Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Indie Music 66 (19-25 Jan 2009).

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Welcome to my weekly roundup of inexpensive indie(ish) musical happenings in downtown Toronto, all for $10 or less. I try to list as many shows here as I know about, though this list is not comprehensive. If I'm missing something or you have any comments, let me know.

MONDAY (19 jan)

Elvis Monday feat. Mercury Men, Christina Maria, Elyssa, Burning Candy, Whole Entire Universe (The People of Canada band) @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Rattlesnake Choir (residency) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, free.

Moonshot @ The Bovine Sex Club, 7:30pm (early show), free.

* Unheard Of Mondays feat. Alexanna Lindarian (Alex Lukashevsky, Ryan Driver, and Anna Linda Siddall) @ Tranzac (Tiki Room), 8pm, pwyc. Curated by Thom Gill all month long.

Outbox 6 presents Dann/Lumley/Rinaldi/Ward @ Tequila Bookworm (upstairs), 9pm, pwyc ($5 sugg). Part of Panic Density Monday Nights.

Bryan Arcand (residency) w/ Box Full of Cash @ The Cameron House (Front Room), 9:30pm, pwyc.

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

TUESDAY (20 jan)

Shelltoe Tuesday feat. Leroy Brown @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 9:30pm-midnight, free.

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. The Von Ericks @ 11:40, Wank Punter @ 10:50, Public @ 10:00, and Planet 4 @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

The Pink & Black Attack presents The Vicious Guns, Mother/Father, and Glasseater @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, free.

The Boogie Down hosted by Lybido (weekly party) feat. DJs Dirty Dale, Double K, Splattermonkey, and Matt Medley @ Augusta House, 9pm, free.

Paul Linklater & His Murmurers (residency) @ The Cameron House (Front Room), 7-9pm, pwyc.

Drummers in Exile (weekly event) @ The Annex WreckRoom, 8pm, pwyc ($2-$5).

Alexandra Ribera & band (residency) @ The Cameron House (Front Room), 10pm, free.

* St. Dirt Elementary School (residency) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

The Human Statues present Zach's Birthday Extravaganza feat. Ryan Field, Curtis Santiago & Mike Schlosser, Adam Bailie, David Celia, and others @ Bread & Circus (299 Augusta Ave.), 9pm, pwyc.

John Connolly @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm.

The Book of Gnomes (residency, 2 sets) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 9pm, pwyc.

The Sure Things (residency) @ Cock & Tail, 10pm, pwyc.

EonBomb @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

Atlantis Blueprint, Side Project, and Justus @ Rok Boutique, 9pm, $6.

David Prentice and Aaron Lumley @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

WEDNESDAY (21 jan)

Alicia Sales (CD release) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7-11pm, free.

Acoustic Espionage @ Silver Dollar, 6-9pm, free. Weekly songwriters open stage event, hosted by Tim Harrison and Noah Zacharin. Plus, "$3.99 Buffet with purchase of any Amsterdam product." Followed by High Lonesome Wednesdays w/ Crazy Strings (bluegrass music), 9:30pm, free.

The Annex WreckRoom & IndieCan Radio present IndieCan Wednesdays feat. John Connolly Band, Tim Chaisson, and Mother/Father @ The Annex WreckRoom, 9pm, free.

Bump It feat. Yo-Ev, Barbi, So Soft, and DJ Lucie Tic (weekly party) @ Augusta House, 9pm, free.

Rock 'n Roll Pornography w/ Guitar Hero live on stage and DJ Billy Geek @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, free.

Caitlin Burgess @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc.

PWYC Weds feat. Needlefoot, My Son My Son, and Texas Gold @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Don't Worry Darlin' @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Pat Robitaille, Lindi Ortega, and Alysha Brillinger @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

The Printing Press, Trevor Campbell, and Taylor Mitchell @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, pwyc.

Vicarious @ 11:40, Tim Amor @ 10:50, Christianne @ 10:00, and The Fix @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

After Runnymede and others @ Clinton's Tavern, 8pm, $5.

Keith Barry and Morgan David (acoustic night) @ Rok Boutique, 9pm.

Christina Maria, Kendal Thompson, Curtis Santiago, and Roxanne Potvin @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

* Wombat Wednesdays feat. Maylee Todd, Dianne Montgomery, Gravity Wave, and Mitch Yolevsky @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $5.

Fourlines w/ Away From the Glow and Sylvia (acoustic) @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9pm, $5.

The Sure Things (residency) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5?

* Mandibles, The Little Deaths, and Hut @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

* Pitter Patter Nights presents Trike and Picassio @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Beastie Boys Tribute Night @ The Velvet Underground, 9pm, $7 (adv tix avail.).

Odradek residency: Lazer Floyd @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

Joshua Bartholomew w/ The Stellas @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $8.

New Vision Projects @ 11:00, Mrs Na$ty@ 10:10, Indecent Disposal @ 9:20, and Kate and Lisa @ 8:30. Lee's Palace, $10.

