NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - Music -

DAN BURKE Whether you hate Dan Burke or sim­ply can’t stand him, you have to ad­mit no other pro­moter in town would be will­ing to risk as much as he does to put on an ex­cit­ing rock ’n’ roll show by some lit­tle-known artist who might never oth­er­wise play Toronto. What­ever he’s in it for, it’s not to get rich quick. Any­one con­cerned about break­ing even wouldn’t pay to fly the Zoobombs in from Tokyo to play a week­end gig at the Sil­ver Dollar. Yes, when ticket sales bomb, he’s been known to pay some un­for­tu­nate dudes with women’s designer jeans, and oth­ers in dead-stock shoes, but at least he tries to make good when his am­bi­tious schemes don’t pan out. Burke’s badly bat­tered heart is in the right place.

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