There's some good stuff on over the next few nights. Thursday (tonight) is especially jam packed. I'm sick as a dog right now, but I'm hoping to be healthy enough to take in some shows later this weekend and early next week.
THURSDAY (25 mar)
* Building Blocks Vol. 1 Record Release Party feat. Emma McKenna, PDF Format, the Pining, the Torrent, and DJ Shadow Self @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 9pm, free.
The Hey Now, Picturesound, and the General Staff @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.
Adaptive Reaction, Orphan Grinder @ The Velvet Underground, 9pm, $5.
Professor Fingers, Steptone, David Papajanisz, Masaki Konagai, and Lybido @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.
Greenshades presents The Dildoniks and more @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.
These 3 Cities, Afraid of Humans, and Jodi King @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.
* No Shame presents the Wave Pictures, Maylee Todd & Pegwee Power, and White Suede @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $7.
* Out of this Spark presents Snailhouse (full band) w/ Evening Hymns @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8pm, $10.
Brains @11:40p, Koffin Kats @10:40p, Dreadnaughts @9:50p, and Unbelievers @9:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $10.
Capitol H, Red Roses Black, Loveshot, and Jefferson Deathstar @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $10.
FRIDAY (26 mar)
BBQ (Mark Sultan), Teen Anger, and DJ Daniel Vila @ Double Double Land, 10pm, $10. Adv tix only. Sold out.
Pop With Brains feat. Fantasy Defender, Cut Throat Britva, Sounds like BS, Krupke, and Volcano Playground @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $5.
Dirty Penny, Diemonds, and Monster Truck @ Wrongbar, 10pm, $10.
* Heartbeat Hotel (7" release) w/ La Casa Muerte, Doldrums, Blood Rexdale & the Walls are Blonde @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $10 w/ album download included. $12 gets you the 7", too.
* Jim Guthrie & the Litter Big Band, Culture Reject, and PS I Love You @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $?
SATURDAY (27 mar)
The Key Frames w/ Pete Vandyk @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.
Ultraviolence @ The Bovine, 9pm.
Swamp Ward Orchestra w/ Ian Reid @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.
* Young Doctors in Love (EP release), the Phonemes, Charms @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.
Download: Young Doctors in Love, "Eloise and Her Sister Marta" (5 Golden Greats EP, 2010).
Late Night Live feat. Teenage X, Desert Owls, and the Weirdies @ The Silver Dollar Room, 10:15pm, $6.
Wild East, Worldly Savages, DJ Medicineman, DJ Gypsy Viking @ Bread & Circus, 9pm, $10.
SUNDAY (28 mar)
Gather Round feat. Anna Denova and Hamilton Trading Co. @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc.
* Black Lips (in-store) @ Sonic Boom, 4pm, free. Bring a donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
* Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum, Basket of Figs, and Maggie Claire Cross, w/ screening of "Pretty Little Bits" (Maria Saroja-Ponnambalam) @ Heart Beat (960 Queen St. W.), 7pm, pwyc/$5 donation.
Muskox and Clara Engel @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.
* Brasstronaut, Bass Lions, and Megan Bonnell @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $8. Exciting!
MONDAY (29 mar)
Elvis Monday feat. City Streets, Actors & Architects, the Davey Parker Radio Sound, Reno Jack, Ophelia Syndrome, Universal Moment, and the People of Canada @ The Drake Hotel (Underground, 9pm, free.
Shoeless Monday feat. Prince Caspian @11:15p, Silence In Stereo @10:15p, and Spitting Adam @9:15p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.
* Teen Anger (record release), the Bitters, and more @ Rancho Relaxo, 10pm, $5.
TUESDAY (30 mar)
Pink & Black Attack presents Corporation, Skunx, and Ghetto Blaster @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.
Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Pelt @11:40p, Flatland @10:50p, Kuba Oms @10:00p, and The Ascot Royals @9:10p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.
The Sure Things (3 sets) @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $5. And thus ends the band's Tuesdays-in-March residency. April brings us Steamboat!
DCT, Miesha & the Spanks, The Nightmares, Black Magick Fox, and Caiiro Foster @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9, $5.
Jordan Leech, Rochelle, and more @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.
WEDNESDAY (31 mar)
Marianne Turner @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.
Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. Hunting Horns, Future History, and Theo Tams @ Supermarket, 8:30pm, pwyc.
TWM presents Little Insects, Steve Gleason, and the Heavies @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.
Johnny Major w/ The Black Little Dress, Dale Luarca, and DJ Adverb @ The Rivoli, 8:30pm, $5.
* Burn Down the Capital presents Normal Love, Romo Roto, Barnyard Drama, and the Battleship Ethel @ The Boat, 9pm, $7.
Toronto Independent Music Awards Best Live Showcase feat. Soul Jah Ras, Just Gita, Michala Todd, Joel Gelynse, and the Peace Leeches @ The Central, 7pm, $7.
Thursday, March 25, 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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The Woodchoppers Association, Michael Louis Johnson & the Red Rhythm, and Karaoke (Derek Westerholm & Michelle Breslin) @ The Piston (937 Bloor St W), 9:30pm, pwyc/$5.
* Octoberman, the Priddle Concern, and Andrew Penner (of Sunparlour Players) @ Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $8.
* Bruce Peninsula, catl, and Pat Jordache @ The Garrison, 9pm, $10 (adv)/ $12 (door).
Lisa Marie Kruchak and Brooke Gray Harris @ Teasers and Pleasers, 8:30pm, pwyc.
The Crooked Brothers (2 sets) @ The Cameron House, 9:30pm.
Kate Rogers @ Southern Cross Lounge, 7:30-9:30pm, pwyc.
Chang-A-Lang, The Black Fever, & Sparkling White @ Aspetta Cafe (207 Augusta Ave), 9pm, pwyc.
The Cosmic Eye and New Teeth @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.
Little Jackie Wright and Stereo Goes Stellar @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5?
Eddie Orso and King Roller @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $5.
The Decade Of Sleep w/ Menew, The Clearning, and 9 Yrs @ Hard Luck Bar, 8pm, $5.
Courtesy Blush and the Details @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5. Early show, done by 11:30pm. I like the Details. They are from Winnipeg. They are fun and nice and play good music. I want to have nachos with them.
Elvyn (CD release) w/ the Champion Heartache and Bangladesh @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9:45pm, $6.
TWM presents Jesse Dangerously, and Wordburglar & Dream Jefferson (Owel + Boe) @ Rancho Relaxo, 9:30pm, $7.
Magik Markers, Rattail, and THe Guest Bedroom @ The Garrison, 9pm, $8 (adv)/$10 (door).
Guy Dallas, Chang-A-Lang, Arman's Frozen Peas, Teen Tits Wild Wives, John Milner You're So Boss, more @ 225 Sterling Ave., #23, 10:30pm, $5.
* Primary Colors presents Art Is Four Ugly People feat. These Are Powers, Javelin, DJ Mark Brown, and MC @ And And And Space (530 Richmond), 9pm, $10. Adv tix avail.
Download: These Are Powers, "Easy Answers" (All Aboard Future, 2009).
Download: Little Insects, "Losing (My Self Confidence)" (Almost Ghost, 2010).