Monday, May 23, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #150

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.

Gigs of the week:

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]

The AMBiENT PiNG: Evening Drone (feat. dreamSTATE / Northumbria) / Ratio 2016-05-28 (Saturday – free! all ages! n.b. moved to the evening!) [FB event]

A celebration of drone music across Canada and beyond, Drone Day is a chance for DIY communities to create local events to feed into the all-pervasive world-drone. Drone zoners can celebrate at a couple cool events, including the much-anticipated Drone Therapy session at the Music Gallery (which offers "live drone with talking through therapeutic experiences, anecdotes, coping skills, and mental health issues in a casual, drop-in setting"). The evening sees a casual show at Ratio from the AMBiENT PiNG crew.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Dun-Dun Band [Craig Dunsmuir/Josh Cole/Mike Smith/Karen Ng/Jay Anderson/Blake Howard/Colin Fisher] (Craig Dunsmuir [solo]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-24 (Tuesday) [FB event]

TorQ Percussion Quartet: Conversations / 918 Bathurst 2016-05-24 (Tuesday) [FB event]

B------ Broadcast (feat. PyPy / The Blind Shake) / The Garrison 2016-05-24 (Tuesday – free!) [FB event]

Xu Shaoyang (Not the Wind, Not the Flag / Ye Xuan) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-05-25 (Wednesday) [FB event]

21C Music Festival: Kronos Quartet with Special Guest Tanya Tagaq / Koerner Hall 2016-05-25 (Wednesday) [more info]

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays (feat. Brodie West & Fleshtone Aura) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-25 (Wednesday – 9:30 p.m. start!) [FB event]

Union Suit (Property / Fake Humans) / Holy Oak Café 2016-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Emergents IV (feat. Kiri Koto Ensemble / Boomwhackers) / The Music Gallery 2016-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Fet.nat / Several Futures / Retired) / Double Double Land 2016-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

The $5 Rap Show: 6th Anniversary (feat. More Or Les / Wordburglar / Swamp Thing / Advice & Champa) / Handlebar 2016-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Peter Brötzmann/Heather Leigh / The Velvet Underground 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Ought (Palm / The Lonely Parade) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]

By Divine Right [Speak And Spell U.S. release party!] (Beams) / Buddies in Bad Times 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Quintet [feat. Tania Gill as Ryan Driver] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Shotgun Jimmie (Canyon Carvers / LUKA) / Monarch Tavern 2016-05-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 701: 21C Festival (feat. Jherek Bischoff / Dawn Of Midi / The Visit) / Koerner Hall 2016-05-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Big Easy Nights presents Night Time Sounds (feat. Moonwood / Mune / Bicyclops) / Duffy's Tavern 2016-05-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Octopus Curls [Allison Cameron/Stephen Parkinson/Nicole Rampersaud] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-29 (Sunday)

ΔTENT with Jason Doell / Canadian Music Centre 2016-05-29 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Michael Herring Quartet [Sundays in May residency!] / The Rex Hotel 2016-05-29 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Wire Circus / The Emmet Ray 2016-05-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

Scroll Downers (Worst Gift / Bile Sister) / Double Double Land 2016-05-29 (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!

The Numerators (Baby Labour / Trim Hogs) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-06 (Monday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #15 (feat. Cetacea / KASHKA / Swankey/O'Reilly/Furlong) / Dundas Video 2016-06-07 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital (feat. Nick Millevoi's Desertion / Steve Kado / zhang) / Ratio 2016-06-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital (feat. Jooklo Duo with Colin Fisher / CCMC / Cory Latkovich & Robert Grieve) / Ratio 2016-06-13 (Monday) [FB event]

Venetian Snares (Joanne Pollock / Bad Channels) / Velvet Underground 2016-06-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

Papermaps (Beams / The Nursery) / Junction City Music Hall 2016-06-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Toddler (James Irwin / LCON) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-19 (Sunday – early show! 6 to 8:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

Queer Songbook Orchestra: One For the Ages / Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 2016-06-19 (Sunday) [FB event]

Joanne Pollock (Witch Prophet / Castle If) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-21 (Tuesday) [FB event]

100 EYES Presents (feat. HUMANITIES / Telecomo / Childs / The 300 Club 2016-06-22 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Invocation presents (feat. Nite Jewel / New Chance / Tenderness) / The Garrison 2016-07-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Album corner:

  • Besides occasional shows as a part of Kith & Kin, you don't get so many chances to hear one of the most beautiful voices in this city. That's been rectified with the release of an album of solo vocal material from Martha Farquhar-McDonnell. (There'll also be a celebration for this album's release at the lovely Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake out on the Island, on Sunday, June 5th.)
  • If you prefer to sample your forthcoming albums the old fashioned way, tune into The Night Shift (CJRU 1280AM) on Wednesday night for a first listen to The Highest Order's new album, Still Holding. (There's other opportunities in cities across the country too — more info here.)

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