Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday Roundup #16

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Video hits:

  • "In the pandemic year of 2020, saxophonist Colin Fisher and filmmaker Ilyse Krivel searched out enchanting and resonant spaces around Ontario. Colin Fisher plays the instrument in improvisational dialogue with the discovered spaces."

It happened this week...

  • ...on May 9, 2015 at Blocks Final Concert in The Tranzac's Main Hall.

The Phonemes - Pain Perdu

  • ... on May 7, 2016 at SHHHHH – Day 2, in the basement of the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch.

Retired - Turncoat/Medical Jargon

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Bandcamp corner:

  • Oh, say — don't forget it's Bandcamp Friday this week, so get yourself ready! Here's a couple things on my list I'll be grabbing:

Monday, April 26, 2021

Monday Roundup #15

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Livestream nation:

  • Tonight (Monday, April 26th) Vannessa Barnier will be launching her Intricate Oscillations tape (consisting of "one-take loops, recorded non-linearly on the bass, sometimes featuring a Volca Beats synth.") with guest performances from Sen Cajlm and Del Stephen's Today Versions. (free show, register for zoom link!)

Bandcamp corner:

  • Speaking of people I miss seeing at The Tranzac, guitarist Dan Pitt has launched Wrongs, a new album from his quintet with musical contributions from Naomi McCarroll-Butler, Patrick Smith, Alex Fournier and Nick Fraser. Great playing and some really sharp compositions here.

It happened this week...

  • ... on April 27, 2012 at Sneaky Dee's.

Steamboat - Chains

  • ...on April 27, 2014 at Oz Studios.

Clarinet Panic Deluxx - De-troit

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday Roundup #14

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • Some day we'll be able to be in close physical proximity with each other again. One thing we can do in this time of not-gathering-together is to keep thinking on how our events can be better, so a virtual panel on Thursday (April 22nd) from The Music Gallery is a great chance to reflect and listen. Entitled "Setting the Scene: The Curation of Safe Spaces & Accountability", the event is curated by Olivia Shortt, moderated by Kim Senklip-Harvey and features panelists Frances Koncan, Nikki Shaffeeullah, and Chaka V. Grier. Free stream on the MG's live page.

Livestream nation:

  • Some can't-miss West African-via-Montréal grooves coming up Saturday (April 24th), with a livestreamed show from Coup de Cœur — a new group of Senegalese and Malian curated by Batuki Music Society featuring Sadio Sissokho (kora, djembe and vocals), Assane Seck (electric guitar), Seydina Ndiaye (vocals), Diely Mori Tounkara (kora and guitar) and Carlo Birri (bass).

It happened this week...

  • ... on April 20, 2016 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge.

Christine Duncan/Patrick O'Reilly/Laura Swankey - [set 2 excerpt]

  • ...on April 20, 2019 at Workman Arts.

Fiver - Sick Gladiola

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Bandcamp corner:

  • Anyone looking for some Deep Listening should check out this collection of improvised cello loop experiments from Anne Bourne, offering up some "calm ambience for you / raw drone wave patterns / sonics in the dimensions of the heart."

Monday, April 12, 2021

Monday Roundup #13

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Video Hits:


Livestream nation:

  • Lots of cool community events free and online this week! Audiopollination returns on Wednesday (April 14th) with sets from Heather Saumer and Del Stephen.
  • On Friday (April 16th) Thin Edge New Music Collective begins their 10th anniversary season with Dark Flower, named in honour of Linda Catlin Smith's newest piano quartet which will be the night's centrepiece. Also works by Jonathan Bailey Holland, Sarah Hennies, and Alex Jang.
  • Also on Friday, MAW Vocal Arts is offering "an immersive experience of voice in all its permutations" with a two-part World Voice Day event. In the afternoon set you can "learn about the care of trans* voice affirmation with R.J. Risueño, take a voice bath with Odeya Nini, listen to Jewish songs of atonement channeled through Daniela Gesundheit, and feel the uniquely dynamic vocal expressions of Honey Novick, and Jasmine Pope" and later in the evening "practice trauma-informed voice care with Megan Durham, sing some low key karaoke with Devon Sproule, and feel the unique vocal expressions of Fairy J, Deep Fake Georgia, and New Chance."

Bandcamp corner:

  • Just a quick note here that estimable Montreal instrumentalists Torngat have shown up on bandcamp, giving hope their tunes won't be lost in the myspace-era digital debris.

It happened this week...

  • ...on April 17, 2014 at Lula Lounge (Bridges #4).

Tanya Tagaq - Colonizer

  • ... on April 17, 2015 at The Horseshoe Tavern.

PANIC - Tear Off Your Flesh

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday Roundup #12

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Livestream nation:

  • The postponed Women From Space Festival arrives in our orbit this weekend (April 9th to 11th), so take some time to discover some adventurous sounds, either flat on your screen or in your hologram viewer.

