Thursday, October 22, 2009

Indie Music 100 (22-28 Oct 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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Last weekend was pretty hard to beat, show-wise, but now we've got another week with some options. Lots of top-notch yet inexpensive shows on offer, all for the low price of $10 or less. Take something in if you're able! I'm still trying to figure out my schedule, and it just might depend on my mood each day. As usual, the shows I'm most recommending have stars attached to them. But I'd probably be happy to be at nearly anything on this list. Toronto is awesome.

A couple other things to mention: There a 2-day Metalfest @ Duffy's Tavern on Friday and Saturday. More details here. This is billed as "2 Days Of Dinge & Destruction."
For more on the Music Gallery's X Avant New Music Festival, check the MG's website. I've got a few of the "late night series" shows listed below.

THURSDAY (22 oct)

* Pamela Brennan, Chris Staig, and Andrew Vincent @ The Press Club, 10pm.

* The Gladstone Hotel & Blocks Recording Club present Thursday Night Confidential feat. The Pining and Emma McKenna @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 10pm, free.

Download: The Pining, "Life Ain't Fair" (The Pining, 2009).

Peter James Project w/ The Histrionics @ Mitzi's Sister, 9:30pm, no cover.

* Rah Rah, Michou, and The Gramercy Riffs @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

The Disciplines (feat. Ken Stringfellow) w/ Husk @ Velvet Underground, 8:30pm, $8.

X Avant Late Night Series I feat. Shearing Pinx, Black Feelings, Actual Water, Ahna, and Weirding Module @ The Garrison, 9pm, $7.

TWM presents Pumps, Other People (formerly We're For Barton), and The Dropjoys @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Rival Boys, Rat Tail, guest, and DJ Christian Dagger @ The Boat, 8pm, $10-$5 donation. Proceeds go to the Farley Foundation.

Mighty Popo @ Hart House (Arbor Room), 9pm, free.

We Have Band w/ Young Empires (feat. Matthew from GoldenGirls) @ Wrongbar, 7-10pm, $10.

* The Untold City presents OPOPO, Kidstreet, Adolf Glitter, Young Flux, more @ Wrongbar, 10pm, $7.

Pop Goes the Ossington feat. The Dank, Littlefoot Longfoot, and Blue Venus @ The Ossington, 9pm, $5.

Tiger Bar Groove! feat. Bravestation, The Playground Hookers, Datura, Triceratops, and Saskatoon Guitar Destroyer @ Tiger Bar, 9:30pm (start), $10 (or 2 tix for $11 total). Join this group and get in for $7 or two for $8.

FRIDAY (23 oct)

Beansprout Series presents Barn Owl, Big City Nights, and Alex Kalmar @ 1307 Bloor St W, 8pm, pwyc. All ages. Proceeds to Bloor Landsdowne Christian Fellowship's community programming.

Download: Barn Owl, "Concerning The Jane & Finch Murders."

Lana Laro w/ Brent "The Driller" Miller @ Holy Joe's, 9pm.

* No Shame presents Everything All The Time (EP Release), Whale Tooth, Mike Duguay @ The Drake Hotel, 8-11pm, $7. Dance!

Download: Everything All The Time, "Losing My Mind" (Everything All The Time, 2009). This is a great EP.

Mutters (tape release) and Rocket Reducers @ 751 (751 Queen West), $5, ($2 tapes).

Practice Halloween Party feat. Parks & Rec, Ginger & Irene, and The Bootleg Glory @ The Legion/Canadian Corps Headquarters, $7 (or $5 w/ costume).

Murder Ford Monument (CD release) w/ The Jing Bang Show, StereoGoesStellar, and 1977 @ Rancho Relaxo, 8:30pm, $5.

The Goodluck Assembly, Make Your Exit, and Corduroy @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $8.

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

Slowcoaster w/ guests @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (24 oct)

The Framework and Rikers @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5. Should be fun.

Vilipend, Kosmograd, and Orn @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5. Oh my.

Mt. Royal and Colourbook @ Rearview Mirror, 9pm, $5. I've seen and like Mt. Royal in the past. Great band.

Winhara and Sprengjuhöllin @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $10. A band from Iceland!

Download: Sprengjuhöllin, "Worry till Spring."

X Avant Late Night Series 3 feat. Sightings, Trashed Genes, Panopticon Eyelids, and 10,000 Watt Head @ The Garrison, 9pm, $7.

GutBustALooga feat. The Bring Back Swayzes, Fashion Tips, B'MO Crazy, and High Heels Lo Fi @ The Poor Alex (772A Dundas St W), 8:30pm, $5. Promises to be ridiculous (in a good way).

* The Schomberg Fair (CD release) w/ The Unsettlers and The Speaking Tongues @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $8 ($15 and you get the new album too). Yes!!

Download: The Schomberg Fair, "Trouble Will Soon Be Over" (Gospel, 2009). This is one of the slower tracks on the album, and my current favourite.

SUNDAY (25 oct)

Benefit concert feat. The Better Vistas Tango Quintet, Nigel's Angels (flute, viola, and harp trio), and the performance of a new Canadian composition by Darren Miller @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge, 2-4pm.

Holy Folk! feat. R. Mirsky, Brodie Dakin, and A.V.H. @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* X Avant Late Night Series 4 / Wavelength 486 feat. Stop Die Resuscitate, Danger Bay, Terror Lake, and JR Hill (Winnipeg), w/ General Chaos Visuals, DJ Michael J Brown, and host Doc Pickles @ The Garrison, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

* Gather Round Season 3 premier feat. Hamilton Trading Co. and The Strumbellas @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc. These are always lovely acoustic-like evenings.

We, The Firemakers (CD release); The Love & Terror Cult; Vilipend; Kosmograd; and Justin Zoltek (The Knockouts) & friends @ Sneaky Dees, 9pm, $8.

The Peace Leeches, Sprengjuhöllin, and The Archives @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6. Again: Iceland!

MONDAY (26 oct)

* Fucked Up Weekend Pre-Party feat. Lovvers (UK), Vicious Cycle, School Jerks, and First Base @ The Garrison, 9pm, $8 (adv). Look for more FU Weekend shows next week.

Gloryhound, Two Crown King, and Homefront @ Horseshoe, 8:30pm, free.

* Engage Concerts presents Awesome New Republic w/ Invasions and The Best @ Velvet Underground, 8:30pm, $8 (adv).

TUESDAY (27 oct)

Diemonds, The Blakes, Kobra & the Lotus, and the Black Rainbows @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Lisa Marie Kruchak / Aimee Rochard, Joy Thompson, and Evan Symons @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, pwyc.

TWM presents Great Dane, Minto, and Carnival Moon @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm $5.

Download: Minto, "Burnt Down Trainbridge Blues (Lawyers)" (Lay It On Me, 2009).

* The Bronzed Chorus (Greensboro, NC), Antarctic (Jacksonville, FL), Sleep for the Nightlife, and Reverse Mount Rushmore @ Siesta Nouveaux, $5/pwyc.

WEDNESDAY (28 oct)

Shotgun Jimmie (in-store) @ Soundscapes, 7pm, free. All ages.

* Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Yukon Blonde, The City Streets, and Leif Vollebekk @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

Trixx, Cry Angel, The Snipes, and The Johnnys @ Horseshoe, 8:30pm, $4.

Reid Jamieson @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $7.

The City Streets, Touch Me Airborne Plague, and Cedar @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

* Peggy Sue, Sky Larkin, and William Delray @ Cameron House, 9pm, $5. A couple of good UK acts.


Mechanical Forest Sound said...

Happy rockin' centenary!

historyjen said...

Thanks, yo!