Thursday, January 07, 2010

Indie Music 105 (7-13 Jan 2010).

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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(7 jan)

Thursday Night Confidential feat. GUH (2 sets) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8pm, free.

Mr. Rick & the Biscuits @ Dakota Tavern, free.

* The Wilderness of Manitoba and Basket of Figs @ Holy Oak, 7:30pm (start), pwyc.

* Lisa Bozikovic and Party Time @ Holy Oak, 10pm (start), pwyc.

The Rucksack Willies w/ Bo Green @ The Press Club, 9:30pm (start), pwyc.

* Joy Division's Last Concert album live feat. members of The Disraelis, The Easy Targets, Action Makes, more @ The Velvet Underground, 9pm, $5.

Brides, Dentata, and Trust, w/ DJs LP (Corpusse), Lucy Furr, and Britney Fears @ Nocturne (ex.-Savage Garden), 10pm, $5.

The Decade Of Sleep, Maloonigans Bruise, and Proxy Set,@ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

The Danger Bees, The Oldest Child, and more @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Fitness Club Fiasco, Allosaurus, and Matt Henderson @ Clintons, 9pm, $5.

Shoot the Cameraman and The Daniel Sky Band @ Mitzi’s Sister, $5.

Bella Clava, Wentworth, Frailfragment, and Play Deaf @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $5.

Mother Murder, Father Christmas, Plains Overhead, and Sunwalls @ The Imperial Pub, 9pm, $5.

The Strangeboys, Cosmic Granola, Graydon James & Company, and Hey Bear, Whoa Bear @ The Drake, 8pm, $7.

* Culture Reject, Giant Hand, and Winchester Warm @ Rivoli, 8pm, $7.
Download: Culture Reject, "Inside the Cinema" (s/t, 2008).

Ghetto Blaster, Inside Riot, and Corporation @ Holy Joes, 7 pm, $10. All ages.

Dress Rehearsal, Peter James Project, The Times, Radio Revival, and Get Rebel @ Reverb, 7pm, $10. All ages.

FRIDAY (8 jan)

Nick Rose, Ethnocity, and The Foolish Things @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

Sunbear @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc.

Bombs, The Shanks, El Cid @ Velvet Underground, $5.

Poisonous Glass w/ Asleep At the Switch @ Clinton’s, 10pm, $5.

Jeff Barkman, Steven Prickett, more @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

Romeo Liquor Store, DJ Vania @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Songwriters' showcase feat. Rekha Patel, Ben Spivak, Leh Lo, more @ Mitzi’s Sister, 9pm, $5.

WreckingBall presents Vedette, The Vicious Guns, and The Johnson Report @ The Hard Luck Bar (812 Dundas St. West), 9pm, $5 w/ canned food donation.

Nature Moves Faster, The Hey Now, Elvyn, and the Eatons @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6.
Download: Elvyn, "Those Were the Days" (The Decline, 2010).

TWM presents Beta Porn, Bravestation, The Property Line, and Cap Guns @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Dora Alexander, Laura Malyon & The Restless Age, Ambisonic, and Cary Shields @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $6.

Burning The Day @12:30p, Brane @11:40p, Modified @10:50p, Atlantis Blueprint @10:00p, and Miasmata @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $7.

Major Grey, Pure Finesse, Brute Force Romeo, and Ninja Funk Orchestra @ Lee’s Palace, 9pm, $7.

* Eddie Orso (Revival Dear) and Valery Gore @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (9 jan)

* Julie Doiron, Will Kidman (Constantines) @ The Cobourg, 10pm, free. Get there early!

* J. J. Ipsen and Jenny Omnichord @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Jojeto and Stereokid @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

Permanent Bastards, The Deficits, Rusty Trampoline @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

JC & the Sunshine Band w/ DJ Ian Blurton @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

The Dank, Binge Ninja, and Terror Cult @ Velvet Underground, 8:30pm, $5.

The Warm Up (new dance party) feat. DJs Sophie & Laura, Andycapp, Pooyan, plus Maylee Todd (live) @ The Boat, 10pm, $5. Maylee is scheduled to perform at 10:15pm.

The Survivors' Ball w/ Taxi Chain @ Mitzi’s Sister, $5.

* B.A. Johnston, The Stables, and Roughlands @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm, $5.

* Sun Ra Ra Ra, Tropics, the Racoon Wedding, Tonka & Puma, and Gates Gates Gates @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10pm, $6.

Barn Burner, Burning Love, Fog of Leprosy, and BCxDC @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $6.

TWM presents Vive Quebec Libres, Cobra, Polymorphines, and the Sister Wives @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

* Amos the Transparent @12:30p, The Free Press @11:30p, Birthday Boys @10:30p, and Bad Ideas @9:30p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm $8.

Uber Hussy Reunion @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 6pm, $10.

Sadie May Crash, Urban Preacher, and Little Black Dress @ Lee’s Palace, 9pm, $10.

Bobby Dreadfull, City Folk, and Daytime Theft @ Bread & Circus, 10pm, $10.

SUNDAY (10 jan)

* Griffin & the True Believers, Party Time, and Kite Hill @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 2-5pm, pwyc.

Rob Fenton vs. Nichol S. Robertson @ Holy Oak, 2-5pm, pwyc.

Evalyn Parry w/ Annabelle Chvostek and David Celia @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 5-7pm, pwyc.

* Wavelength 495 feat. Bahamas, Parks & Rec, Great Aunt Ida, and Proof Of Ghosts @ The Garrison, 9pm, pwyc ($5-10 sugg).

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

Eucalyptus w/ Brodie West, Nicole Rampersaud, Nick Fraser, Alex Lukashevsky, Ryan Driver, Mike Smith, and Blake Howard @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

MONDAY (11 jan)

Shoeless Monday feat. Nowhere Road Band @11:15p, In Plain View @10:15p, and Vegas FM @9:15p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Elvis Monday feat. The Stormalongs and more @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Domestic Bliss Mondays w/ The Ray Whimsey Band @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm.

TUESDAY (12 jan)

tba @11:40p, Beautiful Nothing @10:50p, Great Diviners @10:00p, and Brett Caswell & The Marquee Rose @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Ruby Tuesdays (Rolling Stones cover night) feat. members of Flash Lightnin' and the Beauties @ The Dakota Taverm, 10pm. This is happening Tuesdays this month.

Induced Labour, Women in Tragedy, LAN Party, and Nascent State @ Teranga, 9pm, $3.

The Jessica Stuart Few and guests @ Mitzi's Sister.

Kritty Uranowski and Anna Sudac @ Not My Dog, 10pm, pwyc.

Alex Lukashevsky and Maylee Todd @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

WEDNESDAY (13 jan)

* Ian Blurton and Huron @ Dakota Tavern, 9:30pm, $7. This is happening every Wednesday in Jan and Feb.

PWYC Wednesdays feat. Youth Crime, the Red Boy, Jay Sparrow, and The Benefit of a Free Man @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

tba @11:40p, Give Us the Daggers @10:50p, Gruve @10:00p, and Joel Gelenyse @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, $4 (for free guestlist click "Attending").

WreckingBall presents CrackerJack Wednesday feat. Zoe Bentley, The Break, Toys Are Just, and Small Town Treason @ The Poor Alex, 9pm, $5 w/ canned food donation.

Roots Wednesdays w/ Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party @ Mitzi's Sister.

Chris Velan w/ Matt York and J. J. Ipsen @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $10.

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