Monday, May 7, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #249

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:

Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario presents (feat. This Tale of Ours Quartet [Ross Daly/Pedram Khavarzamini/Kelly Thoma/Araz Salek]) / Eastminster United Church 2018-05-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

Beginning this week, master musicians in modal traditions from all over the world are beginning a series of focused workshops to share skills and traditions. The public-facing part of this massive endeavour is a series of east-end Saturday-night concerts that start this weekend. The shows are a bit on the pricey side, but these are unique events with rare opportunities to see these international guests in action.

This lead-off show matches locals Pedram Khavarzamini (tombak) and Araz Salek (tar) with Crete-based musicians Ross Daly (lyra, tarhu, rabab) and Kelly Thoma (lyra) for some intense deep-groove explorations. Everything at Labyrinth's launch celebration was beautiful music of the highest calibre, so this is a chance for curious ears to explore some deep and fertile sonic zones. [There are also a pair of intriguing discussion panels in association with the series — see below for more details.]

[Special note: keep an on the blog Tuesday for a chance to win a pair of tickets to your choice of concerts in Labyrinth's series!]

This week's noteworthy shows:

Three Solo Sets (feat. Paul Newman / Kayla Milmine / Brian Abbott) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-07 (Monday – extra early set at 6 p.m.!) [FB event]

Posi Vibez presents Get Ur Feels ["stripped down sets"] (feat. Queen of Swords / Little Coyote) / The Beaver 2018-05-07 (Monday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat. Prophets and Nomads) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-08 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Peeling (Vallens / Whip Kisser / Scarlett Rose) / The Baby G 2018-05-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Property// (ZOE / Charise Aragoza) / Burduck Music Hall 2018-05-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Kiwi jr / Ducks Unlimited) / The Garrison 2018-05-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Painting Silence IV (feat. Evan Cartwright/Nick Fraser/Michael Davidson) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-08 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Brodie West/Allison Cameron/Alex Lukashevsky/Ryan Driver/Blake Howard / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-09 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

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

The AMBiENT PiNG (feat. Iderdown / Botanicals) / Handlebar 2018-05-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft XVII (feat. Mark Zurawinski & Friends [Brian Abbott/Jonathan Adjemian/Andrew Furlong/Germaine Liu/Mark Zurawinski] / Floradores [Jeff LaRochelle/Ben McCarroll-Butler/Emily Steinwell/Patrick Smith]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Sun K (Beams / A Fellow Ship / Nikki Fierce) / Lee's Palace 2018-05-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

COC Free Lunchtime Concert Series [works by Toru Takemitsu, Murray Schafer, and the world premiere of Christopher Mayo's "Strangely Elated"] (feat. The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble) / F--- S------- Centre 2018-05-10 (Thursday – free! lunchtime show!) [FB event]

WHOOP-Szo (Billy Moon / Mauno / Possum / Beauts) / The Garrison 2018-05-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

Lydia Lunch (Brigitte Bardon't) / Hard Luck Bar 2018-05-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

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

Pleasence Records Showcase (feat. Don't Bother / Heaven for Real / J Blissette / ZONES / Man Made Hill/ Mundy's Bay / Goosebump / Tough Age / Isla Craig / Traitrs / WLMRT / WHIMM / Petra Glynt) / The Garrison 2018-05-11 (Friday – early sets free in the front room!) [FB event]

Moon King (Anemone / Helena Deland) / The Baby G 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Fucked Up (Deliluh / E-Saggila / Tyriqueordie) / Lower Bay Station 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Thin Edge New Music Collective: Launching – A Fundraising Concert [works by Linda Catlin Smith, Stephen Webb, Luciano Berio, Kaija Saariaho, and a world premiere of a new work by Jason Doell] (feat. Duologue [Nathan Petitpas/Suhashini Arulanandam] / Anthony Thompson / Amahl Arulanandam / Ilana Waniuk / Cheryl Duvall / Rebecca Leonard) / Array Space 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Midge [tape release show!] (Rooms / Leon Patriz / Xon Hraamzé) / The Dupe Shop 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Sound for Silence: Dance Party & Silent Auction [fundraiser for soundproofing at The Tranzac!] (feat. Collette Savard and the Savants / The Silt / Special Interest Group / Communism) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Small World Music Society's 16th Annual Asian Music Series (feat. Foonyap / Holy Hum) / Small World Music Centre 2018-05-11–2018-05-12 (Friday–Saturday) [FB event]

