Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Indie Music 104 (26 Nov - 2 Dec 09).

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 week looked like this for me: Parlovr, Provincial Parks, Young Mother, Two Hours Traffic, Sports: the Band, the Darcys, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Bahamas, and Fox Jaws. Yours?

THURSDAY (26 nov)

* Blocks presents The Phonemes, Michelle McAdorey, and Betty Burke @ The Gladstone (Melody Bar), 10pm (start time), free.

Locomotive 8, Real Cops, Black and Beat @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, free.

Butchers and Ballads feat. Abigail Lapell, Scott Maynard, and Sarah Greene @ Zoots Cafe, 7:30-9:30pm, pwyc.

Ladyfest and Steers & Queers presents Queens of Country tribute night @ Grossman's Tavern, 8:30pm, pwyc.

Born Because and Ghostwalk Creek @ The Central, 9pm, pwyc.

Ostrich Tuning (CD release) w/ Teen Tits Wild Wives (formerly Boxes & Bags) @ Monster Feelings Studio (20 Camden Ave.), pwyc. I hate this new band name, just FYI.

Homefront w/ Roctopus and The Quick Fix @ Clinton's Tavern, 9pm, $5.

Wintage Records & Tapes presents Thrashed Genes, Anaeq, Preanderthals, and Toddler Body @ Teranga, 9:30pm, $4.

Friendlyness & the Human Rights @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

String Bone, Mexican Divorce, and Alfie Smith @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

The Mechanical Flowers (acoustic) w/ Ida Maidstone @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $5.

* D-Sisive (CD release) feat. Calcu-Lator & The Oral Presentation, Muneshine and Special Guests, w/ music by DJ Grouch, Moss & Dirtyman @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $5. Includes free download card. Get the album for free here.

Stagehands (CD release), Bernadette & the North, and Metro4 @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $7. Stagehands is "Broadway-Rock."

International Pop Overthrow feat. Darrelle London (8pm), The Foreign Films (8:30pm), Clockwise (9pm), The James Clark Institute (9:30pm), The Pretty Faces (10pm), The Fantasy Defender (10:30pm), and Broomfiller (11pm) @ The Rivoli, 7:30pm, $10.

* Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle @ The Painted Lady, 9:30pm. Not sure on cover.

Download: Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle, "Coma" (Havana Winter, 2009).

FRIDAY (27 nov)

Kyp Harness w/ Jerry Leger & the Situations and Drew Hawkins @ The Cameron House, 10pm, pwyc?

Download: Jerry Leger, "Half Asleep And Drunk" (You, Me, and the Horse, 2008).

Wordburglar w/ Bank Machine and Juice Money Collective @ Vapor Central, 10pm.

Kate Rogers Band @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

TWM presents The Pretty Faces, Born to Busk, and Maned Young Lions @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Thank Funk It's Friday feat. The Ambassadors and Harbour Sharks @ The Silver Dollar Room, 8pm, $5.

Uma Nota feat. The Main Thing w/ DJs Jason Palma, General Eclectic, and eLman @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 10pm, $10 (or $5 for first 50 people before 11pm).

Late Night Live feat. Carney Byranik & the Heroes, The Lying Cheats, and the Burnitdowns @
The Silver Dollar Room, 10pm, $5.

Kingswell, Steve Bick, Beautiful Nothing, Broken Sons, and Devolver @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5?

* Ten Kens w/ Heart of a Shark, Chang-A-Lang, and the Ooohh Byby Gimme Mores @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $6.

* Steamboat (EP release) w/ Cityfolk and DJ Glissandro 70 @ The Garrison, 10pm, $?. Should be much fun!

Download: Steamboat, "Day Dreaming" (Steamboat, 2009).

International Pop Overthrow feat. Gentlemen Husbands (8pm), The Odysseys (8:30pm), The 905’s (9pm), The Dropjoys (9:30pm), The Nines (10pm), Square Root Of Margaret (10:30pm), The North (11pm), The Matavaras (11:30pm), The Sound Technicians (12am) @ The Rivoli, $10.

Punchclock Workers' Collective showcase 1 feat. Life of a Craphead, Emma McKenna, LSDoubleDCup, and DJs Back Stabbath and Alzka @ Whippersnapper Gallery, 9pm, $7 (or $10 for both nights).

Bruce Peninsula w/ The Good Right Arm String Band , and The Youngest @ The Music Gallery, 8pm, $10 (adv, or $15 doors).

SATURDAY (28 nov)

* The Schomberg Fair (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 4pm, free. Please bring a non-perishable food item donation.

Download: The Schomberg Fair, "Trouble Will Soon Be Over" (Gospel, 2009).

43rd annual Cavalcade of Lights feat. live musical performances by Steven Page, Matt Dusk, Keshia Chante, and Fritz Helder & the Phantoms @ Nathan Phillips Square, 7-8pm, free. All ages (obvs; it's outside). Other stuff like lighting the Xmas tree, fireworks, a fair trade market, and skating party w/ DJ Tony Sutherland.

* Muskox @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc.

