The Baby G
The Baby G is owned by Shaun Bowring - the same guy behind The Garrison and former booker at Sneaky Dee's. Smaller than The Garrison, it kind of feels like the size I had always wanted that first club to be, and I know I'm not alone in this.
Patrons there are either distanced by wide open spaces between groups of friends or crammed together with the whopping 299 other people that fit into the space.
Less well-known indie bands don't love playing to a room that feels empty even if they've pushed to fill it, either.
While The Garrison has always sounded pretty great, and some of the city's more nationally-known acts can make it feel lively and energetic, the half-empty feel can kill the vibe of a smaller show that music fans in Toronto often crave.
The Baby G splits the difference, still going for an above ground building with space enough for 170 in the performance area, apparently. The ceilings are high and like the Garrison, there's not a lot cluttering the standing room only space.
The lack of clutter goes for any sort of decoration, too. Maybe more elements are bound to accumulate since I checked the space out on opening night, but that wasn't the style of The Garrison so I assume it won't apply here.
One wall in the front bar area has a sort of unfinished tile probably just left over from the last business, and I guess the bars are wood but I don't think there's any intention behind it. There's a pool table in the performance area people mostly use to put their drinks on.
The nitty-gritty of it is there's a large-ish bar area at the front, big enough for a good few dozen people, with big windows at the front that have the scantest squiggly designs on them.
The performance area at the back also has a bar, but there are only eight taps there. Both areas are well-staffed and service is nice and fast.
On a recent night the taps were pouring Flying Monkeys, with a simple selection of a lager, stout, amber, and pumpkin ale, as well as a raspberry sour beer, though their taps could accommodate way more.
Their fridge is amply stocked with promising tall boys as well, from Woodhouse ($7) to Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale ($7), Coors Banquet ($8), Stiegl ($8) and more Flying Monkeys Smash Bomb ($7). Cheapest options are standard mixed drinks, PBR and Pilsner for $6.
BREAKING NEWS: The Baby G is extending their last call to 4am on Saturday, so we are gonna be giving you that Red Light Special all through the night!
We're back again, girl! We'll be returning to our new regular spot at The Baby G on the last Saturday of the month, so get ready to drop it like it's hot!
-a dancefloor packed with Fundas West queer cuties
-DJ Orange Pekoe ...
Man Made Hill's new album, FINGERTIP, is coming out on Pleasence Records and this is the celebratory releases show!
The man himself, Man Made Hill. Electro future funk
Corpusse Dark operatic industrial https://www.youtube.com/watch?vgVmJt8aROY0
New Chance Spaced-out dream dance https://healingpowertoronto.bandcamp.com/album/new-chance-ear-ration...
The inimitable Soul Glo return to Toronto for the 2nd time ever to bring you their flavour of punk and hardcore. Not one to be missed
With local support by:
Que Lastima modern Toronto punk act featuring 80s punk/hardcore vibes
Group Hug it's sludgy, its punky, it's noisy and distorted.
Miesha & The Spanks are touring across Canada with their new album GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS- catch their Toronto show March 10 at Baby G!
Miesha & The Spanks - http://mieshathespanks.bandcamp.com
In 2018, you have to be pretty ballsy to call your new album Girls Girls Girls. It is, after all, already firmly cemented in rock lore. Well, if theres anyone ballsy enough to do it, get away with it ...
The fourth annual Bjork party returns! A night of 100% Bjork hits, misses, rarities and sounds. The entire Baby G is transformed into a Euphoric other-world-scape, DJ Phillippe blast out the music, there will be looks, smells, projections and a very special performance.
It only happens once a year, don't miss it!
NICK MILLEVOI'S DESERTION TRIO https://nickmillevoi.bandcamp.com
Philly guitarist Nick Millevoi returns to Toronto with his Desertion Trio featuring bassist John DeBlase and drummer Kevin Shea Talibam!, People, Storm & Stress, etc. Millevoi's languid & gently dissonant guitar chords are reminiscent of some spaghetti western score. Bass tones rumble innocuously underneath a tangl...
Never Betters & Grievances London, ON are celebrating the release of their split record, Guns Roses' Roses, on Grooves Records' Records. Stoked to be playing with ex-london bad girls Bald Britney at the bar where all your favourite Toronto bands serve you beer
Mr. Pharmacist Toronto debut at The Baby G !! - A celebration of the life of Mark E. Smith and the mighty Fall.
Joining Mr. Pharmacist are brethren The Dead Souls Guelph, playing the music of Joy Division.
Ed Schrader's Music Beat are proud to release their new album, Riddles, on Carpark Records this spring. In search of a fresh direction, Ed and Devlin invited their close friend Dan Deacon to help them realize their dream of a fuller, layered sound as the albums producer, arranger, and co-writer.
Working steadily in Dans studio for two years in total collaboration, three...
Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realized he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, lilting enchantment, squalls of feedback, dissonance, bizarre stories and backchat.
Eric began his recording life on Stiff Records in 1977 with his enduring hit Whole Wide World when h...
"If you need a little mysticism, danger and pleasure in your life — who doesn’t? — as well as ’80s-ish minimal wave synths, proggy grooves and smoky French cooing, Montreal's (Bernardino) Femminielli may be your genderless provocateur." -- BROOKLYN VEGAN
Cindy Lee feat Pat Flegel ex-...
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MRG CONCERTS PRESENTS:
w/ special guests DIRT GREEN
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Baby G, Toronto, ON
Doors at 7pm
Tickets on sale THIS Friday at 10am
After playing drums for countless other bands, including Shilpa Ray and WALTZ, ...
MRG CONCERTS PRESENTS:
Spanish Love Songs
w/ special guests Wayfarer
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Baby G, Toronto, ON
Doors at 7pm
Spanish Love Songs is a five piece punk band based in Los Angeles, CA. They formed in 2014 after the demise of a previous band and a chance Craiglist post about lonely people looking to go to punk shows. Their sound combines the energy of drunken bar shows with the...