Monday, October 20, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #67

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:

Wavelength 623 (feat. Ben Frost / Nick Storring) / The Garrison 2014-10-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Some Wavelength shows are raucous parties and some are island reveries, but this one is a more composerly affair, highlighting the cutting edge of the intersection between the "indie" and "new music" worlds. Australia-via-Iceland composer Ben Frost's music has minimalist/experimental cred, but isn't far removed from some of the icier, austere corners of the rock/electronics realms — plus I'm told it's gonna be loud. Meanwhile, in a fine pairing, Nick Storring (also well known for his work in the improvised and pop realms) is releasing his long-gestating (and very tasty) Gardens album as well.

This week's noteworthy shows:

AIM Toronto Presents (feat. Andy Yue / Mark Zurawinski / Raphael Weinroth-Browne) / Musideum 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)

Beams (Pistol George Warren / Patrick Grant & The Flesh Vignettes) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-10-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

(weewerk)'s 13th Anniversary Party (feat. Art Bergmann [Songs For The Underclass EP release] / Tony Dekker / Two-Minute Miracles) / The Great Hall 2014-10-24 (Friday) [FB event]

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

See Through Trio [Parallel Lights CD Release Party] (Paul Newman / See Through 5) / Array Space 2014-10-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Reigning Sound (catl. / Pow Wows) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-10-25 (Saturday) [more info]

Stüka (New Zebra Kid / Bile Sister) / Milk Glass Co. 2014-10-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

Poppy Seed & the Love Explosion (The Disraelis / Blue Cougars) / Bovine Sex Club 2014-10-25 (Saturday)

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

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

The Birth of Troubling Forms [performing a live, improvised soundtrack to Nosferatu] / CineCycle 2014-10-26 (Sunday) [FB event]

King Weather / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-10-26 (Sunday)

Add these to your calendar:

TPC Impulse: the 2014 FUN-raiser for the Toy Piano Composers (feat. CelloPhone duo / members of TorQ Percussion Quartet) / Dave's 2014-10-28 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-10-28 (Tuesday)

Titanium Riot (Lina Allemano New York Trio) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-10-29 (Wednesday – early!)

Os Tropies [CreEPy Release and Halloween Party!] (Petra Glynt / Dead Burlesque by Sly Maria / Spoken word poetry by Angelica Né) / The Gladstone Hotel 2014-10-29 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Wavelength 626 (feat. Kurt Marble [first show!] / Suno Deko / Julie Byrne) / Milk Glass 2014-11-02 (Sunday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 42 (feat. Teenanger / The Soupcans / Hooded Fang / Rotzig) / Jam Factory 2014-11-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Building Home, Building Safety, Building Sovereignty – Legal Defense Fundraiser for Darlene Necan ("an evening of speakers, dinner and music with Amai Kuda and Simone Schmidt and MC Rebeka Tabobondung") / Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

4th Annual Big Smoke Fest (feat. Dilly Dally / Blonde Elvis / Dirty Church / New Hands) / The Garrison 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Khôra (GREX / Clara Engel) / Ratio 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

KASHKA [Bound Anniversary Party with two full band sets – one acoustic, one electropop] / The Drake Underground 2014-11-09 (Sunday) [FB event]

Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet (Knurl / Advice [Jonathan Adjemian with Colin Fisher/Karen Ng/Matt Smith/Chris Worden]) / Double Double Land 2014-11-09 (Sunday) [FB event]

Sarah Peebles [Delicate Paths CD release!] (feat. Sarah Peebles/Nilan Perera/Kyle Brenders / Christoper Willes/Anne Bourne/Germaine Liu) / Ratio 2014-11-11 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Elephant Stone (The Blind Shake / The Auras / B-17) / Smiling Buddha 2014-11-21 (Friday) [FB event]

Spencer Burton / Rivoli 2014-11-27 (Thursday) [more info]

Aidan Baker (The Visit / Moonwood) / Ratio 2014-12-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Viet Cong / The Garrison 2015-01-31 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

Tania Gill (piano), Karen Ng (saxophone), and Pete Johnston (bass) combine for playful/thoughtful improvisations in See Through Trio. Playing without a drummer, they're not tied down by metronomical thinking but there's still enough of a rhythmical impulse to keep things from getting too abstract. They're celebrating their new album on Saturday at Array Space (see listing above) — but you can also check it out now online.

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