Monday, May 22, 2017

Concert Listings Roundup #201

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:

Keys, Wind and Strings Festival ["works by Allison Cameron, Rose Bolton, Gregory Lee Newsome, Uroš Rojko, Paul Clift, Solomiya Moroz and Marielle Groven"] (feat. Thin Edge New Music Collective with Olivia Steimel and Solomiya Moroz) / Array Space 2017-05-24 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Keys, Wind and Strings Festival: Premieres VI ["world premieres by Jason Doell, Germaine Liu, Fjóla Evans, Kasia Czarski-Jachimovicz, and Tobias Eduard Schick"] (feat. Thin Edge New Music Collective with Olivia Steimel and Solomiya Moroz) / Array Space 2017-05-25 (Thursday) [FB event]

Holy crow, this was a tough one — I could have gone so many ways with this week's riches, including multi-show celebrations from Fiver and The Rheostatics, a Great Hall takeover by Music in the Barns and two whole days of musical wanderings as a part of Doors Open. (dig through the listings below and find out more about all of these!)

Anyway, in that flurry of great choices, this double-header from the always-fascinating Thin Edge crew shouldn't be missed, mixing together two nights of music with plenty of new discoveries as well as several faves around these parts, including Allison Cameron on Wednesday and premieres from Germaine Liu and Jason Doell on Thursday. The recent magazine cover stars aren't afraid to bring chamber music to Long Winter or to the halfpipe at Soybomb, so if you like those sorts of zones don't be afraid to check them out on their home turf.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Henry Fraser & Sam Weinberg (Zach Bines & Lowell Whitty) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-24 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Rheostatics / The Horseshoe Tavern 2017-05-24–2017-05-27 (Wednesday–Saturday) [FB event]

21C Music Festival (feat. Cecilia String Quartet) / Mazzoleni Concert Hall 2017-05-25 (Thursday) [more info]

Fiver [Audible Songs from Rockwood release show!] (The Lonesome Ace Stringband / Kristine Schmitt) / Likely General 2017-05-25 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bellwether 4 / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-25 (Thursday – late set @ 11 p.m.!)

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-26 (Friday – early!)

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-26 (Friday)

21C Music Festival (feat. Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà) / Koerner Hall 2017-05-26 (Friday) [more info]

James Irwin (L CON / EONS) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-05-26 (Friday) [FB event]

The Big Sound / The Great Hall 2017-05-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Fiver [Audible Songs from Rockwood release show!] (The Lonesome Ace Stringband / Kristine Schmitt) / St. Andrew-By-The Lake location TBA! 2017-05-26 (Friday) [FB event]

Doors Open at 159 Manning (feat. Shape Note Singers / Pat Power / Blankets / St. Andrews / Hot Garbage / The Fuzzy Undertones / Wine Lips / Possum / Crazy Bones / Conor Gains Band / "Secret Guest") / 159 Manning 2017-05-27 (Saturday – free! family friendly! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Batuki Music Society at Doors Open (feat. Tich Maredza and Ruben Esguerra / Professor Adam Solomon) / Toronto-Dominion Centre / Bridgepoint Health Administration Building 2017-05-27 (Saturday – afternoon event, sets @ 1 + 3 p.m.! free! all-ages and family-friendly!) [FB event]

Wavelength 729: Doors Open Toronto (feat. Fresh Snow / Contact [playing Allison Cameron's "A Gossamer Bit"] / Kurt Marble / The Holy Gasp / Protruders / The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band / SPOILS) / R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant/Evergreen Brick Works/Masonic Temple/Bike Pirates 2017-05-27 (Thursday – sets at noon, 2:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.; daytime sets free, evening show PWYC! Includes daytime bike tour!) [FB event]

Riverrun [cassette release!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-27 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

21C Music Festival (feat. Bang on a Can All-Stars) / Koerner Hall 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [more info]

National Drone Day Evening Drone (feat. dreamSTATE / community drone-improv session by DRONE:KLUB) / Roland Inspiration Centre 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Music Gallery presents (feat. Pharmakon / Mamalia / Kristina Guison) / The Baby G 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Rose McDowall [ex-Strawberry Switchblade] / Vallens) / Smiling Buddha 2017-05-27 (Saturday)cancelled!

