Monday, December 21, 2015

Concert Listings Roundup #128

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:

Zacht Automaat / Double Double Land 2015-12-27 (Sunday) [FB event]

Zacht Automaat play twice a year, and they're my gig of the week twice a year. Do you need to know anything more?

This week's noteworthy shows:

Daniel Blake (Heraclitus Akimbo) / Array Space 2015-12-21 (Monday) [FB event]

Jennifer Castle (Fiver / Damian Rogers) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2015-12-21 (Monday) [more info]

Wintergrace: A seasonal tribute to Jean Ritchie and Leadbelly (feat. Kith & Kin with Sean Donald, Max Kelly, Frank Griggs and other special guests) / Burdock Music Hall 2015-12-22 (Tuesday) [FB event]

What's In The Box (feat. Most People / WOLF SAGA / Zoo Owl / TASTE) / The Drake Underground 2015-12-26 (Saturday) [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!

Tranzac New Year's Eve (feat. Eucalyptus / New Chance / Run With The Kittens / Zoo Owl) / The Tranzac 2015-12-31 (Thursday) [FB event]

NYE Night Owl Fest (feat. Moonwalks / Tess Parks / Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor / B-17 / The Green Rays / The Auras) / The Old Laurel 2015-12-31 (Thursday) [FB event]

Long Winter 4.3 (feat. TUNS / Vallens / LOOM / Mystic Triangle / Nicole Dollanganger / Michelle Mcadorey / Indoor Voices / JOOJ / STÜKA / Pantayo / Khôra / STRANDS / kiwi jr. / YUNG BAMBII / THE SEAMS / Bossie / Overnight) / The Great Hall 2016-01-16 (Saturday – PWYC! all ages!) [FB event]

Cluttertones (Blunt Chunks / Ways) / Ratio 2016-01-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

Piano Party 4 (feat. Anastasia Tchernikova / Jesse Levine) / Ratio 2016-01-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

Emergents II (feat. Lisa Conway / Linsey Wellman) / The Music Gallery 2016-02-05 (Friday) [more info]

1976: Our 40th Birthday Party Fundraiser (feat. Brigitte Bardon’t / Anne Bourne) / The Music Gallery 2016-02-11 (Thursday) [more info]

Val-Inc (Witch Prophet) / The Music Gallery 2016-02-20 (Saturday) [more info]

Off Centre Music Salon: Tea for Two (feat. Chris Donnely vs. Ryan MacEvoy McCullough / Christine Duncan vs. Alex Lukashevsky vs. Lucy Fitz Gibbon) / The Music Gallery 2016-02-25 (Thursday) [more info]

Emergents III (feat. Jeremy Bellaviti / The Science of What?) / The Music Gallery 2016-04-08 (Friday) [more info]

Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan: Higgs Ocean: New Music For Gamelan / The Music Gallery 2016-05-13 (Thursday) [more info]

Emergents IV (feat. Kiri Koto Ensemble / Boomwhackers) / The Music Gallery 2016-05-15 (Thursday) [more info]

MG Remixed: Allatonceness (feat. Tenderness / Trichy Sankaran / SlowPitchSound / Allison Peacock / Diana Vander Meulen / Alvis Choi aka Alvis Parsley / Undervolt & Co.) / The Music Gallery 2016-06-11 (Saturday) [more info]

Community corner:

  • Super Griptastic Savings! The Wyrd Distro is moving across the country to Victoria, but before it's packed and shipped west, there's the "Wyrd Distro Super Big Great Deal Save Save Save Sale" (notice how many times "save" is in there?) being held at Handlebar on Sunday (December 27th). It's a great chance to get some bargains on independent Canadian music, and also promises some great hangs with many cool folks. Do not miss this: avoid the infernal malls on Boxing Day — your bucks are better spent here.
  • Album Alert! Speaking of new independent Canadian music, Michael Keith has just dropped an album of music for three-stringed baritone ukulele, "deeply inspired by the players and music of the 2 and 3 string instruments of Iran, other parts of the Middle East and Central Asia". Keith's technique has floored me every time I've seen this performed live, and this recording gives a good presentation of that, with a warmly-unardorned living-room feel throughout.

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