Monday, October 24, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #172

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:

Retired [Crimes Against Jazz record release!] (Pissbowelking / Fake Humans / Doom Tickler) / The Baby G 2016-10-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

All-Set! Autumn Release Show [triple album launch!] (feat. See Through 5 / Aurochs / The Mike Smith Company) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-10-28 (Friday) [FB event]

In a super-busy week for shows, here's two album release events that are truly worth celebrating. Retired have been in tasty form in recent gigs, so this should make for a great night. They're more "punk-jazz" rather than "jazz-punk" more as a matter of what other bands they play with, but anyone into creative/improvised music should have this crew on their radar.

Meanwhile, Mike Smith's All-Set! label is presenting its second group of albums at the Tranzac on Friday. The first set of releases that came out this spring were beautifully packaged and sounded great, so this is not to be missed, especially the long-awaited release of music from the Mike Smith Co. which has been teasing these tunes for a couple years now in various incarnations. (I've heard his music is being presented by a special extra big band for this show.) And in a week overrun with Hallowe'en events, you don't even have to dress up — unless you're particularly into the full-on Hallowe'en experience, in which case, go ahead.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Kenji Omae/Dan Fortin/Nick Fraser / The Emmet Ray 2016-10-24 (Monday – early! PWYC!) [FB event]

Marateck (Toucan Slam / The Visit / Tranz DéFoncé) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-10-25 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Piano Party! (feat. Diane Roblin / Soren Brothers) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-10-26 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

The 4 Poets Issue #5 Release (feat. Myra Maines / Persons) / Double Double Land 2016-10-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Royal Stompbox presents Carnival Of Souls [with live improvised music score] (feat. Alia O'Brien/Sook-Yin Lee/Adam Litovitz/Colin Fisher) / The Royal Cinema 2016-10-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Baby Labour (Bonnie Trash / Bad River / Baby Doomers) / Smiling Buddha 2016-10-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Beliefs (Rolemodel [solo] / Mr. Joy) / The Baby G 2016-10-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Buzz Records Presents (feat. Duchess Says / Ice Cream / Bad Channels / Plasmalab) / The Garrison 2016-10-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Summer Isle presents (feat. Cube / Memory Work / Infinite Poolside / Amorphous Substance) / FAITH/VOID 2016-10-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Jes Cho, Hemingway & Strangerøbo†ix [improvised performance] / Holy Oak Café 2016-10-27 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

The Jessica Stuart Few [The Passage release party! Expanded band!] (KC Roberts) / Supermarket 2016-10-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Magiceyeimage (Cameron/Driver/Arnold/Parkinson) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-10-27 (Thursday)

Club Boo (feat. E Adi / Nailbiter) / Bambi's 2016-11-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Death To T.O. 6(66) (feat. David Bowie & Prince Tribute [performed by The Big Sound band with special guest singers on each song] / Nirvana [performed by The Wooden Sky] / The Smiths [performed by Only Yours] / Girlschool [performed by members of Teenanger, Hooded Fang, Milk Lines & more] / Blink-182 [performed by EVJ & Friends] / PJ Harvey [performed by Vallens] / T. REX [performed by Sunshine and The Blue Moon] / The Eurythmics [performed by members of Beliefs & more] / The Rolling Stones [performed by Nyssa & friends] / Corrosion Of Conformity [performed by ex members of Rammer] / Hüsker Dü [performed by several futures] / The Velvet Underground [performed by The Vypers] / Mudhoney [performed by sedge] / Yeah Yeah Yeahs [performed by sportsfan]) / Lee's Palace + Dance Cave 2016-10-28 (Friday) [FB event]

LootBag Records presents: Halloween Forever – Mixtape Vol II (feat. Fresh Flesh / Akage No Anne) / Saving Gigi 2016-10-28 (Friday) [FB event]

EctoSpasm - Halloween-ish Celebrations (feat. Cares / Hexzuul / Lorde Awesome / Fog Spirits / Nwodtlem) / Electric Perfume 2016-10-28 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-10-28 (Friday)

Live in the Stacks (feat. Doomsquad) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch 2016-10-29 (Saturday – free! all ages! early show!) [FB event]

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

Mystic Triangle [album release!] / Moon McMullen / Kosher Dill Spears / Grandmother Willow) / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2016-10-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular (feat. catl. / Snowheel Slim) / The Dakota Tavern 2016-10-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

Invocation Residency Series: A Summer's Timely Death (feat. Tristan Eckerson / Man Meets Bear / Nathaneal Larochette) / Array Space 2016-10-30 (Sunday – all ages!) [FB event]

Demons V (feat. Zoo Owl / Poster Boy / BonerJamz93 / Mesonyx) / Handlebar 2016-10-30 (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!

Track Could Bend #20 (feat. Determinist? / Billion-Year Contract / Bears and Children) / Dundas Video 2016-11-01 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival (feat. EAO & Doug Van Nort / Mia Zabelka & Glen Hall / Nidus) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-11-02 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Duo LINKS / Stereoscope) / Array Space 2016-11-02 (Wednesday)

Clara Engel (Damnable Man / Joyful Joyful) / The Dupe Shop 2016-11-03 (Thursday) [FB event]

Mechanical Forest Sound Presents: 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival (feat. All Ears, All Thumbs [Raphael Foisy-Couture/Vicky Mettler/Karen Ng/Colin Fisher] / Man Made Hill + Friends / Deenzi) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-11-03 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Audiopollination #48.1 (feat. Misha Marks / Misha Marks & Bea Labikova / Misha Marks/Kayla Milmine/Mickle Lynn) / Array Space 2016-11-04 (Friday) [FB event]

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival (feat. Matt Miller / Mirapolis / Heraclitus Akimbo) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-11-04 (Friday – PWYC!) [FB event]

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival (feat. David Story Quintet / Faster / Kyle Brenders Big Band) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-11-05 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Sarah Hennies (Kurt Newman / Allison Cameron) / Ratio 2016-11-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Fresh Flesh (Martian Crisis Unit / Blanket Fortress) / Tiger Bar 2016-11-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

New Chance (SlowPitchSound / KOJA)) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-11-07 (Monday) [FB event]

Sailboats Are White (1914 / OHMNO) / The Baby G 2016-11-13 (Sunday) [FB event]

The AMBiENT PiNG (feat. No Seas / Shimmer Crush / l'ombre) / Handlebar 2016-11-15 (Tuesday) [FB event]

$5 Rap Show: Double Album Release (feat. More Or Les & Swamp Thing / Peter Project & Wordburglar) / Handlebar 2016-11-19 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bears & Children (Doom Tickler / David Jones) / Smiling Buddha 2016-11-30 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

The Two Koreas [Altruists 10th-anniversary show!] (Bankruptcy) / The Baby G 2016-12-08 (Thursday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • As a spin-off event from the 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival (check out the listings above), I will be helping to convene a special afternoon ovent, mixing musicians, music enthusiats and geeks as we join together to try to start a concerted effort to get more of our local history online. Why isn't there, say, an article for CCMC on Wikipedia? It's because no-one's sat down to do it... so that will be one starting point as we gather to share stories and talk about who else isn't there... and what else we can so to preserve our experimental cultural heritage. More info on the Toronto Experimental Music Wikipedia Jam can be found here.

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