El Mocambo

El Mocambo

ElMo owner Michael Wekerle, Honey Jam founder Ebonnie Rowe and cast. Pic:Aoife McCartan
September 27, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Honey Jam founder Ebonnie Rowe is staging a 25th-anniversary concert and party after all.  Limited in attendance, the Oct.

Michael Wekerle. Credit: David Farrell
April 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

Michael Wekerle (pictured) has to postpone the Elmo’s reopening, High Priestess joins the music publishing game, and virtual clubbing via Zoom takes off.  Also in the headlines are The Strokes, Vivek Shraya, Bob Dylan, Paradigm, Ed O’Brien, Glastonbury, quarantine pop, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, and DroppTV.

bbno$  Facebook photo
March 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Juno-nominated rapper bbno$ (pictured) boosted by TikTok, a Vancouver rock 'n roll mystery, and changes for the El Mocambo and Hugh’s Room Live. Others in the headlines include Julie Payette, the Junos, James Rhodes, Spotify, Rawlins Cross, Villages, SXSW, Gibson, Dubset, Charles Manson, Nick Cave, Ravel, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Michael Wekerle at the Elmo Tuesday.
March 4, 2020
by David Farrell

A media walkthrough of the El Mocambo's $30M urban chic refit Tuesday came with a waterfall of historical facts about the two-storey walk-up that is now three stories with a full suite of topline audio and video gear for real-time concert broadcasts.

El Mocambo Facebook photo
February 19, 2020
by David Farrell

Five years ago, investor Michael Wekerle purchased Toronto nightclub the El Mocambo for $3.8 million.

El Mocambo  Facebook photo
February 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

More rumours around the El Mocambo (pictured), Drake’s bar venture flops, and StubHub is fined. Also in the headlines are Max Kerman, Vivek Shraya, Celine Dion, Hamilton, The Zombies, Jenn Grant, YouTube, The Third Mind, Rihanna, Tupac, Elton John, Rush, Bonnie Maclean, and The KLF.

Michael and Raquel Wekerle, Instagram
October 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have a new album and film coming, Stephen Harper advises Beatdapp, and Corin Raymond's next record includes a book. Also in the news are Schmoozefest, Myles Goodwyn,(pictured) Michael Wekerle's Elmo, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Marcia Chum, AJungi, Zachary Lucky , Rich Aucoin, and farewell Steve Cash, Pops Chambers, and Jay Frank.

April 15, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Live Music Industry Awards move from the El Mocambo (pictured), Jann is a legit hit, and The Hunter Brothers score at the SCMAs. Also making news: Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, CMW's Pitch & Get Paid, Halifax Jazz Festival, CFMU, Americana fest, Creative Manitoba, Morrissey, TJFF, Montreal metal, and farewells to Gary Stewart and Paul Raymond.

Monster Truck  Facebook photo
December 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.

Kaia Kater - FB photo
November 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Kaia Kater (pictured) is on a roll, Headstones stay relevant, and Elizabeth Shepherd brings Montreal stories to life. Others in the headlines include the El Mocambo, Leonard Cohen, Harrison, Kris Wu, Dave McEathron, Al Purdy, Reuben and the Dark, Tokyo Police Club, USMCA, Chinese streaming, Universal Music, ticketing, Pirate Studios, cassettes, promoters, Latin Grammys, Jeff Tweedy, Ted Nugent, George Clinton, and Justin Bieber.

Photo: El Mocambo FB page
October 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The El Mocambo's neon palms return (pictured), and Alessia Cara's new album is announced. Also in the news are Music BC, Hugh's Room Live, Let's Hear It, Saskatchewan Music Awards, J Noble, Naming The Twins, Bongo Boy, and farewells to Wah Wah Watson, Jack O'Donnell, Jabulani Tsambo, and Sonny Fortune. Videos added for your enjoyment.

(l-r) Greg Godovitz, Jesse King, Eddie Kramer at CIUT Photo: Bill King
April 27, 2018
by Bill King

This legendary studio guru now lives in Toronto and is playing a pivotal role in the transformation of the El Mocambo. In this wide-ranging interview, he discusses his early days in English studios, working with Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles, Woodstock, his passion for music photography, and much more.