Thursday, August 20, 2009

Indie Music 93 (20-26 Aug 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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THURSDAY (20 aug)

Indiecredit 3 feat. In English, Daniel Daniel & the Small Wonders, and The Proper Charles @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5. All proceeds go to

* The Owle Bird and The Weather Station @ The Music Gallery (Fellowship Room), 7pm, $5.

ROTM, Bottom Rockers, Bella Clava, and Camden Blues Band @ Smiling Buddha, $5.

* Sandman Viper Command, Pants & Tie, and Monnakoe @ El Mocambo, 9pm, $5.

Fat City, The Bynars, and The Leonids @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

* Stop Die Resuscitate (live album preview w/ guests Nirmala Basnayake, Cris Derksen, Swaguar, and The Blacklight Association of Canada), Madrid, and Cris Derksen @ Drake Underground, 9pm, $5.

Sadie May Crash, Stop Drop N Skank, APPLE pi, and DJ Misty @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* Coconuts vol. 1 feat. Foxfire, The Ghost Is Dancing, and DJs Shit la Merde and Jackie Phoenix @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $5?

Mechanical Flowers and Gardenia @ Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, $5.

Junior Battles, The Snips, Party At The Moontower, and Brights @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

The Gruff and Oh Susanna @ Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $5.

Taylor Mitchell and Christina Martin @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

* The Warped 45s (CD release), The Beauties, and Romney Getty @ Horseshoe, 8:30pm, $8.

The Clearing and The Haslund Project @ Holy Joes, 9pm, $10.

A.M. and The Backbone Beat @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $10.

FRIDAY (21 aug)

AVH, The Runaway Catholics, and Invasions @ Cameron House, 9pm, pwyc.

* Burn Down the Capital presents DD/MM/YYYY, Brides, Open Star Clusters, and Bahh Black Box @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

Bellewoods, Sean Walsh & the National Reserve, The Hunting Horns, and Ryan Rothwell & the Zoonotics @ The Canadian Corps Legion Hall, 7 pm, $5.

The State of Things and Vicious Guns @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* Catl and Bradley Boy (2 sets each, alternating) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5. Catl won the Toronto Blues Society talent competition last week.

The Visitors, The Kamalas, and The Ugly Sticks @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

The Darlings of Chelsea, Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah, DCT, and Nightmares @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6.

Parks & Rec, The Rest, Luke Nares & the Strays, and Morning Fix @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

* TWM presents The Burning Hell, The Schomberg Fair, The Unsettlers, and The Quantum Jitters @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $7.

* Fox Jaws (CD release) , Major Grange, and Rival Boys @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $8 (or $15 incl. CD).

* The Framework, Giant Baby, Julia Set Generator, and Cut Throat Britva @ Horseshoe, 9pm, $8.

Doctor Payne & the Disease, Your New Friends @ Clintons, 9pm, $10.

* Bowser Attacks eat. PDF Format, Tetris Hold Em, Dead Beat Blast, and Toys are Just @ Bread & Circus, 9pm, $10. Or print this out and get in for $7.

Hotboxxx presents Half Ton Knights (CD release), Fridays Karma, Blind Race, and more @ Rivoli, 9pm, $10.

* Whale Tooth and Dinosaur Bones, w/ DJ Hemingway @ The Whippersnapper Gallery, 9pm, $10. Includes 1-year subscription to Broken Pencil magazine.

Stuck In the City presents Title Fight, Gypsy, !Attention!, and Emergency @ The Poor Alex (772A Dundas St. W, upstairs), 7:30pm, $10. All ages.

* Mark Pesci presents Brutal Knights, Daily Void, Sedatives, and Molested Youth (probably) @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (22 aug)

*Blood Ceremony (European Tour Fundraiser) w/ Saffron Sect, The Farnaby Consortium, screening of The Wicker Man (1973) @ Trash Palace, 4-10pm, $10. Bands at 4:30pm, 5:15pm, and 6pm, with the movie at 7:30pm.

* presents Secret Sessions feat. Gravity Wave and Arietta @ TARA (554 Queen St. E), 5 pm, free. All ages. For more info, check out the Secret Sessions website.

