Monday, December 15, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #75

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:

Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong: Barnyard Records 10th Anniversary – Concert and CD Release (feat. 14-piece Barnyard Band with string section and the mighty Element Choir w/Christine Duncan) / Lula Lounge 2014-12-17 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Barnyard Records has been building up a pretty incredible catalogue of mostly-local avant-sounds for the past decade, including their annual xmas singalong albums, which is getting the "best of" treatment with a compilation of the project's original songs. Even if you're not there for the seasonal element, consider this list of those performing at the gig: John Southworth, Ryan Driver, Felicity Williams, Christine Duncan, Jean Martin, Thom Gill, Andrew Downing, Nick Fraser, Dave Clark, Craig Harley, Michael Davidson, David French, Jim Lewis, Kevin Turcotte, Rebbecca Hennessy, William Carn, John Oswald, Aline Homzy, Jessica Deutsch, Anna Atkinson, Robin Dann, The Element Choir, Barnyard Drama, Laurie Brown — "and other surprises". Phew!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Feint Of Hart: Crisis on St. Creskins / Campbell House Museum 2014-12-13–2014-12-15 (Saturday–Monday) [FB event]

Karen Ng Trio / The Emmet Ray 2014-12-15 (Monday – early!)

Michelle Willis Band / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-15 (Monday) [FB event]

Planet Beach [Robin Dann/Mike Bjella/Gabriel Drolet/Philippe Melanson] / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2014-12-15 (Monday)

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

Matt "Doc" Dunn's Galactic Jazz Band / Grasshopper Records 2014-12-16 (Tuesday – free! all ages!)

Nick Storring [Endless Conjecture Tape Launch!] (Craig Dunsmuir / Michael Keith) / Ratio 2014-12-16 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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

Inside Touch [new techno project from Miracle Fortress' Graham Van Pelt] (Vesuvio Solo / Pat Jordache / Ken Park) / Double Double Land 2014-12-17 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Class Axe: New Music for Classical Guitar (feat. Rob MacDonald playing compositions by Jacquie Leggatt, Lucas Oickle, Roydon Tse, Colin Sandquist and Jason Doell) / Canadian Music Centre 2014-12-18 (Thursday – free!) [more info]

Loom [solo] (Cetacea / Silver Pools) / Holy Oak Café 2014-12-19 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Halls of Devotion (Paul Erlichman) / Holy Oak Café 2014-12-19 (Friday) [more info]

The Roblin/Newman/Jurgensen Express (The Starfires) / Musideum 2014-12-19 (Friday) [more info]

Unsilent Night [an ambulatory, participatory ambient sound sculpture] / The Music Gallery (and beyond!) 2014-12-19 (Thursday — PWYC!) [more info]

Ronley Teper's Lipliners / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-19 (Friday)

St.Nick's XXXmas show (feat. Comet Control / Wrong Hole / Uncut / Apeshit Simian) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-12-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Man Finds Fire Presents: A Nightmare Before Christmas (feat. Nadja / Black Walls / Thisquietarmy) / Geary Lane 2014-12-20 (Saturday) [FB event]

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-21 (Sunday – matinée! 3 to 5 p.m.!)

CAVE SNOW ["drones, performance art, video installations in an underground cave"] (feat. Brian Schirk / Cassandra Marie Witteman / Hexzuul / Annie Wong / Fog Spirits / Damian Lebiedzinski) / 8-11 2014-12-21 (Sunday – "dress warm") [FB event]

Jennifer Castle [with full band!] / Double Double Land 2014-12-21 (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!

What's in the Box 2014 – Night 2 (feat. Lay These Knight / The Meligrove Band) / The Drake Underground 2014-12-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

What's in the Box 2014 – Night 5 (feat. Pet Sun / Programm / Sunshine & the Blue Moon / The Darq / Jaunt) / The Drake Underground 2014-12-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 44 (feat. Doomsquad / MATROX / ZONES / Barbara) / The Jam Factory 2015-01-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bad Channels (Zoo Owl / Valerie Dour) / Handlebar 2015-01-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #26 featuring Michael Kaler (feat. Michael Kaler/Jamie Thompson / Michael Kaler/Chris Wallace / Michael Kaler/Enuma Flux/Heidi Chan/Aki Takahashi / Michael Kaler/Arnd Jurgensen) / Array Space 2015-01-13 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Slim Twig [A Hound at the Hem re-release party!] (Michael Rault / Tasseomancy) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-01-23 (Friday) [FB event]

The Class Of 2015/#6 (feat. New Fries / Nancy Pants / BB Guns / Bile Sister) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-01-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

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