Monday, January 4, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #130

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 #10 (feat. Cris Derksen / {AN} Eel + Ronley Teper / Man Made Hill) / Dundas Video 2016-01-05 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

I try to not unduly self-promote my monthly music series, but there's no way I'd rather kick off my year of show-going than with an inclusive and fun night of creative music. Featuring a rising composer who just happens to be a dab hand in Arthur Russell-ish improv-disco (and who has played with the previous two Polaris Prize winners!), a musical blind-date of spontaneous pop music from two charismatic ranters and an enigma wrapped in a limerick wrapped in a mountain of processed cheese. We start on time and try to get things wrapped up by eleven.

This week's noteworthy shows:

These are shows that I can vouch for, but that I probably just won't have time to make it to.

troubleshooting~ v9 (feat. Daniel Steffey / Nicolas Buligan) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-06 (Wednesday – early!)

Class of 2016 #2 (feat. PONY / Bueller / Bond Girls / GIRLonGIRL) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-01-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Syrian Refugee Support Show (feat. Vallens / Dirty Frigs / Petra Glynt / Meanwood / Art Show) / The Garrison 2016-01-08 (Friday) [FB event]

A Dose of Reality Rap (feat. Marshia Celina / LAL) / Unit 2 2016-01-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #38.1 (feat. Thomaz Krakowiak/Holger Schoorl / Ken Aldcroft/Germaine Liu/Jonathan Adjemian / Phookie Nijjit/Andy Dolgin/Brian Abbott / Michael Lynn/Branko Dzinovic/Tiina Kiik) / Array Space 2016-01-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Class of 2016 #3 (feat. Fake Palms / Smokes / Kurt Marble / Casper Skulls / Pins & Needles) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-01-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet / Stuck in the City: Winter Warmer (feat. Career Suicide / Blood Pressure / Cellphone / Demolition / Dilettantes) / Smiling Buddha 2016-01-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

GUH / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-10 (Sunday – early!)

Nick Fraser/Emily Denison/Josh Cole/Dan Pencer) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series: New Music by Brian Abbott (feat. Andjelika Javorina / Brian Abbott/Paul Newman / Manuel Morales/Aki Takahashi) / Array Space 2016-01-10 (Sunday)

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!

Aurochs with Marilyn Lerner / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-12 (Tuesday – early!)

Piano Fest (feat. Ryan Driver / Ghislain Aucoin / Alex Samaras) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-01-22 (Friday) [FB event]

Phèdre (Above Top Secret / Eytan Tobin / Lyl Gae) / Kapisanan Philippine Centre 2016-01-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Long Winter: Galleria (feat. New Fries / VCR / The Highest Order / S.H.I.T. / Teenanger) / Galleria Mall 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Sandro Perri (LUKA / Nick Ferrio [solo]) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-01-31 (Sunday) [FB event]

Neon Windbreaker [final show!] (The Holy Gasp) / Smiling Buddha 2016-02-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Saxophonist Paul Newman is a local treasure, quietly and thoughtfully working as a menber of the Somewhere There collective to put on edifying shows while also improvising and working on his evolving, carefully-considered compositions. His album of solo saxophone pieces a couple years back was quite wonderful, and he recently followed it up with an album featuring two large duo pieces with Karen Ng and Heather Segger. I'm quite happy to note that the album is now up on bandcamp and highly recommend it.

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