September 11 – 13: Theatre Double-Bill: A Man of Two Minds / Lost Refuge
September 5th, 2014 by admin

September 11 – 13: A MAN OF TWO MINDS/LOST REFUGE: A theatrical double-bill
Thursday: 6pm, $40
Friday: 8pm, $30
Saturday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm, $30

A man discovers his sexuality while living with his semi-psychotic mother, and a father and daughter try to escape the undead in this double bill.

Written by Blair Mueller; produced by Bony Fiddle Theatre Group.

Saturday 6 September: Michelle Willis
September 5th, 2014 by admin

Saturday 6 September: MICHELLE WILLIS Album Fundraiser

7pm, $20
“This is going to be an amazing record.”  -Laurie Brown, CBC

Featuring live performances by:


Robyn Dell’unto

Kelly McMichael


Lori Cullen

David Matheson

The O’Pears

and Michelle Willis


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Friday 5 September: INTERsection fest
September 5th, 2014 by admin

Friday 5 September: INTERsection: music from every direction
7:30pm.  FREE in the Southern Cross; $10 in the Main Hall.

“A marathon of sound in the middle of traffic.” -The Globe and Mail

INTERsection is a 3-day festival of music taking place at Tranzac (Friday 5 September), Yonge & Dundas Square (Saturday 6 September) & the Music Hall (Sunday 7 September).

Friday evening at the Tranzac will feature some of the finest young ensembles/performers of contemporary music in Toronto.  This multi-room event includes the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, the Thin Edge New Music Collective, Kyle Brenders Quartet, the junctQn keyboard collective, and more.

Front Room
7:30 Toy Piano Composers
8:15 Tiina Kiik
8:45 Stephanie Chua
10:00 Thin Edge New Music Collective
11:00 Nicholas Caloia & Yves Charuest

Main Hall
8:00 Slow Pitch
9:00 Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
performing In My Mind and In My Car
10:15 Kyle Brenders Quartet

Saturday 23 August: The Lake Vernon Drowning
August 20th, 2014 by admin

10pm, FREE/pwyc

Andrew Barker conjures eerie, otherworldly sounds with his solo project, The Lake Vernon Drowning, with songs built around a formative event in Barker’s youth: as a boy, he almost drowned in Lake Vernon.

With an archetypically Canadian singer-songwriter aesthetic, he uses a seamless blend of hi-fi and acoustic sounds to weave textures of sometimes overwhelming beauty.” -Ben Bowen, MusicMoz

Wednesday 20 August: Olivia Shortt
August 20th, 2014 by admin

Wednesday 20 August: OLIVIA SHORTT
7:30pm, FREE/pwyc

Olivia Shortt is a Toronto-based classical and contemporary saxophonist.  She has performed with the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestra, the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble,and the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. She has participated in master classes with Timothy McAllister, Serge Bertocci, Jean-Michel Goury, and the Quasar saxophone quartet.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Olivia has premiered works by composers Patrick Power, Mitch Renaud, Rosano Coutinho, and Jordan O’Conner. In 2011, as a member of the University of Toronto Saxophone Quartet, she performed Michael Colgrass’ “Urban Requiem” with the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble as a winner of the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition.

Friday 15 August: Rich Foty Unplugged
August 13th, 2014 by admin



8pm in the Tiki Room.

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Thursday 14 August: Jenny Berkel
August 13th, 2014 by admin

10pm, FREE/pwyc

“…the mini-tour de force that is her first record is a wonderful surprise…”  -Exclaim!

“Berkel is a modern folk artist, with acoustic songs and intense imagery, personal and poignant. She ain’t no Joni wanna-be though; it’s more intimate music than that, hushed sometimes, ethereal and almost spooky as well.”  -CBC

Saturday 9 August: Blimp Rock
August 6th, 2014 by admin

Saturday 9 August: BLIMP ROCK, with HENRY ADAM SVEC
8pm in the Main Hall.
Blimp Rock is the light-hearted, relentlessly catchy musical outlet of Peter Demakos, and a supporting cast of Southern Ontario’s finest indie rockers, including members of Ohbijou and Forest City Lovers.  Their self-titled debut record, Blimp Rock, released in May 2013, received critical acclaim from such publications as BeatRoute and GrayOwl Point for it’s positive energy and ability to convey meaningful messages in a witty, accessible way. The album also went on to be selected into rotation at CBC Radio 3 and picked up by DIY labels Tree Machine (Bloomington, Indiana) and Label Fantastic! (Guelph, Ontario).

2014 will see Blimp Rock ramping up their campaign to bring their highly unique brand of pop/rock to more audiences than ever before with tour dates scheduled in France, Germany and Eastern Canada as well as the release of a new single. Stay tuned for a PowerPoint presentation followed by a rock concert at a venue near you!

Sunday 10 August: Zine Dream
August 6th, 2014 by admin

Sunday 10 August: ZINE DREAM
12pm – 5pm.

The 7th annual Zine Dream festival of Zines and Zine culture features more than 60 exhibitors of self published art books, comics, crafts, music, zines and much more!

Friday 25 July: That Swing! Thing
July 22nd, 2014 by admin

Friday 25 July: That Swing! Thing
8pm, $20 advance, $25 door.
Tickets available at

“You’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!”
- 42nd Street (1933)

Join us for a raucous & rollin’ vaudeville show and dance supporting THAT SWING!’s quest to go to the International Lindy Hop Championships!  We’re packing our bags, lacing our shoes, and hoping to be the first team from Toronto to compete at the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington, DC.

Featuring dynamic performances by Toronto’s THAT SWING! dance troupe and other special guests, including the official premiere of THAT SWING!’s ILHC troupe routine.

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