Monday, April 24, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #197

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:

Suuns (Doomsquad / Peeling) / The Silver Dollar Room 2017-04-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Dilly Dally (Darlene Shrugg / FRIGS) / The Silver Dollar Room 2017-04-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Silver Dollar farewell series: Last night at The Dollar (feat. METZ / Fake Palms / New Fries) / The Silver Dollar Room 2017-04-30 (Sunday) [FB event]

The City That Eats Itself devours another landmark, with highrise redevelopment bringing abut The End of The Silver Dollar As We Know It at month's end. How the meagre guarantees extracted by the city to preserve its heritage elements will play out in reality is something we won't find out for years, but in the meantime, booker Dan Burke is making his last stand with a series of shows bringing some powerful lineups that might just shake the beloved/dank walls to the ground before the wreaking ball gets a chance.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Crosswires (feat. Kelvin Wetherell / Catholic Wilt / FASTER) / The Baby G 2017-04-24 (Monday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Audiopollination #53.2 (feat. Allison Cameron/Kristel Jax/Heraclitus Akimbo / Brian Abbott/Heidi Chan/Heraclitus Akimbo / Ambrose Pottie/Andrew Furlong/Karen Ng/Heraclitus Akimbo / Ryan Kinney/Paul Newman/Heraclitus Akimbo) / Array Space 2017-04-25 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Coathangers (Pow Wows / Meanwood) / The Silver Dollar Room 2017-04-25 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Piano Party! (feat. Allison Cameron / Bob Wiseman / Marcel Aucoin) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-04-26 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Bellwether4 / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-04-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ronley Teper & The Lipliners / The Dakota Tavern 2017-04-27 (Thursday – early!) [FB event]

Germaphobes (Dorothea Paas / Wearenotwhoweare / Dohn Valley) / Owl's Club 2017-04-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Haus Musik (feat. SlowPitchSound / Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) / The Great Hall 2017-04-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Childs (Bookchop [first show!] / The Litch) / The Piston 2017-04-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Iranian Modal Music Ensemble of Toronto / Small World Music Centre 2017-04-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-04-28 (Friday – early!)

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-04-28 (Friday) [FB event]

The Big Sound / The Great Hall 2017-04-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Live in the Stacks (feat. Tasseomancy / Castle If) / Toronto Public Library – Yorkville Branch 2017-04-29 (Saturday – free! all-ages!) [FB event]

Wavelength 728 (feat. Del Bel / Saxsyndrum) / The Great Hall (Longboat Hall) 2017-04-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

Cosmic Homeostasis III [collective ambient electroacoustic drone/drift] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-04-30 (Sunday – PWYC! afternoon show, 3 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Eucalyptus [April Sundays residency!] / Hirut Restaurant 2017-04-30 (Sunday – Good eats available but not obligatory! early show 7 to 10 p.m.!) [FB event]

Demons VII (feat. Body Rot / P0ST3RB0Y / Thick Cobra / Charise Aragoza) / Handlebar 2017-04-30 (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!

Gentle Brent [a.k.a. Brent Randall – tape release!] (Pinecones / Paul Linklater) / The Piston 2017-05-03 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Take Action F.A.S.T. for Bangladesh Garment Workers ["an amazing evening to celebrate and honour the people in Bangladesh who make our clothes", with live music, mock sweatshop, Rana Plaza Memorial, fashion sale] (feat. LAL / HEX) / The Great Hall 2017-05-04 (Thursday – free!) [FB event]

Prism Prize: Toronto Plays Itself (feat. Harrison / Above Top Secret / LA Timpa) / The Baby G 2017-05-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

SHHHH, Vol. 2 (feat. Kat Estacio / Julius Pedersen) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch 2017-05-05 (Friday – free! all ages! early show, 7 to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

Take Action F.A.S.T. for Bangladesh Garment Workers ["an amazing evening to celebrate and honour the people in Bangladesh who make our clothes", with live music, mock sweatshop, Rana Plaza Memorial, fashion sale] (feat. Lido Pimienta / "secret guest") / The Great Hall 2017-05-05 (Friday – free!) [FB event]

Persons (Eyeballs) / Monarch Tavern 2017-05-05 (Friday – late show, doors @ 11 p.m.!) [FB event]

SHHHH, Vol. 2 (feat. Carl Didur / Bodies That Matter / deenzi / Manticore / The SKETCH band) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch (Basement Auditorium) 2017-05-06 (Saturday – free! all ages! afternoon show, 1 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Major/Minor Bloordale Music & Arts Festival: Girls Rock Camp Toronto showcase (feat. HEX / Moscow Apartment Music / Denim Roses) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-05-06 (Saturday – PWYC! all-ages and family-friendly! early show, 7 to 9 p.m.!) [FB event]

Tone Deaf Culture Presents: T.O. NOISE #7 (feat. Knurl / Garbageface / Ero Guro / Fake Flesh / Moth Ash) / Belljar Café 2017-05-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Buzz Records presents (feat. PONY / T-rextasy / Bueller / Triples) / Smiling Buddha 2017-05-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Doom Tickler (New Chance) / The Dupe Shop 2017-05-07 (Sunday – PWYC! all ages! afternoon show @ 1 p.m.!) [FB event]

Array Session #48 (feat. Heather Saumer/Doug Tielli/Martin Arnold) / Array Space 2017-05-09 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [more info]

Bonnie Doon (Century Palm / Beth / WLMRT) / Monarch Tavern 2017-05-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Hades Mining Co. (Post Natal Drip / Cares) / Sonic Café 2017-05-20 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

James Irwin (L CON / EONS) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-05-26 (Friday) [FB event]

The Music Gallery presents (feat. Pharmakon / Mamalia / Kristina Guison) / venue TBA 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Rose McDowall [ex-Strawberry Switchblade] / Vallens) / Smiling Buddha 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Clara Engel (North Atlantic Drift) / Gerrard Art Space 2017-06-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Songhoy Blues / Mod Club Theatre 2017-10-03 (Tuesday) [more info]


Community corner:

  • Redevelopment strikes blows against the city's cultural communities in more than one way, as was revealed in a sudden dispatch from The Music Gallery informing that "due to the commencement of construction activities next door during the month of May, concerns of structural stability in the worship space – which is also our performance space - need to result in the complete cessation of activities effective May 1st, 2017." The resilient and interant Music Gallery has had to change homes (and go without one) in the past, so hopefully the strength of their staff will allow them to deal with this unwelcome disruption.
    Before the sanctuary is closed off, the Music Gallery is hosting an essential forum entitled "What Sovereignty Sounds Like: Towards A New Music In Indigenous Tkaronto" on Tuesday evening, which "will guide attendees through questioning and exploring Tkaronto Indigenous musical landscapes and investigate how existing musical structures support the development of new dialogues and spaces."

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