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  1. dang, same day as my free Groovin in the Park event. Never seen these guys... good live show?
  2. Bones, so sorry I missed this one. How was it?
  3. TRIBUTE TO STUDIO ONE w/ OTIS GAYLE backed REGGADDICTION ft. special guests King Selah, Jay Cleary, Fingazz and Terell Jervis of House of David Gang Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 7 PM - 9 PM Studio One Tribute Otis Gayle (Studio One Artist & Reggae Legend) & Reggadiction + special guests King Selah, Terell Jervis & Jay Cleary of House of David Gang and Dizzy Minott of the Arsenals _ DJs JChameleon & Selectress Sunshine Beaches Jazz Festival OLG Mainstage - Woodbine Park -1695 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G7 FREE ! Family Friendly, Delicious Food & Beer Garden Accessible by TTC (501 along Queen St. E), Paid Parking on site, tables, and chairs + dancing area. presented by NuFunk Concerts Festival Site Details / Facebook Link Studio One is one of Jamaica's most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. The record label was involved with most of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s including ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall. Otis Gayle is an original Reggae artist from the legendary Studio One Label. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Otis Gayle began his musical career as a vocalist with The Virtues. Otis performed with the group on the international circuit and in 1968 settled in Canada. Otis Gayle has opened for many notable such as Barry White, Joe Tex and Jackie Mittoo, Ben E King, Beres Hammond, Queen Ifrica, Dennis Brown and many more. By the start of the millennium Gayle had built a solid reputation as a showman releasing such tracks such as: Follow Your Dreams, Give A Little More Love, He Is My Friend, Love Is A Thing, Man On A Mission, One Day, Gayles interpretation of I'll Be Around and his latest coming soon and raising up the charts in an explosive way The Closer I Get To You. Otis Gayle recorded the hit I'll be Around at Studio One with Jackie Mitto, later used by Chronixx for the songQueen Majesty. backed by Reggaddiction www.reggaddiction.com Delivering cross-over vibes, refreshing vocal harmonies and powerful instrumental riddims, Reggaddiction is one of the top new bands within the Canadian reggae scene. Single releases from the band’s highly anticipated upcoming Neil Young reggae tribute album, Ganja Harvest, has received stellar reviews and national airplay on CBC Radio. The band opened up for the legendary Sister Nancy in early 2019 and is currently planning an upcoming album tour. Reggaddiction Live at Adelaide Hall opening for Sister Nancy
  4. I was at the show too. The set list was great and although it was a shit show trying to get out of there I was still happy with the concert. Was really happy to hear some deep cuts like "Before the Make Me Run" --- I grew up on the Some Girls album, my parents would play on all our family trips. I was supposed to see them back in 1994 on the Voodoo Lounge tour at The CNE Stadium ... . Stone Temple Pilots were opening. I was living out near Cobourg for the summer working at a Provincial Park and my Greyhound bus was late leaving and I missed meeting up with my friends who had the tickets. Pre-cell phone days made it near impossible to just show up and meet-up with them. Here's the set list:
  5. Check out the review of the show I did for LiveForLiveMusic: https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/zapp-leo-nocentelli-futuretype-newdeal-brooklynbowl/
  6. Hit me up or reply to this post to get free tickets. REGGAE NIGHT AT JASPER DANDY(Every last Thursday of the month)Address: 725 Queen Street EastTime: 9pm | Tickets: $10Thursday, June 27thWith performances by Reggaddiction, The Memberz, Ras Morgan, and DJ Brigadier ShazbadREGGADDICTION: https://www.reggaddiction.comThe band will be performing songs off their upcoming "Ganja Harvest" album and will be opening the night off with some reggae classics. The upcoming album pays tribute to the Canadian legend Neil Young’s Harvest Album. Harvest is reinterpreted in a reggae dub version, mixed by the 2018 Juno winner producer/dub composer Dubmatix.THE MEMBERZwww.thememberz.comThe Memberz are a collection of Toronto's finest musicians who have chosen Reggae as the genre in which they prefer to express themselves musically, lyrically, socially and politically. They draw upon the energy of the Jamaican-Canadian cross-cultural experience, supported by a throbbing bass, polished rhythms and powerful vocal harmony, to break the boundaries of traditional genre-fication. RAS MORGANhttps://www.reverbnation.com/rasmorganRas Morgan is a roots rock reggae and dancehall artist with his own unique style. He has been involved in the Canadian Reggae music scene for quite some time. He has assisted other well-known artists and even hosts a weekly radio show on www.rootzreggaeradio.caDJ BRIGADIER SHAZBADhttps://soundcloud.com/shazam-freebuju-chowderberry Spreading rare & mystical roots & culture, mostly from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, strictly vinyl. You won't hear these songs often...
