Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Indie Music 95 (3-9 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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I'm headed out of town for a few days, and then it will be September for real. Sigh. Here's what's what this week.

(3 sep)

MJ Cyr @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 10pm (start), free.

* Luxury Pond w/ Tanya Davis @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Hot Soup (experiemental sound & performance monthly) feat. Robert Kingsbury, Nobuo Kubota, Maybe Not, and Free Boat Rentals @ Labspace Studio, 8pm, $5.

Cho-Tunes 2 feat. Chinese Food, The Flying Museum Band, and Jay Sparrow @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Brown Sugar, Deutsche Banks, and The Fuzz @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Sore Loser Records Showcase feat. After The Invasion, Rusty Trombones, Brixton Robbers, and Permanent Bastards @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Arctheline, The Dregs, Zone of Resisten, and Breakaway @ Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $5.

The Jayce w/ Fathom Ties and Slyde @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $6.

Deromantic (final show), Huron, Patrick Dorie, and The Buckshot Photography Cameron St. Revue @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $6.

Heart of a Shark, special guest, Ten Kens, and The Sitcom @ The Reverb, 9pm, $7.

* Lullabye Arkestra (record release) w/ METZ, Brides, and Danger Bay @ The Poor Alex Theatre, 9pm, $8.

* No Shame presents Wax Mannequin (CD release) w/ Parlovr and Sister @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $8.

Magnolius (CD release) w/ LEO37, Sunclef, Abyss, Tanika Charles, iNSiDaMiND, and Worst Pop Band Ever @ Wrongbar, 9pm, $10.

FRIDAY (4 sep)

TUMF/Just Entertainment present "Under Pressure" Rap Bash feat. D-Sisive, Camouflage, Empire, King Jus, Spesh X, Sporadic, Atherton, Sound Improvement, Angerville, and more, w/ DJ Serious and DJ Shortcut @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, free.

Antlers & Anchors, Jaron Freeman Fox, and Yarn @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc ($5).

* Friends Explode presents Room Party (dance night) feat. DJ Hi Mom, Stop Die Resuscitate, and Vitaminsforyou (DJ set) @ The Boat, 10pm, $5.

The Heavy Hands, Great Diviners, and The Clearing @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* Loving In the Name Of (dance party) feat. The Best (cover band)and DJs Disappointment, Product Placement, and Strictly Commercial @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 10pm, $7. The band is playing songs by Iggy Pop, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Elton John, Tina Turner, and Procol Harum this time.

* Poster Show IV (In memory of Michal Majewski) feat. Anagram, Quest For Fire, No No Zero, Sun RaRaRa, and Ancestors @ Royal Canadian Legion #344 (1359 Lakeshore Blvd), 7pm, $7. Rock posters for sale.

* Trinket Trance presents Bella Clava, Personal Circus, Radius & Helena, and Tripping Hazard @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $7.

Poisonous Glass, The oOooh Baby Gimme Mores, Revolvers, and My October @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

Strongbone, The Apollo Effect, Honky, Bernadette, and Broken Sons @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $7.

Mark Pesci presents Lemuria, Wayfarer, Junior Battles, !Attention!, and tba @ Siesta Nouveaux, 8pm, $8. All ages, BYOB.

* Maylee & Pegwee Power, and DJs John Kong, Circle Research, and Lucie Tic @ Supermarket, 10pm, $8 (or $5 before 11pm).

* Hi-Hat 4 Launch Night One feat. Wildlife, Spookey Ruben, Black Hat Brigade, and Sandman Viper Command @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $10 (incl. CD, or $7 w/out).

The Little Black Dress (Unofficial Media Release Party) w/ Short & Curlies and DJ Renforth @ Revival, 10pm, $10 (or $7 before 11pm).

SATURDAY (5 sep)

* Dog Is Blue w/ Andrew Vincent @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm (start), pwyc.

Alex Lukashevsky and Anna Linda Siddal @ Holy Oak, pwyc.

Other People w/ Tonka and Puma and @ Duffy's Tavern, 9pm, pwyc.

Amaura, Ultimatemost High, Monserrat, and Big Stereo @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, $5.

The Calrizians @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

Death Boat @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Stuck in the City presents Disaster Strikes, Prevenge, Die Brucke, Molested Youth @ Siesta Nouveaux, 8pm, $8. All ages, BYOB.

Mark Pesci presents The Intelligence, Tropics, Rat Tail, and Old Cars @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $8 (adv tix avail. from Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Hits & Misses).

Hi-Hat 4 Launch Night Two feat. Cut Throat Britva, The Job, Sitcom, and Invasions @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $10 (incl. CD, or $7 w/out).

* Bite Your Tongue 1 feat. Final Fantasy, Gowns, Huckleberry Friends, Wyrd Visions, and Carl Didur @ secret location, 6:30-11pm, $10 (adv only, avail. at Soundscapes and Rotate This). The location will be revealed to ticketholders. "You will have to travel approximately 70 minutes from downtown on the TTC to get this location but we assure you that its majesty will more than justify the trip, which is to say nothing of the music."

SUNDAY (6 sep)

* Wavelength 479 feat. Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum, Chang-A-Lang, and The Ex (doc screening), hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc ($5-10 sugg). See

The Woodchoppers Association @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, pwyc.

MONDAY (7 sep)

Angela Bower (weekly) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7pm, pwyc.

* The Calm Blue Sea (Austin, TX), Sleep for the Nightlife, and Reverse Mount Rushmore @ Neu+ral, 9pm, $5 or $7.

TUESDAY (8 sep)

* Cuff the Duke (CD release; in-store) @ Criminal Records, 7pm, free. All ages. Woo! New album out today.

* Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Outbred Inlaws, Tim Easton, Hot Panda, and Chris Assaad @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

The Pink & Black Attack presents Burning Love (ex-Cursed), Bastard Child Death Cult, and Kosmograd @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

Camp Combo @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm-midnight, pwyc.

The Swallows and These Three Cities @ The Dakota Tavern.

Bye Horus (France), Fourstar Daydream, and Siberia @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.


Granny Boots presents Tomboyfriend, Jamieson Eakin, and Misty Rock n' Roll @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8pm, free.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Andrew F., Eve & the Ocean, and Maurice @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

Hybrid Radio, Nathan Down, Tedd, and Langden @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

Wombat Wednesdays feat. Uncle Father and Brent Randall & his Pinecones @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $5.

Pop N Chips (video release) w/ More Or Les, Fresh Kils, Toolshed, and Ghettosocks @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8:30pm, $5.

Julie Fader @ The Dakota Tavern, 8pm, $5?

WreckingBall Entertainment presents The Sitcom, Chinese Food, The LowerCase, and Fresh Off the Boat @ Clinton's Tavern, 9pm, $7.

* !059 presents Arrington de Dionyso (Old Time Relijun) w/ Laura Barrett @ 1059 Bathurst (main room), 7-11pm. Cash bar.

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