Monday, September 08, 2008

Indie Music 51 (8-14 Sep 2008).

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.

MONDAY (8 sep)

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

Shoeless Monday feat. Miasmata @ 11:15, Saxton @ 10:15, and Ryan McMahon @ 9:15. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Terence Blanchard @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 8:30pm, free. "Internationally renowned jazz trumpeter and composer."

Sparkling White, On the Verge, and Cinema @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, pwyc.

Groovy Mondays feat. Tanya Philipovich @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Baby Eagle and tba @ Tranzac (Tiki Room), 9pm, pwyc.

Eleven Eleven Productions presents You Yourselves, the Imports, Life in Vacuum @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

TUESDAY (9 sep)

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

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Mark Bragg @ 11:40, tba @ 10:50, Bury the Bully @ 10:00, and Gruve @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Guh and Cloisterfuck @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

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

The Pink & Black Attack presents The Groopies and The Johnnys @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

Best of the Open Stage with Marcus Walker, Phil Hood, Russell Chesham, Sheba Mojtahedi (w/ Soles Mojo), and Hayley Stark @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, pwyc.

* This is Picture and Maneli Jamal @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, pwyc.

The Waking Eyes and tba @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

Madrid, Off the International Radar, Rich Aucoin, and Pirate/Rock @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $5.

Little O and 3 other bands @ Concord Cafe, 9pm, $5.

Marty Kolls (CD release) @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $8.

WEDNESDAY (10 sep)

Granny Boots presents Prematurely Grey feat. Emma McKenna, Nolan Natasha featuring MC Joan Nestle, Lisa Bozikovic & Liz Brockest, and Zoe Whittall @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7:30-10pm, free.

David Woodhead w/ Emilyn Stam, Jaron Freeman-Fox, and Rich Greenspoon @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

PWYC Weds feat. Karma Controllers, The Printing Press, and Wendy Leung @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

LAUGHstock presents Single File to Freedom, The Kettle Black, Gunnar Rapido, and Please Standby @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Ann Chaplin (CD release) w/ Jesse Labelle and "Pete & Dave" @ Clinton's, 8pm, $5.

Faded Blue @ 10:45, Madhatters @ 9:45, and tba @ 8:45. Lee's Palace, $5.

Dan Kosub @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm, free.

The Assistants w/ The Cheap Speakers and tba @ The Velvet Underground, 9pm, $5.

Quarry Records presents Before the Flood (tour kick off show) w/ Jetset Motel and Kensington Prairie @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

Lisa Marie Kruchak, Mike Gray, and Makeda Taylor @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, $5.

The Lesson (CD release) w/ You vs Me and tba @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5 (or free w/ CD purchase).

Johnny Exxtasy, The Daily Times, and Lost Innocence @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

A Thousand Cures and Fatal Assembly @ The Annex WreckRoom, 9pm, $7.

Drunkula w/ Raggedy Angry @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9pm, $8.

Wombat Wednesdays hosted by Girls With Glasses feat.Eve Goldberg, The Good Lovelies, LAL, The Saucy Tarts and Ziysah @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $10 ($9 for people w/ glasses, or $8 for Tranzac members).

THURSDAY (11 sep)

* Great Lake Swimmers @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 5:30pm, free.

Fred Spek's Camp Combo @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free.

Michelle Rumball's Beauty Saloon @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5pm, pwyc.

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

Echo Hermits and Luke Jackson @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, pwyc.

Ethel & the Mermen @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm.

Mexican Divorce and Sisters of Mersy @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Husbands & Knives, Matt Charleton, and Aaron Lozynsky @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Your New Friends w/ Slutty Slutty Bang Bang @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

Big Rock Brewery Presents Big Rock Untapped feat. Dan Gordon, Blue Venus, and Michelle Willis @ C'est What, 8:30pm, $5.

Notes To Self, Rayhaan, DJ Nana, and Chef Metsa @ The Rivoli, 9:30pm, $5.

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

SFH (CD and video release) w/ Karaoke Loving Aliens @ The Annex WreckRoom, 8pm, $5.

Sierra Club Benefit show feat. Clara Engel, Coal Mine Canaries, Melanie E, and Tuba @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 7:30pm, $5 w/ can of food, or $8.

No Shame presents Picastro, Leif Vollebekk, and Luluc @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* A.P.E. presents Nadastorm, Put the Rifle Down, The Diableros, The Framework, The 84.85, and Rory Them Finest @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5 (before midnight; $10 after).

* The Speaking Tongues @ 11:40, The Pack AD @ 10:50 (CD release), The Schomberg Fair @ 10:00, and Shitt Hottt (final show) @ 9:10. @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $8.

The Guest Bedroom (EP release), The Stolen Minks, and Brides, w/ DJs Deathhug @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $6.

The Soles (double CD release) w/ The Steve York Band, Dom Deluca, Elf TV, Dan McLean Jr., Susan Hutcheson, and more @ Supermarket, 8pm, $10 or $5 (incl. a CD or two).

