Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Indie Music 116 (15-21 Apr 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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This past week I took in the Low Anthem and the Barr Brothers on Saturday (review here) and then Krupke on Tuesday night. The latter was just as bizarre as I expected, but I found myself enjoying their quirky pop tunes more and would like to see what comes next for them. Loved the clarinet player!

THURSDAY (15 apr)

5th Projekt and Peter James Project @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.

Dubbs w/ Serb Superb and The Dirty Nil @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

WreckingBall Entertainment presents People in Grey and Amber Long @ The Piston, 9pm, $5 w/ canned food or nonperishable food item donation.

Mia Sheard w/ the Low Notes @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $5.

TMW presents The Working Title, The Bulletproof Tiger, Life in Vacuum, The Charming Ruins @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Queen Licorice @ 12:00a, Retro Radio @ 11:00p, Electric Karma @ 10:00p, and Opendoor @ 9:00p. Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $6.

* Parks & Rec, Luke Nares, and Kate Rogers Band @ Supermarket, 9pm, $7.

Supersoulsound Funk Review presents the Main Thing w/ friends and DJ General Electric @ Wrongbar, 10pm, $10 (or $5 before 11pm).

* Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) and Mantler @ The Garrison, 9pm, $10. (?!)

Fred Spek's CaMp CoMbO @ Dominion on Queen, 9pm, $10.

FRIDAY (16 apr)

Nathan Cyprys, Ian Docherty, and Our Little Hourglass @ Rearview Mirror, 8pm, pwyc.

Anagram, Tropics, Doldrums, and Of A Pony And A VCR @ 64 Augusta (enter through back door), 10pm, $5.

Frantic City presents The Flying Bordelos, Shbti, and Hut @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

Thousand Cures @12:30p, The Waxmen (CD release) @11:30p, Rollin Jack Dandies @10:30p, Datura @9:30p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $7.

* TWM presents The Cheap Speakers (EP release), Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few, Lordy Lordy, and Big Crimes @ El Mocambo, 9pm, $8.

Download: The Cheap Speakers, "Tongue" (EP, 2010).

Lullabye Arkestra w/Burning Love, Brave/Deeds, and Reverse Mount Rushmore @ The Garrison, 9pm, $10 (adv). Go get yourself a free EP from the headliners.

Friendlyness & The Human Rights w/ Samba Elegua @ Hard Luck Bar, 10pm, $10.

D-Sisive and Okay City @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8pm, $10.

SATURDAY (17 apr)


* International Record Store Day! Deals at Sonic Boom, Criminal Records, Sunrise Records, Soundscapes, Vortex, Slinky, Penguin, Neurotica, Hits And Misses, Song & Script, and Rotate This. Sonic Boom has bands---really good bands---from 3pm until late. And Sunrise has bands, too. Fun!

No Apathy! presents All Ages DIY-Punk Matinee feat. Ancestors, Kale, and !Attention! @ Kapisanan Philippines Cultural Centre (167 Augusta Ave.), 4:30-9pm, $5/pwyc. This is a dry event. All ages.


* Bidiniband and Laura Peek @ Holy Oak, 10pm, pwyc.

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

The Book of Gnomes @ The Local, 10pm, pwyc.

* MJ Cyr, Lara Martin, and Farideh @ The Cameron House, 9pm, $5.

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

The Effens, Noble Rogues, and Davey Parker Radio Sound @ Silver Dollar, 10pm, $5.

TWM presents LSD Spider, Cursed Arrows, Black Magick Fox, and The Bat's Pajamas @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Dustin Bentall @12:15p, The Coast @10:45p, and tba @9:30p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $8.

* WreckingBall Entertainment presents Queen tribute night feat. Hamilton Trading Co., Luau Or Die, MJ Cyr, StereoGoesStellar w/ Luke McMaster, Mittenz, The Danger Bees, Stagehands, The Johnson Report @ The Piston, 8:30pm, $8 w/ canned food donation.

The MuseBox presents Living Room pt II feat Meaghan Smith and Zoe Sky Jordan & Colleen Dauncey @ 507 Queen Street West, 8-11pm, $10. Proceeds to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation.

The Gay Blades, the Press, Julia Set Generator, and Monster Truck @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, $10.

* The Junction, Amos the Transparent, and the Darcys @ Lee's Palace, 9pm, $10.

* P.S. I Love You, Nich Worby, and Madam Raz @ 102 Ossington Ave. (enter through back), 9:30pm, $10.

SUNDAY (18 apr)

MONDAY (19 apr)

Celebrating Steve Reich feat. Professor Fingers (ProF) and TorQ Percussion Quartet @ Salon 21, Gardiner Museum, 3rd floor, 7pm, free. "Space is limited so please register here to guarantee a spot."

Elvis Monday feat. The Lovely Killbots, Julie C, the Whole Entire Universe, Adam Downey, The Wild Core, Adam Sullivan, and Eric Miinch @ The Drake Hotel, 9pm, free.

TUESDAY (20 apr)

* Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Plants & Animals (CD release) @ 10:40p, The Barr Brothers @9:50p, and Mike O'Brien @9:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free!!

Toonie Tuesday feat. Sons of the Moon, Jeb Bush 2012, Seven Joint Ride, The Good Times, and more @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $2.

* No Shame presents Rich Aucoin, Bent By Elephants, and Lisa Bozikovic @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $5.

Burn Down the Capital presents Sightings w/ Young Mother, Roman Pilates, and The Swyves @ The Boat, 9pm, $8.

WEDNESDAY (21 apr)

PWYC Weds w/ Courtesy Blush, Radio Belle, and AVH Colour Team @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Wednesdays Go Pop! feat. The Autumn Stones (debut), more @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

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