Monday, August 31, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #112

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:

Intersection (Day 1) (feat. The Element Choir / Flowers Of Hell / Music In The Barns [presenting John Oswald's "Spectre"] / Tatsuya Nakatani / Not The Wind, Not The Flag / Taktus / Christof Migone / Cory Latkovich & Rob Grieve / Knurl) / Yonge-Dundas Square 2015-09-05 (Saturday – 2 to 10 p.m.! free! outside! cultural frissons!) [FB event]

The Music Gallery Departures Series/Intersection (feat. Shalabi Effect / "Doc" Dunn & The Cosmic Range / Jason Doell) / Jam Factory 2015-09-06 (Sunday) [FB event]

I've been a fan of the Labour Day Intersection Festival for several years now — partially because it's such a dislocating experience. Mixing new-school contemporary classical with other flavours of experimental music and tossing the whole thing into the ad-bath of Yonge-Dundas Square leads to all sorts of random reactions and interactions. This year the festival — long-curated by Contact Contemporary Music — gets a much-anticipated rejuvenation through a new co-curation arrangement with Tad Michalak of Burn Down The Capital/Feast In the East fame. Expect some wonderfully jarring noises — like, say, Knurl's sawblade violin feedback squalls — to echo off the surrounding buildings. It's a free, all-day event, so feel free to drop by for a taste.

Meanwhile, the festival concludes with a ticketed event on the following night that doubles as part of the Music Gallery's offsite "Departures" series, with a new chamber group from Jason Doell and the always-excellent Doc Dunn plus out-of-town vistors Shalabi Effect.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Riverrun / The Emmet Ray 2015-08-31 (Monday – PWYC!)

Fog Lake (Molly Drag / Konig) / Smiling Buddha 2015-08-31 (Monday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #6 (feat. Basmyn Jurke / Alaniaris / Ken Aldcroft + Mike Gennaro) / Dundas Video 2015-09-01 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Omhouse (Gala) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-09-01 (Tuesday) [FB event]

La Luz (Michael Rault / Vallens) / Adelaide Hall 2015-09-01 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Will Sprott [of The Mumlers/Shannon & The Clams] (Kiwi Jr. / Persian Rugs) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-09-01 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Live on the Patio (feat. Mar Aberto SoundSystem) / Roy Thomson Hall Patio 2015-09-02 (Wednesday – free! outside! early show @ 5 p.m.!) [more info]

troubleshooting~ v5 (feat. Jonathan Adjemian / Glen Hall and Eugene Martynec / Zach Clark) [FB event] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-02 (Wednesday – early!)

AGO First Thursdays: Nostalgia Canadiana [Musical tribute to The Rheostatics] (feat. Thom Gill / Laura Barrett / Terra Lightfoot / Casey Mecija / Mike O'Brien / Sandro Perri / Marker Starling / Mary Margaret O’Hara) / The Art Gallery of Ontario 2015-09-03 (Thursday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Brick Quartet + Joe Sorbara / Knurl / Clutton/Grossman/Liu/o) / Ratio 2015-09-03 (Thursday) [FB event]

Paper Beat Scissors [album release!] (L CON) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-09-03 (Thursday) [FB event]

Tania Gill, with special guests Lina Allemano, Rob Clutton, Nico Dann / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-04 (Friday – early!)

Crosss (Babysitter / Cellphone / HAG FACE) / Smiling Buddha 2015-09-04 (Friday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 52 (feat. DAS RAD / Stüka / Darknesses / Plasmalab) / Jam Factory 2015-09-04 (Friday) [FB event]

Above Top Secret / Harbourfront Centre – W------ Stage 2015-09-04 (Friday – free! all ages! outside!) [FB event]

Bart (Michael Stasis / Germaphobes / The Seams) / Double Double Land 2015-09-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Laid back and lovely (feat. Fresh Flesh / Blunt Chunks / Sad Sorcerer) / Holy Oak Café 2015-09-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 25 (feat. OVER̄ / Mantragora) / Handlebar 2015-09-06 (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!

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-08 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Definitely Not The Opening Gala! (feat. Moon King / Beta Frontiers / Army Girls) / Bovine Sex Club 2015-09-10 (Thursday – no cover!) [FB event]

The Sounds of Sleeping Giant (feat. Bruce Peninsula) / John St. TIFF Stage 2015-09-11 (Friday — free! outside! early show @ 7:45 p.m.!) [FB event]

Creep Highway (Apeshit Simians / Kurt Marble) / Smiling Buddha 2015-09-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano Four [10th anniversary celebration!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-13 (Sunday) [FB event]

Ultimate Painting (Jaunt / Century Palm) / Adelaide Hall 2015-09-15 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Juice: split 7" release party (feat. Old & Weird / New Fries / Farang / Dorothea Paas / Partner) / Double Double Land 2015-09-16 (Wednesday) [FB event]

THE AMBiENT PiNG (feat. Stereo Hypnosis / Heiki) / Ratio 2015-09-16 (Wednesday) [FB event]

INVOCATION TO presents: "Teenage Love Stories" (feat. Jib Kidder / Moon McMullen / Joanne Pollock / Brigitte Bardon't) / Dundas Video 2015-09-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bile Sister Presents (feat. Mary Ocher / JOOJ / Baby Cages) / Double Double Land 2015-09-18 (Friday) [FB event]

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan (Tonkapuma) / The Garrison 2015-09-18 (Friday) [FB event]

Mild High Club (Wish / Germaphobes) / Smiling Buddha 2015-09-22 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Last Lizard [aka Alex Zhang Hungtai, ex-Dirty Beaches] (LA Timpa [debut show!]) / Double Double Land 2015-09-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Peers [tape release!] (Country / Taste [single release!] / Nyssa) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-09-25 (Friday) [FB event]

New Fries / Videofag 2015-10-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Slim Twig (Crosss) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-10-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Gnosis (feat. David Virelles w/ Román Díaz) [world premiere!] / The Music Gallery 2015-11-27–2015-11-28 (Friday & Saturday) [FB event]

Dilly Dally / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-11-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Tanya Tagaq (Owen Pallett) / Massey Hall 2015-12-01 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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