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This week in the clubs

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COLLECTIVE (108 Osborne, 475-2239): No-frills Osborne Village indie rock and hardcore venue, attached to dance club Chaos Chameleon.
Friday: Misfits tribute w/Devilock, Serrated Scalpel, DSC and KEN Mode.
Saturday: Duotang, Red-Eyed Morning and Nathan.

COLOSSEUM (1034 Elizabeth, 474-2582): Two-storey, 700-seat Windsor Park club with Roman theme. Occasional big-name touring acts.
Mondays: DJ Steve Adams.
Tuesday: Joel Plaskett.
Wednesday: David Usher.

COYOTE'S (1931 Pembina, 275-2300): Pembina Highway cabaret/roadhouse, mostly cover bands.
Thursday to Saturday: Groovetown.

JOE'S GARAGE (Pandora Inn, 222-0571): Rock and blues club at Transcona's Pandora Inn.
Friday and Saturday: Harlequin.

MARION (393 Marion, 233-1477): St. Boniface rock club, mostly cover bands.
Friday and Saturday: Debris.

NORWOOD (112 Marion, 233-4475): St. Boniface karaoke bar.
Thursday to Saturday: Juke Box Heroes.

PYRAMID (176 Fort, 957-7777): Big-name touring acts and DJs and local bands in a downtown room with great sightlines.
Thursday: IndieBlast, Jagermeister, Jason Plumb, Terry Vain & The Itch, The Velvet Pill and Sylmarillion.
Friday: Echo & The Bunnymen.
Monday: The Dropkick Murphys and The Casualties.
Tuesday: Blush CD Release.

ROYAL ALBERT ARMS (48 Albert, 943-8433): Legendary punk club in historic Exchange District hotel.
Thursday: Stiltkicker and The Hestons.
Friday: Bucket Hitch, Martian Grave Robbers, Lykeum, Diademegon, Squareheads and Head Hits Concrete.
Saturday: Three Day Binge and Katelyn.
Tuesday: Mayor McCa, Petunia and Effector.
Wednesday: The Tups, Muhib, The Lotus Gun and Teenage Knockups.

SIMON'S (10-1111 Logan, 786-7676): North-end cabaret sporting cover bands.

THE ZOO (160 Osborne, 452-9824): Osborne Village beverage room dedicated to heavy rock and metal bands.
Friday: White Cowbell Oklahoma, Pretty Train Crash, Flavor and Big Lung.
Saturday: Putrescence, Bitchsplittar and Electro Quarterstaff.


BELLA VISTA (53 Maryland, 775-4485): Cosy, musician-friendly restaurant/bar on the edge of Wolseley.
Wednesday: Singer-songwriter Scott Nolan.

BRAEMAR (349 Wardlaw, 949-7200): Latin/Caribbean hangout attached to Trinidadian restaurant near Osborne Village.
Thursday: DJ Bunny, Capone & Mellow Man.
Friday and Saturday: Caliente.

LATIN GARDEN (500 Portage, 774-8440): Portage Avenue Salvadoran restaurant and lounge.
Fridays and Saturdays: Oscar y su Grupo Sabor.

LIPSETT HALL (Grant & Kenaston):
Friday: WubaZemfree, Case Of Space and Perch The Geezer.

ROYAL GEORGE (123 Regent West, 224-1882): Transcona blues club.
Thursday to Saturday: Glamour Puss.
Monday: Curtis Newton.
Tuesday: Ragdoll.
Wednesday: Sassy Jack.

TIMES CHANGE(d) (Main & St. Mary Ave., 957-0982): Intimate Main Street roots club with plenty of good, old-fashioned character.
Thursday: The Perpetrators.
Friday and Saturday: Halloween Trailer Trash Bash w/The Duhks and D.Rangers.
Sunday: Jam with Big Dave McLean.

THE POND (Lincoln Motor Hotel):
Thursday to Saturday: Wayne Chartrand & Wise Gise.

WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE (586 Ellice, 783-6918): Non-profit, inner-city music hall renowned as live performance venue.
Thursday: Skalloween w/The Afterbeat, Resistance, Bailey's Car and JFK & H.N.P.
Friday: Skalloween w/The Brat Attack, The Wedgewoods, The Barrymores and JFK & The Conspirators.
Saturday: GMC Band, Subcity Dweller, Lackadaisical, Solar Powered Rocket Car, Hot Off The Girdle and Naked Midgets.
Sunday: The North Mississippi Allstars, The Perpetrators.

