Monday, May 16, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #149

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:

B-17 [Goodbye record release show!] (Prince Ness / Glass Slipper / Sissy Boy) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-20 (Friday) [FB event]

It blows my mind a little to consider that B-17 have been a going concern for five years now, time which has seen the band stropping their sound to razor-sharpness and perfecting their high-energy stage presence (to say nothing of adding some NYC glam to their Stooge-y wah-roars). The pace of releases from local label Optical Sounds has showed down a bit, but the energy in the music they've released — including B-17's brand-new first full-length — hasn't waned. Only time can write a song that's really really real, or so they say.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Michael Keith & Saab Narayan / Holy Oak Café 2016-05-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Iderdown (Dirty Inputs / organdrum) / Smiling Buddha 2016-05-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

coexisDance: The Handbook of Imperfect Yoga Book Launch (feat dance + music by Chris Adriaanse/Zoë Alexis-Abrams/Eve Brown/Rod Campbell/Tania Gill/Brenda Joy Lem/Bea Labikova/Tilman Lewis/Mike Lynn/Rob Piilonen/Raphael Roter/Andy Yue) / The Tranzac 2016-05-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Lab Coast (Century Palm / Dorothea Paas) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-05-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Whimm (Homebody / Poster Boy / Lizzy Boredom) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Josh Cole / Colin Fisher / Brandon Valdivia / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan: Higgs Ocean: New Music For Gamelan / The Music Gallery 2016-05-19 (Friday) [more info]

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

Peach Kelli Pop (Twist / Bueller) / Smiling Buddha 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Kid Congo Powers (Meanwood / Alpha Strategy) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Surinam (Participation / Shahman / Zwarun) / The 300 Club 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Blues (Blunt Chunks) / Gladstone Hotel 2016-05-19 (Thursday – free!) [FB event]

Toblerone Boys (Processor / The Mean / James Wyatt Crosby) / The Piston 2016-05-19 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Special Costello (Lido Pimienta / Budi) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-05-19 (Thursday) [FB event]

Wavelength 700: WL x Manifesto (feat. Pavilion / Wilde / Language Arts / Obuxum / pHoenix Pagliacci / Loji) / The Garrison 2016-05-20 (Friday) [FB event]

For Attawapiskat (feat. Del Bel, Drago Dit Dragon, Ruby Cikada, Ruby Randall) / Monarch Tavern 2016-05-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Ronley Teper's Lipliners / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-05-20 (Friday)

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

Audiopollination #42.2 (feat. The Lady Hedonism Consort of Toronto [Ilana Waniuk/Laura Bates/Aline Homzy/Sanaz Nakhjavani/Heather Segger/Nicole Rampersaud/Bea Labikova/Alexandra Spence/Laura Swankey/Zoe Alexis-Abrams/Nilan Perera] / Alexandra Spence/Diane Roblin / Alexandra Spence/Paul Newman) / Array Space 2016-05-22 (Sunday) [FB event]

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

Michael Herring Quartet [Sundays in May residency!] / The Rex Hotel 2016-05-22 (Sunday – PWYC!) [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!

By Divine Right [Speak And Spell U.S. release party!] (Beams) / Buddies in Bad Times 2016-05-27 (Friday) [FB event]

Wavelength 701: 21C Festival (feat. Jherek Bischoff / Dawn Of Midi / The Visit) / Koerner Hall 2016-05-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wire Circus / The Emmet Ray 2016-05-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

Scroll Downers (Worst Gift / Bile Sister) / Double Double Land 2016-05-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

Invocation Presents (feat. Big|Brave / Fresh Snow / New Positions) / Soybomb 2016-06-04 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Highest Order [Still Holding record release show!] (New Chance) / Comfort Zone 2016-06-04 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 702 (feat. Thor & Friends / Völur / Echo Beach) / Monarch Tavern 2016-06-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Dories (Bart / Doffing / Luge) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-14 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Tuns (Only Yours / kiwi jr.) / The Garrison 2016-06-15 (Wednesday) [FB event]

NO FEST: Free Day Party (feat. Casper Skulls / Pet Sun / PONY) / The Garrison (front room) 2016-06-18 (Saturday – day show! free!) [FB event]

Music Gallery Departures Series (feat. The Out Louds / Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon / Michael Keith/Saab Narayan) / Array Space 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Music Gallery Departures Series (feat. Endangered Blood / The Mike Smith Company / Body Help) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-28 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Nhapitapi / Burdock Music Hall 2016-07-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Freak Heat Waves (New Fries / Cindy Lee / Hellier Ulysses) / The Garrison 2016-08-05 (Friday) [FB event]

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