Monday, February 1, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #134

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:

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

The always-intriguing Emergents series at The Music Gallery returns with a show that appeals on several levels. Curated by MFS fave Karen Ng, the night sees a special project from Lisa Conway (known to many as the voice of Del Bel as well as her own L CON project) presenting "a song cycle for three voices entitled The Stars Alight, based on myths derived from Ovid's Metamorphoses, incorporating both acoustic performance and live processing (via Max MSP and an XBox Kinect)." Also on the bill, Ottawa's Linsey Wellman shows off some extended techniques in a set for solo sax.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Ali Berkok/Pete Johnston/Emily Denison/Robert Diack (Ali Berkok [solo piano]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-02-02 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

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

troubleshooting~ v10 (feat. John Farah / Matt Miller) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-02-03 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

N/A/D/S (Lîla Ensemble) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-02-03 (Wednesday)

Chelsea Shanoff with Wesley Shen / Array Space 2016-02-03 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Charm of Finches: Charmed, I'm sure [local flute quintet's first performance, feat. works by Debussy, Ravel, Charke, Hétu and more] / Victoria College Chapel 2016-02-04 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Julie Doiron & Nancy Pants (Eamon McGrath) / The Cave 2016-02-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

IDALG (The Auras / TV Sets) / The Old Laurel 2016-02-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

Julie Doiron & Nancy Pants / Sonic Boom 2016-02-05 (Friday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

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

Hall Party: Carnival ["Brazilian, Colombian and Caribbean Carnival experiences"] (feat. Mar Aberto SoundSystem / Anita Graciano / Benny Esguerra a.k.a. A New Tradition / Mas Aya) / The Great Hall 2016-02-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Deep Wireless (feat. Gambletron) ["multi-tonal AM radio theremin"] / Trinity Square Video 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Never No More! [supersized version of Alaniaris!] / Burdock Music Hall 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Several Futures [Before You Forget album release!] (Kurt Marble / The SULKS / SPOILS) / CineCycle 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Feast In The East 56 (feat. Bile Sister / Dorothea Paas / Eyeballs / Cupcake Ductape) / Anchored Social Club 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Scattered Clouds (The Shyness of Strangers / Meeko Cheech / Hilotrons) / Handlebar 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Michael Rault (Marvelous Mark / Beds / Robin Hatch [solo project debut!]) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Fake Humans (Confidence [Vic Cheong/Evan Cartwright/Caryln Bezic/Kieran Adams]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Disasterbaters (Pow Wows / The Retroaction / Lightmares) / The Old Laurel 2016-02-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Corridor (Germaphobes / Praises) / Smiling Buddha 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]

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 feat. Lina Allemano / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-02-09 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Open Inputs (feat. Evan Cyber / Cares / Alissa Vox Raw / Hushy) / Holy Oak Café 2016-02-09 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Love Comes Back (Again): Arthur Russell Band [Luke Kuplowsky/Thom Gill/Robin Dann/Phil Melanson/Doug Tielli/Cory Laktovich/Josh Cole] / Holy Oak Café 2016-02-10 (Wednesday) [FB event]

John Kameel Farah: Music for Organ and Synthesizers / Grace Toronto 2016-02-12 (Friday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #39 (feat. HF/Yusuke Furutate /Brian Abbott / James Beardmore/Loupe/Sarah Peebles / Arnd Jurgensen/Conrad Gayle/Darlene Cuevas / Xuan Ye/David Jones) / Array Space 2016-02-13 (Saturday) [FB event]

In Store 1: Ordinary Joy (feat. Cluttertones [Ordinary Joy vinyl edition release party, feat. music + dance]) / Quixotic Sounds Toronto 2016-02-20–2016-02-21 (Saturday + Sunday) [FB event]

Fucked Up [West of Zanzibar live score and LP release!] (Absolutely Free) / Workman Arts 2016-03-04 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • Essential reading this week in Now's cover piece on racism in Toronto's music scenes. Some of us in our community need platforms to speak truth to power; some of us in our community need to shut up and listen; some of us in our community need to work to make shows representative of (and safe and comfortable for) the real diversity that exists in this city.

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