Requiem for a CD store:

  • Sadness over the weekend with the arrival of news of Soundscapes' imminent closing. The store was hugely important to me, a nexus of musical community that helped connect a lot of dots in the time when I was just starting to diligently pay attention to interesting local sounds. The sort of store you'd duck into if you were walking by, even if just to say hello to whoever was working behind the counter. There are already some more expressive remembrances appearing than I could muster, so I'm just going to cast my mind back to some of the many in-store performances I remember seeing there and hope that the future-times will still have some sort of discovery spaces like this.

Video Hits:

  • Dany Laj took to the feeds this weekend with a "virtual tour", revisiting old friends and giving a sobering reminder of the costs of a loss of a year's career opportunities for touring musicians. Here's a perfectly-charming video previewing Dany Laj & The Looks' forthcoming album — hopefully these rock'n'roll road warriors will be able to get back in front of some live audiences after it arrives.

Bandcamp corner:

  • I sure miss getting to witness seeing Colin Fisher play. The liquid dexterousness that he deploys on this album certainly doesn't surprise, but the careful settings provided by producer Jeremy Greenspan give the sounds an impressively-considered situatedness.
  • Speaking of home-bound road-warriors, Beams won't be able to take this to their hard-won, far-flung friends just yet, but that does give some extra time to soak in the fine sonic details of this album, pushing the band further along their trajectory from intimate folksters to gliding Chicago-style post-rockers.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday Roundup #11

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • Afropop Worldwide checks in with a comprehensive scene report from right here in T.O., looking both at local originators (like Tarik Abubakar and the Afro Nubians) and emerging stars (including Blandine). The players here will be familiar if you check in with Radio Karibuni on CIUT on Sunday afternoons, but if you need a respected authority to remind you what's near at hand, Banning Eyre has you covered. Check out the hour-long program here.
  • Ilyse Krivel (who we virtually bumped into a couple months back) is supplementing the excellent sounds of her Eternalrealworld project with her new Vespertine Printshop on etsy, offering "high quality and original art inspired by the mystical, magical and mysterious."

Livestream nation:

  • End of the month means that Exit Points is coming back around again on Wednesday (March 31st) with two curated sets of electroacoustic experimentation (featuring Rufi Oswaldo, Marguerite Luu, Afraaz Mulji, thispatcher and Magali Dudemaine, Andy Yue, Kurt Inder, Piers Oolvai) plus some audience-participation Switchemups afterwards.

It happened this week...

  • ...on March 31, 2012 at The Silver Dollar Room.

Hunx & His Punx - Let Me In

  • ... on April 3, 2013 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge.

Body Help - unknown

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Bandcamp corner:

  • Your springtime walks (as well as your considerations on the nature of time) with be suitably enhanced if you spend some time with this new collection of solo saxophone explorations from Paul Newman.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday Roundup #10

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • It's been over a year of [gestures vaguely] "all this". Keep your chin up, stay safe, and think on how we may yet see each other anon.

It happened this week...

  • ...on March 26, 2011 at NOW Lounge (a No Shame All-Ages matinee).

Army Girls - The Power

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Bandcamp corner:

  • A new album from Vallens sees the band digging deeper into their penchant for smouldering rather than exploding — imagine a slow-dance night at a goth club, and your DJ is ready to bust out your fave Portishead track.
  • The folks at Idée Fixe records are getting behind this, which caused me to pay attention. Gently-rootsy with the sort of mind-meld close harmonies that you'd often associate with "family" acts like the McGarrigles or Roches. Strongly-recommended for anyone who misses underappreciated locals The Pining.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday Roundup #9

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!).


Livestream nation:

  • Olivia Shortt curates this event for NUMUS Concerts tonight (Monday, March 15th), which "features New York City-based advocate, acclaimed composer and performer Clifton Joey Guidry III as well as projections by Kichwa digital media artist and filmmaker Samay Arcentales Cajas." Pay-what-you-can-afford tickets ($0 - $40) are available here.
  • The Music Galley's online season continues Saturday (March 20th) with a co-presentation with Native Women in the Arts that was also curated by Olivia Shortt. Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a show "featuring performances by Silla and Rise and Nannaam - An Indigenous circumpolar showcase featuring performances by celebrated Inuit and Saami artists."

Video Hits:

  • Here's the full set from Eel Prongs (which is to say (AN) EeL + Bim Prongs) from an online event last week from RESISTOR Electronic and Avant Garde Music:
  • Meanwhile, Laura Gillis' VIVIDNESS project has posted the complete version of her Blooms video album, full of "natural distortions, painting, mind-blinking, breathing, dreams and hallucinations." You can see the whole thing over on vimeo, or check out the first track below:

Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday Roundup #8

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Livestream nation:

  • Audiopollination returns on Wednesday (March 10th) with a set from Women From Space founders Bea Labikova and Kayla Milmine, free and livestreamable to all. (and, given that Audiopollination is now an "official" Array music series, a timely reminder that Array announced the remainder of its programming for this season, so you can do some planning ahead!)

