Music History

Published on October 18th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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New MomenTO Concert Series Acknowledges Toronto’s Music History

MomenTO: Sounds Like Toronto is a series of free concerts that celebrate the influence the city has had on music not just across Ontario and across Canada but around the world. There are six free shows through October and November to help close out the Canada 150 celebrations.

Here’s what’s coming up. Additional information can be found here.

The Roots Rock Sound of Queen West – Wednesday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W.

Featuring: Johnny & the G-Rays, Lori Yates (with David Baxter, Bazil Donovan and Michele Josef) and Whitney Rose & band. Hosted by program curator Nicholas Jennings.

Folk Roots and Branches – Tuesday, October 24 at 8:30 p.m.

Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.

Featuring: Sylvia Tyson, Doug Paisley, Jennifer Castle and Liam Russell (formerly Titcomb). Hosted by program curator Nicholas Jennings with remarks by Derek Andrews.

Roots, Rock, Regg’Eh – Saturday, October 28 at 9 p.m.

Sankofa Restaurant and Bar, 1653 Eglinton Ave. W.

Featuring: Jay Douglas, Nana McLean, Otis Gayle and Eyesus backed by Hardcore Band, with DJ Lindo P. Hosted by Donisha Prendergast (Bob Marley’s granddaughter), Jah Chozen (TreaJah Isle – community partner) and program curator Dalton Higgins.

Where Global Goes Local – Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.

Featuring: New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Sextet, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Kobo Town. Hosted by Mervon Mehta.

Jazz Generations of Toronto – Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park

University of Toronto Faculty of Music

Featuring: The Dave Young/Terry Promane Octet, Myriad 3, The Carn/Davidson 9 and Peripheral Vision. Hosted by program curator Josh Grossman.

Hip Hop House Party: From the T-dot to The 6ix – Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m.

B.A.N.D., 19 Brock Ave.

Featuring: Ghetto Concept, Michie Mee, Que Rock, Infinite, Devontée, pHoenix Pagliacci and ALL.ME, as well as a panel discussion with Sean Leon (IXXI), Clairmont The Second, and Erin Ashley (Exclaim!), with DJ Jayemkayem. Hosted by Kardinal Offishall and program curator Dalton Higgins.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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