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El Mocambo is a live music and entertainment venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located on Spadina Avenue, just south of College Street, the bar has played an important role in the development of popular music in Toronto since the 1940s. It is best known for the 1977 surprise show by The Rolling Stones, which became ...
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The El Mocambo will reopen this summer and house a recording studio overseen by the team that designed Electric Lady Studios for Jimi Hendrix. In 2014, Dragons' Den star and tech entrepreneur Michael Wekerle bought the troubled music club at College and Spadina and vowed to restore it to its former ...
More than two years after the historic El Mocambo nearly closed its doors for good, owner Michael Wekerle announced Wednesday the music venue will be re-opening this summer.
“We have been looking for a manager or management company to oversee the day-to-day operations of the El Mocambo, and we could not be more pleased to have enlisted the help of . . . INK Entertainment,” Wekerle, of CBC's Dragons' Den fame, said in a news release announcing the partnership.
'Toronto without the El Mocambo? It just doesn't exist,' says wheeler-dealer who swept in to buy the famed bar and concert venue.

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A +6 The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.
And for many eventful years, it was.
But now the landmark venue is only reeling.
The historic two-floor club on Spadina Avenue, which has hosted such acts as the Rolling Stones with Margaret Trudeau on the guest listBo Diddley, Blondie, Charles Mingus, Downchild Blues Band and Chubby Checker, has been conditionally sold by co-owners Sam Grosso and Marco Petrucci.
The original closing date of Nov.
Grosso, when asked about the status of the building's purchase.
What he does know is that he can no longer afford to keep the place open.
Grosso would not say who the new owner is, but says it's his understanding that the buyer has no intention of using the building as a live music venue.
The club's final show is a benefit concert on Nov.
Grosso says, "I'll probably just shut it down and keep it empty.
The Wynn Group, who owns the building and the Waverly Hotel next door, are planning on tearing it all down to make way for a private student residence, a fitness club and a new version of the Silver Dollar.
Earlier in the year, the city rejected the proposal.
Generally, the city's music club scene is healthy.
But, as it always has, things shift.
In its halcyon days, the El Mocambo hosted live music on the main-floor tavern, with established local acts or promising touring bands such as Roomful of Blues drawing in drinkers with meat-and-potato music and no cover charges.
The name acts played upstairs, and while those are the shows people still talk about — live albums by the Stones, Stevie Ray and Elvis Costello were recorded there — the place thrived because it was a six-days-a-week drop in joint.
When the El Mocambo first el mocambo in the late 1970s, the Queen Street West scene had yet to develop.
Now, many of music rooms on the Queen West strip bustle by using variations of the formula the El Mocambo once used.
One of the acts to play the El Mocambo's closing-night show headlined by John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band are members of the Pat Travers Band, a Toronto blues-rock outfit that in 1979 released a live album that went platinum in the United States, on the strength of Mr.
Travers's bar-rocking cover of Stan Lewis's Boom Boom Out Go the Lights.
Now it is 2014, and the lights of iconic neon palm tree sign at 364 Spadina Avenue may well be going out for good.
Grosso and his partner bought the property with a vision to el mocambo its glory.
Grosso, who also owns the sprawling Cadillac Lounge roadhouse in Parkdale.
The costly renovations were never completed, and the venue wasn't making enough money off live music alone to carry the el mocambo />The possible demise of the El Mocambo and the forthcoming closing of the Guvernment and Kool House complex on Queens Quay East — the Daniels Corp.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre was recently bought by Lisa Zbitnew, the former president of Sony BMG Music Canada.
The Horseshoe Tavern, the Rex Hotel and the Cameron House on Queen West all thrive nightly, and the City of Toronto just appointed its new music sector el mocambo officer, Mike Tanner, formerly with the North by Northeast music festival.
As for the El Mocambo, Mr.
The building's sale is pending, but he still holds out hope for another alternative, which is that a white-knight partner arrives with the cash needed to help turn the venue viable again.
The future of that venerable rock club doesn't look promising, but it's the way of live music world.
Flohil, who used to promote shows at the El Mocambo and even met his el mocambo there.
It's just what happens in this business.
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