Monday, March 12, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #241

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:

Faster [Nuclear Fishin' album release!] (Coin Operated Duo [Michael Lynn/Ryan Kinney]) / Gerrard Art Space 2018-03-17 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Burn Down the Capital presents (feat. Nick Millevoi's Desertion / Mimico / The Litch / Colin Fisher & Victor Cirone) / The Baby G 2018-03-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

St. Patrick's Day — perhaps the least likeable holiday of them all, where people you don't really want to be on the same planet as are at their most drunk-in-public — rolls around on Saturday, doubling down on how little I want to be around places where people are congregating to celebrate, so in search of tolerable alternatives, here's a couple options with some differing flavours of creative music. Burn Down the Capital's Baby G show for Nick Millevoi's Desertion contains a very scintillating undercard of locals, and will offer some hints of rock'n'roll volume and velocity. But if you really want to avoid the downtown (or just want something a little quieter and more contained), head on down to Little India for Faster's album release celebration at the cozy Gerard Art Space.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Team Building ["new songs, works in progress, thoughts in sound, hosted by Luke Kuplowsky"] (feat. Alex Lukashevsky/Dana Gavanski/Kritty Uranowski/Tim Baker/Charlotte Cornfield/Georgia Harmer/Dorothea Paas/Ansley Simpson/Charise Aragoza) / Burdock 2018-03-12 (Monday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat. The Unknown Guitar Quartet [Rob Grieve/Brian Abbott/Luan Phung/Patrick O’Rielly]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-13 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Clock Radio [Michael Davidson/Dan Fortin] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-13 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Josh Cole/Nick Fraser/Marilyn Lerner/Brodie West / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-14 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft, XIV (feat. Phill Albert/Max Donaldson/Andrew Kay/Andrew Noakes/Andrew Miller / Madeleine Ertel/Irene Harrett/Patrick O'Reilly) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-14 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Frequencies (feat. Sergio SP / Bénédicte / David Sharpe / Of) / Handlebar 2018-03-15 (Thursday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Future States (Rogue Tenant / Body Butter / The Nonsense) / Smiling Buddha 2018-03-15 (Thursday) [FB event]

B-17 (Day Trip / Portland TV / Bad Buzz / Nikki Fierce) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2018-03-16 (Friday) [FB event]

Rat-drifting 5 [afternoon workshop + evening concert!] (feat. iNSIDEaMIND) / Array Space 2018-03-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Venus Fest Presents (feat. PILL / Eyeballs / Baby Cages) / Smiling Buddha 2018-03-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Secret Sign [Fever Dance EP release!] (L CON / Twin Rains / World News) / Handlebar 2018-03-17 (Saturday) [FB event]

Diane Roblin/Kayla Milmine/cheryl o/Bea Labikova / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-18 (Sunday – early!) [FB event]

Lenten Treasures ["featuring music of Tallis, Victoria, Palestrina, Sanders, Willan, and Larkin"] (feat. The Tallis Choir) / St. Patrick's Church 2018-03-18 (Sunday) [more info]

Wavelength 750 (feat. Pick A Piper / joasihno / Ben Oginz) / Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar) 2018-03-18 (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!

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

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]

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

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

The Silt [Doug Tielli/Ryan Driver/Marcus Quin] / Array Space 2018-03-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

The Heavyweights Brass Band [This City record release!] / Lula Lounge 2018-03-29 (Thursday – all ages!) [FB event]

Night Owl Festival presents (feat. Nobunny / Vypers / BBQ Pope) / The Rec Room 2018-03-30 (Friday) [FB event]

Digits (Wolf Saga / Kira May / Akage No Anne) / Handlebar 2018-03-31 (Saturday) [FB event]

Burn Down The Capital presents (feat. Michael Foster/Ben Bennett / New Positions / Invisible Out / c_RL) / D D L 2018-03-31 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Biblical (Völur / Kaleidoscope Horse) / Smiling Buddha 2018-04-07 (Saturday) [FB event]

Jaunt [Cue EP release!] (Hannah Bussiere / Blunt Chunks) / Luanda House 2018-04-13 (Friday) [FB event]

The Powers (Tenderness / Fleshtone Aura with Julia Male) / D D L 2018-04-13 (Friday)

Nyssa [EP Release!] (Petra Glynt / Pat McCormack / Shame Agent) / Owl's Club 2018-04-20 (Friday) [FB event]

Clamps (Alpha Strategy / WLMRT / Outer Rooms) / CineCycle 2018-04-27 (Friday) [FB event]

The Music Gallery presents (feat. Not The Music [Éric Normand/Philippe Lauzier] w/ Joe McPhee / Mercury [Lori Freedman/Nicolas Caloia]) / 918 Bathurst 2018-04-29 (Sunday) [FB event]

WHOOP-Szo (Billy Moon / Mauno / Possum / Beauts) / Smiling Buddha 2018-05-10 (Thursday) [FB event]

Moon King (Anemone / Helena Deland) / The Baby G 2018-05-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Art of Improvisation (Bill Gilliam/Rick Sacks/Bill McBirnie/Eugene Martynec/Glen Hall/Brian Abbott) / Gallery 345 2018-05-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

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

Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario presents (feat. Quraishi / Ahmet Ihvani) / Eastminster United Church 2018-05-26 (Saturday) [FB event]

WLMRT (No Men / Smooches / Slutcode) / Handlebar 2018-06-09 (Saturday) [FB event]

Mixcloud corner:

  • A couple weekends back, I was honoured to be asked to contribute a playlist of between-set music for the final night of Wavelength's annual anniversary festival. To try and support the shifting vibe of the night, I came up with a modularized solution, with mini-playlists to be re-started after every set, keeping things pointed towards the sort of energy (I was guessing) each set would offer. I've started uploading these onto Mixcloud — look for further segments every Sunday (or so) for the next few weeks.

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