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:
RANGDA [Sir Richard Bishop/Ben Chasny/Chris Corsano] (Wyrd Visions / Sacred Lamp) / Double Double Land 2016-03-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]
Three prolific lifetime members of the American Weird Underground join together in a new avant-folk trio; equally appealing is the undercard of prolific lifetime members of the Toronto Weird Underground — Wyrd Visions gigs are fairly infrequent these days, and Doc Dunn/Ayal Senior's cosmic back-porch jams in Sacred Lamp are a good source of wonderment.
This week's noteworthy shows:
Judy Dunaway ["avant-garde compositions and free improvisations on amplified latex balloons played as musical instruments" / DisPerSion Lab 2016-03-07 (Monday – free!) [FB event]
Juan Wauters (Tall Juan / Sunshine & Blue Moon / Strands) / Smiling Buddha 2016-03-07 (Monday) [FB event]
Aurochs with Christine Bougie / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-03-08 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]
bedroom / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-03-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]
Better Person (Dylan III / Triple Gangers) / Smiling Buddha 2016-03-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]
Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-03-09 (Wednesday)
MIMICO (Moonwood / zhang / Fake Humans) / Smiling Buddha 2016-03-10 (Thursday) [FB event]
Charlotte Cornfield [Future Snowbird album launch!] (Evan Cartwright) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-03-11 (Friday) [FB event]
Daniel Pencer/Christopher Willes/Colin Fisher (Nick Storring/Phillipe Melanson) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-03-12 (Saturday) [FB event]
Audiopollination #40 (feat. David Shelly/Dimitar Pentchev/ Liam Gallagher / Diane Roblin/Maxwell McEachern/Craig Aguilera / David Jones/Andy Yue/ Chris Trotter / Neil Wiernik/Michael Lynn) / Array Space 2016-03-12 (Saturday) [FB event]
Ken Aldcroft's THREADS (Quintet) / The Rex 2016-03-13 (Sunday – early show @ 7 p.m.!)
Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series: COBRA / Temporary Ensembles (feat. Chris Adriaanse/Rob Diack/Jay Hay/Cory Latkovich/Jonathan Luke/Paul Newman/Daniel Pencer/Joe Sorbara/Laura Swankey) / Array Space 2016-03-13 (Sunday)
New Music Concerts: Quasar Saxophone Quartet / The Music Gallery 2016-03-13 (Sunday) [FB event]
Pink Moth March Residency (feat. Pink Moth / The Two-Minute Miracles) / Saving Gigi 2016-03-13 (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!
Brazilian Forró Party (feat. Aline Morales Trio) / Remix Lounge 2016-03-19 (Saturday) [FB event]
CoexisDance 77 (feat. Olya Glotka/Brenda Joy Lem/Michael Lynn / Alison Keery/Adrianna Monti/Rob Piilonen / The Parahumans/Saige Park/Eve Brown/Andy Yue / The Parahumans/Saige Park/Eve Brown/Rod Campbell / Dianne Montgomery/Michael Lynn/James Bailey / Alison Keery/Adrianna Monti/Rob Piilonen / The Parahumans/Saige Park/Andy Yue/Rod Campbell) / Array Space 2016-03-19 (Saturday) [FB event]
No Octopus Dances / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-03-23 (Wednesday – early!)
Fiver [solo set] (Trevor Turple / Ian Russell) / Holy Oak Café 2016-03-27 (Thursday) [FB event]
Pow Wows (By Divine Right) / Dakota Tavern 2016-04-01 (Friday – early show!) [FB event]
FASTER Presents (feat. FASTER [album release!] / Darlene Cuevas/Michael Lynn/Yusuke Furutate) / Gerrard Art Space 2016-04-02 (Saturday) [FB event]
Man Made Hill (Haolin Munk / Doom Tickler / Fulldeck Subhuman) / Handlebar 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [FB event]
Ought (Palm) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]
Peter Brötzmann/Heather Leigh / The Velvet Underground 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]
Camp Wavelength / Artscape Gibraltar Point 2016-08-19–2016-08-21 (Friday–Sunday)
Community notes/bandcamp corner:
- Not a gig, but one of the week's most noteworthy events is Friday's "Musicworks: The Cassette Years" event at The Music Gallery. The night includes "a listening salon" plus "pop-up talks from past editors and contributors", unpacking the history of the tapes that accompanied issues of Musicworks from 1983 to 1997.
- All-Set! Editions, masterminded by the multi-talented Mike Smith, burst into existence last weekend with a party to celebrate its first three releases. Expect to hear some recordings from that show anon, but in the meantime, you should definitely be familiarising yourself with those three fine albums. Word is a second batch is due in September, including the new Aurouchs and a long-awaited documentation of the Mike Smith Company.