Monday, May 1, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #198

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:

Feast In The East: 6 Year Anniversary (feat. Phèdre / ZONES / Jaimie Branch Quartet / Tenderness + Brodie West's Sax Quartet / Fake Humans) / Jam Factory 2017-05-06 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

A huge celebration for this east-end institution takes the series back for a night to perhaps its most-loved venue and presents a typically varied musical menu (plus BBQ Carrot & Onion Sliders for your gustatory needs). Not to be missed, especially for the (perhaps one-night only) collaboration with Brodie West's Sax Quartet presenting new arrangements of Tenderness' songs.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Track Could Bend #26 (feat. Sandro Perri/Allison Cameron/Josh Cole/Nicole Rampersaud / Allison Cameron & William Davison / Moth Ash) / The Steady Café 2017-05-02 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Laser Background (Norwegian Arms / Champion Ski) / The Baby G 2017-05-03 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Troubleshooting 24/25: It's not about the punchline (feat. Nicolas Buligan) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-03 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Ghostlight / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-03 (Wednesday)

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]

In Between Sounds #73 (feat. Lorde Awesome II) / The Only Café 2017-05-04 (Thursday – free!) [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]

The Music Gallery presents: Emergents IV (feat. Stereoscope Duo / Harp Society) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-05-05 (Friday – new venue! early show, doors @ 5:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

Brokeback (Fresh Snow / Beams) / The Garrison 2017-05-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Portraits de Georgian Bay (feat. Spectrum Music / Georgian Bay) / Alliance Française de Toronto 2017-05-05 (Friday) [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 and Arts Festival (feat. Tonkapuma / Mitch the Champ / KASHKA) / D-Beatstro 2017-05-06 (Saturday – PWYC! all-ages and family friendly! afternoon show, 3 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]

CCMC / Array Space 2017-05-06 (Saturday)

Redd Kross (B-17) / Lee's Palace 2017-05-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Chastity (Petra Glynt / Life In Vacuum) / The Baby G 2017-05-06 (Saturday) [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]

Sunday Residency (feat. Sacred Lamp) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-07 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 1 p.m.!) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 44 (feat. Northumbria [LP release!] / North Atlantic Drift) / Handlebar 2017-05-07 (Sunday — PWYC!) [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!

Bloodshot Bill (Frankie & Jimmy / Johnny Nocash) / Stop, Drop & Roll 2017-05-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Mas Aya [Nikan album release!] (Baoba / Obuxum / Lido Pimienta) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-05-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Doug Tielli Trio (Sweet Session) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-05-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

HotKid [Late Night Mornings LP release party!] (Wave of Terror / Eiyn Sof) / The Baby G 2017-05-18 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Glass Orchestra / Array Space 2017-05-19 (Friday) [more info]

Cybercafé 2: experimental/electronic night (feat. bioMecanico / Johan Seaton / Sprawls / Dame Cook) / D-Beatstro 2017-05-19 (Friday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Minotaurs [AUM record release extravaganza!] (Bunny / Ward/Gooch) / Junction City Music Hall 2017-05-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Wavelength 729: Doors Open Toronto (feat. Fresh Snow / Contact [playing Allison Cameron's "A Gossamer Bit"] / Kurt Marble / The Holy Gasp / Protruders / The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band / SPOILS) / R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant/Evergreen Brick Works/Masonic Temple/Bike Pirates 2017-05-27 (Thursday – sets at noon, 2:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.; daytime sets free, evening show PWYC! Includes daytime bike tour!) [FB event]

Dianetics presents (feat. 185668232 / Fleshtone Aura / Xuan Ye + David Jones) / ask a weirdo 2017-05-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Hooded Fang [record release!] (Yamantaka//Sonic Titan / Hex) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2017-06-15 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Queer Songbook Orchestra (with special guests Cris Derksen / Beverly Glenn Copeland / Gentleman Reg) / Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 2017-06-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Yonatan Gat (The Highest Order) / The Garrison 2017-07-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Thurston Moore Group / The Great Hall 2017-07-17 (Monday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • Green thumb alert! The Tranzac is looking for some volunteers on Sunday to beautify their front space and is holding a get together to "construct new planter beds and a pathway on the northern corner of the garden." More info here.

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