of 3000, all around the world.

Arnaud is also socially involved in his Montreal community since 2007. He volunteered into youth organizations that empowers youth. The musician also participated in festival organizations and has represented marginalized youth by working as a social worker and by joining the creation of seminars and events. The music work of the artist is also directly reflected into his social work. Throughout his social work career, the artist is helping young people connect with their creativity and is also producing and helping young artists into their own careers.

The Escapist Music is touring in Eastern Canada during 2018 and is working in the studio on his next single « Violence

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Open Mic Night!
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)
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Undermess
Aug
8
10:00 PM22:00

Undermess

Formed by four longtime friends, Undermess is an emerging Alternative band from Montreal, Canada. All coming from a metal background, Phil was able to bring everyone together to create something completely new. It’s from Antoine’s home studio that the Undermess sound was born. Inspiring melodies that takes us to places and brings out the importance of the present moment. A positive energy, that we look forward to share around the world. 

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Undermess
Aug
8
9:30 PM21:30

Undermess

Formed by four longtime friends, Undermess is an emerging Alternative band from Montreal, Canada. All coming from a metal background, Phil was able to bring everyone together to create something completely new. It’s from Antoine’s home studio that the Undermess sound was born. Inspiring melodies that takes us to places and brings out the importance of the present moment. A positive energy, that we look forward to share around the world. 

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Steeles / Slous Quartet
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Steeles / Slous Quartet

The Steele / Slous 5 is comprised of upcoming Toronto musicians from the University of Toronto and Humber College’s jazz programs: 

Thomas Steele - Saxophone
Christian Antonacci - Trumpet
Teagan Larmand - Bass
Jacob Slous - Drums

We look forward to bringing you some standards, originals and arrangements to your ears on Sunday June 24th at The Cavern in Toronto!

Entrance:$5

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Acoustic Open Mic Night
Aug
6
10:30 AM10:30

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Play at The Cavern!

Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
Original or cover music (3 songs per act)
Solo or small groups are welcome
All styles of music are accepted
BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics, a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)
Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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Open Mic Night!
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)
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Mobros
Aug
4
8:30 PM20:30

Mobros

Who are we, and where do we go from here?” These were the questions on the minds of Kelly and Patrick Morris in late 2016. After bringing to an end a long but successful two and a half year tour, playing venues and music halls from small to large from coast to coast including festivals such as SXSW (twice), Midpoint Music Festival, Sweetwater 420 fest to name a few, and recording a live session with Daytrotter. Garnering new fans and attention from various press outlets along the way they averaged over 250 shows a year all in support of their 2014 debut release “Walking With A Different Stride.”

In the midst of it all, they found themselves coming to terms with the fact that they were not progressing in the ways they felt they needed to with their songwriting, and recording. Between being on the road and living in Chicago it was hard to find a permanent place to work and move forward with their music in the ways they wanted to do.

The brothers packed up and headed back to their home state of South Carolina to find a space conducive to living, writing, and recording without the limitations and pressures of time and money that commercial studios usually entail. They needed a home, somewhere to recuperate and hone the sound and conceptive direction they wanted to take with their next release. They found themselves looking in the city Charleston, SC, two hours south of their hometown of Camden, and a place they had spent some time between tours in 2014.

A year later they emerge with a collection of songs that embody the writing and production style developed during their time spent at “Leon’s Electric House.” These works follow suit with challenging the same questions they have asked themselves “Who are we, and Where do we go from here?” The first single off the upcoming release is entitled “Carrie Anne.”

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Lucas Ross
Aug
3
8:30 PM20:30

Lucas Ross

Lucas has found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process. The Instrument that called to him was the guitar as the influences of Rock, Funk and Jazz crept in. Lucas attended York University to farther his musical journey where he was awarded the Oscar Peterson scholarship. During his study he developed into a working musician with the help of his mentors and peers. Since than Lucas has remained an active voice in the music community appearing on the air waves of Jazz.Fm, clubs, and festivals. 

