T.O. Music Notes

Goodbye El Mocambo, plus another rapper joins the Raptors


Farewell to The El Mo

The palm tree El Mocambo signage will go forever dim on Thursday (November 6) after the legendary music venue’s final show. The last event seems aimed at heartland-rock-loving clubgoers of yore, featuring Rhode Island’s John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, Pittsburgh’s Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, roots rockers Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan and others. One upside: the $60 admission goes to Light of Day Canada, which raises money for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care. lightofdaycanada.com/tickets.

Raptors get a new voice

Drake might be the Raptors’ global brand ambassador (and he’s been in his usual courtside spot for the first few home games), but another local rapper has taken on franchise duties as well. Scarborough-bred emcee Saukrates is the new voice of the dinos, lending his pipes to promo videos and the like. And as it turns out, Soxx isn’t partial to any one Toronto team: he’s playing the Argonauts’ halftime show on Friday (November 7).

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