Monday, August 4, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #56

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:

Spencer Burton (Nick Ferrio / EONS) / Dufferin Grove Park 2014-08-06 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The week's big event is the start of SummerWorks Festival, which has so much cool stuff going on that it'll be getting its own preview in a couple days. But before that gets rolling, why not head out to a park for some music? A sort of mainland mini-Poor Pilgrim, come welcome these weary travellers home from their Sappyfest sojourn in relaxed splendour.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Mike Smith August Residency: Simcoe is Lord (with guests D. Alex Meeks & Karen Ng) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-08-04 (Monday – early!) [FB event]

AIMToronto Series Presents (feat. Shahriyar Jamshidi/David Shelly/Diane Roblin/Bob Vespaziani) / Musideum 2014-08-05 (Tuesday) [more info]

Chain & The Gang (Ed Schrader's Music Beat) / Smiling Buddha 2014-08-05 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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

Swing Low (feat. Old Haunt / Hazy Montagne Mystique & YlangYlang / Babel / Zones [ambient set!]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-08-08 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Cousins (Beliefs / Hands & Teeth) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-08-08 (Friday) [more info]

Greys [If Anything album release!] (HSY / WTCHS / Marriage) / SHIBGBs 2014-08-08 (Friday) [FB event]

SummerWorks: One Night, Two Brendans (feat. Brendan Canning) / The Theatre Centre Mainspace 2014-08-08 (Friday) [FB Event]

Salt Lick Kids (Pow Wows / The Green Rays) / Junction City Music Hall 2014-08-08 (Friday) [more info]

SummerWorks: Failure Fest (feat. Army Girls) / Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement 2014-08-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ketamines (Jay Arner / Jay Holy / Village) / The Cavern Bar 2014-08-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Crosss (Big Brave / Maicamia / Big Knife Little Knife / Worst Gift) / Soybomb HQ 2014-08-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Rocket Parade (We Sell Drugs / Several Futures / Connoisseurs of Porn) / Izakaya Sushi House 2014-08-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Lima Allemano Four (Ellwood Epps [solo trumpet]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-08-10 (Sunday)

SummerWorks: Weaves Through Time (feat. Weaves) / Lower Ossington Theatre 2014-08-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

Add these to your calendar:

Feast In The East 40 (feat. Fiver / Wyrd Visions / Tasseomancy / Black Walls) / Jam Factory Co. 2014-08-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Girls Rock Camp Toronto Showcase Concert #2 / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2014-08-17 (Sunday – matinée! all ages + kid-friendly!) [FB event]

Zvi + Isa Christ + Cetacea + Glass Towers + Painted Faces / Ratio 2014-08-22 (Friday) [FB event]

CoexisDance 65 [dance + improvised music] / Majlis Art Garden 2014-08-23 (Saturday – outside show!) [FB event]

Castle If (Dark Tips / Jesse Laderoute) / 8-11 2014-08-26 (Tuesday — also feat. "free astrological chart readings") [FB event]

The Music Gallery's Departures series: Battle Trance (King Weather) / Array Space 2014-09-05 (Friday) [FB event]

New Music 101: Toy Piano Composers and the Bicycle Opera Project / Toronto Reference Library – Hinton Learning Theatre 2014-09-08 (Monday – free! casual!)

Teenanger [EP LP Record Release show] (Crosss / The Beverleys) / The Garison 2014-09-12 (Friday)

Wavelength 616 (feat. Animal Faces / C T Z N S H P / WHIMM / Zords) / Smiling Buddha 2014-09-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

New Music 101: Arraymusic with Martha Baillie & Music in the Barns / Toronto Reference Library – Hinton Learning Theatre 2014-10-06 (Monday – free! casual!)

New Music 101: New Adventures in Sound Art & Christina Petrowska Quilico / Toronto Reference Library – Hinton Learning Theatre 2014-11-03 (Monday – free! casual!)

Community listings:

  • If you've grown older (or plan to do so in the future) and think about how to do so gracefully and with your thirst for creative exploration intact, do not miss David Dacks' Weird Generations essay over at Weird Canada. A must-read!
  • If you want to get your hands on the tangible products of local DIY culture, make sure you hit up Zine Dream 7 Small Press Fair, which takes over The Tranzac on Sunday afternoon. There'll be plenty of zines and other print products on hand, but the event reaches far past that, with crafts and plenty of the city's best music labels tabling as well.

Bandcamp corner:

Healing Power Records has just dropped this brand-new compilation of the label's acts and associates. Given the stylistic range here, the "many moods" title is totally apt. There's a lot of amazing (and exclusive!) stuff here — and I'm not just saying that because a trio of the titles here were recorded live by yours truly. Grab the digital now, and get a tape the next time you see the HPR crew!

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