Monday, November 24, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #72

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:

Toy Piano Composers: To Be Announced 2 / Heliconian Hall 2014-11-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble [Tangent CD Release!] (Joe Sorbara's "Wire Cutter Suite") / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2014-11-30 (Sunday) [FB event]

Heaps of great rock shows this week, but I wouldn't want some other musics to get lost in the shuffle. At the forefront of the local DIY chamber music scene, Toy Piano Composers always create a welcoming environment at their affordable shows, and give a space for emerging composers to have their works heard. Also: buttons!

Meanwhile, Sunday sees an album release from Ken Aldcroft, who is both a crafty improviser on guitar as well as a canny composer. The Convergence Ensemble hews closer to the latter end of his spectrum, and the new Tangent (for Eric Dolphy) is an atmospheric suite with hints of jazzy noirishness curling in like fog around the corners. The night also sees the première of Joe Sorbara's "The Wire Cutter Suite", inspired by Charles Mingus.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Ronley Teper's Lipliners [Live Album Recording!] / The Piston 2014-11-23–2014-11-24 (Sunday–Monday) [FB event]

(de)Construction Quartet – a reconstruction [Rob Cutton/Rick Sacks/cheryl o/Michelangelo Iaffaldano/Steven Sauvé] / Musideum 2014-11-24 (Monday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four [live recording!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-25 (Tuesday)

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Riverrun / Nomad Winds / Leland Whitty) / Ratio 2014-11-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Besnard Lakes (CTZNSHP) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-11-26 (Wednesday) [more info]

Michael Keith (Colin Fisher) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-26 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Cellphone [Excellent Condition LP Release Party!] (Wrong Hole) / Double Double Land 2014-11-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

Spencer Burton (EONS) / Rivoli 2014-11-27 (Thursday) [FB event]

HSY (Crosss / New Fries / Boyhood) / Smiling Buddha 2014-11-28 (Friday) [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]

Wavelength 628: NICE II (feat. Jazz Cartier / Wish / Plumes) / The Garrison 2014-11-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985 ["listening session, film screening, and live poetry from Duke Redbird"] / Double Double Land 2014-11-28 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Quintet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Man Finds Fire Presents: Sound Seance III (feat. Evan Caminiti [of Barn Owl] / M.Mucci / Cetacea / Castle If) / Geary Lane 2014-11-28 (Friday) [FB event]

Shawn William Clarke [William release party!] (The Young Novelists Duo) / Array Space 2014-11-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

Jordaan Mason (Clara Engel / A. Minster) / Kensington Lodge 2014-11-29 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Winter Blues Concert Series, Part 1 (feat. Our Founders / LUKA / Anamai) / Holy Oak Café 2014-11-29 (Saturday) [more info]

Feast of Story & Song (feat. Mary Margaret O'Hara & Jimmy Jones) / St. Andrew's By-the-Lake 2014-11-30 (Sunday) [FB event]

Swap, Don't Shop for Girls Rock Camp Toronto [clothing swap + afternoon show!] (feat. By Divine Right / HotKid / Terror Lake / Dirty Frigs) / The Garrison 2014-11-30 (Sunday – matinée! all ages!) [FB event]

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

King Weather / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-11-30 (Sunday)

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!

Zoetic: Live Music Archives of Laura-Lynn Petrick (feat. photography exhibit + music by Sunshine & the Blue Moon / Jaunt / The Native Smokes) / Smiling Buddha 2014-12-04 (Thursday) [more info]

AGO First Thursdays: Long Winter Takeover (feat. The Hidden Cameras / New Fries / Mekele) / Art Gallery of Ontario 2014-12-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 43 (feat. Steve Kado / Thin Edge New Music Collective performing Nick Storring & Andrew Zukerman / Allison Cameron / James Bailey) / Jam Factory 2014-12-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nicole Lizée [Bookburners CD launch!] / Canadian Music Centre 2014-12-12 (Friday – free!) [more info]

Long Winter: Year Three, Volume Two (feat. Sean Nicholas Savage / Army Girls / Animalia / Wrong Hole / Sean Conway / The Lonely Parade / Anti-Vibes / Wish / Man Made Hill / Iris / Audiopollination) / The Great Hall 2014-12-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Whimm [Craft Singles Release!] (Creep Highway / Lice / Coarse Language) / Smiling Buddha 2014-12-16 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Dirty Frigs (Twist / Bad Channels / Bile Sister) / Smiling Buddha 2014-12-17 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Blockspace II Presents: Pre-NYE Extravaganza/Offerings tape compilation release (feat. lavel fair + performances by Zacht Automaat / Zones / FIN / Doom Tickler / New Chance / Nick Storring / STÜKA / Stactor / Ludwig) / CineCycle 2014-12-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Pop Group / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-03-14 (Saturday) [more info]

Six Organs of Admittance / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-05-04 (Monday) [more info]

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