Monday, September 7, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #113

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:

Fresh Snow [EP release!] (Carl Didur / Zones / Nailbiter) / Smiling Buddha 2015-09-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Whether appearing as their bloody corpse alter-egos or sending their horn section off for excursions through the crowd, Fresh Snow know how to put on a party, so expect some razzle-dazzle as the band release their long-awaited Won EP on Hand Drawn Dracula. (Be sure to show up early to check all the fab openers, incl. local genius Carl Didur, tropical wooze-ists Zones and Nailbiter, a new solo endeavour from Beliefs' Josh Korody.)

This week's noteworthy shows:

The Jazz Performance Entertainment Group [Thom Gill/Alex Samaras/Bram Gielen/Dan Pencer] / The Emmet Ray 2015-09-07 (Monday – early! PWYC!) [more info]

Invocation TO presents: a very special secret meeting (feat. Pete Nolan [of Magik Markers/Spectre Folk] / Zachary Cale / M.Mucci) / Handlebar 2015-09-07 (Monday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #34.1: Self-Curation Project, Part 3 (feat. Brian Abbott/James Beardmore/Aisha Sasha John / APA/TBA / Alan Bloor/Dominique Banoun/Bob Vespaziani / Chris Adriaanse/Diane Cuevas/James Bailey) / Array Space 2015-09-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-08 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

bedroom ({superband} [Thom Gill/Phil Melanson/Isla Craig/Daniel Pencer]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Kathryn Calder (Etiquette / Ed Schrader's Music Beat) / Adelaide Hall 2015-09-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Daniel Fortin [album release!] (Bliss Gloss) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-09-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft + friends perform Doc at the Radar Station (Baby Labour) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-09 (Wednesday)

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2015-09-10 (Thursday – early! PWYC!) [more info]

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot (Tradition / Hoover Party) / Ratio 2015-09-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

Fake Palms [release show!] (Grounders / MIMICO / Pony) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-09-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

I Am Robot and Proud [band set!] (6955) / Handlebar 2015-09-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

Definitely Not The Opening Gala! (feat. Moon King / Beta Frontiers / Army Girls) / Bovine Sex Club 2015-09-10 (Thursday – no cover!) [FB event]

John Cooper Clarke (Ronley Teper and The Lipliners) / The Garrison 2015-09-10 (Thursday) [more info]

Bossie (Triple Gangers / The Walls Are Blonde) / Smiling Buddha 2015-09-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Sounds of Sleeping Giant (feat. Bruce Peninsula) / John St. TIFF Stage 2015-09-11 (Friday — free! outside! early show @ 7:45 p.m.!) [FB event]

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

Cluttertones (Clutton/Fraser/Ng) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Robyn Hitchcock (Emma Swift) / The Drake Underground 2015-09-11–2015-09-13 (Friday–Sunday) [more info]

Lina Allemano/Ryan Driver/Rob Clutton [jazz standards trio!] / Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill 2015-09-12 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

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

Creep Highway (Apeshit Simians / Kurt Marble) / Smiling Buddha 2015-09-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

6th Annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival (feat. Bry Webb and the Providers / Tanika Charles / The Heavyweights Brass Band / Maya Killtron / The Overtones / Hex / Great James / Willow Rutherford) / Allan Gardens, Grange Park, Christie Pits (and points in-between!) 2015-09-13 (Sunday – free! family friendly! includes mobile performances!) [FB event]

Somewhere There: The Second Sunday of September (feat. Renegade COBRA / Temporary Ensembles) / Array Space 2015-09-13 (Sunday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four [10th anniversary celebration!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-13 (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!

Lief Hall (Petra Glynt / Badlands) / Double Double Land 2015-09-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival: "Exile On Bloor Street" [multi-venue music happening!] (feat. Michael Feuerstack / Jon McKiel / Copilots / Crooked House Road / Menalon / Joyfultalk / Wearenotwhoweare / Lullabye Arkestra / Soupcans / The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band / Chris Ladd) / Menalon Restaurant + Studio 835 + Bassline Music Bar 2015-09-18 (Friday) [FB event]

The Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble / The Burning Hell / Construction & Destruction / Cousins / Fiver / The Holy Gasp / The Idaho Stop / Moonsocket / Sandro Perri / TOKKA / Weird Lines) / Christie Pits Park 2015-09-19 (Saturday – free! outside! end-of-summer vibes!) [FB event]

The Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Absolutely Free / Crosss / Julie Doiron & Friends/ Lindy Vopnfjord / Nick Ferrio / Overnight / Sebastian Brown / Shi Wisdom / Stanley Brinks & Freschard / Walrus) / Christie Pits Park 2015-09-20 (Sunday – free! outside! end-of-summer vibes!) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Bly de Blyant / Causings / Colin Fisher + Mark Hundevad) / Array Space 2015-09-20 (Sunday) [FB event]

Not The Wind, Not The Flag [Pleasence album release!] (c_RL / Nifty) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2015-10-01 (Thursday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #35.2: Self-Curation Series, Part 4 (feat. Barry Prophet/Andrew Kay / Chris Palmer / Kayla Milmine/{AN} Eel/Paul Newman) / Array Space 2015-10-06 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #35.3 (feat. KGB / Michael Snow/Diane Roblin) / Array Space 2015-10-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • John Creson and Adam Rosen might be known to readers of this blog as the improving visualists at the Audiopollination series (and as occasional singers). Special congratulations are due as their experimental short UNcirCling is premiering in the Wavelengths programme at this year's TIFF.
  • There's a new dispatch from Melissa Boraski's Eiyn Sof project. The Chthonic Tongue moves further into the mysterious realms of mystical/minimalist folk, employing just autoharp and voice — moving away from the masterful pop of Bloodstreams and her split tape from a couple years ago, but still quite wonderful stuff.
  • Meanwhile pop DIY-ist (and Toronto's favourite emcee) Doc Pickles has released The Return of Tiger Bomb, matching his keen lyrical observations and one-of-a-kind delivery to a series of musical styles.

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