Alright, internet. So far I've managed to avoid doing much "news" writing on this blog. But now comes the time when I find myself sitting on lots of great news and free mp3s I want to give you, that I'm starting this new section: "A few things." As in "I have a few things to tell you about and share with you." Oh, and be sure to check my Twitter feed for more tidbits!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Aux TV did some interviewing and filmed a bunch at last month's Wavelength 500 festival. Great stuff.
Here's the new video for the Rest's "Apples & Allergies." I still haven't managed to see this Hamilton band perform live! Gah.
Mitch Fillion, who recently put up his 100th band on Southern Souls, offers up this one of Bahamas, one of my favourite artists.
The Junction have a new video. It's for the song "No Road" from their 2009 album Another Link In The Chain.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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 18, 2010
Kimberley Sedore & the Collect Callers w/ Jessie Kussin @ Holy Oak, 10pm, 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.
deadindie.com 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).
Guys and gals, let's try and do better, shall we? Exclaim! recently put up this review on its website:
All-female indie popsters Vivian Girls make no bones about what they do: low-fidelity garage rock steeped in amateurish pop. Key word? Amateurish. If these band members had penises, people would say they suck. However, they're empowered femmes who hold their instruments in that painfully awkward way only novices can, and are adored for it kind of like when the Donnas were first starting out, without the cool tunes, mind you. Their simplistic songs relayed in a pseudo-enthusiastic, trashy, loose way were amusing even if they lacked any true substance, but who needs something as unnecessary as meaning when you're that cute, right? Naturally, the crowd was raving even though this trio were clearly the least talented act on the evening's bill.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Watch this: Timber Timbre (live), Dan Mangan (live), Jason Collett / Zeus / Bahamas (live), IndieCan CMW footage.
This is why Timber Timbre's set at the Great Hall was brilliant last Thursday, and why I was SO mad at the few people who insisted on talking through it. Damnit people, pay attention! Stunning arrangements. Don't mind the bad lighting. Live, it had the right effect.
The crowd at the Great Hall was even more chatty during Dan Mangan's set, a real shame, but he got everyone involved during his last song, "Robots." Here's some live video of that song from Dan's set at Criminal Records on Saturday.
Jess over at RoundLetters captured this encore song at last Wednesday's Bonfire Ball featuring Jason Collett, Zeus, and Bahamas. All night they'd been playing their own tunes, and so this one came as a big surprise. And an awesome one! Kylie Minogue!
IndieCan Radio put together this 10-minute montage of CMW footage, featuring snippets of live performances and some of the conference events.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Here are some videos of live performances during last week's Canadian Music Fest (and related afterparties):
One of the shows I'm sad to have missed was Friday night's Music Gallery show featuring Brian Borcherdt, Julie Fader, and Postdata. Here's some of Brian's set. blogTO's Matthew McAndrew has more videos of the night on his vimeo page.
Hooded Fang performed on Thursday night at the Drake Hotel with some great bands. Justin Beach was there. The band sounds amazing! A full-length should be out later this year. Excited! Hooded Fang's songs have a tendency to get stuck in my head for hours. And that's a good thing. NxEW.ca's YouTube page has more videos from CMF.
Colin Medley captured this footage of the Magic performing at a Friday night afterparty last week in some "weird tomb" on Ossington. Great tune! Sorry I missed the party. (Woodhands ended at about 3am, and then I went for breakfast.)
Still Life Still performed at another afterparty on Saturday night. I also opted out of this time. In fact, I didn't make it to any afterparties this year. Oh well.
I am surprisingly not overly tired or sore and less enraged than I was a few hours ago. I can thank the awesome Born Ruffians and food at Sneaky Dee's with friends for the latter.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
My feet hurt. But my belly is full, and my heart is dancing. Or something. Also, I'm tired.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tonight's highlight---and the concert highlight of the past several months at the very least---was Woodhands' set at Wrongbar. My God, I love this band. They were awesome. Just fantastic.
Also, it's really late now and my brain is only partially working. I mean . . . I don't know what I mean. It's late.
