Monday, May 28, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #252

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:

TONE Festival and Mechanical Forest Sound present (feat. Manas [Tashi Dorji/Thom Nguyen/Wes McCoy] / Clarinet Panic Redux / Kurt Newman's Nashville Minimalism Unit) / The Baby G 2018-06-03 (Sunday) [FB event]

This could have as easily gone to Friday's amazing Venus fest show (launching L CON's new album) or to Saturday's quiet vs. loud Feast in the East, but seeing as I'm rather proud of this show (which I had a hand in helping to pull together) I'll single it out here. Asheville N.C. avant skronk/shred master Tashi Dorji has brought a few different projects to town, but this is the first time for MANAS. Formerly a duo with drummer Thom Nguyen, this tour is coming in trio mode with addition percussion from Wes McCoy. (Hopefully there will be some copies of this new tape at the merch table!) Meanwhile, as with all shows in the TONE Festival, travelling headliners will be greeted by top-notch local openers, with this show featuring the return of chamber-prog unit Clarinet Panic as well as a trio manifestation of Kurt Newman's Nashville Minimalism Unit — regarding which reliable sources whisper you might expect a funhouse-mirror version of a Dukes of Hazzard chase scene score.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Bonjay (Too Attached) / The Drake Underground 2018-05-28 (Monday) [FB event]

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

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-29 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Tania Gill Quartet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-30 (Wednesday – early!)

The Mean (Aus!Funkt / Stargoon) / The Piston 2018-05-31 (Thursday) [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]

Venus Fest presents (feat. L CON [album release!] / LAL / Pantayo) / Jam Factory 2018-06-01 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Jennifer Castle / The Drake Underground 2018-06-01 (Friday – early show!) [more info]

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

Dundas West Fest (feat. The Teeny Tiny Music Show / Hot Garbage / Vypers / Possum / Absolutely Free) / The Garrison Stage [Beer Store parking lot] 2018-06-01 (Friday – free! all ages! outside!) [FB event]

Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario (feat. Tzvetanka Varimezova / Bassam Bishara) / Eastminster United Church 2018-06-02 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Archives of Eternity [Jay Hay/Mark Hundevad/Andrew Furlong/Mike Gennaro] / Burdock Music Hall 2018-06-02 (Saturday – early show, 6 to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

Polka Dogs [The Bee album release] / Burdock Music Hall 2018-06-02 (Saturday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 68 (feat. Eugene Chadbourne / Protruders / Holiday Rambler / Mermaids) / Matt Durant Studio 2018-06-02 (Saturday – all ages!) [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]

Nilan Perera Quintet [Nilan Perera/Kayla Milmine/Bea Labikova/Wes Neal/Rick Sacks] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-06-02 (Saturday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Special Interest / Que Lastima / Sigil / Piper Maru) / Faith/Void 2018-06-03 (Sunday – all ages!) [FB event]

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

The Mike Smith Company [D. Alex Meeks/Karen Ng/Mike Smith] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-06-05 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Overleaf [Heidi Chan/Mira Martin-Gray/Kayla Milmine] (Bea Labikova/Kayla Milmine/Kristen Moss Theriault/Laura Swankey/ Brian Abbott) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-06-09 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Victoria Gibson [Sound Seed: Tribute to Pauline Oliveros DVD release!] / Laura Swankey / Play The Moment Collective [Victoria Gibson/Heather Saumer/Bob Vespaziani]) / Array Space 2018-06-10 (Sunday) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat Triio w/ Manabu Kitada) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-06-12 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

No Mean City Collective presents (feat. Stones / Bookchop / Tange / Craig Currie / HEX) / The Hideout 2018-06-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Gentle Reminder No. 3 (feat. Aviary / Bachelard / Baanya [Stefan Banjevic]) / June Records 2018-06-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

R.E Thomas (Beams / Chloe's World) / Monarch Tavern 2018-07-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Venus Fest (feat. Moor Mother / OSHUN / Elle Barbara's Black Space / LOOM) / Mod Club 2018-09-20 (Thursday – all ages!) [FB event]

Venus Fest (feat. Zola Jesus / Allie / TIKA) / The Opera House 2018-09-21 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Venus Fest (feat. Bully / Vallens / Isla Craig) / The Opera House 2018-09-22 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Shannon & The Clams / Lee's Palace 2018-11-02 (Friday) [more info]

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