Sportsfan [EP Release!] (Ducks Unlimited / No Frills) / Handlebar 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Mazola [Praise the Maize LP release!] (Wearenotwhoweare [EP release!] / Soap) / Euro Sports Bar 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [FB event]

Fiver [Audible Songs from Rockwood release show!] (The Lonesome Ace Stringband / Kristine Schmitt) / Array Space 2017-05-27 (Saturday) [Fb event]

Doors Open at 159 Manning (feat. "In C" Performance / Allie Sunshine / The Pairs / Billy Moon / Gung Ho Catalyst / Os Tropies / The Retroaction / Goodbye Honolulu / Luna Li) / 159 Manning 2017-05-28 (Sunday – free! family friendly! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Batuki Music Society at Doors Open (feat. Diely Mori Tounkara) / Legislative Assembly of Ontario 2017-05-28 (Sunday – afternoon event @ 2 p.m.! free! all-ages and family-friendly!) [FB event]

Music in the Barns [performing works by Philip Glass, Michael Oesterle, John Cage] (Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna / Ayelen Liberona with Allison Cameron ["multi-sensory installation"]) / The Great Hall 2017-05-28 (Sunday) [FB event]

Sacred Lamp (Fake Humans) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2017-05-28 (Sunday) [FB event]

Toronto Improvisors Orchestra: Celebrates Glen Hall / Array Space 2017-05-28 (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!

Tania Gill Quartet [Tania Gill/Lina Allemano/Rob Clutton/Nico Dann] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-30 (Tuesday)

Andrew Zukerman & Sandro Perri / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-05-31 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Black Siren presents (feat. Walrus / Seance Sisters / Mother Tongues) / CineCycle 2017-06-01 (Thursday – all ages!) [FB event]

Julie Arsenault (Evan Cartwright [rare solo set!] / Ryokan [LUKA's Luke Kuplowsky adapts the poetry of zen poet Ryokan for voice and guitar]) / Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar) 2017-06-01 (Thursday) [FB event]

Beams (Ohtis) / The Boat 2017-06-02 (Friday – early show! doors @ 7 p.m.!) [FB event]

Away Forward (Too Young To Go Steady) / Duggan's Brewery 2017-06-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Decreation (feat. Ways / Cluttertones / Blessings) / Ratio 2017-06-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Decreation (feat. ¼ Tonne / Processor / Craig Dunsmuir) / Ratio 2017-06-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audio Bleed (feat. dreamSTATE / Dirty Inputs / An Ant and an Atom) / Belljar Café 2017-06-03 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Decreation (feat. Alan Licht & Michael Snow / Not The Wind, Not The Flag / Zoë / Heraclitus Akimbo with Paul Newman) / Ratio 2017-06-04 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 45 (feat. Le 4e discours / Goldbach/Sena) / Handlebar 2017-06-04 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Lunchtime Live! (feat. Nhapitapi / Classic Roots) / Yonge-Dundas Square 2017-06-05 (Monday – free! outside! all-ages + family-friendly! lunchtime show @ 12:30 p.m.!) [more info]

Life In Vacuum (Sigil / Tunic / Dead Broke) / Smiling Buddha 2017-06-07 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Decreation (feat. Chik White / Slow Attack Ensemble / Fleshtone Aura / APA) / Ratio 2017-06-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

John Kameel Farah [Time Sketches release concert!] / Monarch Tavern 2017-06-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Tone Deaf Culture Presents: Toronto Noise #8 (feat. Goth Girl x Rob Michalchuk [tape release!] / Staph) / The Dupe Shop 2017-06-17 (Saturday – PWYC! all ages!) [FB event]

A Quiet Night (feat. New Tendencies / Heraclitus Akimbo / Bachelard) / Handlebar 2017-06-18 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Babely Shades presents (feat. Cold Beaches / Lake Urmia / Baby Cages) / The Baby G 2017-06-25 (Sunday) [FB event]

Change of Heart [Smile re-issue show!] (Sianspheric / B.A. Johnston) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2017-07-22 (Saturday) [FB event]

X / The Danforth Music Hall 2017-07-30 (Sunday) [FB event]

Camp Wavelength (feat. Deerhoof / Dilly Dally / Jessy Lanza / Rich Aucoin / DATU x HATAW / Duchess Says / Emilie & Ogden / The Luyas / Un Blonde / Bedroomer: Internet Daughter + Eytan Tobin + Kare / Can You Feel It? / Exit Someone / Germaphobes / Ice Cream / Loji / M.I. Blue / Os Tropies / SlowPitchSound / Witch Prophet / Zuze) / Artscape Gibraltar Point 2017-08-18–2017-08-20 (Friday–Sunday) [FB event]

The Orb / Mod Club 2017-08-19 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wire / Lee's Palace 2017-09-20 (Wednesday) [more info]

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