Monday, April 18, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #145

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:

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

I was a huge fan of this band from their very first gig, so I'm glad to see them break out the "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner to celebrate the release of their first album. As we've seen in their videos and heard in what's been shared so far, Ben Cook has cleanly captured their cool, spare funk sound, so the platter should be a perfect soundtrack to putting on one's makeup and getting ready for a night on the town. Adding to the sense of occasion should be some particularly tasty support sets from weird/dance faves Man Made Hill and Scott Hardware.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Hogg/Schwager/Fortin/Dann / The Emmet Ray 2016-04-18 (Monday) [FB event]

The AMBiENT PiNG (feat. No Colour Blue [Castle If's Jess Forrest + Processor's M. Joakim] / Cult Eyes) / Ratio 2016-04-19 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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

Open Inputs (feat. Carmela Antonio / Derwatt / bioMecanico / Darling Cora & friends) / Holy Oak Café 2016-04-19 (Tuesday) [FB event]

No Octopus Dances / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-20 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Christine Duncan/Patrick O'Reilly/Laura Swankey / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-20 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Images Festival: Earwitness 2016 ["live multimedia performance on a grand Yamaha disklavier"] (feat. Eve Egoyan with Nicole Lizée / Michael Snow / John Oswald / David Rokeby) / Aga Khan Museum 2016-04-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

Hearing Forward ["A Very Special Evening of Instant Composition, Original Works, and Poetical Excursions"] (feat. The Cluttertones with Paul Cram, Nick Fraser, and Tena Palmer) / Array Space 2016-04-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

STÜKA [tape release!]) (Viva Non / Besatzung / Wearenotwhoweare) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

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

Woods (Matt "Doc" Dunn) / The Garrison 2016-04-22 (Friday) [more info]

Suuns (Beliefs / Casper Skulls) / Adelaide Hall 2016-04-22 (Friday) [FB event]

Invocation presents Quiet Quiet Annex Lights (feat. Michael Hurley / Fiver) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-04-22 (Friday) [FB event]

In Search of Fury: Stephanie Chua & Adam Sherkin ["three solo sets that include works for piano (and electronics) by Zane Merritt, Elliott Carter and Toronto composers Adam Scime, Brian Harman, Emilie Lebel, Anna Höstman and Chris Thornborrow"] / Bunker Lane Press 2016-04-22 (Friday)

Eucalyptus [April Saturdays residency!] / Hirut Restaurant 2016-04-23 (Saturday – Good eats available but not obligatory! early show 7 to 10 p.m.!) [FB event]

Michael Hurley [second show added!] (Sandro Perri and friends) / Array Space Geary Lane 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

B.A. Johnston (First Base / Crossdog) / Junction City Music Hall 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 698 (feat. Tough Age / Century Palm / Germaphobes / Long Branch) / Monarch Tavern 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]

Earthly (Prince Nifty / Craig Dunsmuir & Dun Dun Man) / Double Double Land 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Anaïs Maviel / Max McEachern) / Array Space 2016-04-24 (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!

Bloop/Unexplained Sounds (feat. Lina Allemano/Mike Smith/Germaine Liu/Nick Fraser) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-26 (Tuesday)

Nobuntu ["all-female a cappella group from Zimbabwe"] / Lula Lounge 2016-04-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Womxn Pedalling ["a new performance, workshop and gathering series curated by Lido Pimienta showcasing womxn in music + exploring the use of loopers and pedal stations as core tools for music composition and performance"] (feat. Alissa Vox RAW / New Chance / Kira May / Witch Prophet) / Gladstone Hotel 2016-04-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Melancholiac: the music of Scott Walker [remount of SummerWorks' interdisciplinary homage, feat. 30 musicians, singers and performers!] / Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement 2016-04-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #14 (feat. Glamour Nails [Lina Allemano + Justin Haynes] / Terms Of Venery [Mike Smith, solo electronics] / Kosher Dill Spears) / Dundas Video 2016-05-03 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Wavelength 699 (feat. Partner / Kurt Marble / LOLAA / Entire Cities / The Fern Tips / Walrus) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Shhhhh ["celebrating the launch of the musical instrument lending library"] (feat. Deliluh / Dorothea Paas [solo] / Stucco) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch 2016-05-06 (Friday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

Shhhhh ["celebrating the launch of the musical instrument lending library"] (feat. Retired / New Positions / Blue Light / Kapali Carsi) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch, Basement Auditorium 2016-05-07 (Saturday – free! all ages! afternoon show @ 4:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

Nicole Dollanganger (Bad Channels / Straight Truth) / Smiling Buddha 2016-05-09 (Monday) [FB event]

Merganzer (Tess Roby / Best Fern) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-05-13 (Friday) [FB event]

Kid Congo Powers (Meanwood / Alpha Strategy) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Kate Maki & Fred Squire [double record release show!] / The Dakota Tavern 2016-06-11 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Art Bergmann (Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins / Luxury Bob) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-06-23 (Thursday) [more info]

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