THURSDAY (22 jan)

Chris Banks and Chris Vale @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

Glenda Del E (Cuban music) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free.

Pretending it's Summer Party feat. Proof of Ghosts @ Marylou Flamingo, 7:30pm, free. $1 refreshments, and don't wear all black clothing. The band will be on at about 10pm.

Ancient Chinese Secret (residency) @ The Cadillac Lounge, 7:30pm, free.

Tiger Lil and Ashlea Jonesmith @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, pwyc.

Live Jazz Thursdays feat. Run Stop Run @ Tequila Bookworm, 9pm, pwyc.

Women in Tragedy, Gravitons, and Disguises @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Michael Jackson Songs by Mantler and Snowblink @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

Ashley @ 11:40, Magneta Lane @ 10:50, Wilderness @ 10:00, and The Stormalongs @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

* The Varsity Newspaper presents Foxfire, Ruby Coast, and The Boys Who Say No, w/ DJ Jordan Bimm (Put The Rifle Down, NOW Magazine) @ The Great Hall (Hart House, U of T), 8pm, $5. All proceeds to Journalists for Human Rights. All ages.

* Ketch Harbour Wolves, The O'Darling, and Shelby Lamb @ Holy Joe's, 9pm, $5.

Slow News Day, The Evelyn Room, and Andrew DeVillers @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

One World feat. Pegleg, Sol & DJ 108, Misbehavinkat @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 9:30pm, $5.

* Deromantic, The Champion Heartache, and Cam Malcolm @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $5.

* Ryerson Sch. of Image Arts presents Arists of the Revolution feat. Boytech @ 11:30, Stereo Goes Stellar @ 10:30, and The Dress Whites @ 9:30, w/ host Fritz Helder and The Phantoms. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $5 (adv tix avail.)

A Fourth World w/ 7th Line @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9pm, $5.

The State of Things and New Love Army @ Clinton's Tavern, 9pm, $5?

Hand'Solo Records presents Lexinton + Whatevski, Angerville, Modulok, The Messenger, and Royce Birth @ Augusta House, 9:30pm, $5.

Redeemer and Bastard Child Death Cult @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, $5.

Their Shallow Valley, Trish Robb, and The Cavaliers @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 8:30pm, $5.

* Metal Kites and Good Citizens @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Emerson Jhon, Szan T No, SincerelyYours, and Angel Oranj @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

Triple Record Release feat. Adam Faux & the Exploding Band, Adam Baille w/ Club Tree House, and The Flints, plus Scott Dibble @ Supermarket, 9pm, $6.

Vedette w/ Rehan Dalal and The Pilgrims of Brock @ C'est What, 9:30pm, $6.

Vedette w/ Pilgrims of Brock and Rehan Dalal @ C'est What, 9:30pm, $6.

* The Izzys, Action Makes, The Easy Targets, and Nature Moves Faster @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $7.

Simeon Abbott: Lambchops & Transcendental Rodeo @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

Hair Nation (80s hair metal tribute act) @ The Annex WreckRoom, 9pm, $10.

* David Baxter (CD release, w/ Justin Rutledge, Treasa Levasseur, Brian Kobayakawa) and special guest Paul Reddick (w/ Darcy Yates, Christine Bougie, David Baxter) @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $10.

Poor Man Parachute, Invisible College, Casey vs John, The Marbles, No Brigade, and Trapdoor @ Reverb, 8pm (start time), $10. All ages.

FRIDAY (23 jan)

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

Friday Blues feat. The Riffs @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7-10pm, free.

Crux of Aux, Caiiro Foster, Luau or Die @ Siesta Nouveaux (15 Lower Sherbourne), 10pm, pwyc. BYOB.

* Andrew Vincent (CD release) w/ Cam Malcolm @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

International Turpentine, Alun Piggins, and elf tv @ Renaissance Cafe, 9pm, pwyc.

Josh Cockerill & guests @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $?

* Jerry Leger & the Situation w/ The John Henrys @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

Dedications (dance party) feat. DJs Bronson Lee and 47aks @ Augusta House, 10pm, $5. "Dedications is a dance party where you dedicate your favourite dancefloor hits to your favourite dancefloor friends and enemies. Your dedications are then broadcast to the dancefloor by hyper-intelligent computer screen or super-analogue human voice." Ha.

Purplelectricity Prince Party (19th ed.) w/ DJ doctor BAGGIE @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 11pm, $5.

DJ Rory Them Finest @ The Drake Hotel (Lounge), 10pm, $5.

* Modernboys Moderngirls, Amos the Transparent, Fox Jaws, and Afterparty @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Buckets Of, Pacific Trash Vortex, and The Birthday Cakes @ The Press Club, 9pm, $5.

TWM presents Boxes & Bags, Our History of Cowboys, and Itchy Watery Eyes @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* Machetes and Dead Sexy Sheila w/ DJ Vania @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, $5.

The Hots w/ Sonora Aero Club and DJ LoCash Outta Rehab @ Rok Boutique, 10pm, $5.

