Thursday, January 21, 2010

Indie Music 107 (21-27 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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Last week I saw Henri Faberge & the Adorables on Thursday, Basia Bulat (!!) w/ the Luyas in a church on Saturday (review), and then a stellar Wavelength programmed by No Shame on Sunday. This week I'm headed to another fantastic No Shame on Thursday, will be back at the Garrison on Friday for the OOTS anniversary party, and haven't quite decided what's what for the rest of the week. Friday is also the local release of Leif Vollebekk's album, and sees Burn Planetarium and Sandman Viper Command tear up the Boat. You might make a point to see Oh No Forest Fires, playing their last show ever on Saturday, or Rock Plaza Central, also playing their last show ever (mostly). Ian Blurton and Huron welcome Brit Frank Turner to the Dakota on Wednesday. Should be a good one.

(21 jan)

Kevin Kruglow, Emilio Fuentes, Kevin Mac, and Phillip Brown @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, free.

* Dinosaur Jr (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 6:30pm, canned food donation required for entry.

* Ronley Teper's Lipliners @ The Local, 9pm, pwyc.

Jennifer LFO and the Prince Brothers @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

StereoGoesStellar w/ Rikers and Dearly Beloved @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

* The Strumbellas (CD release) w/ the Sure Things @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5?

* No Shame presents The Wilderness of Manitoba, Ghost Bees, and Casey Mecija (Ohbijou) @ The Garrison, 9pm, $8.

Indie Credit 1 Year Anniversary & Haiti Benefit feat. The Dreamboats, the Skirt Chasers, and Yukon Cigar @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

What Is Indie presents Blues in D, Dora Alexander, Donalyn, and First Rate People @ Clinton's Tavern, 9pm, $5 (or pwyc). All proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross for Haitian relief. I'm hearing good things about Dora Alexander, feat. drummer Bobby Bulat.

Locomotive 8, Black Beat, and Dead Messenger @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Bernadette @11:40p, Live How You Live @10:50p, Shotgun Wedding Band @10:00p, and Rosewoods @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, $5.

Cool Man Cool @ 12:00a, Mike Bultin Band @ 11:00p, Chasing Arcadia (CD release) @ 10:00p, and Chasing Sam @ 9:00p. Lee's Palace, $6.

Slutty Slutty Bang Bang (CD release) w/ wordPEOPLE, the Central Nervous System, and iNSiDEaMiND @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $7 (or $15 and you get the CD, too).

Ladies of The Canyon and Josh Cockerill @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $10.

FRIDAY (22 jan)

Skullians, Vulgar Manor, Skunx, and RIP @ 460 (460 Spadina Ave), 9pm, free.

Kyp Harness @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Alex Lukashevsky Trio @ Holy Oak, 9pm, pwyc.

* Catl w/ Bradleyboy @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm (late doors), $5.

Cristina Taborda, Matt Henderson, and Freebie (feat. Portox & Danny Dingle) @ Smiling Buddha, 9pm, $5.

* Sandman Viper Command and Burn Planetarium @ The Boat, 9pm, $5. Two great young indie rock bands.

* Leif Vollebekk (CD release) w/ Luxury Pond @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $5. I recently featured Leif on my blog.

TWM presents the Easy Targets, Protozoans, and the Honest I’s @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Pop with Brains 24. feat. the Lovely Killbots, the Ascot Royals, Broken Bricks, the Cheap Speakers, and the Vaudeville Whores @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $5.

The Speakeasies and Cursed Arrows @ Velvet Underground, 9pm, $5.

* The Wind Up Radio Sessions and Bryan Arcand @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5.

Winnebagos of Death w/ Shotgun Skinner @ Free Times Cafe, 9pm, $5.

* Red Mass w/ Action Makes, Danger! Danger!, and Ostrich Tuning @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $7 (adv tix avail).

* Out of This Spark 3rd Anniversary feat. The D'Urbervilles, Forest City Lovers, Evening Hymns, and Jenny Omnichord, w/ DJ Hurtsack @ The Garrison, 9pm, $8 (adv, or $10 door).

Career Suicide, Urban Blight, Useless Eaters @ Poor Alex Theatre (772-A Dundas St. W), 9pm, $10. All ages.

