Monday, April 2, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #244

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 Music Gallery presents Emergents III:The Music of Ken Aldcroft (feat. Daniel Kruger / Karen Ng / Emily Denison / Andrew Furlong / Mark Zurawinski) / 918 Bathurst 2018-04-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Since Ken Aldcroft's untimely passing, his friends and bandmates have been keeping his music alive in a variety of ways, including the monthly "Music By + For" residency at the Tranzac. For this specuial night at the Music Gallery, Emily Denison has assembled a band that will being Aldcroft's music to a younger generation of players — and hopefully a wider audience as well. Do note that this will be a full evening at 918 Bathurst, with the concert preceded by an instalment of the MG's History Series (see note below) and followed by a fundraising after-party, complete with bakesale!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Track Could Bend #37: Third Anniversary All-Star Spectacular! (feat. Jakob Rehlinger, Craig Renaud, Luke Kuplowsky, Diane Roblin, Mira Martin-Gray, William A. Davison, Katie Jensen, Mani Mazinani, Matt Nish-Lapidus, Heidi Chan, Justin Huang Ford, Chris Trotter + more to be added) / Array Space 2018-04-03 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Nap Eyes (She Devils) / The Baby G 2018-04-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Alex Zhang Hungtai / Xuan Ye / Cares) / D D L 2018-04-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Wild Forms Gnarled and Mossy: New Music for Strings (and more) [new music composed by Allison Cameron, Matthias McIntire, Aline Homzy, and Robert Grieve] (feat. Allison Cameron/Matthias McIntire/Aline Homzy/Robert Grieve/Amahl Arulanandam/Laurence Schaufele) / Canadian Music Centre 2018-04-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Mike Smith/Kayla Milmine/Jeremy Strachan/Karen Ng / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-04-03 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Patsy's Rats (First Base / Tough Age) / Hard Luck Bar 2018-04-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Crumb (Luna Li / Queen Of Swords) / The Baby G 2018-04-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Andrew Downing's Grad Hybrid Ensmble [music with film] (DOG [Dani Oore Games]) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-04-04 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

L CON (James Irwin / Casey MQ) / The Baby G 2018-04-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Mean (Secret Wars) / The Piston 2018-04-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

PONY (Boat Culture / Rapport) / Bovine Sex Club 2018-04-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Ace of Wands [EP release!] (Cat and the Queen / Alli Sunshine / Nice Going) / Monarch Tavern 2018-04-06 (Friday) [FB event]

By Divine Right (So Young / Lavender Bruisers) / Junction City Music Hall 2018-04-06 (Friday) [FB event]

FRIGS (WHIMM) / The Garrison 2018-04-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

BLOOP [Lina Allemano/Mike Smith/Germaine Liu/D. Alex Meeks] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-04-08 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Marilyn Lerner/Nicole Rampersaud / Patrick O'Reilly/John Oswald/Nilan Perera) / Array Space 2018-04-08 (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!

Side Hustle (Syngja / ZOË) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-04-09 (Monday) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat. Tara Kannangara & Alex Fournier with special guest Tom Felming) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-04-10 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

AMBiENT PiNG (feat. Not Your Average Worker Bees / Cult Eyes) / Handlebar 2018-04-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Brian Abbott's Earthlight [Diane Roblin/Mark Zurawsinksi/Brian Abbott] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-04-15 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents: Solos (feat. Laura Swankey / Elisa Thorn) / The Emmet Ray 2018-04-15 (Sunday) [FB event]

Mother Tongues (Eyeballs / Slutcode / Weak Hands) / Handlebar 2018-04-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Saint Dirt Elementary School / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-04-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Free Songs: Session 1 [" artists/bands... playing three songs each over the course of an hour and a half"] (feat. Obuxum / Charlotte Cornfield / Longtime Listener / The Shuvs) / Quixotic Sounds 2018-04-22 (Sunday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

Triio [Bea Labikova/Aidan Sibley/Tom Fleming/Ashley Urquhart/Alex Fournier/Mark Ballyk] / The Rex 2018-04-22 (Sunday) [FB event]

Togetherness [Ellwood Epps/Erik Hove/Scott Thomson/Stéphane Diamantakiou/Ivan Bamford] / Burdock Music Hall 2018-04-27 (Friday) [FB event]

The Music Gallery presents Emergents IV: Subtle Blend (feat. Pursuit Grooves / 2nd Son / Naman Cale) / 918 Bathurst 2018-05-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Buzz Records presents (feat. Show Me The Body / New Fries / Peeling / Tough Age) / Longboat Hall 2018-05-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Yonatan Gat (Absolutely Free) / Sneaky Dee's 2018-05-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

"Secret Headliner" (Deliluh / E-Saggila / Tyriqueordie) / Lower Bay Station 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Un Blonde (Mimico / Scott Hardware / Mother Tongues) / Monarch Tavern 2018-05-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

FACS [ex-Disappears] (Vanishing Hand / The Brain) / Monarch Tavern 2018-05-20 (Sunday) [FB event]

The Sadies (Blind Matty Band) / The Great Hall 2018-06-01 (Friday) [FB event]

Camp Wavelength (feat. TBA) / Fort York (Garrison Common) 2018-08-18–2018-08-19 (Saturday–Sunday) [FB event]

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore / The Great Hall 2018-09-14 (Friday) [FB event]

Venus Fest (feat. TBA) / Mod Club + The Opera House 2018-09-20–2018-09-22 (Thursday–Saturday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • Don't forget that before Friday's show, the Music Gallery is hosting another instalment of their History Series, this time focusing on Creative Music Journalism. Join Artistic Director David Dacks talking to Mark Miller, Carl Wilson, Katie Jensen, Jennie Punter and Jerry Pratt in a look back at the publications that have dared to bring experimental sounds to the wider public. Free to attend, starts at 6 p.m.

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