Thursday, August 27, 2009

Indie Music 94 (27 Aug - 2 Sep 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 are some top-notch inexpensive shows happening over the next 7 days. Hope you have a change to enjoy some of them!

THURSDAY (27 aug)

* Ronley Teper's Lipliners w/ Dwight Schenk @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm (start time), pwyc.

* Nifty (Matt Smith) EP release w/ Alex Lukashevsky and Animal Monster @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 10pm, free.

Davey Parker Radio Sound, Foxes in Fiction, Acres of Lions, and Sugar Fight @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* Braids, Knots, and The Phonemes @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $5.

Burn Down the Capital presents Pterodactyl, Two Bears, Disguises, and The Meat @ The Boat, 9pm, $5-$8.

Bravestation, The Proper Charles, Apple Pi @ The Rearview Mirror, 9pm, $5.

Music for Money, Willow Rutherford, Calamity Royale @ The Music Gallery, 7pm, 8pm, $5/$8.

Hume, Brides, Carl Didur, No White God, and Blue Tape Red Tape @ Hotshot Gallery (181 Augusta Ave.), 8pm, $6. Free pancakes.

The Mahones, The Delinquints, Nightmares, and Liam Lonegran @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $10.

FRIDAY (28 aug)

* The Daredevil Christopher Wright @ Criminal Records, 6pm, free.

* The Ryan Driver Quartet @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* Cancel Winter and Clothes Make the Man @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* The Smith Westerns w/ The Bang Bangs, The Superstitions, Planet Creature, and Danger Danger @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $7.

Basia Lyjak, Crued, and Voodoo Bunny @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $7.

Looks Linear, Alphabot!, and Donlands & Mortimer (acoustic) @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7.

* Still Life Still (CD release) w/ The Paint Movement, Dinosaur Bones, and Boxes & Bags @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10. Includes new CD.

Download: Still Life Still, "Pastel" (Girls Come Too, 2009).

Starvin Hungry w/ The Mercy Now & Tokyo Sex Whale @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm.

SATURDAY (29 aug)

If you missed the Lee's Palace extravaganza on Friday night, you have another chance to join the celebrations for the Friends in Bellwoods compilation: at Tranzac, all day. Later on, there's plenty more good shows happening:

* Friends in Bellwoods 2 release party & BBQ @ Tranzac, noon-11pm, $10 (or $8 w/ non-perishable food donation). All ages. Here's the full lineup:
12:10 – Bruce Peninsula
12:45 – Kate Rogers
1:20 – Great Bloomers
1:55 – Sylvie Smith's Country Band
2:30 – Sebastien Grainger
3:05 – The Low Notes
3:40 – The Phonemes
4:15 – Tusks
4:50 – Canadian Wildlife
5:25 – The Cutting Edge (The Wooden Sky sideproject)
6:00 – Dinghies (Stringer/WAMO/Ohbijou)
6:35 – Kite Hill
7:10 – Bellewoods
7:45 – Lisa Bozikovic
8:20 – Kids On TV
8:55 – Emma McKenna
9:30 – Germans
10:05 – Snowblink
10:40 – The Acorn

* Secret Session feat. The Books Elusive, The Balconies, and Modernboys Moderngirls @ TARA 554 Queen St E), 8pm, free. 19+.

The Strip w/ Grady Kelneck @ Not My Dog, 9pm, pwyc.

* T H O M A S @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Latte D. Kyd, Hunter Eves, First Person Shooter, and Made By A Virus @ Neutral, 9pm, $5.

* The Mark Inside, Fjord Rowboat, and Nick Kervin @ The Boat, 9pm, $tba.

* TWM presents The Lovely Killbots, Jane Vain (solo), and Extra Happy Ghost @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Download: The Lovely Killbots, "Little Shape" (Primrose Lane, 2008).

* Anagram, Actual Water, and Sun Ra Ra Ra @ Silver Dollar, 10:30pm, $5-6.

