Thursday, July 16, 2009

Indie Music 88 (16-22 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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There's a lot going on this coming week, and lots more that I haven't listed (of course). If you like punkier stuff, you should look into the Radio Silence Weekend feat. Fucked Up, Women, Vivian Girls, and more. As for me, I took a wee break from shows, but last night lined up for more than 45 minutes outside the Dakota (in the rain) to see Gentleman Reg and Zeus, both of whom really impressed. Zeus is playing a couple more times this month at the Dakota, so be sure to go... but go early. There are some great options for tonight (Thursday), Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and you're best best on Monday and Tuesday are the Drake and the Horseshoe, respectively. Come next Wednesday, I'm recommending Zeus.

Have fun!

THURSDAY (16 july)

Jakob Olausson, Sus & Jakob @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Erin Lang & The Foundlings w/ The Wilderness of Manitoba @ The Magpie, 9pm.

TWM presents Sparkling White, The Stormalongs, and Davey Parker Radio Sound @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Jennifer LFO (CD release) w/ The Films of FFoB and Dirt Farmer @ Supermarket, 9pm, $6.

* La Casa Muerte (10" release), The Pack A.D., Boxes & Bags, and Skullians @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $7.

* Japandroids, The Two Koreas, and Little Girls @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $8.

SUBB, The Corporation, Sound One, and Mean Tangerine @ Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $8.

* Musicworks launch party feat. Muskox, Dafydd Hughes, Misha Glouberman, and Thomas Gill @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 7pm, $10 (includes magazine issue #104, raffle ticket).

* The Darcys (fundraiser show) w/ The Balconies, plus "special performances" by Black Hat Brigade and Boys Who Say No @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10. Help The Darcys record their next album.

FRIDAY (17 july)

Rikers, Birthday Boys, and more @ El Mocambo, 10pm, free.

* Out of This Spark Presents V feat. Richard Laviolette & the Hollow Hooves, Gavin Gardner (The Wooden Sky), and Chris Yang @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* T H O M A S, Brooke Manning, Nancy & Co, and Fraser Gielen @ Delaware House, 9pm, pwyc.

SourVan, Clydesdale, The Svens, and Angela Saini @ Clinton's Tavern, 9pm, $5.

The Volunteers and The Legendary Dirtbikers @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

* Pitter Patter 400 feat. Marienbad, OPOPO, and Operon, w/ DJ Wes Allen @ The Boat, 10pm, $5. Four hundred shows!

TWM presents The Vestaloynes, Fat City, Johnny Sizzle, and The Grim Preachers @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

* Burn Planetarium (EP release) w/ Black Hat Brigade, Boys Who Say No, and Kaleidescope City @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6 (or $10 gets you the EP, too).

WreckingBall Entertainment presents The Withouts, Night Crash Noir, With Lust, and The Vicious Guns @ The Bread & Circus, 9:30pm, $7.

Destined to Decay, APE, Archea, and Mortiforous @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

No Official Capacity presents Aquila, Odium, Your Last Sunrise, Reborn to Ashes, and tba @ Duffy's Tavern, 8pm, $8.

KEN Mode, Akroid, and Gunnar Rapido @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10.

Calculator & Oral Presentation, D-Sisive, and Bob Wiseman @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $10.

* Deer Tick, Dawes, The Schomberg Fair, and Jerry Leger @ The Horshoe Tavern, 9pm, $12 (adv tix avail for $10.50 + service charge).

SATURDAY (18 july)

* presents The Artist Life (acoustic) @ TARA (554 Queen St. E), 5pm, free. All ages.

J.J. Ipsen @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* Danger Bay (debut), Boars (debut), and Brutus McKnight @ The Music Gallery (Fellowship Room), 8:30pm, $5. All ages, licensed. New bands feat. Jonny Dovercourt, Alex Durlak, and others.

Jason Paul Johnston (CD release) w/ Terns @ Cadillac Lounge, 7:30pm (early show), $5.

