Monday, August 26, 2019

Concert Listings Roundup #316

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.

Gigs of the week:

Intersection Day 1: Music For Subways (feat. Sarah Hennies & Germaine Liu / Clarinet Panic / Mika Posen / Jason Doell with Contact) / Sheppard West Station/Pioneer Village Station/Highway 407 Station / Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station 2019-08-29 (Thursday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

Intersection Day 2 (feat. Joan La Barbara / Eli Keszler / Germaine Liu) / Jam Factory 2019-08-30 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Intersection Day 3 (feat. Evan Ziporyn and Contact / Man Forever / Ava Mendoza's Unnatural Ways / Retired / Avrha / Null Point Ensemble / The Velvet Crystals / Lorde Awesome) / Yonge-Dundas Square 2019-08-31 (Saturday – free! outside! all-ages and family-friendly!) [FB event]

Intersection Day 4: Music Gallery's Departures Series (feat. Morton Subotnick / Leucrocuta) / Jam Factory 2019-09-01 (Sunday – all-ages!) [FB event]

Once again, the city's forces of strange and adventurous music are massed on the Labour Day weekend for the Intersection Festival. Under The guidance of Tad Michalak (Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) the festival has been growing and prospering, giving touring acts an interesting headlining opportunity as well as putting locals in front of new listeners. The "off-site" adventure trip to Allan Gardens that was a huge success a couple years back is headed in a new direction this year with an evening exploring sounds in some of the city's newer subway stations. There are a couple nights at the Jam Factory, and as always, the heart of it all is the always-weird day in Yonge-Dundas Square, pitting uncommercial sounds against the uncanny valley of the city's flashingest billboards.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Buffy Sainte-Marie (Logan Staats) / CNE Bandshell 2019-08-26 (Monday – free with CNE admission!) [more info]

Otterville Mondays: August residency! (feat. Andrew Downing's Otterville) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-26 (Monday – early!) [FB event]

Tuesdays in August Residency (feat. Tania Gill Quartet [Tania Gill/Lina Allemano/Rob Clutton/Nico Dann]) / The Rex Hotel 2019-08-27 (Tuesday – early! PWYC!) [FB event]

A Stone for David Berman [celebration of the life, words, and music of David Berman with performances of his poems and songs] (feat. Vish Khanna / Lightning Dust / Kritty Uranowski / Matthew "Doc" Dunn / Ayal Senior / Carl Wilson / Kyle Knapp / Jesse Locke / Mark Grundy / Scott Grundy / Katie Lavoie / Jose Miguel Contreras / Dave Schoonderbeek / Niko Stratis / Halina Katz / Jamez L. Burling / Jonathan Pappo / Kristina Smith / Patrick Grant / Ted Gudlat / James Lindsay / Meghan Harrison / Nick McKinlay / Akash Bansal / Melissa Vincent / Fan Wu) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2019-08-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Furniture Music: Duos Night #2 (feat. Urquhart/Fournier / Naomi McCarroll-Butler/Patrick Smith / W H E R E ? [Michael Davidson/Patrick O'Reilly]) / Wenona Lodge 2019-08-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Double-Bill / Going-Away Hang! (feat. Lina Allemano Four / Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

City Hall Live (feat. KASHKA) / Nathan Phillips Square 2019-08-28 (Wednesday – free! all ages! outdoors! afternoon show @ 12:30!) [more info]

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]

Jessica Ackerley (McCormick/Swankey / Rob Grieve) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-08-28 (Wednesday) [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]

Lightning Dust (Joseph Shabason / Andre Ethier / Chad Ross) / Monarch Tavern 2019-08-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Proxemics [Laura Swankey/Karen Ng/Mike McCormick/Mark Ballyk] / The Band Named Crow) / Burdock Music Hall 2019-08-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

Dun-Dun Band / Pamenar Café 2019-08-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

NYC x Toronto [works by Stephanie Orlando, Rebecca Gray/Adrienne Scott, Yael Litwin and more] (feat. Femmelody Chamber Music Collective) / Canadian Music Centre 2019-08-30 (Friday) [FB event]

This is Awesome / The Gladstone Hotel 2019-08-30 (Friday) [FB event]

Michael Peter Olsen with Spencer Cole (Soft Thoughts [Tim Condon/Matt Nish-Lapidus/Michael Peter Olsen]) / Imperial Pub's backroom 2019-08-30 (Friday) [FB event]

Shabason/Gunning [Muldrew album release!] (Slow Attack Ensemble) / Dufferin Grove Park 2019-08-31 (Saturday – afternoon show @ 3 p.m.!) [FB event]

Subtle Blend (feat. Obuxum [album release!] / AstroMega / M.I. Blue / Kozue Sato) / Handlebar 2019-08-31 (Saturday) [FB event]

First Five Fest (feat. Dang Show / Moskitto Bar / Amely Zhou / Fethi Nadjem Ensemble / Han Han / Teke Teke) / Aga Khan Museum 2019-08-31 (Saturday – free! outside! all-ages and family friendly!) [FB event]

In Tandem ["an evening of art and music by young LGBT+ artists from Toronto"] (feat. Dame Cook / Aaron Corbett / Autotectonic) / The Commons Theatre and Studio 2019-08-31 (Saturday) [FB event]

First Five Fest (feat. Kamancello x Gross Morne / Labyrinth Ontario Showcase / Late Night Conversations / Sina Bathaie Ensemble / Amely Zhou / Lamia Yared) / Aga Khan Museum 2019-09-01 (Sunday – free! outside! all-ages and family friendly!) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 71 (feat. Howard Goldbach & Brandon DeGroote / Marley Rosen) / Handlebar 2019-09-01 (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!

Ghostlight & Colin Fisher / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat. Colin Clinton/Kaelin Murphy/Phil Albert) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-10 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Audiopollination 75: Self-Curating Project (feat. Rod Campbell/MJ Wright/Aaron Corbett / Curtis Whittaker/Esin Gunduz / James Bailey/Ryan Kinney/Danielle Fernandes / 3M [Mira Martin-Gray/Mark Zurawinski/Michael Lynn]) / Array Space 2019-09-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Diane Roblin Presents (feat. Glen Hall's Ossingtones) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-15 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Team Building ["new songs, works in progress, thoughts in sound"] (feat. Nigel Chapman / Sophia Ruby Katz / Chris Lyons / Wes Allen / La Diem Fortune / Koza) / Burdock Music Hall 2019-09-18 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

NAIL [Nicolas Caloia/Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Lori Freedman] (Kind Mind [Karen Ng/Michael Davidson/Josh Cole]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Briefcase Show presents (feat. Kayo Dot / Brigitte Bardon't / Hunter Gatherer / Syzygy) / The Grand Gerrard 2019-09-24 (Tuesday – all-ages!) [FB event]

Petra Glynt (Eliza Niemi / Carmen Elle / Persons) / Monarch Tavern 2019-09-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Emel Mathlouthi / Aga Khan Museum 2019-09-30 (Monday) [FB event]

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