Pop With Brains Music & Art Series feat. Slave to the Squarewave, Sadie May Crash, Mookie Morris, Ender Bros, and Bellevue @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $5.

Strawman, Nagasaki, and POC @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

Johnny Hollow w/ Squid Lid @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

* Catl (CD release) w/ $100 and The Speaking Tongues @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $5. Woooo!

* Thurpt @ 12:30, Rakfusion @ 11:30, Flying Eyes @ 10:30, and GLO @ 9:30. Lee's Palace, $7.

Spandex Effect (Debut) w/ Yuka and Circle Research DJs @ Supermarket, 9pm, $8 (or $6 for students).

* FemBots @ 12:30, Harbourcoats @ 11:30, Tusks @ 10:30, and Greal Bloomers @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $7.

Leftover Daylight Series: Jurgenson, Hay, Attariwalla/Schoorl @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

SATURDAY (24 jan)

The Hot Five Jazzmakers (residency) @ C'est What, 3pm (start time), $5.

Cadillac Ranch Country Matinee feat. tba @ Cadillac Lounge, 4-7pm.

Bill Colgate & the Urbane Guerillas feat. Cam MacInnes (residency) @ The Dominion on Queen, 4-7pm, pwyc.

Willow Rutherford & Guests @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 6pm, pwyc.

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

Red Rekords presents The Free Hip Hop Party, hosted by- Bozack Morris, w/ b-boy performance by Tricky Troublez, and feat. live performances by Riviera Regime, Concrete Mob, Anger Ville, Sporadic, Big Troopz, Scorsese, Rich Kid, Junia-T, King Jus, Alex Dimez, and Contraversy @ The Rivoli, 8pm, free.

Songs From A Room, The Bang Bangs, and Suppositories @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, free.

Tempting Murphy and Hayley Stark @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm.

* Robert Hedge (w/ full band) and The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Two Foot Falls, Jesse Labelle, PC Keez, and DJ StarBoy @ Rok Boutique, 9pm.

The PhonicLab hosted by Trevor Mills feat. Louwop (AKA The Dirty General), Junia T, Miles Jones, and Wordpeople @ Rearview Mirror (ex Bread & Circus), 9pm, free.

The Jing Bang Show, Retro Radio, and Yardwork @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

FABRik RECorDs presents Aborted Ambition and The People of Canada @ The Casa Muerte Academy of Sciences, 9pm, $5.

Drake Classic presents The Ed Vokurta Ensemble @ The Drake Hotel (Lounge), 8pm, $5.

DJ Vitaminsforyou and others @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 10pm, $5.

* TWM presents The Balconies, Knock Knock Ginger, and The Action Mob @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* Late Night Live feat. The Schomberg Fair, The Locusts Have No King, and Entire Cities @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10pm (late show), $5.

Hollywood Swank, Unbelievers, The Stiff Wires, and The Johnny Dumptrucks @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

tba @ 12:30, The Rest @ 11:30, Chasing Arcadia @ 10:30, and The Hollows @ 9:30. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $6.

Five Star Trailer Park and Moot @ C'est What, 9:30pm, $7.

* $100, Castlemusic, The Pauls, and Tamsen & Eliot @ 6 Nassau St., 9pm, $7. Benefit show for the venue.

* Receivers w/ Beth in Battle Mode @ The Velvet Underground, 8pm (early show), $7 (adv tix avail.)

Chris Assaad w/ Madison Sheane @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $8.

Big City Thieves, MicLordz & Sauce Funky, Capital H, Jaime Rosenberg Band, and Oral C @ Duffy's Tavern, 7pm, $10.

Smoke City Betties 'Fun-Raiser' w/ Maximum R'n'R and DCT @ Amsterdam Brewery (21 Bathurst), 8pm, $10.

Annuals w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

The MORE Creative presents MORE Detroit feat. Agile and Boogeyme'n, hosted by Tona & Richie Henessy @ Augusta House, 10pm, free (before 11pm, $10 before midnight, and $15 after).

SUNDAY (25 jan)

Switchback Road (bluegrass) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 5-8pm, free.

Woolly Leaves and The Leonids @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 1pm, pwyc.

Laura Hubert @ Mitzi's Sister, 5-7pm, pwyc.

Michael Brennan, Steve Briggs, and Rob Clark (residency) @ Graffiti's Bar & Grill, 4-7pm, pwyc.

John Borra & Sam Ferrara (residency) @ The Communist's Daughter, 5pm, pwyc.

Robbie Burns Night @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, free.

The Anna Leighs (2 sets) w/ Chris Chambers @ Rearview Mirror (formerly Bread & Circus, 193 1/2 Baldwin St.), 8pm, free.

Tundra Fun and @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

* Wavelength 447 feat. Oh No Forest Fires, Adolf Glitter, and The Weirdies, hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc.

* Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co. @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc.

Christine Duncan's Element Choir (residency) @ Somewhere There, 6-8pm, $8.

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