Monday, February 09, 2009

Indie Music 69 (9-15 Feb 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.

I'm not going to do a list this week---needed a break from it this weekend---but here are a few suggestions to get you started (or completely overwhelmed and musically fulfilled). Of particular note are the Wavelength anniversary shows, Thursday through Sunday. See details below. There's also the Winterfolk Roots & Blues festival, Friday through Sunday. See for more on that. All shows are free. There are a couple in-stores, too.

TUESDAY (10 feb)

The Hylozoists (in-store) @ Soundscapes, 6pm, free. All ages.

Michael Holt w/ Tanya and Todd Porter @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Weezer Tribute Night feat. The Surf Wax Americans (The Waking Eyes playing "The Blue Album" in its entirety), Cio Cio San & The Pink Eyes (playing "Pinkerton" in its entirety), and Serb Superb @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

WEDNESDAY (11 feb)

Wombats in Love: (Un)likely Duos on the Theme of Love hosted by Kathleen Phillips and Dawn Whitwell, feat. Reg Vermue / Jimmy Guthrie, Mary Margaret O'Hara / mystery guest, Jeremy Singer / Victoria Kent, Casey Mecija / Samir Khan, Tara Azzopardi / Paul Matthew, Bob Wiseman / Magali Meagher, Ian Russell / Julie Faught, Liz Hysen / Graeme Wilson, Katie Crown / Levi Macdougall, Liz Forsberg / Michael Armstrong, Erika Werry / Bob Wiseman, David Dineen-Porter / guest, and others @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8-11pm, $6. Benefit show.

THURSDAY (12 feb)

The Stages Concert Series presented by the Hart House Music Committee feat. Johnny Alexander & [Apple]box @ The Arbor Room (Hart House, U of T), 9pm, free. All ages.

Hollerado, Dinosaur Bones, and Barn Burner @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Jon McKiel, Klarka Wienrum @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Doug Paisley (CD release) w/ The Pining @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $5.

TWM presents Revolvers, The Easy Targets, A Northern Drawl, and The Vive Quebec Libres @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Black Diamond Bay w/ Tiger Magik and Jason Bajada @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $8.

[WL 450] Timber Timbre (CD release), Ghost Bees, and Dorit Chrysler @ The Music Gallery (St. George The Martyr Church), 7pm, $10/pwyc.

[WL 450] The Diableros and Loitering Heroes @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10:30pm, $10/pwyc.

Birds of Wales w/ Amos the Transparent @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 8pm (early show), $10.

FRIDAY (13 feb)

The Von Bondies (in-store) @ Criminal Records, 5pm, free. All ages.

The Isosceles Project (CD release), Street Corner Skandal, and Reverse Mount Rushmore @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

The Little Millionaires, Horses, Junior Battles, and Yellow Giants @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

ina unt ina (CD release) w/ many special guests @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 9pm, $6 (or $15 and you get the CD too).

Hi-Hat Compilation 3 Launch Party feat. These Electric Lives, Parlovr, The Rest, and Pants & Tie, w/ afterparty feat. B'MO Crazy & Bron Halpin @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7 (or $10 and you get the CD too).

Burn Down The Capital presents Extra Life, Little Women + Ghostlight + Not The Wind, Not The Flag @ The Boat, 9pm, $8.

[WL 450] Steamboat, Slim Twig, Bonjay, Child Bite, The Magic, and DJ Benjamin Boles @ Wrongbar, 9pm, $10/pwyc.

The Human Statues, Jon & Roy, and Chris Assaad @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (14 feb)

Barzin, Olenka & the Autumn Lovers, and Nick Zubeck @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm (early show), $5.

Fox Jaws, Sonora Aero Club, and The Paint Movement @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

Late Night Live feat. Sean MacDonald & the Astronauts (CD release), Shelby Lamb, and Neil Quin (The Golden Dogs) @ The Silver Dollar, 10:30pm, $5.

Revival Dear w/ Jetset Motel @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $5.

Pirate/Rock, Young Flux, Heaven, and Dawn of Humans @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

[WL 450] $100, Brides, Hooded Fang, The Luyas, The Element Choir, and DJs Greg Ipp & Ian Worang @ Polish Combatants Hall, 8pm, $10/pwyc.

Matthew Barber w/ Emma-Lee @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $10.

SUNDAY (15 feb)

Marcel Aucoin & Michael Holt present The Piano Salon (music & talk) feat. Mantler, Dalton Conley (talk), and Peter Cosbey & Mariko Kamachi @ 2035 Dundas St. W, 7pm, pwyc, BYOB.

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

A Mountain Far presents The Smile, Siberia, We Were Former, and Braxton Clover @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 8pm, $5.

[WL 450] Foxfire, Vowls, I am Robot & Proud, Thank You, Mi Ami, and DJ Babylon Telecom @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10/pwyc.

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