by carl wilson

Having An Above-Average Weekend

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An enticing poster, tho all I know of the bands is silvery rumour.

... means not getting to all the worthy shows there were, and not having time to post. There's much to blog about - notably the final 50 Tracks list, among others - but for the moment I just wanted to alert Toronto readers to live action for this week. Rest of world, talk among yourselves. The following list represents the creme of the remnants of March, not full listings - am I missing anything? (Observe the insanity of Thursday night!) April listings to come mid-week.

Meanwhile, here is the prescription for what you should be doing April Fool's: First, go see the enfant terrible/court jester of contemporary cinema, Harmony Korine (Gummo, etc.), delivering the Kodak Lecture at Ryerson at 7:30 pm. (If you can't make it corporeally, the lecture will be webcast live from the website and archived for later viewing. (Click "ryecast.") And then after that, hustle your pretty little ass on down to the Arraymusic studio to catch Toronto improv supergroup Drumheller as well as Chicago anarcho-cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and friends guesting with various Toronto improvisers in the Leftover Daylight series. Prank your ears, prank your head.

TONIGHT (MON. MAR 28)
* Radio Mondays w/ JASON COLLETT, KEVIN DREW, HOWIE BECK, ANDREW CASH, BILL PRIDDLE, HOLLY THROSBY, MARTY KINACK, "special guest"! (Psst, I hear it's HAYDEN) => Supermarket, 9 pm, $8
* Forced Under Cover 3 w/ ANDY MAGOFFIN, THE PHONEMES, DETECTIVE KALITA, JAYDAWG playing Leonard Cohen and other Canadian hits => Sneaky Dee's, 9:30 pm
* GRINDER w/Darren Maccarty of the Detroit Red Wings => Drake, 6 pm, $10

TUES. MAR 29 [...]

* JOHN LEGEND, MATISSE & THE PLAYGROUND => Docks, doors 8 pm/show 9 pm, $30.75
* MIKE MURLEY SEPTET => Senator (Mar 29-Apr 2)
* GREG KEELOR (Blue Rodeo) => Lee's Palace, $20

WED. MAR 30
** KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE => Hugh's Room, $40 (also Mar 31)
** The Ambient Ping w/ CANADIAN ELECTRONIC ENSEMBLE => Hacienda (ex-Tequila Lounge, 794 Bathurst), 9 pm
** McENROE, BIRDAPRES, DJ HUNNICUTT, DJ SERIOUS, DJ FATHOM => Gypsy Co-op
** The Most Horrible Night in Your Life, vol.4, BLITZ CHESS w/ Ethan Moseley - Announced Mate, Jasmine Landau - Queen Force, Mike Hansen - Tower Tactics, Dan Epstein - Zugzwang, Eric Muth - Unorthodox Opening, Gastric Female Reflex / 2 - Gambit, Tomek Krakowiak - Fianchetto => New Works Studio, 319 Spadina Ave. (upstairs), 8:30 pm, pwyc
** LINA ALLEMANO & FRIENDS (w/ Brodie West, Andrew Downing, Nick Fraser) => Rex Hotel, 9:30 pm, $6
* DEAD MEADOW, JENNIFER GENTLE => Horseshoe, $12 (adv)
* QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL => Kool Haus, $31.25 (sold out?)
* MIKE MURLEY SEPTET => Senator (Mar 29-Apr 2)
* I CAN PUT MY ARM BACK ON YOU CAN'T, TRADITION, DD/MM/YY => Poor Alex, $5
* VICTIMS OR PIRATES? A Discussion on ARTISTS and COPYRIGHT w/ RICHARD FUNG (moderator), CHARLIE ANGUS (NDP/Grievous Angels), KARL BEVERIDGE (visual artist), JOHN GREYSON (filmmaker-video artist), LAURA MURRAY (Queen's U) => Ontario College of Art and Design, Room 190 (Auditorium), 100 McCaul, 7 pm, free

THURS. MAR 31
** KING SUNNY ADE => Guvernment, $26.50 (adv)
** CROOKED FINGERS => Horseshoe, $10
** KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE => Hugh's Room, $40 (also Mar 30)
** PICASTRO cd release w/ EVERYBODY GET SICK, DJ PAMM => Rivoli, $5
** NQ ARBUCKLE cd release w/ "mini-sets" by FORD PIER, JUSTIN RUTLEDGE, VALERY GORE, ELLIOTT BROOD => The 360
** THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS => Lee's Palace, $28.50 (adv.) (also April 1)
** Global Divas Benefit Gala w/ JANE BUNNETT & THE SPIRITS OF HAVANA, JORANE, DIONE TAYLOR, LAURA OCAMPO, NDIDI ONUKWULU, NIDIA MOYA => Kool Haus, $30 ($125 for gala trimmings)
* MIKE MURLEY SEPTET => Senator (Mar 29-Apr 2)
* Out of the Cold/Homelessness Action Group benefit w/ NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE, MARY LOU FALLIS, RH THOMSON, MARGO & MICHAEL TIMMINS (Cowboy Junkies) => Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor West, $25
* MARYEM TOLLAR/JAYNE BROWN and ensemble, Arabic & Greek Music old & new => Music Gallery, 8 pm, $15
* KEN ALDCROFT => Tranzac, 10 pm
* HEINZ HOLLIGER & THE U of T CONTEMPRORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE, world premiere => Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park, noon, free
* DIABLEROS, FOXES, DEPT. OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS => Sneaky Dee's

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