Monday, February 9, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #83

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 Music Festival 15 – Night 1 (feat. Art Bergmann / Controller.Controller / Brides + Classic Wavelength/Toronto Tribute Sets: Most People [playing Broken Social Scene] / Delta Will [playing Caribou] / Hervana [playing Constantines] / More Or Les [playing Toronto Hip-Hop Classics] / Lockbox [playing Owen Pallett] / The Skeletones Four [playing Jim Guthrie]) / Sneaky Dee's 2015-02-13 (Friday) [more info]

Wavelength Music Festival 15 – Night 2 (feat. Lowell / The Acorn / Del Bel / Last Ex / Ginla) / SPK Polish Combatants Hall 2015-02-14 (Saturday) [more info]

Wavelength Music Festival 15 – Night 3 (feat. Mozart's Sister / Fresh Snow / New Fries / Tenderness / BART / Cellphone / Look Vibrant) / The Garrison 2015-02-15 (Sunday) [more info]

Pretty much a no-brainer to see this winter tradition/annual highlight as the week's top choice. Spread over three nights, there's a real diversity here, from the more nostalgic leanings of the first night at Sneaky Dee's to poppier tendrils shooting up alongside more abrasive sounds on the other nights. There's also a pre-festival gig on Thursday plus a pair of get-up-close daytime events [listed below] to close out the programming at WL's pop up gallery at Huntclub. Phew!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-10 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

bedroom [Matthew Pencer/Michael Davidson/Josh Cole] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #27.1 (feat. Element Choir plus Max McEachern / Suzanne Farkas / Jeff Burke / Rod Campbell) / Array Space 2015-02-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

JindaLee & Band & Friends / Holy Oak Café 2015-02-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Arnd Jurgensen and friends / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-11 (Wednesday – early!)

Ken Aldcroft/John Oswald/Glenn Milchem/William Davison (Ken Aldcroft/Germaine Liu) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-11 (Wednesday)

Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2015-02-12 (Thursday – early!) [more info]

Wavelength 646: Wavelength 15 Festival Pre-party (feat. Speedy Ortiz / HSY / WISH) / The Garrison 2015-02-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Trim Hogs (Drywall Heels / Germaphobes / Donalyn) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-02-12 (Thursday) [FV event]

Casual Drones 8 (feat. Devon Henderson / Mike Abercrombie / Andy, Tim & Jon [of Fresh Snow] / Gavin Gardiner / Brian Borcherdt / Jesse James Laderoute) / Milk Glass 2015-02-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Long Winter – Year Three, Volume Four: Long Winter Fair (feat. Bruce Peninsula / Choir! Choir! Choir! / Sea Oleena / HUSH PUP / STACEY / The Cybertronic Spree / Tio / Programm / Lobby / the beverleys / Spots / Eucalyptus / Gingy & Peach & Ryan Pierre + dance/performance/Outdoor Street Fair) / The Great Hall + The Theatre Centre 2015-02-13 (Friday) [FB event]

Long Winter – Year Three, Volume Four: Long Winter @ 99 Sudbury (feat. Dead Tired / LIDS / Mekele / Darlene Shrugg / Crosss / Nautiluss / Hermans) / 99 Sudbury 2015-02-13 (Friday) [FB event]

The Big Sound / The Mod Club 2015-02-13 (Friday) [FB event]

#WL15/Wavelength Talk Series: Artist Talk w/ Art Bergmann / Wavelength Pop Up Gallery @ Huntclub 2015-02-14 (Saturday – 3 p.m., free!) [more info]

Spiritual Songs of Africa (feat. Blandine Mbiya / Jeli Katenen 'Cheka' Dioubate / Ruth Mathiang / Evelyn Mukwedeya / Memory Makuri / Netsanet Mellesse / Frederica Ackah + an all-star band!) / Alliance Française de Toronto 2015-02-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Music Africa: Black History Month 2015 (feat. Yinka Farinde) / Gladstone Hotel 2015-02-14 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

Aurochs: Songs for Swingin' Lovers! / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Blonde Elvis (Noni Wo / Blunt Chunks) / Smiling Buddha 2015-02-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Schønsee / Sahara / Dirty Frigs / Sissy Boy / Whimm) / CineCycle 2015-02-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Century Palm (The Taste) / The Cavern Bar 2015-02-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-15 (Sunday – matinée! 3 to 5 p.m.!)

