Thursday, April 29, 2010

Indie Music 118 (29 Apr - 5 May 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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On Saturday head to Queen's Park for the Freedom Festival. There will be a bunch of bands and musical acts of various kinds performing all day long (noon-8pm), and all for free. Full details here.

THURSDAY (29 apr)

* Thursday Night Confidential presents Hulepega Sound System @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 9pm, free.

* Ronley Teper & her Lipliners (2 sets) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

SynthFest Showcase #3 feat. The Peace Leeches, Hunter Eves, and Hmmm @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

The Wilderness and Benefit of the Free Man @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Diemonds, Rusted Dawn, and Fog Of Leprosy @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.

WreckingBall Entertainment presents Octobres Ending, Galore, and Ofir Gal @ The Piston, 9pm, $5 w/ canned food donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Fourlines @ 12:00a, Counterpoint @ 11:00p, Everyone’s Talking @ 10:00p, and This is Bombs @9:00p. Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $6.

The Family, Dress Rehearsal, the Bats Pajamas, Backbone Beat, and Johnny Lane @ The Silver Dollar Room, 9pm, $6?

* The Long Haul, Jadea Kelly (CD release), and Joshua Cockerill @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10.

Canadian Invasion presents Amanda Mabro w/ NLX @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $10.

*Kevin Kane, Sean Macdonald, and Shelby Lamb @ Cameron House, 9pm, $10.

Groovetastic Entertainment presents Tiger Bar [Garage] Groove feat. The Tight Ship, The Ostrich Tuning, Karoshi, and WOLFCOW @ Tiger Bar, 9pm, $10 for one person, $11 for two, $7/$8 for Groovetastic members. Download a sampler including all the artists playing the show here.

FRIDAY (30 apr)

Kat Rogers @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30pm, pwyc.

Ian Blurton's Happy Endings, Reverse Mount Rushmore, and DJ Vania @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Revolution Love, Danger! Danger!, Chang-A-Lang, and The Quiet Revolution @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, $6?

Smack feat. Coko Galore, Adolf Glitter, and Pinup Saints, w/ DJ Triple-X @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 10:30pm, $7 (b4 11pm, $10 after).

* Donlands & Mortimer (EP release), Wax Mannequin, Sean Nicholas Savage, Blue Hawaii (Braids sideproject), and Tonka Puma @ Kapisanan (167 Augusta Ave), 6:30pm, $8. All ages. Followed by...

Snakes & Ladders / Dap Duo Afterparty feat. John Milner You're So Boss, Moscow Moscow Moscow, and Hut, w/ DJ Peter Project @ 286 Lisgar St. (side door), 11:30pm.

State of Mind @ 12:00a, Stagehands @ 11:00p, and tba @ 10:00p. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $8. If anyone wants to buy a Stagehands' CD, just mention "historyjen" and you'll get it for $5 instead of $8.

Shatter The Hotel: A Dub Inspired Tribute to Joe Strummer - Official Canadian Launch Event feat. Dubmatix (live), Prince Blanco & the Clash Assassins (live), Citizen Sound (DJ set), Nate Wize (DJ set), and special guests @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $8 or $15 incl. CD. Proceeds to Strummerville: The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music.

* Young Rival (CD release) w/ Make Your Exit, Songs From A Room, and People in Grey @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10 (or $8 adv).

Dearly Beloved @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $10.

* Run With the Kittens (CD release) w/ Friendly Rich and BA Johnston @ The Great Hall, 8pm, $10 (adv, or $12 door incl. CD).

SATURDAY (1 may)

ARLT (from Paris) and Eric Chenaux @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 8pm, pwyc.

Fred Spek's CaMp CoMbO @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Charge of the Light Brigade (feat. Luke Sneyd) w/ Clockwise @ The Velvet Underground, 8:45pm, $5. The headliners have a new EP, freely available here.

Frailfragment, Bella Clava, and Broken Suns @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 7pm, $5.

* English Words, the Love Machine, and Davey Parker Radio Sound @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6. Download English Words' EP for free here.

* Late Night Live feat. Action Makes, Luau Or Die, and VOWLS @ Silver Dollar, 10:15pm, $5.

Courtesy Blush, This Is An Empire, and Elos Arma @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $6.

Mr. Something Something w/ guests @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $10.

SUNDAY (2 may)

* Gather Round feat. Hamilton Trading Co., Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum, and Towns & Cities @ The Boat, 9pm, pwyc.

* Steamboat (Sundays in May and June) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

MONDAY (3 may)

Elvis Monday feat. The Caraways, Kuru, Caramel, the People Of Canada, Radio Belle, and Jilted Lovers Club @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

TUESDAY (4 may)

* Tomboyfriend @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30pm, free. The band has a new album, Don't Go To School. I like what I've heard!

* The Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Paint @12:00a, The Joy Formidable @11:00p, The Digs @10:00p, and Ten Kens @9:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free. Get a free download by entering your email address in the widget below:

* Mixylodian, Gregory Pepper & His Problems @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.


PWYC Wednesdays feat. Blood Rexdale & the Walls Are Blonde, Grounders (ex Our History of Cowboys), and Towns & Cities @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Free Boat Rentals, Drumheller, and Mimo @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Paquin Music presents Wil and guests @ The Rivoli, 8pm, $10.

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