Stroll through Toronto’s rich musical history with Season 2 of the podcast Any Night of the Week: A Walking History of Toronto Music — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Jonny Dovercourt is back hosting the virtual walking tour, relaying stories about iconic venues and interviews with the influential artists and promoters that rocked them. Initially a limited series based on his 2020 book Any Night of the Week: A D.I.Y. History of Toronto Music 1957-2001, Season 1’s episodes were commissioned by the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Those first five guide listeners through a well-stocked list of the city’s most musical neighbourhoods and stages — including The Annex, Lee’s Palace, Massey Hall, The Horseshoe Tavern and beyond.
With additional support from the City of Toronto’s Show Love T.O. program, Season 2 is set to lead legions of aural amblers beyond the downtown core, with stops at The Opera House, Danforth Music Hall, Knob Hill Hotel, The Garrison, Lula Lounge and more. The series will also address the City of Toronto’s recent decision to change the name of Dundas Street in recognition of its racist colonial history.
Any Night of the Week: A D.I.Y. History of Toronto Music 1957-2001 is written and hosted by Jonny Dovercourt, akaJonathan Bunce. As a writer, musician, and concert presenter in the city’s independent music community since the ’90s, he is also the co-founder and artistic / executive director of Wavelength Music Arts Projects, a non-profit indie music institution for more than 20 years. Dovercourt has performed with numerous indie bands, including The Hidden Cameras, Republic of Safety, Secret Agent, Several Futures and A Tuesday Weld. Rounding out the immersive experience, map posters by artist Daniel Rotsztain are also available.