Earlier it was raining, and that combined with other stuff meant I ditched my plan to go to the Music Gallery for Julie Fader, Brian Borcherdt, and Postdata. Another time. Instead, I took transit all the way out to Wrongbar, getting there to catch a nice big chunk of Jeremy Glenn's set. Slightly cheesy, maybe, but the band was totally pulling it off. The place was pretty sparsely populated, but a few people were dancing. I would not mind seeing them again.
But now it was apparent that the YYZ Records showcase was running late, since Glenn didn't end until about 11pm, when the next band was set to start. I wasn't concerned, though it did mean I would have to stay out later than I had hoped. Next up was Madrid, a group I'd been hearing good things about and had a vague notion that I should probably check out at some point. Good stuff. They had the slower bedroom electro pop thing down, and I was grooving.
Vitaminsforyou were next. This is another band---well, sometimes it's a band---that I'd been meaning to see, in part because I know Robbie Butcher is the drummer when there's a drummer. And Robbie is awesome. So very awesome. Also in the band (as the bassist) was Jordan Kern, who DJs at Yacht Rock, my favourite dance party. So, even before the band started to play, I knew I would like what was to come. And I did. I wish I was less tired and had the ability to describe the bizarreness of masks, black feather epaulette-things, lights-for-eyes, face-paint, smoke, and etc. I make it sound weird, and weird it was, but it also worked, and after a bit the crowd seemed to be really into it. I certainly was. More dancing. Fun times. Will see you again, v4u!
By now it was after 1am, when the "secret guest," ie. Woodhands, was supposed to go on. After all their equipment was set up it was about 2am and the bar must have been pretty full. It felt like it up at the front, where I had parked myself in anticipation. It's been too long since I've been at a proper Woodhands show. And by proper I mean Woodhands performing in a space and place that suits their style. Wrongbar fits that bill pretty perfectly. (They did their first CD release party there back in 2008.) I was excited, and so was everyone around me. The band performed a few songs off their 2010 album, Remorsecapade, and some hits from their first record, Heart Attack. Maylee Todd joined in on "Dissembler" and "Dancer," another rare treat these days.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Yesterday's discovery was Jason Collett's hotness. Today's was Kidstreet's awesomeness. Kidstreet! So good! So fun! I danced!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
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Matt James, MJ Cyr, and the Baymen @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5?
Mark Pesci presents White Wires, Sonic Avenues, First Base, and Chang-A-Lang @ Siesta Nouveaux (15 Lower Sherbourne St.), 9pm, $8. All ages, BYOB.
My ass is kicked, internet friends. The Bonfire Ball at Lee's Palace did this to me. Thanks to Bahamas, Zeus, and Jason Collett, I would like this festival to be over now. I need to sleep.
My plan for the first day of Canadian Music Fest was to take it easy: go to one show, and one show only. Leave the show-hopping for later, in an effort to conserve energy. But 3 hours and 44 songs later, I am spent. The show was put together as a revue, and so other than a short intermission, the band(s) played the entire time, everyone backing up everyone else. It was great! The Bahamas tunes---including many new songs that aren't on his record---sounded awesome, especially when there were 4 guitars going at the same time! The sound set-up (at least from where I was standing) didn't benefit Zeus as much as it should have been. The organ was occasionally too high in the mix, while whoever was singing while playing the keys was usually not mixed high enough. No matter, though. It was awesome how the crowd seemed to love all the artists; Bahamas, Zeus, and Jason Collett all got big cheers. Jason Collett was in fine form . . . and I really do mean that. My goodness, that man is sexy.
This Bonfire Ball tour is heading out to lots of other cities. Go! Three hours of great music and amazing musicianship. But hope for a theatre show. It's a lot to take in.
I'll have a proper review of the show up at Sticky Magazine at some point in the future. Now I must sleep and gear up for show-hopping Thursday night.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Well, here's maybe where I'll be:
Note: This list does not include in-stores or after-parties or other parties and shows not really associated with CMF! See my preview posts for more details and links, and see the full festival schedule for everything else.