Chere Francoise and Lara Martin @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Synthesis Project, Hugs Honey Hex, and The Ladom Ensemble @ The Music Gallery, 7:30-11pm, $5.

Chang-a-lang and The Lowercase @ Press Club, 9pm, $5.

Paint (CD release) w/ The Stormalongs and Arctheline @ The Velvet Underground, 8:30pm, $5.

The Wind Up Radio Sessions and The Owle Bird @ The Drake, 8-11pm, $5.

Heatcore (CD release), Moore, Moondog Uproar, and The Get Down Sound @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $6.

TWM 48 feat. Thrillharmonic, Ten Kens, and Cobra @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7.

Don Cash, Times Neue Roman, Young Flux, more @ Neutral, 9pm, $8.

* Mark Pesci presents the Bicycle Film Fest Closing Night Afterparty feat. The Dutchess & The Duke, The Bitters, Heaven, Mutating Meltdown, and DJs Mikey Apples, Gabe Knox, and Mark Pesci @ Studio Gallery (294 College St.), 10pm, $8 (or $10 after 2am).

* Rah (7" release) w/ Alpha & Omega, Hazardous Waste, Fortune Teller, and Bored Stiff @ The Poor Alex Theatre, 8pm, $8 (or $12 w/7").

Blues Underdog w/ Tory Lanez @ The Rivoli, 9:30pm, $10.

* The Paint Movement @ The Mod Club, 10pm, $10. Email the band for free guestlist, and show up before their 11pm set time. Details here.

SUNDAY (23 aug)

Katey Morley and Dinah Thorpe @ Slack's, 6-9pm, free.

* Wavelength 477 feat. The Lollipop People, Purple Hill, and Zanin's Magic Crayon, hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ Visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

* Weird Weather, Mathias Kom, Lisa Bozikovich, and more @ 887 Dovercourt Ave., 8pm, ?

The Beauties (residency) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

Les Bad Guys (2 sets) w/ Jamie Nudds @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

MONDAY (24 aug)

* The Wooden Sky (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 7pm, free. All ages. Copies of their new album will be for sale.

Elvis Mondays feat. John Milner You're So Boss, Hellaluya (only show), more @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Shoeless Monday est. Half Ton Knights, Top Johnny, and Unknown Culprits @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Zanin's Magic Crayon w/ The Assistants @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, free.

* Inner Islands: Songs from Coasts and Lakeshores, presented by Simone Rubi & Daniela Gesundheit feat. Snowblink, Daniela & Misha, Seth Pettersen & the Undertow, Bahamas, Tall Tales, Daniela & Simone, Simone Rubi w/ duet guests @ The Music Gallery (Fellowship Room), 8:30pm, pwyc. Each performer will play 3-4 songs.

TUESDAY (25 aug)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Last Broadcast, Scott Mission, Crash Karma, and Acres Of Lions @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

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

Showcho 1st Anniversary feat. Kathleen Phillips (comedy), The Dress Whites, Deadpan Powerpoint (comedy), Morro (theatre), Anderson Council, and more @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc/$5.

Arietta, Lost Cities, Missing In Venice, and The Smile @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Blues in D, Dora Alexander, and Alistair Blaik Bundale @ The Music Gallery (Fellowship Room), 8pm, $5.

!Attention, Emergency, Make Do and Mend @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

WEDNESDAY (26 aug)

PWYC Weds feat. Krupke, Politique, and Gates Gates Gates @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc/$5.

Graydon James (CD release), Parks & Rec, and Polyester Heart @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9:30pm, $5.

Datura, The Artful Vandelays, and Touch Me Airborne Plague @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

* Everything All the Time, The Magic, and The Balconies @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

* ETAOIN SHRDLU (CD Release), The Canaille Electric Trio, and I am Robot & Proud (solo) @ Music Gallery (Fellowship Room), 9-11pm, $5.

Matthew de Zoete, Steve Puchalski and Orphan George @ Graffiti's, 9pm, pwyc.

Hail The Villain w/ Something Worth Saving and Bleeker Ridge @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $10.

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