Monday, April 11, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #144

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:

The Beverleys [vinyl release + funeral party] (P0ST3RB0Y / Lizzy Boredom / "special guests") / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-15 (Friday) [FB event]

The Beverleys [vinyl release + funeral party] (Plasmalab / Surinam / Crosss) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

This is why you should go see the bands you love when you have the chance. Sometimes the best leave us too quickly, so news that this vinyl-release double-header is also a farewell for local trio The Beverleys is a total bummer. Every time I saw them brought great songs, a ferocious musical attack and a positive attitude. The silver lining is that these two send-off shows have top-notch lineups and should offer a friendly harbour from which to wave bon voyage.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Prince Rama (Nyssa) / The Garrison 2016-04-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Aurochs with Burke Carroll / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-12 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Stop Time / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-12 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Jazz Bras Dot Com / No Seas / Luscar) / Array Space 2016-04-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot (Mermaids / Lemon Water [Alex Lukashevsky & co.!]) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-04-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft Trio [Ken Aldcroft/Andrew Furlong/Joe Sorbara] with Allison Cameron and Danielle Fernandes / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-13 (Wednesday)

INsulator (feat. members of Holy Fuck / Jooj with Sandro Perri / Not The Wind, Not the Flag / Lido Pimientia / Yamantaka // Sonic Titan) / Artscape Sandbox 2016-04-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Soundstreams: Steve Reich at 80 / Massey Hall 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [more info]

ZUZE ["popular & folk melodies of Iran and Azerbaijan set to afrobeat rhythms"] / The Cameron House 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Jazz Bras Dot Com (Valued Customer / Ghost Mullet / Wax) / The Central 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Animalia [album release show!] (BoyBitch / Garbageface / Special Guest) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser plays Justin Haynes plays Rob Clutton plays Nick Fraser [solo sets] / Ratio 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

INsulator (feat. members of Fucked Up / Egpytrixx / Mary Margaret O'Hara / Jennifer Castle / DOOMSQUAD / Soupcans) / Artscape Sandbox 2016-04-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

Images Festival Opening Night Party (feat. Cris Derksen and Rosary Spence / Petra Glynt / "special performance" by HATAW) / The Garrison 2016-04-15 (Friday) [FB event]

Biblical (Cellphone / Not Of) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-04-15 (Friday) [more info]

New Positions (Chairs / Future States) / Monarch Tavern 2016-04-15 (Friday) [FB event]

Hayden ["20th anniversary celebration of Everything I Long For"] / Trinity St-Paul's Centre 2016-04-15 (Friday) [FB event]

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

Record Store Day (feat. Partner [acoustic] / Eucalyptus / Above Top Secret / ZONES) / Sonic Boom 2016-04-16 (Saturday – free! afternoon in-store performances!) [FB event]

EAR-CAM [Christine Duncan/Nobuo Kubota/John Oswald/Tomasz Krakowiak/Glen Hall] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-16 (Saturday – early!)

Marilyn Lerner [solo piano] / Gallery 345 2016-04-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

Exquisite Beat Theatre 3: First public tour around the bottom of the ocean (feat. Cheldon Paterson [a.k.a. SlowPitchSound] / Vanese Smith [a.k.a. Pursuit Grooves] / Libydo / Rakesh Tewari) / Ratio 2016-04-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

Eucalyptus [April Saturdays residency!] / Hirut Restaurant 2016-04-16 (Saturday – Good eats available but not obligatory! early show 7 to 10 p.m.!) [FB event]

Sahara [EP release!] (Whimm / Pavilion) / CineCycle 2016-04-16 (Saturday) [FB event]

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-17 (Sunday – afternoon show! 3 to 5 p.m.!)

Bleached / The Garrison 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Tania Gill Quartet [Tania Gill/Lina Allemano/Rob Clutton/Nico Dann]) [FB event] / Emmet Ray 2016-04-17 (Sunday – early show @ 6 p.m.!)

Diane Roblin/Allison Cameron/Colin Fisher / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-17 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Queer Songbook Orchestra: Anthems & Icons / The Music Gallery 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Man Made Hill (Haolin Munk / Doom Tickler / Fulldeck Subhuman) / Handlebar 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Noiqouvdcseality ["Intent: experiment as minimally as possible."] (feat. Xuan He / Ian Jarvis / Michael Lynn / radio equals +++ [Brian Abbott/Kayla Milmine-Abbott/claude wittmann] / fresh cut fire / Leena Raudvee / Henry Chan) / Array Space 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Renders [Kelly McMichael's new project!] (Geordie Gordon) / Holy Oak Café 2016-04-17 (Sunday) [more info]

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!

The AMBiENT PiNG (feat. No Colour Blue [Castle If's Jess Forrest + Processor's M. Joakim] / Cult Eyes) / Ratio 2016-04-19 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Open Inputs (feat. Carmela Antonio / Derwatt / bioMecanico / Darling Cora & friends) / Holy Oak Café 2016-04-19 (Tuesday) [FB event]

No Octopus Dances / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-04-20 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Hearing Forward ["A Very Special Evening of Instant Composition, Original Works, and Poetical Excursions"] (feat. The Cluttertones with Paul Cram, Nick Fraser, and Tena Palmer) / Array Space 2016-04-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

Earthly (Prince Nifty / Craig Dunsmuir & Dun Dun Man) / Double Double Land 2016-04-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Omhouse (Luka / Stephen Steinbrink) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-28 (Thursday) [FB event]

Reel Cod presents (feat. Village {Drag LP release!] / Mimico / The Sulks / Processor) / Smiling Buddha 2016-04-30 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 33 (feat. Onewayness / G Group) / Handlebar 2016-05-01 (Sunday) [FB event]

Vicky Chow: Surface Image (Klondike) / The Music Gallery 2016-05-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Doomsquad [Total Time release party!] (feat. Lids / RONiiA) / Smiling Buddha 2016-05-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ivy Mairi (Blunt Chunks) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-05-15 (Sunday) [FB event]

Tomi Räisänen: a Portrait (feat. junctQín keyboard collective with Rob MacDonald and Heidi Saario) / Heliconian Hall 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 34 (feat. Aidan Baker / Whisper Room / Botanicals) / Handlebar 2016-06-05 (Sunday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

A couple new tastes from local favourites have found their way online.

  • The name "Inflatable Chaise" might not mean anything to you, but this must-grip EP brings us a quartet of "lost" songs from Thom Gill and Ryan Driver. You might have heard these live on stage in the past — or, in the case of "The Pump", you might have seen the documentary on the recent dance craze — but it's a treat to have proper recordings.
  • The digital version of this new tape from Brodie West's Eucalyptus comes out not only in time to act as a souvenir of their ongoing residency at Hirut Ethiopian Restaurant (every Saturday night this month!) but also, quite sadly, as a timely tribute to the recently-passed Ethiopian saxophone king Getatchew Mekuria.

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