Thursday, September 24, 2009

Indie Music 98 (25-30 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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As promised, here's the rest of the week. Enjoy! No podcast this week, but listen to what we might have played right here on this page.

FRIDAY (25 sep)

Why? Festival feat. XI, Stranjah, Belladonnakillz, Nick Storring (Picastro), and Joda Clement @ Trembita Bar (85 Christie, north of Bloor), 10pm, free.

Mike Kosowski Quartet @ The Central, 9-11pm, pwyc.

* Tamara and Simon (from The Weather Station) @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc.

Stillepost Fundraiser feat. The Pariahs, The Whole Entire Universe, and High Heels Lo Fi @ The Poor Alex Theatre (772A Dundas St. W), 9pm, pwyc.

Give us the Daggers and more @ The Silver Dollar Room, $5.

Live, Cousins of Reggae, Panopticon Eyelids, and Nuband @ Concord Cafe, 9pm, $5.

* Marienbad w/ DJ Anthony Gerace @ Rearview Mirror, 10pm, $5.

* Secret Broadcast, The Fast Romantics, The Royal Ascots, and Paint @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Download: The Fast Romantics, "Spooning the Gorilla" (The Fast Romantics, 2009).

Samantha Martin & the Haggard w/ The John Henrys @ The Dakota Tavern, $5?

* Pop with Brains 23 feat. Giragira.gif, Mamabolo, Chang-A-Lang, and Mother Murder @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $5.

One Man Band spectacular w/ Shane Philip and Mississippi Grover @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

* The Balconies (CD release), Oh No Forest Fires, Fox Jaws, and Whale Tooth @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7.

* Make Your Exit (CD release) w/ The Paint Movement and Corduroy @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $7 (or $10 gets you the CD, too).

Download: Make Your Exit, "Kids" (Remind Me the Reason I Came, 2009).
Download: Make Your Exit, "Through the Winter" (Remind Me the Reason I Came, 2009).

Alehammer, Legion DCLXVI, Murdersquad, and Abyss @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $8.

Hip Hop Rock Sandwich feat. Toolshed, Cancel Winter, Us & Others, and wordPEOPLE @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 8:30pm, $10 (or $5 w/ student card).

Silver Starling w/ Final Flash @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $10 (adv, or $12 door).

SATURDAY (26 sep)

Rob Clutton (CD release) @ Holy Oak, 9pm, pwyc.

Alun Piggins & the Quitters and Chris Hart @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm.

Diemonds, Life Size Dream, and City Sweethearts, hosted by Manolis Zontanos @ Siesta Nouveaux, 9pm, $5. All ages, BYOB.

* Jacques & the Shakey Boys (CD release) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

* Burn Down The Capital presents Heaven, Daiquiri, Pants & Tie, and Clan Of The Cave Bear @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

* Ketch Harbour Wolves, Vacuity, and Final Flash @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9:30pm, $8.

Download: Ketch Harbour Wolves, "Animals" (Dead Calm Horizon, 2008).

Why? Festival feat. Enduser, Sidenote, John Kameel Farah, C64, Skeeter vs. Nwodtlem, Gorf, and ESB, and more @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 9pm, $10.

Mr. Something Something @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $10. Afro funk!

SUNDAY (27 sep)

Sing-a-Long Sundays w/ Steve Singh, feat. Lincoln County Social Club @ The Drake Hotel (Lounge), 9pm, free.

* Wavelength 482 feat. Sandman Viper Command, The Sales Department, Let There Be Light, and Debbie Suede, hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested). Last WL at Sneaky Dee's.

Download: Sandman Viper Command, "Oh Yeah, It's Fusion" (Everybody See This, 2009). Great young band!

* Muskox and Jessie Kussin @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Blank State Book Launch feat. music by Arietta, MJ Cyr, and more @ Bread & Circus, 8-11pm, $10 (incl. book).

MONDAY (28 sep)

* Elvis Monday feat. Whale Tooth, Spookey Ruben, Boxes & Bags, Cigarettes, The Cash Grabs, and The People of Canada @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

* Rah Rah, The Rest, and more @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

Download: Rah Rah, "Tentacles" (Going Steady, 2008).

* The Rifles, Young Rival, and Invasions @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $9 (adv, or $10 at the door).

TUESDAY (29 sep)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Volcanoless In Canada (11:40pm), Alert The Medic (10:50pm), We Were Lovers (10:00pm), and Atomic Cosmonaught (9:10pm) @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Fred Spek's Camp Combo @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm-midnight, pwyc.

Lizzy & the Pretty Boys w/ Mandy Mac & the Straight Shooters @ The Central, 9pm, pwyc.

* Orn, Grasshopper, and Thrashed Jeans @ The Boat, 9pm, $3. Heavy.

* TV Ghost, No No Zero, FNU Ronnies, and Ancestors @ Velvet Underground, 9pm, $7.

Travis Porter and present Blind Witness, A Textbook Tragedy, We Came As Romans, Abandon All Ships, and more @ Kathedral, 6pm, $10 (adv).

Bri-Anne Swan (CD release) w/ Kristen Jones @ Supermarket, 8pm, $10 (adv, or $12 door).

The Soft Pack w/ Action Makes @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $10 (adv, $12 door).

WEDNESDAY (30 sep)

The Good Lovelies @ Yonge & Dundas Square, 12:30pm, free.

PWYC Weds feat. The Black Fever, We Are the City, and The Imaginaries @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Vanderpark, Arctic, and Mike Butlin @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

* Shotgun Jimmie, Dog Is Blue, and Innes Wilson & his Opposition @ The Cameron House, 10pm, $5. Nice!

* Steel Bananas 1 Year Anniversary feat. The Darcys, Jane's Party, The Body Electric, and DJ Hemingway @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

* The Sheepdogs @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5. Saskatoon band with a great classic country rock sound.

Download: The Sheepdogs, "Let it All Show" (The Sheepdogs' Big Stand, 2008).

* Chain & the Gang w/ No Gold and Slim Twig @ Trash Palace, 7:30-11pm, $?

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