  7. That was great, I ran into some many people, it was hugs all around. Wish I ran into more of ya. I did meet-up with Mr Slippery, hadn't seem him in 10 years, except briefly over a year ago downtown. Hoping to run into ya again brother, I hope you had a great one. Seemed pretty packed last night, I hope that they come back in a few years. My only small gripe is that they ended on an unknown song, if curfew was 11pm, they still had 7 mins to crush one last one. Did any of you see Yo? He was so smashed. https://www.instagram.com/stories/synappsmusic/ Setlist and Some videos here: https://livemusicblog.com/news/phish-toronto-setlist-stream/
  8. Curious to what you said before editing the post. Did you tone down your comment... lol.
  9. ha, I was expecting that! Not much discussion on the SlipLive board: http://www.area216.net/sliplive/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4324
  10. I just found out about it today. The Slip reunited for Jambase private party last night. Surprise me Mr. Davis played as well. The Slip June 2, 2019 Jambase 20th Anniversary Party Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA Set list Headshot > Sometimes True To Nothing Get Me With Fuji The Soft Machine Alsoa From The Gecko (with Eric Krasno) Something Learned The Original Blue Air > Children of December If One of Us Should Fall Encore: Baba O’Reilly Last One Ever (with Nathan Moore and Eric Krasno)
  11. Here's a pretty cool free festival next weekend. I'm playing in a brand new band called Black Turn Emergency Here's an article about the fest: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/toronto_transmit_festival_adds_moscow_apartment_hex_andrew_cash_to_2019_lineup
  12. Some Jammin' on some blues, APolitical blues Little Feat & Jeff Healey
  13. According to the book, Jeff's jumping out of his chair was an ongoing gag. Musicians would get really close to Jeff and he'd surprise the hell out of them by jumping out of his chair and stealing the show.
  14. Embrace Presents in association with NuFunk Concerts TANK & THE BANGAS Wednesday June 12 The Mod Club doors: 7pm 19+ show "Known for their collaborative work on developing innovative hip-hop/soul/poetry/R&B sounds in their music, the group's recently-released sophomore album Green Balloon takes listeners through a sonic journey of emotion, being vulnerable, and identity." Ticket link: https://t.co/791hcBtKYv
  15. I DJ'd at a wedding last summer that he attended. I really wanted to go upto him and do my slappa da bass impression... glad I stopped myself. The local record shop owner tells me He grew up in my new hood (Beaches Toronto).
  16. June 14: ZAPP BAND, THE NEW DEAL & FUTURETYPE at BROOKLYN BOWL NYC Anyone want come along ??
  17. Great to hear this! I gotta go listen to that stuff, Jeff's talents were next level! The list of acts that he played with is incredible, I gotta find a list of it. He was even best friends w/ SRV & BB King !!
  18. Just read the new book by drummer Tom Stephens called Best Seat In The House: My Time in the Jeff Healey Band while on vacation. I couldn't put the book down. There are incredible stories including a tale about getting his big break by meeting & playing with BB King at Expo '86 and a lot of anecdotes of tour antics by Jeff and the band. It's a classic story of the rise to fame and playing with the best musicians in the world. The latter part of the book is about Jeff's transition from a rock icon to a club owner and jazz trumpeter. Jeff Healey died on March 2, 2008 from sarcoma cancer at 41 years old. I've been a big fan as a kid as he grew up in South Etobicoke and we would always hear stories that he jammed at local bars. I seen him play once in Halifax and it was without longtime drummer Tom Stephen who explains how his role as manager/drummer ended very poorly with Jeff. Here's my favorite song: check out the dual guitar solo at the end. Anyone else have any thoughts on Jeff Healey?
  19. I saw one of the Gramercy shows - while I did enjoy myself - it was disappointing they didn't do much Crowes material. They had this singer who did Chris' vocals pretty well, he looked like the lead singer of Counting Crowes. The show presented itself more as a Marc Ford & Rich Robinson showcase of new material rather than a Crowes Tribute, which makes sense until you realize you'd rather hear them do Crowes material. Not sure if this band still together, hopefully Crowes brothers will make up and get back together one day.