Heads Connect presents The ManifesTO Alternative Hip Hop Stage feat. Grand Analog, Two Left, Wordburglar, Rhythmicru, More or Les, Tumbuktu, Spesh K, and Cloud 9 @ Reverb, 10pm, $10.

FRIDAY (12 sep)

* The Pack AD (in-store) @ Criminal Records, 5pm, free.

Friday Blues presents Julian Fauth @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free.

Crummy Stuff and The Calrizians @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

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

The Woodshed Orchestra @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* Margaret & Simon Christl @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $5/pwyc.

The Joys, The Free Press, Tenth Planet, and The First Time @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $6.

Sindealer and Zuku, w/ DJ sets by the Darth Virgos AL911 & Billy Geek @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* No Shame presents The Coast, Will Currie & The Country French, and Still Life Still @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

The Oxford Hotel presents Howl and tba @ The Oxford Hotel (117 Oxford St.), 8pm, $5. BYOB.

Shattered Remains presents Brane, Three Star Seed, and Fatal Assembly @ The Annex WreckRoom, 7pm, $5.

No Dynamics (midnight set) as part of Doin' It To Death (dance party) @ The Boat, 10pm, $5.

Left Side Drive, Slow News Day, and The Wakings @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Hated, Preying Hands, Sonorous Gale, and tba @ Siesta Nouveaux (15 Lower Sherbourne), 8pm, $5. BYOB.

Tranquil @ 10:15, Alison Jane @ 9:30, and 85 East @ 8:15. Lee's Palace, 8pm (early show), $10. Followed by Live to Air dance party feat. Radio Clash @ 11:00, $6 cover (or free w/ student ID).

* Run with the Kittens (CD release) @ 12:00, Pavlov's Dogs Orchestra @ 11:00, and The Whole Entire Universe (AKA The People of Canada band) @ 10:00. The Horseshoe Tavern, $8.

Diana DiGiovanni, Andrea Ramolo, and Orangutan @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9:30pm, $8.

John & Jenny's Rockabilly Weekender feat. The Tigersharks, TC & the Greasemakers, The Bible All-Stars, and DJ David Faris @ The Cadillac Lounge, $8.

Burn Down The Capital presents Stars Like Fleas, The Saffron Sect, and Timber Timbre @ The Music Gallery, 8pm, $10 (adv tix avail.)

SATURDAY (13 sep)

Country Saturday feat. Mr. Rick & the Biscuits @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 6-9pm, free.

* $100 and Castlemusic (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 7pm, free.

Al Tuck and Sherry Ryan & the Wonderful Curves @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

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

Kenneth Reaume, Double Suicide, and Tradition @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, $5.

* TMDP, followed by Fuck Faces (dance party) @ Sneaky Dee's, 10pm, $5 (or free before 11pm).

Chloe Charles @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, $5/pwyc.

The Strip, Must Stash Hat, and Diana Catherine @ The Mansion (157 St. George St.), 9pm, $5. BYOB.

High Art for the Low Down presents The Motherfuckers, Please Stand By, RackShot, and Ball Harness @ Siesta Nouveaux (15 Lower Sherbourne), 7pm, $5. BYOB.

Roberto Rosenman @ The Drake Hotel (Lounge), 8pm, $5.

Pop Montreal presents Andy Williams, Jamaica to Toronto, Ultra Magnus, and Pop Films screening @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5 (before midnight; $10 after).

Supernal, St. Joes Mission, and King Clancy, w/ DJ Vania @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* The Two Koreas, followed by Kensington Station (dance party) @ Neutral, 10pm, $6.

The Flints @ C'est What, 10pm, $7.

A Fourth World, Broomfiller, and The Matthews Brothers @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $8.

Flash Lightnin' @ 12:30 and 11:30, We Are The Take @ 10:30, and Zeus @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, $8.

John & Jenny's Rockabilly Weekender feat. Bloodshot Bill, Southside Jimmy Byron, Christian D & The Hangovers, and DJ Beach'd Mark @ The Cadillac Lounge, $10.

Vanderpark, Turn Off the Stars, and Waxmen @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

Shrubbco Visions presents Starring Janet Leigh, Mortify, The Unborn Dead, Ursa Major, From Ruins, and Adversary 7 @ Reilly's (3rd Floor), 7pm, $10. All ages.

SUNDAY (14 sep)

Lazy Sunday Matinee @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 2:30pm, pwyc.

* ALL CAPS! Outdoor Show / Wavelength 430 feat. Hooded Fang, Huckleberry Friends, Wordburglar, The Youngest, LAL, Hamilton Trading Co., Nick Storring, The Miles, and Canaille @ The Music Gallery (courtyard), 4-11pm, free. See you there!

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

Myke & the Mod Villians @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5pm, pwyc.

Marie-Josee Houle @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free. French cabaret.

The Talcoma Hellfarm Tragedy @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

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