Monday, December 11, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #228

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:

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

Rob Clutton's excellent chamber pop ensemble is reprising their first Burdock appearance from two years back, right down to the same openers offering contrasting (storytelling/experimental) threads shared with the headliners. Expect to hear some new ornate pieces from Clutton, Lina Allemano, Ryan Driver and Tim Posgate.

This week's noteworthy shows:

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

Andrew² [Andrew Miller/Andrew Downing/Harrison Argatoff] / The Emmet Ray 2017-12-11 (Monday) [FB event]

Ornate Ornette (feat. Nico Dann/Phil Albert/Ted Crosby) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-12-12 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

LHD [Jeff LaRochelle/Aline Homzy/Michael Davidson] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-12-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Bitchin Bajas (ZONES / SlowPitchSound) / Smiling Buddha 2017-12-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Brodie West Quintet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-12-13 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

If:Iff - works for chamber orchestra and electronics (feat. New Music Ensemble of the Royal Conservatory) / Temerty Theatre 2017-12-14 (Thursday – free with RSVP!) [FB event]

Austra (Devon Welsh / Ela Minus / Nyssa) / Velvet Underground 2017-12-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Corpusse Christmas / Sellers & Newel Speakeasy 2017-12-14 (Thursday) [more info]

Mannerisms with special guest Jay Hay (Body Butter [Neil Rankin/Chris Evans]) / Handlebar 2017-12-14 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Explorer (The Hollow Earth / The Mean) / The Piston 2017-12-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Faith Healer (Cecil Frena / Tough Age / Ducks Unlimited) / The Baby G 2017-12-15 (Friday) [FB event]

Moon King (Doomsquad / New Chance) / Smiling Buddha 2017-12-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

Honey Harper (Scott Hardware / Komodo) / Monarch Tavern 2017-12-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

10th Annual Wassail (feat. kith&kin) / 918 Bathurst 2017-12-17 (Sunday) [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]

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Miropolis) / The Emmet Ray 2017-12-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Hamilton Trading Co (Traplines / Jupiterspin) / The Gaslight 2017-12-17 (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!

Karen Ng/Alex Fournier/Stefan Hegerat/Marilyn Lerner/Ryan Brouwer / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-12-20 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Nick Flanagan's Home for the Holidays [comedy + musical performances] (feat. Andre Ethier / WLMRT) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-12-22 (Friday) [FB event]

Daniel Nebiat (Tiruedel Zenebe) / Habesha Sports Bar 2017-12-22–2017-12-25 (Friday–Monday) [more info]

Tranzac New Year's Eve (feat. Ice Cream / Phèdre / Houndstooth / Lauren Barnett / Zoo Owl / The Brodie West Quintet) / The Tranzac 2017-12-31 (Sunday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #34 (feat. Bachelard / LUKA / tendencyitis) / Belljar Café 2018-01-02 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Sahara (Nyssa / Kiwi Jr.) / Monarch Tavern 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Andre Ethier [Under Grape Leaves Telephone Explosion release party!] / The Baby G 2017-01-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Wavelength Winter Festival 18 (feat. TBA) / venues TBA 2018-02-16–2018-02-18 (Friday–Sunday – save the dates!) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • Kristel Jax, whose explorations into drone therapy have included youtube videos, performances and this list of mental health resources, is now launching a podcast. Read more about about it here, and check out the first episode now. For anyone needing to slow down and find a better place while dealing with mental health issues (and/or the trauma of accessing the broken mental health system) this is a place for you.

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