Sunday, March 23, 2008

Indie Music 28.

Like this list? Join my Google Group to get my weekly Toronto indie music listings.

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.

This is the Pitter Patter Music Festival edition of the listings. I’ve listed everything below, but you can also check the schedule and band list here. It promises to be an excellent bunch of shows! I will be at fest shows on Thursday (the Drake) and maybe Sunday. Friday I’ll be at Rancho Relaxo, and Saturday I’m going to see Basia Bulat, Amos the Transparent, and Katie Stelmanis at Lee’s Palace.

There are no starred shows this week. Keith Hamilton’s PPFest is taking over the city, and all the shows on offer are good (depending on what you like). This is the longest list I’ve compiled in my 28 weeks of doing lists. It’s Pitter Patter’s fault.

MONDAY (24 mar)

Shoeless Monday feat. My Psycho Ex @ 11:30, City Streets @ 10:30, and The Counsellors @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

Elvis Mondays presents The Hounds, Allie Hughes, The Human Statues, The People of Canada, and City Streets @ The Drake Underground, 9pm, free.

Groovy Mondays feat. Darin Yorston and Sweetgrass @ Mitzi’s Sister, pwyc.

Automatic Caution Door and Eiderdown @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm.

Marsupial Mondays presents Erica Werry, Doug Tielli, Eric Chenaux, Aaron Lumley, and Michael Liston @ Tranzac (Tiki Room), 9pm, $5.

Pterodactyl (Brooklyn) and Hot Friends @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $5.

LiveRockListings presents benefit show for victims of the Queen St. West fire. All kinds of things happening at Holy Joe’s, Kathedral, and The Reverb, w/ and afterparty at Rok Boutique. $10 minimum donation. More info

TUESDAY (25 mar)

The See Through Trio @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman’s Nu Music Nite feat. Idlers @ 12:00, Cancel Winter @ 11:10, Years of Silence @ 10:20, and Spirits @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

Mike Overton and tba @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Tundra Fun @ Mitzi’s Sister, pwyc.

Pitter Patter Nights presents Joel Elliot w/ Trailing and Zilhuminzu @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Dave Borins @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9pm, $7.

Panther (Panther) w/ Nif_D and Secret Japanese Girlfriend @ Lee’s Palace, 9pm, $8.

WEDNESDAY (26 mar)

Lisa Marie Kruchak @ Renaissance Cafe, 9pm, free.

Laura Burns (CD release) @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm.

Anamorphic Heat and Nobuo Kubota / Jack Vorvis @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

Local Alternative feat. tba @ 12:00, Silvercade @ 11:10, Guys @ 10:20, and Spygirl @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, $4.

Owle Bird and Teeth of Lions @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

LAUGHstock presents Pijenhol, Of the Epic, and CayM @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Chris Assaad (ex-I.AN.EYE) w/ Dylan Murray @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 8:30pm, $8.

Love You Live 3 feat. live performance of Joy Division’s "Last Concert" by Party Wallet (and guests) w/ Love Kills and Invasions @ Velvet Underground, $7.

THURSDAY (27 mar)

Goodness me, there are an awful lot of excellent things to do tonight.

Tripping Hazard, Left of Zero, and Personal Circus @ Mitzi’s Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Northamorica @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

Deep Dark United @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Joshua Cockerill Band @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

Local Alternative feat. Dirt ’n’ Diamonds @12:30, Playdeaf (CD release) @ 11:30, Revolution Love @ 10:30, and North of Hollywood @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, $5.

Dr. Payne & the Disease @ Concord Cafe, 11pm, $5.

(PPFest) Anagram, The Mark Inside, Lunchmeat, and Salarymen @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Live performance of Neutral Milk Hotel’s "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," The Rural Alberta Advantage, Great Bloomers, and Sister Suvi @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) Foxfire, Fire Hydrant, Bass Lions, and Reuben O’Dell Barkow @ The Boat, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) Clothes Make the Man, The Winter Gloves, The Champion Heartache, and Horses @ Teranga, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) Malcolm Bauld, Ben Somer, Silver Speakers, and Zesty @ The Embassy, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) The Liras, Fjord Rowboat, and The Craft Economy @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Rangi, tba, and In Support of Living @ The Savannah Room, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) The Speaking Tongues, Mariposa, and Obviously 5 Believers @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Mantler, Maylee Todd, and Blind Mule @ The Central, 8pm, $5.

ZYGIELLA.COM II presents Boxes & Bags, Still life Still, and The Vibrosonics @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Hot Monogamy, Lipstick Machine, and Vive Quebec Libres, hosted by Grassy Knoll & The Magic Bullit and DADOO @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Black Collar Thursdays feat. Saigon Hookers w/ DJ Stu Dead of Playdead @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Hott Boxx presents Bound, Inoke Errati, Prize Fighter, Kilhuminzo, and Sam Hell @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $5.

LAUGHstock presents Gunnar Rapido, Villains, Worst Case Ontario, and Please Standby @ Clinton’s Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

Why? w/ Cryptacize @ Silver Dollar, $9.

Edwin & The Forty Five Tension @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, $10. Edwin, yeah.

FRIDAY (28 mar)

If you’re up for something a little different and probably all kinds of great, go to Wavelength’s Kalimba Summit at Tranzac (Main Hall), starting at 7pm. Tickets at $15 at the door, or $12 in advance from Soundscapes. Laura Barrett, whom I absolutely adore, is one of the performers.

