Monday, August 5, 2019

Concert Listings Roundup #313

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:

Laura Barrett [Who Is The Baker? album release!] (Rainos 'Moyo' Mutamba / Robin Hatch) / The Monarch Tavern 2019-08-08 (Thursday) [FB event]

Laura Barrett was a key player is this city's indie scene of a decade or so ago, growing from the is-it-a-novelty-act? questions surrounding her early kalimba pop into a bona fide songwriter. Transitioning into work for film, she has been less conspicuously present on local stages (especially since Sheezer, the Weezer cover project she was a part of, called it a day), which makes the decade-in-the-making release of Who Is The Baker? a true special occasion.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Otterville Mondays: August residency! (feat. Andrew Downing's Otterville) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-05 (Monday – early!) [FB event]

Jeff LaRochelle 5 [Chris Pruden/Michael Davidson/Dan Fortin/Eric West/Jeff LaRochelle] / The Emmet Ray 2019-08-05 (Monday – PWYC!) [FB event]

The Composer's Club (feat. Brian Abbott / Diane Roblin / Paul Newman) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-06 (Tuesday – extra-early event @ 5 p.m.!)

Track Could Bend #53 (feat. Hiroki Tanaka / Del Stephen's Today Versions / Liz Lima) / Wenona Lodge 2019-08-06 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Truth Cult / Best Wishes / Hesitate) / See-Scape 2019-08-06 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Wednesdays in August Residency (feat. Lina Allemano Standards Quartet [Lina Allemano/Michael Davidson/Andrew Downing]) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-07 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Dean Drouillard/Joshua Van Tassel / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-07 (Wednesday – early!)

Cosmic Country for Communists (feat. Nashville Minimalism Unit / Nick Flanagan [comedy] / Sima Sepehri [comedy]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-07 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Peanut Gallery Inaugural Ball (feat. Future Machines / Animatist / Yumster / DustBin) / Junction City Music Hall 2019-08-08 (Thursday) [FB event]

Nhapitapi / Island Cafe 2019-08-09 (Friday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Kaabi Kouyate / Maghreb Project / Arabesque Canada / Zahara) / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2019-08-09 (Friday – free, outdoors, all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

Clustered Keys ["works by Anna Thorvaldsdöttir, Monica Pearce, Elainie Lillios, Nicole Lizée, Keith Kirchoff, Phyllis Chen and a sneak peak of Cory Harper-Latkovich's collaborative project with both Megan and Justin"] (feat. Megan Thibeault and Justin Ortez) / Canadian Music Centre 2019-08-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Mauno (Fleece / For Jane / Bodywash) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2019-08-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Colin Fisher & Victor Cirone / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Arts in the Park: Labyrinth Ontario (feat. Tanjer Alam) / Flemingdon Park 2019-08-10 (Saturday – 3 to 5 p.m.! free! outdoors + family-friendly!) [FB event]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Mohamed Diaby / Brian Litvin & Jabulani / Balafon Village with Adama Daou / Elvis Bokosha / Adam Solomon / Rama Club / Olivier Tshimanga) / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2019-08-10 (Saturday – free, outdoors, all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

Kathy Zimmer (Sarah Greene / Kat Goldman) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-10 (Saturday – extra-early show @ 6:30) [FB event]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Ruth Mathiang / Balafon Village with Adama Daou / Benkadi / Sadakah) / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2019-08-11 (Sunday – free, outdoors, all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

Summer Music in the Garden: Raags of Love and Devotion (feat. Ramneek Singh/Ravi Naimpally/Hardeep Chana) ["mesmerizing improvisations on afternoon raags from the Hindustani classical tradition"] / Toronto Music Garden 2019-08-11 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 4 p.m.! free! all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

Ayal Senior Presents (feat. Stargoon) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-11 (Sunday – family-friendly afternoon show, 3 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Sunday Social (feat. Phèdre / DOOMSQUAD) / The Bentway 2019-08-11 (Sunday – free! afternoon performance @ 4 p.m.) [FB event]

Jazz United Jam [live jazz + tap dancing!] / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2019-08-11 (Sunday)

Colour and Noise / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Dame Cook/Victor Ostrovsky / Bill Gilliam/Bill McBirnie/Eugene Martynec/Ambrose Pottie) / Array Space 2019-08-11 (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!

Yoink (Future Machines / Art the Band) / Duffy's Tavern 2019-08-12 (Monday) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat. Mike DeiCont [solo bass]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-13 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Wednesdays in August Residency (feat. Lina Allemano Standards Quartet [Lina Allemano/Michael Davidson/Andrew Downing/Nick Fraser]) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-14 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Audiopollination presents film and music (feat. Someone's Memory / Birth of Troubling Forms) / Array Space 2019-08-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Music at Tibet Kitchen (feat. Araz Salek / Karen Ng / Dusty / Dorothea Paas) / Tibet Kitchen 2019-08-18 (Sunday – music starts @ 3! good eats available!) [FB event]

JQXZ [George Koller/Diane Roblin] (Bruce Cassidy/Bill McBirnie) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-18 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Devon Welsh (Scott Hardware / Evan Cartwright) / The Baby G 2019-08-18 (Sunday) [FB event]

Wednesdays in August Residency (feat. Lina Allemano Standards Quartet [Lina Allemano/Michael Davidson/Andrew Downing/Nick Fraser]) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-21 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Marlaena Moore (Tange / Lavender Bruisers) / Monarch Tavern 2019-08-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Toronto New Wave Multimedia Festival 2019 [film, music and VR] (feat. Mike Barber / Olive B / R. Flex / MBG) / The Dakota Tavern 2019-08-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Elagabolus Dub [Mark Zurawinski/Mark Zurawinski/Arnd Jurgensen plus special guests Matt Miller/Andy Yue/Jamie Thompson] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Black Dresses (Brigitte Bardon't / Esther Splett / Body Rot) / Handlebar 2019-08-25 (Sunday) [FB event]

Wednesdays in August Residency (feat. Lina Allemano Standards Quartet [Lina Allemano/Michael Davidson/Andrew Downing/Nick Fraser]) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-28 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Grandma’s Secret Spices 3: A Night Of Experimental Music (feat. Xuan Ye + Brigitte Bardon’t / The Databats / Mike Barber / Sonja) / Handlebar 2019-08-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Sheer Mag / Tweens / Protruders) / Lee's Palace 2019-09-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital Presents (feat. Sarah Pagé / Joni Void / Joyful Joyful) / Burdock Music Hall 2019-10-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Corridor (Absolutely Free) / The Garrison 2019-11-20 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • Constellations presents: Resonant Bodies will be having an exhibition opening on Sunday (August 11th) at the Toronto Media Arts Centre. Featuring MFS fave Cheldon Paterson (a.k.a. ShowPitchSound) plus Aliya Pabani, Chandra Melting Tallow, Jon Tjhia, Kaija Siirala and Phoebe Wang, artists have created new sound-based works "about the sonic reflections between bodies and their environments". Aspects of these works will be performed live by the artists at the exhibition opening, and admission is free with an RSVP. (The exhibition will run from August 11th-17th.)
  • As previously mentioned in this space, Simone Schmidt's "theatrical" revision of her Audible Songs from Rockwood album begins a string of performances at the SummerWorks festival this weekend. Ticket info for all five shows and everything else you need can be found here.

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