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El Mocambo

Photo: Roger Cullman

Posted by Staff / August 10, 2007

One of Toronto's most famous and best-loved live music venues, the two-story El Mo features indie bands, DJ sets and live performances at least three nights a week.

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Richard Flohil / December 27, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Guys, the Elmo is a mere wispy shadow of the wonderful place it used to be. I've generally boycotted the place since some doofus turned the storied upstairs into some idiotic dance studio, in the worst south Asian taste imaginable. Downstairs features a stage so disconnected from the bar area that it's a joke. The sound system is only adequate (well, it was the last time I was there). The Elmo is a place where I saw Elvis Costello, Wayne Cochrane and the CC Riders,Fats Domino and hundreds more. I even presented artists there — Prof. Longhair and Clannad included (the only appearance Enya ever made in this fair city). How to turn a legendary club into a dump - these guys knew how!

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Dougal Bichan / September 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM

I am with you, Richard. A dump indeed! I was there for Wayne Cochrane and many others. Early days of Morgan Davis, etc. etc.

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Disappointed to hear that, I have the Vinyl of "April Wine Live at the El Mocambo" I just pictured as a great place to see Great Bands.
Sad. . .

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