Monday, January 14, 2008

Indie Music 18.

Welcome to my weekly roundup of inexpensive indie(ish) musical happenings in downtown Toronto. I try to list as many shows here as I know about, though with a preference for listing those happening at venues I especially like, or featuring performers I know something about. This list is thus not comprehensive. In addition, I rarely list shows that cost $10 or more, and never ones that require advance ticket purchases. If I'm missing something or you have any comments, please do let me know.

If I didn't have work to do, I could be at good shows (for me) every day this week. I'm gonna see what I can do to balance school and after-school.

MONDAY (14 jan)

Elvis Monday feat. Skunt, The Miles, Still Life Still, and The Papermakers @ The Drake Underground, 9pm, free.

Shoeless Monday feat. Deek @ 11:30, Saving Stardust @ 10:30, and Brothers Chaffey @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

Romney Getty and Sean Stockholm @ Mitzi's Sister.

The David Rubel Quartet, Protocol, and Cold Gun Kid @ The Smiling Buddha, 9:30pm, $5.

TUESDAY (15 jan)

Mint, The Jessica Stewart Few, and Thom Gill @ Mitzi's Sister. I have a friend going to this.

Automatic and Legion Generals @ The Bovine, 9pm.

* The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Jim Rain and the Rebellion @ 12:00, Peter Bloom Band @ 11:10, Foxfire Forest @ 10:20, and Newton Faulker @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

Pitter Patter Nights feat. Bury the Bully w/ For that Day @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Uncut and Metz @ Tattoo (567 Queen St. W), 9 pm, $5.

WEDNESDAY (jan 16)

Pitter Patter Nights feat. Intransit and Locomotive 8 @ The Boat, $5

* No Shame feat. The Primordials, Barons and Lengthy, and The Miles @ The Drake Underground, 9pm, $5. Oh wow. Yes.

Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra w/ The Ugly @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10 pm, pwyc.

Five Star Trailer Park w/ guests @ Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, $5.

Daryl Lamoureux (CD release) @ The Dakota Tavern, 8pm.

Steve York Band and Monster Beach @ Supermarket, 9pm.

Magenta Lane @ The Rivoli, 7pm (early show).


I'm not thrilled about tonight's offerings, but that's because I'm not really into hard rock. Sneaks sounds good to me, though.

Local Alternative feat. tba @ 12:00, Scorpion Chainsaw Operation Booze Orgy @ 11:10 (EP release), Julia Set Generator @ 10:20, and Stone River @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

The Raclones and Andy Butler & the 905's @ Mitzi's Sister.

The Passengers, Backwoods Justice, and Stop Drop N Skank @ The Smiling Buddha, 9:30pm.

Pitter Patter Nights feat. Tunturia, Epigram, What Seas What Shores @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Trailing, Kilhuminzu, and Two Scoops @ Tiger Bar.

Broken Bricks, The People of Canada, and The Miles @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5. The Miles is having a busy week.

On The Verge, Slowking, and The Maevens @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm.

City Roots presents John Wort Hannam, Mr. Rick & The Biscuits, and Steve Raiken @ Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

The Famous Monsters and Sycho Logic @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

The Scenario @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $7.


LOTS to do tonight. I'm doing No Shame, then maybe the Silver Dollar. But good stuff (for my tastes) on at the Dakota, the Boat, the Horseshoe, El Mocambo, Rancho.... Ouff.

No Shame feat. Amos The Transparent, Kaeru, and The Just Barelys @The Drake Underground, 7 pm (early show), $5. Awesome. No Shame is taking over my life . . .

Elliott Brood @ The Dakota Tavern. He's playing Saturday too.

The Son Roberts Band @ Mitzi's Sister.

Michael O'Connell and The Sweethearts of the Revolution @ The Smiling Buddha, free.

Local Rock feat. Claypine @ 12:00, Orange Fuzz @ 11:00, and The Labour Of... @ 10:00. Lee's Palace, $4.

Hollywood Swank w/ Terminals, Outbred Inlaws, and The Daily Times @ The Smiling Buddha, 9:30pm, $5.

Song From A Room, Cold Dead Hands, Dance Electric, and The Invasions @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5. I might head over to this after the Drake show.

Hip Hop Karaoke @ The Boat, $5. I might never go to this, but that's because I'm lame. LAME.

Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah and Automatic Dub Riot @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Local Alternative feat. Trophy @ 12:30, BIGIDEAS @ 11:30, The Hollows @ 10:30, and Hello Beautiful @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, $6.

How I Won The War (CD release) w/ Beth in Battle Mode, and Emotionally Unavailable Mariners @ The El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $7.

Statues, Marvelous Darlings (record release), Dead Letter Dept, and Horses @ Rancho Relaxo, 9 pm, $5.

Fitzroy Terrors w/ Street66 @ Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, $8.


Not Guilty w/ DJs Shaniqua and Westeyes @ Teranga, $5 (free before 11 or with cloverfield ticket stub)


Elliott Brood w/ Sheesham and Lotus @ The Dakota Tavern.

Amber Ladd, Brandon Jones, and Grayna Ryan @ Mitzi's Sister.

F.A.I.D.S., Cedar, and Leonids @ The Smiling Buddha, 9:30pm, $5.

Hardcore & Punk feat. Akroid @ 12:00, Maddison @ 11:00, and High Deaf @ 10:00. Lee's Palace, $5.

Organic Funk and The Steady Rollers (CD release) @ The El Mocambo (Second Floor), 9pm, $5.

Red Elite (video premiere/CD release) and Hyena Dog Robbery @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Kids on TV, ViVi Diamond, Fawn B.C., DVSN, and Errol @ Z (the old White Orchid) 812 Dundas St. W., $7 (or $5 with a group of 3 or more).

Giant Baby @ 10:00, The Dunes @ 11:00, and Shortwave @ 12:00. El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $7.

Arrietta, Speaker(FIRE), Dinosaur Bones (debut), and Barf, Pigeons! @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $6.

Taxi Chain @ Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm.


Goin' Steady @ The Boat, 10pm, $5. This is a Chronologic party, so a little different than usual Goin' Steadys. I went to Goin' Steady (the regular kind) earlier this month and had a super fun time.

Shake a Tail @ Clinton's, 10pm. This is now a weekly happening.


The Ory No'man Too, Ann Chaplin, and FM Hi-Lo @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, pwyc.

Wavelength 396 feat. Ken Reaume (CD release), Abbey (ex-Blinker the Star), and DJ Gypsy Viking @ Sneaky Dee's, PWYC

Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co. and This Is Picture @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

On a Limb feat. Ronley Teper, Dave Clark, Michael Keith, Steve McKay, and Chris Bank @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30 pm.

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