Monday, May 14, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #250

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.

Gigs of the week:

Pink Noise (Man Made Hill / Bile Sister / Wolfcow) / D D L 2018-05-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Naomi Floods [tape release!] (Bad Passion / Lavender Bruisers / Trevor Turple) / Owl's Club 2018-05-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Like springtime weeds bursting out through cracks in the sidewalk, local DIY musicians are finding ways to thrive/survive in a hostile environment. I could imagine having an excellent time at either of these shows with plenty fave musicians between them, which makes a hard choice inevitable — it'll come down to a gametime decision on Thursday evening.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Team Building ["New friends and old share new songs, works in progress, thoughts in sound. Hosted by Luke Kuplowsky, featuring a rotating cast of songwriters.] (feat. Dana Sipos / Luke Kuplowsky / Graeme Moffat / Sam Allen / Ghislain Aucoin / Abigal Lapell / Alanna Stuart / Adrian Underhill) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-05-14 (Monday) [FB event]

Peggy Lee/Lina Allemano/Nelson Moneo/Kristian Podlacha / Art Square Gallery & Café 2018-05-14 (Monday) [FB event]

Soundstreams' Ear Candy: Beat It! (feat. Ryan Scott/Leslie Newman/James O'Callaghan/Andrew Staniland) / Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret 2018-05-15 (Tuesday) [more info]

Octopus Curls / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-16 (Wednesday – early!)

Josh Cole Quintet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-16 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Jessica Stuart presents! Ep. 4 (feat. Hairbrain [Anh Phung/Berty Lancaster] / Jessica Stuart) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-17 (Thursday – evening set @ 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Digital Spectrum: Music for Horns and Electronics ["premieres by Toronto based composers Quinn Jacobs and Patrick McGraw and... works by Larry Lake and Hildegard Westerkamp"] (feat. Micajah Sturgess & Will Callaghan) / Canadian Music Centre 2018-05-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Negative Gemini (Ice Cream / Nyssa) / The Baby G 2018-05-17 (Thursday) [FB event]

Arma Agharta (Manticore / Bonnie Trash / Greydini) / Owl's Club (basement) 2018-05-18 (Friday) [FB event]

Light Years/Dark Matter [an original multi-movement work composed collectively by all four TorQ members taking the science and imagery of space as inspiration for a new immersive concert presentation] (feat. TorQ Percussion Quartet) / 918 Bathurst 2018-05-18 (Friday) [more info]

Aurochs / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2018-05-18 (Friday)

Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario presents (feat. Ali Akbar Moradi / Imamyar Hasanov) / Eastminster United Church 2018-05-19 (Saturday) [FB event]

Regina Gently (boyBITCH with Precious Jewel / Loji / AIDA) / Handlebar 2018-05-19 (Saturday) [FB event]

Rat-drifting 6 (feat. MagicEyeImage [Simon Labbé/Gabriel Drolet/Philippe Melanson]) / Array Space 2018-05-19 (Saturday) [FB event]

On the Spot and No Thing Composers Joint Concert (feat. Brian Abbott/Paul Newman/Kayla Milmine/Manuel Morales/Amy Brandon/Amy Gordon/Priya Shah/Ivana Jokic/Julia Mermelstein/Melodie Laton/Amanda Lowry) / Canadian Music Centre 2018-05-19 (Saturday) [FB event]

Gentle Reminder No.2 (feat. Highgrove / Nathan Ivanco / Humanoid Incognito) / June Records 2018-05-20 (Sunday – PWYC! all ages! early show @ 6 p.m.!) [FB event]

8th annual residency (feat. Eucalyptus) / Hirut Café 2018-05-20 (Sunday – early show @ 7 p.m.! All ages + family-friendly! Good eats available!) [FB event]

No Seas (Karen Ng) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-05-20 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

FACS [ex-Disappears] (Vanishing Hand / The Brain) / Monarch Tavern 2018-05-20 (Sunday) [FB event]

Slip, Slop, Slap: Experiment! (feat. Lora Bidner / Zoë Alexis-Abrams / KASHKA [solo]) / Handlebar 2018-05-20 (Sunday) [FB event]

QB8: QueerNOISE (*shhh) pre-Drone Day (feat. Xiao Xuan / tendencyitis / Esther Splett / Twin Masks / Harper Bizarre) / The Arcade 2018-05-20 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. Big City Cough [Sean Beresford/Michael Eckert/Lee Rose]) / The Emmet Ray 2018-06-20 (Sunday – PWYC!) [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!

magiceyeimage [Simon Labbé/Gabriel Drolet/Philippe Melanson] / The Emmet Ray 2018-05-21 (Monday – early! PWYC!) [more info]

In Between [Ted Crosby/Karen Ng/Josh Cole/Philippe Melanson] / The Emmet Ray 2018-05-21 (Monday – PWYC!) [more info]

Lina Allemano Four / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-05-22 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Cole Blouin (Decoration Day) / Davenport & Bathurst-ish 2018-05-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Trapdoor Fest: Night 1 ["new, entirely independent and entirely all ages music festival"] (feat. Bad Waitress / Luna Li /Cliff Cardinal / Hot Garbage / Fade Awaays) / CineCycle 2018-05-25 (Friday – dry event! all ages!) [FB event]

The Mean (Aus!Funkt / Stargoon) / The Piston 2018-05-31 (Thursday) [FB event]

Polka Dogs [The Bee album release] / Burdock Music Hall 2018-06-02 (Saturday) [FB event]

Feast In The East 68 (feat. Eugene Chadbourne / Protruders / Holiday Rambler / Mermaids) / Matt Durant Studio 2018-06-02 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

TONE Festival and Mechanical Forest Sound present (feat. Manas [Tashi Dorji/Thom Nguyen/Wes McCoy] / Clarinet Panic Redux / Kurt Newman's Nashville Minimalism Unit) / The Baby G 2018-06-03 (Sunday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Special Interest / Que Lastima / Sigil / Piper Maru) / Faith/Void 2018-06-03 (Sunday – all ages!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #39 (feat. Barry Prophet / Nicole Rampersaud / Sal Grosso) / The Baby G 2018-06-05 (Tuesday – PWYC! extra-early show @ 7 p.m.!) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Waclaw Zimpel & Kuba Ziolek / Joseph Shabason / Nick Storring) / The Baby G 2018-06-05 (Tuesday) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Anthony Coleman / c_RL) / Arraymusic 2018-06-08 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. Jessica Moss / Tryal / Manticore) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-06-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

ContaQt: Many Faces - We Are All Marilyns [music by Eve Beglarian, Amnon Wolman and John Oswald, and choreography by Laurence Lemieux] (feat. Contact Contemporary Music) / Buddies In Bad Times 2018-06-14 (Thursday) [FB event]

TONE Festival (feat. The Revival Ensemble / Sick Boss Löve) / The Tranzac (Main Hall) 2018-06-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Anthems & Icons (feat. The Queer Songbook Orchestra) / Buddies In Bad Times 2018-06-17 (Sunday) [FB event]

Simply Saucer [7" release!] (Blonde Elvis) / The Baby G 2018-06-21 (Thursday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Iceage / Mary Lattimore / Cares) / Lee's Palace 2018-06-23 (Saturday) [FB event]

Baby Cages [Bitter Melon album release!] (Pantayo / "secret guest") / Owl's Club 2018-06-29 (Friday) [FB event]

Darlene Shrugg (Biblical / NOBRO) / Lee's Palace 2018-07-27 (Friday) [FB event]

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