Monday, April 6, 2020

Concert Listings Roundup #348

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.

Special note:

For the past six-and-a-half years, I've faithfully been cranking out these listings every Monday. Because of the unprecedented situation we now find ourselves in, this week's listings remain blank. Stay safe and sheltered.

Community corner:

  • Pamenar Café, a steadfastly comforting retreat in Kensington Market — and host to some wonderful back patio concerts in the summertime — suffered an electrical fire in their basement last week, sustaining a great amount of property damage. A heavy blow on top of the revenue lost during the present state of closure, a gofundme has been established to help them through this.
  • A gofundme has also been set up to support Likely General and the artistic community it has been nurturing on Roncesvalles under Brooke Manning's guidance. Open-hearted, inclusive spaces have been having a tough go of it in this city for awhile now, and the current situation is squeezing things even tighter.

Bandcamp corner:

  • "The Feelings We're Feeling", a new piece from beard closet, bristles with a sense of the anxiety that's prevalent in these times right now — but also faces it with measured restraint instead of unbridles noisy panic.
  • A new collection of "pleasant by-products", Doomsquad's Spandrels Volume 2 has some lushly-ambient explorations as well as a tasty groover to close.
  • The collection of achingly lush beautiful ballads that Scott Hardware has been working on for quite a while now has finally been issued on Telephone Explosion.
  • Allison Cameron has put her AC Band's bandcamp account to Name-Your-Price for the month of April, making it a prime opportunity to grab her 2010 Rat-Drifting release, surely an under-acknowleged classic album from T.O.'s creative music community. Flanking Cameron's musical bricolage (banjo, keyboards, tapes, harmonicas, electronics), this is also a slyly-amazing guitar album, thanks to Stephen Parkinson and Eric Chenaux.

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