Monday, September 21, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #115

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:

Diatribes (Bespoken feat. Germaine Liu / Ido Govrin) / Ratio 2015-09-23 (Wednesday) [FB event]

This night of sonic exploration not only includes a visit from Geneva, Switzerland-based electro-percussive minimalist duo Diatribes, but also the highly-anticipated return to experimental chamber ensemble Bespoken, who released a gem of a tape a couple years back.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Quinsin Nachoff Trio / The Emmet Ray 2015-09-21 (Monday) [FB event]

Pneuma Ensemble [Toronto Public Library's "medieval musicians in residence"!] / Toronto Public Library – Fairview Branch 2015-09-22 (Tuesday – free shows @ 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.) [FB event]

Berkok/Sexton/Song / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-22 (Tuesday)

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

Dust: The Quietest Big Band in the World / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-23 (Wednesday – early!)

Composer Celebration #2: Irving Berlin (feat. host Alex Samaras, house band with Ghislain Aucoin/Bram Gielen/Spencer Cole, plus special guest singers Robin Dann/Thom Gill/Michelle Willis/Lara Dodds-Eden) / Holy Oak Café 2015-09-23 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser New Quartet [Nick Fraser/Daniel Oore/Emily Denison/Josh Cole] / The Rex Hotel 2015-09-23 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Myriad3 / The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre – F--- S------- Centre for the Performing Arts 2015-09-24 (Thursday – free! lunchtime show! 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) [FB event]

Xylouris White / Soundscapes 2015-09-24 (Thursday – free in-store!) [more info]

Aldcroft/Gennaro (CCMC) / Musideum 2015-09-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Pete Johnston and special guests / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-24 (Thursday)

Dead Malls (Deep Frontier [Ben from Mystic triangle + MIMICO]) / Holy Oak Café 2015-09-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

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

In The Sea feat. Tristan Honsinger (The Visit [CD release!]) / The Music Gallery 2015-09-25 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2015-09-25 (Friday)

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

DUDEBOX + Steam Whistle present Unsigned (feat. Prince Innocence / BizZarh / Marlon James) / Steam Whistle Brewing Roundhouse 2015-09-25 (Friday) [FB event]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Xylouris White) / The Danforth Music Hall 2015-09-25–2015-09-26 (Friday + Saturday) [more info]

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

Prince Nifty Triad [Matt Smith/Thom Gill/Colin Fisher] / Holy Oak Café 2015-09-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Tich Maredza Band / The Belljar Café 2015-09-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #34.2 (feat. Ellwood Epps /Karen Ng/Paul Newman/Germaine Liu/Rob Clutton / Yves Charuest/Nicole Rampersaud/Joe Sorbara/Ken Aldcroft / Ellwood Epps/Yves Charuest) / Array Space 2015-09-27 (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!

Meeko Cheech (Notta Comet / Alpha Strategy) / Handlebar 2015-10-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nuit Blanche: Hit ["a performance using microphones as percussive instruments to sound a space"] (conceiced by Christof Migone) / Pary at Queens Quay E. & Cooper St. 2015-10-03 (Saturday – free! outdoors! all night long!) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 26 (feat. Cetacea / Evan Wainio-Woldanski) / Handlebar 2015-10-04 (Sunday) [FB event]

The Ill-Tempered Clavier (feat. John Kameel Farah) / Ratio 2015-10-07 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Our Founders (Within / Manticore) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-10-07 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Do it for Ronnie [a benefit concert for Ronnie Morris] (feat. FrETZ [members of Fresh Snow & METZ] / Dave Monks / The Flowers of Hell / VΔNESSΔ / All-star jam feat. members of UNCUT, 2 Koreas and controller.controller) / Lee's Palace 2015-10-08 (Thursday) [more info]

Bodies That Matter [EP release party!] (Zones / Mimico / Beard Closet) / Ratio 2015-10-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Cetacea (Hybrid Frequency / Hexzuul / Mandelbrut / Ruin) / The Steady Café and Bar 2015-10-13 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Neoism Now! (feat. Istvan The King / Processor / Fresh Flesh / The New Matriarchy / Monty Cantsin) / Smiling Buddha 2015-10-15 (Thursday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Guerilla Toss / Buck Gooter / Connoisseurs Of Porn) / 8-Eleven 2015-10-16 (Friday) [FB event]

Hank [LP Release!] (Marker Starling / The Canadian Romantic) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-10-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Community corner:

Although the immediate concern of one band's name has apparantly been addressed, this excellent article by April Aliermo (of Hooded Fang and Phèdre) remains essential reading on the power of names and the power of naming. Who gets to be heard? Who needs to quiet down and listen? What does it mean to be able to not have to engage with these issues — and to be oblivious to the fact that is, in and of itself, a form of privilige that others don't have?

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