Thursday, July 02, 2009

Indie Music 86 (2-8 July 2009).

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.

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I'm just back from Canada Day festivities at Harbourfront with Chad VanGaalen and Constantines. I did not realize how serious Constantines fans are about loving this band. Awesome! Lots more to do over the next 7 days. I haven't listed anything that's happening as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. There's a few "shadowcasts" on at Bloor Cinema as part of the Fringe Festival, including "Blue Velvet." The actors and musicians performing in that may be familiar to those of you who frequent local music shows. There are more connections between Fringe and the indie music community: members of Hooded Fang are involved with Just East of Broadway, and I'm told that Andrew Penner from Sunparlour Players (whose CD release show I went to on Friday) has a play being staged, too.


Earsz, Slow Hand Motem, and Lanparty @ Graffitis, 9pm, pwyc.

Cody Elliott (CD release) w/ Jeremy Panda, Bryan Arcand, Kyla Tingly, Beth Moore, and The Tandooris @ Free Times Café, 8:30pm, pwyc.

The Good Mourning Band, Vedette, Heart Of Shark, and Beyond The Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $5.

'Cho-Tunes feat. Clydesdale, North Amorica, and Fat City @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Harm @ 11:40, Strawman @ 10:50, Silvercade @ 10:00, and Dead Etiquette @ 9:10. Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

City Sirens @ 12:00, The Eatons @ 11:00, Purple Orange @ 10:00, Belle Jars @ 9:00. Lee’s Palace, 8:30pm, $6.

Luke Nicholson @ C’est What, 9:30pm, $6.

Scorpion Management presents Indie Week Fight Night #3 feat. Pavlov’s Dogs Orchestra, Alright Alright, Cody Allen, Remedy Music, Advent Children, and Caitlin Burgess @ Clinton’s Tavern, 8pm, $6.

Ninja Funk Orchestra, The Marksmen, and Yuka @ The Boat, 9pm, $7.

The Break Down (CD release) w/ Street Corner SkanDal @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $7.

The Fugitives w/ Willow Rutherford @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $10. Remember that Drake shows end by 11pm, so get there early.

FRIDAY (3 July)

Rodriguez and Roberto Linares Brown @ Harbourfront Centre (Sirius Stage), 8pm, free. For more information about what’s happening at Harbourfront, see their website.

Boxes & Bags, Kinetic Stereokids, The Wilderness, and The Ostrich Tuning @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $tba.

* Gregory Pepper & his Problems (CD release) w/ Alphabot! @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

Two Bears (record release) w/ 10,000 Watt Head, Botox Corvette, and Thrashed Genes @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

The Boom Box Saints presents Muneshine (record release) w/ D-Sisive, Ghettosocks, and Fundament & Rolywra @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $5.

Anglicize the Discotheque feat. The Tape Deck Bros, Plove, and The ADHD Theatre @ Rancho Relaxo, 10pm, $5 (or free b4 11pm).

A Mountain Far presents Tonnn, Gift Eaters, Red Hot Daggers, and Creeper @ Siesta Nouveaux, 9pm, $5. All ages. BYOB.

Room Party (DJ night) w/ Gabe Knox and feat. Young Flux @ The Boat, 10pm, $5. The band is on at 11pm.

Recovery Child @ 12:30, Sunlit Ambush @ 11:30, Tenth Planet @ 10:30, and Rockafellers @ 9:30. Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $6.

Loving In the Name Of feat. The Best (cover band) w/ DJs Disappointment, Product Placement, and Strictly Commercial @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 10pm, $8. The Best is made up of indie musicians you may know: Andre Ethier, Max McCabe, Sebastien Grainger, Matt Murphy, and others.

A Self @ 12:30, Rock Ons @ 11:30, People You Know @ 10:30, Machinekind @ 9:30. Lee’s Palace, 9pm, $10.

* Friendlyness & the Human Rights and Treson @ Clinton’s Tavern, 10pm, $10 + non-perishable food item.


* Secret Session feat. Barzin (acoustic) @ TARA (554 Queen St E), 5pm, free.

* Femi Kuti w/ King Sunny Ade @ Harbourfront Centre, 6pm, free.

Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah, Baptized in Blood, Caution Inc @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

The Bleeders, Bastard Child Death Cult, and Matheson @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $5.

Late Night Live feat. Picturesound @ Silver Dollar, 10:30pm.

* METZ (7" release), Tropics (cassette release), and Actual Water @ Canadian Corps Legion Hall (201 Niagara), 9pm, $7.

Luke Michielsen w/ Rival Gang Theatre and Luke Nares @ C’est What, 10pm, $7.

KC Roberts @ 12:30, Jay Spectre @ 11:30, Hypogea @ 10:30, and Katie Dutemple & the Staytoughs @ 9:30. Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm. $8.

Music for Hope (benefit for orphans living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa) feat. Lickpenny Loafer and more @ Revival, 7:30pm, $10 donation.

SUNDAY (5 July)

* Wavelength 470 feat. Daniel Daniel and the Deaf-Aids (members of Barons and Lengthy, Brent Randall & his Pinecones, and Foxfire), Deleted Scenes, and Circus School, hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc.

* Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum, The Greenbelt Collective, Okay Vancouver Okay, Richard Laviolette, and Sarah Mangle @ The Boatm 9pm, $5?

* Steamboat @ Dakota Tavern, 10:30pm (start), $5. Summer residency.

MONDAY (6 July)

Shoeless Monday feat. Black Mother Pearl @ 11:15, Flash Of Eden @ 10:15, and Assemble Me @ 9:15. Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Elvis Mondays feat. tba @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Acoustic Showcase feat. Heather Primerano, The Nate Daniels Band, Lisa Michelle, Feb Credidio, Peter James Duo, and Sarah Teitel @ Smiling Buddha, 8pm, $5.

What Seas What Shores and Now Yr Taken @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Burn Down the Capital presents Jakob Olausson w/ Sus & Jakob and Ryan Driver @ The Music Gallery, 8pm, $7.

TUESDAY (7 July)

The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. tba @ 11:40, Domenica @ 10:50, Motion Picture Ending @ 10:00, and Witch Ever @ 9:10. Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Best of the Open Stage w/ host Jeff Kahl feat. Sean Peever and Katie Regan @ Free Times Café, 8:30pm, pwyc.

Burn Down The Capital presents Metalux, Bill Nace, Gastric Female Reflex, Almost Blue Sunshine, and The Birthday Cakes @ The Boat, 9pm, $8.

Yuka, The Abyss, Omar Lynx, Carmen Elle, and Classy Johnny Massy @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 7pm, $10.


PWYC Weds feat. LR82434, Laura Aidanblaise, Lost at Sea, and Jay Sparrow @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Weds Go Pop! feat. Pat Robitaille, Mandippal, and Alysha Brillinger @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

LAUGHstock presents The Great Sabatini, Akroid, and Creeper @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

Left Side Drive, Alright Alright @ Clinton’s Tavern, 9pm, $5.

* Zeus w/ William Delray & the Sexy Moving Parts, and The Silt @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $7. Zeus is playing every Wed in July.

Stuck In the City presents Coke Bust, Sick Fix, Urban Blight, and Hazardous Waste @ Siesta Nouveaux, 7pm, $10. All ages. BYOB.

* Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Cryptacize, and Mantler @ The Boat, 9pm, $10.


Andrew said...

Gregory Pepper and Alphabot! are playing Friday, not Thursday

historyjen said...

Ah! Thanks for keeping on eye on me. It's now fixed. (It's at times like these that I hope no one actually uses my listings... I try to get things right, but clearly I don't always.)

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