Tag Archives: The Dakota Tavern

Baby Eagle & The Proud Mothers Release Bone Soldiers at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: April 5, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo We spent an emotionally-charged yet fun-filled night at The Dakota Tavern with a rotating cast of musicians taking the stage to help celebrate last month’s release of Bone Soldiers. Nick Ferrio & His Feelings From Peterborough, you might recognize Nick Ferrio as the bassist of […]

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Ian Blurton + Huron = Happy Endings at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: August 17, 2011 Ian Blurton + Huron = Happy Endings Blackburn Cam Malcolm and The Owls

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NXNE Day 4: Yonge-Dundas Square, Flemish Eye/Weird Canada Showcase, S.L. Feldman Showcase & More

Saturday, June 18, 2011 I spent my afternoon over at Yonge-Dundas Square for a crazy awesome lineup. DD/MM/YYYY took the stage at 4pm and the crowd was scarce. But despite the small crowd, the band released a couple large foil balloons that the crowd got a kick out of. Those we weren’t familiar with the […]

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Young Rival Rocks a Capacity Crowd at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: April 14, 2011 Unsurprisingly, Young Rival packed The Dakota Tavern – in fact, the venue was at capacity with latecomers being turned away at the door. They haven’t played in Toronto since the fall and the band has just hit the one-year anniversary of their self-titled debut album. Certainly a reason to […]

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Baby Eagle Plays an Early Rockin’ Set at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: April 9, 2011 As Baby Eagle, who may be known to most people as Steven Lambke of the Constantines, got on stage, he said, “We’re going to break with convention and start with the ‘Last Song of the Night’ and work backwards.” It was an early set, ending around 10pm, yet Baby […]

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Daniel Romano Celebrates Sleep Beneath the Willow at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: April 5, 2011 Daniel Romano had the packed crowd at The Dakota Tavern completely captivated form the moment he started his set. He began with “Time Forgot (To Change My Heart),” which is also the song that starts off his latest, Sleep Beneath the Willow. Romano brought along backing band The Trilliums, […]

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Peter Elkas Rocked The Dakota Tavern with March Residency

[Note: Apologies to Gavin Maguire who missed this, as he was on stage when the shots were purchased.] Date of show: March 29, 2011 Shot of choice: vodka and whiskey Peter Elkas’ smooth vocals can captivate an audience on its own, but combined with his skilful guitar work, Elkas is sure to impress. Joined by […]

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Riffage and Banter with Shotgun Jimmie at The Dakota Tavern

[Note: This photo was actually taken at a different show when Shotgun Jimmie and his band were actually in attendance as part of the audience.] Date of show: March 16, 2011 Shot of choice: Jager Shotgun Jimmie, who is Jim Kilpatrick, puts on quite the entertaining set. If you’ve paid any attention to Jimmie’s lyrics, […]

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CMW Night 3: Factor Breakthrough Series at The Dakota Tavern

Friday, March 11, 2011 Rob Moir – 9:00PM @ The Dakota Tavern Dave Hause – 10:00PM @ The Dakota Tavern Grey Kingdom – 11:00PM @ The Dakota Tavern Alcoholic Faith Mission – 12:00AM @ The Dakota Tavern

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Dustin Bentall Throws a Party to End His Dakota Tavern Residency

[Note: I apologize for the slightly unflattering picture… I think Dustin was saying “cheers!”] Date of show: September 28, 2010 Shot of choice: whiskey Dustin Bentall, and the rest of his crew that make The Dustin Bentall Outfit, play what I’d like to describe as country music on fire. The foundations of his sound are […]

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