Monday, September 15, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #62

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:

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Surinam / Lunchmeat / LICE / Terror Lake) / Bassline Music Bar 2014-09-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Brendan Canning / AroarA / The Highest Order / Army Girls / Artie Roth / Baby Eagle / Will Kidman / The Lonely Parade / Alistair Christhl / Chug Bucket / The Idaho Stop) / Christie Pits Park 2014-09-20 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Julie Doiron and the Wrong Guys / Fiver / Eamon McGrath / Lily Frost / Shotgun Jimmie / José Contreras / Pink Moth / Heavy on the Willie / Safety in Numbers / Nick Teehan / The Jarl Anderson Experience) / Christie Pits Park 2014-09-21 (Sunday – free!) [more info]

I like the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival because they use "folk" in the same way I like to — not as a style of music, but as a certain type of relationship to music that's local and participatory. It's the music by and for the people right here. They've been tending to the festival as carefully as the vegetables just over in the community plots in Christie Pits, letting things grow at their own pace. This is a casual event, with two days of music outside on two stages and a boppin' beer garden. There's also a trio of inside shows to kick things off on Friday — the louder one with guitars at Bassline is my pick.

This week's noteworthy shows:

The Young (B-17 / Grey Lands) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-09-15 (Monday) [FB event]

Diane Cluck (Jordaan Mason) / The Music Gallery 2014-09-16 (Tuesday) [more info]

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkeybirds (Henri Faberge & The Adorables / The Holy Gasp) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-09-16 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Josh Cole/Brodie West/Nick Fraser / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-17 (Wednesday)

Kyle Brenders Quartet (Transcombobulation) / Ratio 2014-09-18 (Thursday) [FB event]

Persian Rugs [This is OK for Now release party!] (Wanderbirds) / The Boat 2014-09-18 (Thursday) [FB event]

"HIT IT" (feat. Naomi Punk / Jimmy Whispers / Blonde Elvis) / Double Double Land 2014-09-18 (Thursday) [FB event]

D U S T / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-19 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Beta Frontiers (BART [members of The Elwins/Hooded Fang/Ruby Coast] / Gregory Pepper & His Problems / Uncut) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-09-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Ava Luna (Celestial Shore / Omhouse) / Milk Glass Co. 2014-09-19 (Friday) [FB event]

FRUITS (feat. New Chance / Blunt Chunks / Doom Tickler) / Double Double Land 2014-09-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Kevin Drew (Comet Control) / Adelaide Hall 2014-09-19 (Friday – free with RSVP) [more info]

Toy Piano Composers: Pandora's Box / The Music Gallery 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ali Berkok (Clutton/Liu/Pruden) / Array Space 2014-09-20 (Saturday)

Shonen Knife (Habibi / Mexican Slang / BB Guns) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Junction Music Festival (feat. The Sadies / The Beauties / Teenage Kicks / Chameleon Project / Bard From The Club / Sun K / Beams / Ginger Grey / Whiskey Jack / Rambunctious / Ark Analog / Paradise Animals / Omhouse / Tails / KASHKA / Two Koreas / Hands & Teeth / Alright Alright / many more) / various locations in The Junction 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [more info]

LOOM (Kira May) / The Belljar Café 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

Kahuna [tape release!] (Whimm / Zones / Boat Culture) / La Revolucion 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

Guerilla Toss (Toronto Homicide Squad / PC Worship / Connoisseurs Of Porn / Rotzig) / Milk Glass Co. 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-21 (Sunday – matinée! 3 p.m. start)

"Grand Festival of Autumnal Happiness" (feat. John Oswald's somewhat large acoustic improvising ensemble / Aaron Lumley [solo bass]) / St Andrew's by-the-Lake Anglican Church 2014-09-21 (Sunday — matinée!) [FB event]

Riverrun / Gerrard Art Space 2014-09-21 (Sunday – matinée!) [more info]

Hat & Beard / The Rex 2014-09-21 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m.) [FB event]

The Queer Songbook Orchestra: Play Songs from In and Around the Closet / The Music Gallery 2014-09-21 (Sunday) [more info]

Add these to your calendar:

Mark Segger Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-23 (Tuesday)

ZONES (Bad Channels / Poster Boy / Schønsee [Ami Spears + Scarlett Rose]) / Milk Glass 2014-09-25 (Thursday) [FB event]

"Meandering Streams of Consciousness" ["a synesthetic program of music, visual arts, and free improvisation"] (feat. Tom Preisler / Anoush Taba'i / Bea Labikova / Manuel A. Morales / Kousha Nakhaei / Avesta Nakhaei / Michael Lynn) / Array Space 2014-09-26 (Friday)

Drumheller [w/ Eric Chenaux!] (The Ryan Driver Sextet) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-26 (Friday)

Susanna Hood + Scott Thomson: The Muted Note / Gerrard Art Space 2014-09-27 (Saturday) [more info]

The Draperies (Allison Cameron) / Ratio 2014-09-29 (Monday) [FB event]

Dan'l Boone [Neil Hagerty/Nate Young/Alex Moskos/Charles Ballas] (New Fries / Tranz Defonce) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-10-06 (Monday) [FB event]

"The 4 Poets Magazine Launch" (feat. musical performances by LOOM / Zoë Alexis-Abrams with David Jones) / The Magpie Taproom 2014-10-08 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Toronto Friends of Refugees: 2nd Annual Community Jam (feat. Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble / Ruth Mathiang / Samba Elégua / Solar-C) / Lula Lounge 2014-10-08 (Wednesday) [more info]

Hermit Thrushes (Clarinet Panic / Slime) / Ratio 2014-10-12 (Sunday – "special Thanksgiving show including an orphan Thanksgiving dinner!") [FB event]

Dilly Dally [7" Release Show!] (Army Girls / Wish / Bad Channels) / S.H.I.B.G.B.'s 2014-10-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Work/Death (Gordon Ashworth / Manticore / Beard Closet) / Ratio 2014-10-26 (Sunday) [FB event]

The Horseshoe Tavern's 67th Birthday Celebration (feat. The Hold Steady) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-12-10–2014-12-13 (Wednesday–Saturday) [more info]

Bandcamp corner:

I've been a big fan of local C-86'ers Persian Rugs ever since "Always All" dropped a couple years back — and now the band's long-awated full-length is seeing the light of the day. You can check it out now, plus you can celebrate the occasion at the band's release party at The Boat on Thursday.

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