#WL15/Wavelength Talk Series: Artist Workshop w/ Mozart's Sister / Wavelength Pop Up Gallery @ Huntclub 2015-01-15 (Sunday – 3 p.m., free!) [more info]

Toronto Homicide Squad [Birthday Bash and final show!] (Stüka) / June Records 2015-02-15 (Sunday – 5:30 p.m.! free!) [FB event]

Diane Roblin/Raphael Weinroth-Browne/Heather Segger / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-15 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Eucalyptus Sundays (feat. Eucalyptus) / Hirut Restaurant 2015-02-15 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m. Tasty Ethiopian cuisine available, but you're not obliged) [FB event]

CineCycle's Sounds & Silents presents: F.W. Murnau's Sunrise with Live Soundtrack by Red Lantern [Arthur Bull/William Davison/David Lee/Tena Palmer/Bob Vespaziani] / CineCycle 2015-02-15 (Sunday) [FB event]

Valentine's Day Let Down (feat. Deciduous) / Handlebar 2015-02-15 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Public Animal (Wrong Hole) / The Dakota Tavern 2015-02-15 (Sunday) [FB event]

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!

Silver Pools (Sea Oleena) / Holy Oak Café 2015-02-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Rick Collins Cancer Benefit (feat. Sheezer / The Two Koreas / Patti Cake / Marty Topps) / The Garrison 2015-02-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Un Blonde (Yàocavé / Century Palm / Sexy Merlin) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-02-24 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Pneuma Ensemble / St. Michael's College 2015-02-26 (Thursday – free! early!) [FB event]

John Kameel Farah [solo harpsichord] (Araz Salek [solo tar]) / Ratio 2015-02-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Lesionread (Zoo Owl / Mystic Triangle / Poster Boy) / Smiling Buddha [basement] 2015-02-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's New Creations Festival: A Mind of Winter (feat. Barbara Hannigan [soprano] / Jonathan Crow [violin] / pre-concert lobby performace of Claude Vivier's Cinq Chansons by percussionists David Kent, Mark Duggan and David Burns) / Roy Thompson Hall 2015-02-28 (Saturday) [more info]

Skydome Hotel (The Island Years / Modern Collins) / Array Space 2015-02-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 19 (feat. Gabe Knox / Club Vandal Renegade) / Handlebar 2015-03-01 (Sunday) [FB event]

Audiopollination 28.1 (feat. Bill Gilliam/Glen Hall / Michael Snow/Diane Roblin/Nobua Kubota / Michael Snow/Diane Roblin) / Array Space 2015-03-01 (Sunday) [FB event]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's New Creations Festival: let me tell you (feat. Barbara Hannigan [soprano] / Ryan MacEvoy McCullough [piano] / pre-concert lobby performance by The Bicycle Opera Project) / Roy Thompson Hall 2015-03-04 (Wednesday) [more info]

Limbo Limbo Land (feat. God and the Devil [hosts] / Prince Ness / Halcyon / Germaphobes) / Double Double Land 2015-03-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser Quartet feat. Tony Malaby / Array Space 2015-03-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's New Creations Festival: Written on Skin (feat. Barbara Hannigan [soprano] / Krisztina Szabó [mezzo-soprano] / Iestyn Davies [countertenor] / Isaiah Bell [tenor] / Christopher Purves [baritone] / pre-concert lobby performance by The Toronto Consort) / Roy Thompson Hall 2015-03-07 (Saturday) [more info]

Great Lake Swimmers / Randolph Theatre 2015-04-23 & 2015-04-24 (Thursday & Friday) [more info]

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