Monday, September 01, 2008

Indie Music 50 (1-7 Sep 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.

Saw a bunch of bands/performers last week. I'll just list them for you, because I'm a show-off: Medallions, Seedy Ease, This is Picture, Olenka & the Autumn Lovers, Idle Tigers, Green Go, The Magic, Myles Kennedy, Maneli Jamal, The Youngest, Shelby Lamb, The Woodchoppers Association, and Flying Fox & the Hunter/Gatherers. You can catch the latter two acts this week too. Both are worth seeing/hearing.

MONDAY (1 sep)

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

Shoeless Monday feat. Farewell Cool Reason @ 11:15, Leaving Sangster @ 10:15, and Flying Fox & the Hunter/Gatherers @ 9:15. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Carly~Jo and Melissa Bell @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $10.

Groovy Mondays feat. Nancy Dutra @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Wax Philosophic w/ Chris Coates and DJs @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5. Hip-hop.

TUESDAY (2 sep)

* The Weather Station w/ tba @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 8pm (early show), free.

Organic Funk @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm.

Elvis Mondays [sic] presents Gore, Februarys, Royal So & So's,Adam Faux & the Exploding Band, The People of Canada, and more @The Drake Underground, 9pm, free.

Pink and Black Attack presents The Good Rats Radio, Pickseid (EP release), and Deficits @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

The United Empire Loyalists @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Whale Tooth @11:40, Broadcast @ 10:50, Polymorphines @ 10:00, Najvah @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Great Aunt Ida @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Calrizians @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Them Porch Rats and tba @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc.

Psych Night feat. Crystal Fingers; Not the Wind, Not the Flag; Hookers Revenge; Skullbong; and Dead Dreams @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

GoodSoundsGood presents Saidah Baba Talibah, Theresa Sokyrka, and Jessica Rose @ Supermarket, 8:30pm, $6.

No Official Capacity presents Gates Of Winter and tba @ Duffy's Tavern, 9pm, $8. All ages.


* PWYC Weds feat. B'MO' Crazy, Gypsophilia, and Waking Up Cross Eyed @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Suburban Smith @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm, pwyc.

Local Alternative feat. Tales To Astonish @ 11:40, Boy In December @ 10:50, Dirty Penny @ 10:00, Sound Foundation @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

LAUGHstock presents Rhythm Fiend, The New Kings, and Scott Shepperd @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Luke Sneyd w/ Fourlines and Mike Celia @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9 pm, $5.

See Spot Run, Junior Achiever, and ShakaLabbits @ The Drake Underground, 9pm, $5.

Rival Gang Theatre and The Emotionally Unavailable Mariners @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

Victor Bateman @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $6. Start of a weekly residency.

Jeremy Brendan Day & the Resistance w/ Fragile Bag and Fire Star Skies @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $8.

The Thing Is @ Clinton's Tavern, 9pm, $8. 'Balkan/Jazz Fusion.'

Wombat Wednesdays hosted by Girls With Glasses feat. Karyn Ellis, Snowblink, Selina Martin, and Mark Shyzer @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm,$10 ($9 for people w/ glasses, and $8 for Tranzac members).

THURSDAY (4 sep)

Marinda @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free. 'Jazz/world music trio.'

Don't Worry Darlin' @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

* Nude as the News w/ Sandro Perri, Gabe Levine, and Sing Leaf @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Benjamin & Mia @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $5.

* Angela Desveaux (CD release) w/ Andy Swan and Easy Targets @ The Boat, 8:45pm, $5. "Best show of the season," says the Boat's booker, Keith Hamilton.

Prodigal Sons @ Clinton's, 9pm, $5.

Proposterous (CD release) w/ The Hormoans and YnF @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

tba @ 11:15, Beat Communique @ 10:15, and tba @ 9:15. Lee's Palace, $5.

ARC, Menace Ruine, Ghostlight, and Baker/Bloor/Worden @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Revival Dear and Yukon Cigar @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

Songwriters Unite! @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 8:30pm, pwyc/$5sugg. Details about the performers here:

TIFF Opening Night Party/DMoney presents Jokers of the Scene, Vitaminsforyou, Nacho Lovers, Dirty 30, and The Cleef @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $5.

* No Shame presents The Craft Economy, Magic Jordan, and Tonka & Puma @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Rockstar Vodka presents The Vestaloynes, Gettysburg, and more @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5.

elZOO presents The Isosceles Project, The Synaesthetic, Sentient,and DJ Illicit @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 9pm, $5 w/ canned food donation.

The Knot (Tilman Lewis & Nick Storring) @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $6.

Julian Taylor w/ Edo & Peter @ C'est What, 8:30pm, $6.

Black Collar Thursdays feat. Latefallen, Beyond the Fall, and Jar w/ DJ Stu Dead of Playdead @ The Bovine, 9pm, $8.

Fond of Tigers, Off World, and Canaille @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 9pm, $8.

Mortiferous, Azenith, and more @ Kathedral, 7pm, $10.

Edwin w/ Jackfish River @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9pm, $10.

Screaming Beavers @ Reverb, 6pm, $10. All ages.

FRIDAY (5 sep)

* Gladstone World presents Kobo Town (Trinidad) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free.

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

The Ryan Driver Quartet @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Mercy Now and The Daniel Sky Band @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Soundgazer, followed by DJ Osaze @ Neutral, 10pm, pwyc.