Orphan Choir, !Attention!, Barrier, and Beat Noir @ Siesta Nouveaux, 8pm, $8. All ages. BYOB.

* 3rd Annual Toronto Rock Lottery @ Sneaky Dee's, 10pm, $8. Proceeds to the Regent Park School of Music. More details here.

Plunt, The Loft, and John Copping @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm.

Punchclock Workers' Collective showcase 1 feat. Vowls, Man Made Hill, Spiritual Aky Blues, and Glass Tomb, and DJs Back Stabbath and Alzka @ Whippersnapper Gallery, 9pm, $7 (or $10 for both nights).

Jay Clark & the Jones, Jetset Motel, Cool Dad @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $tba.

The Bad Ideas, Authors, and Lacerda @ The Bovine, 10pm, $5.

* Late Night Live feat. Beth in Battle Mode, Girl + the Machine, and Digits @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10:30pm, $5.

Download: Digits, "Saturation" (Hold It Close, 2009).

* TWM & Zygiella present Germans, the Racoon Wedding (CD release), The Schomberg Fair, Black Hat Brigade @ The Garrison, 9pm, $7.

The Ryde, Julia Set Generator, Hot Kid, and Owel 5 & Corboe @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $7.

The Rizdales w/ Swamperella @ The Silver Dollar Room, 8pm, $10.

* Ladyfest feat. Emma McKenna, Katie Stelmanis, Masia One, Brescia, Birdthroat, Bloodbeard & Ali, and Rat Tail @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $10.

Slave to the Squarewave, Ashes, and High Heels Lo Fi @ Kathedral, 8pm, $10.

Matt Epp (CD release) w/ Bahamas @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $?

International Pop Overthrow - GWNtertainment / Selective Image Showcase feat. Jeff Jones (3:15pm), Jaimie Vernon (4pm), The Black Flies (4:45pm), Swedish Fish (5:30pm), Meeting Of Important People (6:15pm), Blair Packham (7pm), The Strange (7:45pm), Maureen Leeson (8:30pm), The Jitters (9:15pm), The Waxbills (10pm), The Apollo Effect (10:45pm), Segarini Band (11:30pm) @ The Rivoli, $10.

Black Art Entertainment presents the Exalted Piledriver, Riotor, and Twilight Hammer @ The Velvet Underground, 8pm, $8.50 (adv, or $12 door).

Bruce Peninsula w/ The Gertrudes and Ghost Bees @ The Music Gallery, 8pm, $10 (adv, or $15 doors).

SUNDAY (29 nov)

Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co. and more @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc.

* Wavelength 491 feat. The Lovely Feathers, Aidan Baker, and Animal Hospital, hosted by Doc Pickles, and visuals by General Chaos @ The Garrison, 9pm, pwyc. The Lovely Feathers! You should go.

We, the Undersigned; Life In Vacuum; The Isosceles Project; and Authors @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Inertia Entertainment presents Neuraxis, Revocation, Abyssal Throne, Sixteen Gauge, and Adversary Number Seven @ The Annex WreckRoom, 7pm, $10. All ages.

MONDAY (30 nov)

* Elvis Mondays feat. Ofir Gal, the Royal So & So's, Whale Tooth, the Lovely Killbots, Mamabolo
Retro Radio, and Royal Canoe @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Download: Whale Tooth's "Hibernation Song" (Whale Tooth, 2009).

Shoeless Monday feat. The Breakup Letter, Evylyn, and George Casey @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Chloe Charles and Trevor Campbell @ The Tranzac (Tiki Room) 8pm, pwyc.

Live music with Angie Grant and Empire Avenue (feat. Tyler Yarema) @ Supermarket, 8:30pm, $7.

TUESDAY (1 dec)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Sixxer, The British Columbians, Shotgun Wedding, and Royal Canoe @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Peter James Project @ The Central, 9:30pm.

Catalog & Easy Street w/ Natasha Waterman @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.


* Everything All the Time (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 7pm, free. Please bring a non-perishable food item donation.

Download: Everything All the Time, "Lazy Days" (Everything All the Time, 2009).

* Evening Hymns (in-store) @ Soundscapes, 7pm, free.

Tripping Hazard, Courtney Quebec, Ostara, Dress Rehearsal, First Rate People, and Free Man On The Land @ Mullins Pub, 9pm, free. Acoustic sets.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Yellowwood, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and Jesse Labelle @ Supermarket, 8:30pm, pwyc.

Seven Second Chase, Dirt & Diamonds, Robert Haley, and Chasing Sam @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $4.

Beware the Leopard (EP release) w/ Right By Midnight, Siberia @ The Garrison, 9pm, $5.

TWM presents Apple Pi, Caledonia, and Francis Bacon's Ghost @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Download: Caledonia, "We Are America" (We Are America, 2009).

* Chère Françoise w/ Lara Martin @ C'est What, 8:30pm (start), $6.

* Wombat Wednesdays presents N and the Owle Bird @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $8/pwyc.

Andrew Austin & the Fuss @ The Drake Hotel, 8pm, $10.


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