Monday, June 6, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #152

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:

Afrafranto [Nsadwase release concert!] / QW Resto-Bar 2016-06-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Longtime readers of this blog will know that I've been saying for years that Afrafranto are one of the best bands in the city. (A couple years back, they were one of the highlights of my 5th anniversary tape.) So I'm utterly delighted that the local kings of Ghanaian highlife and palmwine are finally releasing an album. That should make this an extra-special night — expect much dancing and celebrating.

This week's noteworthy shows:

The Numerators (Baby Labour / Trim Hogs) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-06 (Monday) [FB event]

Berkok/Ng/Miller (Ali Berkok [solo]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-06-07 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #15 (feat. Cetacea / KASHKA / Swankey/O'Reilly/Furlong) / Dundas Video 2016-06-07 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Wolf's Nacho Wendesdays (feat. Arnd Jurgensen / Aldcroft/Lynn/Miller/Ng) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-06-08 (Wednesday)

Stuck in the City & Not Dead Yet Present: Hypnosis Display (feat. Liz Harris [Grouper] & Paul Clipson / Wyrd Visions) / The Great Hall 2016-06-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital (feat. Nick Millevoi's Desertion / Steve Kado / zhang) / Ratio 2016-06-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

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

Casual Drones 18: 2 Year Anniversary (feat. KENTRON / Cell Memory / Sentimental Drone [Nick Grottick & Jess Gierusz of Bad Channels] / Mikatron / Machine Corps [Ben Oginz + Mike Duffield]) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-09 (Thursday) [FB event]

Luminato: Unsound (feat. Amnesia Scanner / The Bug / Flowdan / Miss Red / Elysia Crampton / Jlin / Kara-Lis Coverdale / MFO / Lotic / Rabih Beaini / Raime / sunn o)))) / The Hearn 2016-06-10 (Friday) [more info]

The Wilderness of Manitoba (Hush Pup / Olenka) / Monarch Tavern 2016-06-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Alex Samaras & Friends [Alex Samaras, Robin Dann, Thom Gill, Daniel Pencer, Dan Fortin, Phil Melanson] / Island Café 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]

Milk Pool (feat. Sahara / Biblical / Prince Ness) / Milk Glass 2016-06-11 (Saturday – outside! featuring an actual dunk tank!) [FB event]

Teenanger (Plasmalab) / A back alley 2016-06-11 (Saturday — free! early show @ 6 p.m.!) [FB event]

MG Remixed: Allatonceness (feat. Tenderness / Trichy Sankaran / SlowPitchSound / Allison Peacock / Diana Vander Meulen / Alvis Choi aka Alvis Parsley / Undervolt & Co.) / The Music Gallery 2016-06-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

CCMC [rare "collective" appearance featuring past and current CCMC members playing in various combinations and also as a large ensemble] / Gallery 345 2016-06-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Kate Maki & Fred Squire [double record release show!] / The Dakota Tavern 2016-06-11 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Luminato: Unsound (feat. Alessandro Cortini / Ancient Methods / Aurora Halal / Evian Christ / Hot Shotz / Olivia / Orphx / Roly Porter / T'ien Lai / Tim Hecker / Waclaw Zimpel) / The Hearn 2016-06-11 (Saturday) [more info]

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]

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

Ted Crosby/James Meger/Philippe Melanson / The Emmet Ray 2016-06-12 (Sunday – PWYC!) [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!

Eagulls (The Effens / Several Futures) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-06-13 (Monday) [FB event]

The Burning Hell (Dave Bidini) / Monarch Tavern 2016-06-15 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Help Cora Kick Lyme Fundraing Concert (feat. Bob Wiseman / Marker Starling / Ronley Teper's Lipliners / The David Pepe Celia Band, Michael Holt and The Kids) / Friends House 2016-06-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

Programm [record release] (Weight [members of Rituals & Rolemodel] / v serious) / Smiling Buddha 2016-06-16 (Thursday) [FB event]

Clara Engel (Cetacea / Moon Sunn Moon / HRRR) / My Drunk Uncle's Pub 2016-06-17 (Friday) [FB event]

3rd Annual Rare Drugs Back-Alley BBQ (feat. Juan Wauters / Potion / The Seams / ZONES / Sunshine & The Blue Moon / Sahara / Year Of Glad / Baby Cages) / The Silver Dollar Room – back patio 2016-06-18 (Saturday – afternoon event, noon to 8 p.m.! PWYC!) [FB event]

The Polka Dogs / Relish Bar & Grill 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Elliott Vincent Jones [Arto Arto EP release!] (Doldrums / LA Timpa / Dylan III) / The Velvet Underground 2016-06-18 (Saturday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Castor & Compagnie) / Array Space 2016-06-19 (Sunday) [FB event]

Toronto Creative Music Lab: Open Score Performances / Ratio 2016-06-21 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Paul Linklater + special guest Mary Margaret O'Hara [5 song mini-set!] / The Piston 2016-06-23 (Thursday) [FB event]

Maylee Todd's Virtual Womb / The Great Hall 2016-06-24 (Friday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 58 (feat. Doomsquad with Not The Wind, Not The Flag / Isla Craig / Pantayo) / Prairie Drive Park 2016-07-09 (Saturday – outside! free! all ages!) [FB event]

High Waisted (Blonde Elvis / Explorer) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-07-13 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Peaches (The Hidden Cameras) / Massey Hall 2016-08-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

Community notes/Bandcamp corner:

  • Art happening of the week: Julia Dickens' World To Come will be showing at Likely General on Roncesvalles, with an opening reception on Thursday evening.
  • Meanwhile, if you're worried that summer is going to zip by you too quickly, perhaps it's time to slow down and let things soak in a little deeper. This collection (with awesome folks like James Bunton, Merganzer, Felicity Williams and Christine Bougie) may be just the thing for you:

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