Past Events at the Arlington Pub
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan wander through the backwoods and get lost. After some time they find a cabin in which to take refuge.
The cabin is sparse but contains a wall of traditional instruments as well as a rock ‘n roll backline.
They sit down to play.
Occasionally they get visitors, like Patsy Cline, Tom Waits, Howlin’ Wolf, Gillian Welch, Al Green and Tom Petty but mostly they are alone together passing the time with their instruments, playing songs you’ve never heard before.
If you like that story, you might enjoy the Collette Savard Band. With her palette of acoustic folk instrument, Collette whiddles out of her imagination beautiful song gems. She brings them to you wrapped in the exciting package of her band of seasoned masters.
Rebecca Campbell(Jane Siberry, Ian Tamblyn…),John Switzer John Switzer(Jane Siberry, Vance Gilbert, Katherine Wheatley etc.³) Martin Worthy (Joe Hall, Paul Quarrington), Tim Posgate(So Long Seven, The Cluttertones…),Megan Worthy(her dad Martin Worthy…among many other Toronto artists)
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Rae Spoon is an award-winning non-binary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released fifteen albums by Canadian and international artists. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.
Through their exploration of a dynamic range of diasporic rhythms, LAL have developed a sound that ingeniously integrates their South Asian and West Indian roots with jazz sensibilities, hip-hop and authentic soul – all encased in a fresh and eclectic electronic sound.
Fluffy Soufflé is a Toronto based non-binary drag performer. They are half of the duo Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime, who have been doing events based on literacy, diversity and fun for almost three years. Along with Babia Majora, they also co-produce and co-host a monthly event featuring all trans + non-binary performers called F*ck Sh*t Up at the Gladstone Hotel. They like a good time.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Traditional jazz, with a repertoire spanning at least 150 years of music.
Available for hire for all occasions.
John Williams – Clarinet, Harmonica, Vocals
Ben Lee – Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Chris Adriaanse – Bass
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7pm doors, 8pm show $25 adv $30 door
Russell deCarle’s songwriting has absorbed all those influences, and he avidly listens to smooth soul singers and the men and women who made early country music so compelling. Like his previous (debut) solo album Under the Big Big Sky, there are eight original songs here, and three covers.
He surrounds himself with brilliant players, and the crew on this record is superb. Guitarist Steve Briggs is, as always, subtle, tasteful, and understated, but central to deCarle’s sound; bassist Russ Boswell is, simply, the perfect foundation. Drummers Al Cross and Jorn Anderson can be heard on different tracks, as well as singers Cindy Church, Erin Costelo, Karla Crawford and Michelle Willis. Other guests include Denis Keldie (accordion), John Sheard (piano) and Chris Whiteley (harmonica). deCarle, Briggs and L. Stu Young share production credits.
Tickets available at the Maynooth General Store, Sun Run Cafe, Guitar Nuts and Harvest Moon.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
9pm Pay What You Can
Multi-instrumentalist Chad McCoy brings you joy, story and song. Not necessarily in that order.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Let’s dance. Dance our way to an empty space.
It’s the mighty return of the Mighty Random Order!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
It’s folk-implosionist Max Marshall. He loves you. You should love him.