Morre @ 12:30p, Stagehands @ 11:30p, 5th Projekt @ 10:30p, and Cathartic @ 9:30p. Lee's Palace, $10. "Stagehands (Broadway-rock) will be performing their album, The Silent City, in its entirety. Download a free copy here."

Adolf Glitter, Betty Burke (acoustic), and Nolan Natasha, w/ DJ Triple-X @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 10:30pm, $10.

SATURDAY (23 jan)

NLX w/ Winhara and DJ2616 @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, free. Donations for Haiti accepted.

At Odds With Even w/ Junction Box, Sergei & the Soviets @ Duffy's Tavern, 9pm, free.

The Book of Gnomes @ The Local, 9pm, pwyc.

Castlemusic @ Holy Oak, 9pm, pwyc.

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

Dig it Up, Prevenge, Streetcore, and Former Haunts (debut) @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

Modernboys Moderngirls @ The Mod Club, 10pm, $10 or email newsATmodernboysmoderngirlsDOTcom to get on the $5 list. The band goes on at 11pm.

Late Night Live feat. the State of Things, the Disrealis, and the Fantasy Defender @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10:30pm, $5.

The Dave & Chuck Show Party feat. Zeroscape, Cold Dead Hands, Cashmo, Northstar, Dave Sharpe, Baldini, Bacchus, Sarah Grange, Graham Borgfjord, Stu Gallagher, and Nagasaki @ The Poor Alex Theatre, 8pm, $4 w/ canned food donation, $5 w/out.

Actors & Architects, Symphony 9, and The Weeds @ The Central, 9pm, $5.

TWM presents Dead Sexy Sheila, The Outbred Inlaws, The Good Times, and afterparty w/ Owel Five & Corboe @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6

Last True Gentlemen, Those Damn Kookies, Octobres Ending, and F-Holes @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $6.

The Guest Bedroom, Terror Lake, The Meat, and Wild Bore @ Teranga, 9pm, $6.

Darlings of Chelsea @ 12:30p, Voodoo Bunny @ 11:30p, Teenage X @ 10:30p, and Mass Assembly @ 9:30p. Lee's Palace, $7.

* Oh No Forest Fires (final show), Arietta, Songs From a Room, and the Darcys @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $7.

* Grand Analog w/ Miles Jones@ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm-12am, $10.

* Rock Plaza Central (last show for a long time), Church & State, and the Pining @ The Garrison, 9pm, $10 (adv). "First 100 people with tickets at show will recieve a free RPC t-shirt."

SUNDAY (24 jan)

* Wavelength 497 feat. Lullabye Arkestra, Black Feelings, Tonstartssbandht, and Karaoke, w/ visuals at General Chaos, and hosted by Doc Pickles @ The Garrison, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

* Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co. and the Strumbellas @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc.

Protocol @ The Central, 9pm, $5.

MONDAY (25 jan)

Shoeless Monday feat. tba @11:15p, Johnny Hollow @10:15p, and Pull Start Rockets @9:15p. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

TUESDAY (26 jan)

* Elvis Monday [yes] feat. Donlands & Mortimer, The Miles, Whole Entire Universe, Yuka, and Katie Stelmanis @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free. Go early for free food.

* Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. The Nights Below @12:00p, The Treasures @11:00p, Frank Turner @10:00p, and The Cavaliers @9:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, free.

Diamond Rings (DJ set, video premier for "Wait & See") @ The Beaver, 10pm, free.

* Empire Lights, Lisa Bozikovic, Antler, and the Abramson Singers @ Tranzac (Tiki Room), 8-11pm, pwyc.

WEDNESDAY (27 jan)

PWYC Weds feat. The John Holmes Book Club, 'It It, and William Del Ray @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Low Level Flight, Good & Broken, and Sean Pinchin @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

tba @11:40p, Metro 4 @10:50p, Andrew Austin & The Fuss @10:00p, and Silver Creek @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, $4.

Wombat Wednesday presented by Thom Gill feat. Nilan’s Redwire and Allie Hughes @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8-11pm, $5.

* GatesGatesGates, Trish Robb, and Proof of Ghosts @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

WreckingBall Entertainment presents CrackerJack Wednesday feat. Fashion Tips, Free Man On The Land, Blacklist Manifesto, and Tofu Meat @ The Poor Alex Theatre (772A Dundas St. W), $5 w/ canned food or $7 w/out.

* Ian Blurton, Huron, and Frank Turner @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $7.

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