Monday, February 16, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #84

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:

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Marie LeBlanc-Flanagan [talk] / Transcombobulation [Jonathan Adjemian/Mike Smith] / Riverrun / The Uplifters) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-20 (Friday) [FB event]

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!) [FB event]

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

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Nilan Perara [workshop: "Prepared Guitar: Theory, Practice & Improvisation"] / JunctQín Keyboard Collective / Borach Mivola/Mike Laughington/Tommasino Di Cracovia / William Davison/Nilan Perera/Rick Sacks) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-22 (Sunday – matinée!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. The Imperative [Jay Hay/Karen Ng/Joe Sorbara] / Imaginary Flesh / Peripheral Vision [Nick Fraser/Michael Herring/Trevor Hogg/Don Scott]) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-02-22 (Sunday) [FB event]

Now in its third year, the Somewhere There festival has become a bit of a summit for the local improvised/creative music community. There's five concerts, including two afternoon shows, and three of the sessions go beyond the music with talks from Weird Canada's Marie LeBlanc Flanagan and Allison Cameron (intriguingly entitled "Not Noise"), plus Nilan Perera's prepared guitar workshop. Music ranges from new-classical work from junctQín Keyboard Collective to the sci-fi squelch of Imaginary Flesh. With a varied cross-section of different musical practices at each of the shows, it's a great way for the curious to get their feet wet in a casual setting. Tickets are only $10 per show (available online or at the door) — or, thanks to the ST crew, you can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Alex Calder (Calvin Love / Beds / Jaunt) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-02-16 (Monday) [FB event]

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

Audiopollination #27.2 (feat. Tim Crofts with Ted Phillips/Nilan Perera / Nicole Rampersaud/Pete Johnson) / Array Space 2015-02-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Nicolas Buligan (Lisa Conway) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-18 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Raging Against the Machine (feat. Thin Edge New Music Collective / Ensemble Paramirabo) / The Music Gallery 2015-02-19 (Thursday) [more info]

DUST: The Quietest Big Band in the Known World / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-20 (Friday – early!)

Pow Wows [LP Release!] (Towers / King Creep / Wave Of Terror) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-02-20 (Saturday) [more info]

Music Africa: Black History Month 2015 (feat. Amadou Kienou / Katenen Cheka) / Gladstone Hotel 2015-02-21 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

Healing Power Records presents (feat. D/P/I / Craig Dunsmuir / Fleshtone Aura) / The Music Gallery 2015-02-21 (Saturday) [more info]

Sasha Chapin [album release!] (Wyrd Visions / Kira May) / Double Double Land 2015-02-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Golden Dogs [3 ½ album release!] (Jane's Party) / The Rivoli 2015-02-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

some small stones [Evan Cartwright + Johnny Spence] / Gerrard Art Space 2015-02-22 (Sunday – matinée!) [FB event]

Eucalyptus Sundays (feat. Eucalyptus) / Hirut Restaurant 2015-02-22 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m. Tasty Ethiopian cuisine available, but you're not obliged) [FB event]

Crosswires (feat. Halloween Mask / Field Study / Milk Lines / The Jim Storie Juniors) / Handlebar 2015-02-22 (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!

Healing Power Records presents (feat. Zone Support [album release!] / Tax Haven) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-02-25 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Old Haunt (Babel / Beard Closet) / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2015-02-28 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Hurricanes Of Love (Holiday Rambler / Elrichman / Little Howlin Wolf) / Ratio 2015-02-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

ANAMAI (plus "huge Buzz Records Merch Sale") / June Records 2015-03-01 (Sunday – free! early!) [FB event]

VCR (Warehouse / Anti-Vibes) / 8-11 2015-03-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Band (LUKA) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-08 (Sunday) [FB event]

SXSoWhat (feat. Cellphone / Blonde Elvis / DAS RAD / Zena / Wearenotwhoweare / Greasy G) / Soybomb HQ 2015-03-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Invocation TO presents Sir Richard Bishop (Robert Millis / Colin Fisher/Mike Gennaro) / Ratio 2015-04-08 (Wednesday) [FB event]

PPOP Presents (feat. Famines / Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs / Pale Lips / Brat Kings) / Johnny Jackson 2015-04-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Moon King [album release!] (Lee Paradise / Blunt Chunks) / Smiling Buddha 2015-04-14 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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