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Ein-Stein Café and Pub

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 9:30pm

Hosted by Josh Ball

229 College Street
Toronto, ON

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  • Last updated: November 10, 2011

Upcoming Dates

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Josh is a tremendous guy, and has been running this open mike for over 10 years. The night I went there, there weren't that many players, so everybody got 4 songs and then another round. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that the Ein-Stein is a noisy bar, and virtually everybody has their back to you watching a hockey game or engaged in a conversation. And, there's always a noisy pool game going on down the bar. So, you'd better have to have the WOW factor for this room to get them to quiet down an listen to you. It's a really good test for those who want to graduate from highly attentive coffeehouses to playing the bar scene.
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 Fred Bement (11/2011)
? The fun here never ends!cheers to that!Is there an open mike session for only singers who doesn't know or just wants to sing for the crowd?
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E.Gutierrez (8/2011)
Music, poetry, stand-up, interpretive dance… if you've got talent (or think you do) stop by for Open Mike at Ein-Stein with your host, Josh Ball. Bring your guitar, your songbook and your friends and see if you've got what it takes to get up on stage and flaunt it! Wednesdays are one of our busiest nights, so get here early!
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