Monday, October 6, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #65

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.

Gigs of the week:

"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]

Four Laureates and Friends ["an evening of poetry, music, and song presented to benefit the United Way of Toronto"] (feat. Dennis Lee / Pier Giorgio Di Cicco / George Elliott Clarke / Terry Burns) / Robert Gill Theater 2014-10-08 (Wednesday) [FB event]

A pair of literary events on the same night sees a quartet of up-and-comers pitted against some more celebrated names. The former includes musical performances from Brooke Manning and Zoë Alexis-Abrams (whose works are in the magazine alongside Chris Boni and Brad Casey) while the latter will see Dennis "Alligator Pie" Lee being backed in performance by members of Aurochs. No bad choices to be made here.

This week's noteworthy shows:

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

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

Spectrum: Season Launch Party – Tell It Like It Is (feat. Nick Storring / Barnyard Drama) / Alliance Française de Toronto 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]

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2014-10-09 (Thursday) [more info]

Wavelength 621 (feat. Titus Andronicus / Ice Cream / Programm) / The Garrison 2014-10-09 (Thursday – $3 with RSVP!) [FB event]

The Beverleys (Not Of / Familiars) / Smiling Buddha 2014-10-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Casual Drones 4 (feat. Daniel Zabawa & Ian McPhedran / Steve Castellano / Christopher Sandes / Joseph Shabason / Justin Smalls / Nyles and JM Ladd) / Milk Glass 2014-10-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

New Fries [Fresh Face Forward tape release!] (Fan Fiction / Steve Kado / Few Horizzons) / 272 Geary Ave. 2014-10-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Riverrun / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-10-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Darlene Shrugg (Cellphone / Chico No Face) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-10-10 (Friday) [FB event]

People Put Out Productions presents (feat. BART / Beat Cops / Dead Soft) / Magpie Taproom 2014-10-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Long Winter: Bloor Cinema Takeover (feat. screenings of Depeche Mode - The Posters Came From The Walls, Alan Vega, just a million dreams, The Fire Flies, sounds by Doomsquad, live soundtrack by Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Long Night With Vish Khanna, more) / The Bloor Cinema 2014-10-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Thom Gill and Jos Fortin / Holy Oak Café 2014-10-11 (Saturday) [more info]

Deciduous (Pam Korgemagi / Impure Haha) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-10-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 622 (feat. The World Provider / The Almighty Rhombus / The Lord Almighties / Bardos) / Handlebar 2014-10-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Legato Vipers [LV record release!] (The Histrionics / Harlan Pepper / Start Something) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-10-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents the Second Sunday of October (feat. Matthew "Doc" Dunn [solo guitar + electronics] / No Angels Dancing [Allison Cameron/D. Alex Meeks/Stephen Parkinson]) / Array Space 2014-10-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Add these to your calendar:

OJ Pimpson (Tonkapuma) / Fountain 2014-10-14 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Esprit Orchestra: Polaris / Koerner Hall 2014-10-16 (Thursday) [more info]

White Fence (Buzzard King / MIMICO) / The Garrison 2014-10-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Big Sound / The Mod Club 2014-10-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Allison Cameron [lecture on the Arctic Circle, followed by performance with video] / Array Space 2014-10-18 (Saturday) [more info]

We Were Heads (Several Futures / Holzkopf / Arma Agharta / Alpha Strategy) / Handlebar 2014-10-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Antoine93 (Mathematique / Ken Park) / Double Double Land 2014-10-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Parker Abbott Trio [Simeon Abbott/Teri Parker/Mark Segger – The Wayfinders CD release] / The Rex 2014-10-26 (Sunday) [FB event]

Parker Abbott Trio [Simeon Abbott/Teri Parker/Mark Segger – The Wayfinders CD release] / The Emmet Ray 2014-10-27 (Monday) [FB event]

Hoover Party [Make Drones Not Drones tape release!] / Double Double Land 2014-10-30 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Bruised Spirits of Southern Ontario: Multi-media performance and installation by Opera Arcana [Jonathan Culp/GB Jones/Siânteuse/Minus Smile] / Videofag 2014-10-31–2014-11-01 (Friday + Saturday) [FB event]

Rub Out The Word: A William S. Burroughs Centennial Event ["features an actor, an 11-piece orchestra, electroacoustic sound and visual projections under the direction of composer/Burroughs scholar Glen Hall"] (CCMC) / The Music Gallery 2014-11-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Telephone Explosion's Xmas Party / 7 Year Anniversary (feat. Soupcans / Teenanger / LIDS / Mick Futures / Cellphone / New Fries) / S.H.I.B.G.B.'s 2014-12-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Buzz Records Presents a Very Special Krampus Party (feat. Greys / Odonis Odonis / Weaves / The Beverleys / Dilly Dally) / The Garrison 2014-12-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

In the lineage of the Artists' Jazz Band and the OCA new wave/punks, New Fries is a coalition between established musicians and performers better known in the visual arts scene. Anni Spadafora's lyrics (sounding at times like a radical activist's secret doubts found on torn-out diary pages) are set to an awkwardly groovy clatter, with sonic shades of The Raincoats, LiLiPUT, or Gang of Four. The half-dozen songs on their new tape (being launched with a show on Friday!) are a great distillation of their work, and one of my fave releases of the year so far.

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