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:
Track Could Bend #34 (feat. Bachelard / LUKA / tendencyitis) / Belljar Café 2018-01-02 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]
Nite Comfort 52 (feat. Kat Estacio / Homura) / Handlebar 2018-01-07 (Sunday) [FB event]
There's something to be said for the one-off, unique concert event, but let's not underestimate the persistent charm of a well-curated series. I'll remain as modest as possible about my own monthly (though, seriously, really excellent lineup this month with a nice mix of electronic sounds and human voices), but hats off to Aaron Dawson and the Nite Comfort gang for creating a hospitable zone month after month. These are two shows that could really get your gig-going year off to a good start in a cozy, community-based space devoted to sonic discoveries.
This week's noteworthy shows:
A Feast Of Basil (feat. Karen Ng/Mike Smith/D. Alex Meeks) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]
Freaky Boos Unite Tour (feat. NPNP / Hutchie [solo set by Aaron of Eschaton/Haolin Munk/HAVN Records] / Please [cello/electro improv set by Becky of SOURPUSSY/glassEYElashes] / Dohn Valley) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-03 (Wednesday) [FB event]
Long Winter 6.3 (feat. Matthew Progress / Tremayne / Max & Eyeda / Babygirl / Tashme / Luge / Kojo "Easy" Damptey) / The Gladstone Hotel 2018-01-05 (Friday – PWYC! all ages!) [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!
Sarah Greene / The Dakota Tavern 2018-01-09 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]
Happy NY 2018 (feat. Allison Cameron/Kurt Newman/Stephen Parkinson) / Arraymusic 2018-01-11 (Thursday) [FB event]
Dimensions in Sound (feat. Slow Attack Ensemble / Ryan Carley's Ferra Fauna / LUCIEN) / ROUND 2018-01-12 (Friday) [FB event]
Buffalo MRI (Sandro Perri/Fleshtone Aura) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FB event]
Marker Starling [Anchors & Ampersands release party!] (Bunny) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FBevent]
Kamancello / Burdock Music Hall 2018-01-17 (Wednesday) [FB event]
Crystal Hibernations Number 3 (feat. Cares / UXVAE / Brother Tiger) / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2018-01-19 (Friday) [FB event]
Cindy Lee (Deliluh / Anamai) / Lula Lounge 2018-02-08 (Thursday) [FB event]
Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Efrim Manuel Menuck [solo set from founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion] / KGD [Kevin Doria of Growing and Hiss Tracks]) / D D L 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]