Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Indie Music 74 (23-29 Mar 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.

(23 mar)

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

Groovy Mondays (open stage) feat. Shawn Crozier @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8pm-midnight, free. Featured performer plays at 10pm.

Shoeless Mondays feat. Junction City Allstars @ 11:15, Da Royal Family @ 10:15, and Morning Fix @ 9:15. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Derek Downham & friends (residency) @ The Press Club, 9pm, free.

Elvis Monday feat. Spiral Beach, Hamilton Trading Co., The Caraways, The Wilderness, Hot Head, and The People Of Canada @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

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

The Pining @ The Beaver, 11pm (start).

Panic Density feat. Pot Luck @ Tequila Bookworm, 9pm, pwyc.

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

Simon @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 8:30pm, $5.

TUESDAY (24 mar)

Henrietta Lacks and The Saint Noir @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, free.

The Torrent w/ DJ Robrrrt @ The Cameron House, $2.50.

nO.I.S.E. @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5:30pm, pwyc.

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

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

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

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. The Champion Heartache @ 11:40, The Change @ 10:50, Urban Preacher @ 10:00, and Cut Throat Britva @ 9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Doug Tielli, Brandon Valdivia & Kyle Brenders, and Sap(e) @ Tranzac (Tiki Room), 9pm.

The Family Band and guests @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, pwyc.

The Pink & Black Attack presents The Rusty Trombones and Permanent Bastards @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, free.

Tumblin' Tuesdays (residency) feat. Lucas Stagg and Tanya Philipovich @ Graffiti's Bar & Grill, 9pm, pwyc.

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

Mark Segger Sextet @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Legendary Dirtbikers and Unfun @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

Ford Pier Vengeance Trio @ The Dakota Tavern, 8pm, $5?

Magnolia w/ tba @ C'est What, 9pm, $5.

Paul Reddick & the Remarkables @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5?

Alaniaris @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8. Greek songs.

WEDNESDAY (25 mar)

The Red Eyed Boys (residency) @ The Cameron House (Front Room), 6-8pm, pwyc.

High Lonesome Wednesdays w/ Crazy Strings (residency; bluegrass music), 9:30pm, free.

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

The Annex WreckRoom & IndieCan Radio present IndieCan Wednesdays feat. Escapes, City Sirens, and The Free Press @ The Annex WreckRoom, 9pm, free.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Hello Charlie, Mamabolo, and Alysha Brillinger @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

PWYC Weds feat. The Skirt Chasers, The Quantum Jitters, and The Odysseys @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

* Night Bazaar 3 feat. Mo Jamal / Maneli Jamal, The Tiny Orchestra Trio, and Michael Keith @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc ($5). Sounds excellent.

Ben Kunder & the Careless, Kaleb Hikele, and Elder Sister Plum @ C'est What, 9pm, $5.

The Warped 45s (residency) @ The Cameron House (Front Room), 10pm, pwyc.

* GUH @ Grafitti's Bay & Grill, 9-11pm, pwyc.

Nifty, Animal Monster, and DJ Ree Raw @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10. "A concert to benefit the workshop of Curious Carnivore's next theatre piece, Anechoic."

Rusholme Avenue, Sue & Dwight, and Robin Peacocke @ Free Times Cafe, 8pm, pwyc.

NQ Arbuckle @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5?

* Wombat Wednesdays feat. Ryan Driver, Jessica Stuart Koto Few, and Muskox @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $6.

Warchild Benefit Fundraiser feat. The Artist Life and others @ The Horshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

All Night Long w/ Brown Sugar and DJ Lazy Ray @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 10pm, $5.

Automan @ Rok Boutique, 9pm, $6.

PiNG presents A SPRUNG SPRiNG featuring Wally Jericho and Ruzan Orkestar @ The Central, 8pm, $6.

Woodward Company @ 11:00, Evil Genius @ 10:10, Ascot Royals @ 9:20, and Apollo Down @ 8:30. Lee's Palace, $7.

Paul Cram Quartet @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

Darryl Purvis, Teige Reid, and David Hein @ Clinton's, 8pm, pwyc.

Dance Yourself To Death (CD release) w/ The Switch and Emma McKenna, and DJ Thomas Lechner @ The Rivoli, 9:30pm, $10.

The Way Home (CD release), Farewell Cool Reason, Killing For Friday, Assemble Me, and The Times @ The Kathedral, 6:30, $10. All ages.

