Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Indie Music 83 (3-10 June 2009).

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Welcome to my weekly roundup of inexpensive indie(ish) musical happenings in downtown Toronto, all for $10 or less. If I'm missing something you think I should list, or you have any comments, let me know. I star (*) shows that most interest me.

I took in some of the huge Pitter Patter Music Festival on the weekend. And it left me sick come Tuesday. Yeah, PPMF, I blame you. And all the great bands I saw: Octoberman, Sandman Viper Command, Pick A Piper, The Diableros, Sports, Cursed Arrows, The Speaking Tongues, Chang-A-Lang, Mt. Royal, Sarah D., and Drunk Woman. And Slim Twig and Wyrd Visions, too. Also, and most especially, Keith Hamilton. *cough* *sniffle*

Everything is great this week. Here's to hoping I'm well enough to take some of it in. My schedule looks like Flotilla on Thursday, Jordaan Mason et al. on Saturday, and Wavelength on Sunday.


PWYC Weds feat. Rocketonik, The Artful Vandelays, and The Cast @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

* The Black Hollies, Schomberg Fair, The Disraelis, and Siam Cat @ Velvet Underground, $6.

THURSDAY (4 jun)

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

Omon Ra, Broken Tree Fort, and Rat Tail @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Nomadic Science (Sound & Spatial Improvisation), Clara Engel (Apocalyptic Folk), Laura Mendes & John Loerchner (Dance & Live Animation), and The Thing Is (Balkan/Jazz Fusion) @ Labspace Studio, 8pm, $5.

* Flotilla, Culture Reject, and Metal Kites @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $8.

Telepathe w/ Teen Girl Fantasy @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

FRIDAY (5 jun)

International Turpentine and Ramblin' Rose @ Imperial Pub, 10pm, pwyc.

Out of This Spark presents Evening Hymns and The Youngest @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Wet Dirt, House of Lancaster, Husk, and Gettysburg @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $5.

TWM presents The Cheap Speakers, Galore, and Old World Vulture @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

The Endless Blockade, Winters in Osaka, Mudlark, Scumbelly, Eating Glass, and Piss Horn @ Siesta Nouveaux, 8pm, $10. All ages, BYOB.

Great Lakes Surf Battle feat. The Blue Demons (CD release), The Calzirians, The Flying Bordelos, and Las Avispas Locos @ The Cadillac Lounge, 8pm, $10.

SATURDAY (6 jun)

BidiniBand (in-store) @ Soundscapes, 4:30pm, free. All ages.

Beware! The Leopard @ Kops Records, 5:30pm, free. All ages.

The Ghost Is Dancing (acoustic) @ TARA (554 Queen St. East), 5pm, free. All ages. You must RSVP with your name and the number of people coming to

Catl (2 sets) @ Cloak & Dagger, 10pm, no cover.

SUNRiSER (CD release) w/ Give us the Daggers @ El Mocambo, 9pm, $10.

theZOOs art&music series presents Ball Harness (CD release) w/ The Isosceles Project, plus guitar art and djZOOs @ Bread & Circus, 10pm, pwyc.

* TWM 42 feat. Donlands & Mortimer, The Darling DeMaes and Dancehall Free For All @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Peter Project and Hibou @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

Ignatz, Harris Newman, Spiritual Sky Blues Band, and DJ Longhorn Grille @ 1234 Bloor St. W., $7.

* The Lovely Feathers, The Ghost is Dancing, and Boys Who Say No @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $8.

Isla Craig (CD release) w/ Heavy Water, Darbazi, and video installation by Yuula & Xenia Benivolski @ St.-Andrew-By-the-Lake, Toronto Island, 7:30pm, $10 (adv tix avail.).

* Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum (CD release) w/ Nich Worby and Hamilton Trading Co. @ The Music Gallery, Saturday, 6 June, 7pm, $10 (or pwyc). The music starts at 8pm. At 7pm, in the church's Fellowship Room, there will be a reception featuring artwork by Tara Fillion and Josh Pogue, whose artwork decorates the album.

Mark Pesci presents Nitad, School Jerks, Canadian Rifle, Molested Youth, and Mature Situations @ Siesta Nouveaux, 8pm, $10. All ages, BYOB.

Great Lakes Surf Battle feat. The Von Drats, Luau Or Die, Evil Farm Children, and The Vondrells @ The Cadillac Lounge, 8pm, $10.

The Dave Bidini Band, Laura Barrett, and tba @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10.

SUNDAY (7 jun)

* Ignatz, Harris Newman, Eric Chenaux, and Viviv @ 377 Landsdowne, 3pm, pwyc. "Limited food and refreshments will be served so come early if you're into that."

* WL466: Joe Lally (from Fugazi), Boxes & Bags, Glorytellers, and Helen Money, w/ DJ Robin All The Banks, and visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc ($10 sugg).

MONDAY (8 jun)

Elvis Monday feat. Noisedive, Noisebox, Arkweld, The Kramdens, Frail Fragment, and People Of Canada @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Peter James Project fundraiser feat. Alex Woodrow, Alison Jutzi, Dan McLean Jr., Darrelle London, DJ Monkestra, Edo, Lenny Silvini (spoken word), Quincy LePalm, and Peter James Project @ Clinton's Tavern, 8pm, $10. Door prizes.

TUESDAY (9 jun)

The Main Thing, Your New Friends, and Groove Suit @ The Silver Dollar Room, 8pm, $5.

WEDNESDAY (10 jun)

Megan Hamilton and Matthew de Zoete @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

PWYC Weds w/ Sparkling White, Fat City & Cobra @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Weds Go Pop! feat. Alysha Brillinger, Eve & the Ocean, Adam Crossley, and LLIONS @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

Spring Songbirds' Show feat. Wendy Leung, Melissa Dalton, and Lara Martin @ Cameron House, 9pm, pwyc.

The Chronic, Black Magic Pyramid, and The Kettle Black @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

Bellevue and York Redoubt @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Amanda Mabro and Darrelle London @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $10.


Megan Hamilton said...

(me and matthew start at 7:30 xoxox)

historyjen said...

ah fixed! thanks.