Monday, November 3, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #69

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:

Tanya Tagaq (Doomsquad) / The Great Hall 2014-11-06 (Thursday) [more info]

The last time I saw Tanya Tagaq play, I was struck by the fact that I was watching an amazing experimental artist captivate a crowd that had come out to catch some grooves. Maybe some of the artificial boundaries we build up between different kinds of music are a lot more porous than we keep telling ourselves — say what you will about the Polaris Prize but its surprise selection of Tagaq's Animalism as this year's winner felt more like a room full of critics had been swept up in that same surprise, rather than checking off any "aren't we audacious" cultural/geographic/gender boxes. Looking around, it seems like this show (already upsized from its original venue) is sold out, so perhaps it's a bit mean of me to give it this week's highest recommendation... but there's nothing I'm more looking forward to being pulled into. [If you did manage to score a ticket, be sure to show up in time to see local mystic groovers Doomsquad get things going.]

This week's noteworthy shows:

New Music 101: New Adventures in Sound Art & Christina Petrowska Quilico / Toronto Reference Library – Hinton Learning Theatre 2014-11-03 (Monday – free! casual!)

Les heures (Ah! La lettre! / Germaine Liu) / Ratio 2014-11-03 (Monday) [FB event]

Blü Print: An Arachnidiscs Showcase (feat. Colin Fisher & Mike Gennaro / Holiday Rambler / Beard Closet / Tranzmit) / Smiling Buddha 2014-11-04 (Tuesday) [FB event]

A tribute to Jennifer Castle and Neil Young (feat. Ryan Driver / Alex Lukashevsky / Felicity Williams / Matt Cully / The Weather Station / Craig Dunsmuir / Prince Nifty / Oliver & Russ) / Holy Oak Café 2014-11-04 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Peripheral Vision (Mark Segger Sextet) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-04 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Allo Darlin' (Persian Rugs) / The Drake Underground 2014-11-04 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Hoover Party [Make Drones Not Drones tape release!] / Double Double Land 2014-11-05 (Wednesday – rescheduled date!) [FB event]

Ice Cream (Lee Paradise / Secret Sign) / Smiling Buddha 2014-11-05 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Heather Segger / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-05 (Wednesday)

Thin Edge New Music Collective presents: Cuatro Esquinas [feat. visiting special guest artist, Argentinian pianist Laura Ventemiglia] / Gallery 345 2014-11-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Richard Laviolette (Baby Eagle) / Holy Oak Café 2014-11-06 (Thursday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 42 (feat. Teenanger / The Soupcans / Hooded Fang / Rotzig) / Jam Factory 2014-11-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Rub Out The Word: A William S. Burroughs Centennial Event ["features an actor, an 11-piece orchestra, electroacoustic sound and visual projections under the direction of composer/Burroughs scholar Glen Hall"] (CCMC) / The Music Gallery 2014-11-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Doug Paisley (Jenny Whiteley / Jerry Leger) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-11-07 (Friday) [more info]

Building Home, Building Safety, Building Sovereignty – Legal Defense Fundraiser for Darlene Necan ("an evening of speakers, dinner and music with Amai Kuda and Simone Schmidt and MC Rebeka Tabobondung") / Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 627 (feat. Petra Glynt / Jooj [Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz] / Maica Mia / Animalia) / Geary Lane 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

4th Annual Big Smoke Fest (feat. Dilly Dally / Blonde Elvis / Dirty Church / New Hands) / The Garrison 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

Khôra (GREX / Clara Engel) / Ratio 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [FB event]

The 2nd Annual Kouraba African Festival: "Koura Manding Soso Bala Kumato – The Epic of the Jeli & the Numu" (feat. Amara Kanté / Abdoulaye Diabaté / N'Camara Abou Sylla / M'Bemba Bangoura / Aboulaye Koné) / Paroisse du Sacré Coeur Church 2014-11-08 (Saturday) [more info]

Hat & Beard (Aldcroft/Aldcroft) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-09 (Sunday – early!)

The Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-09 (Sunday)

Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet (Knurl / Advice [Jonathan Adjemian with Colin Fisher/Karen Ng/Matt Smith/Chris Worden]) / Double Double Land 2014-11-09 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nude as the News (feat. Sandro Perri / Jess Kussin) / Holy Oak Café 2014-11-09 (Sunday) [more info]

Add these to your calendar:

Somewhere There Presents: The Slow Burning Torch Series (feat. Transcendental / See Through 5) / Array Space 2014-11-13 (Thursday) [more info]

DDL 5th Anniversary Weekend: Night One (feat. Corpusse / Tenderness / Processor) / Double Double Land 2014-11-13 (Thursday) [FB event]

DDL 5th Anniversary Weekend: Night Two (feat. Surinam / Prince Nifty / Man Made Hill / Tradition) / Double Double Land 2014-11-14 (Friday) [FB event]

Long Winter: Year Three, Volume One (feat. Mozart's Sister / Mexican Slang / Bizzarh / Keita Juma / Clairmont The Second / Lee Paradise / VCR / Eytan Tobin / Antoine93 / Kaydee) / The Great Hall 2014-11-14 (Friday) [FB event]

Two Way Monologues/Indie Machine & Cork On The Ocean present (feat. The Holy Gasp / Moonwood / Skydome Hotel / Blunt Chunks) / Gladstone Hotel 2014-11-14 (Friday) [FB event]

DDL 5th Anniversary Weekend: Night Three (feat. The Space Lady / Carl Didur / New Chance) / Double Double Land 2014-11-15 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bloor Takeover: Girls Rock Camp (feat. screening of the film Girls Rock!, followed by live performances from Girls Rock Camp Toronto alumni Deanna Petcoff (Pins and Needles) and Brighid Fry) / Bloor Cinema 2014-11-16 (Sunday – matinée!) [more info]

Tamara Bernstein on Ann Southam's LP Archive [lecture] / Array Space 2014-11-20 (Thursday) [more info]

The Two Koreas (Several Futures / Not Of) / The Cavern Bar 2014-11-21 (Friday) [FB event]

Pet Sun (Weird Womb / King Creep / Billie Dre & The Poor Boys / Sunshine & the Blue Moon) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-11-22 (Saturday) [FB event]

Mimico [7" split with Fresh Snow release!] (Twist [single release!] / Technical Kidman / Zones / Marriage) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-11-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Hooded Fang (Milk Lines / Moss Lime) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-11-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

Teen Tits Wild Wives [last show!] (STÜKA [tape release!] / ZONES / Chastity) / Smiling Buddha 2014-12-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Northumbria (Gates / Dirty Inputs) / The Garrison 2014-12-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Gay [final show?!] (Ice Cream / Sexy Merlin) / Handlebar 2014-12-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

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