Monday, May 30, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #151

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:

Hooded Fang [Venus On Edge record release show!] (HSY / Germaphobes) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-06-03 (Friday) [FB event]

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

Two fave local units celebrate long-awaited new albums this weekend, and each of them come with a solid night of celebrations. Hooded Fang's rhythmically-intense Venus on Edge sees the band pivot once again, bearing-down on the locked-in grooves, while Highest Order promise a whole bunch of special guest performances in their set, including Jennifer Castle, Andre Ethier, Josee Caron (of Partner), and the True Dance Crew.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Tova Kardonne Quartet [Tova Kardonne/Ali Berkok/Luan Phung/Noah Sherman] / 120 Diner 2016-06-31 (Tuesday – early show, 6 to 7:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

The Grand Residency Vol. 1 (feat. Grand Analog / D-Sisive) / Rivoli 2016-06-31 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Music in St. James Park (feat. The Holy Gasp) / St. James Park 2016-06-02 (Thursday – free! outside! all-ages + family-friendly!) [FB event]

Veda Hille (John Southworth) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-02 (Thursday) [FB event]

Invocation presents (feat. Colleen / Picastro / Justin Small) / Ratio 2016-06-02 (Thursday) [FB event]

FRIGS (Blue Crime / Foam / Baby Cages) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-02 (Thursday) [FB event]

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

The Priddle Concern (M'Grasker) / Junction City Music Hall 2016-06-03 (Friday) [FB event]

Spectrum Music: The Tower of Babel / Alliance Française 2016-06-04 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

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

Invocation presents (feat. Jon Porras / Sarah Davachi / Bodies That Matter / CJ Boyd) / Array Space Holy Oak 2016-06-05 (Sunday – note lineup changes + new venue!) [FB event]

Surplus [formerly Taste, album release!] (Ginla / Zoo Owl / Katie McBride) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-05 (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!

Carolyn Mark / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Communism (Isla Craig / Marine Dreams) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Dundas West Fest (feat. The Dears / Neon Wave / Germaphobes / MATROX / Run With The Kittens / The Shuffle Demons / The Royal Crowns / Proof Of Ghosts / Stella Jurgen & The Jazz Plazma) / Lakeview Ave. Stage 2016-06-11 (Saturday – free music all day! all ages/family friendly! outside!) [FB event]

Audiopollination #43 (feat. Paul Newman/Maxwell McEachern/Laura Swankey / Diane Roblin/James Bailey/Arnd Jurgensen / Von Bark/Rob Cruickshank/HF / Mike Lynn/Olya Glotka) / Array Space 2016-06-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Renegade COBRA / Temporary Ensembles) / Array Space 2016-06-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Blythwood Winds: Hogtown Roundup: Toronto Graffiti [feat. new works by Elisha Denburg, Jason Doell, and Bekah Simms] / Heliconian Hall 2016-06-12 (Sunday) [FB event]

Kaleidoscope (Conman / Creep Highway / Protruders [ex Kappa Chow]) / Ozzy's Palace 2016-06-14 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Luc Ex Assemblée [Ab Baars/Ingrid Laubrock/Luc Ex/Hamid Drake] / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

Afrofest 2016 Launch (feat. Amadou Kienou / Donné Roberts / Afrafranto) / Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar) 2016-06-16 (Thursday – free! early!) [more info]

Thin Edge New Music Collective: Are You Ready Brother? [ showcasing the music of Russian-Canadian composer Nikolai Sergeevich Korndorf] / Array Space 2016-06-17 (Friday) [FB event]

Michael Feuerstack (Michelle McAdorey) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

NO FEST – Day 2 (feat. Speedy Ortiz / Greys / Vallens) / The Garrison 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

GOMS (Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band / Prom Nite / The Evil Boys) / Faith/Void 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Christof Migone (Brodie West & Fleshtone Aura) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble [Winners Never Quit release party!] (Orkestra Gatigo) / Lula Lounge 2016-06-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Long Winter + It's Not U It's Me @ Luminato (feat. Dinamo Azari / Casey Mecija / Ceramic TL / Marie Davidson / Nautiluss / Bulkhead) / Hearn Generating Station 2016-06-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Odonis Odonis [Post Plague release show!] (Prince Innocence / Scott Hardware) / Velvet Underground 2016-06-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Tim Darcy [member of Ought] (Baby Cages / Emma Healey) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-24 (Friday) [FB event]

TRAITRS [Rites & Ritual Pleasence Records album release!] (Poster Boy / YlangYlang / STÜKA) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Jerry Paper & Easy Feelings Unlimited (Jaunt / Dougie Poole / Ducks Unlimited [first show! members of Germaphobes/Blonde Elvis!]) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-27 (Monday) [FB event]

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Tatsuya Nakatani [solo percussion] / Ken Aldcroft/Rob Clutton/Tatsuya Nakatani / Horseman, Pass By) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-06-29 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet (feat. Crazy Spirit / S.H.I.T. / V.C.R. / Prom Nite / Tashme) / Soybomb 2016-07-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

case/lang/veirs / The Danforth Music Hall 2016-08-16 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Hamilton's HAVN collective, who recently put out the ace Eucalyptus single/EP have issued another vital slice of local improvisation in the form of a new solo tape from Colin Fisher (Not The Wind, Not The Flag, etc. etc. etc.) featuring his work on just intonated lap steel & saxophone. The tapes are now out in the world, and you can also grab the music over at Bandcamp:

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