Monday, April 4, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #143

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 #13: First Anniversary All-Star Spectacular! [instant "bands from a hat" + recombinations of musicians who played TCB's first year!] (feat. Ben Sirois / A la lettre / James Beardmore / Anna Mernieks / Mike Duffield / Ian McPhedran / Colin Fisher / Randy Gagne / Kayla Milmine / Brian Abbott / Neil Rankin / Leslie Predie / Andy Yue / Matthew Ramolo / Allison Cameron / James Bailey / {AN} eel / Kristel Jax / Michael Kaler / Glen Hall / David Jones + APA / more TBA!) / Dundas Video 2016-04-05 (Tuesday) [FB event]

I try not to self-promote my monthly series in this space too much, but this one is definitely worth hyping. Much to my joyful surprise, Track Could Bend has been going for a full year, and to celebrate, I invited everyone who played in the first twelve shows to come back to celebrate the occasion. At the moment, it looks like there'll be a couple dozen or so showing up to play, so it's going to be a jam-packed night. There's a couple new pre-planned collaborations, but most folks are going to be playing in spontaneous groupings drawn from hat right before they head on stage. Expect some creative confusion and sonic surprises.

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.

Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Howardian / Wolfcow / Shrines) / Handlebar 2016-04-04 (Monday) [FB event]

Tova Kardonne Quartet (Ali Berkok [solo]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-05 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Teen (The Magic / Ryder) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-04-05 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Invocation presents Quiet Quiet Annex Lights (feat. Glenn Jones / Merival / The Mucci/Grossman Duo) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-04-05 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Do not invent a tablecloth ["Ryan Driver rehearses Gertrude Stein's Objects Lie on a Table in the company of a new performable arrangement of funny things by Terrarea"] (feat. Ryan Driver / Terrarea) / Hart House – Justina M. Barnicke Gallery & the East Common Room 2016-04-06 (Wednesday – free! early event, 7 to 9 p.m.!) [FB event]

CoexisTence Too: Bleeding True 2 ["17 artists in simultaneous performance in all three rooms of the Tranzac Club. Curated by Colin Anthony"] (feat. Heather Saumer / Rob Piilonen / Kayla Milmine-Abbott / Brenda Joy Lem / Andy Yue / Chris Adriaanse / Raphael Roter / Tova Kardonne / Bea Labikova / James Bailey / Rod Campbell) / The Tranzac 2016-04-06 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Nap Eyes (Cian Nugent / Century Palm) / The Garrison 2016-04-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Art by Joe Chamandy (feat. Protruders [members of Kappa Chow]) / Fountain 2016-04-07 (Thursday – free!)

Preanderthals (Tobelerone Boys / Chay & the Hostages) / 8-Eleven 2016-04-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bart [Holomew album release] (New Fries) / Monarch Tavern 2016-04-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Flowchart: A Series of Performance (feat. Germaine Liu / Andrea Spaziani / Greg Holt) / Artscape Sandbox 2016-04-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Casual Drones 16 (feat. Vikings Of Malibu [Christopher Sandes + Jay Anderson] / Owen Lyons / Matt King / Lowlands [Joseph Shabason, Ben Gunning + Marcel Ramagnano] / Mount St. Patrick [Allie Blumas + Alexander Kehn]) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Triage [7" Release!] (S.H.I.T. / Farang / Pure Pressure / Vacation Forever) / Faith/Void 2016-04-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Paul Linklater [solo] / Cameron House 2016-04-08 (Friday – early show! 6 to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

Emergents III (feat. Jeremy Bellaviti / The Science of What?) / The Music Gallery 2016-04-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Tim McCready's House Party (feat. Good Enough Live Karaoke / The Pairs / Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs / HotKid / Mad Ones / Wave of Terror / Blues / Brendan Philip / Clairmont The Second) / Gladstone Hotel 2016-04-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Pavilion (TRAITRS [first show!] / Nailbiter) / Double Double Land 2016-04-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Moon King (Calvin Love / Elliott Vincent Jones) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-04-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Make Some Noise 10th Anniversary (feat. Weaves / Twist) / Toronto Reference Library 2016-04-09 (Saturday – free! all-ages! early show @ 7 p.m.!) [FB event]

Toy Piano Composers present The Curiosity Festival: Metal [new works by: Fiona Ryan, Chris Thornborrow, Bekah Simms, Daniel Brophy, Ruth Guechtal, and Alex Eddington] / Heliconian Hall 2016-04-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #41 (feat. Matt Miller/Yusuke Furutate/Adriana Monti / Michael Ramey/Emily Denison/David Shelly / Brian Abbott/Ted Phillips/Nilan Perera / Michael Lynn/Ken Aldcroft) / Array Space 2016-04-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Eucalyptus [April Saturdays residency!] / Hirut Restaurant 2016-04-09 (Saturday – Good eats available but not obligatory! early show 7 to 10 p.m.!) [FB event]

Alpha Strategy (Champion Lover / Zwarun [f.k.a. Connoisseurs of Porn] / Vida) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nyssa (Bert Sugar) / Handlebar 2016-04-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Fog Lake (Marine Dreams / The Seams / Home Alone) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

Julie Doiron / Monarch Tavern 2016-04-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

UR Audio-Visual Showcase (feat. Eiyn Sof / New National Film Board Of Canada / Man Meets Bear / Silver Pools) / Holy Oak Café 2016-04-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. sLAB) / Array Space 2016-04-10 (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!