TWM 44 feat. Cut Throat Britva, Corduroy, and The Ascot Royals @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* Fjord Rowboat, Flowers of Hell and Clydesdale @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

Mixel Pixel, Hush Money, and The Lovely Killbots @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10:30pm, $6.

* These Electric Lives, Sunriser, Clothes Make The Man, Pants & Tie @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $7.

Rival Boys, Bernadette & the North, Skinner, and Ginger & Irene. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

The 3Tards (final show, album release), The Antics, Random Killing, and Maple Street Impressions @ Kathedral, 7pm, $10 (incl. CD). All ages.

Toronto Zombie Walk Fundraiser feat. The Screamagers, The Ralcones, and Skullians @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $7 for zombies/$10 without

SUNDAY (19 july)

* Sing-Along Sundays w/ Steve Singh, Josh Reichmann, Sebastien Grainger, and Noah Mintz @ The Drake Hotel (Lounge), 9pm, free. This is a new weekly event.

* Wavelength 472 feat. Sun RaRaRa, The Meat (Brides side-project), and Culture Reject, hosted by Doc Pickles, and visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

* Steamboat and guests @ The Dakota Tavern, 10:30pm (start), $5.

The DGB, Cold Dead Hands, and Heather Luckhart @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

MONDAY (20 july)

* Elvis Monday feat. The Lovely Killbots, Mamabolo, Whale Tooth, Surface Days, The Main Thing, and The People of Canada @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

TUESDAY (21 july)

* The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Higher Rites, Black Diamond Bay, Library Voices, and Arietta @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free. Go to this! Arietta is on first, at 9:10pm.

* Hank (full band) @ The Magpie, 9pm, free.

Dom De Luca and The Soles @ The Local, 9pm.

ShowchoFest (indoor carnival/variety show) feat. games, puppets (Rock Time), music (Nika Smith and Jet Coaster), badmington, and more @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Basket of Figs, Micah Bates, and Party Time @ The Music Gallery (Fellowship Room), 8pm (start time), $5 (or pwyc).

* Cavaliers! and Amos the Transparent @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $5?

Colin Brady & Rob Elder, Alex Leggett, and Chris Meyers @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $6.

* Thames, The Moth, The Dead Are Those Who Have Died, and Roman Pilates @ The Boat, 9pm, $7.

WEDNESDAY (22 july)

* Julie Fader (band) @ Graffiti's Bar & Grill, 9:30pm, pwyc.

The Isosceles Project, Reverse Mount Rushmore, and Life in Vacuum (Fundraiser) @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Bare Trees Band, The Runaway Catholics, and Nervous Wrecked @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

The Commune presents The Weathervane Songwriters showcase feat. The Whole Entire Universe, Carlo, The Merry Warners, and many more @ Clinton's Tavern, 8:30pm, $6.

Lymbyc Systym, Pace The Stairs, The Easy Targets, and Cobra @ Velvet Underground, 9pm, $7.

* Zeus and Peter Elkas @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $7. I got there at 10:15pm last week and had to wait in line for more than 45 minutes... go early!

Toronto Indie Music Awards feat. Hayley Stark, Metheus Bound, Ill of Day, Saving Fiction, Bella Clava, and FOTY @The Central, 7:30pm, $7.

* Abe Vigoda, Talbot Tagora, and Brides @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10 (adv).


Shawn William Clarke said...

it's either Zeus or Frightened Rabbit at El Mocambo on Wed....

historyjen said...

Abe Vigoda at the El Mo on Wed. ( Zeus is doing their Wed July residency at the Dakota (get their early or get on the g-list to skip the line). Frightened Rabbit's at the Horseshoe that night (sold out!).
So many choices that night!!

Shawn William Clarke said...

Oh right, Frightened Rabbit at the Horseshoe. Gotcha. Trying to figure out how to do both...