Monday, July 2, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #257

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:

Feast in the East 69 (feat. The Highest Order / Eric Landry / Faun Fables) / Prairie Drive Park 2018-07-07 (Saturday – free, with free meal! all ages + family friendly! outdoors in a beautiful park setting!) [FB event]

A no-doubt slam-dunk for the week's coolest gig — for the past two years, the pleasant park excursions assembled by Feast in the East have seen summertime highlights, and there's no reason to think this one will be any different. A gorgeous setting unfamiliar to many downtown-centric concert-goers, Prairie Drive Park is just a short stroll over from Vic Park station. The backdrop of rumbling subway tracks, big sky and high-rises should work just perfectly with The Highest Order's city-fried country-rock — and what a perfect place to hear the songcraft of Eric Landry, an under-recorded and under-appreciated gem sharing a lifetime of visions and experiences. Absolutely not to be missed.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Paul Newman/Brian Abbott/Kayla Milmine Trio / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-07-02 (Monday – extra early set, 6 to 8 p.m.!) [FB event]

Grhmbvrl (Xiao Xuan / AM Aeroplane) / Glad Day Bookshop 2018-07-02 (Monday) [FB event]

The Mike Smith Company / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-07-03 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Track Could Bend #40 (feat. Fleshtone Aura / American Standard Trio / Jessica Stuart) / Wenona Lodge 2018-07-03 (Tuesday – new venue! PWYC!) [FB event]

Bombino / Lee's Palace 2018-07-03 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Gordon Grdina's Haram / Hugh's Room 2018-07-04 (Wednesday) [more info]

Toronto Improvisors Orchestra ["Celebrates American Mavericks"] / Array Space 2018-07-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Selina Martin with band (Tom Holliston) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-07-04 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Mimico [EP release show!]) (WHIMM / ZONES) / The Drake Underground 2018-07-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Pamenar Patio Series (feat. Victor Cirone/Colin Fisher) / Pamenar 2018-07-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

In Between Sounds #87 (feat. Lorde Awesome) / The Only Café 2018-07-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

R.E Thomas (Beams / Chloe's World) / Monarch Tavern 2018-07-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Bells Atlas (Witch Prophet / Ice Cream) / Lee's Palace 2018-07-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Casting Shadows: An Analogue Moving Picture Show (feat. moving images by Kristine White / music by Tony Allen/Scott Prouty/Kathleen McDonnell/Danny Simmons/Kathleen Law/Michelangelo Iaffaldano/Catherine Crowe/Sean Donald) / Array Space 2018-07-07 (Saturday) [more info]

Meandering Streams of Consciousness [open rehearsal] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-07-08 (Sunday – afternoon slot, 3 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Devon Welsh (Foxes in Fiction / Joseph Shabason) / The Baby G 2018-07-08 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. No Seas / Manabu Kitada/Alexei Orechin/Alex Fournier) / Array Space 2018-07-08 (Sunday)

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-07-08 (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!

Evan Shay Group [Evan Shay/Jeff LaRochelle/Luan Phung/Nick Fraser] / The Emmet Ray 2018-07-09 (Monday) [FB event]

Video Age (Omhouse) / The Baby G 2018-07-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Astral Swans (Cindy Lee) / Burdock Music Hall 2018-07-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Media Jeweler (The Brain / Rogue Tenant / Slurry) / Owl's Club (basement) 2018-07-12 (Thursday) [FB event]

Toronto Fringe and Wavelength present PS: Music Fest (feat. TiKA / Praises / Moon King) / Scadding Court Community Centre 2018-07-12 (Friday – free! outdoors!) [more info]

Toronto Fringe and Venus Fest present PS: Music Fest (feat. Lake Urmia / Charise Aragoza / Saye Skye / The Sorority) / Scadding Court Community Centre 2018-07-13 (Friday – free! outdoors!) [more info]

Toronto Fringe and Futuro Libre present PS: Music Fest (feat. Aline Morales & Baque de Bamba / Dr. Nativo / Kirk Diamond / Obuxum / Bonjay) / Scadding Court Community Centre 2018-07-15 (Sunday – free! outdoors!) [more info]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Pharmakon / Anamai / Intensive Care) / The Garrison 2018-07-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Taktus / Toronto Music Garden 2018-07-22 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 4 p.m.! outdoors! free! all-ages and family-friendly!) [more info]

Venus Fest presents: Music in Trillium Park (feat. Ansley Simpson / OBUXUM / Bernice) / Trillium Park @ Ontario Place 2018-07-26 (Thursday – free! outdoors! all-ages + family-friendly) [FB event]

Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited (Daby Touré) / Harbourfront Centre (Concert Stage) 2018-07-29 (Sunday – afternoon show @ 4 p.m.! free! outdoors! all-ages + family-friendly!) [more info]

HIDE (Kontravoid) / The Garrison 2018-08-10 (Friday) [FB event]

Habari Africa Festival (feat. TBA) / Harbourfront Centre 2018-08-10–2018-08-12 (Friday–Sunday – free! all-ages + family-friendly!) [FB event]

Guerilla Toss (Luge / WLMRT) / The Baby G 2018-09-19 (Wednesday) [FB event]

21C Music Festival: Terry Riley: Live at 85! (feat. Tracy Silverman/Gyan Riley) / Koerner Hall 2019-01-18 (Friday) [more info]

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