Monday, May 19, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #45

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:

All Toronto's Parties II: Daytime (feat. Isla Craig / Castlevania [members of Ketamines + Castle If] / Bong Water [Skull Bong + HVYWTR]/ Valerie Dour / Elrichman) / "Various locations throughout Kensington Market" 2014-05-24 (Saturday – matinée! PWYC!) [FB event]

All Toronto's Parties II: Nighttime (feat. Darlene Shrugg / Frisch Kind [Fresh Snow + Jamie Kidd] / Nature [members of Sexy Merlin + Man Made Hill + Ketamines + Seance Centre] / Abra Cadaver [Wolfcow + Bile Sister] / Wildlife Rodeo [Doc Dunn + Mike Smith]) / Comfort Zone 2014-05-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

All Toronto's Parties formed with the mandate to get some of the folks who put on the best DIY shows in town working together. It paid off big time at their first event, where each of the founding organizations picked one band for a non-genre specific bill. Their second event is even more ambitious in its musical mixing, bringing together some of the best musicians around to play together in ad hoc bands. And, for the kicker, the night's events at the Comfort Zone are preceded by an afternoon ramble through Kensington Market, with bands playing in shops and parks. It's a one-off several times over and not to be missed.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Toronto Homicide Squad (Whoop-Zso / Lice / The Kettle Black) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-05-20 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Moon (Body Help) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-05-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Hurricane & Able (Persian Rugs / Terror Lake) / The Piston 2014-05-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Colin Fisher + Mike Gennaro [duo set, then quartet set with Steve Ward + Mark Hundevad] / The Imperial Pub 2014-05-22 (Thursday)

You've Changed Records 5th Anniversary Celebration! (feat. The Weather Station / Shotgun Jimmie / Baby Eagle / Marine Dreams / Richard Laviolette) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-05-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano + Brodie West [Solos + Duos] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-05-23 (Friday – early!)

Timber Timbre (Cold Specks) / Massey Hall 2014-05-23 (Friday) [more info]

Ronda Rindone's Quorum [Gestation album release!] / Pia Bouman School 2014-05-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Jay Hay + Mike Gennaro [Duo set, plus trio set with Mark Hundevad] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-05-24 (Saturday)

SLOWPITCH / Sonic Boom Kensington 2014-05-25 (Sunday – free! all ages! afternoon show @ 3 p.m.) [more info]

Somewhere There (feat. Alexandra Spence + Paul Newman [Bartok duos and improvisations] / KGB [Karen Ng/Bea Labikova/Germaine Liu]) / Array Space 2014-05-25 (Sunday)

Toronto Does Toronto 5 / Holy Oak Café 2014-05-25 (Sunday) [rescheduled — new date TBA]

Add these to your calendar:

New Music 101 (feat. Soundstreams / Spectrum Music) / Toronto Public Library – Fort York branch 2014-05-28 (Wednesday – free! early! interactive!) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-05-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

BB Guns & Omhouse [double release party!] (Petra Glynt) / The Piston 2014-05-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Wavelength 601 (feat. Dan Deacon / DIANA / Digits) / Adelaide Hall 2014-05-29 (Thursday – $3 tix with RSVP!) [FB event]

PLATFORM: Music at Mercer (feat. Absolutely Free / Weaves / Swiss Dice) / Mercer Union 2014-05-30 (Friday) [FB event]

Young Doctors in Love [World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band album release party!] (Fitness / Blimp Rock) / The Garrison 2014-05-30 (Friday) [FB event]

We Were Heads / Les Ex [Split 7" Release!] (Alpha Strategy / Wolfcow) / CineCycle 2014-06-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Construction, Volume 3 (feat. Comet Control [Record Release!] / Mimico) / Smiling Buddha 2014-06-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

Rival Boys [Animal Instincts LP release show!] (Blonde Elvis / Legato Vipers / Stuck Out Here) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-06-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Summer Melt: Unofficial Summer Music Festival Rager (feat. Cellphone / Teenanger / Petra Glynt / Ice Cream / Toronto Homicide Squad / DAS RAD / Wrong Hole) / Soybomb HQ 2014-06-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Amen Dunes (Alex Calder / Wicked Witches / Milk Lines) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-06-23 (Monday) [FB event]

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