Stop Time / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Jazz Bras Dot Com / No Seas / Luscar) / Array Space 2016-04-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft Trio [Ken Aldcroft/Andrew Furlong/Joe Sorbara] with Allison Cameron and Danielle Fernandes / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-13 (Wednesday)

Jazz Bras Dot Com (Valued Customer / Ghost Mullet / Wax) / The Central 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Animalia [album release show!] (BoyBitch / Garbageface / Special Guest) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser plays Justin Haynes plays Rob Clutton plays Nick Fraser [solo sets] / Ratio 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Beverleys [vinyl release + funeral party] (P0ST3RB0Y / Lizzy Boredom / "special guests") / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-15 (Friday) [FB event]

Images Festival: Opening Night Party (feat. Cris Derksen / Rosary Spence / Petra Glynt / "special performance" by HATAW) / The Garrison 2016-04-15 (Friday – free w/ ticket stub from opening night film!) [more info]

Hayden ["20th anniversary celebration of Everything I Long For"] / Trinity St-Paul's Centre 2016-04-15 (Friday) [FB event]

Record Store Day (feat. Partner [acoustic] / Eucalyptus / Above Top Secret / ZONES) / Sonic Boom 2016-04-16 (Saturday – free! afternoon in-store performances!) [FB event]

EAR-CAM [Christine Duncan/Nobuo Kubota/John Oswald/Tomasz Krakowiak/Glen Hall] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-16 (Saturday – early!)

Marilyn Lerner [solo piano] / Gallery 345 2016-04-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Beverleys [vinyl release + funeral party] (Plasmalab / Surinam / Crosss) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Tania Gill/Lina Allemano/Rob Clutton/Nico Dann) / Emmet Ray 2016-04-17 (Sunday – early show @ 6 p.m.!)

Diane Roblin/Allison Cameron/Colin Fisher / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-17 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Queer Songbook Orchestra: Anthems & Icons / The Music Gallery 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Blunt Object [performing the music of Carla Bley] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-19 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Daddy Long Legs (catl. / Noble Savages) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-04-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

Ice Cream [record release!] (Scott Hardware / Man Made Hill) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Eliza (Le Havre / Moonwood / Sensei) / Handlebar 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Grey Lands (Bad Girls / The B-Squad) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Baby Cages (Jo Passed / Secret Sign / Brigitte Bardon't) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-04-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Spectrum Music: La Suite Du Petit Prince/The Little Prince Suite ["an enchanting blend of storytelling and music based on the novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"] / Alliance Française de Toronto 2016-05-01 (Sunday – afternoon show! free for kids!) [FB event]

Toronto Plays Itself (feat. Maylee Todd / Clairmont The Second / Petra Glynt) / The Garrison 2016-05-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Toronto Jazz Festival Discovery Series: Nick Fraser double release celebration (feat. Nick Fraser Trio / Nick Fraser Quartet) / The Rex Hotel 2016-05-04–2015-05-05 (Wednesday + Thursday) [more info]

Stressfest 3: Day One (feat. Crosss / Edhochuli / Grand Detour / Cellphone) / CineCycle 2016-05-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

The 4 Poets: Issue #4 Release (feat. readings by Sofia Banzhaf / Fan Wu / Carter West & Julian Butterfield / Ruby Brunton / music by The Beds) / Dundas Video 2016-05-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Lee Scratch Perry / Danforth Music Hall 2016-05-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Peach Kelli Pop (Twist / Bueller) / Smiling Buddha 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Drone Therapy: National Drone Day at the Music Gallery (group drone feat. Castle If / Oriana Guerrero / Moyo Rainos Mutamba / Allison Cameron / Kat Estacio) / The Music Gallery's courtyard 2016-05-28 (Saturday – free/PWYC afternoon event! outside! mellow/healing!) [FB event]

Hooded Fang (HSY / Boyhood) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-06-03 (Friday) [FB event]

Stuck in the City & Not Dead Yet Present: Hypnosis Display (feat. Liz Harris [Grouper] & Paul Clipson / Wyrd Visions) / The Great Hall 2016-06-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

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