  20. Toronto's Do Right Music & Exclaim host incredible label showcase at CMW Do Right Music & Exclaim! Present Do Right Music Showcase at CMW featuring: The Soul Motivators Tush Alister Johnson Rogue Tenant DJ John Kong + Guest: The Brooks Thursday, May 9th, 2019 Supermarket - 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON Doors: 7pm / 19+ Tickets: $15 CMW wristbands accepted (subject to capacity) Tickets on sale now: Eventbrite & Soundscapes RSVP on Facebook -- Looking for the funkiest dance party at CMW? Look no further than Do Right Music’s label showcase, happening Thursday May 9 at Supermarket in Kensington Market. This special double-headliner night brings together longtime Do Right funk staples The Soul Motivators with up-and-coming live disco dance outfit Tush, acclaimed electronic/house DJ/producer Alister Johnson and Toronto art-rockers Rogue Tenant. With label boss DJ John Kong spinning tunes in between sets, the dancefloor is guaranteed to be burning all night long! -- The Soul Motivators The Soul Motivators are a premier funk outfit based in Toronto. A staple of the Canadian funk scene, the Motivators blend 70s funk, modern soul, psychedelic grooves, breakbeats to provide a fresh take on a classic sound. Since the release of their explosive 2015 full-length debut Free to Believe (Do Right Music), The Soul Motivators have tirelessly toured to bring their high-octane live show to the masses. The Soul Motivators recently released their newest EP Mindblastin', featuring powerhouse frontwoman Shahi Teruko who has been touring with the band for the past two years. They have electrified crowds at Toronto Jazz Festival, The Pan American Games, TEDx. Radio DJs around the world including Craig Charles of BBC Radio 6 have embraced their uniquely Canadian funk sound. Tush Powered by Kamilah Apong and Jamie Kidd, Tush is a Toronto-based band that has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the city’s best live dance acts. More grit than glam, their music searches for the rawness, vulnerability, and intimacy of the dancefloor experience. Their acclaimed debut EP do you feel excited? (Do Right Music) deliciously criss-crosses between electro funk, cosmic disco, and house and has been playlisted by DJs from the underground club scenes. Their high-energy live set has captured hearts and minds on some of the best local festival stages such as the Toronto Jazz Festival, Pride Toronto, Beaches Jazz Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. Alister Johnson Alister Johnson’s obsession with discovering and manipulating new and unfamiliar sounds has made him one of the most dynamic producers in the city. His diverse production CV has included the Polaris-nominated future-soul of Zaki Ibrahim, hip-hop fusion group Grand Analog, the soul-jazz sounds of Sacha Williamson, as well as engineering the techno-soul of Dinamo Azari’s album Estranged. He is also a staple of the Toronto DJ community, producing hip-hop and disco re-edits under his Catalist moniker, and has commanded decks as far afield as Germany, London, and South Africa. Rogue Tenant Rogue Tenant is an art rock band from Toronto that started as a vehicle for the songwriting of Patrick Grant (Twist, Skydome Hotel). Their music is a dynamic and rhythm heavy take on the college rock of The Silver Jews and Yo La Tengo, with nods to post rock and late 70s art punk. They have shared the stage over the past two years with the likes of Wreckless Eric, USA Out Of Vietnam, The Goon Sax, Kal Marks, and Media Jeweler.
  21. nice you've been trying to convince me to book him for years! see you there!
  22. Some of takeaways from jambase's ScottB: - Made me feel bad for Trey: The dude obviously went through some shit and was having an existential crisis. Some of the lyrics are amongst the darkest since he became sober. On the other hand some of the lyrics were "Soul Planet"-y. - Musically, it seemed informed by the music he listened to in high school more than any of the stuff that's come out since 1983. - The best tracks were the ones that had multiple segments - Not too much in the way of full band jamming but a number of fantastic Trey solos - Jen and Celisse just sang - I can't believe Trey wrote TWO albums worth of material! - If you get confused, listen to Jon Fishman play. He was a beast last night and I aim to spend one night of the NYC run fully focusing on what he's doing. - The production was much cooler for some songs than it was for others. There was one tune in which a "Lite Brite" version of what Trey was doing on stage was displayed as part of the set behind him. That blew me away. Overall, I really liked it but this will not be for everyone and I'm not going to enjoy seeing "fans" shit on lyrics he wrote about his friend dying.
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