WINDSOR (187 Garry, 942-7528): No-nonsense blues bar with no-nonsense clientele and no cover charge for local acts.
Thursday to Saturday: Mocking Shadows.
Monday: Tim Butler.
Tuesday: Blind Dog.
Wednesday: Big Dave McLean.

WOODBINE (466 Main, 943-4672): Main Street character bar.


AU BAR (65 Rorie, 989-8080): New plush lounge in former Wise Guys Bar & Grill location.

BAR ITALIA (737 Corydon, 452-1929): Corydon Avenue coffee shop and urban music lounge.

THE BEACH (1792 Pembina, 474-2582): Pembina Highway dance club.
Wednesday through Saturday: Top 40.

BLUE AGAVE (335 Donald, 943-5538): Three-storey cabaret offering funk, electronic and hip-hop.
Friday: Heaven & Hell.

CHAOS CHAMELEON (108 Osborne, 475-2239): Dance club attached to Collective Cabaret.
Thursdays: '80s & '90s tunes.
Friday: Twisted w/DJ Brian Sinclair.
Saturdays: Loaded, a mod & soul night.
Sundays: Goth/industrial w/DJ Evil Bastard

CLUB GENESYS (1740 Ellice, 775-7131): Dance club at the airport HoJo.
Thursday to Saturday: Top 40

THE DAK (1105 St. Mary's Rd., 256-4315): St. Vital dance club.
Thursdays and Fridays: Classic and modern rock.
Saturdays: Top 40.
Monday to Wednesday: Classic and modern rock.

EMPIRE (436 Main, 943-3979): Restored heritage building right off Portage & Main with tall ceilings and club DJs.
Thursday & Saturday: Top 40, dance and Latino.
Friday: Shared cover with Vertigo.
Wednesdays: House w/DJ Gus.

HENDERSON DRAFT HOUSE (1011 Henderson, 334-4355): East Kildonan beverage room and dance bar.
Monday to Saturday: Top 40.

MARDI GRAS (2100 McPhillips, 474-2582): Garden City dance bar attached to country bar Silverado's. One cover for both.
Wednesdays to Saturdays: Top 40.

MIRRORS (1975 Portage, 338-8777): St. James hangout offering Top 40 dance tunes.
Wednesdays to Saturdays: Top 40.

MONTY'S (2280 Pembina, 261-4808): Similar to Mirrors, near University of Manitoba.
Wednesdays to Saturdays: Top 40.

PHAROAH'S (1034 Elizabeth, 474-2582): Windsor Park dance club.
Wednesdays to Saturdays: Top 40.

PHAT DADDY'S (165 McDermot, 284-7428): Urban music club in the Exchange.
Thursday to Saturdays: Hip-hop & R&B.

SAFARI CLUB (826 Regent, 474-2582): Transcona dance club.
Wednesdays to Saturdays: Top 40.

TIJUANA YACHT CLUB (St. Matthews & Empress, 474-2582): Polo Park-area club very close to Canad Inns Stadium.
Wednesdays to Saturdays: Top 40.

VERTIGO (291 Bannatyne, 943-3979): Upscale Top 40 room in Exchange heritage-building setting.
Thursdays: Hip-hop and R&B.
Friday: Shared cover with Empire.
Saturdays: Hip-hop, R&B and Top 40.

ZEN LOUNGE (333 Portage, 944-8881): Urban and electronic club located on Portage Avenue.
Thursday: Rinsed, drum 'n' bass with resident DJ Cain, downstairs at Cloud 9. RCW Ultimate Wrestling upstairs.
Friday: UNIFUNK, UNICEF fundraiser w/Moses Mayes, Rudimental, The Vibe Riders, DJ Co-op and Dr. P.
Every second Saturday: Havinit Large, hard house and trance with DJ Justrich and Freaky_Alien, upstairs.
Wednesdays: Zen comedy showcase.


BROOKLANDS (8 Keewatin, 633-9707): No-nonsense country hangout.
Thursdays: Country blues jam.
Friday and Saturday: Crosstown.