THURSDAY (26 mar)

* Bluegrass & Old Time Thursday w/ Makita Hack @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7pm, pwyc.

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

These Boots, Cheryl Beatty, Elissa Gallai, Marcus Walker @ Graffiti's Bar & Grill, 8pm, pwyc ($5 sugg).

Live Jazz Thursdays feat. Free Boat Rentals @ Tequila Bookworm, 9pm, pwyc.

Trinket Trance 5 feat. Tripping Hazard, The Micronite Filters, and Clara Engel @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm (start time), pwyc.

* Megan Hamilton (residency) w/ Jimmy Rose @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Christina Maria, Dave Borins, and Mandippal @ Holy Joe's, 8:30pm, $5.

Faith of a Martyr and Breadfan @ Rok Boutique, 9pm, $6.

Spoons, SLAVE To The SQUAREwave, and The City Skyscape @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 9pm, $10.

* Horses @ 11:40, Clothes Make the Man @ 10:50, Ashley @ 10:00, and La Casa Muerte @ 9:10. Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $5.

Make Me Young, The Vultures, and more @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $5.

Acoustic Showcase feat. Colin Brady & Rob Elder, Alex Leggett, and Toys R Just @ The Velvet Underground, 8pm, $5.

* Earthroots Fundraiser feat. Brian Borcherdt, Wyrd Visions, and Nordic Nomadic @ The Ossington (Back Room), 9pm, $5.

Function Magazine presents Black + White + Rainbow Bright feat. The Little Deaths (live) w/ DJ sets by Dre-Bans, DJ Jon Friis, and DJ Kevin D @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $5.

Shooter Thursdays feat. Hostage Life and Madcowboys, w/ DJ Adam Kreeft @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, $5.

George Grosman Trio (CD release) @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 8pm.

* Sports: The Band (EP release), The Superfantastics, and Rat Tail (Jasmyn Burke) @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Darrelle London w/ Kendal Thompson @ C'est What, 9:30pm, $6.

Colleen & Paul w/ The Billie Hollies and Jerry Leger @ The Rivoli, 7:30 pm, $7

* L'embuscade, The Darcys, Black Hat Brigade, Cool Dad, and Ulysses & the Siren @ WhipperSnapper Gallery, 8pm, $7. Ticket giveaway for this: http://historyjen.blogspot.com/2009/03/ticket-giveaway-darcys-w-lembuscade.h tml.

Huelepega Sound System (CD release) w/ Repercussions and DJ Craig Dunsmuir @ The Boat, 10pm, $8.

People You Know, Grim Preachers, and Street Corner Skandal @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Nick Fraser & Drumheller @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

Rock for Humanity presents The Junction, We Are The Take, Gentlemen Husbands, and The Imports @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10 (or $7 w/ canned food). 100% of the door to Street Health.

The Big Bop presents Reset w/ The Knockouts, Wasting Time, Outspoken, High Five Drive, and Rentokill @ Kathedral, 6pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

FRIDAY (27 mar)

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

* Place Hands, Brides, and Into The Other @ The Press Club, 9pm, $5.

Flammable Friday No. 3 feat. International Turpentine, The Soles, and Tanya Philipovich @ Renaissance Cafe, 9pm, $5?

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

House of Commons and One Legged Stepchild @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

Movement Fridays feat DJ Tweed and The In Crowd (dance party) w/ Curtis Santiago (10pm) and picturesound (9:30pm) @ The Annex WreckRoom, 9pm, $5.

The Warped 45s and Drew Hawkins @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

Battle of the Jams II, Round 4 feat. Bluesunderdog, Oral Concentration, Survived the Zombies, Violet, and Via Linez, w/ DJ ear2ear and hosted by Skye Collyer and Adam Ris @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 8pm, $10 (or $8 w/ canned food).

Major Maker @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

Young Widows, Burning Love, My Disco, and Ancestors @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10 (adv tix avail.).

TWM presents Skullians, Revolvers, Cursed Arrows, and The Boo @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Tall Guy Short Guy and Mean Tangerine (CD release), w/ DJ Vania @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, $5.

The Frotteurs @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $?

Electrick Empire (Toronto debut), Jeffrey Brothers Band, and more @ Rok Boutique, 9pm.

Global Rhythms Monthly Fundraiser feat. Big City Thieves, Rep By Pop, The Drop Joys, Half Past Four, and Gabriel @ Clinton's Tavern, 8pm, $10.

