by carl wilson

This Week Can't-Miss ToRAWKto Action!

This week, as you enjoy the last gasp of the Bush era (and shudder over the coming Million Lawsuit March), Zoilus zealously encourages you to head out to two superfantastical unconventional musical entertainments:


1. Tin Tin Tin. This WEDNESDAY! The return of my monthly music-scene mash-up series, with:

10 pm - ROB CLUTTON CONDUCTS, large group improv conducted by bassist-composer Rob Clutton (of NOJO, Rob Clutton Group, Shurum Burum Jazz Circus and much more) guiding this hott hott hott band: Ken Aldcroft (guitar), Parmela Attariwala (violin), Tania Gill (keyboards), Mike Hansen (turntables), Vannessa Hanson (voice/keyboard), Tomasz Krakowiak (electronics), John Millard (voice), Paul Newman (saxes), Jayme Stone (banjo), Melissa Stylianou (voice).

11 pm - BLOCKS INSTANT BANDS. The best of the Blocks Recording Club instant-band experiment from Canzine earlier this month, including Iceflow (drone by Colin Bergh, Greg Collins, James Anderson, Matt Smith and Steve Kado), Organ Summit (keyboard madness by Alex (Animalmonster) Snukal, Matt Smith, Peter Venuto, Vanessa Fischer, Mike e.b., Ben Stimpson, Paige Gratland) and JCCR Revival (instant songs by Jon Rae Fletcher, Eugene Slonimerov, Jessie Stein, Alex Snukal). Lineups here subject to change.

11:45 pm. BUSH PARTY: NATHAN LAWR + rYAN kAMSTRA play cracked political songs with electronics by TBA.

Hosted by Carl Wilson. Set design by Margaux Williamson. Between-set dancin' tunes by the Global Pop Conspiracy. Doors 9 pm, Show 10 pm, PWYC ($5/$10 suggested). Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. West.

Playing Cobra at the last Tin Tin Tin in July (with Cobra-Tron)!

which leads us to ...

Misha Glouberman & Joe Sorbara present Open Cobra.

2. Open Cobra! On Monday it's the second edition of the very popular and massively enjoyable workshop we attended back in June. Zoilus pal and Trampoline Hall host Misha Glouberman, his Room 101 Games series and local drummer-composer-improvisor-organizer Joe Sorbara once again present a participatory peek behind the veil of John Zorn's seminal composition-cum-sporting-event, Cobra. (Here's how it works, here's how it was conceived, here's a review and here's Cibo Matto going crazy with it.)

Cobra is a brain-teasing group musical grope & the workshop is most remarkable for making your mind somehow expand to grasp its maddeningly complex set of rules until they fall simply, neatly and surprisingly into place. Musicians and non-musicians alike will have a grand time. Full info here and even fuller info here. It was also named "Best Bet" in a nice piece in Eye this week (scroll down). It's on Monday, Oct. 25, 7 pm SHARP (doors 6:30) at The Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen W. $12/$6 students door; $5 adv. With Joe Sorbara's Pickle Juice Orchestra and special guests Steve Kado (Barcelona Pavilion/Blocks Recording Club), Dave Clark (Woodchoppers), Eugene Slonimerov (Lenin i Shumov) and the mighty Cobra-Tron!

PLUS: Here are a few more pics from the last Tin Tin Tin (all shot by Lee Towndrow, as are the two TTT photos above):




At Tin Tin Tin | Posted by zoilus on Sunday, October 24 at 2:47 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)



I quite enjoyed Clutton conducting tonight. Interesting to hear the same group of people improvising without conduction. very differernt.

I applaud Carl for continuing to push the envelope, try new things and not necessarily go for "crowd pleasers" and I sincerely hope it is not the last time we hear Mr. Clutton conducting.

Posted by tim posgate on October 27, 2004 11:56 PM




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