Monday, January 8, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #232

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:

Marker Starling [Anchors & Ampersands release party!] (Bunny) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

While it might seem like repeat of celebrations past (party like it's 2010!) Chris Cummings' return to the Tranzac in celebration of a new album is very much a chance to reflect on his continuous growth and transformation as an artist. Last year's superb I'm Willing covers album showed off Cummings' gifts as an arranger and interpreter — as does the new Anchors & Ampersands, but with a twist, as he is now looking back and bringing new perspectives to some of his older works. As is usually the case with a new Marker Startling album, the show is an opportunity to see him with an expended band and lusher arrangements — and for a no-doubt pop bonus, the excellent Bunny are once more opening the night.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Sarah Greene / The Dakota Tavern 2018-01-09 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Ornate Ornette (feat. Karen Ng/Lowell Whitty/Mike DeiCont/Phill Albert) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-09 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft XIII (feat. Brian Abbott/Bea Labikova/Germaine Liu/Karen Ng/Patrick O'Reilly / Harley Card/Jason Kenemy/Jim Sexton/Laura Swankey) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-10 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Happy NY 2018 (feat. Allison Cameron/Kurt Newman/Stephen Parkinson) / Arraymusic 2018-01-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Soap (Cellphone / Slurry) / Owl's Club (basement) 2018-01-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Tania Gill Quartet [Tania Gill/Lina Allemano/Nico Dann/Rob Clutton] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-12 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Grounders (Lee Paradise / Beds) / The Baby G 2018-01-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Moves [Spencer Cole/Zach Bines/Joe Organ] (Side Hustle / Evan Cartwright) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-01-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Dimensions in Sound (feat. Slow Attack Ensemble / Ryan Carley's Ferra Fauna / LUCIEN) / ROUND 2018-01-12 (Friday) [FB event]

The Nilan Perera Ensemble [Nilan Perera/Kayla Milmine/Wes Neal/Rick Sacks] / Array Space 2018-01-12 (Friday)

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

Germaphobes (Omhouse / Rapport / Hobby) / Smiling Buddha 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

WLMRT (Deathsticks / Camp Girls / Tourist) / Euro Sports Bar 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Buffalo MRI (Sandro Perri/Fleshtone Aura) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Michael Snow & Jesse Stewart [Live at the National Gallery LP launch concert!] (Brodie West/Mani Mazinani) / Array Space 2018-01-13 (Saturday)

New Chance (ZOË / Invisible Out / Hexzuul) / Smiling Buddha 2018-01-14 (Sunday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-14 (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!

Riparian Acoustics presents (feat. Sandy Ewen / Ways / Fake Humans) / D D L 2018-01-18 (Thursday) [FB event]

Audiopollination 58 (feat. Jesse Laderoute/Ashley Urquhart/David Story / Lane Halley/Alex Whyte/Tomasz Krakowiak / Heraclitus Akimbo/Alex Fournier/Del Stephen) / Array Space 2018-01-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

FAWN 2017/18 Day Party! (feat. Castle If / FAWN [Acote/Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen/Adam Scime/Darren Creech/Jonathan MacArthur]) / Smiling Buddha 2018-01-21 (Sunday — PWYC! afternoon event, 2 to 6 p.m.!) [FB event]

Continuum Contemporary Music: Time Travels Light [compositions by Fjóla Evans, Michael Oesterle and Andrew Staniland] (feat. TorQ Percussion Quartet/Rob Power/Ryan Scott/Continuum's lower string sextet) / 918 Bathurst 2018-01-21 (Sunday) [FB event]

Iranian Canadian Composers of Toronto present [eight new works for solo accordion] (feat. Michael Bridge) / Canadian Music Centre 2018-01-24 (Wednesday – early show @ 5:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

Two Floor Fundraiser [fundraising for necessary roof work at Owl's Club!] (feat. Schönsee / Retired / Pearle Harbour's Battle Cry / Sigil / Hangin' Tuff / Group Hug) / Owl's Club 2018-01-26 (Friday) [FB event]

North Atlantic Drift (Clara Engel / Snake Church) / The Dupe Shop 2018-01-27 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Titanium Riot / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-30 (Sunday) [FB event]

Thinking [works by Maria de Alvear and Marci Rabe] (feat. Thin Edge New Music Collective) / Array Space 2018-02-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 66 (feat. Bonjay / Blunt Chunks / Foonyap / Benedicte) / Matt Durant Studio 2018-02-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Okavango African Orchestra / Alliance Française de Toronto 2018-02-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser Quartet w/ Tony Malaby [Is Life Long? CD release!] / the Rex Hotel 2018-02-05–2018-02-06 (Monday–Tuesday) [FB event]

Haunted Summer (LOLAA / Akage No Anne / Ace Of Wands) / Smiling Buddha 2018-02-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Audio Bleed (feat. Hybrid Frequency / Fillspace) / Belljar Café 2018-02-10 (Saturday — PWYC!) [FB event]

The Music Gallery presents: Voice Pieces (feat. The Element Choir / Lillian Allen / AMALIA) / Gardiner Museum 2018-02-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Beams [LP release!] (catl. / L CON) / Smiling Buddha 2018-02-23 (Friday) [FB event]

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