Monday, July 3, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #207

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 63 (feat. The Cosmic Range / LAL / Saxsyndrum) / Prairie Drive Park 2017-07-08 (Saturday – free! all ages + family friendly! free meal! outside + wonderful!) [FB event]

Last year's inaugural Feast in the East park show was a real highlight of the summer. Nestled at the edge of Scarborough (but just a couple minutes' walk from the subway!), Prairie Drive Park is a rather lovely spot and it's an honour to share it for one day with the Crescent Town residents who use it as their backyard. (And to share a free meal together as well!) All of that is cool enough, but the FitE crew also have some rather excellent music on offer, plus some art projects that will animate the space in different ways. Not to be missed!

This week's noteworthy shows:

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]

Mauno (Ghostkeeper / Germaphobes) / The Baby G 2017-07-05 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Msea (Omhouse / Blunt Chunks / Leucrocuta) / The Piston 2017-07-05 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Josh Thorpe's Rock Songs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-07-05 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Jonah Parzen-Johnson (Steven Foster) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-07-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

In Between Sounds #75 (feat. Lorde Awesome II) / The Only Café 2017-07-06 (Thursday – free!) [FB event]

Not The Wind, Not The Flag [two sets!] / Pamenar 2017-07-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Planet Creature (Champion Ski / purrer / Lavender Bruisers / Catholic Wilt) / Smiling Buddha 2017-07-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Woods (John Andrews and the Yawns) / The Garrison 2017-07-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Tone Deaf Culture presents Toronoise: Day 1 [Grindcore/Noisecore] (feat. G.O.D. / Uncle Ray / Augrah / Capsized / Holy Grinder / Malaria / Sh*t Liver / Slugbate / Post Natal Drip) / Stop, Drop and Roll 2017-07-07 (Friday) [FB event]

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

Nick Flanagan [Wiped Privilege comedy album release] (Wrong Hole / The Exploders / The Brain) / Double Double Land 2017-07-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Afrofest (feat. Richard Meseko / Jean Assamoa / Slim Flex / Christy Lova / Ammoye / Dicko Fils / X-Maleya) / Woodbine Park 2017-07-08 (Saturday – free! outdoors! all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

Play the Parks (feat. VERSA) / McGill Granby Parkette 2017-07-08 (Saturday – free! all ages! outdoors! early – two sets @ 5:00 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.!) [FB event]

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

Tone Deaf Culture presents Toronoise: Day 2 (feat. Knurl / Limbs Bin / Crrotting / Disleksick / Doom Tickler / Flesh Trade / Xuan Ye / Goth Girl / Mother I Am Born / Moth Ash / Shelf) / The Baby G 2017-07-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Absolutely Free (Castle If) / The Brandscape 2017-07-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Lee Rose + The Ace of Wands [ex-Rival Boys, first show!] (Myra Maines / Dave Allen) / Handlebar 2017-07-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Afrofest (feat. Ngoma Ensemble / Black Stars / Coco Di Catimbo feat. Xocolate & Flavia Nascimento / Gabacho Maroc Morocco / Mi Casa / Bracket) / Woodbine Park 2017-07-09 (Sunday – free! outdoors! all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

Sunday Residency (feat. Sacred Lamp) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-07-09 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 3 p.m.!) [FB event]

Diane Roblin/Glen Hall/Brandon Valdivia / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-07-09 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four ["new compositions"] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-07-09 (Sunday) [FB event]

Rooted, Somewhere There, and Mechanical Forest Sound present (feat. Harrison Argatoff / The Imaginary Percussion Ensemble / Kat Estacio) / Array Space 2017-07-09 (Sunday) [more info]

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!

Mark Critchley (Bob Wiseman) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-07-15 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Taktus [video release party!] / Burdock Music Hall 2017-07-15 (Saturday – early show! all ages!) [FB event]

Fade Awaay (Blank Bullets / Persian Rugs) / Smiling Buddha 2017-07-19 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Paul Linklater [Golden Boy Pageant album release!] (Sandro Perri / Dan Edmonds) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-07-25 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Alex Samaras & Friends / Island Café 2017-07-28 (Friday – PWYC! all ages + family-friendly!) [FB event]

New Adventures in Sound Art: Sound Travels Concert – Object Response] ["artists that use saw blades and other carpentry tools as source material for sound exploration and automation"] (feat. Sonia Paço-Rocchia / Alan Bloor) / Ernest Balmer Studio 2017-08-11 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Institution Vol. 1 (feat. Nailbiter / MNISOTA / Mike Rocha / C.R. Gillespie / Castle If) / The Baby G 2017-08-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show presents Slapstick By Starlight [live original score to the silent comedy classic "The Freshman"] (feat. The Holy Gasp) / Parkway Forest 2017-08-26 (Saturday – free! outside! all-ages + family-friendly!) [FB event]

EMA (The Blow) / The Garrison 2017-11-15 (Wednesday) [more info]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Alex Samaras has applied his beautiful voice to everything from standards to pop to advanced experimental folksongs. On this — his first proper "solo" album — there's hints of all of that, wrapped in popsong form like a series of delicate gifts.

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