Monday, May 21, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #251

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:

Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra (feat. Brenda Joy Lem, Katie Jensen, Debashis Sinha, Charlotte Cornfield, Rupert Ojiji Harvey, Kristyn Gelfand, HanHan, Alex Punzalan, W.A. Davison, Treson, Jenn Kitagawa, Bryan W. Bray, Laura C. Bates) / The Music Gallery @ 918 Bathurst 2018-05-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Tatsuya Nakatani's recent visits to these parts have all been deep musical experiences, so scaling things up for the first local appearance of his Gong Orchestra should raise that to an even higher level. In Nakatani's conception, the ensemble is an ephemeral thing, consisting of different, locally-based participants (here including several MFS faves) at each location the concept appears. The players spend the day with Nakatani, learning his system and attuning themselves to the beautiful vibration of his bowed gongs. By coincidence, that show takes place on International Drone Day, and I couldn't think of anywhere I'd rather be to vibe out for the occasion. (And for those looking to get in the mindset even deeper, Anne Bourne will be leading another Deep Listening Intensive workshop earlier that afternoon at 918 Bathurst.)

This week's noteworthy shows:

magiceyeimage [Simon Labbé/Gabriel Drolet/Philippe Melanson] / The Emmet Ray 2018-05-21 (Monday – early! PWYC!) [more info]

In Between [Ted Crosby/Karen Ng/Josh Cole/Philippe Melanson] / The Emmet Ray 2018-05-21 (Monday – PWYC!) [more info]

Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-05-22 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Ace of Wands (Ron Hawkins) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-05-23 (Wednesday) [more info]

Jim Lewis/Andrew Downing/Victor Vrankulj/Andrew Miller [live recording!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-23 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Leather Jacuzzi (Cellphone / Prom Nite / Hugh Man) / The Baby G 2018-05-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Cole Blouin (Decoration Day) / Davenport & Bathurst-ish 2018-05-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Carlo [record release!] (Aline Morales) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-05-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Rob Clutton Trio [Rob Clutton/Karen Ng/Nick Fraser] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-24 (Thursday)

Anagram [special reunion show!] (Comet Control / Group Hug) / Owl's Club 2018-05-25 (Friday) [FB event]

SIANspheric (Tijuana Taxi / Yi / The Spiracles) / Rivoli 2018-05-25 (Friday) [FB event]

New Chance [It Says New Chance Bedroomer EP release party!] (Tenderness) / Unit 2 2018-05-25 (Friday) [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]

Trapdoor Fest: Night 1 ["new, entirely independent and entirely all ages music festival"] (feat. Bad Waitress / Luna Li / Cliff Cardinal / Hot Garbage / Fade Awaays) / CineCycle 2018-05-25 (Friday – dry event! all ages!) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-25 (Friday) [FB event]

YuzuMeuzu: Music and Art Show (feat. Phèdre / Jazz Money / Salami Rose Joe Louis / Cheflee / Anzola / Jasmine Atienza and Jeremy Bautista) / 214 Augusta Ave. 2018-05-25 (Friday – all ages! outdoor/garage show!) [FB event]

Anagram [special reunion show!] (Deliluh / Ice Cream) / Owl's Club 2018-05-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario presents (feat. Quraishi / Ahmet Ihvani) / Eastminster United Church 2018-05-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 756 (feat. Lonely Parade / Just John / Formerly Known as Pardons / Joncro) / Bike Pirates 2018-05-26 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Batuki Music Society presents Griot Traditions of Mali (feat. Djely Tapa Diarra) / Alliance Française de Toronto 2018-05-26 (Saturday – all ages! under 18 free!) [FB event]

Rogue Tenant [EP release!] (Blonde Elvis / Nice Going / Slime) / Bovine Sex Club 2018-05-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

National Drone Day: Evening Drones (feat. dreamSTATE / Kalte) / Roland Inspiration Centre 2018-05-26 (Saturday) [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]

8th annual residency (feat. Eucalyptus) / Hirut Café 2018-05-27 (Sunday – early show @ 7 p.m.! All ages + family-friendly! Good eats available!) [FB event]

Jonas Bonnetta [All This Here ambient album release! Ensemble including Mika Posen, Edwin Huizinga and Adam Saikely] / The Drake Underground 2018-05-27 (Sunday) [FB event]

Furniture Music V (feat. "mystery guest" / Edwin Sheard & Patrick O'Reilly) / Red Eye Espresso 2018-05-27 (Sunday) [FB event]

Secret Wars (Strange Shakes / OHMNO) / Handlebar 2018-05-27 (Sunday) [FB event]

Synaptic Circus Sundays (feat. Jonathan Adjemian / Nic Murray) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-27 (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!

Lung (Dog Drives Mantis / Experts [Ben Oginz/Mike Duffield]) / Nocturne 2018-05-29 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Spectrum Music presents: No Place Like Home [new Canadian repertoire for traditional Chinese instruments] (feat. Patty Chan / Di Zhang / Ziwen Qin) / Alliance Française 2018-06-02 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 57 (feat. Tendencyitis / Bachelard) / Handlebar 2018-06-03 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Phèdre (Ice Cream / Sydanie / Millenial) / The Baby G 2018-06-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

J Blissette (Several Futures / Don't Bother / Vanity Phase [first show from solo electronic project of Century Palm/Zebrassieres frontman Andrew Payne]) / Monarch Taven 2018-06-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Charles Gayle / WAYS) / Array Space 2018-06-22 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Invisible Out (New Tendencies / Mitchell Akiyama) / Handlebar 2018-06-24 (Sunday) [FB event]

Invocation presents (feat. Marisa Anderson / Sarah Louise / Eiyn Sof) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-06-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Gordon Grdina’s Haram / Hugh's Room 2018-07-04 (Wednesday) [more info]

Dreadnought (Gates / Brigitte Bardon't / Experiment Specimen) / Coalition 2018-07-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Huge release this week as Witch Prophet's long-awaited The Golden Octave finally hits the streets. The 88 Days of Fortune/Above Top Secret co-founder beings an ambitions and visionary mix (with guest turns from local heroes Lido Pimienta and Rosina Kazi!) that can't be contained in a narrow hip-hop/soul box.

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