* Run With the Kittens @ 12:00, Chinese Food @ 11:00, Major Grey @ 10:00. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10.

Pale Fire Union and tba @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, $5.

Rah, Bored Stiff, Bad Choice, In Time, and Catamount @ Annies on Queen, 9pm, $7.

APE @ 12:30, Harm @ 11:30, Freedom Cage @ 10:30, Grace Over Diamonds @ 9:30. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

Backwoods Justice, Mechanical Flowers (EP release), and Matt James @ Bread & Circus, 9pm, $5.

leftover daylight series feat. E.I.L. and aimtoronto Orchestra Workshop @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

Alias Dance Project Launch Party feat. Undadogg and DJ Jet @ Concord Cafe, 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (28 mar)

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

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

J.P. Mortier and tba @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 6:30pm, pwyc ($5).

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

* Howie Beck (in-store) @ Soundscapes, 7pm, free.

Live Jazz Saturdays feat. New Clear Trio @ Tequila Bookwork, 9pm, pwyc.

Jason Usher and Alex Ross @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc. Proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

B'MO Crazy, Katie DuTemple & the Staytoughs, and Ah! La Lettre @ The Cadillac Lounge (Patio), 8pm (early show), $5.

Aural Sects and Last Call @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $?

The Royal Crowns, The Frizzelles, and Ancient Chinese Secret @ The Cadillac Lounge, 7pm.

Grand Trine, Ultrathin, and Magic Cheezies @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

Mojo Gurus and The John Henrys, followed by Pop Rocks w/ djdwight @ The Annex WreckRoom, 8pm, $5 (or free w/ student ID).

Bruce Peninsula @ 12:00, Sister Suvi @ 11:00, and Takka Takka @ 10:00. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $10 (or $8 adv).

* Bass Lions and John Tielli @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

Bird Week, followed by Kensington Station (dance party) @ Neutral, 10pm, $5.

The Calzirians @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

The Ostrich Tuning, Epigram, Romance of Young Tigers, and Thee 9am Social @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6.

Saigon Hookers and Ultraviolence @ Rok Boutique, 9pm.

TWM 37 feat. Broadcast Radio, Mirrorball, Union City, and Jeffrey Pinto @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

The Key Frames and The Pining @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, .

LifeSizeDream (formerly High Deaf) and Fifty Stars Anger, w/ DJ Darrin Pfeiffer @ The Bovine Sex Club, 9pm, $6.

Epilepsy Toronto Benefit show feat. tba @ C'est What, 9:30pm, $7.

Themselves w/ Cex @ Sneaky Dee's, 8pm (early show), $7 (adv tix avail.).

Kyle Brenders & Rob Clutton @ Somewhere There, 8-10pm, $8.

* Stagehands @ 12:30, Sunriser @ 11:30, Cancel Winter @ 10:30, and Great Bloomers @ 9:30. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $8.

* Do It Yourself Music Co. presents HYFY (Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah), The Daily Times, Hollywood Swank, and No Right Turns @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $8.

Gemini 12, Mother Murder, Independent Truckers Union @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm.

The Pigott Brothers (CD release) w/ Sarah Kamin @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $tba.

SUNDAY (29 mar)

Rockin the Cradle feat. Dirty Dishes and Shelby Lamb @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 1pm, pwyc ($5)

Smokey Witt @ Mitzi's Sister, 5-7pm, pwyc.

Hometown Bluegrass feat. Leslie Dawn Knowles @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 5-8pm, free.

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.

Uilebheist - The Emergence of the Troglodyte @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5pm, pwyc ($5).

* Wavelength 456 feat. Adam & the Amethysts, Kidstreet, and Rich Girl, w/ DJ Slippers and visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc.

* Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co., J.J. Ipsen, and Dany Laj @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc.

Miami Rice @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 10:30pm, pwyc ($5).

The Beauties @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm.

Orca (CD release) w/ Swords, Vilipend, and Black Faxes @ The Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Luke Nicholson (residency) @ Reservoir Lounge, 9pm, $5.

* Canaille @ Somewhere There, 6-8pm, $8.


Jeff said...

many, many thanks for all of your efforts and great info.
you listed us back in November, so I hope it's okay to mention that HAROLD (semi-improvised psychedelic-dub-jam) is back at the Renaissance Cafe this Saturday, March 28th with special guest, Wally Jericho. Live digital video projections by Subduction Current. 9pm $6 cover.

nowhere said...

Wavelength is going to be awesome this week.

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