Monday, September 1, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #60

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:

INTERsection: New Music Marathon and Musicircus (feat. Sidewalk Crusades / Spectrum / New Adventures in Sound Art / junctQín keyboard collective / Haphazard Hinges [25 saxophones!] / Evan Ziporyn & Contact) / Yonge Dundas Square 2014-09-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Some people remain conceptually dubious about taking a day's worth of avant garde/creative/"new music" and plunking it in the city's Canyon of Craven Commercialism, but there's a weird alchemy that happens when the sorts of sounds that are often cloistered in small, obscure spaces is imposed on the city — somehow, it fits right in. Some people will walk by without doing more than turning their head, some will stop in confusion or annoyance, and a few will pause as if to say, "oh yeah, this is cool". An erratic and random day, this actually turns YDS into something of a peaceful island in the middle of the bustle, and is always a memorable occasion.

[As noted below, the day outside is flanked by a couple indoor shows at the Tranzac and Music Gallery, making for a full end-of-summer/start-of-the-new-music-season festivities]

This week's noteworthy shows:

Ashkenaz Festival (feat. Lemon Bucket Orkestra / David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana) / Harbourfront Centre, W------ Stage 2014-09-01 (Monday) [more info]

Thom Gill / The Emmet Ray 2014-09-01 (Monday – PWYC!) [more info]

Zeus [Classic Zeus "Secret Back Alley Show"] / June Records 2014-09-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Wooden Sky / Sonic Boom (Annex) 2014-09-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

AIMToronto Curation Series (feat. duos, trios and quartet w/ Alan Bloor/Matt Miller/Ted Phillips/Bob Vespaziani) / Musideum 2014-09-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

CelloPhone presents Boats and Balloons [new music for cello and saxophone] / Heliconian Hall 2014-09-03 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ronley Teper's Lipliners / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-03 (Wednesday)

AGO First Thursdays (feat. Bry Webb / The Weather Station) / Art Gallety of Ontario 2014-09-04 (Thursday) [more info]

Man Finds Fire Presents: Sound Seance II (feat. Sir Richard Bishop / Tashi Dorji / Clara Engel) / Geary Lane 2014-09-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

ANAMAI (Black Walls) / The Press Club 2014-09-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

DJ Breezes w/ Gloctor Glock (Brigitte Bardon't) / Holy Oak Café 2014-09-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

TIFF Festival Street (feat. Elaquent / Maylee Todd / Rich Aucoin / Adrian X) / The Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage 2014-09-04 (Thursday – free!) [more info]

The Muted Note [Choreography: Susanna Hood / Music: Scott Thomson / Poet: P.K. Page] / The Citadel 2014-09-05–2014-09-07 (Friday–Sunday) [more info]

The Music Gallery's Departures series (feat. Battle Trance / Not The Wind Not The Flag / King Weather) / Array Space 2014-09-05 (Friday) [FB event]

INTERsection (feat. Toy Piano Composers Ensemble / Thin Edge New Music Collective / Kyle Brenders Quartet / junctQín keyboard collective) / The Tranzac 2014-09-05 (Friday) [FB event]

TIFF Festival Street (feat. Eon The Soul Proprietor / Reuben And The Dark / Bobby Bazini / DIANA / BADBADNOTGOOD) / The Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage 2014-09-05 (Friday – free!) [more info]

Street Reiki (feat. Nick Persons / Teen Tits Wild Wives / Bile Sister) / Mây 2014-09-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Gates (Voidfolk) / S.H.I.B.G.B.'s 2014-09-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Void Vision (Votive [feat. Cam Findlay aka Kontravoid & Kat Duma] / Sahara) / Smiling Buddha 2014-09-05 (Friday) [more info]

TIFF Festival Street: Pop-up Performance (feat. Bob Wiseman) / King Street King St. W. (north side, west of Simcoe St.) 2014-09-06 (Saturday – 2:30 p.m. free!) [more info]

Jad Fair & Norman Blake / The Cave 2014-09-06 (Saturday – early show!) [FB event]

B.A. Johnston (Strange Attractor / HotKid / Ketamines) / Smiling Buddha 2014-09-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

TIFF Festival Street: Pop-up Performance (feat. Marker Starling) / King Street King St. W. (north side, west of Simcoe St.) 2014-09-07 (Sunday – 1:00 p.m. free!) [more info]

No Angels Dancing / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-07 (Sunday – 1 to 3 p.m.)