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Neon Rust
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Neon Rust

The brainchild of award winning music producer and audio engineer, Harrison Fine. A folk-indie-rock’n’roll outlet personally crafted from Fine's latest alchemy of songs. Moving fingerpicking meets tasteful energy. Deep lyrical content meets broad dynamism. Fine's signature songwriting compliments the band’s unique sonic character.

Finalizing a 9-piece album, booking shows into the summertime, plans for a CD release and content creation, Neon Rust is hitting the ground running with electric energy. Like Neon Rust and follow their trip into 2018!

Our website is http://www.neonrust.com/

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Acoustic Open Mic Night
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)

Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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Daron McColl Trio
Jul
30
8:30 PM20:30

Daron McColl Trio

Daron McColl is a Canadian Jazz Guitarist and Composer. He is currently completing his M.A. at York University where he studied Jazz Performance and Composition. During his time at York, Daron studied under many jazz greats such as Lorne Lofsky, Mark Eiseman, Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson, and Barry Elmes. An experienced performer, Daron has worked in many different musical settings, from Jazz Duo performances to Pop and Motown groups, as well as work in Musical Theater, performing in pit bands for musical such as Footloose, The Spitfire Grill and The Boyfriend. Daron has performed in and around Toronto and Muskoka at events such as Concerts on the Dock, the Huntsville Festival of The Arts, The Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and the York University Jazz Festival. He has played in venues such as The Rex, the Algonquin Theater, Rene Caisse Theater, Deerhurst Resort and The Jazz Bistro.

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Open Mic Night!
Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)
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Rolling With The Tides
Jul
28
8:30 PM20:30

Rolling With The Tides

Enjoy the evening with a group of young, friendly and talented musicians with little regard for traditional band sizes. Prepare to be amazed at the density with which all members of the band crowd the stage! We'll pass the hat during the event and have free admission.  

ALL AGES WELCOME

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Rebecca Hope + Living Strangers
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Rebecca Hope + Living Strangers

Rebecca Hope is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with a story. She is originally from Pembroke, Ontario but has been living in Vancouver, BC for the last four years while pursuing her music career and a degree in English Literature. Now, Rebecca is in Toronto for the summer to garner even more success in her career.

She has recently won the Live Performance category in the Canadian Songwriting Competition and works for a talent agency as a performer in Vancouver and Toronto. Surprisingly, she couldn't sing well or play any instruments until she was twelve years old. It was only after an illness nearly took her life affected her ability to play sports that she was given a guitar to keep her occupied. The first day she got it, she wrote her first song. Now, at 22 years old, Rebecca Hope believes everything happens for a reason. Anyone struggling will find as much solace in her music as she has since her illness. Come to see for yourself. She is an artist that captivates audiences with her honest lyrics, raw vocals, and rustic acoustics.

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Misunderstood Ninja
Jul
26
8:30 PM20:30

Misunderstood Ninja

Misunderstood ninja is a gloomy indie/alt band from the GTA. They are a three piece which consists of a guitarist, bassist and drummer all of which are the vocalists. The band formed this year in January 2018 and currently have 3 original songs out on YouTube, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. All of misunderstood ninja's music have been bedroom/basement recordings and they will be releasing their 4th original next month. 

Our social media are provided below:

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialmisunderstoodninja/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFEDbTkDZ1vYlGggvivUs3w
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/officialmisunderstoodninja
- Bandcamp: https://misunderstoodninja.bandcamp.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialmisunderstoodninja/

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The Brandon Sisco Group
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Brandon Sisco Group

The Brandon Sisco Group is an exciting, new Toronto-based Jazz ensemble led by guitarist Brandon Sisco. Brandon is joined be a stacked lineup of emerging musicians, Chris Anderson-Lundy on Tenor Saxophone, William Dietrich on Bass, and Jon Catanus on Drums. With collective experience of playing Toronto’s top Jazz Venues including; The Rex, Jazz Bistro, Gate 403, and Lula Lounge, the Brandon Sisco group provides a fresh take on the Jazz idiom with eccentric, yet accessible original compositions. The group balances traditional, and modern influences, while occasionally straying into new, refreshing stylistic areas. The Brandon Sisco Group aims to entertain audiences with modern, unique compositions, and compelling, intense improvisation. One of their original songs ‘Chops and Blocks’ has been featured on Jazz FM’s ‘Jazzology’ series.

