THURSDAY JULY 19
The Painted Lady
218 Ossington Street (@ Dundas St. W.)
w - bonzaisuzuki.com | thepaintedlady.ca
PWYC (paper only, no coins)
Bonzai Suzuki is a pop collective made up of a group of friends who make recordings and videos that give a wink to the eighties, but also contain a 21st Century vibe that is ripe for dancing. The band's live shows are rare and on this occasion five members of Bonzai Suzuki will perform songs from their debut CD and some brand new material never heard before. They will do one long set about 10pm and will have CDís available.
Join Dave Howard, Great Bob Scott, Jaymz Bee, Bubz Magoo and Geegee in a cozy club with perfect sound!
THURSDAY JULY 19 Ė SUNDAY JULY 22
The Fifth Annual Toronto Burlesque Festival
Various West-End Venues throughout the city!
w - torontoburlesquefestival.com
The Fifth Annual Toronto Burlesque Festival features more than 120 unique performances over seven shows that includes Burlesque stars like Michelle LíAmour, Coco Framboise, Miss Mitzy Cream and many more. The festival will also screen the world premiere of the film "Burlesque Assassins," at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema! For guaranteed seating itís recommended you pick up tix in advance from Hellís Belles, Nearly Naked, Rotate This or from their website.
WEDNESDAY JULY 25
Desiree Productions presents:
NEW YORK 77 Blue Mercury Coup,
DJ Steve Rock and more!
Bovine Sex Club
542 Queen Street West
w - bovinesexclub.com
During her seven year residency in New York, where she performed as a night club singer and dancer, Desiree became enamoured with stories of the nascent NYC punk scene of the 70ís, where art students, bored kids and lower-west side deviants created their own earth-shattering sound. Back in Toronto only a few short weeks, she set to work to bring classic punk back to Queen West.
NEW YORK 77 is primed to be an outrageous night of loud, fast, out of control rock Ďní roll. This is no nostalgia trip: itís a vital injection of the music that changed the world and continues to influence bands and alternative culture worldwide. After the big party to kick things off on July 25th, NEW YORK 77 will be a monthly event at the Bovine. Watch club listings for the exact dates of future events.
THURSDAY JULY 26
Shuffle Demons CD Launch Party for "Cluster Funk"
1585 Dundas West
Doors @7:00pm Show at 8:00pm
Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at the door
w - lula.ca
For over 25 years, the Canadian jazz-funk-fusion band, The Shuffle Demons have been entertaining fans around the world. The band's high energy out-of-the-ordinary live act has taken them across North America and European, as well as concerts in Asia, India and Australia. Now, the Shuffle Demons return with their first album of new material in close to 20 years - CLUSTERFUNK an explosion of musical fusion that will keep crowds shaking to the funky jazz rhythms they've become accustomed to over the band's extraordinary career.
SATURDAY JULY 28
Pamalot! A live CD recording and concert!
The Canterbury Music Company
322 Dufferin Street
w - rockethub.com
Tickets $100 (includes finished CD and ticket to release party)
Pamalot! is the debut CD from the irrepressible singer/comedienne Pam Hyatt and pianist Peter Hill. This recording will contain jazz standards, show tunes and comedic rarities. At 76 years young, Pam Hyatt is a force to be reckoned with. A story-telling songstress who finds humour in everything and introduces songs such as "Life Sucks And Then You Die" and "If He Were Straight And I Were Young" to audiences from 19 to 99. The CD will be recorded in front of a live audience at Canterbury, followed by the CD release concert at Hugh's Room Monday, November 5 that will also feature a set by Barbra Lica. The $100 ticket gets you into the studio recording/concert, a signed CD and a ticket to the launch party. Donate now at Rocket Hub or contact Pam directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
The Electric Eclectics Festival 7
The Funny Farm (near Meaford Ontario)
w - electric-eclectics.com
Have you heard of Wolfcow, Normal Love, Hur Hur or Drainolith? What about about DJís Mr. Ghosty, Donna Danger and Elektrobahn? No matter... whether you follow these bands or not EE7 guarantees an unforgettable and rather surreal camping experience. Each summer about 500 people congregate on private property near Meaford, known as The Funny Farm. Bring friends and enjoy three days of camping, music, art installations, DJís and film... and as usual, occasional "interventions" from The Great Bob Scott! Check the website and get your tix now!
The Harbord Street Jazz Festival
w - harbordjazz.com
"The inaugural Harbord St. Jazz Festival will be taking place Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11. Fine dining restaurants including Splendido, 93 Harbord, DT Bistro, Boulevard Cafe and Tati Bistro will be featuring live bands to accompany special menus designed for the festival. The lineup includes Laura Hubert, Nathan Hiltz, Ryan Oliver and more. Please visit the website for more details."