Monday, August 25, 2008

Indie Music 49 (25-31 Aug 2008).

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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, let me know.

I had a great weekend of shows! Friday was Cuff the Duke (w/ Bruce Peninsula and The Stables) @ The Horseshoe; Saturday was Woodhands (w/ Lioness) @ The Burroughes Building. The Cuff the Duke show was the best show I think I've been to. Like, ever. And Woodhands was a great big sweaty party. Excellent. What did you do?

I've got a few fixes to make to the listings below, but this will more than get you started on the week.

MONDAY (25 aug)

Elvis Mondays presents The People of Canada band (debut and CD release), Boxes & Bags, The Miles, The Human Statues, Witchever, and Needlefoot @ The Drake Underground, 9pm, free.

Shoeless Monday feat. Fish Belly White @ 11:15, Five Star Trailer Park @ 10:15, and Balls Band @ 9:15. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Angela Bower (AKA Christine Bougie & Dafydd Hughes) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7pm, pwyc.

Patrick Collins and Mike Skelton @ The Cameron House (Back Room?), 8-10pm, free/pwyc.

Groovy Mondays feat. Ruth Cassie and Max Cann @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

The Folps @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Phantom Black, Treestar, Siberia, and Polarity @ Clinton's Tavern, 8pm, $5.

* Son/Lumiere & The Ambient Ping present Elika, Holoscene, and Thisquietarmy @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Jessica Stuart, Octobre's Ending, Sammy D, and The Waveriders @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Mathias Kom (The Burning Hell; solo), David Simard, and Meg O’Mally @ Bread & Circus, 9pm, $7.

Janet Leigh, Glasgow Grin (ex-Dear Black Diary), August, and tba @ Siesta Nouveaux, 7pm, $8. All ages.

TUESDAY (26 aug)

John Russon Quartet/Quintet @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Red Elite @ 11:40, Rondon @ 10:50, The Basis @ 10:00, and Golden Girls @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

The Pink & Black Attack presents Hollywood Swank and West End Riot @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

That's What He Said, Deadbeat Dads, Meggi Faya, and Matt Groopie @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $4.

The Holyfields and The Dress Whites @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Ko Kapches w/ Dylan Murray @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

For When You Get There feat. Nico Dan, Damian Dobrowolski, Jay Merrow, Steve Ward, and Christopher Willes @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $6.

Neil Diamond Tribute feat. Sandro Perri, Basement Cities, PDF Format, Derek Downham, Wolfcow, and more @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $6.

Kaya Fraser & Lazy Dynamite w/ Shawn Clarke @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 7-9pm, $8.

WEDNESDAY (27 aug)

* PWYC Weds feat. The Hots, The Good Soldiers, and Vedette @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Ryan Driver and Castlemusic @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

mByronic Heroes @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm, pwyc.

At Odds With Even, Left of Zero, and Uhlan @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, pwyc.

Local Alternative Rock feat. Sean MacDonald Band @ 11:40, Seedy Ease @ 10:50, Medallions @ 10:00, and Authen Heathen @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4. I'm planning on being here.

Daniel Field @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $5/pwyc.

LAUGHstock presents This is Picture, The Birthday Cakes, Meadowlark Lemon, and Joel Beauchamp @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Hotboxxx presents Tok’n @ 10:45, Playdeaf @ 10:00, Boogie Man Jordan @ 9:15, and Clara Engel @ 8:30. Lee's Palace, $5.

Protocol and Amy Pitt @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $?.

Charles Tilden & the Phantom Limbs (CD release) w/ Mandippal Jandu @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

Jodi King and Cancel Winter (acoustic) @ C'est What, 10pm, $5.

Paul Newman's Open House @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $6.

Mankillsman, Akroid, and Orca @ Siesta Nouveaux (AKA Studio BLR, 15 Lower Sherbourne), 7pm, $8.

Nayekhovichi, Daniel Kahn, and the Painted Bird, as part of Ashkenaz Festival @ The Drake Underground, 9pm, $10.

