Monday, May 2, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #147

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.

Gigs of the week:

Feast In The East 5 Year Anniversary Day 1 (feat. New Fries / Horse Lords / Carl Didur / JFM) / Anchored Social Club 2016-05-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 5 Year Anniversary Day 2 (feat. MATROX / Blonde Elvis / Germaphobes / Castle If) / Anchored Social Club 2016-05-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Feast in The East has now moved through a half-dozen unconventional venues but the spirit behind the series remains strong and always gives a reason to make a rare musical journey across the Don Valley. The events embrace the DIY ethos beyond the bands on stage — the food and the environs are also just as much a part of creating the friendly spirit that the series engenders. This two-night spectacular to celebrate five years of great music serves as a sort of "greatest hits" package of performers from the series' past and the events also mark the release of a cookbook ("featuring 40 original recipes & pieces of art, plus 2 cassette tapes of music"). Bon appetit!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Cate Le Bon (Mega Bog) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-05-02 (Monday) [more info]

Track Could Bend #14 (feat. Glamour Nails [Lina Allemano + Justin Haynes] / Terms Of Venery [Mike Smith, solo electronics] / Kosher Dill Spears) / Dundas Video 2016-05-03 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Toronto Plays Itself (feat. Maylee Todd / Clairmont The Second / Petra Glynt) / The Garrison 2016-05-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Troubleshooting (feat. Ian Macchiusi / Ian Jarvis / Michael Palumbo) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-04 (Wednesday — early) [FB event]

Twin Talk (Tania Gill Quartet) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Ride the Tempo presents (feat. Partner / Pony / Eyeballs / Pale Lips / Pins & Needles) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Toronto Jazz Festival Discovery Series: Nick Fraser double release celebration (feat. Nick Fraser Trio / Nick Fraser Quartet) / The Rex Hotel 2016-05-04–2015-05-05 (Wednesday + Thursday) [FB event]

Stressfest 3: Day One (feat. Crosss / Edhochuli / Grand Detour / Cellphone) / CineCycle 2016-05-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Wavelength 699 (feat. Partner / Kurt Marble / LOLAA / Entire Cities / The Fern Tips / Walrus) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Shhhhh ["celebrating the launch of the musical instrument lending library"] (feat. Deliluh / Dorothea Paas [solo] / Stucco) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch 2016-05-06 (Friday – free! all ages!) [FB event]

Stuck in the City/Not Dead yet present (feat. Hank Wood & the Hammerheads / Soupcans / The Boys / Conman) / Soybomb 2016-05-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Shhhhh ["celebrating the launch of the musical instrument lending library"] (feat. Retired / New Positions / Blue Light / Kapali Carsi) / Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch, Basement Auditorium 2016-05-07 (Saturday – free! all ages! afternoon show @ 4:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-08 (Sunday) [FB event]

Ken Aldcroft Trio [Ken Aldcroft/Wes Neal/Jesse Baird] / The Emmet Ray 2016-05-08 (Sunday) [more info]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series) feat. Christian Ferlaino) / Array Space 2016-05-08 (Sunday)

Taylor Knox (Boyscott / Shawn William Clarke) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-05-08 (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!

Wordless Word (feat. Jin Hi Kim + Robert Appleton [Korean zither + generative multimedia software] / Graham Wakefield [solo electronics]) / Array Space 2016-05-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Grand Residency (feat. Grand Analog / Bonjay) / Rivoli 2016-05-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Torche! [Xavier Charles + Éric Normand] / Waniuk + Arulanandam / Saumer + Tielli) / Ratio 2016-05-12 (Thursday)

Merganzer (Tess Roby / Best Fern) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2016-05-13 (Friday) [FB event]

New Chance (Prince Nifty) / Holy Oak Café 2016-05-13 (Friday) [more info]

Dun Dun Band (c_RL) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bedroom Sessions (feat. Danielle Fricke / Coral King [solo project from Triple Gangers/Hush Pup's Ida Maidstone] / Maggie Smith [member of WEARENOTWHOWEARE/Gold Pony] / Gusty Winds) / Handlebar 2016-05-15 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nancy Pants (TV Sets / Human Bodies) / Handlebar 2016-05-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Music Between Friends (feat. Brave Radar / LOOM / Blunt Chunks) / Handlebar 2016-05-22 (Sunday) [FB event]

Union Suit (Property / Fake Humans) / Holy Oak Café 2016-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Fet.nat / Several Futures / Retired) / Double Double Land 2016-05-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Big Easy Nights presents Night Time Sounds (feat. Moonwood / Mune / Bicyclops) / Duffy's Tavern 2016-05-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Electric Eclectics & Burn Down The Capital present (feat. Wolf Eyes / Nadja / Burden / Doom Tickler) / The Garrison 2016-06-03 (Friday) [FB event]

Martha Farquhar-McDonnell [My Singing Bird album release!] (GREX) / Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake 2016-06-05 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 4 p.m.!) [FB event]

Heaven For Real (Bernice / Old and Weird / Thick Neck) / Double Double Land 2016-06-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

NO FEST – Day 1 (feat. Chastity Belt / Fake Palms / Twist) / The Garrison 2016-06-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Colleen Green (Cassie Ramone / Kurt Marble / Plasmalab) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-20 (Monday) [FB event]

Solonation (feat. Heidi Chan / Kayla Grant / Aki Takahashi / Nicole Rampersaud / Xuan Ye) / Array Space 2016-06-25 (Saturday) [FB event]

Silent Shout presents: No Borders Kitchen Benefit Show (feat. Sean Nicholas Savage / Cadence Weapon / Calvin Love [solo acoustic] / Petra Glynt) / The Garrison 2016-07-01 (Friday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 35 (feat. JFM / Let There Be Light) / Handlebar 2016-07-03 (Sunday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • Counting Sheep, a "guerrilla folk opera" by Mark and Marichka Marczyk along with the Lemon Bucket Orchestra is being remounted later this month (May 26 to June 5) at 296 Broadview Avenue. More than a play or performance, this is a deeply-interactive experience that sees the audience sharing food and throwing bricks, creating an immersive sense of what it feels like to be in the middle of a revolution. Set in Ukraine's Euromaidan, this presents historical change from the inside, with all the chaos, sorrow, and glimmers of hope intact. I saw this during its run at SummerWorks last year, and it has strongly stuck with me ever since — it gets my highest recommendation.

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