Monday, June 16, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #49

You can read more about why I'm doing listings here. Long story short: This curated and decidedly non-comprehensive list contains nothin' but shows that I am going to/would go to if I had more time.

N.B.: There's a smattering of NXNE events here, but for anyone not "doing" the festival, everything below works as a stand-alone event — and if you're intent on avoiding it altogether, there's still plenty of options. For those who are diving into NXNE, look for previews tomorrow and Wednesday.

Gig of the week:

"M for 159 Manning": 159 Manning BBQ 2014 – Part 2 (feat. Bloodshot Bill / Beliefs / Twist / Soft Hell / allie / Light Fires / Death Hymn Number 9 / Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers / Xiu Xiu / Invasions / Canailles / Old Man Canyon / KC Accidental) / 159 Manning 2014-06-20 (Friday) [FB event]

This casual hootenanny has long been a highlight of the NXNE festival, but it still seems more than a little crazy/amazing that this is now an official event. Featuring some bands that normally play much bigger venues than living rooms and backyards, this is a wonderful day out. If you hurry, you might still be able to grab a ticket for this, but I wouldn't wait around if you're curious. And don't be surprised if your post-festival top picks include classic Appalachian Shape Note singers.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Stop Time ["Toronto Chapter"]) / The Emmet Ray 2014-06-19 (Monday – pay what you want!) [more info]

Henry Adam Svec (Laura Barrett) / Holy Oak Café 2014-06-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Shift ["radical filmmaking" with live music by Carol Gimbel & Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble and LAL] / The Drake Underground 2014-06-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Biblical / Grasshopper Records 2014-06-18 (Wednesday – all ages! free!)

Burn Down the Capital @ NXNE (feat. Many Arms with Colin Fisher / Kirin J Callinan / Horse Lords / Guerilla Toss) / The Great Hall 2014-06-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Juney Blooms Rustlin' June (feat. Ian Russell / Hoover Party / New Chance) ["playing sets alone and together throughout the night"] / Holy Oak Café 2014-06-18 (Wednesday)

Buzz Records @ NXNE (feat. WHIMM / Dirty Frigs / Teen Tits Wild Wives / Mexican Slang / Greys / Beta Frontiers) / 2014-06-18 (Wednesday – all ages!) [FB event]

POP Montreal + NeXT @ NXNE (feat. Diamond Bones / Look Vibrant / Language-Arts / You'll Never Get to Heaven / Julie Fader / • Seoul • / B-17 / Heat) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-06-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Wavelength 603 @ NXNE (feat. Tim Hecker / Fresh Snow / White Poppy / Twist / Zones) / The Great Hall 2014-06-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Dust ["The Quietest Big Band in the Known World"] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-06-20 (Friday – early!)

Pete Johnston Trio / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-06-20 (Friday)

Nhapitapi Mbira / The Island Café 2014-06-20 (Friday) [more info]

Mary-Margaret O'Hara & Rusty MacCarthy / Musideum 2014-06-20 (Friday) [more info]

Hand Drawn Dracula/Artificial Records @ NXNE (feat. North America / Tiers / Weeknight / Beliefs / Crystal Stilts / DOOMSQUAD / Wish) / The Garrison 2014-06-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Buzz Records @ NXNE (feat. BAMBARA / Mexican Slang / Weaves / HSY / Perfect Pussy / New Positions / Ancient Ocean / STÜKA / HUREN/ ANAMAI / Black Walls) / 2014-06-21 (Saturday – Day Party! Two stages! All ages!) [FB event]

NXNE: BRUISE CRUISE 2014 (feat. PS I Love You / Calvin Love / Walter TV / The Postez) / Captain Matthew Flinders 2014-06-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Chart Attack presents: Free NXNE In-Store (feat. Creep Highway / Beta Frontiers / Cities Aviv / Dusted) / Sonic Boom 2014-06-21 (Saturday Matinée! Free! All ages!) [FB event]

BOFF Afternoon BBQ (feat. Monomyth / Wild Highways / CTZNSHP / The Dead Projectionists / Slow Down Molasses / Eamon McGrath) / Saving Gigi 2014-06-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Summer Melt: Unofficial Summer Music Festival Rager (feat. Cellphone / Teenanger / Petra Glynt / Ice Cream / Toronto Homicide Squad / DAS RAD / Wrong Hole) / Soybomb HQ 2014-06-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Riverrun [Tomorrow Island vinyl release!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-06-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. The Artsy Chicks / Joe Sorbara's Abakos) / Array Space 2014-06-21 (Saturday)

Of Sound Mind (feat. Wish / Unfinished Business / Sonic Avenues / Young Mother / Greys / Carl Didur / Wizard Of) / Edward Day Gallery 2014-06-22 (Sunday – matinée! PWYC! all ages!) [FB event]

Chart Attack presents: Free NXNE In-Store (feat. Weaves / Courtney Barnett / Army Girls / Baby Eagle) / Sonic Boom 2014-06-22 (Sunday Matinée! Free! All ages!) [FB event]

UNAFFILIATED 01 (feat. Zacht Automaat / Petra Glynt / Special Costello / BABY CAGES / Old and Weird / Man Made Hill / Craig Currie / Secret Special Guest) / Artscape Gibraltar Point 2014-06-22 (Sunday) [FB event]

Add these to your calendar:

Lina Allemano/Cheryl O/Chris Adriaanse/Jake Oelrichs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-06-24 (Tuesday)

Somewhere There presents (Ken Aldcroft/Scott Thomson / Ronda Rindone's Quorum) / Array Space 2014-06-24 (Tuesday)

Flat Earth Society (Fat As Fuck) / Jam Factory 2014-06-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Two Koreas (Moonwood / Several Futures [debut show!]) / Smiling Buddha 2014-06-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Famous Wildlife Movies / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-06-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Happy America Day (feat. Darlene Shrugg) / Double Double Land 2014-07-04 (Friday) [FB event]

Dany Laj and The Looks (The Bawdy Electric) / 3030 2014-07-04 (Friday – free!) [FB event]

Feast In The East 39 with Silent Shout (feat. Silkken Laumann / No Breakup / Most People / Memorex) / Jam Factory 2014-07-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Artsy Chicks (Mimico / Clara Engel / BABEL) / The Cavern Bar 2014-07-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Los Van Van [Cuban salsa legends] / Nathan Phillips Square 2014-07-12 (Saturday – free! all ages!) [more info]

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