* Folk Yeah 2 feat. Proof of Ghosts, The Schomberg Fair, Ketch Harbour Wolves, Hungry Lake, Howl, Melissa Dalton, Oliver Pigott, Wendy Leung, Lara Martin, Will Hemmings, and more @ Delaware House, 8pm, $2.

More Proof presents Eli Escobar, Times Neue Roman (EP release),Styrofoam Ones, Kelly & the Kelly Girls, and More Proof DJs @ The Drake Underground, 8pm, $5.

Songwriters Unite! monthly showcase @ Graffitis, 9pm (start time),pwyc/$5 sugg. Details here:

Zone of Resistance, Balls, Impulse, and Azenith @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Singer/Songwriter Night feat. Kasper, Adam D’Andrea, Courtney-Lynn,Luke Michelson, Frances Miller, Carlo Meriano (Deadbeat Dads), Pete Binsted, and Markus Harris @ Holy Joe's, 9pm, $tba.

* Catl and Bradley Boy (two sets each) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm (start time), $5.

Rachenne Regozo, Edward Monzon, Brandon Navia, and The Murray Family Singers @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc/$5.

Revolution Rising, The Meggie Faye Band, Stone Angels, Hazardous Waste, Bad Skin, and Immrama @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 9pm, $5.

Tyranny of Love, Dirty Penny, BRKN Angel, Pat Kelly, and Camel Joe@ Clinton's, 8:30pm, $5 (or $8 for a couple). Or is it $6/$10? Conflicting information...

Rockstar Vodka presents Dead Sexy Sheila and tba @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5.

TWM presents Leonids, Archipelagos, and Hibou @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Local New Punk feat. The Smile @ 10:30, No Orphans @ 9:30, and Calicose @ 8:30. Lee's Palace, $5.

Sometimes Why and Revolution Love w/ DJ sets by the Darth Virgos AL911 & Billy Geek @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* Yonder, Hooded Fang, and Boys Who Say No @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $6.

* Local Ska Pop Rock feat. Crush Luther @ 12:30, Magneta Lane @11:30, Spirits @ 10:30, and Natasha Pasternak @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, $8.

BNS presents Conduit for Sale feat. The Fried Dough Band performing Pavement's 'Slanted and Enchanted' w/ andru.09 and DJ Rich Hope @Revival, 9pm, $8.

The Reign, Gemini Doc & Frosty, Tha Nomadz, De Ja Bu, Outspoken& Borderlines Finest, and Fancy Girls Market @ Reverb, 9pm, $10 (or$7 adv).

Artur Dyjecinski and Chris Assaad @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $10.

NikkisTrick (tour kick-off) w/ Mindsight and River Kartel @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (6 sep)

Country Saturdays presents Michael Brennan w/ Steve Briggs @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 6-9pm, free.

* Youssou N'dour & Le Super Etoile (Senegal) @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 8:30pm, free.

Rattlesnake Choir (4-7pm) and Whoa-Nellie (8-11pm) @ Graffitis, pwyc.

Myke Mazzei & the Mod Villains, The Jessica Stuart Few, and DJ Link @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Party Time, Owl Eyes, Basket of Figs, and Dan Goldman @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Girls' Night hosted by Melanie Peterson feat. Deb Whalen and others @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, pwyc

Revolution Rising @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $?

* Nathan Lawr and Kate Maki @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $5.

TWM 24 presents Make Your Exit, Plastics Inc, and Sleep for the Nightlife @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* Never Forgive Action 4th Anniversary feat. Scratch Bastid, Dalia& Numeric, Peter Project, and MC Abdominal @ The Drake Underground,8pm, $5.

* Rockstar Vodka presents Action Makes, The Superstitions, and Hunting Horns @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5.

Dean Lickyer and Urban Preacher w/ DJ Vania @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

The New State and Elkface w/ DJs Jennifer Reinhardt and T. Shute @ Tiger Bar, 9:30pm, $5.

Sebastien Grainger (Vfest afterparty) @ The Burroughes Building, 11pm, $5. Adv tix are also available.

Bonjay and Candy Coated Killers, followed by Kensington Station (dance party) @ Neutral, 10pm, $6.

Funk Rock Soul feat. KC Roberts @ 12:30, Jay Spectre (CD release) @11:30, Scobo @ 10:30, and Streetlight Light @9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, $8.

Japanther, Romo Roto, and tba @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10. Adv tix are available for this show.

Vacuity (tour kick-off) and Sandman Viper Command @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

SUNDAY (7 sep)

High Art for the Low Down presents The Kettle Black, Ship Shapes, and Wax Mannequin @ Siesta Nouveaux (15 Lower Sherbourne St.), 4pm, $5.BYOB. All ages.

Tempting Murphy @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5pm, pwyc.

The Related @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free.

Mark Bragg @ The Boat, 9pm, $?.

* Wavelength 429 feat. Saidah Baba Talibah, Limbs of the Stars, and Imran Khan @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc.

The Woodchoppers Association @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

Three Little Maids From Maria School Are We feat. Alison Jutzi,Allie Hughes, and Kyla Tingley @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, $5 sugg.donation.

Paul Kalkbrenner, Nitin, Jamie Kidd, Greg Gow, and Felix & Gani @ The Drake Underground, 10pm, $tba.

Melissa Pisarzowski @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $?.

The Rent plays the music of Steve Lacy @ Somewhere There, 6-8pm, $6.

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