The Spitfires and The Organ Thieves @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Cedardale w/ Kid Stallion, Time Brings Change, Killing for Friday, Ages of Men & Treestar @ Unique Cafe (319 Oakwood), All ages, 7pm, $7.

Campfire at the Cameron feat. Shawna Caspi, Ian Reid, and Jon McLurg @ The Cameron House, 10pm, $8

* The Speaking Tongues (7" release) w/ John Schooley @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5?

Kill the Lights (CD release) w/ Final Flash @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

Sherri Woodstock Memorial feat. Clarkson Go, Little Millionaires, Brigid Dineen, and Bowman @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10.

Jefferson Deathstar, The Ryde, Record Breaker, and Chris Koster @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $10.

SUNDAY (30 aug)

Although this isn't the long weekend, there are a ton of great shows tonight! I'll be at Wavelength, but if the quieter stuff (followed by a dance explosion, maybe [Maylee]) isn't what you're in the mood for, don't fret:

Zine Dream Arts and Crafts Fair feat. Carl Didur, James Anderson, BrainTrust, Andre Charles Theriault, Nick Flanagan, Zeesy Powers, and Anna May Henry @ Tranzac (92 Brunswick Ave), noon-6pm, pwyc.

* Wavelength 478 feat. Maylee & Pegwee Power, The Weather Station, and Wilderness of Manitoba, hosted by Doc Pickles, and visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

Download: The Wilderness of Manitoba, "Evening" (Hymns of Love and Spirits, 2009).

* Eric Chenaux and Muskox @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* Zine Dream 2 After Party feat. Pacific Trash Vortex, Magic Cheezies, Danger Bay, and ManMadeHill @ Concord Cafe, $3.

Brides, Dirty Beaches, Brave Radar, and DJ Broken Treefort @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

The Beauties @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm. Every Sunday.

* TWM presents The Speaking Tongues, The Skirt Chasers, John Schooley, Dead Sexy Sheila @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

* Throw Me the Statue, Brunettes, Nurses, and Siberia @ The Boat, 9pm, $10.

MONDAY (31 aug)

Angela Bower (residency) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7pm, pwyc. Catch guitarist Christine Bougie and pianist Dafydd Hughes every Monday.

Download: Christine Bougie & Dafydd Hughes (AKA Angela Bower), "The Rat" (This is Awesome, 2008).

Shoeless Monday feat. Ty Hall & The Ez 3, Suncapades, and Redinger @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

* Murder Folk Night 6 feat. Andre Ethier, Michael McManus, The Murder Folk Scratch Band (Ryan Kamstra & Jeremy Knowles) and more @ Board of Directors Gallery (1082 Queen St. W.), 7-10pm, pwyc. This week's guest curator is Carl Wilson (Zoilus).

TUESDAY (1 sep)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Thank The Accademy, Datura, The Fantasy Defender, and Nate Daniels Band @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Pink and Black Attack presents The Bag Ladies, Big Ass Cracker, and The Thinly Veiled Double Entendres @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

Great Aunt Ida and Paul Linklater @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Fred Spek's Camp Combo @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm-midnight, pwyc. (Every Tuesday in September.)


Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Luau or Die, Orangutan, and Matthew de Zoete @ Supermarket, 8:30pm, pwyc.

Hobson's Choice @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

The Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra w/ Mina Omi (dancer) performing Cephalopodae Dance Suite and other pieces @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Strumbellas, Electric, Breathe, and Breaching Vista @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

Groovetastic Entertainment presents Summertime Grooves feat. Truman Peyote, Mirky Thunder, Owl Farm, The Johnston Brothers, and Two Year Touqe @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Download: Truman Peyote, "New Wife, New Life" (Light-Lightning, 2009)

Samantha Martin & the Haggard @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5?


Shawn William Clarke said...

Shawn Clarke and Luke Vajsar at Hole in The Wall (2867A Dundas St. W) 8PM!

(Shameless self-promotion!)

historyjen said...