Monday, December 8, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #74

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:

Audiopollination at Long Winter (feat. Interstellar Orchestra / Michael Keith + more!) / The Great Hall 2014-12-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Total conflict-of-interest alert here, as I had a part in pulling this together, but there's gonna be some cool rumblings down below the fab-as-always Long Winter this month. The folks from Audiopollination put on a monthly night of spontaneous music and improvised visuals, and we're going to try and bring some of that vibe to the BLK BOX. Long Winter is an awesome place to discover new music, so hopefully we can give people a taste of our city's rich creative music scene.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Aurochs with Mike Smith / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-09 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Audiopollination #25 (feat. Marcus B/Heidi Chan/James B / Brian Abbott/Aki Takahashi/Gamliel Kalfa / siânteuse/Ben Sirois / Bill Gilliam/Ambrose Pottie/John Creson/Adam Rosen) / Array Space 2014-12-09 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Kelsey McNulty (Doctor Ew / Kelly McMichael) / Holy Oak Café 2014-12-09 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Al Tuck and No Action / Hugh's Room 2014-12-09 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Arnd Jurgensen + guests / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-10 (Wednesday – early!)

Christine Duncan/Mike Gennaro (CCMC duo [Paul Dutton/John Kammevaar]) / Musideum 2014-12-10 (Wednesday) [more info]

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

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2014-12-11 (Thursday – early!)

"Fragments 2014": a DERME live cinema event (feat. media artist Pedro Ferreira & composer Allison Cameron) / Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art 2014-12-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

New Music Concerts presents: An Evening with Marco Stroppa and Benny Slucin / The Music Gallery 2014-12-11 (Thursday) [more info]

Casual Drones 6 (feat. Kyle Connolly / Dr0nez Like BS [Mike & Dan of Grounders] / Grim Safari [Lowell Sostomi] / Graham C Walsch / Shehzaad and Colin G. [of Greys] / Slime) / Milk Glass 2014-12-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Northumbria (Gates / Dirty Inputs) / The Garrison 2014-12-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

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

Timber Timbre / Lee's Palace 2014-12-11–2014-12-13 (Thursday–Saturday) [more info]

Nicole Lizée [Bookburners CD launch!] / Canadian Music Centre 2014-12-12 (Friday – free!) [more info]

Long Winter: Year Three, Volume Two (feat. Sean Nicholas Savage / Army Girls / Animalia / Wrong Hole / Sean Conway / The Lonely Parade / Anti-Vibes / Wish / Man Made Hill / Iris / Audiopollination) / The Great Hall 2014-12-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Not the Wind, Not the Flag with Steve Baczkowski (Manticore / Steve Baczkowski [solo]) / Ratio 2014-12-12 (Friday) [FB event]

The Path Home: An Evening of Celebration through the labyrinth in sound, song and movement (feat. Lee Pui Ming/Dong-Won Kim/Rob Clutton/Mary Ganzon/Randi Helmers) / Gallery 345 2014-12-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Marker Starling (Bernice / The Gordon Brothers) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2014-12-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Gay [final show!] (Ice Cream / Sexy Merlin) / Handlebar 2014-12-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

U.S. Girls (Vallens [first show!] / Sissy Boy / Schønsee) / The White House 2014-12-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

DAS RAD (Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs / Century Palm / Pity) / Johnny Jackson 2014-12-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bloodshot Bill & The Hick Ups (Invasions / Patrick Grant & The Flesh Vignettes / Legato Vipers) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-12-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Feint Of Hart: Crisis on St. Creskins / Campbell House Museum 2014-12-13–2014-12-15 (Saturday–Monday) [FB event]

Deciduous (The Cantankery) / Handlebar 2014-12-14 (Sunday) [FB event]

Second Sunday of December (feat. The Imperative / Denison/Diack/Furlong/Swankey) / Arrayspace 2014-12-14 (Sunday) [FB event]

Riverrun / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-14 (Sunday – early!)

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-14 (Sunday)

Kith & Kin's Holiday Wassail / The Music Gallery 2014-12-14 (Sunday) [more info]

Add these to your calendar:

Reminder: This post only contains this week's updates — the full listings can always be found over on the right-hand sidebar!

Inside Touch [new techno project from Miracle Fortress' Graham Van Pelt] (Vesuvio Solo / Pat Jordache / Ken Park) / Double Double Land 2014-12-17 (Wednesday) [FB event]

CAVE SNOW ["drones, performance art, video installations in an underground cave"] (feat. Brian Schirk / Cassandra Marie Witteman / Hexzuul / Annie Wong / Fog Spirits / Damian Lebiedzinski) / 8-11 2014-12-21 (Sunday – "dress warm") [more info]

Mehamoud Ahmed (Bezuayehu Demisse) / 237 Sackville St. 2014-12-31 (Wednesday)

TWM/iM (feat. The Effens / Modern Sands / Deep Space Cowboys / Different Skeletons) / Gladstone Hotel 2015-01-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Weyes Blood (Petra Glynt / Anamai / Schønsee) / Smiling Buddha 2015-01-19 (Monday) [FB event]

Crosswires (feat. Giant Triangle / Jim Storie Juniors / Dutch) / Handlebar 2015-01-25 (Sunday) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Marie LeBlanc-Flanagan [talk] / The Imperative / Riverrun / The Uplifters) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-20 (Friday) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Allison Cameron [talk] / Denison/Ballyk/Davis / c_RL [Allison Cameron/Germaine Liu/Nicole Rampersaud]) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-21 (Saturday – matinée!) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Brodie West / Rob Clutton & Randi Helmers / The Muted Note [Susanna Hood/Scott Thomson] / Marilyn Lerner & Nicole Rampersaud / Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-21 (Saturday) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Nilan Perara [workshop: "Prepared Guitar: Theory, Practice & Improvisation"] / Michelangelo Iaffaldano/Tomasz Krakowiak / William Davison/Nilan Perera/Rick Sacks / JunctQín Keyboard Collective) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-22 (Sunday – matinée!) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Transcombobulation [Jonathan Adjemian/Mike Smith] / Peripheral Vision [Nick Fraser/Michael Herring/Trevor Hogg/Don Scott]) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-22 (Sunday) [more info]

Community corner:

For the past two years, the Somewhere There collective have pulled together an excellent festival that showcases the range of the local creative music scenes. Year three, set for The Tranzac on February 20-22, promises to be as appealing, with a slew of MFS faves on tap to perform, teach and talk — check out those listings above.

With a little less gov't funding this year, the festival has started an Indiegogo campaign to make sure their costs are covered and the artists get paid. The best thing you can do is to kick in now for some tickets — or even better, a weekend pass, which gets you access to all five shows over the weekend for a super-reasonable $45. (Pro-tip: the durable t-shirts are quite a striking fashion statement as well.)

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