Monday, March 16, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #88

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:

Emergents III [curated by Christopher Willes] (feat. Geoff Mullen + Jonathan Adjemian) / The Music Gallery 2015-03-19 (Thursday) [more info]

I realize I recommend the Music Gallery's Emergents gigs on the regular, but I'm truly particularly excited for this one. A sort of conceptual sequel to last year's instalment that saw Chris Willes scatter the pews and distribute musicians throughout the sanctuary, this show sees Willes return as curator, bringing a couple projects that take on the physical space in a different manner.

Jonathan Adjemian is debuting "Dry Reciprocity", a piece for sine wave, voice and wind instruments, while Mullen is bringing a new site-specific spacialized work to the Music Gallery. What exactly that entails is still a bit of a mystery ("a diffuse performance environment that invites the audience to move freely, choosing between a variety of different sonic experiences or situations") but it sounds like the sort of thing I dig.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Audiopollination 28.3 (feat. Aalborggroup / John Gregg/Tiina Kiik / Faster / William Davison and Maxwell Boecker) / Array Space 2015-03-16 (Monday) [FB event]

The Music of Cole Porter (feat. Alex Samaras & friends) / Holy Oak Café 2015-03-17 (Tuesday) [more info]

38th Annual Martian Awareness Ball (feat. Mary Margaret O’Hara + Guests) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-03-17 (Tuesday) [more info]

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

Josh Cole/Brandon Valdivia/Colin Fisher / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Casual Drones 9 (feat. Jay McCarol / Steve Castellano / Mike Duffield & Ben Oginz / Christopher Sandes / Jason Haberman & Mike O'Brien) / Milk Glass 2015-03-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Dust: The Quietest Big Band in the Known World / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-20 (Friday – early!)

Girls Rock Camp Toronto March Break Showcase Concert / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-03-20 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Father Murphy (Alpha Strategy) / The Cave 2015-03-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Bizzarh (VOTIIV / Over [Ex-Ten Kens, first show!]) / The Smiling Buddha 2015-03-20 (Friday) [FB event]

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

TWM/iM (feat. Fort York / Beams / KUMONgA / Last of the Bandits) / Gladstone Hotel 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]

Hands, Fists, Arms (feat. Stephanie Chua) / The Music Gallery 2015-03-21 (Saturday) [more info]

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

The Holy Gasp [album release!] (Ronley Teper & The Lipliners / Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-03-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Faster Presents (feat. The Lone Bone / Father Zinger / FASTER / Cares) / Handlebar 2015-03-21 (Saturday) [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!

HPR presents (feat. Mas Aya & New Chance) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-03-25 (Wednesday) [FB event]

LIDS [Telephone Explosion 7" release show!] (MIMICO / Fake Palms) / Double Double Land 2015-03-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Just a Shot Away: Optical Sounds Benefit Show for War Child Canada (feat. B-17 / The Auras / Prince Ness) / The Garrison 2015-04-02 (Thursday) [FB event]

Mystic Triangle (Holiday Rambler / We Are Not Who We Are) / Saving Gigi 2015-04-02 (Thursday) [FB event]

Feast in the East 47 (feat. Picastro / Charles Spearin's Roadside Silhouettes / Isla Craig / A. Minster) / Jam Factory 2015-04-04 (Saturday) [FB event]

PPOP Presents (feat. Fist City / Tough Age / Wrong Hole / Apeshit Simians) / Johnny Jackson 2015-04-08 (Wednesday) [FB event]

L CON (The Lonely Parade / Nick Ferrio) / Junction City Music Hall 2015-04-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Homeshake (Michael Rault / Bart) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-04-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Dirty Frigs (Birds of Paradise / Sunshine & The Blue Moon / Katelyn Molgard) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-04-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Swervedriver (SIANspheric) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-05-06 (Wednesday) [FB event]

An Exceptional evening with Kamancheh (feat. Shahriyar Jamshidi) / Canadian Music Center 2015-05-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Michael Feuerstack [The Forgettable Truth album release!] (Overnight) / Burdock 2015-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Spectrum Music: Your Wish is Our Concert / Alliance Française de Toronto 2015-05-29 (Friday) [FB event]

J Mascis (MV & EE) / Lee's Palace 2015-06-03 (Wednesday) [more info]

Colin Stetson (Sarah Neufeld) / The Great Hall 2015-06-09 (Tuesday) [more info]

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Lee's Palace 2015-06-10 (Wednesday) [more info]

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