Monday, September 25, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #218

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:

Venus Fest (feat. Emel Mathlouthi / Grouper / Madame Gandhi / Weaves / DIANA / Lido Pimienta / Phèdre / Ice Cream / Witch Prophet / Queen Of Swords / The Highest Order / HEX) / Artscape Daniels Spectrum 2017-09-30 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

This new festival, programmed on feminist principles by Aerin Fogel has a straight-up amazing lineup for its inaugural edition. With its all-ages mandate and cross-genre inclusive vibe, it looks to be a trult special day packed with MFS faves, including recent Polaris prize winner Lido Pimienta. Advance tickets are quite affordable, so it's recommended to grab 'em now.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Trevor Hogg/Reg Schwager/Dan Fortin/Nico Dann / The Emmet Ray 2017-09-25 (Monday) [FB event]

Monday Penance (feat. Ero Guro / Raw CPU / Crrotting) / Smiling Buddha 2017-09-25 (Monday) [FB event]

Fraser/Argatoff/Clutton / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-09-26 (Tuesday) [FB event]

TIME (Dirty Inputs / Sea Beau / Hexzuul) / Double Double Land 2017-09-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Drab Majesty (Kontravoid / Sahara) / The Baby G 2017-09-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Bellwether4 / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-09-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Jerusalem In My Heart (Scattered Clouds) / The Baby G 2017-09-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Other Families (Jerkagram / Alpha Strategy) / Smiling Buddha 2017-09-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Paul Linklater and Nick Ferrio / The Cameron House 2017-09-29 (Friday – early slot, 6 to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

KASHKA [acoustic] / Likely General 2017-09-29 (Friday – all ages! dry show!) [FB event]

Experimental Music! (feat. Brian Ruryk / Justin Haynes/Blake Howard/Sara Torrrie/Dan Fortin / Justin Orok & Heraclitus Akimbo) / Belljar Café 2017-09-29 (Friday) [FB event]

METZ (SUUNS / S.H.I.T.) / Lee's Palace 2017-09-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Dohn Valley (DBPS / Protruders) / EURO Sports BAR 2017-09-29 (Friday – music plus stand-up comedy sets!) [FB event]

Joseph Shabason [Aytche album release!] (Andre Ethier) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2017-09-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Nishtiman (Cris Derksen) / Aga Khan Museum 2017-09-29 (Friday) [FB event]

METZ (SUUNS / Plasmalab) / Lee's Palace 2017-09-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audio Bleed (feat. Bit Reduction / Faderbank / Cult Eyes) / Belljar Café 2017-09-30 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Dorothea Paas (Jay Arner / Lazy Bear / The Crybabies) / Handlebar 2017-09-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

KASHKA [album release!] (Merival) / CineCycle 2017-09-30 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Francophonie en Fête: La Nuit Africaine (feat. Tifane / Okavango African Orchestra / Élage Diouf) / Randolph Theatre 2017-09-30 (Saturday – all ages!) [more info]

88 Days of Fortune @ Nuit Blanche: Cosmic Melanin/Enter The Loop ["12 hours of visual art, music and performance"] (feat. Witch Prophet / Above Top Secret / Dey / Sydanie / Yasmine) / Nathan Phillips Square 2017-09-30 (Saturday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

Quiet Bedrooms presents: QB3 (feat. Allison Cameron / Sea Beau / Happy Baby) / The Dupe Shop 2017-10-01 (Sunday – all ages! Afternoon show! PWYC!) [FB event]

Front 242 (Odonis Odonis) / The Danforth Music Hall 2017-10-01 (Sunday) [FB event]

Array presents: Music by Ben Patterson (feat. Martin Arnold) / Array Space 2017-10-01 (Sunday) [more info]

Team Building (feat. Luke Kuplowsky / Ian Kehoe / Steve Sloane / Jordaan Mason / Johnny De Courcey / Stacey Diane / Olivia Boring / Tim Moxam / Julie Arsenault / Stephen Prickett) / Less Bar 2017-10-01 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 49 (feat. Doom Tickler / Corrodesion / Fake Flesh) / Handlebar 2017-10-01 (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!

Track Could Bend #31 (feat. Nur Michael Keith / New Tendencies & Priya Thomas / iderdown + abigail trotsky) / The Steady Café 2017-10-03 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Arkose [Alex Kotyk/Rob MacDonald/Michael Rosenthal/Erik Ross/Torrie Seager] [first live show!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-10-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Faster Presents: Audio Speculations on the Godhead (feat. Bachelard / Brian Abbott/Tomasz Krakowiak / Kayla Milmine / Brian Abbott/Avesta Nakheai) / Gerrard Art Space 2017-10-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Unknown Guitar Quartet [Brian Abbott/Nilan Perera/Patrick O'Reilly/Luan Phung – debut performance!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-10-08 (Sunday – afternoon show, 3 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

The Nude Party (Thrifty Kids / The Try Umphs / B17) / Smiling Buddha 2017-10-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

X Avant XII: RPM Live 007 (feat. Elisa Harkins / Laura Ortman / Mourning Coup) / 918 Bathurst 2017-10-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Burton Greene/Isaiah Ceccarelli/Éric Normand / Gallery 345 2017-10-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bill Gilliam/Kayla Milmine/Ambrose Pottie [Entangled Pathways CD release!] / Array Space 2017-10-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Forma / Mimico / Zones) / The Baby G 2017-10-22 (Sunday) [FB event]

Petra Glynt [This Trip album release!] (New Chance / Bobbypin) / The Baby G 2017-10-25 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Vallens (WHOOP-Szo / Baby Cages / Slurry) / Smiling Buddha 2017-11-11 (Saturday) [more info]

Terror Lake (Zorton and The Cannibals / The Cliff Divers / George Westerholm and the Wild Wildcats) / Handlebar 2017-11-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Darlene Shrugg [LP Release! (New Fries / Miss World) / Smiling Buddha 2017-11-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • To get you ready for their Nuit Blanche installation/showcase, 88 Days of Fortune have dropped this cool new mixtape, mixing together a whole range of styles, from urban cruise to mystical views. A free download, and a great snapshot of a burgeoning community.

Community corner:

  • The Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council meets again this week at City Hall (Wednesday, September 27, 3:00 p.m. in Committee Room 1). You can look up the agenda here. I'm not a huge fan of this grouping's conceptual framework, mandate, or performance, but this is the institution that we have that intersects with the Powers That Be, so it's better to show that the community is listening and watching what they're up to. If you can spare a couple hours to sit in a committee room on Wednesday, do come out. I can't promise it'll be exciting, but we can get ice cream after.
  • Ryerson's campus radio (CJRU 1280 AM) is hosting "Make Local Waves", its annual pledge drive this week. Show your support for community radio if you can. I'd especially recommend showing some love for The Night Shift, hosted by Luca Capone, the Lord of Loquaciousness, whose show spotlights a lot of great local music and acts as a weekly guide to cool shows.

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