THURSDAY (28 aug)

Les Singes Bleus @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7-10pm, free. "French cafe songs with a modern twist."

The Wilderness and tba @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Everlea, Aberdeen, Prescription for Protest, and Flatline Endings @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc.

James Finnerty @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $5/pwyc.

Local Pop feat. The Artful Vandelays @ 11:15, Life In Vacuum @ 10:15, and tba @ 9:15. Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $4.

Local Alternative Rock feat. Broken Sons @ 11:40, Jack D & the Non Alcoholics @ 10:50, Playmaker @ 10:00, and LukeNares @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

Stars on 44 feat. Animal Monster, $100, the Pauls, Ryan Driver, Misha (reading), doc dunn and the zen wranglers, Tradition, Heavy Water, and DJ Daniel Vila @ Punchclock Studio (44 Dovercourt), $5. Fundraiser for Punchclock.

* Idle Tigers and Olenka & the Autumn Lovers @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $5.

The Jessica Stuart Few with Erika Werry @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, pwyc.

Hummel Entertainment presents Mary Simon, Andy Stedman, Matt Duffin, and Marko & River, w/ DJ Dwight @ Holy Joe's, 8pm, $5.

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

* No Shame presents Green Go, The Magic, The Alex Chow Symphony Orchestra w/ the Sinbad Richardson Ensemble, and Europe in Colour @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

The Dank, Invasions, The Vestaloynes, and The DGB @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5.

The Away Game. Divine Is Nothing, Tristina, Bella Clava, and Laszlo @ Smiling Buddha, 8pm, $5. Proceeds to the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.

Burn Down The Capital presents Bulbs, Thrashed Jeans (debut), The Dead Are Those Who Have Died, and Jeremy Strachan's Canaille (debut) @ Teranga, 9pm, $7.

Valery Gore w/ Peter Elkas @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $8.

Black, White & Acoustic feat. Dale Luarca, Heather Schiller & AJ LoPresti, Corrina Keeling, ADA, Breeze Romain, MC FUBB, Her & My (Danya Buonastella & Lea Russel), and Stefan Berrill @ Clinton's Tavern, $10. Black & White dress code.

Inertia Entertainment presents Johnny Truant, Straight Reads The Line, Gone Hollywood, Man With Target, and The Chainsaw Stunt Double @ The Annex WreckRoom, 7pm, $10. All ages.

Rock the Foundation presents Jojeto, Who’s Army, The Red Light Riot, and Dame @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 8:30pm, $10.

FRIDAY (29 aug)

The Curries @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7-10pm, free.

Stars on 44 feat. Nif-D, Tropics, Pans rams ghost, Deloro, Underheaven, and DJ Mark Pesci @ Punchclock Studio (44 Dovercourt), $5. Fundraiser for Punchclock.

Signal Magazine Launch Party feat. Cancel Winter, Greys, Rockets!, and DJ Earl Grey @ The Boat, 8pm, $5. "The first few people through the door get some rad loot bags, so don't be late!"

Mark Cassidy @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $5/pwyc.

Little Miss Higgins @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9:30pm, $?.

* TWM 23 presents Basement Arms, Hot Kid, Terror Lake, and Capital Grass & the No Men @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Local Indie Pop feat. The Paint Movement @ 10:15 and Scarlet Sins @ 9:00. Lee's Palace, 8pm, $5.

Sleep for the Nightlife, My Shaky Jane (?), and tba @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5.

Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah and Zerg w/ DJ sets by the Darth Virgos AL911 & Billy Geek @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Local Alternative Rock feat. The Shenanigans @ 12:30, Proxy Set @ 11:30, Zuku @ 10:30, and Sleeps Six @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $6.

No Official Capacity presents Aquila, Synastry, and Symbionic @ Duffy's Tavern, 9pm, $8. All ages.

Hotboxxx presents Scott Shepperd, Opal Blue, Broken Sons, and Rockafellers @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $8.

Outtrip (record release) w/ MC niLLA & crew, Twisted Ankles Break Crew, Mike O’Grady Band, and Ernesto Cervini @ Supermarket, 9pm, $8.