It happened this week...

  • ...on March 7, 2017 at Burdock Music Hall.

Not The Wind, Not The Flag with Rob Clutton - [guitar section excerpt]

  • ...on March 10, 2018 at Array Space (as part of Audiopollination 60).

David Parker/Bea Labikova/Raphael Roter - [excerpt]

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Bandcamp corner:

  • Last week's big release was undoubtedly the new Bernice album, soft-pop experimentalism continuing Telephone Explosion's recent hot streak and offering a bit of groove elation for the coming days with slightly-warmer temperatures and a hint (maybe?) of spring in the air. Essential stuff!

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday Roundup #7

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • Special reminder that due to recording restrictions under the stay-at-home order, the Women From Space Festival has shifted forward to April 9-11. (Means you have more time to acquire your Holobox Theatre!)
  • Carl Didur made a rare social media appearance to remind us that things are still regularly being added on his excellent youtube channel, including this just-posted Faust cover from Zacht Automaat:

In the Mix:

  • My latest Drone Brunch mixtape is up on Mixcloud, full of youtube finds and other overlapping sounds (played at various speeds), including some fast Steve Reich slowed way down. Sounds by Lonershy, Ruscadå & Joel Gilardini, Mahan Esfahani, Robert Rutman's U.S. Steel Cello Ensemble, Mooons, and Stars of the Lid:

It happened this week...

  • ...on March 1, 2014 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge. Sending hugs and regards to all the musicians in this incredible band: Scott Peterson (double bass, voice), Eric Woolston (drums), Peter Lutek (clarinet), Jay Hay (sax, flute), Tom Richards (tuba), Colin Fisher (guit), Isla Craig (voice), Jay Anderson (percussion) and Brandon Valdivia.

Prince Enoki's Insect Orchestra - Dragonflies

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Bandcamp corner:

  • Is it Bandcamp Friday yet? Not quite, but it will be on Friday, so get your shopping lists in order. Bandcamp Fridays are a great opportunity to pre-order stuff from artists; it makes for a nice surprise when you get that notification on the album's release! On that score, Lina Allemano just put two albums up for pre-sale, and both come highly recommended:
  • Plus, here's a couple more things I'll definitely be grabbing:

Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday Roundup #6

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Livestream nation:

  • Exit Points didn't have too much time to take root before being forced to shift online, but it's been thriving there, creating a platform for spontaneous sonic interactions. The series celebrates its first anniversary on Wednesday (February 24th) with live sets from two ensembles (Claire Yunjin Lee/Danny Sheahan/Vania Fortuna/Michael Palumbo and then Diane Roblin/Colin J. Gibson/Dot Starkey/Marcus A. Gordon) plus the usual open-call recombinations.
  • Long Winter TV returns on Saturday night (February 27th) in its new online format, a brisk mix of music and art, contextualized with mini-talkshow segments. This outing is co-curated with Heart Lake Records and in collaboration with Hand Eye Society and will offer music from Yasmine, Rosie Monday, Lillian Blue Makin and Frosty Valentine as well as art by Spencer Glassman, Meghan Cheng, I Am Robot and Proud, Matt Beckett & Maria Bui, Shaïra Boursiquot, Adam Bovoletis and the Free Flow showcase.

Bandcamp corner:

  • Saxophonist Keir Neuringer, who used to be a regular visitor to the city at Tad's Burn Down the Capital shows, dips into his archive for terminal one (evoke the forms), a "set of solo acoustic saxophone recordings made at STEIM (the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam in 2009", finding they resonated in this now as "elegies for cataclysms to come."
  • Kat Burns' pandemic time has been spent in contemplation and isolation, which lead to some ambient explorations last year and now to this plush huggable of an EP, whose title is something of a mission statement. The title track (declaring "whenever life gets hard, I just get soft") also stands up with Burns' best songs.

It happened this week...

  • ... on February 25, 2011 at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio.

Okavango - Kharami

  • ... on February 26, 2012 at The Garrison, for Crosswires #1. (This was even before this group was dubbed "The Wrong Guys").

Julie Doiron - Heartbeats

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Monday Roundup #5

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Bring me my cake!

  • Once more, it's time to celebrate MFS' blogiversary, though I almost feel like the past year hardly happened, or should count for blog-age purposes. (And, for that matter, the fun of the 10th Aniiversary celebrations two years ago still feels really close at hand!) In these times, the future of so many things remains uncertain, but I guess one should still mark twelve years of doing a thing with some manner of curt nod to oneself.

