Monday, September 9, 2019

Concert Listings Roundup #318

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:

The Retune [12-hour drone excursion] (feat. Nidus) / Array Space 2019-09-13 (Friday – free! 6 p.m. 'til 6 a.m.! B.Y.O.P. [bring your own pillow]!)

Don't Speak (feat. Bonnetta/Huizinga / Carl Didur / Kat Estacio / Saturn City) / The Tranzac 2019-09-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Two different takes on drone excursions at hand here. On the one hand, Nidus' overnight shift is a modest pyjama party from a crew that have undertaken some durational marathons in the past — a minimalist environment encouraging settling in and spacing out. Rather more ambitiously, Saturday's Don't Speak sees programmer Adam Bradley returning to a concept he pioneered a few years back, exploring the tensions of creating a spectacle of an anti-spectacle. The explicit prohibition on any speaking can feel heavy-handed — especially to anyone used to events (like a Nidus show) where that largely happens of its own accord through self-organization — but to anyone who was stuck at, say, a Casual Drones set where ambient aural exploration was overpowered by a chatty make-the-scene crowd this should be a welcome gesture to put the music at the forefront — and an excellent lineup to boot.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Colin Avery Hinton/Naomi McCarroll-Butler/Reknee Harrett/Patrick O'Reilly / The Emmet Ray 2019-09-09 (Monday) [FB event]

Rebecca Hennessy/Andrew Downing/Michael Davidson / The Emmet Ray 2019-09-09 (Monday) [more info]

Ornate Presents (feat. Colin Clinton/Kaelin Murphy/Phil Albert) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-10 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Cramzac (feat. Catherine Ribeiro [reading] / Christopher Willes) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-10 (Tuesday)

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. John Wiese / Bloomer / New Tendencies / Esther Splett) / Bambi's 2019-09-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Jazz and Otherwise Improvised Musics (feat. Fish with an "F" [Brian Abbott/Naomi McCarroll-Butler/Mark Zurawinski/Andrew Furlong] / Mark Ballyk/Chris Pruden/Julian Anderson-Bowes) / Wenona Lodge 2019-09-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Brodie West/Alessandra Patrucco/Angelo Conto / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-11 (Wednesday – early!)

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft XXXIII [final show in the monthly series!] (feat. Solos & Duos by Rob MacDonald/Patrick O'Reilly/Holger Schoorl / William Davison/David Story/Gordon Way / Joe Sorbara & Friends [Madeleine Ertel/Reknee Harrett/Naomi McCarroll-Butler/Patrick O'Reilly/Joe Sorbara]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-11 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Paul Linklater and friends / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-13 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Colin Fisher with Kieran Adams / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-13 (Friday)

Subtle Blend presents (feat. Elaquent / Pursuit Grooves / 2nd Son / CY) / Rivoli 2019-09-13 (Friday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet Presents (feat. B Boys / Alpha Hopper / Blankscreen) / The Garrison 2019-09-13 (Friday) [FB event]

Guerilla Toss (ZONES) / The Garrison 2019-09-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination 75: Self-Curating Project (feat. Rod Campbell/MJ Wright/Aaron Corbett / Curtis Whittaker/Esin Gunduz / James Bailey/Ryan Kinney/Danielle Fernandes / 3M [Mira Martin-Gray/Mark Zurawinski/Michael Lynn]) / Array Space 2019-09-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Young Guv [record release show!] (Big School / Kiwi jr / Sour Key) / Jasper Dandy 2019-09-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Quiet Concerts [a series of experimental music performances hosted by Artist-In-Residence Christopher Willes featuring musicians and poets in an intimate low-volume concert, which is broadcast on site in a wireless headphone mix] (feat. Robin Dann) / Toronto Public Library - Cedarbrae Branch 2019-09-15 (Sunday – free! all-ages! afternoon event @ 2 p.m.!) [FB event]

Jazz United Jam [live jazz + tap dancing!] / The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 2019-09-15 (Sunday)

Diane Roblin Presents (feat. Glen Hall's Ossingtones) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-15 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Mega Bog (Scott Hardware) / The Boat 2019-09-15 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There presents (feat. (Rob Clutton/Patrick O'Reilly/Joe Sorbara) / The Emmet Ray 2019-09-15 (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!

Music Hosted by Karen Ng (feat. Trevor Turple / Germaine Liu/Mira Martin-Gray/Karen Ng) / Wenona Lodge 2019-09-17 (Tuesday) [FB event]

3M [Mira Martin-Gray/Michael Lynn/Mark Zurawinski] [Duos tape release!] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-18 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

The Side Eye [Kayla Milmine/MJ Wright/Michael Lynn] [CD release!] (Stargoon / Mira Martin-Gray / Elizabeth Lima) / Array Space 2019-09-20 (Friday – all ages!) [FB event]

Mingjia Jessica Chen & Yunjin Claire Lee (Madeleine Ertel & Harry Bartlett) / Burdock Music Hall 2019-09-21 (Saturday – early!) [FB event]

Pretty Matty [album release!] (Baby Band / Piper Maru / Tea Room) / Owl's Club 2019-09-21 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bill Gilliam/Glen Hall/Joe Sorbara [Counterstasis - Refracted Voices CD release!] / Array Space 2019-09-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Andrew Furlong/Karen Ng/Daniel Pencer/Mark Zurawinski) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-26 (Thursday) [FB event]

Cosmic Homeostasis XII / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2019-09-29 (Sunday – afternoon show, 3 to 5 p.m.!) [FB event]

Ora Cogan (Eiyn Sof / Syzygy) / The Baby G 2019-09-30 (Monday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Ceremony / Collapsing Scenery) / Velvet Underground 2019-10-03 (Thursday) [FB event]

Aesthetics and Adventure ["conversation between Levi and Marcus Boon, professor of English at York University, followed by a musical performance"] (feat. Louise Landes Levi with Colin Fisher & Victor Cirone / Burdock Music Hall 2019-10-06 (Sunday) [FB event]

Grün Wasser (Dregqueen) / The Baby G 2019-10-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

An Intimate Evening ["refined, gently plugged in entertainment"] (feat. Blonde Elvis / Lake Versions) / Burdock Music Hall 2019-10-18 (Friday) [FB event]

Aaron Corbett (Dame Cook / Annacetaminophen) / Handlebar 2019-10-23 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Not Dead Yet presents (feat. Lust for Youth / Kaade / Sahara) / The Garrison 2019-10-24 (Thursday) [FB event]

Most People [LP release!] (Crystal Light Collective) / Burdock Music Hall 2019-10-25 (Friday) [FB event]

The Sadies / Lee's Palace 2019-10-26 (Saturday) [more info]

Triples [Big Time album release show!] (James Wyatt Crosby) / Owl's Club 2019-11-07 (Thursday) [FB event]

Bloodshot Bill / The Horseshoe Tavern 2019-11-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

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