Monday, September 14, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #114

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:

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival: "Exile On Bloor Street" [multi-venue music happening!] (feat. Michael Feuerstack / Jon McKiel / Copilots / Crooked House Road / Menalon / Joyfultalk / Wearenotwhoweare / Lullabye Arkestra / Soupcans / The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band / Chris Ladd) / Menalon Restaurant + Studio 835 + Bassline Music Bar 2015-09-18 (Friday) [FB event]

The Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble / The Burning Hell / Construction & Destruction / Cousins / Fiver / The Holy Gasp / The Idaho Stop / Moonsocket / Sandro Perri / TOKKA / Weird Lines) / Christie Pits Park 2015-09-19 (Saturday – free! outside! end-of-summer vibes!) [FB event]

The Bloor Ossington Folk Festival (feat. Absolutely Free / Crosss / Julie Doiron & Friends/ Lindy Vopnfjord / Nick Ferrio / Overnight / Sebastian Brown / Shi Wisdom / Stanley Brinks & Freschard / Walrus) / Christie Pits Park 2015-09-20 (Sunday – free! outside! end-of-summer vibes!) [FB event]

A look around indicates that there are two big corporate festivals coming to the city this weekend, and I'm sure there's something worth seeing at those. But you might want to consider the alternative: a festival that is not only community-based and rooted in celebrating local music, but is also free. Oh, and directly across the street from the subway, too. The Bloor Ossington Folk Festival, which turns five this year, is low-key and casual yet stacked with a lot of great music. And remember — it doesn't deploy "folk music" in the narrow sense of a genre, but more like the music of, by and for a community. Come on out and be a part of it.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Flying Hórses [album release!] (Merganzer / Kite Hill) / Musideum 2015-09-15 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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

Heaven For Real (WHIMM / Blanka / Crystal Eyes) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-09-15 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Tom Richards Quartet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-16 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Josh Cole/Ryan Driver/Karen Ng/Brandon Valdivia / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-16 (Wednesday)

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

Bloodshot Bill (The Dreamboats / Boat Culture) / The Silver Dollar Room 2015-09-16 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Wavelength 679 (feat. The Nihilist Spasm Band feat. Joe McPhee [50th anniversary concert!] / HSY / The Dead Are Those Who Have Died) / The Garrison 2015-09-17 (Thursday) [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]

April Snow [Thom Gill/Johnny Spence/Kieran Adams/Liam Russell] / Holy Oak Café 2015-09-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Lief Hall (Petra Glynt / Badlands) / Double Double Land 2015-09-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Carl Didur (Fet.Nat / Man Made Hill) / 8-Eleven 2015-09-18 (Friday) [FB event]

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

Safejo Amama / De Place Restaurant and Bar 2015-09-18 (Friday) [FB event]

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

Tony Wilson/Peggy Lee (Tony Wilson/Lina Allemano/Brodie West/Peggy Lee/Rob Clutton/Nick Fraser) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-19 (Saturday)

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-20 (Sunday – afternoon show! 3 to 5 p.m.!)

Somewhere There presents (feat. Bly de Blyant / Causings / Colin Fisher + Mark Hundevad) / Array Space 2015-09-20 (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!

See Through Trio (Justin Haynes) / Ratio 2015-09-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 680: Your Band Sucks [interview/book talk] (feat. Jon Fine) / The Garrison 2015-09-28 (Monday – free!) [FB event]

Vieux Farka Touré (Julia Easterlin) / Revival 2015-10-01 (Thursday) [more info]

Feast In The East 53 (feat. Jerusalem In My Heart / Jessica Moss / Rose Bolton & Music In The Barns / Khôra) / Jam Factory 2015-10-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Womyn Wimmin Women (feat. Vag Halen / Nikki Fierce) / Smiling Buddha 2015-10-02–2015-10-03 (Friday + Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #35.1 (feat. Watson Jennison/Colin Fisher/Michael Lynn / Bill Gilliam/Glen Hall) / Array Space 2015-10-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #7 (feat. Body Help / Karen Ng & Sexy Merlin / Cris Derksen) / Dundas Video 2015-10-06 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Pleasence Records 5 Year Anniversary (feat. Odonis Odonis / Soupcans / New Fries / Blonde Elvis) / Smiling Buddha 2015-10-16 (Friday) [FB event]

Weights & Measures [reunion show!] (Boars) / Soybomb 2015-10-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

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