Livestream nation:

  • Double feature at the Music Gallery on Saturday night, with sounds and visions from Ami Dang and Gudiya commencing at 7 p.m. The night "will showcase the intricacies of Dang's experimental effected sitar techniques with synthesizers and electronic instruments from South Asia along with Gudiya's original electronic music production and visual collages." As with all of their events this season, the livestream is free and available to all, on facebook or over at the MG's website.

In case you missed it...

  • MFS faves Not The Wind, Not the Flag convened for a special pandemic-at-home performace as part of Bogotá's "Sesiones Bolón de Verde". It's a real shot of spiritual energy to hear Brandon Valdivia and Colin Fisher playing together, and their jam is still up on youtube for your enjoyment:

Monday, February 8, 2021

Monday Roundup #4

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.

A quieter week this time 'round. I grabbed plenty stuff from Bandcamp on Friday, but I'm just starting to absorb it now, so expect some recommendations next next week!


It happened this week...

  • ... on February 13, 2018 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge (for Ornate Ornette).

Andrew Furlong/Alexei Orechin/Germaine Liu/Nelson Moneo - Latin Genetics

  • ... on February 9, 2019 at Workman Arts' Main Hall (for Long Winter 7.4).

Donna Linklater - I Hear Voices

  • ... on February 14, 2019 at The Tranzac's Main Hall (for Sound For Silence II). [P.S.: kind of an inside-out cover-band version of The Weather Station here, with Tamara Lindeman joined by Ben Whiteley, Sam Gleason, Geordie Gordon and Evan Cartwright.]

Unclassic Classics - In the Shape of a Heart

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Bumping into... Paul Newman

Bumping Into... is a series of mini-chats with a variety of peeps that you might run into in some of our local music communities. (There's a bit of an intro and my thoughts behind the series here.)


How are you? Where are you?

I'm still in Toronto, and doing pretty well.

What have you been up to since March or so?

I've been working at two projects: Copernicus, which is a very long piece designed to last from dawn till dusk on the Winter solstice and involves a lot of loops; it's a very Cosmic Homeostasis-influenced piece; and a new set of solo music which I hope to have up on Bandcamp by the start of March, it's called Time is Both Concrete and Elastic.

Have you found any new ways to do old things? How are you feeling about the shifts in how music is being made/shared/listened to?

I have been discovering Bandcamp lately and am really liking that I can buy all the great records my friends are making even though I don't get to see them. So if you have a new record, please send me a Bandcamp link!

Any works of art that have been a light for you in these times? Anything that's just been a good diversion?

I've been doing a lot of reading, although I'm drawing a blank at the moment on exactly what I've been reading. I've also been listening more than usual, and have particularly enjoyed Twelve Psalms of Repentance by Alfred Schnittke.

How are you feeling about 2021?

It's going to be magic when we can play together again. I've had a pretty productive time during the epidemic. I have enjoyed the quietness of life and have learned a lot about playing the saxophone. So it's been good to have this time to breathe, but it will be nice to see regular life restored at some point in the coming year.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Monday Roundup #3

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • The big news of the week was the announcement of this year's Women From Space Festival. Last year's edition remains vivid in my mind, not only for being the last "regular" shows I went to in the before-time, but even more for its excellent vibe and programming. Organizers Bea Labikova and Kayla Milmine are attending to both of those things, with another intruigingly-mixed lineup including Denise Solleza & Madeleine Ertel, Britta B & Pursuit Grooves, Thanya Iyer featuring Anh Phung, Laura Barrett/ SlowPitchSound/Mairi Greig, Eve Egoyan, Fides Krucker & Tania Gill and plenty more. But they're also fostering a vibe as well, this time as purveyors of the Holobox Theatre, a "miniature tabletop stage where performances come to life as holograms". The whole thing is being streamed (in standard two dimesions as well) on March 6 to 8.

Livestream nation:

  • Keep your receptors tuned to TURNONANDBENOTALONE on Wednesday and Thursday this week for the Music Gallery's presentation of a "multi-channel audio and visual installation, activated by a series of four solo instrumental performances" (by Amahl Arulanandam, Yang Chen, Sara Constant, and Émilie Fortin) assembled/curated/composed by Jason Doell. I don't entirely know what that means either, but as part of the MG's efforts to make livestreams into more than just a filmed performance, it seems intruiging. And in the meantime, there's a cool lava lamp effect bloobering away on the event's homepage.

It happened this week...

  • ... on February 5, 2016 as part of Nite Comfort 41 at Handlebar.
Tenderness - unknown
  • ...on February 2, 2014 in the Southern Cross Lounge.
Allison Cameron and D. Alex Meeks - [end of first set]

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Bandcamp corner:

Don't forget it's bandcamp Friday this week, from midnight to midnight Pacific time on the 5th. That gives you a few days to share recommendations with your pals! Here's a couple things that I've been waiting to grab...