Wednesday: Bonfire Ball @ Lee’s Palace
Thursday: Timber Timbre (11), Dan Mangan (10), Sally Seltmann (9) @ The Great Hall
Thursday: The Rest (12) @ Painted Lady
Thursday: Times Neue Roman (2), Kidstreet (1) @ Sneaky Dee’s
Friday: Postdata (9), Brian Borcherdt (815), and Julie Fader (730)@ The Music Gallery
Friday: Balthazar (10) @ Rancho Relaxo
Friday: The Acorn (11), Plants & Animals (12) @ Lee’s Palace
Friday: Think About Life (1) @ Lee's Palace
Friday: Handsome Furs (1) @ El Mocambo
UPDATED - Music Gallery followed by . . . YYZ showcase feat. Madrid (11pm), vitamins4u (12am), Woodhands (1am) @ Wrongbar
Saturday: Joel Plaskett (730) @ The Mod Club
Saturday: CHARTattack showcase @ The Horseshoe
Saturday: Brasstronaut (1) @ Lee’s Palace
Sunday: Born Ruffians (10), Young Rival (9), Parlovr (8)@ The Phoenix
Canadian Music Fest (and Week) starts tomorrow, and I'm getting excited.
Lots more shows are listed on the main festival schedule.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Here's my rundown of what you might want to see on the Friday of Canadian Music Fest. There's not a lot that really excites me, but certainly more than enough bands worth seeing.
I've got my Wednesday and Thursday previews up, too.
Canadian Music Fest (part of Canadian Music Week) is nearly upon us. The first official night is Wednesday, so that's where I'll start. There are a LOT of bands playing, and most of them I've never heard of. But I do know some good Toronto (and other bands), and I'm in the process of listening to MySpaces right now in hopes of uncovering some other good bets.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
One of my favourite Toronto solo acts got help from Gentleman Reg at a recent show:
Waterloo band Kidstreet have signed to Nettwerk, and will release their album in the summer.
Vancouver's You Say Party! We Say Die! are busy-busy these days. They recently released a couple videos to go along with their 2009 album, XXXX. Here's one I like:
BUT, there are a lot of really great bands playing next week!
Friday, March 05, 2010
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This list doesn't include any CMW events. Those are well-publicized on the festival's website. This weekend Friday (tonight!) is pretty great, with a few different should-be-awesome band nights.
* Out of This Spark presents Casey Mecija (Ohbijou), VIVIV (feat. Ken Reaume), and the Youngest @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.
Free Drawings #7 w/ Man Made Hill, Opera Arcana (GB Jones, Minus Smile and Bink), Karaoke, visuals by Philippe Blanchard, and DJs @ Double Double Land, 9pm, $3.
* Steam Whistle Unsigned 13 feat. Dinosaur Bones, Everything All the Time, and Make Your Exit @ Steam Whistle Brewing (the Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Bldv), 8pm, $5. All proceeds to charity.
* Unfamiliar Records 5 Year Anniversary feat. Makeout Videotape, Rat Tail, Stop Die Resuscitate, and the Two Koreas, w/ DJ Mickey Apples @ The Cryptic Canvas (8 Waterloo Terrace, near King and Bathurst), 9pm, $5.
You Handsome Devil (3 sets) @ The Hideout, 9pm, $5.
Free Kisses, Mathemagic, and Cloud Nothings @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.
Darrren Eedens, Ania Ziemirska, Neth Moore, and Dress Rehearsal @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.
Max Woolaver Band w/ Alistair Christl @ Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc.
Like Animals w/ Ruckus, Esoteric Doctrine, Bloodvine, Vintage King @ Hard Luck Bar, 9pm, $5.
Sugarfoot, The Dishes, and the Jilted Lovers Club @ Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $5.
The Android Meme, Mary & the Black Lamb, and Myxomatosis @ The Velvet Underground, 8pm, $5.
Braincell Graveyard, The Daily Times, and No Right Turns @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.
HotBoxxx presents Andrea Gal, Michael David Wolf, Ben Kunder, Meredith Shaw, The Box Tiger, more @ Rivoli, 8pm, $5.
Sun Sattelite, Blind Race, All But Over, The Targets UK, and Official Awesome @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $6.
The Dank, Ashley, and Cut Throat Kids @ The Silver Dollar, 10pm, $6.
* No Shame presents Language-Arts, the Pinecones, and Allie Hughes @ The Garrison, 9pm, $6.
