Monday, January 29, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #235

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:

Audiopollination 59.1 (feat. Mira Martin-Gray/Kurt Newman/erik k. / Michael Keith/David Sait/UsK / Adriana Monti/Brenda Joy Lem/ Sumika Motoki / Watson Jennison/mkl32) / Array Space 2018-02-04 (Sunday) [FB event]

Audiopollination's self-curated series is always an impressive grab-bag of instrumentation, styles and musical personalities all thrown togtether to find common ground. This month's version (on an unusual Sunday, please take note) has an excellent mix of musicians I admire and total-strangers-to-me, meaning there should be all kinds of discoveries at hand.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Piano Fest (feat. Kritty Uranowski / Ryland Dineen) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-01-29 (Monday – early!) [FB event]

Piano Fest (feat. Emma Frank / Thom Gill) / The Burdock 2018-01-29 (Monday) [FB event]

Look Vibrant (Bernice / Luge / Bleu Nuit) / The Baby G 2018-01-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Titanium Riot / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-30 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Ted Crosby/Karen Ng/Josh Cole/Evan Cartwright / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-01-31 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Soundstreams' Ear Candy: Almost Unplugged (feat. Andréa Tyniec / Jesse Zubot) / Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret 2018-02-01 (Thursday) [FB event]

Astral Projections V (feat. New Chance / Stefana Fratila) / Handlebar 2018-02-01 (Thursday) [FB event]

In Between Sounds #82 (feat. Lorde Awesome) / The Only Café 2018-02-01 (Thursday) [FB event]

Thinking [works by Maria de Alvear and Marci Rabe] (feat. Thin Edge New Music Collective) / Array Space 2018-02-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Sportsfan [vinyl release show!] (B-17 / The Beachmen / Triples) / Smiling Buddha 2018-02-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Bird City [Jenny Mitchell f.k.a. Jenny Omnichord + band] (Rich Burnett) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-03 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Feast In The East 66 (feat. Bonjay / Blunt Chunks / Foonyap / Benedicte) / Matt Durant Studio 2018-02-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Okavango African Orchestra / Alliance Française de Toronto 2018-02-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Maylee Todd / 187 Augusta Ave 2018-02-03 (Saturday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 53 (feat. Doom Tickler / ZOË) / Handlebar 2018-02-04 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Rob Clutton Trio [Rob Clutton/Karen Ng/Nick Fraser] / The Emmet Ray 2018-02-04 (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!

Wax Turnip Time (feat. Karen Ng/D. Alex Meeks/Chris Pruden/Mike Smith) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-06 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Alpha Strategy (Catholic Wilt) / The Baby G 2017-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Operator Music Band (Miles Francis / Rapport / Camp Girls) / The Baby G 2018-02-13 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Wingtips (Sahara / p0st3rb0y) / Nocturne 2018-02-14 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Rat-drifting 4 (feat. Marla Hlady / Christof Migone) / Array Space 2018-02-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Uxvae (New Tendencies / Johan Seaton / Bachalard) / The Baby G 2018-02-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

North Atlantic Drift (Clara Engel / Snake Church) / The Dupe Shop 2018-02-24 – rescheduled date! (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Toronto Improvisors Orchestra celebrates Sam Newsome (feat. Sam Newsome/Karen Ng/Rod Campbell/Bill McBurnie/Laura Swankey/Brian Abbott/Ryan Kinney/Michael Lynn/Rob Clutton/Arnd Jurgensen/Hooley McLaughlin/Bill Gilliam/Matt Ozzy/Ambrose Pottie/Raphael Roter/David Story/James Bailey) / Array Space 2018-02-25 (Sunday) [FB event]

Giant Claw (Seth Graham / New Chance / SlowPitchSound / Dohn Valley / D D L 2018-03-23 (Friday) [FB event]

The Music Gallery's Departures Series (feat. Land of Kush [Sand Enigma world premiere!]) / Aga Khan Museum 2018-03-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

FRIGS (WHIMM) / The Garrison 2018-04-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Dream Syndicate / The Garrison 2018-05-04 (Friday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Michael Keith, whose musical hats include bluesman and purveyor of ancient-sounding mystic melodies has launched a bandcamp label showing off some newer angles. These THings deploys "guitar, a Casio synth and a Zoom fx" for some electronic abstractions, and he has just shared two solo collections along with a collaboration with David Sait on guzheng.

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