Toronto’s El Mocambo Is Winding Down Towards The End
It’s true. The ElMo will soon be no more. After years of struggle, the owners have decided to move on and with no new buyers anywhere in sight, there’s no choice but to shut the place down. They’d better save the sign, though.
The last gigs will be in November,
But until then, it looks like there will be a series of wakes. Here’s a press release I received this morning:
ROCK’n’ROLL will NEVER Die
When Larry Cariou of THE NEIL YOUNG’UNS (North America’s unrivalled and BEST Neil Young Tribute band) found out about the final end, without hesitation he and his bandmates jumped on board to be the Headliner act.
Other local long time mainstays in the scene also jumped on board.
Crackpuppy, a controversial, in your face outfit and Simple Damned Device, comprised of stage and studio vets will be the opening acts to lubricate the audience instigating dancing and a lot of drinking in order to send the beloved El Mo off to Rock’n’roll heaven in true Rock’n’roll form.
“This is NOT a funeral. It’s a wake. There will be no ‘tears in your beer’ please”-said LFB, the frontman for Simple Damned Device.
*Each band will play a 1hr set
*$15 at the door