Friday, October 09, 2009

Indie Music 99 (9-14 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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Yesterday I posted Thursday's listings. Here are some suggestions for the rest of the week. There's no podcast this week, but I've got some great tunes---6 of them, just like on the podcast---for you to listen to or download. Scroll down and you'll see.

Rock Plaza Central is performing at Harbourfront Centre Saturday though Monday (three times), at 4pm. These performances are free, part of HarbourKids.

FRIDAY (9 oct)

* Said The Whale @ Criminal Records, 6pm, free. All ages.

Modern Day Citizens, Good Citizens, and Rev and The Soul Seekers @ Graffiti's, 10pm, pwyc.

Peter James Project w/ Dom De Luca @ Rearview Mirror, 9pm.

* Jessie Kussin, Lisa Bozikovic @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc. A couple top-notch local songstresses.

Sweatshop Hop (residency) @ Concord Cafe, 10pm, $5. Hilarious.

The Street Fever w/ The Standstills @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5.

TWM presents Protozoans, Oromocto Diamond, and Bootleg Glory @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Clara Engel and Bruno Capinan @ Heartbeat (960 Queen St West), 8pm, pwyc.

Actors & Architects CD Release w/ Nature Move Faster, Vedette, Palace of The End @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6.

* Crush Luther (CD release), Birds Of Wales, Organ Thieves, and Baretta @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $8.

* Sea Wolf, Port O'Brien, and Sara Lov @ Sneaky Dee's, 7:30pm (early), $10 adv. Sounds like a very lovely evening.

Download: Sea Wolf, "The Orchard" (White Water, White Bloom, 2009).
Download: Sara Lov, "Fountain" (Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming, 2009).

SATURDAY (10 oct)

* Fall Songbirds: Craploads of Covers feat. Wendy Leung, Melissa Dalton, and Lara Martin @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc. Beautiful voices, some pop, some folk, a little soul.

Download: Wendy Leung, "Better" (Stop/Start, 2008).
Download: Lara Martin, "Half Light" (For Giving, 2009).

* Baird Bros., Construction & Destruction, One Hundred Dollars (trio) @ Cameron House, 10pm, $5?

* Ladyfest presents Alanna Stuart (solo), Anna Linda Siddall, Brooke Manning, Jonny Dovercourt, Lisa Bozikovic, Maya Postepski, Nathan Rekker (Sports: The Band), Niall Fynes/ Drew Smith/ Andy Lloyd/ Dana Snell, Nick Storring, Sari Lightman (Ghost Bees), and Sebastian Butt/ Charlie Murray, w/ DJ Craig Dunsmuir and screening of "Wild Combination" @ Tranzac (Tiki Room), 9pm, $5. Free soup and cornbread. This is a fundraiser for Ladyfest.

Girl + the Machine (CD release), Danielle Duval, Broken Sons @ The Silver Dollar, 10:30pm, $5.

No No Zero, The Bon, The Ultimatemost High, and Filthy Rich @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $6.

TWM 50 feat. Henrietta Lacks, Arms & Sleepers, and Bravestation @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6. Congrats on 50 showcases, TWM!

* The Matavaras, Parks & Rec, Hot Panda, and Sea Of Gold & Burgundy @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $6.

Riotgod (members of Monster Magnet), Friends of Bill Wilson, and Hammersmith @ The Bovine, 9pm, $7.

* Alistair Christl Band w/ Tanya Cheex (burlesque) @ The Cadillac Lounge, 10pm, $?

SUNDAY (11 oct)

Wavelength 484 feat. The GCDC Gang, Share, Rozalind MacPhail, and Sarah Greene, hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ The Garrison, 9pm, pwyc ($5-10 sugg).

Thanksgrooving feat. Mirky Thunder, Phil Allister, Easyboy, No Dayz Off, and Broken Telephone @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

* Nightwood w/ The Balconies and tba @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Download: The Balconies, "The Slo" (The Balconies, 2009).

MONDAY (12 oct)

Elvis Monday feat. Gay, Colleen Brown, The Cast, Mazola, Adam Sullivan, and Jeff Barkley @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Elise Roller w/ Gates Gates Gates @ Cameron House, 9pm.

Stuck in the City presents Iron Age, Vile Intent, Slaughter Strike, and Mature Situation @ The Poor Alex Theatre (772A Dundas St. W), 8pm, $10. All ages.

TUESDAY (13 oct)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Tefler, Christina Martin, Lifestory, and Lovers Love Haters @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Pink and Black Attack presents Detroit @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

* Squinty 7 feat. Lisa Conway singing duets w/ Andrew Collins, Ryan Driver, Thom Gill, Jordan Howard, Daniel Lee, D.Alex Meeks, Liam Titcomb, and The Owle Bird (full band) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

"Songs From The Abattoir" feat. Alex Grantham, Chris Blachford, Lucian Thomas, and Kaleb Hikele @ The Supermarket 8:30pm, pwyc.

TGT Inc. feat Me, You and Mack, The Divine Nothing, The Night Flowers, The Cameltones @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $2.

The Scenics and Major Grey @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $7.

Fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association feat. Grainner Ryan, Darryl Costello, Roma Page, and Amanda Kaye @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $10 (donation).

WEDNESDAY (14 oct)

* Steve McKay, Doctor Ew, and 1977 @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Ghettosocks (CD release) w/ Toolshed, Fresh Kills, DJiRATE, and Alex Dimez @ Rancho Relaxo, 10pm, $5.

* Sleepless Nights, Share, and Ford Pier @ The Boat, 9pm, $5. Three bands are afar.

Download: Sleepless Nights, "Allyson Got Robbed" (Turn Into Vapour, 2008).

The Main Thing @ Mitzi’s Sister, 10pm, $5.

Sixteen Layers (Dublin Ireland) and Chinese Food @ The Bovine, 9pm.

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