The Wilderness @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm.

Odyssey, Sonic Avenues, Fleece Elves, and Square Root of Margaret @ Silver Dollar, 9pm.

Nancy Dutra and Hotcha! @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

Dave Clark’s Woodshed Orchestra and Greg Hambleton @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Independent Truckers Union, Lost at Sea, and tba @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm.

ADA and Easy Way Out @ Clinton’s Tavern, $5.

Ten Kens w/ Young Rivals @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) Bocce, Beth in Battle Mode, Sleeping Kings of Iona, and TMDP @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Pants & Tie, Fire Flower Revue, tba, and Evening Hymns @ The Embassy, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Songs from A Room, Burrows, and Acres @ The Savannah Room, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Marienbad, Rabbit Season, Great Lenin’s Ghost, and Pink Dead Whale @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Knock Knock Ginger, Sports: The Band, and Sean MacDonald @ The Central, 9pm, $5.

Loving In the Name Of feat. a cover band, comedy, and DJs Disappointment, Product Placement, and Strictly Commercial @ The Augusta House (Dundas/Augusta, next to The Boat), 10pm, $5. Details

Macro Fiesta @ The Cadillac Lounge, 10pm, $5.

La Casa Muerte @ Concord Cafe, 9pm, $5.

Bombing Neverland (CD release) and Maddison Screams w/ DJ sets by the Darth Virgos AL911 & Patrick Pentland (from Sloan) @ The Bovine, 9pm, $7 (or $15 for the CD too).

We are Wolves and DJ Shit la Merde @ Sneaky Dee’s, 10pm, $7. Oh, la Merde, how I miss you. We’ve had some good times. This sounds like a good party.

TWM 13 presents Tin Bangs, Music For Animals (San Francisco), The Hots @ Rancho Relaxo, $7. I am going to this. Tin Bangs, yes!

Film Jam feat. performances by Man the Destroyer, Everything That’s Fly, Streetlight Light, and Faceless Nameless @ El Mocambo, 8pm, $10 ($8 w/ canned food donation).

Beach House, The Papercuts, and Sing Leaf @ El Mocambo, 9pm, $8.50.

SATURDAY (29 mar)

I will be at Lee’s Palace seeing Basia Bulat, Amos the Transparent, and Katie Stelmanis. You can pick up $10 adv tix at the usual spots. I think it’ll be a good show!

(PPFest) Boo Hoo, Shotgun Jimmie, The Racoon Wedding, and The Guests @ Supermarket, noon, $5.

Seedy Ease @ The Mod Club, 10pm. Get on the guestlist here.

The Swallows and The Erica Werry Band @ Mitzi’s Sister, pwyc.

Songwriters Unite! @ Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, pwyc. (No details yet on the musicians performing.)

Violet Lyal and Les Kilt @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Tres w/ Endsville and Makeda @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $10 ($7 adv).

(PPFest) Holoscene, For a Minor Reflection, Now Yr Taken, and Riderless @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) tba, The Love Machine, Arrows, and Camaromance @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Sailboats Are White, For the Mathematicians, Fine Motor Control, and 68 Porno Mags @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Idle Tigers, Inside a Mind, The Kettle Black, and Roman Pilates @ The Embassy, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Dukes of the Archipelago, Ruby Coast, and Gavin Gardener @ The Drake Underground, 7pm, $5.

(PPFest) OK Cobra, Hush Money, and Terror Lake @ The Central, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Boo Hoo, Touch Me Airbourne Plague, and Radius & Helena @ The Savannah Room, 9pm, $5.

Black Hat Brigade, Instruments of Lust & Fury (CD release), Sleep The Season, and Hungry Lake @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Drunkula and The Pariahs w/ DJ Vania @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

(PPFest) Love Kills, followed by Kensington Station @ The Neutral, 10pm, $5.

Sights & Sounds, Dinosaur Bones, and The Junction @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $8.

The Famous Monsters, The Treblemakers, The Knivings, and The Eradicators @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $8.

Jim Armstrong & The Sonic Deli Band w/ The Schomberg Fair @ C’est What, $10.

The Weber Brothers w/ The Mississippi Kings @ Cadillac Lounge, 9 pm, $10.

SUNDAY (30 mar)

Lazy Sunday Matinee with Scott Cameron and Friends @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 2:30pm, pwyc.

Hiccup Truck @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5:00pm, pwyc.

Wavelength 406 feat. Friendlyness & the Human Rights, Geordie Haley’s Everytime Band, Waleed Kush, w/ DJ Jeremiah from superheavyREGGAE @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc.

Mothring @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

Rafe and tba @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm.

(PPFest) Two Minute Miracles, The Minotaurs, Proof of Ghosts, and Hamilton Trading Co. @ The Boat, 7pm, $5.

(PPFest) Sing Leaf and Tom McCammon @ Bread & Circus, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) Barons & Lengthy, Thousand Dollar Wedding, Tropics, and Les Parallelions @ Teranga, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) Thee Diet Pills, The Hoa Hoas, and Weird Weather @ The Embassy, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) The Frequency, Cedar, and The DGB @ The Savannah Room, 8pm, $5.

(PPFest) C-Mon & Kypski, Slow Hand Motem, and Tacoma Hellfarm Tragedy @ The Central, 8pm, $5.

The Isosceles Project, James MacDonald, Street Corner Skandal, and ADA @ Horseshoe Tavern, 8pm, $5. Fundraiser event for OCAD students.

No comments: