Monday, March 9, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #87

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:

The Lanka Suite [feat. The Thing Is / GREX / Jane Bunnett] (Khôra) / The Music Gallery 2015-03-14 (Saturday) [more info]

This ambitious work from Tova Kardonne is excitingly hard to pin down. Billed as "post-civil war Sri Lankan artistry seen through the eyes of an outsider", it incorporates The Thing Is and GREX — two of the groups she frequently works with, and filled with MFS faves including Peter Lutek, Tom Richards, Mark Segger and Ali Berkok (in the former) and Alex Samaras, Felicity Williams and Robin Dann (in the latter) — not to mention special guest Jane Bunnett. Expect voices, several disparate streams of music, and a visual element — truly the special one-of-a-kind event you expect to see at The Music Gallery. (Added bonus: ambient sound sculptor Matthew Ramolo, a/k/a Khôra, opens the night.)

This week's noteworthy shows:

Lust For Youth (Bile Sister) / Bambi's 2015-03-09 (Monday) [FB event]

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #28.2 (feat. Parmela Attariwala with Adele Armin / Branko Dzinovic/Robert Aitken / Jeff Burke/Casey Sokol / Shahriyar Jamshidi) / Array Space 2015-03-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Chansons Refusées: Alex Samaras and Bobby Hsu present A Sondheim Project / Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre 2015-05-11 (Wednesday – free! early! 5:50 to 6:30 p.m.) [more info]

Arnd Jurgensen with The Starfires / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-11 (Wednesday – early!)

Transcombobulation (Ken Aldcroft/Ben Grossman) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-11 (Wednesday)

Clara Engel (Divine Circles / Gardener / Lunar Creature) / Ratio 2015-03-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2015-03-12 (Thursday – early!) [more info]

L CON (Samantha Savage Smith) / The Belljar 2015-03-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Long Winter: Year Three, Volume Five (feat. Elsa / Bart / PANIC / Hank / Dreamsploitation / Not Of / ASMR Buds / Several Futures / Dirty Frigs / Fake Palms / Pins and Needles / Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People / Pretty Boys / Sweaty Fish) / The Great Hall 2015-03-13 (Friday) [FB event]

The Pop Group (Fresh Snow / New Fries) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-03-14 (Saturday) [more info]

Kurt Marble [tape release!] (Germaphobes / Big Jrs) / Handlebar 2015-03-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Sweet Talk (Blastronaut / Colin Fisher Trio) / Smiling Buddha 2015-03-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-15 (Suinday – matinée! 3 to 5 p.m.!)

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!

Piano Party 2 (feat. Isla Craig / Ali Berkok) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

PPOP Presents (feat. B.A. Johnston [Shit Sucks record release] / First Base / Spruce Invaders) / Johnny Jackson 2015-03-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Monk Marathon (feat. Évidence / Hat & Beard / Michael Davidson) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-21 (Saturday – 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.! drop in for a spell!) [FB event]

Queer Songbook Orchestra Play Songs of Resilience / Church of the Holy Trinity 2015-03-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Wavelength 653 (feat. Brian Borcherdt / Sean Paul / Slime / Toblerone Boys) / Ratio 2015-03-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Tranz Defonce (White Van / Onfiilm / Rocket Parade) / Handlebar 2015-03-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Milk Lines (PANIC) / 3030 2015-03-28 (Saturday – free!) [FB event]

Do Make Say Think [20th anniversary show!] / Lee's Palace 2015-04-02 (Thursday) [more info]

Doomsquad (Phèdre) / Double Double Land 2015-04-04 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 20 (feat. I Am Robot And Proud / dreamSTATE) / Handlebar 2015-04-05 (Sunday) [FB event]

Tyvek (Teenanger / DAS RAD) / CineCycle 2015-04-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Wavelength 655 (feat. Hauschka / Dirty Inputs) / SPK Polish Combatants Hall 2015-04-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

ANAMAI [Sallows LP Release!] (Twist / Castle If) / CineCycle 2015-04-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Hooded Fang (New Fries / Brazilian Money) / Johnny Jackson 2015-04-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

Zoobombs (MIMICO / Vallens / Planet Creature) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-05-01 (Friday) [FB event]

Zoobombs (The Dying Arts) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-05-02 (Saturday) [FB event]

Constantines (Chad VanGaalen) / Massey Hall 2015-05-27 (Wednesday) [more info]

Community notes:

  • Healing Power's Victoria Cheong has been igniting dancefloors for the past few months with the music of her New Chance solo project. This week sees the project's first release (described as a "mixtape", rather than an "album") hit the street, and that's being celebrated with a listening party and window installation at Art Metropole on Wednesday night.
  • Congrats to Adam Scime for winning the 2015 Toronto Emerging Composer Award. Scime's work is musically rigourous but remains approachable to those outside of the New Music cloisters. You can check out some of his compositions over at his soundcloud.
  • I haven't been able yet to check out any of the flicks in TIFF's Michael Snow screening series, but hopefully I'll be able to get out to see ←→ on Thursday evening. Screenings in the series are free, and there's some more to come, including La Région Centrale (which I've wanted to see on the big screen for years) on April 23rd.

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