Art of Improvisation (Bill Gilliam/Rick Sacks/Bill McBirnie/Eugene Martynec/Glen Hall/Brian Abbott) / Gallery 345 2018-05-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Royal Mountain Records Showcase (feat. Dusted / Common Holly / jo passed / Mythless / Everett Bird) / The Garrison 2018-05-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ayal Senior / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-13 (Sunday – afternoon set @ 3 p.m.!) [FB event]

8th annual residency (feat. Eucalyptus) / Hirut Café 2018-05-13 (Sunday – early show @ 7 p.m.! All ages + family-friendly! Good eats available!) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday of the Month (feat. Bea Labikova/Kayla Milmine/Diane Roblin/cheryl o / Brian Abbott/Tomasz Krakowiak) / Array Space 2018-05-13 (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!

Team Building ["New friends and old share new songs, works in progress, thoughts in sound. Hosted by Luke Kuplowsky, featuring a rotating cast of songwriters.] (feat. Dana Sipos / Luke Kuplowsky / Graeme Moffat / Sam Allen / Ghislain Aucoin / Abigal Lapell / Alanna Stuart / Adrian Underhill) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-05-14 (Monday) [FB event]

Peggy Lee/Lina Allemano/Nelson Moneo/Kristian Podlacha / Art Square Gallery & Café 2018-05-14 (Monday) [FB event]

Digital Spectrum: Music for Horns and Electronics ["premieres by Toronto based composers Quinn Jacobs and Patrick McGraw and... works by Larry Lake and Hildegard Westerkamp"] (feat. Micajah Sturgess & Will Callaghan) / Canadian Music Centre 2018-05-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Gentle Reminder No.2 (feat. Highgrove / Nathan Ivanco / Humanoid Incognito) / June Records 2018-05-20 (Sunday – PWYC! all ages! early show @ 6 p.m.!) [FB event]

No Seas (Karen Ng) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-20 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Toshimaru Nakamura & Martin Taxt / Joyfultalk / Sound Of The Mountain / Cares) / D D L 2018-05-25 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Sweet Pea [CD release celebration!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-25 (Friday) [FB event]

Wavelength 757: Doors Open Toronto (feat. Twist / Kira May / SlowPitchSound / Merival / Away Forward) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2018-05-27 (Sunday – free! all ages! afternoon show, noon to 6 p.m.!) [FB event]

Synaptic Circus Sundays (feat. Jonathan Adjemian / Nic Murray) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-27 (Sunday) [FB event]

Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Colin Fisher [LP Release!] / ACT! / Xuan Ye / Rev. Marco D'Andrea) / D D L 2018-05-31 (Thursday) [FB event]

Ghostlight / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-06-06 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Heavy Leather Parking Lot (feat. Vag Halen with guests NYSSA, Dainty Smith, Roxanne Luchak, Axel Blows, and Shane McKinnon) / Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 2018-06-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

TONE Festival/Wavelength present (feat. Efrim Manuel Menuck / FET.NAT / Fresh Snow / Scattered Clouds) / Jam Factory 2018-06-15 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Chino Amobi (myst milano) / The Music Gallery @ 918 Bathurst St. 2018-06-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

TONE Festival/The Music Gallery's Departures Series (feat. Oren Ambarchi & Will Guthrie / Jazz Bras Dot Com / Retired) / Jam Factory 2018-06-19 (Tuesday – all ages!) [FB event]

Mary Ocher (Lief Hall / Bile Sister / The Canadian Romantic) / D D L 2018-06-20 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Gentle Leader XIV (Rapport / In Drift / Seance Sisters) / Monarch Tavern 2018-06-22 (Friday) [FB event]

Tonstartssbandht / The Garrison 2018-06-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Hold Steady / The Horseshoe Tavern 2018-09-12–2018-09-15 (Wednesday–Saturday) [FB event]

Community corner:

Some very cool talks and panel action going down this week:

  • The Labyrinth Musical Workshop gets underway this week, which means not only the start of their very cool concert series (as mentioned above) but also a pair of panel discussions, leading off on Thursday (May 10th) on the topic of "Modal Musics: Creativity Across Cultures". (The second is on Thursday, May 24th discussing "Strategies for Navigating and Accessing Networks and Infrastructure" for world music artists in the GTA.)
  • Meanwhile on Thursday, Wavelength is hosting a talk with Nick Smash (author of Alone and Gone) on "Toronto’s vibrant yet forgotten post-punk scene in the early '80s". It's at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the TPL on College Street and is free to attend.

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