COVID-19 UPDATE FROM TRANZAC’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dear Tranzac Members, We know that the uncertainty of our current times has left you with a lot of questions regarding the Tranzac’s operations. So here is an update that we hope answers some of your concerns. Firstly, we want you to know that our board is made up of a group of dedicated individuals […]

MONDAYS: TRANZAC OPEN STAGE (ON ZOOM)

Mondays: Tranzac Open Stage … now on Zoom! 8 pm (EST), free. Donations/memberships encouraged Tranzac’s Monday night open stage is now on Zoom Mondays at 8 pm (usually goes for an hour or so). The open stage is free, as always, but if you’d like to support the club by buying a virtual beer, you […]

TRANZAC AGM: PRESIDENT’S REPORT

At the end of the last two AGM’s I promised that that would be my last year. This year I am topping off my report by officially announcing my departure on this very day. I’m excited for what that means for the future of the club, and we will get to that in due time, […]

IN MEMORIAM: RON GASKIN (APRIL 16, 1949 – AUGUST 18, 2020)

In Memoriam: Ron Gaskin (April 16, 1949 – August 18, 2020) ron gaskin – you are a dark star part of that ancient heavenly connection, you fuel the starry dynamo that drives the machinery of night a lone wolf, a trickster, an inveterate gambler, a compulsive fire-starter, a hungry feeder of dreams a friend and […]

PAST TRANZACTIONS: TRANZAC CLUB ORAL HISTORY IN EYE WEEKLY

Past Tranzactions: Tranzac Club – An Oral History (Eye Weekly, November 17, 2010) Nearly 10 years ago, former Toronto alt weekly EYE Weekly (RIP) celebrated 43 years of Tranzac’s cultural contributions to Toronto in a unique oral history, but also seemed to be anticipating our imminent demise. Luckily we’re still in the same place, but […]

PAST TRANZACTIONS: FRIENDS OF FIDDLERS GREEN

Past Tranzactions: The Globe and Mail Friday, January 12, 1979 Looking back at when the folkies took over the Aussie club … here’s an article from January 12, 1979 about the Fiddler’s Green Folk Club starting a Friday night residency at the Tranzac.

PAST TRANZACTIONS: FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 10PM

Past Tranzactions: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10pm by Rebecca Campbell Every visit to The TRANZAC is an adventure in discovery and surprise, kinship and takes-all-kinds, and inevitable exclamations of “who knew!” and “that is so cool”… You never know what combination of humanity is going to be gathered to do their thang in The […]

MUSIC LESSONS BY BOB WISEMAN (AVAILABLE JULY 6)

Music Lessons, a book by Bob Wiseman (available July 6, preorder here) Tranzac board member, open stage host, and producer Bob Wiseman is publishing his first book! Music Lessons will be available July 6 through ECW Press. You can pre-order it now. Bob Wiseman believes most things in life are universal or, as Lauryn Hill says, […]

KIND MIND BY KIND MIND (PROCEEDS GO TO TRANZAC AND NAACP)

Kind Mind By Kind Mind (available through Bandcamp Friday, June 19) Tranzac Southern Cross regulars Josh Cole (bass), Karen Ng (reeds) and Michael Davidson (vibraphone) release their debut album as Kind Mind this Friday, June 19 on Bandcamp’s Juneteenth (a day in which all of Bandcamp’s cut of sales goes to NAACP). Kind Mind is […]

TRANZAC ARTISTS DONATING BANDCAMP SALES TO TRANZAC

All-Set! Editions is donating all their Bandcamp sales to Tranzac Club. Buy the complete discography (12 albums) for $65+ to support the club Today, Friday May 1st, Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share, putting more money back in the pockets of independent musicians (i.e. the whole gang at All-Set!) Read more about that here: https://daily.bandcamp.com/fea…/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser Importantly, […]