El Mocambo

El Mocambo

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.

November 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

New owner Michael Wekerle and his team expect the newly renovated Elmo complex to open its doors in spring and in time for the launch of CMW in May.

e El Mocambo gift shop with a friend. Pic: Bill King Photography
November 9, 2017
by Bill King

It is still underway, but Bill King is optimistic that the major renovation job will restore magic to the historic Toronto venue he loved so much.

Michael Wekerle may be good at making money but he loves R&R
April 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

El Mocambo owner Michael Wekerle loves R&R and loves to jam on occasion. He's just created El Mocambo Records and signed 54.40