Monday, July 7, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #52

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.

Gig of the week:

Zacht Automaat (Prince Nifty) / Double Double Land 2014-07-11 (Friday) [FB event]

What can I say, but this is a no-brainer? ZA shows are always special occasions because of their semi-annual-ish nature, and Carl Didur will also be dropping his new Nothing Is The Secret To Anything tape at the show. Plus: Prince Nifty, back from touring the world with Final fantasy. Oh, and "an interlude of magic".

This week's noteworthy shows:

Aurochs [feat. Mike Smith] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-07-08 (Tuesday – early!) [more info]

Audiopollination #20 (feat. Diane Roblin/Heather Segger / David Lee/Phill Albert / Arthur Bull/Raphael Weinroth-Browne / Diane Roblin/David Lee/Arthur Bull) / Array Space 2014-07-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Great Lake Swimmers (The Rural Alberta Advantage) / Massey Hall 2014-07-08 (Tuesday) [more info]

Somewhere There presents: Awesomeology (feat. This is Awesome [Christine Bougie/Dafydd Hughes] / Ze Bib!) / Array Space 2014-07-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2014-07-10 (Thursday – early!) [more info]

Rob's Collision (Ken Aldcroft/Mike Gennaro) / The Imperial Pub 2014-07-10 (Thursday)

Casual Drones: a night of live ambient music (feat. Nick Grottick [of Bad Channels] / Scarlett & Ami [Viola and Guitar Collab] / Daniel Zabawa / Gabe Knox / Brad & Andy [of Fresh Snow] / Josh Korody [of Beliefs/Wish/Breeze] / Milk Glass Co. 2014-07-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

Ossington Rippers (The Island Years ["brand new act feat. members of Wilderness of Manitoba + Ohbijou"] / The Cool Hands / Gold Pony) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-07-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

Basia Bulat (Destroyer [solo]) / Massey Hall 2014-07-10 (Thursday) [more info]

The Element Choir / Toronto Reference Library Atrium 2014-07-11 (Friday – Free! lunchtime show!) [more info]

Construction (feat. Absolutely Free / Doomsquad / Anamai) / Smiling Buddha 2014-07-11 (Friday – All ages! PWYC!) [FB event]

Mystic Triangle (Hentai, Please / Little Ghost / Spookyfish / Ateller) / Smiling Buddha (basement) 2014-07-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Lunchmeat (Dregs / Planet Creature / Dead Messenger) / The Magpie Taproom 2014-07-11 (Friday) [FB event]

GITAR [LP Release!] (NLP / Green Rays) / The Monarch Tavern 2014-07-11 (Friday) [more info]

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

Mexican Slang [EP Release!] (WEED / Lice) / Manifesto 2014-07-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

Healing Power Records + Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe present (feat. Eucalyptus / Deciduous / New Chance) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-07-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

DETH [compilation release party!](feat. SINS / SARIN / Vierance / HUREN) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-07-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Taste [Sea Legs EP Release!] (Queen of the Fleet / Dream Disks) / Handlebar 2014-07-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Highest Order (Lowlands / The Idaho Stop) / 3030 2014-07-12 (Saturday – free!) [FB event]

Army Girls / Opticianado Eyewear 2014-07-13 (Sunday – free! matinée!) [FB event]

Man Forever & So Percussion (Music In The Barns performs Nicole Lizee / Gordon Monahan) / The Jam Factory 2014-07-13 (Sunday) [FB event]

The Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-07-13 (Sunday)

Add these to your calendar:

DUST / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-07-18 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Wrong Hole [record release!] (Surinam / New Fries) / Smiling Buddha 2014-07-18 (Friday) [FB event]

Tequila House Band (TJ Borden / Clarinet Panic) / Holy Oak Café 2014-07-23 (Wednesday) [FB event]

HIT IT (feat. Doldrums / Tonstartssbandht / Cellphone / Steve Jr) / The Comfort Zone 2014-07-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Backyard Afternoon (feat. HVYWTR / Heather Segger / Isla Craig / Prince Nifty) / Tibet Kitchen 2014-07-27 (Sunday – Matineé! Gorgeous back patio vibes! PWYC!) [FB event]

The Burning Hell (By Divine Right / Nick Ferrio) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-08-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

NAISA Sound Travels Festival: Instrumental Redo (feat. junctQín / Jean-François Laporte) / Wychwood Theatre 2014-08-15 (Friday) [more info]

NAISA Sound Travels Festival: Motion Memory and Mermaids (feat. Pauline Oliveros / Anne Bourne [with sixteen channel sound diffusion!] / Wychwood Theatre 2014-08-16 (Saturday) [more info]

Album corner:

Jeunesse Cosmique, Montréal purveyors of weird music and community vibes, have just released C'est tripping creatures!, a sprawling new compilation that you can grab on their bandcamp. It's subtitle ("stoner idm weird beats!") gives you a hint of what to expect, but there's really quite a lot of diversity to be found here. Besides JC standbys like YlangYland and Téléphone Maison, T.O is represented with some tasty new stuff from Bile Sister and Mas Aya, and there's plenty of new discoveries to be made — I'm already educating myself about Two-Year Carnival, for example.

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