Monday, June 19, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #205

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:

TONE Festival (feat. Grünen / The Cluttertones) / Array Space 2017-06-19 (Monday – all ages!) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Perch Hen Brock & Rain [Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey] / Marilyn Lerner & Nicole Rampersaud) / Array Space 2017-06-20 (Tuesday – all ages!) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Hailu Mergia / Fake Humans) / Jam Factory 2017-06-21 (Wednesday – all ages!) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Joe Morris/Daniel Pencer/Nicole Rampersaud) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-06-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Arrington De Dionyso & Pierre-Luc Simon / FET.NAT / Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz / Brian Ruryk) / Ratio 2017-06-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Not to sound like a broken record, but once again, this insurgent musical uprising is the place to be all week long. So much goodness here that it's hard to pick out specific things, but due deference must be given to legendary Ethio-groove keyboardist Hailu Mergia making a super-rare local appearance. (And also, the final night at the soon-to-be-missed Ratio Space.) But in any case, do yourself a favour and get out to see some of this music!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Nick Fraser/Tony Malaby/Kris Davis / The Rex Hotel 2017-06-19 (Monday) [FB event]

Leather Jacuzzi (Tough Age / WLMRT) / Faith/Void 2017-06-19 (Monday – all ages! dry show!) [FB event]

My Misshapen Ear [Anthony Argatoff/Andrew Furlong/Joe Sobara] (Scott Sandwich [Don Scott/Karl Silveira/Mark Godfrey/Andrew Scott]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-06-20 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Allison Cameron & Nicole Rampersaud / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-06-21 (Wednesday – early!)

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]

Special Costello (New Chance / Isla Craig) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-06-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

TCML Presents: The Sounds of Silence ["the composers and singers are students at the University of Toronto, the poets are all members of underrepresented and often repressed communities in the Greater Toronto Area."] (feat. music + texts by Kevin Mulligan/Gwen Benaway / Evan Hammell/Heather Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-06-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Toronto Creative Music Lab [new works by TCML participants] / Array Space 2017-06-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

Toronto Pride: Transformation (feat. Revolutions Per Minute / Sevdaliza / Lido Pimienta / Phèdre x HATAW / Shawnee / Ziibiwan) / Yonge-Dundas Square 2017-06-22 (Thursday – free! all-ages + inclusive! outdoor event!) [more info]

Demons VIII (feat. Félix Pierrot / Zoo OWL / Sad Sorcerer) / Smiling Buddha – basement 2017-06-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

Faster / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-06-23 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Cindy Lee / The White House 2017-06-23 (Friday) [FB event]

SBVRSV + Dianetiks present (feat. E-Saggila / CARES / Hexzuul / Félix Pierrot) / The Baby G 2017-06-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Toronto Pride: Alternaqueer (feat. Persons / Partner / LAL / Unbuttoned) / Village Stage 2017-06-23 (Friday – free! all-ages + inclusive! outdoor event!) [more info]

Beautiful Noise with Boiler Room (feat. Al Mattes/Casey Sokol/Tena Palmer/Ed Epstein/Bob Vespaziani/Rob Clutton/Pierre Mongeon/Rick Sacks) / Array Space 2017-06-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Couleur/Dessin [LP release!] (Carl Didur / Mr. Joy) / ask for location! 2017-06-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Toronto Creative Music Lab [new works by TCML participants] / 918 Bathurst 2017-06-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Junction Summer Solstice Festival (feat. TUNS / Sam Cash / Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party / Kiwi Jr. / Astrosurf / Good Enough Live Karaoke / many more) / various stages in The Junction 2017-06-24 (Saturday – free! outside! all ages + family-friendly!) [FB event]

Toronto Improvisors Orchestra (feat. Daniel Brophy) ["the premier of a work for movement, noise clothing, and improvising musicians"] / Array Space 2017-06-25 (Sunday – afternoon performance @ 3 p.m.! PWYC!) [FB event]

Christie Pits Film Festival: Opening Night (feat. live score of Harold Lloyd's classic silent comedy The Freshman performed by The Holy Gasp) / Christie Pits 2017-06-25 (Sunday – PWYC! all ages! outdoor event!) [FB event]

Babely Shades presents (feat. Cold Beaches / Lake Urmia / Baby Cages) / The Baby G 2017-06-25 (Sunday) [FB event]

Autolyse [Jeff LaRochelle/Luan Phung/Julian Anderson-Bowes/Matthew Chalmers] / The Emmet Ray 2017-06-25 (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!

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot ["last gig in Toronto until November!"] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-06-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Dorothea Paas (Ferra Fauna / Treasure) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-06-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

A Night At Pamenar (feat. Deliluh / Mega Bog / iji / William Austin Clay / Quaker Parents) / Pamenar 2017-06-29 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Music Mondays (feat. Dialectica Saxophone Quartet) / Church of the Holy Trinity 2017-07-03 (Monday – lunchtime show! free! all-ages and family-friendly!) [FB event]

Kingston All Stars (feat. Sly Dunbar/Mikey Chung/Hux Brown/Robbie Lyn/Tony "Bassie" Hibberts/Ranford "Ronnie Bop" Williams/Bangarang Horns/Mossman/Stranger Cole/Noel Ellis/Carol Brown/Jah Cutta) / Nathan Phillips Square 2017-07-03 (Monday – free! All-ages and family-friendly! outside!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #28 (feat. Sound of the Mountain / Blue Light / Body of Waste) / The Steady Café 2017-07-04 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Peeling [7 Years of Blood EP release!] (Nyssa / Fruit & Flowers) / The Baby G 2017-07-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Audio Bleed (feat. Manticore / Blank Nurse No Light / Corrodesion) / Belljar Café 2017-07-14 (Friday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Batuki Music Society, Wavelength Music Series and Music Africa present (feat. Mbongwana Star) / The Great Hall 2017-07-19 (Wednesday) [FB event]

New Tendencies [Missed Month album release!] (Dirty Inputs / Doom Tickler) / The Baby G 2017-07-19 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Walrus (Petra Glynt / Future Peers) / The Drake Underground 2017-07-22 (Saturday) [FB event]

Native North America Gathering (feat. Duke Redbird / Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback / Willy Mitchell / Shingoose / Lawrence Martin with Vern Cheechoo / Lloyd Cheechoo / Eric Landry / Leland Bell / Brian Davey / John Angaiak / Alexis Utatnaq) / Trinity-St. Paul's 2017-08-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Invocation Residency Series (feat. Wooden Wand / Snake Church [Ben Grossman/Michael Mucci]) / Array Space 2017-08-10 (Thursday – all ages!) [FB event]

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