Tag Archives: The Dakota Tavern
Carleton Stone

Carleton Stone Draws Blood at The Dakota

Date of show: March 4, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Carleton Stone celebrated the release of his latest album Draws Blood with a stripped down simple and intimate affair at the Dakota Tavern. An early show with no opener, Stone took the stage with just his acoustic guitar and East Coast charm to accompany him. […]

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The Glorious Sons at The Dakota Tavern

Date of Show: August 22, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Kingston’s The Glorious Sons released their debut EP Shapeless Art on September 24. In preparation for the release, I got the chance to check them out at an industry-only event at The Dakota Tavern last month. Their set began slowly with piano-based melodies and acapella […]

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CMW Night 2: Stars at The Danforth Music Hall, Apparat Organ Quartet & More

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Yukon Blonde – 8pm @ The Danforth Music Hall Vancouver’s Yukon Blonde opened the night. Situated in the midst of a mass of synths and cords set up for the headliners, Jeffrey Innes (vocals, guitar), Brandon Scott (guitar, vocals), and Graham Jones (drums) were joined by Jason Haberman of The Paint […]

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Jeremy Fisher

CMW Night 1: An Early Show at The Dakota Tavern and The Indie Machine Showcase

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Trent Severn – 8pm @ The Dakota Tavern I started off my CMW with Trent Severn. Starting off with “Snowy Soul,” I was instantly impressed with the harmonies of Dayna Manning (guitar, banjo), Emm Gryner (bass) and Laura C. Bates (fiddle). However, I think what impressed me most was their songwriting. […]

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Jordan Klassen

Jordan Klassen Enchants The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: February 22, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo An unofficial Folk Alliance showcase, this early show granted those not attending the festival the opportunity to still get a taste of it. And with it’s 9PM curfew, it was a great start to a low-key Friday evening. The runner-up at last year’s Peak Performance […]

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Erin Costelo

Oh Me Oh My, Erin Costelo’s Soulful Voice Floors The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: November 29, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Halifax’s Erin Costelo headlined an early show at The Dakota Tavern. Unexpectedly sultry, Costelo’s powerhouse of a voice is 60’s R&B soulful and jazz-like, almost operatic at times. It felt like she should have been serenading us from the depths of a smoky jazz club […]

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Tim Chaisson Debuts The Other Side at The Dakota

Date of show: September 25, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo From Prince Edward Island, Tim Chaisson came out to Toronto to celebrate the release of his new album The Other Side with an early show at The Dakota Tavern. The album does have a Toronto connection, as it was recorded here at the Woodshed Studio. […]

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A Young Lions Music Club Party with Teenage Kicks at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: July 25, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Everyone in the city knows that Young Lions Music Club can throw a party. This time around they teamed up with Teenage Kicks to offer an exclusive event to Singles Club and Young Lions members. Word has it The Dakota hit capacity just shortly after […]

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Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin Leaves the Crowd In Love at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: July 12, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo While Dan Griffin put out his solo effort Leave Your Love last September, this was an album release show of sorts as it was his first opportunity to play in Toronto to promote it (not counting his solo NXNE set) since he has been busy […]

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Krief at The Dakota Tavern

Artist: Krief Date of show: April 13, 2012 Shot of choice: tequila

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