Monday, January 9, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #183

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:

Pickles Aid ["help ease the pain of Doc's Christmas Eve layoff"] (feat. Laura Barrett / Entire Cities / Young Doctors in Love / More or Les) / Junction City Music Hall 2017-01-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Not only is this a cool show, it's for a proper cause — helping someone who's given their all to DIY culture in this city a chance to maintain a foothold and some economic dignity in turbulent times. At the lateral-thinking MC of many an old-school Wavelength (and later Crosswires) show, Duncan "Doc Pickles" MacDonell always championed a participatory "just try it!" ethos. As he might've already said: don't just come and watch this show — start your own band and play a show like it!

This week's noteworthy shows:

Ornate Ornette (feat. Alexei Orechin/Emily Denison/Alex Lank/Phil Albert) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-10 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

The Brodie West Quintet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-11 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft, II (feat. Mike Gennaro [solo drums] / Anthony Argatoff/Andrew Furlong/Mike Gennaro/Joe Sorbara / My Misshapen Ear [Anthony Argatoff/Andrew Furlong/Joe Sorbara]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Mark Hundevad and Mike Gennaro [The Archives of Eternity release celebration!] / Array Space 2017-01-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

As Though With Eyes Closed [works for cello and piano by Bekah Simms, Michael Vincent Waller, Nick Storring and Linda Catlin Smith] (feat. Paul Pulford/Cheryl Duvall) / Canadian Music Centre 2017-01-12–2017-01-13 (Thursday–Friday) [FB event]

My Misshapen Ear [Anthony Argatoff/Andrew Furlong/Joe Sorbara] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-13 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Faster Presents: sQuiRreLLy SoUndS! (feat. Holger Schoorl/Tomasz Krakowiak / FASTER / Sarah Peebles/Cheryl O/Brian Abbott/Camille Emaille) / Gerrard Art Space 2017-01-13 (Friday) [FB event]

Marker Starling [I'm Willing release party!] / Burdock Music Hall 2017-01-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Lee Ranaldo (Steve Gunn) / The Great Hall 2017-01-14 (Saturday) [more info]

Audiopollination #50 (feat. Ambrose Pottie/Brian Abbott/Michelangelo Iaffaldano / Darlene Cuevas/Arnd Jurgensen / Maxwell McEachern/MJ Wright/Camille Émaillé / Bob Vespaziani/Tena Palmer/Michael Lynn) / Array Space 2017-01-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Blanking [Daps Records EP release!] (S. Hard x Lee Paradise ["collaborative improvised electronic set"] / Context, NA [new project by WHIMM's Jonathan Pappo – live debut!]) / Holy Oak Café 2017-01-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Toronto Women In Music presents (feat. Beliefs / Vallens / Peeling / Nyssa) / The Baby G 2017-01-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Alaniaris / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-15 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 3 p.m.!) [FB event]

Diane Roblin/Glen Hall/David Story / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-15 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Swankey Quartet [Chris Pruden/Victor Vrankulj/Andrew Miller/Laura Swankey] [live recording!] / The Rex Hotel 2017-01-15 (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!

Bellwether 4 [Emily Denison/Anthony Argatoff/Andrew Miller/Victor Vrankulj] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Tone Deaf Culture Presents: Toronto Noise #4 (feat. Bit Reduction / Bachelard / Goth Girl x Lumi Kryzstal / Ero Guro / Post Natal Drip [first show!]) / Belljar Café 2017-01-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 60 (feat. Mare / Ayahuasca / Raphael Weinroth-Browne / Manticore) / Matt Durant Studio 2017-01-20 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

IDR – Italian Doc Remix [Marco Cappelli/Doug Wieselman/Jose Davila/Ken Filiano/Jim Pugliese/Francesco Pellegrino] / Array Space 2017-01-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Teen Ravine (Ivy Mairi) / Monarch Tavern 2017-01-27 (Friday) [FB event]

The Beguiling Moving Blowout Show (feat. New Fries / Creep Highway / Tonkapuma / Man Made Hill / Tough Age / Paul Tjepkema) / The Beguiling 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ruins of Utopia (Fog Spirits / Error 144 / Inchoate) / Belljar Café 2017-01-28 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Cosmic Homeostasis II ["ambient interstellar electroacoustic drift vibes"] (feat. Kat Estacio/{AN} EeL/Brett Despotovich/Brandon Caswell Douglas/Paul Newman/Alice Thomas/Craig Renaud/Ted Phillips/Joe Strutt) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-29 (Sunday – afternoon show, 3 to 5 p.m.! PWYC!) [FB event]

GREX (The Science Of What? / Lil Picnic) / Handlebar 2017-01-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

Paul Linklater & Brent Randall / The Cameron House 2017-02-03 (Friday – early show @ 6 p.m.) [FB event]

Her Harbour (LUKA) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-02-06 (Monday) [FB event]

The Woodshed Orchestra / The Dakota Tavern 2017-02-10 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Halocline Trance x Dianetics presents (feat. Brigitte Bardon't / Egyptrixx / Hexzuul / Xuan Ye) / The Baby G 2017-02-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Batuki Music Society presents (feat. Diely Mori Tounkara) / Alliance Française 2017-02-11 (Saturday) [FB event]

Pissbowelking (Colin Roy Gillespie [mem. Greys] / Western Plates [mem. Beliefs]) / Handlebar 2017-02-26 (Sunday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

The 2017 releases have started to appear!

  • The collaboration between Brandon Valdivia and Matthew Ramolo that we saw last summer has now manifested with a "processed, collaged, and superimposed" montage megacut — as well as a "B-side version" of residual fragments.
  • Meanwhile, New Age/Self Help duo Zone Support have returned with a new volume of mantras and affirmations that are guaranteed to kick Seasonal Affective Disorder in the keister. Reach out and find your zenith.

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