Monday, November 20, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #225

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:

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

There's a lot of achievements to celebrate this week, including seeing Jennifer Castle playing Massey Hall and the Weather Station dropping a new album to widespread acclaim at The Great Hall. Go to those, if you can still get tickets — but if you need some raw rock electrification in your system there's another option as well, with supergroup Darlene Shrugg (U.S. Girls + Tropics + Ice Cream) issuing their debut full-length Friday at the Buddha. Hard-riffin' rock boogaloo with some apocaplytic flourishes, there's a sense of spectacle inherent in pretty much everything this band does, so this release show should be a doozy.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Slow Man Tofu (Del Stephen & The Careful Mouths / Happy Baby) / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2017-11-21 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Jo Snyder [November residency!] / Imperial Pub 2017-11-21 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Special Costello (Mas Aya) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-11-21 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Piano Party (feat. Allison Cameron) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-11-22 (Wednesday – early!) [cancelled!]

Spirit Of The Inner Child: Spontaneous Group Explorations (feat. David Parker/Del Stephen/Heraclitus Akimbo/Jeff Sinibaldi/Erik Kinsella) / Array Space 2017-11-22 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Michael Rault (Blonde Elvis / Queen Of Swords) / Smiling Buddha 2017-11-22 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Aurochs with special guests Jeremy Strachan and Michael Davidson / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-11-22 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Andy Shauf (Jennifer Castle) / Massey Hall 2017-11-23 (Thursday) [more info]

Duchess Says (Yamantaka//Sonic Titan) / The Garrison 2017-11-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Several Futures (Not Of / Spoils) / The Baby G 2017-11-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Planet of the Loops (feat. Andrew Aldridge/cheryl o/Dustin Good/James Bailey) / Roland Inspiration Centre 2017-11-23 (Thursday – free!) [FB event]

C.R. Gillespie [Séance Works Heretical Objects Cooperative tape release] (ZONES) / Less Bar 2017-11-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Garbageface (Cold Eye / Cetacea) / Belljar Café 2017-11-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Nilan Perera Ensemble [Kayla Milmine/Wes Neal/Rick Sacks/Nilan Perera] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-11-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bellwether 4 / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-11-24 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-11-24 (Friday) [FB event]

The Weather Station [album release show!] (Bernice) / The Great Hall 2017-11-24 (Friday) [FB event]

MUZE ep.1 ["music & dance improvisation"] (feat. Pierre Mongeon's Transharmonic [Jocelyn Mah/Lonii Garnons/Bea Labikova/Kathryn Merriam/Ian de Souza/Raphael Roter/Pierre Mongeon]) / Array Space 2017-11-24 (Friday) [FB event]

The Hub Pre-Launch Party [fundraiser for new Distillery District all-ages venue!] (feat. Sea Beau / HEX / John Ross / Tequila Nosedive / Starshine / April Anderson-Jaciw / The Ants / Roach) / The Boat 2017-11-25 (Saturday – afternoon/evening show!) [FB event]

Wavelength 743 (feat. PONY / Luge / Bonnie Trash) / Bike Pirates 2017-11-25 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Tone Deaf Culture presents: T.O. GRIND #4 (Uncle Ray / Malaria / Beggin For Oxys / Excrement Binge / No) / Belljar Café 2017-11-25 (Saturday) [more info]

No Thing Composers Collective (works by Brian Abbott, Amy Brandon, Andy Dolgin, Heather Saumer, Paul Newman, Germaine Liu, and Manuel Morales performed by various ensembles) / Array Space 2017-11-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Studio Dan) / Array Space 2017-11-26 (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!

Gratitude Listening for Pauline Oliveros (feat. Doug Van Nort, Andrew Timar, Allison Cameron, Jerry Pergolesi, Wende Bartley, Kristian Podlacha, Johan Seaton, Penelope Cookson, Gayle Young, Tina Pearson and others) / Array Space 2017-11-28 (Tuesday – free!) [FB event]

Erath (Brigitte Bardon't & Sheryl Lee Scream / Natural Violence / AC) / Smiling Buddha (basement) 2017-11-28 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Brownies [Parmela Attariwala/Nilan Perera/Nicole Rampersaud/Rakesh Tewari] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-11-29 (Wednesday – early!)

Julia Male with Fleshtone Aura (Eucalyptus) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2017-11-30 (Thursday) [FB event]

The DisPerSion Lab + The Music Gallery present (feat. Malcolm Goldstein & Doug Van Nort / Doug Van Nort [solo!] / Electro-Acoustic Orchestra) / Array Space 2017-12-01 (Friday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 51 (feat. Ben Oginz / RYECROFT) / Handlebar 2017-12-03 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #33 (feat. Justin Haynes & Brian Ruryk / Brian Abbott / Bea Labikova) / Belljar Café 2017-12-05 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Ryan Driver [Careless Thoughts record release celebration!] (Doug Tielli/Heather Saumer/Chris Adriaanse) / Array Space 2017-12-06 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ghostlight / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-12-06 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ice Cream [cassingle release!] / D D L 2017-12-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Quartzite Jongleur [Lina Allemano/Andrew Downing/Ashley Urquhart/Alex Fournier/Andrew Miller] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-12-08 (Friday) [FB event]

Urgent Voices [compositions by Anna Hostman, James Rolfe, Ann Southam, Scott Wilson] (feat. Continuum Contemporary Music) / Aki Studio 2017-12-08–2017-12-09 (Friday–Saturday) [FB event]

Garden Party [Aline Homzy/Allison Au/Phill Albert/Alex Fournier/Mark Ballyk] / The Emmet Ray 2017-12-11 (Monday – early!) [FB event]

The Cluttertones (John Millard / Germaine Liu) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-12-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

MAW: A Community Celebration of the Vocal Arts (feat. Anne Bourne / Leslie Predy / Alex Lukshevsky / Kirsten White and Marc Bourgon / Renee The Voice / Scott Peterson / Game Shout Match / The Jumblies/Making Room Community Choir / Shodekeh and Max Bent) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-12-17 (Sunday – all ages + kid-friendly!) [FB event]

Parkdale Food Drive (feat. Teenanger / Prom Nite / Lee Paradise) / The Baby G 2017-12-29 (Friday) [FB event]

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