Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Indie Music 106 (14-20 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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I didn't get up to much this past week, but made it out to the Garrison for Wavelength where I fell in love all over again with Bahamas. This week I'm planning on going to see Henri Fabergé et al. on Thursday, Beth in Battle Mode (the Boat) and Cigarettes (Rearview Mirror) on Friday, Basia Bulat (not listed; too expensive) on Saturday, and perhaps the Weather Station following that. Wavelength on Sunday, hopefully. Maybe the book launch on Monday. Lots more to do!

Scroll down for going-out suggestions, a bunch of song downloads, and some videos you may or may not have seen before.

(14 jan)

* The Ethers and Henri Fabergé & the Adorables @ The Arbor Room, Hart House (U of T), 9pm, free. All ages.

Thursday Night Confidential & Indie Love Radio presents Hibou and Abstract Random @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 10pm, free.

Mittenz, Michael O'Grady Trio (ex-Mahones), Black Cat Attack, Franky Moonlight, Rehab For Quitters, and The Groopies @ Kathedral, 8pm, free.

* Gabe Levine and Lisa Bozikovic @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Download: Lisa Bozikovic, "Take and Take" (Lost August, 2009).

* Ghost Bees @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc.

You Call Yourselves Soldiers w/ Germans and The Hot Flashes @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Download: Germans, "I Am the Teacher" (Cape Fear, 2006).

Del Asher and Brendan Rivera @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Super Repeater, Husbands, Matt N-L, and Deaf Heap @ The Garrison, 9pm, $5.

Julia Set Generator @11:40p, Motion Picture Ending @10:50p, Devolver @10:00p, and Paul Disalle Band @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

Steve York Band, Johnny Righteous, Down by Riverside, and Cristina Taborda @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

Credit Valley Benefit show feat. Dance Electric, Gunnar Rapido, Please Stand By, and Hush Money @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Ethel & the Mermen, The Jimmy Byron Band, and guests @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

* Julie Fader w/ Daniel Romano (Attack in Black) & Andrew Sisk (Share) @ El Mocambo, 9pm, $7.

Download: Julie Fader, "Flights" (Outside In, 2009).

Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold w/ Nick Rose & the Magnolias @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-10pm, $7.

Fem Folk feat. Andrea Ramolo, The Jadea Kelly Band, The Rucksack Willies @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $7.

* Groovestastic Entertainment presents Folk Yeah! feat. Carmen Elle, First Rate People, Broken Telephone Band, and Thin Hotel (Mark R) @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $10 for 1 person, $11 for 2.

Download: First Rate People, "Jacob & the Ladder" (demo, 2009).

Hard Rock Tribute Night feat. Motorheadache (Motorhead) @ 11:15p, Raclones (Ramones) @ 10:15p, Facelift (Alice in Chains) @ 9:15p. Lee's Palace, $10.

FRIDAY (15 jan)

Jake Chisholm @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8-10pm, free.

Lake Vernon Drowning, Shelby Lamb @ Holy Oak Cafe, 9pm, pwyc.

* Beth in Battle Mode (EP release) w/ The Cheap Speakers @ The Boat, 9:30pm, $5. Bands over by midnight; DJs after. BIBM's horn section will be in action for this show.

Download: Beth in Battle Mode, "Action Item" (Ordinateur de France, 2010).

You Handsome Devil @12:30p, Tenth Planet @11:30p, Volititionaire @10:30p, and The Waxmen @9:30p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $6.

Cigarettes, Wild Bore, and The Voluptuous @ Rearview Mirror, 10pm, $5.

The Pariahs @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Frantic City presents The Skirt Chasers, The Lesson, and Loveshot @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

Gramercy Riffs, All Day Driver, and Flashlight Radio @ El Mocambo, 9:30 pm, $6.

LightSweetCrude w/ Rob Rush and The No Denture Adventure @ Teranga, 9pm, $6.

TWM 54 feat. The Archives, Krupke, Skip Jensen & Ginger, and Irene @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7.

Mirrorball (final show), Opopo, and Pkew Pkew Pkew (Gunshots) @ The Garrison, 9pm, $8.

* Catl (record release), Anagram, and John Borra & Sam Ferrara, w/ DJ Anousheh @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10pm, $8.

Little Girls, Trust, Tezeta, w/ DJs Hi Mom and Dre @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $8 (adv tix avail).

Download: Little Girls, "Youth Tunes," (Concepts, 2009).

Breaking the Fourth Wall, Bloodline, Breaking The Archetype, and Jane Hill @ Hard Luck Bar, 9pm, $10.

Phreak Nasty @ 12:30a, Funksway @ 11:30p, A.M. @ 10:30p, and Thundermonks @ 9:30p. Lee's Palace, $10.

Uma Nota @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 10pm-12am, $10.

SATURDAY (16 jan)

* Catl (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 5pm, free. All ages. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

* The Weather Station, Isla Craig, and the Banjo Consortium @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Download: The Weather Station, "East" (The Line, 2009).

