Monday, March 19, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #242

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:

Synaptic Circus presents (feat. Chalk Repairer [Patrick O'Reilly/Emily Denison/Andrew Furlong/Laura Swankey/Derek Gray/Edwin Sheard] / Kat Estacio) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-25 (Sunday) [FB event]

It's another one of those unbearably-busy Saturday nights this week (but you should really, really spend it out at the Aga Khan for the Music Gallery's large-scale Land of Kush premiere) but Sunday night is reserved for this night in the still-fresh Synaptic Circus series. Curated by the curious ears of Nilan Perera, this monthly is mixing together all sorts of fresh perspectives on creative music-making in this city, and I'm rather looking forward to both halves of this night.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Nate Renner Quartet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-20 (Tuesday) [FB event]

c_RL / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-21 (Wednesday – early!)

Dustiny [Thom Gill/Matt Newton/Josh Cole/Phil Melanson] (Prince Nifty) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Atsuko Chiba (Mazola / Animatist) / The Baby G 2018-03-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

AMBiENT PiNG presents (feat. Henry Warwick / Alan Sondheim) / Handlebar 2018-03-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Jessica Stuart/Michael Davidson (Alex St. Kitts/Jacob Aylward) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-22 (Thursday – extra early set @ 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Catholic Wilt (Lehrerin / Botanicals / Ben Oginz) / The Baby G 2018-03-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

Don KiNG [Nick Fraser/Karen Ng/Don Scott] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-22 (Thursday) [FB event]

Eamon McGrath (Bart) / The Dakota Tavern 2018-03-23 (Friday) [FB event]

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

HEX [Miss Pristine album release!] (Optic Flow / Slobrina / Zoë / Lavender Bruisers) / Monarch Tavern 2018-03-23 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Long Winter 6.5 (feat. The Highest Order / Moon King / Tyriqueordie / Zoo OWL / Luyos MC / Camp Girls / The Neon City / Sweet Pea / Zero Point / Nick Fraser/Hafez Modirzadeh) / The Tranzac 2018-03-23 (Friday – all ages! PWYC!) [FB event]

North Atlantic Drift (Clara Engel / Snake Church) / The Dupe Shop 2018-03-24 – re-rescheduled date! (Saturday – PWYC!) [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]

Quiet Bedrooms: QB7 (feat. Forest Management / Philippe Vandal / Brigitte Bardon't + Hexzuul / Dame Cook) / D D L 2018-03-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Caution Tape Sound Collective and the Association of Canadian Women Composers present: Spark to Stone [new compositions from Amy Brandon, Hope Lee, Julia Mermelstein, Sarah Reid, Ivana Jokic, Lesley Hinger, Bekah Simms] (feat. Caution Tape Sound Collective) / Array Space 2018-03-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Calvin Love (Sunshine & The Blue Moon / Johnny de Courcy / Mango Reinhardt) / Owl's Club 2018-03-24 (Saturday) [FB event]

Sages (Anna Modo / Cherry Blaster / Wearenotwhoweare) / Handlebar 2018-03-24 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Money House [Patrick O'Reilly/Stefan Hegerat/Alex Fournier] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-24 (Saturday) [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!

Keita Juma (Sydanie / Macala) / Rivoli 2018-03-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Phalanges [Elizabeth Lima/Karen Ng/Kayla Milmine] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 55 (feat. Uxvae / Saturn City) / Handlebar 2018-04-01 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #37: Third Anniversary All-Star Spectacular! (feat. Jakob Rehlinger, Craig Renaud, Luke Kuplowsky, Diane Roblin, Mira Martin-Gray, William A. Davison, Katie Jensen, Mani Mazinani, Matt Nish-Lapidus, Heidi Chan, Justin Huang Ford, Chris Trotter + more to be added) / Array Space 2018-04-03 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Wild Forms Gnarled and Mossy: New Music for Strings (and more) [new music composed by Allison Cameron, Matthias McIntire, Aline Homzy, and Robert Grieve] (feat. Allison Cameron/Matthias McIntire/Aline Homzy/Robert Grieve/Amahl Arulanandam/Laurence Schaufele) / Canadian Music Centre 2018-04-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Mean (Secret Wars) / The Piston 2018-04-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Faith Healer (Elle Barbara's Black Space / Johnny de Courcy) / The Baby G 2018-04-13 (Friday) [FB event]

Dialectica [Breakthrough CD release concert!] (The Toronto Saxophone Quartet) / MCC Toronto 2018-04-18 (Wednesday) [FB event]

VERSA [album release party!] (feat. Zoo Owl / Future Peers / DF) / The Commons Space 2018-04-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Wei Zhongle / Luge / Lice II) / Handlebar 2018-04-23 (Monday) [FB event]

Lydia Lunch (Brigitte Bardon't) / Hard Luck Bar 2018-05-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Music Gallery presents Fusing: Premieres VII ["six new interdisciplinary premieres fusing new music with dance, circus, literary, visual, theatrical and media arts by emerging and established artists from near and far" (feat. Thin Edge New Music Collective) / 918 Bathurst 2018-06-22 (Friday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Here's some brand-new modular synth experiments from Heidi Chan, gurgling in inventive ways and "inspired by Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space."
  • And also some equally fresh "rambling improvisations" by Trevor Turple (with some additional help from Ryan Carley), in case you need the musical eqivalent of a walk down a quiet backroad.

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