Monday, August 22, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #163

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:

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays presents Abundant Habitat (feat. Ylang Ylang / Isla Craig / Not The Wind, Not The Flag / "special surprise") / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-24 (Wednesday – early + late slots!) [FB event]

There's been a great string of happenings lately at The Tranzac's Nacho Wednesdays, and things are getting kicked up another notch this week and next with a pair of nights booked by Manticore's Zoë Alexis-Abrams. Both nights are totally solid top to bottom (and sprawl over the usual early and late slots) — so order up some nachos and settle in for the evening.

This week's noteworthy shows:

BRINKS [David French/Michael Davidson/Dan Fortin/Fabio J Ragnelli] / The Emmet Ray 2016-08-22 (Monday – early!) [FB event]

Destroying Angel (Clara Engel / Moon Sunn Moon / Cetacea) / Coalition 2016-08-22 (Monday) [FB event]

Saint Dirt Elementary School / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-23 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Titanium Riot / The Knot [CD release!] / Brenders + Zukerman) / Ratio 2016-08-23 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Manticore (Within / Cares) / Array Space 2016-08-23 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Prince Nifty (Baby Cages [solo] / Egosystem / Fresh Flesh) / Holy Oak Café 2016-08-23 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Robin Buckley/Emily Denison/Karen Ng/Nilan Perera / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-23 (Tuesday)

Alex Samaras & Friends / Holy Oak Café 2016-08-25 (Thursday – early!) [FB event]

Hamilton Trading Co. (Shawn Clarke / Courtney Dubois / Fern Tips) / The Central 2016-08-25 (Thursday) [FB event]

Live on the Patio (feat. Aline Morales) / Roy Thomson Hall Patio 2016-08-26 (Friday – free! outside! early show, sets @ 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.!) [more info]

Badlands (Sarah Ayton / James Irwin & Apey0) / Holy Oak Café 2016-08-26 (Friday – early!) [more info]

Invocation Residency Series (feat. Arrington de Dionyso [full band!] / Doom Tickler / Ben Grossman / Array Space 2016-08-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Deliluh [Hours release party!] (Nighttime / Ryanescence [new project from Ryan Carley]) / Nowhere Gallery 2016-08-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Queer Bengali Dance Fundraiser (feat. LAL) / Unit 2 2016-08-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Julie Doiron (LUKA / Nick Ferrio) / Menalon Restaurant – back patio 2016-08-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Death Cookie Soup no. 7: Punk Rock Cabaret (feat. readings + live music by Panic Breakfast) / The Central 2016-08-26 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-26 (Friday)

Pierre Kwenders (Casey Mecija) / Yonge-Dundas Square 2016-08-26 (Friday – free! all ages! outside!) [more info]

Weaves [record release show!] (She-Devils / Poster Boy) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-08-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ambient Apsylum 2016 ["ambient music/visuals/performance"] (feat. Snowday / Jakob Thiesen / naw / Treeotica / DreamSTATE / Leelee Mishi) / High Park Labyrinth 2016-08-27 (Saturday – free! all ages + family friendly! outside!) [FB event]

D I Α N E T I C S . V ["two floors of video/drones/dance/noise/performance"] (feat. Jonas Bers / Philip Baljeu / David Jones & Carolyn Ellen / Cares / Unsay / Xuan Ye / Sapphogeist / Mandelbrut / Vanessa Bee Rieger) / Electric Perfume Gallery 2016-08-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Arrington de Dionyso & Pierre-Luc Simon (Raphael Foisy-Couture/Vicky Mettler/Colin Fisher) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #45.3 (feat. Alex Cunningham/Branko Dzinovic / Alex Cunningham/Myk Freedman/Karen Ng / Alex Cunningham [solo violin]) / Array Space 2016-08-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

XHE & Healing Power present: WET TECH (feat. New Chance / SourPussy / Tax Haven / / XHE Reservoirists) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-08-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Holy Mount (If We Are Machines / Death Panels / Zener Cards) / Handlebar 2016-08-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Will Kidman (EONS / Misha Bower) / Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake 2016-08-28 (Sunday – afternoon show, doors @ 4:00 p.m.!) [FB event]

Cell Memory & Castle If (Hexzuul / Psychic Pollution / Mystic Triangle) / Monarch Tavern 2016-08-28 (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!

Fisher/Hundevad/Gennaro (Carl Didur) / Array Space 2016-08-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Freeer [Free-Uhr] Records BBQ (feat. Tradition / Andre Charles Theriault / SGVBRIII [Susan Grace Van Beek Rogers III] / Stucco) / a yard on Beaconsfield 2016-09-03 (Saturday – afternoon/evening event!) [FB event]

Optical Sounds Showcase: American Invasion (feat. The Veldt / Your 33 Black Angels / Dyr Faser / B-17) / Double Double Land 2016-09-04 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 37 (feat. SlowPitchSound & Germaine Liu / Heraclitus Akimbo) / Handlebar 2016-09-04 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #18 (feat. Catholic Wilt [new project from Blonde Elvis' Jesse James Laderoute!] / Mark Hundevad & Mike Gennaro / Isla Craig [experimental set]) / Dundas Video 2016-09-06 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Deathsticks (Bonnie Trash / Alpha Strategy / High Streets / Motor Goat) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-09-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Bromp Treb / Fleshtone Aura / Julia Male) / Double Double Land 2016-09-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Team Building ["new friends and old share new songs, works in progress, thoughts in sound "] (feat. Luke Kuplowsky / Stephen Prickett / Brittany Brooks / Ian Kehoe / Myra Maines / Thom Gill / Dan Edmonds / Jason Bhattacharya / Geordie Gordon / Lisa Bozikovic / Jessie Kussin / Felicity Williams) / Holy Oak Café 2016-09-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Rough Idea presents (feat. Grdina/Houle/Loewen / Nick Fraser & Nicole Rampersaud) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-09-14 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Twist [Spectral album release party!] (PKEW PKEW PKEW / Bobbypin) / The Baby G 2016-09-16 (Friday) [FB event]

Ricardo Dias Gomes (Ida Toninato / Kat Estacio) / The Music Gallery 2016-09-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

TRAITRS (Morthouse / Eyeballs / Basement Revolver) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-09-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Left Coast Tour Fundraiser (feat. LAL / Lee Reed / Mars Baby 5000) / Supermarket 2016-09-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

Walrus (Crazy Bones / Boat Culture / Father Christmas) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-09-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Merchandise / Public Memory / Whimm / Big School) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-10-03 (Monday) [FB event]

Weyes Blood (Sahara / Ducks Unlimited) / The Baby G 2016-10-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

Tuns / Lee's Palace 2016-11-04 (Friday) [more info]

Community corner:

  • Christopher Willes and Adam Kinner have brought their interactive Listening Choir project back to town as part of Art of the Danforth. "Enacting a practice of group listening, these walks offer a way of encountering the affective landscapes of public settings together, reflecting on broad notions of common space and participation." It's a really engaging adventure — I took part in last year's edition on Queen West (there's some sonic documentation here) and it was an excellent opportunity to become more present to the sound-world that surrounds us all the time. There are two more walks left on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it's free — you just need to sign up in advance.

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