Monday, January 23, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #185

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:

Hooded Fang (Anamai / Deliluh) / The Silver Dollar Room 2017-01-27 (Friday) [FB event]

I've caught both Hooded Fang and Deliluh lately, and they're in fine form, which is a good reason to catch this show; I haven't caught Anamai, whose been more on the down-low for a while, which is an even better reason to catch this. A night of fine music, plus whatever epochal announcements that the facebook event is hinting at.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Opus:Testing presents: Wei Wu Wei - The Tao Takes The Reins ["brand new settings for voice and electronics of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, featuring works by Jonathan Adjemian, Amy Brandon, Amanda Lowry, Leslie Melcher, Julia Mermelstein, Vasilis Mouskouris, Janet Sit, and Peter Walton"] (feat. Adanya Dunn/Zach Clark) / Canadian Music Centre 2017-01-23 (Monday – free!)

Dafydd Hughes/Jesse Baird/Christine Bougie / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-23 (Monday – early!)

Piano Party 8 (feat. Randy Gagne / David Jager) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-25 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Array Session #44 (feat. Allison Cameron/Karen Ng/Sandro Perri/Nicole Rampersaud) / Array Space 2017-01-25 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [more info]

TV Girl (Ice Cream / Scott Hardware / Poppet) / Smiling Buddha 2017-01-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-27 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-27 (Friday) [FB event]

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

Abductive Transduction: A Distributed Sound Performance ["a distributed sound installation featuring approximately 50 hours of live Nidus recordings played back simultaneously through various open-air/transductive sources... [with] an organic transition to live performance accompanied by layered experimental film projections"] (feat. Nidus) / Ratio 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

Light Industry [Chris Cawthray/Glen Hall/Jim Sexton] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Holy Gasp (Mayraki / ART the Band) / Smiling Buddha 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [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]

Illeagle Presents (feat. Jason Collett / Taylor Knox / Forces / Alli Sunshine) / Handlebar 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [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]

Myriad3 / The Rex Hotel 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Somewhere There Presents (feat. Nicole Rampersaud/Joe Sorbara/Linsey Wellman / Lina Allemano [solo]) / Array Space 2017-01-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

Cameron House Records presents: Handsome Ned Live At the Horseshoe EP release (feat. John Borra / Steve Koch / Cleave Anderson / Screamin Sam Ferrara / Tony Benattar / Johnny MacLeod / Tony Kenny / Ferraro / Devin Cuddy) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2017-01-29 (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!

Lina Allemano Four (Titanium Riot) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-31 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Patrick O'Reilly Trio / Lula Lounge 2017-02-03 (Friday – early show @ 7:30, free admission before 8 p.m.) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Smomid / Fake Humans / Ben Oginz) / June Records 2017-02-03 (Friday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #24 (feat. Bachelard / Upanishads / organballoon [Justin Haynes/Ryan Driver]) / Dundas Video 2017-02-07 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

The Cluttertones / Burdock Music Hall 2017-02-14 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Century Palm [King Of John St. LP release party!] (MOON EYED) / Monarch Tavern 2017-03-02 (Thursday) [FB event]

Community corner:

  • If you care about the sort of culture that happens at small, independent, semi-off-the-grid spaces, now is the time to speak up and give support. There have been many recent rumblings of fascists organizing online against DIY spaces — putatively in the name of "safety", when what they are against is tolerance and inclusion — and an increasing number of real-world indications of a clampdown. You can read more background here and here — and then you can look here to find out how to contact your city councillor and ask them to be a champion of DIY culture and help to fight for spaces for culture to emerge.
  • On a lighter note, when I started looking deeper into bands that cool folks like Carl Didur and Mike Smith were inspired by, I discovered the Canterbury Soundwaves podcast, which has now evolved into Canterbury Sans Frontières. Matthew, who posts new epidodes with every full moon, put out a call for like-minded musical responses resonating around the globe, which is how I ended up making an hour-long guest mix in the latest episode. Lots of overlapping projects from names that should be familiar to frequent readers of this site, including Zacht Automaat, Carl Didur, The Mike Smith Company, Not The Wind, Not The Flag, The Cosmic Range and Fake Humans. My portion starts about 55 minutes in, but the whole thing (and all the past episodes!) are worth your attention.

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