Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Indie Music 75 (7-12 Apr 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 had a great week of show-going: The Burning Hell, FemBots, and Wax Mannequin @ The Horseshoe last Thursday; Casey Mecija (from Ohbijou) and Chriss Sutherland @ Tranzac last Friday; The Whitsundays @ Sneaky Dee's last Friday; and Julie Doiron, Meligrove Band, and Sports: The Band @ The Ford Plant in Brantford last Saturday.

Just a few suggestions this week:


Thunderheist (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 7pm, free (but please bring a donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank). All ages.

PWYC Weds feat. Slow Down Molasses, Before the Flood, and Debbie Suede @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.


Wrongbar Holiday Weekend Party feat. Foxfire (live), Alixander III & Dirty 30, Jaime Sin, Dinamo Azari, Produzentin, and others @ Wrongbar, 9pm, $5.

The Miles (CD release), Sadie May Crash, The Craft Economy, and Broken Bricks @ The Horseshoe, 8:30pm, $6.

Megan Hamilton & the Volunteer Canola (CD release) w/ Olenka & the Autumn Lovers and Kathleen Phillips @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $7.

We Are Busy Bodies & Travis Porter present Crippled Black Phoenix, The Ascent of Everest, Siberia, and Lifestory:Monologue @ Sneake Dee's, 9pm, $10 (adv tix avail.).

Lickpenny Loafer (2 extended acoustic sets) @ The Cameron House, 9:30pm (start), $10 (includes free CD). All proceeds to the Crohns Colitis Foundation of Canada.

The Sadies @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $15. (Tickets at the door... go early and join the lineup!)

FRIDAY (10 Apr)

The Hots (acoustic) @ Bread & Circus, 9:30pm, $5.

Mean Red Spiders, Husband & Knife, PacificTV, and Rat Tail @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Honest I's (EP release) w/ Mina May, Videotape, and LAN Party @ Cinecycle, 9pm, $5 (or $8 will get you the CD too). The band promises "cheap PBR and free apples."

First Person Shooter, The Get Down Sound, Corduroy, and Hue @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $6.

Honky Night in Canada III feat. Drunk Woman (members of Lunchmeat, Make Me Young, and others), Dwight Schenk, The Mark Inside, and The Hunting Horns @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6. Performing "The Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin in it's entirety along with other country classics."

TWM 38 feat. Azeda Booth, Braxton Clover, Sound & Structure, and Saskatoon Guitar Destroyer @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7.

Nevado Records presents The Paint Movement (CD release) w/ Fox Jaws, Make Your Exit, and Provincial Parks @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $8.

Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum (CD fundraiser show) w/ Sarah D., Okay Guard & the Whatever Jailer Choir @ The Oxford Hotel (117 Oxford St.), 7pm, $10 (to reserve a CD).


TWM presents Rep By Pop, The Racoon Wedding, and Your Volunteer (CD release), 9pm, $6.

Holly Andruchuk & the Elliot Brothers (CD release), Luke Sneyd & the Deed (EP release), Bernadette & the North, and Chasing Arcadia @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

Nightbringer, Burning Love, Curx of Aux, Bastard Child Death Cult, The Endless Blockade, and Vile Intent @ 751 Queen W., 9pm, $8.

SUNDAY (12 Apr)

Wavelength 458 feat. Olenka & the Autumn Lovers, The Thing Is, and Tight Ship, w/ visuals by General Chaos and hosted by Doc Pickles @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc/$5.

Late Night Live feat. The Job, Dead Sexy Sheila, and tba @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10:30pm, $5.

TWM presents The Bronzed Chorus, The Cast, Sleep for the Nightlife, and The Weathermaking Challenge @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Mike Smith/Jeremy Strachan @ Somewhere There, 6-8pm, $8.

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