Monday, February 5, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #236

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:

Pleasence Fest and Podcast Launch (feat. WHIMM / ZONES / Moon Eyed / Doom Tickler / Feel Alright / WLMRT / Don't Bother / The Famines) / Smiling Buddha 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

After the January lull, we're headed back into the thick of it, concert-wise. Saturday's one of those just-plain-wacky nights you can get in this city, with at least a half-dozen excellent gigs on tap. With the volume of current and alumni bands on hand, this one takes gig of the week honours by a whisker. After a transitional year, Pleasence is re-asserting its presence with a jam-packed night with bands on stages upstairs and down at the Buddha.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback (Trails / King Kimbit) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-02-05 (Monday) [FB event]

A Justin Haynes Quartet [Felicity Williams/John Oswald/Ryan Driver/Justin Haynes] / The Emmet Ray 2018-02-05 (Monday) [FB event]

Nick Fraser Quartet w/ Tony Malaby [Is Life Long? CD release!] / The Rex Hotel 2018-02-05–2018-02-06 (Monday–Tuesday) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #35 (feat. The Bim Prongs & {AN} EeL / N A V I / Love Children of the Apocalypse) / Belljar Café 2018-02-06 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Bill Gilliam/Kayla Milmine/Ambrose Pottie / Burdock Music Hall 2018-02-06 (Tuesday) [FB event]

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]

SlowPitchSound / Burdock Music Hall 2018-02-07 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Cindy Lee (Deliluh / Anamai) / Lula Lounge 2018-02-08 (Thursday) [FB event]

Haunted Summer (LOLAA / Akage No Anne / Ace Of Wands) / Smiling Buddha 2018-02-09 (Friday) [FB event]

Casper Skulls [Mercy Works exhibition & release show!] (Vallens / smut) / Super Wonder Gallery 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Efrim Manuel Menuck [solo set from founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion] / KGD [Kevin Doria of Growing and Hiss Tracks] / Off World) / D D L 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audio Bleed (feat. Knurl / Hybrid Frequency / Fillspace) / Belljar Café 2018-02-10 (Saturday — PWYC!) [FB event]

The Music Gallery and Native Women in the Arts present the Kwe Performance Series: Mother Tongue (feat. Joanne Shenandoah / Salia Joseph & Kwiigay iiwaans / Nelson Tagoona) / 918 Bathurst 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Greggies [record release!] (Terror Lake / Cursor) / Handlebar 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Arkose [Rob MacDonald/Torrie Seager/Michael Rosie Rosenthal/Erik Ross/Jesse Dietschi] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Ancient Shapes / Smiling Buddha 2017-02-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Kieran Maraj / cheryl o & Meghan Cheng) / Array Space 2018-02-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Brodie West Quintet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-11 (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!

Ornate Ornette (feat. Andrew Furlong/Alexei Orechin/Germaine Liu/Nelson Moneo) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-13 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft XIV (feat. Dave Clark [solo] / Dave Clark/Tania Gill/Karen Ng/Tom Richards) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-14 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble [Kahil El'Zabar/Corey Wilkes/Alex Harding] [45th Anniversary Tour!] / Remix 2018-02-16 (Friday) [more info]

John Kameel Farah / Redwood Theatre 2018-02-16 (Friday) [FB event]

Solo sets (feat. Matthew Daher / Karen Ng / Andrew Furlong / Laura Swankey) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-02-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Stereoscope / Canadian Music Centre 2018-02-22 (Thursday – early show @ 5:30 p.m.!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. John Oswald [talk] / Divergence Trio [Emily Denison/Susanna Hood/Scott Thomson] / So Long Seven) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-02-23 (Friday) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival: Composing for Improvisors [works by: Brian Abbott, Bea Labikova, Zach Clark] (feat. Brian Abbott/Zach Clark/Bea Labikova/Kayla Milmine/Cheryl O/Heather Saumer/Joe Sorbara/Kristen Theriault/Laura Swankey) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-02-24 (Saturday – matinée!) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival: Circuits Bending Frames ["an evening of film and video by Laurie Kwasnik"] (feat. Jonathan Adjemian/Ryan Driver/Christine Duncan/Paul Dutton/Tiina Kiik/Laurie Kwasnik/Mani Mazinani/Wes Neal/John Oswald/SlowPitchSound/Laura Swankey) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-02-24 (Saturday) [more info]

ZOO OWL [single release!] (Bad Passion / Cherry Blaster) / Handlebar 2018-02-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Long Winter 6.4 (feat. Brenda / KYLO / Ziibiwan / Casey MQ / Dre Ngozi / NOYFB / Macbeth II) / Workman Arts 2018-02-24 (Saturday – all ages! PWYC!) [FB event]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival [open rehearsal + performance!] (feat. Trombone Quartet [Tom Richards/Heather Saumer/Doug Tielli/Nebyu Yohannes]) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-02-25 (Sunday – matinée!) [more info]

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (feat. Luan Phung Quintet [Luan Phung/Julian Anderson-Bowes/Matthew Chalmers/James Hill/Chris Rennie] / Heraclitus Akimbo / Holger Schoorl Ensemble [Holger Schoorl/Jonnie Bakan/Chantal Cornu/Emily Denison/Bea Labikiova/Paul Newman/Patrick O'Reilly/Heather Saumer) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-02-25 (Sunday) [more info]

The Music Gallery presents Emergents II (feat. Duo Holz / VC2) / 918 Bathurst 2018-03-02 (Friday) [FB event]

Venus Fest Presents PILL (Eyeballs) / Smiling Buddha 2018-03-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Patsy's Rats (First Base / Tough Age) / Smiling Buddha 2018-04-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

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