Monday, August 1, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #160

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:

SummerWorks: Summer Drift [long-form tapestry of meditative sounds and drones] (feat. Victoria Cheong/Craig Dunsmuir/Jonathan Adjemian/Matthew Shaw/Randy Gagne/Kevin Hainey/Andrew Zukerman/Jaclyn Blumas/Trevor Blumas/Brandon Hocura) / Pia Bouman School for Ballet 2016-08-06 (Saturday – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

Arachnids at the Tiger Bar (feat. CHOBO / Heraclitus Akimbo / Beard Closet / BABEL) / Tiger Bar 2016-08-06 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

I'll have more to say abut SummerWorks tomorrow, but perhaps the event I'm most looking forward to is this low-key-by-definition immersive drone performance. Conceptualized by Brandon Hocura, this event features a cast of MFS faves including Craig Dunsmuir, Jonathan Adjemian, Vic Cheong, Matt Shaw, Randy Gagne, Andrew Zuckerman, Sandro Perri, and the members of Doomsquad offering "ten performers at ten musical stations work[ing] with the audience to create a long-form tapestry of meditative sounds and drones". Oh, also: "Yoga mats and pillows will be provided so the audience and performers can lie down, relax and take in the immersive sounds."

[P.S.: Head on over to Track Could Bend on Tuesday for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this event!]

It's also rather a conflict of interest, but I might humbly suggest that the proper follow up to an afternoon of soothing drones would be a night of slightly-abrasive drones at Arachnidiscs' Tiger Bar showcase. Celebrating new releases from Beard Closet and Babel, the night also features the improvised dancefloor sounds of Chobo plus, um, yours truly combining some mellow lo-fo keyb loops with static-y found-sound youtube noises.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Trios: August Residency (feat. Phil Dwyer/Andrew Downing/Nick Fraser) / The Emmet Ray 2016-08-01 (Monday) [FB event]

Urlapse [aka Wasted Nymph] (Fleshtone Aura and Brodie West / Jason Finkbeiner / APA) / Ratio 2016-08-01 (Monday) [FB event]

Ali Berkok/Peter Van Huffel/Matthew Miller/Nick Fraser / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-02 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #17 (feat. Kapali Carsi / ZOË / Professor Andy Dolgin and the Cereal Killers) / Dundas Video 2016-08-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Ryan Driver & Tamara Lindeman / Holy Oak Café 2016-08-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Night Owl Festival Presents (feat. Heaters / Disraelis) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-08-02 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Troubleshooting~ v16: HVAC edition (feat. Nicolas Buligan [amplified trumpet and air ducts]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-03 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays (feat. Ghostlight [world premiere release of Buse 1]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-08-03 (Wednesday) [FB event]

We Stand With Orlando - A Fundraiser (feat. Michele Nox / Scott Hardware / Dex Donoe) / Smiling Buddha 2016-08-03 (Wednesday – all proceeds will be donated directly to Equality Florida's Pulse Victims Fund) [FB event]

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

Julie Doiron (Adrian Teacher & The Subs / Construction & Destruction / Protruders) / Sneaky Dee's 2016-08-04 (Thursday) [FB event]

SummerWorks: Inamorata (feat. Maylee Todd and La-Nai Gabriel) / Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement 2016-08-05 (Friday – early and late shows!) [FB event]

Sinkane / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2016-08-05 (Friday – free!) [more info]

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

Fórn (Demonic Possessor / Yellow Eyes) / Double Double Land 2016-08-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Orchid Tapes showcase (feat. Foxes in Fiction / Emily Reo / RL Kelly / Yohuna / Home Alone) / Smiling Buddha 2016-08-05 (Friday) [FB event]

Jungle Brothers / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2016-08-06 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

Sandy Ewen (FASTER / Yusuke Fritt / {AN} EeL) / Gerrard Art Space 2016-08-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Shopping (Gauche / Little Junior / The New Enchanters) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-08-06 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 36 (feat. Hidden Dances / Mikrosleep) / Handlebar 2016-08-07 (Sunday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #45.1 (feat. Sandy Ewen/Andrew Furlong/Olya Glotka / Sandy Ewen/William Davidson/Alan Bloor/Michael Lynn / Sandy Ewen [solo guitar]) / Array Space 2016-08-07 (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!

Dott (PONY / Bueller / Inactivist) / Smiling Buddha's basement 2016-08-08 (Monday) [FB event]

Pins & Needles (girlongirl / Dorothea Paas [solo set]) / Smiling Buddha 2016-08-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bloodshot Bill (catl) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-08-12 2016-08-10 (Friday Wednesday – note date change!) [FB event]

The $5 Rap Show (feat. Alex Dimez / Jesse Dangerously / Primordial / Stina Bomb) / Handlebar 2016-08-11 (Thursday) [FB event]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Hommage à Tabu Ley Rochereau et Papa Wemba featuring Cour des Grands with Blandine Mbiya / Djely Tapa) / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2016-08-12 (Friday – free!) [more info]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Carine Band / Mamy Kanouté) / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2016-08-13 (Saturday – free!) [more info]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Mafattet / Fojeba & the Sunshine Band) / Harbourfront Centre – Stage in the Round 2016-08-14 (Sunday – free! afternoon sets, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.) [more info]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. Afrafranto) / Harbourfront Centre – Concert Stage 2016-08-14 (Sunday – free! early show @ 5 p.m.!) [more info]

Harley Alexander (Sunshine and the Blue Moon / Rogue Tenant) / Smiling Buddha 2016-08-15 (Monday) [FB event]

Renny Wilson (The Effens / The Sulks / Chimpanzilla) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-08-17 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Cousins [solo!] (Lido Pimienta / Dorothea Paas) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-08-17 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Century Palm (Feel Alright / Blonde Elvis) / Monarch Tavern 2016-08-19 (Friday) [FB event]

Soupcans (Plasmalab / Slow Dawn) / Rok N Rave 2016-08-19 (Friday) [FB event]

FORMS Festival (feat. Laurel Halo / Kara-Lis Coverdale / Jeremy Gara / Brigitte Bardon't) / The Great Hall 2016-09-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

Built to Spill (Alex G / Surinam) / The Danforth Music Hall 2016-09-30 (Friday) [FB event]

Tone Deaf Culture Presents: T.O. NOISE #1 (feat. Hexzuul / Jack Moves / Cares / Magoogly/ Shelf) / Bovine Sex Club 2016-10-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Teenage Fanclub / Lee's Palace 2016-10-12 (Wednesday) [more info]

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