Monday, April 6, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #91

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:

Track Could Bend #1 (feat. Allison Cameron / Michael Keith/Michael Lynn/Bob Vespaziani / Jesse James Laderoute) / Johnny Jackson 2015-04-07 (Tuesday) [FB event]

This is the gig of the week in part because on a stinkin' Tuesday night, there's a bit less competition for your attention. (Seriously — this is a crazy week, and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are all stacked with several can't-go-wrong choices.) But also — full disclosure here — this gets the pick because I put this gig together with help from the awesome Joel French of PPOP. Bringing improvised music back into the dive bars is a bit of an experiment, so I'm hoping that cross-breeding that with some off-kilter tangents from folks in the "rock" scenes will allow for some new mixing of music and audiences. (And good times! And volume!) This is PWYC and should be done at a reasonably early hour, so do feel free to drop in and hang out. This is just the start of a new monthly series, and as long as people are willing to show up I have tonnes of stuff I'd love to get up on stage.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Bernice (Omhouse) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-04-07 (Tuesday) [FB event]

sLAB [Mike Daley/Dean Drouillard/Russell Gray/Nick Ilic – "quadrophonic electric guitar drones"] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-07 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Build to Suit / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-08 (Wednesday – early!)

Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-08 (Wednesday)

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

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

Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams (Germaphobes / Surrender Heads) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-04-08 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Myk Freedman [solo] (Alex Lukashevsky / Yeah You're Right [Jake Oelrichs/Mike Overton/Jesse Levine]) / Holy Oak Café 2015-04-08 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2015-04-09 (Thursday – early!) [more info]

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

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

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

Myriad3 / The Rex 2015-04-10 (Friday – lunchtime set @ 1 p.m.!) [FB event]

Norman Blake, Joe Pernice and Guests [April residency!] / Dakota Tavern 2015-04-10 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Ok Vancouver Ok (KMVP / Village / Different Skeletons) / Holy Oak Café 2015-04-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Saint Dirt Elementary School (Dr. Realist's Comeback / The Woodshed Orchestra) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-10 (Friday – early + late!) [FB event]

Arraymusic Ensemble: The Music of John Mark Sherlock / Array Space 2015-04-10 (Friday) [FB event]

The Big Sound / The Mod Club 2015-04-10 (Friday) [FB event]

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

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

Jon McKiel & Aaron Mangle (Stella Ella Ola / Marine Dreams / Joyful Talk) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-04-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

GUH / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-12 (Sunday – early!)

Somewhere There Presents: The Second Sunday of April (feat. Amy Brandon / FASTER) / Array Space 2015-04-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Thin Edge New Music Collective: April is the Cruelest Month / Gallery 345 2015-04-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Andrew Downing's Otterville / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Ok Vancouver Ok (Family Video / Blunt Chunks) / Smiling Buddha 2015-04-12 (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!

The Mike Smith Company: Live and Love Amongst the Transcombobulants / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-04-15 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

PPOP Presents (feat. Hector's Pets / Legato Vipers / Marvelous Mark / King Creep) / Johnny Jackson 2015-04-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

Colin Fisher & Mike Gennaro (The Brian Abbott Trio) / Musideum 2015-04-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Record Store Day 2015 (feat. Comet Control / Mimico / Harrison / Anamai / Carl Didur) / Sonic Boom 2015-04-18 (Saturday – free all-day in-store performances! bands start at 2 p.m.!) [FB event]

Tsehaye Yohannes (Tewodros Tadesse / Daniel Nebiat) / The Opera House 2015-04-18 (Saturday) [more info]

Familiar Fiends (Creep Highway / The Flu / Battlewulf / Radio Mama) / Smiling Buddha 2015-04-22 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Cities Aviv (Bizzarh / Petra Glynt / Clairmont The Second) / Double Double Land 2015-04-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Spacemen 3 / Spiritualized: Live Tribute (feat. The Two Koreas / The Auras / Flowers Of Hell / Hollowphonic / Schønsee / Sunnhouse [feat. members of Simply Saucer] / Spoofs / The Autumn Stones / Las Venus Skyway / Night Goose) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-04-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Princess Century (A Dream, A Coast / Nyssa) / The Garrison 2015-04-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Riverrun Marathon 2.0 ["12 continuous hours of music"] / Beit Zatoun 2015-04-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ryan Driver Band (Molly Sweeney / Dorothea Paas) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-04-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

PPOP Presents (feat. Organized Crimes / NASA Valley / The Sulks) / Johnny Jackson 2015-04-29 (Wednesday) [FB event]

junctQín keyboard collective: Firsts II / Canadian Music Centre 2015-05-03 (Sunday) [FB event]

National Drone Day: afternoon dreamSTATE drone / Ratio 2015-05-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 658 (feat. Marker Starling [Rosy Maze record release and full band performance!] / JFM) / Lula Lounge 2015-05-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

The Gooch Palms (Death Valley Girls / Tonkapuma / Body Butter) / Smiling Buddha 2015-05-20 (Wednesday) [FB event]

PPOP Presents (feat. Atsuko Chiba / Other Families) / Johnny Jackson 2015-05-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

Poster Boy (What Nerve / Kahuna / ti.gerve nom / Kilmanjaro) / Johnny Jackson 2015-05-22 (Friday) [FB event]

The Black Lips (Teenanger / Pow Wows) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-07-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Black Lips (Milk Lines / The Beverleys) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-07-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Sonny & The Sunsets / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-07-25 (Saturday) [more info]

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