Monday, August 3, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #108

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:

Mechanical Forest Sound presents (feat. Noordwiijk / Allison Cameron / Debashis Sinha) / Ratio 2015-08-05 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Geez, what a week! Too, too much to highlight here. (In fact, look for an entirely separate SummerWorks preview coming up tomorrow!) From the rock side of things, for my most-anticipated show of the week I could easily pick the return of quadraphonic rock/sweat experience Four Corners or a special evening with Zacht Automaat. [details on those, of course, below.]

But instead, I'm going to draw attention to a rather excellent week at Ratio — one of my favourite venues — which is presenting experimental folk unit Mermaids plus Ways (the new Brodie West/Evan Cartwright duo) on Thursday and Charles Barabé and other experimental-minded folks on Friday. But most exciting of all — and, full disclosure, a show I helped put together — is a special night of electroacoustic/experimental sounds on Wednesday, showcasing Montréal's Noordwiijk (check out his excellent Sailor Boy II album, which was released by the excellent label Jeunesse Cosmique, below) alongside locals Allison Cameron and Debashis Sinha. Truly a night where you can get comfortable, lean back, relax, and really listen.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Track Could Bend #5 (feat. Ghostlight / Lido Pimienta / Slime) / Dundas Video 2015-08-04 (Tuesday) [FB event]

troubleshooting~ v.4 (feat. Elise Milani / Jason Doell) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-08-05 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Mermaids (Ways [Evan Cartwright + Brodie West]) / Ratio 2015-08-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Roth Bart Baron (Snowblink / Sandro Perri) / Holy Oak Café 2015-08-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Several Futures (Not Of / Get Off The Cop) / Dundas Video 2015-08-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Freak Heat Waves (MIMICO / WHIMM) / Double Double Land 2015-08-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

SummerWorks Music Series: What Happens to JOOJ in 24 Hours: According to Bojana & Alex / Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement 2015-08-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Charles Barabé (J.S. Truchy / Black Givre / Khôra) / Ratio 2015-08-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Ben Gunning (Triple Gangers) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-08-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Sheezer [Farewell show!] (Army Girls) / Lee's Palace 2015-08-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Alex Moskos [of Drainolith, LP release!] (Brodie West + Fleshtone Aura / Stucco) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-08-07 (Friday)

SummerWorks Music Series: To Cast a Stone (feat. Animalia) / Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement 2015-08-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Four Corners V: A Benefit for Girls Rock Camp Toronto (feat. Surinam / HSY / Cellphone / New Fries) / United Steelworkers Hall 2015-08-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 51 (feat. Huren / Wizard Of / Ando Laj / CarpentersKeys) / Jam Factory 2015-08-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Panamania (feat. Peggy Baker's FluxDelux / Leonard Sumner and Mob Bounce / Derek Miller / Debra Brown's Pulse / Onda Vaga / Tanya Tagaq / The Roots) / Nathan Phillips Square 2015-08-08 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

Ron Sexsmith / Harbourfront Centre – Ontario's Celebration Zone 2015-08-08 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

ReOpen: Opening Party & Installation Launch (feat. L CON) / The Rhino (upstairs) 2015-08-08 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

SummerWorks Music Series: What Fate Awaits Them? (feat. Most People / MATROX) / Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement 2015-08-09 (Sunday) [FB event]

Zacht Automaat [two sets! cassette release party!] / Double Double Land 2015-08-09 (Sunday)

Somewhere There presents The Second Sunday of August (feat. Little Oak Animal [Robert Cruickshank/Dafydd Hughes] / Aorist [Kimberly Sutton/Rachel Devorah Trapp]) / Array Space 2015-08-09 (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!

LUKA (Isla Craig/Marine Dreams) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-08-11 (Tuesday) [FB event]

SummerWorks 25: FREE Anniversary Party (feat. Lemon Bucket Orkestra / Buck 65 / Maylee Todd) / Queen and Dovercourt 2015-08-15 (Saturday – free! street party!) [FB event]

Hexzuul (Organdrum / Havens / Iderdown) / the Central 2015-08-17 (Monday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Manticore [7" release!] (Castle If [tape release!] / Bridgitte Bardon't) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-08-20 (Thursday) [FB event]

Darsombra (ZONES / Mystic Triangle / HRRR) / Smiling Buddha 2015-08-21 (Friday) [FB event]

Mazola (Wearenotwhoweare / DAS RAD / Dream Date) / Smiling Buddha 2015-08-23 (Sunday) [FB event]

Crosswires (feat. The Dragonflys / FASTER / Father Zinger) / Handlebar 2015-08-30 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Sloan / Massey Hall 2015-09-11 (Friday [more info]

New Horizzzons (Golden Tombs / Khôra / Meeko Cheech) / Handlebar 2015-09-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

Flying Hórses [album release!] (Merganzer / Kite Hill) / Musideum 2015-09-15 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Bloodshot Bill (The Dreamboats / Boat Culture) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-09-16 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Sean Nicholas Savage / Smiling Buddha 2015-10-18 (Sunday) [FB event]

Doug Paisley / The Great Hall 2015-11-14 (Saturday) [more info]

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