BUFFALO BILL'S (826 Regent, 474-2582): Transcona rock and country club, occasional country acUos.
Friday: Looks That Kill, a Mötley Crüe tribute.
Saturday and Tuesday: 4-Play.

CLUB 541 (541 Selkirk, 586-4607): Bar at Merchants Hotel.

COUNTRY CORRAL (3740 Portage, 837-5831): St. James country hangout.
Friday and Saturday: Star 69.

LA SALLE (346 Nairn, 668-5367): Elmwood character bar.
Thursday to Saturday: Whiskey Bent.

MERCHANT'S (541 Selkirk, 586-4607): North end mainstay.
Friday and Saturday: Snake Oil.

NICOLETT (632 Lafleche, 237-3144): St. Boniface character venue.
Thursday to Saturday: Spice Of Life.

PALOMINO (1133 Portage, 772-0454): Portage Avenue mainstay booking as many rock bands as country acts.
Thursday to Saturday: Marc LaBossiere.

ROOKIES (201 Melrose E., 222-4777): Neighbourhood hangout at Transcona's Central Hotel. Beverage-room ambiance.
Sunday afternoon: Cindi Cain & The Cheaters.

SILVER SPIKE (202 Bond, 224-4885): Transcona rock and country bar.
Thursday to Saturday: Big Orange.

SILVERADO'S (2100 McPhillips, 474-2582): Garden City rock and country bar attached to dance club Mardi Gras. One cover for both.
Friday: Pandemonium, a KISS Tribute.
Saturday: The Prize.

ST. NORBERT (3540 Pembina, 269-1290): Country bar just south of the Perimeter.
Thursday to Saturday: Noel Beckle.

TEDDY BOB'S (1105 Arlington, 786-6601): Inner-city character bar.
Thursday to Saturday: Third Degree.

WESTBROOK (Keewatin & Pacific, 633-6204): Brooklands country bar.
Thursday to Saturday: The Dick Brothers.


BULL & BEAR (177 Lombard, 943-2483): British pub across from the Richardson Building.

FINN McCUE'S (210-25 Forks Market, 944-8118): Pool hall and Celtic music venue.

KING'S HEAD (120 King, 957-7710): Two-storey British pub adjacent to Old Market Square. Membership or guest sign-in required for admission.
Thursdays: Band battle with Airfoil.
Sundays: All The King's Men.

REGAL BEAGLE (331 Smith, 942-6411): Ramada Marlborough pub. Mostly local indie bands.
Friday: One Day September, Blueprint Gallery and The Antigravity Project.
Saturday: One Day September, Blueprint Gallery and Four Roads Band.

SHANNON'S (175 Carlton, 943-2302): Irish pub across from the Convention Centre. Membership or guest sign-in required for admission.
Thursday: D.Rangers.
Friday and Saturday: Audiofile.

TOAD IN THE HOLE (108 Osborne, 284-7201): Two-storey Irish pub in Osborne Village.

TOAD ON MAIN (172 Main, 942-8623): Restaurant/pub across from Via Rail Station.


BARCA (423 McMillan, 453-2277): Cabaret/pool hall at Confusion Corner.

BEST FRIENDS (1811 Portage, 837-1717): Neighbourhood lounge.

BLUES LAGOON (1415 Regent, 474-2582): Lounge in hotel adjacent to casino Club Regent. Friday and Saturday: Doug Mymryk.

BUCCACINO'S RESTAURANT (155 Osborne, 452-8251): Contemporary Italian eatery.
Friday: Jason & Shandra.

DJANGO's (3740 Portage, 837-5831): Lounge at St. James' Downs Motor Inn.

EDDY'S GARAGE (61 Sherbrook, 783-1552): Wolseley-area lounge sporting unique garage-door patio.
Fridays and Saturdays: DJ Dubbz.

ERNESTO'S (1811 Portage, 837-1717): Sports bar.

FLAT TOP (1825 Portage, 885-7377): St. James bar & grill.
Thursdays: Open stage.
Fridays and Saturdays: Jim Humpage.
Sundays: Blues jam.

GREEN GATES (6945 Roblin, 897-0990):
Sunday: Scott Nolan and Justin Chudyk.

