Monday, November 2, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #121

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:

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival: Spoken Word (feat. Brent Peers / John Oughton / O.E. [James Owen Brown with Bill Gilliam, Ambrose Pottie, Michael Lynn & Glen Hall] / John Evans and the Scott Marshall Quartet) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-11-04 (Wednesday) [more info]

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival: Toronto Numeric (feat. Glen Charles Halls Quartet / Palmer/Bull/Vespaziani / Ryan Driver Sextet) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-11-05 (Thursday) [more info]

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival: Electro (feat. Hans Tammen conducting/sampling the Rub Out the Word Ensemble / Doug Van Nort / CCMC) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-11-06 (Friday) [more info]

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival: Bands (feat. c_RL / Shahriyar Jamshidi / Kyle Brenders Big Band) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-11-07 (Saturday) [more info]

Once again, the 416 Festival is filling the Tranzac with four nights that offer an intriguing cross-section of the city's improvised/creative music community. All four nights are worth checking out, but I'll especially highlight the latter two shows. On Friday, the festival's featured guest artist Hans Tammen will deploy his processed micropolyphonic timbres as he conducts/live samples the Rub Out the Word Ensemble. Saturday offers three excellent local units, with c_RL (Allison Cameron, Nicole Rampersaud and Germaine Liu), who recently wowed the crowd at Not The Wind, Not the Flag's release show joined by kamanche master Shahriyar Jamshidi and the Kyle Brenders Big Band.

c_RL - [fourth piece]

Shahriyar Jamshidi + Raphael Weinroth-Browne - [excerpt from first piece]

This week's noteworthy shows:

Crown Larks (Bears & Children / Datura Daydream / Slow Collisions) / Smiling Buddha 2015-11-02 (Monday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #8 (feat. SlowPitchSound / APA / Vorvis + Thomson) / Dundas Video 2015-11-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

INVOCATION TO presents (feat. Tom Carter [of Charalambides] / Diseased Orphan / BABEL) / Ratio 2015-11-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Beams [November Tuesdays residency!] (Chris Culgin Band) / The Dakota Tavern 2015-11-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Id M Theft Able (Ellen Furey / Fleshtone Aura) / Double Double Land 2015-11-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

troubleshooting~ v7 (feat. Michael Palumbo / Ian Jarvis) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-11-04 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Ewelina Ferenc/Cassie Norton/Matti Palonen [Eastern & Northern European folk music] / Holy Oak Café 2015-11-05 (Thursday – early!) [FB event]

Walk North (Keepers / Several Futures / Spoils) / The Old Laurel 2015-11-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Beliefs [Leaper release party!] (Vallens / ROLEMODEL / Nailbiter) / The Garrison 2015-11-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Norman Blake and Joe Pernice with Special Guests [November Fridays residency!] / The Dakota Tavern 2015-11-06 (Friday – early!) [more info]

Moonwood [Desert Ghosts album release] (Processor / M. Mucci) / Ratio 2015-11-06 (Friday) [FB event]

The Two-Minute Miracles (L CON / Jim Hogg) / The Old Laurel 2015-11-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Places Erupt (Allison Cameron / Just Like You) / Cameron House (Back Room) 2015-11-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Clara Engel [Visitors Are Allowed One Kiss album launch] (Old Haunt) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-11-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Folk (Whoop-Szo / No Aloha / Planet Creature) / Smiling Buddha 2015-11-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bonny Doon (Fred Thomas / Bert Sugar & Rosehips) / 8-Eleven 2015-11-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nhapitapi / Burdock Music Hall 2015-11-08 (Sunday) [FB event]

IJI (Strands [Jaz from Weaves] / Mnisota) / The Smiling Buddha 2015-11-08 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Fisher+Gennaro / N/A/D/S 4tet) / Array Space 2015-11-08 (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!

Brent Randall & Doctor Ew / Holy Oak Café 2015-11-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Peacers (Elisa Ambrogio / The Highest Order) / Smiling Buddha 2015-11-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Spectrum Music: Tracing One Warm Line / Alliance Française de Toronto 2015-11-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Presencia ["a new platform to promote the work of artists engaging in intercultural dialogue through music, with a focus on Latin diaspora identities" — official launch!] (feat. Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra / A New Tradition / Lido Pimienta / Mas Aya / Primitiva) / The Great Hall 2015-11-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Yonatan Gat [of Monotonix] (Surinam) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-11-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Night Owl Festival (feat. Christian Bland and The Revelators / Heaters / Tess Parks / Saffron Sect / The Auras / MIMICO) / Adelaide Hall 2015-11-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Night Owl Festival (feat. Night Beats / Mexican Slang / L.A. WITCH / Hooded Fang / B-17 / Fill Spectre) / The Horsehoe Tavern 2015-11-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Beds (Hush Pup / Zones / Shy Kids) / Handlebar 2015-11-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Germaphobes [EP release!] (Blonde Elvis / Kurt Marble / Plasmalab) / Soybomb 2015-11-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Sensi Splurge (feat. JOOJ / Petra Glynt) / Kapisanan Philippine Centre 2015-11-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Queer Songbook Orchestra: Billy's Birthday, a Billy Strayhorn Centennial / Burdock Music Hall 2015-11-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

Perfect Pussy (Fielded / Foxmoulder / Casper Skulls / Mollot) / Smiling Buddha 2015-12-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Mexican Knives (Beach Fox / Dirty Safes / Cupcake Ductape) / Handlebar 2015-12-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

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