Fourth World @ The Central, 9pm, pwyc.

* Chang-a-lang w/ The Weirdies and Revolvers @ Silver Dollar, 10:30pm, $5.

Paint, The Vicious Guns, and Ramona @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

A Primitive Evolution, Voodoo Bunny, and Organ Thieves @ The Bovine, 9m, $5.

TWM presents The Ascot Royals, Pumps, Magic Hall of Mirrors (ex-Golden Hands Before God), and The Black Fever @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Lali Gurans w/ Super Repeater and Four Lines @ El Mocambo, 9pm, $6.

Clothes Make The Man, Corduroy, Wildlife, and Brett Caswell @ The Garrison, 9pm, $6.

Download: Clothes Make the Man, "Air Loom" (Distance, 2010).

Beniffer/Primary Colors present Thee Gnostics, Brian Ruryk, Archaic Women, and Man Made Hill, w/ DJ Pointy Boots, projectionsby Exploding Motor Car, and light show by Dan Zen @ House of Super Everlasting Joy, 9pm, $6.

* Daps All-Ages Concert feat. Casey Mecija & Jeff, Santa Guerrilla, Sean Nicholas Savage, The Miles, Ruzan Orkestar @ Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture (167 Augusta), 2pm, $7. All ages.

* Clues w/ Medallions, The Easy Targets, Les Mammographes, and Elissa Mielke @ Comfort Zone, 9pm, $8 (adv tix avail).

Download: Clues, "Remember Severed Head" (Clues, 2009).

* Opopo, Shortwave, These Electric Lives, and Young Empires @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $8.

Ten Thousand Creatures (album release) w/ Romo Roto @ The Music Gallery, 8-11pm, $10.

Stuck in the City presents Another Breath, Make Do and Mend, Ambush, Wayfarer, Desperate Times @ Siesta Nouveaux, 7-10pm, $10. All ages.

SUNDAY (17 jan)

Wavelength 496 presented by No Shame feat. Whale Tooth, Tyson & the Trepids, and The Elwins, w/ visuals by General Chaos, hosted by Doc Pickles @ The Garrison, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

Cristine Taborda and Chloe Charles @ The Central, 9pm, pwyc.

Scarlet Fever and Mother Murder w/ DJ Darkness Visible @ Neu+tral, 9pm, $10 or pwyc.

MONDAY (18 jan)

* This Is Awesome (2nd anniversary) performing Pet Sounds @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7-9pm, pwyc. Christine Bougie (guitar, lap steel) and Dafydd Hughes (wurlitzer) perform together every Monday evening. Tonight they are joined by special guest Julia Hambleton (clarinet).

Shoeless Monday feat. The Wrong Crowd @11:15p, Luau Or Die @10:15p, and Chris Miller @9:15p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

* This Is Not A Reading Series (book launch) presents Liz Worth in conversation w/ Damian Abraham about her book, Treat Me Like Dirt: And Oral History of Punk In Toronto and Beyond (1977-81) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 7pm, $5 (or free with book purchase).

TUESDAY (19 jan)

* Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Nightwood @11:40p, Old World Vulture @10:50p, Steve Bick @10:00p, and Robert Hedge (CD release) @9:10. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

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

TGT Inc. presents Toonie Tuesday feat. Saprophyte; Texas, Armed to the Teeth; Cartilage; and Syntaqst Error @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $2.

Ian Kelly w/ Courtney Farquhar @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 8:30pm, $7.

WEDNESDAY (20 jan)

* An Horse (in-store) @ Criminal Records, 6 pm, free. All ages.

Wednesdays Go Pop! 1st Anniversary feat. The Treasures, Michou, and Low Level Flight @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

Download: Michou, "Medea" (Myshkin, 2008).

PWYC Weds feat. Azores Band, Orang Pendek, and Graydon James @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Download: Graydon James, "Coming Down" (Goodnight, Young Novelist, 2009). Great song!

Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Joey Caughey, Space Coyote, The Boys Of Reason @ The Poor Alex, 772A Dundas St. West, $5 with canned food.

Niagra Falls Music Night feat. The Blackflies @11:40p, Sea Of Gold & Burgundy @10:50p, The Anti Q's @10:00p, and Beth Moore @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

Wombat Wednesday presented by Thom Gill feat. Alex Lukashevsky and Taylor Knox @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8-11pm, $5.

* Ian Blurton (CD release, w/ Huron), The Mercy Now, and HotKid @ Dakota Tavern, 9:30pm, $7. See Blurton/Huron every Wednesday in Jan and Feb.

Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) presents Tomorrow's Glory, Dream of Distance, Mary Rose Obsession, The Joys, and Brane @ The Central, 7pm, $7 (pass for all TIMA Best Live Showcases until June 2010).

1 comment:

T said...

Hi Jen,

Frank Turner is in town Tuesday at the Horseshoe and Wednesday opening for Blurton at the Dakota.

Not trying to sell you on the concert, but take a look at this, and then think about it. He's really amazing.

Thanks, T.