INTERsection: Terry Riley's "Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band" re-imagined (feat. Evan Ziporyn and Contact) / The Music Gallery 2014-09-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

See Through Trio [Tania Gill / Pete Johnston / Karen Ng] (The Imperative [Jay Hay / Karen Ng / Joe Sorbara]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Hat & Beard / The Rex 2014-09-07 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m.) [FB event]

TIFF Festival Street (feat. Absolutely Free + Special Guests ["Re-Sounding The Films Of Norman McLaren"] / Jason Collett) / The Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage 2014-09-07 (Sunday – free!) [more info]

Wavelength 614: WL Island Show (feat. Weaves / Fresh Snow / Most People / MATROX / "secret guests") / Artscape Gibraltar Point 2014-09-07 (Sunday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

Pregnancy Scares (TV Freaks / Pelvic Floor / The Soupcans) / S.H.I.B.G.B.'s 2014-09-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 12 (feat. Bong Water / Shamanta / Hardon Collider) / Handlebar 2014-09-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Add these to your calendar:

The October Trio [Evan Arntzen/Josh Cole/Daniel Gaucher] — 10th Anniversary/Toronto Residency / Emmet Ray 2014-09-08 (Monday) [FB event]

Aurochs (w/ special guest Daniel Oore) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-09 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Rich Aucoin [Ephemeral Toronto Release Party] / The Drake Underground 2014-09-09 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The October Trio [Evan Arntzen/Josh Cole/Daniel Gaucher] — 10th Anniversary/Toronto Residency / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-09-10 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Array Sessions Season Kickoff (feat. Robert Appleton/Edwin Huizinga/Ted Phillips/Rick Sacks) / Array Space 2014-09-10 (Wednesday) [more info]

The October Trio [Evan Arntzen/Josh Cole/Daniel Gaucher] — 10th Anniversary/Toronto Residency / The Rex 2014-09-11 (Thursday – early!) [FB event]

The Living Daylight Stringband / Holy Oak Café 2014-09-11 (Thursday – early!) [more info]

Monomyth (Nap Eyes / New Fries / Deliluh) / Smiling Buddha 2014-09-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

5th PROJEKT (Moonwood / Norway) / The Painted Lady 2014-09-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Wavelength 615 / Construction Vol. 8 (feat. WTCHS / Hollowphonic / Pink/Brown / Sasha Chapin) / Smiling Buddha 2014-09-12 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Hat & Beard / The Rex 2014-09-14 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m.) [FB event]

Persian Rugs [This is OK for Now release party!] (Wanderbirds) / The Boat 2014-09-18 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Junction Music Festival (feat. The Sadies / The Beauties / Teenage Kicks / Chameleon Project / Bard From The Club / Sun K / Beams / Ginger Grey / Whiskey Jack / Rambunctious / Ark Analog / Paradise Animals / Omhouse / Tails / KASHKA / Two Koreas / Hands & Teeth / Alright Alright / many more) / various locations in The Junction 2014-09-20 (Saturday) [more info]

Hat & Beard / The Rex 2014-09-21 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m.) [FB event]

Small World Festival Launch Party (feat. Os Tropies) / Small World Music Centre 2014-09-25 (Thursday – free!) [more info]

Cosi e Cosi [Jeunesse Cosmique Montréal] (Echo Beach / Manticore / Organdrum) / Double Double Land 2014-09-25 (Thursday) [FB event]

Samesex [Beard Closet + Ken Park] (Mystic Triangle / St. Clair Kids [Ian M., ex-Ostrich Tuning – first show!]) / Holy Oak Café 2014-09-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Fat As Fuck (Freepop / Bare Claws) / Soybomb HQ 2014-09-27 (Saturday – PWYC! Pre-Show Skate Party!) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft/Mike Overton/Jake Oelrichs / The Rex 2014-09-28 (Sunday – 7 to 9 p.m.) [FB event]

The Reigning Sound (catl. / Pow Wows) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-10-25 (Saturday) [more info]

Doc Pickles Presents (feat. Walk North / Good Conduct / Bron Halpin) / Handlebar 2014-11-30 (Sunday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

I was a fan of Wish from the first time I saw 'em, merging familiar sounds from the Candle Studio-affiliated bands its members can otherwise be found in with guitarist/vocalist Kyle Connolly's own sensibility. Rockin' chrunch meets psychedelic jangle, this is recommended to anyone who loves Davis Kilgour's solo work (or, natch, his work with The Clean) — or anyone who's into those aforementioned component parts such as Beliefs, Breeze, or Milk Lines.

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