Monday, December 29, 2014

Concert Listings Roundup #77

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:

Zacht Automaat (U.S. Girls) / Double Double Land 2014-12-29 (Monday) [FB event]

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

It's a surprisingly robust week for shows, with lots going down on New Year's Eve (the Tranzac is my pick there) and a busy weekend after. But the best action comes at the start of the week, with back-to-back chances to catch the bi-annual emergence of local heroes Zacht Automaat. Both great shows, with U.S. Girls in support Monday at DDL, and a full slate of cool music at CineCycle on Tuesday. The latter gig is preceded by a label fair that starts at 5 p.m., and also serves as the release party for the cool new Offerings comp (see below).

This week's noteworthy shows:

Ah! La Lettre! [split tape release!] (Cowcat / Mazola) / Holy Oak Café 2014-12-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser Presents (feat. Nick Fraser/Doug Tielli / Cluttertones / Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2014-12-30 (Tuesday) [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]

Tranzac New Year's Eve (feat. Lido Pimienta / Tenderness / New Fries / International Zombies Of Love / Blonde Elvis / Sexy Merlin / Mas Aya) / The Tranzac 2014-12-31 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Mehamoud Ahmed (Bezuayehu Demisse) / 237 Sackville St. 2014-12-31 (Wednesday)

Rich Aucoin / Lee's Palace 2014-12-31 (Wednesday) [more info]

The Sadies / The Horseshoe Tavern 2014-12-31 (Wednesday) [more info]

Horsey Craze (Darlene Shrugg) / The Silver Dollar Room 2014-12-31 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Big Sound / The Mod Club 2014-12-31 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble / The Imperial Pub 2015-01-02 (Friday)

Starry Night [New project from Chang-a-Lang's Brian Okamoto!] (Skeleton Forest [The Skeletones Four, bones bared]) / Holy Oak Café 2015-01-02 (Friday) [FB event]

TWM/iM (feat. The Effens / Modern Sands / Deep Space Cowboys / Different Skeletons) / Gladstone Hotel 2015-01-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Bent Knee (Army Girls / Omhouse) / Smiling Buddha – basement 2015-01-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Kyle Brenders/Brandon Valdivia/Scott Peterson / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-01-02 (Friday)

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]

The Class Of 2015/#1 (feat. Only Yours / Wax Atlantic / Fever City / The Holy Gasp) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-01-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

No Angels Dancing [Stephen Parkinson and guests] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-01-04 (Sunday – matinée! 1 to 3 p.m.)

Nite Comfort 17 (feat. Blunt Chunks / Fawn Big Canoe) / Handlebar 2015-01-04 (Sunday) [FB event]

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!

Special Noise (New Fries / Tasseomancy) / Double Double Land 2015-01-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Say Spirit [James Annett/Josh Cole/Colin Fisher] [tape release!] (Thom Gill [solo] / Mike Gennaro/John Kamevaar) / Ratio 2015-01-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Pharmakon (Pelada / Gaucho / Coarse Language) / S.H.I.B.G.B's 2015-01-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There Presents: The Second Sunday of January (feat. Paul Newman [solo tenor sax] / Raphael Weinroth-Browne/Shahriyar Jamshidi) / Array Space 2015-01-11 (Sunday)

Lido Pimienta (Ken Park / Carl Didur) / The Smiling Buddha 2015-01-23 (Friday) [FB event]

Lust For Youth (Bile Sister) / Bambi's 2015-03-09 (Monday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

Word from the Offerings crew is "after this show we'll be changing the name of the paper and starting from scratch", so this compilation — curated by Bile Sister's Julie Reich — will act as a sort of bookend to this incarnation. Plenty of good stuff to enjoy in this little scene snapshot.

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