LE FOYER (340 Provencher, 233-8972): Dedicated jazz and francophone pop venue at Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre.
Tuesday: Ben Dibra.

GILROY'S (179 Bannatyne, 943-1700): Exchange District restaurant and lounge.
Friday: Halloween Bash w/The Gouls.
Saturday: Marvellous Marcel.

JONESY'S (3133 Birds Hill Road, 669-0557): Restaurant and lounge northeast of Perimeter.

JUST OFF BROADWAY (160 Smith, 942-5300): Sheraton Hotel dining room.
Saturdays: Al Andrusco Trio.

LIVE WIRE (Regent & Lagimodiere, 669-0255): New Cavalier Karaoke lounge.

MONA LISA (1697 Corydon, 488-3687): Lounge in Italian restaurant on the Corydon strip.

MOVADO (690-A St. James, 783-7800): Polo Park-area restaurant/lounge.
Thursdays: Kyle Kiernan.

ORBIT ROOM (2077 Pembina, 269-5004): Cosy south Pembina lounge adjacent to Nicolino's Sorrento.

PALM ROOM (222 Broadway, 942-8251): Classy Fort Garry Hotel lounge with piano tunes and some of the best service in town.
Wednesday and Thursday: Don Shannon.
Friday and Saturday: Jose Poneira Trio.
Sunday: Poneira and Moose Jackson at brunch.
Monday and Tuesday: Don Kissick.

PEMBY (1011 Pembina, 453-3724): Pembina Highway lounge and sports bar.
Saturday afternoons: Jazz with George Reznik Trio.

POCKETS (171 McDermot, 957-7665): Three-storey Exchange restaurant/pool club.

PONY CORRAL (400 Wilton, 475-4464): Grant Park eatery and lounge.
Friday and Saturday: Mike & The Eastwood Gang with Danny Kramer.

STRATOSPHERE (2935 Pembina, 275-0700): Las Vegas-style club.
Friday: Big Daddy Hyper Swing.

ST. REGIS (185 Smith, 942-0171): Downtown hotel lounge.

TOM'S ROYAL (B-628 St. Anne's, 257-0250): St. Vital pizza joint and lounge.
Sunday: Rock jam w/Barry G. Player.
Wednesday: Blues jam w/Tim Butler.

WINDOWS (160 Smith, 942-5300): Sheraton Hotel jazz and blues lounge.
Friday and Saturday: Blues Cowboy.


ACADEMY COFFEE CO. (414 Academy, 489-6630): Neighbourhood lounge/coffee shop featuring local and occasional touring acts.
Thursday: Scary-okee Night.
Friday: Livid, Charlie Redstar.
Saturday: Landreth.
Monday: Joe Curtis Band.

PRAIRIE INK GRANT PARK (Grant Park Shopping Centre, 475-0483): Bookstore café offering jazz and readings.
Friday: Frank Rizzuto Blues Quartet.
Saturday: Andrew Frohlich Jazz Trio.

PRAIRIE INK PORTAGE PLACE (Portage Place, 943-8376): Same as above, only downtown.
Friday: Starlight Jazz.


CLUB 200 (190 Garry, 943-6045): Downtown cabaret, mostly men.
Thursdays: Anita Stallion.

GIO'S (155 Smith, 786-1236): Downtown bar and nightclub.
Thursdays: DJ Perry.
Fridays: DJ Chris.

HAPPENINGS (274 Sherbrook, 774-3576): Gay dance club also popular with straight house crowd.
Thursdays: DJ Marcus.
Fridays: Lipstick Lounges drag show.
Saturdays: DJ Kris.


CLUB REGENT (1425 Regent, 257-2700): Transcona casino with tropical theme and walk-through aquarium.

ROYAL PALMS (Club Regent): Casino lounge.
Thursday to Sunday: Cafe Charange.

McPHILLIPS STREET STATION (484 McPhillips, 957-3900): North end casino complex, Roaring Twenties theme.
Friday: Simply The Best Tina Turner tribute w/Charlotte Martin.
Saturday: Joey Gregorash.

JOKER'S LOUNGE (McPhillips Street Station): Casino lounge.
Friday and Saturday: Tequila Mockingbird

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 30, 2003 $sourceSection$sourcePage

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