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Acoustic Open Mic Night!
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)

Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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Daron McColl Trio
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Daron McColl Trio

Daron McColl is a Canadian Jazz Guitarist and Composer. He is currently completing his M.A. at York University where he studied Jazz Performance and Composition. During his time at York, Daron studied under many jazz greats such as Lorne Lofsky, Mark Eiseman, Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson, and Barry Elmes. An experienced performer, Daron has worked in many different musical settings, from Jazz Duo performances to Pop and Motown groups, as well as work in Musical Theater, performing in pit bands for musical such as Footloose, The Spitfire Grill and The Boyfriend. Daron has performed in and around Toronto and Muskoka at events such as Concerts on the Dock, the Huntsville Festival of The Arts, The Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and the York University Jazz Festival. He has played in venues such as The Rex, the Algonquin Theater, Rene Caisse Theater, Deerhurst Resort and The Jazz Bistro.

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Jess Smith
Jul
22
8:30 PM20:30

Jess Smith

Jess Smith is an indie soul artist whose music has been described as ethereal, raw and honest. She combines elements of soul, singer songwriter, and rock n roll to create her sound. Intricate melodies lace the framework of Jess's songs, while soulful acoustic guitar grooves maintain the rhythm. The music she creates is immersive and retrospective. Her songs are inspired by the light and dark elements of life. Jess has performed across Western Canada and released her first solo EP ‘Revealed’, which she wrote, recorded and produced. This summer she is touring across Canada to promote Revealed and connect with new audiences

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Myranda Spence‎ /Rose Jones / Myrre / Suburbans / More TBA
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Myranda Spence‎ /Rose Jones / Myrre / Suburbans / More TBA

ROSE JONES: Rose Jones is a singer-songwriter. She is a self-taught musician and has been writing songs and playing guitar since she was 14. This year Rose has played at numerous locations in Toronto; such as The Smiling Buddha, Cadillac Lounge, Hard Rock Cafe, D-Beastro, Unit 2, Free Times Cafe and The Boat. She hopes to heal and inspire her listeners through the stories she shares not only in her music but from her life.

 

MYRANDA & FRIENDS: Myranda is a newly singer song writer from Toronto

 

SUBURBANS: With the release of The Weather Could Be Better, Suburbans bring a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with addicting progressions, an aggressive but melodic approach, and a punk rock attitude, the record boasts the aesthetic of pop punk anthems.

 

MYRRE: Myrre is an indie alt rock project that began in 2016. The band consists of Mario Palumbo (vocals, guitar), Owen Gardner (bass, vocals), Bug Noble-Nestor (guitar, vocals) and Peter Smithyes (drums). Influenced by 80's new wave and post punk, combined with modern garage rock revival of the early 2000s, they deliver a dynamic and engaging performance on stage. Their debut EP 'Solace on Mars' was released in 2017.

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Cave Mode Shake
Jul
18
8:30 PM20:30

Cave Mode Shake

Hailing from the indie rock pocket of East Nashville, TN, Cave Mode Shake brings you their debut project: Time Traveler’s Party. With instrumental influences from bands like The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, and Radiohead; CMS maintains a lively presence on stage with poppy melodies drizzled over top of slushing reverb and crunch. 

“[Time Traveler’s Party] feels like stepping into a cool wave in the heat of summer and coming out dry and refreshed on the other end.” 

Social Media:
Instagram: @CaveModeShake
Facebook: facebook.com/cavemodeshake
Bandcamp: cavemodeshake.bandcamp.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXAPWVXiMwQ5Yf7v_mWR-eQ

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Acoustic Open Mic Night!
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Open Mic Night!

Play at The Cavern!

  • Sign up starts @ 7:45 pm
  • Show runs from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Original or cover music  (3 songs per act)
  • Solo or small groups are welcome
  • All styles of music are accepted
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (We supply: mics,  a guitar, drums, amps, patch cords and cool lighting)

Best artist and runner up will receive prizes!

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