Thursday, March 18, 2010

Indie Music 112 (18-24 Mar 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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THURSDAY (18 mar)

Kimberley Sedore & the Collect Callers w/ Jessie Kussin @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc.

The Runaway Catholics w/ Winnebegos Of Death @ The Cloak & Dagger, 9:30pm, pwyc.

Jennifer LFO and Dirtfarmer @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Brett Caswell, Jean-Paul De Roover, and Nick Sherman @ C'est What, 9pm, $5.

Esprit D'escalier and Mirror @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Diana Catherin & the Thrusty Tweeters, the Strip, and Kirby @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

The Hunting Horns, Nick Taylor & Friends, Jay Baird @ The Piston (937 Bloor St W), 9:30pm, pwyc/$5.

Burn Down the Capital presents Nutsak w/ Thrashed Genes, Frek Spek's Camp Combo, and the Soupcans @ Teranga, 9pm, $6.

SUPERSOULSOUND Funk Revue Dance Party feat. Spandex Effect, Ninja Funk Orchestra, and DJs Circle Research @ Wrongbar, 10pm, $10 (or $5 before 11pm).

Groovetastic Entertainment presents Tiger Bar Groove: More Indie Rock feat. the Effens, Cedar, Belleau Woods, and Two Zebras @ Tiger Bar, 8:30pm, $10 (or two people for $11).

Download: The Effens, "St. Vitus' Dance" (Ditch Ditch EP, 2009).

Sara Kamin, Andrew Hyatt, the Piggott @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $10.

FRIDAY (19 mar)

SAKS fundraiser feat. Ghost Bees @ Double Double Land, 9pm, pwyc. "There will be free desert and DJs and a silent auction of donated art."

* Mugison w/ Viviv @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5.

Dance Electric, The Great Sabatini, Vilipend, and Authors @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

ESRB, One Flew West, and Macro Fiesta @ Clintons, 9pm, $5.

Awaking State and December Flood @ The Velvet Underground, 8:30pm, $5.

Jane’s Party w/ Rucksack Willies and DJ Hemingway @ The Rivoli, 9:30pm, $5.

Portrait, Madison Park, and Beekeepers Society @ Silver Dollar, 10pm, $5.

The Class Assassins (CD release), Outbred Inlaws, and the Lucky Ones @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Morning Fame and the Aviators @ The Central, 9pm, $5.

* catl and Snow Heel Slim @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

* Danger Bay, Gay, Magic Cheezies, John Milner You're So Boss, and Induced Labour @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

Grasshopper w/ Brave/Deeds and Dutch @ The Garrison, 9pm, $6.

* Tripping Hazard, Great Dane, Flotilla, and Radius & Helena @ Bread & Circus, 9pm, $7.

* The Speaking Tongues, the Polymorphines, and Terror Lake @ Mitzis Sister, 10pm, $5.

SATURDAY (20 mar)

Mugison w/ Tundra Fun @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5.

Skull Fist (CD release), Aggressor, Sonic Shock @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Loon Choir, Buffalo (debut), and Crown Land (debut) @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5. The debuting bands are projects of former members of Black Hat Brigade.

a mountain far and Soybomb present Le Kraken, the Expectorated Sequence, Creeper, and Bottomfeeder @ Soybomb HQ, 9pm, $5.

The Cautioneers, Michael Holt, and The Benefit of the Free Man @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm (start), pwyc. presents Hot Shots feat. Attacships (DJ set), Commandeers, and Sports: the Band @ Tiger Bar, $7 (or $10 for two).

Stuck in the City presents Duress, Urban Blight, Purity Control, and Total Trash @ Siesta Nouveaux, 8pm, $8.

SUNDAY (21 mar)

Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co., Aaron Wallace, and Daveed @ the Boat, 9pm, pwyc.

Shelby Lamb (2 sets) w/ Rhiannon Thomas / James Simpson @ The Cloak & Dagger, 8-11pm, pwyc.

Bring Back the Boombox presents Ladyboxx, Mz. Chawls, Diaz, and Nilla, w/ MC Mouthpiece @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Old Witch w/ Autovoice @ The Garrison, 9pm, $5. (Bands 10 and 11pm.) Heavy + industrial.

MONDAY (22 mar)

Shoeless Monday feat. Joyful Sinners @11:15p, the Wrong Crowd @10:15p, and the Bufords @9:15p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

* Murder Folk Night 9 feat. Marianne Girard & Kathleen McDonnell @ 2531 Dundas St. W, 7-10pm, pwyc.

MC Homeless, Riddlore?, richardbenjamin, and Backburner (Wordburglar, Toolshed, and guests) @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $8.

TUESDAY (23 mar)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Owl Farm @11:40p, Huron (CD release) @10:50p, Pumps @10:00p, and the Counter Point @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Gurgling Burbles feat. Hair Gel Burrito, Parkade, and Doc Pickles @ Somewhere There, 7:30-10pm, $5/pwyc.

The Sure Things @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

* Innes Wilson and His Opposition w/ the Natural Shocks @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

The AMBiENT PiNG presents "GEMiNi 3" feat. Urm, the Devil in the Design, Subduction Current, and General Chaos Visuals @ Supermarket, 8pm, $6.

WEDNESDAY (24 mar)

* The Weakerthans (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 5pm, free. All ages. Bring a donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Uh... awesome!

PWYC Weds feat. Queen Licorice, Charge of Light Brigade, and the Effens @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra, Chris Warren, and Alex McLeod @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8:30pm, $5.

Gardening, Not Architecture and Crazy Diamond @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $5.

Toronto Independent Music Awards Best Live Showcase feat. Selena Evangeline, Carly & Mark, Lynzie Kent, and Justin Plet @ The Central, 7pm, $7 (will get you into all TIMA showcases until June).

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