Monday, July 25, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #159

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:

LUKA [Summon Up a Monkey King release show!] (Eucalyptus [early show] / Stephen Prickett [late show]) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-07-26 (Tuesday – early + late shows!) [FB event]

Luke Kuplowsky's solo project-turned-band is so heart-on-sleeve direct that it's possible to mistake the musings on love's many avenues for some sort of single-minded formulaic determination — but like fellow love-strummer Jonathan Richman, think of it more as a prism through which one can view the world's (and, yes, the heart's) myriad variations. This release celebration offers up early and late shows, each with a different-flavoured opener.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Woodpigeon (Sandro Perri / Weatherman) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-07-25 (Monday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser Presents (feat. Fraser/Foisy-Couture/Qu / Bryan Qu Improvisors Ensemble) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-07-26 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Talking Songs: New Age Music And Consciousness Hacking (feat. Erik Davis) / Double Double Land 2016-07-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays (feat. Allison Cameron & Jonathan Adjemian) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-07-27 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays (feat. Josh Cole Quartet) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-07-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Glitterclit (nightbummerz / Pins & Needles) / Smiling Buddha 2016-07-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

VATS (HSY / Retired / Rambo Tonka / The Ghoul) / Faith/Void 2016-07-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Michael Malis Trio / Baroque and Bass) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-07-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Toronto Does Toronto (feat. Misha Bower / Brenna MacCrimmon / Felicity Williams & Daniel Pencer) / Art Gallery of Ontario 2016-07-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Scattered Clouds (ZONES / Technical Kidman) / Smiling Buddha 2016-07-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Versa / Sherbourne Common 2016-07-29 (Friday – free! outside!) [FB event]

DoVira [album release show!] (Waleed Abdulhamid) / Small World Music Centre 2016-07-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Sunshine & the Blue Moon (Ducks Unlimited / Slight / James Irwin) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-07-29 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-07-29 (Friday)

Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble w/ Peter Van Huffel / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-07-30 (Saturday)

Heaven For Real [album release show!] (Germaphobes / Body Swap Ritual / Carl Didur) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-07-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Mother Tongues (Poster Boy / Dead Neighbourhoods / Thick Cobra) / Smiling Buddha 2016-07-31 (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!

Trios: August Residency (feat. Phil Dwyer/Andrew Downing/Nick Fraser) / The Emmet Ray 2016-08-01 (Monday) [FB event]

Ali Berkok/Peter Van Huffel/Matthew Miller/Nick Fraser / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-02 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Ryan Driver & Tamara Lindeman / Holy Oak Café 2016-08-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Ghostlight [world premiere release of Buse 1] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-03 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

SummerWorks: Summer Drift [long-form tapestry of meditative sounds and drones] (feat. Victoria Cheong/Craig Dunsmuir/Jonathan Adjemian/Matthew Shaw/Randy Gagne/Kevin Hainey/Andrew Zukerman/Jaclyn Blumas/Trevor Blumas/Brandon Hocura) / Pia Bouman School for Ballet 2016-08-06 (Saturday – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 36 (feat. Hidden Dances / Mikrosleep) / Handlebar 2016-08-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #45.1 (feat. Sandy Ewen/Andrew Furlong/Olya Glotka / Sandy Ewen/William Davidson/Alan Bloor/Michael Lynn / Sandy Ewen [solo guitar]) / Array Space 2016-08-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Powerdove / Blessings / Charles Spearin / Allison Cameron) / Ratio 2016-08-08 2016-08-09 (Monday Tuesday – note change of date!) [FB event]

Audiopollination #45.2 (feat. Holger Schoorl & Tomasz Krakowiak / Brian Abbott/Lorne Shapiro/Sarah Peebles / SlowPitchSound/Germaine Liu/Nilan Perera) / Array Space 2016-08-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Crabe / Creep Highway / La Fete / Zwarun) / handlebar 2016-08-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Draperies / Quixotic Sounds 2016-08-14 (Sunday) [FB event]

Trios: August Residency (feat. Phil Dwyer/Dan Fortin/Ethan Ardelli) / The Emmet Ray 2016-08-15 (Monday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Eucalyptus / Loose Scrunchie) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-08-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Switches (Planet Creature / Gold Pony / Camp Girls) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-08-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

An Evening of Otherworldly Chamber Music (feat. The Cluttertones / Sweet Session) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-08-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

Blood Ceremony [Lord of Misrule album release party!] (Comet Control / Hollow Earth) / Lee's Palace 2016-09-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Get ready from a workout from this duo. Mike Gennaro's percussion style often provides his sparring partners with some forward momentum, which drives Ken Aldcroft's knotty guitar work on this new selection from their improvised sets.
  • Meanwhile, a very-pleasing surprise in the form of this new digital release from MIMICO's Ben Oginz, who Mystic Triangle side-project has been percolating some excellent synth-groovers for a little while now. As the title suggests, this one exchanges the direct-to-video 80's action movie soundtrack of past releases for a more meditative deep underwater voyage — relax as your mini-sub sinks to the lower depths of your mind.

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