Monday, January 25, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #133

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:

Smiling Buddha's 1.5 Year Anniversary (feat. Odonis Odonis / New Fries / MIMICO) / Smiling Buddha 2016-01-29 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Since its rebirth a year-and-a-half ago, The Smiling Buddha has become a key destination for rock'n'roll in the city, thanks to savvy booking, good sound and a comfortable environment. With what-the-hell brio they skipped past their anniversary for this two-night, all-ages sesquiannual celebration, which includes a Saturday night date with Greys, chastity, and PONY.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Dorian's birthday Elvis Monday takeover (feat. The Hidden Cameras [solo set] / JindaLee Lehmann / Katie McBride / Hush Pup) / The Drake Underground 2016-01-25 (Monday – free!) [FB event]

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot (Lina Allemano Four) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-26 (Tuesday) [FB event]

BOBAN [Raphael Foisy-Couture/Logan Mills] (GrieviNg [Rob Grieve/Karen Ng]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-27 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Ford Pier (Cris Derksen / David MacKinnon) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-01-27 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Endless City: Invocation/1 Year Anniversary show ["Music Futures" discussion + performances] (feat. Jay Holy [solo] / Man Made Hill) / 1161 Dundas St W. 2016-01-28 (Thursday – free!) [FB event]

Sad Boys Glee Club (The Fern Tips / Paint / Geary Street Groove Band) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-01-28 (Thursday) [more info]

DUST, the quietest big band in the known world / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-29 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-29 (Friday)

PlunderphoniCinema [John Oswald speaks + presents a selection of his video works] / Array Space 2016-01-29 (Friday)

Endless City: Invoking the Mind/Psychic Lobotomies (feat. Bodies That Matter / Brigitte Bardon't / Babel / Khôra) / 1161 Dundas St W. 2016-01-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Long Winter: Galleria (feat. New Fries / VCR / The Highest Order / S.H.I.T. / Teenanger) / Galleria Mall 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Smiling Buddha's 1.5 Year Anniversary (feat. Greys / chastity / PONY) / Smiling Buddha 2016-01-30 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Yardlets [EP release!] (BART / Moonwood / Severed Feathers) / The Old Laurel 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Tails [EP release!] (Canyun / Human Bodies / Tree Museum) / Handlebar 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival Presents (feat. Elaquent / WEARENOTWHOWEARE / Emay) / Monarch Tavern 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Endless City: Invoking the Body/Rhythmic Exorcisms (feat. Ceramic TL / Khobra / Hexzuul + Mandlebrut / Mystic Triangle) / 1161 Dundas St W. 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

By Divine Right (Patti Cake / Nick Ferrio & His Feelings) / Junction City Music Hall 2016-01-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Endless City: Invoking the Spirit/Vibrational Healing (feat. Cetacea / Cares / Fog Spirits / Blunt Chunks / Cyclopean Wall) / 1161 Dundas St W. 2016-01-31 (Sunday – afternoon show! 12 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Ensemble Polaris: Santa's Gone Home! / Heliconian Club 2016-01-31 (Sunday – matinee!) [FB event]

IMBOLC, A Celebration of the Midpoint (feat. Kith & Kin / Andrea Gerhart & Michael Franklin / Wende Bartley / Monica Bodirsky / Alia O'Brien / Amy Bowles & The Glorious Dawn / Leah Finkel / Bernice / Eucalyptus) / Algonquin Island Association Clubhouse 2016-01-31 (Saturday) [FB event]

Theory of Space (feat. Keita Juma) / The Piston 2016-01-31 (Sunday) [FB event]

Sandro Perri (LUKA / Nick Ferrio [solo]) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-01-31 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Yakir Arbib + Roberto Giaquinto / Amy Brandon) / Array Space 2016-01-31 (Sunday) [FB event]

Lone Bone / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-01-31 (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!

Track Could Bend #11 (feat. David Jones/Cares/Deenzi) / Dundas Video 2016-02-02 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

The Sound Before (Clara Engel / Animal Vegetable Mineral) / D-Beatstro 2016-02-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Spectrum Music: Literary Landscapes / Alliance Française de Toronto 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Marker Starling / Holy Oak Café 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

c_RL / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-02-07 (Sunday – matinee! 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.!)

Nite Comfort 30 (feat. Pursuit Grooves / Bears & Children) / Handlebar 2016-02-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Trouble) / Paintbox 2016-02-11 (Thursday) [more info]

Thin Edge New Music Collective: Premieres V / Array Space 2016-02-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Nennen (Dorothea Paas / Manticore) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-02-24 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Idée Fixe Records 5th Anniversary (feat. Jennifer Castle / Fiver / Alex Lukashevsky / Bry Webb ["all performing round-robin with the Idée Fixe house band"]) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-02-25 (Thursday) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival 2016 (feat. Joe Strutt [talk] / The Nick Storring Band / SlowPitchSound / Ronley Teper & The Lipliners) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-02-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Idée Fixe Records 5th Anniversary (feat. The Highest Order / Bart / Doc Dunn & Co. / Mauno) / The Garrison 2016-02-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival 2016 (feat. Solo Improvisation Roundtable plus solo sets from Peter Lutek / Germaine Liu / Paul Newman / Kyle Brenders / Ken Aldcroft / Nicole Rampersaud) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-02-27 (Saturday – matinee!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival 2016 (feat. Interstellar Tentet / Ugly Beauties / Kyle Brenders Ensemble / The Polka Dogs) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-02-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Dirty Nil [Higher Power LP release!] (Solids / Century Palm / Casper Skulls) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-02-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival 2016 (feat. The Humber Composer's Collective / Swankey, Duncan, and Oore) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-02-28 (Sunday – matinee!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival 2016 (feat. FOG / Ways / THREADS (Quintet)) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-02-28 (Sunday) [FB event]

Planet Creature (Bueller / Yeomans / Trim Hogs) / Handlebar 2016-03-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Juan Wauters (Tall Juan / Sunshine & Blue Moon / Strands) / Smiling Buddha 2016-03-07 (Monday) [FB event]

Bombino / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-03-22 (Tuesday) [more info]

Esmerine (Fog Lake / Marine Dreams) / Adelaide Hall 2016-04-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet (The Sadies) / Lee's Palace 2016-04-15 + 2016-04-16 (Friday + Saturday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Though I mentioned it while posting my live recording from Long Winter a couple days ago, it bears pointing out once more that Pantayo has posted their entire set from last year's X Avant festival on their bandcamp. Kulintang gong grooves with a modern twist, this is a soundtrack of the modern diasporic Toronto that is "out there" on the streetcars and in the suburbs, but still too often too far away from our siloed music scenes.

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