Craig Laskey presents Windsor for the Derby and Key Witness @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $10 (or $8.50 adv tix).

Terminal City Ricochet 2008 (Urban Punk Fest) feat. Random Killing, The ClusterBombs, Snot Rockets, MurderSquad, Punch Drunk, Getwrecked, Dirty Bird, Gin n' Tonixxx, Thrashards, and DJ Jay O'hooligan @ Sneaky Dee's, 8pm, $10.

Macro Fiesta (CD release) w/ tba @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $10 (includes CD).

SATURDAY (30 aug)

2nd Annual Eric Dolphy Memorial BBQ and Potluck w/ the Association of Improvising Musicians of Toronto feat. Colin Fisher, Ronda Rindone, David Sait, Brandon Valdivia, improvising dancers, and more @ Dufferin Grove Park, noon-5pm, free.

Country Saturdays feat. Laura Repo @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7-10pm, free.

Lucky 13 & Oddball Clothing present Hot Rod Wasteland feat. The Expos, The Stereohoax, and Madcowboys @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

* Shelby Lamb, Carnival Moon, and the Youngest @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* Tranquil, Maneli Jamal, Myles Kennedy, and Kevin Ker @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc. "Donations accepted."

Brothers From Another and Shadows in Red @ The Annex WreckRoom, 7:30pm, $5.

Katie DuTemple & the Stay Toughs and We Are All Kings & Queens @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, pwyc.

* Owle Bird, Basement Arms, and Danger Music @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

Mount Fuji Soundsystem @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9:30pm, $?.

Animal Names and Hermetic @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $5.

Local Alternative Rock feat. Dead Ettiquete @ 12:30, Allie Hughes @ 11:30, Silvercade @ 10:30, Rise For Order @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $6.

Oblisk, followed by Kensington Station (dance party) @ Neutral, 10pm, $6.

We Take Lovers, Key Witness, A Sea of Gold & Burgundy, and Hungry Lake @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

What's All This Then?! presents Salon des Musiques Exceptionelles! feat. John Kameel Farah, The Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra, Rob’s Collision, and The Evan Shaw/Colin Fisher/Robin Buckley Trio @ Somewhere There, 9pm, $10 (or $8 if you e-mail benATparkdalerevolutionaryorchestraDOTcom and request an advance ticket).

Their Shallow Valley (CD release) w/ Rueben de Groot, The Cavaliers, Zoe Thiessen @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $10.

Terminal City Ricochet 2008 (Urban Punk Fest) feat. AB Irato, Bella Bombs, BFG, Subsistance, Class Assassins, PantyChrist, Outbread Inlaws, Terminals, The G-men, The Doom guys, Rapid Decline, Corperation, and DJ Jay O'hooligan @ Sneaky Dee's, 5pm, $10.

SUNDAY (31 aug)

Solar Cycle 24 feat. Alan Glicksman @ The Gladstone Hotel (Art Bar), 2-5pm, free.

White Squirrels @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 5-8pm, free.

Terminal City Ricochet 2008 (Urban Punk Fest) feat. Shitreign, Overpower, Hated, The Bag Ladies, tba, and DJing by Terminals @ 751, 9pm, free.

Wavelength 428 feat. Woodchoppers and Flying Fox & the Hunter Gatherers @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc. Jazzy stuff.

* Steamboat Monthly Review feat. Andy Swan @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

LAUGHstock presents Romins, Fin, Dylan Doren, and Dwarf Star @ Smiling Buddha, 8pm, $5.

The Oxford Hotel presents Oblisk, Joda Clement & Christopher Strickland, and Danger Music @ The Oxford Hotel (117 Oxford St.), 8pm, $5. BYOB.

Jordan Fine and Gypsophelia @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

The Grand Panic, My Flea Circus, Ghost Television, and Adolf Glitter, w/ DJ Errol @ Savage Garden, 9pm, $5.

NOW Series: Geordie Haley's Farewell Party @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $6.

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