* B.A. Johnston, the Racoon Wedding, and Andrew Vincent @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7.
Amnesia Vivace, Icarus Has Wings, Strawman, Breakaway @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 9pm, $5 w/ canned good, $7 w/o.
* United Steelworkers of Montreal @12:00p, The Warped 45’s @11:00p, and Joshua Cockerill @10:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $8.
This Is A Standoff, Junior Battles (7" release), the Roman Line, and Hands of the Few @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $10.
Cadre @ Grafittis, 4-7pm, pwyc.
* Zeus (in-store) @ Soundscapes, 6pm, free.
* Chang-A-Lang and Terror Lake @ Hard Luck Club (downstairs, 812 dundas), 10pm, free.
At Odds With Even and Kosher Dill Spears @ Aspetta Cafe, 9pm, pwyc.
In Support of Living, Buddy Black, Jordopia @ Silver Dollar, 10pm, $5.
fleeceelves w/ Sit Down Tracy (Winnipeg) and The Great Dane @ The Poor Alex, 9pm, $5?
Permanent Bastards, Currents, and the Balance @ Bovine, 9pm, $5.
The Hot Flashes and Bryan Ransome Band @ The Drake, 8-11pm, $5.
Anniversary Party feat. Jack Breakfast and Laura Hubert @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, $5.
Age of the Enemy, Special Ops @ The Velvet Underground, 8pm, $5.
Repercussions w/ TerraArdor and My Hollow @ Hard Luck Bar, 9pm, $5.
Orange Fuzz, The Gospel (from Montreal), and lightsweetcrude @ Teranga, 9pm, $6.
Hi-Hat Records Compilation 5 Release Party feat. The Peace Leeches, the Rival Boys, the Archives, and the Cosmic Eye @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $7 (incl. comp. download).
Quest for Fire, Chylde, and Holy Mount @ Garrison, 9pm, $8.
Julia Set Generator (CD release) @12:30p, Daniel Wesley @11:30p, The Rosewoods @10:30p, and Cold Dead Hands @9:30p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, $10.
Operation Haiti feat. Mean Tangerine, Suspect, Thundermonks, more @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 9pm, $10.
Peter James Project (CD release) w/ Darrelle London @ Bread & Circus, 9pm, $5 (or $20 incl. CD).
Hamilton Trading Co. w/ Gloria Song & the Classy Rags @ the Boat, 9pm, pwyc.
SugarFightMusic presents The Sitcom, Heartcore, The Little Black Dress, City of Glass @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.
Burn Down the Capital presents Zevious and The Swyves @ Somewhere There, 8-11pm, $8.
Shoeless Monday feat. City Sirens @12:00p, The Fury @11:00p, Slocomotion @10:00p, and The Foreign Films @9:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.
* The Edge 102.1 Nu Music Nite feat. Medallions @12:30p, Ian Blurton's Happy Endings @11:00p, Yukon Blonde @10:00, and Sixteen Layers (Ireland) @9:00p. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.
* Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum, the Weather Station, and Lisa Conway @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.
Toonie Tuesday feat. Texas, Armed to the Teeth; Caiiro Foster; Dog Tooth Violent; and Please Stand By; w/ DJ Deadlines @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $2.
* The Sure Things (every Tuesday in March) w/ The Strumbellas @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.
* The Besnard Lakes (in-store) @ Criminal Records, 6:30pm, free.
Wonbat Wednesdays feat. The Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra, The Book of Gnomes, and Fred Spek's Camb Combo @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8:30pm, $7.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
A schmorgasbord of live cuts. First up, Torontonians Still Life Still perform a new song in their temporary jam space in New York City this past January:
Colin Medley captured this Diamond Rings' song, performed here with guest vocalist "Gentleman" Reg Vermue in Kensington's Double Double Land performance/art space:
Hamilton Trading Co., the project of Keith Hamilton with help from a dozen (about, at least) friends for any given performance, sang and clapped and stomped for Mitch Fillion a few weeks ago:
Hamilton Trading Co. perform a beautiful cover of Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." There's a great live video of it on their MySpace page which I haven't seen until now. The male soloist who does a spot later in the song is Brad Casey from the band Cigarettes: