by carl wilson

April Show(er)s

nobodies.jpg You're welcome. It's the Zoilus April Toronto music calendar, on the jump, including shows by the Gris-Gris! Regina Spektor! Lee Konitz (the worst publicized show of the year! it's on Thursday! I just heard!)! The Weakerthans/Constantines/other cool kids! Phoenix! The Creeping Nobodies (pretty poster above)! The Lenin i Shumov CD release (jittery excitement!)! Out Hud/Hella! Anita O'Day! Ike freakin' Turner! Handsome Boy Modeling School! Andy Bey! Stars/The Organ/Wooden Stars/Montag at Exclaim!'s party! Angels of Light with Picastro! The Shins! Martha Wainwright! Grandmaster Melle Mel in a Beat Street tribute! Semiconductor! Joel Plaskett! Laurie oh-my-gosh Anderson! Negativland and Diamanda Galas and more in Waterloo! The Wedding Present! The Undertones! The Arcade Fire/Wolf Parade/Final Fantasy times 3 nights! Dizzee Rascal! Toronto jazzer Quinsin Nachoff with Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger (and two local violinists)! And just announced today: Snoop Dogg!

I think that it is finally spring. [...]

Corrections & additions welcome. Zoilus-approved shows are marked with a *star. Special picks are **double-starred. If it's not starred, it may mean I don't find it especially thrilling, or just that I don't know or am not sure enough to recommend it. Listings will be updated weekly. All info subject to change - this is a casual effort, please do call the venues. Sources include the 20hz.ca Toronto board, Eye, Now, Greg Clow, ListMe.ca, Canoe.ca, Soundlist, The Whole Note, Toronto Life and ye olde email.

THUR., APRIL 28
** SNOOP DOGG - The Docks
** DIZEE RASCAL, DJ WONDER => Opera House
** THE ARCADE FIRE, WOLF PARADE, FINAL FANTASY => Danforth Music Hall, $20 Afterparty w/Wolf Parade at the Silver Dollar.
** OPEN EARS festival w/ NEGATIVLAND (also at the Drake on May 1), DIAMANDA GALAS, ZEENA PARKINS/IKUE MORI, HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP/ANNE BOURNE, BOB OSTERTAG/PIERRE HEBERT => Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. www.openears.ca (through May 1)
** CARIBOU (formerly Manitoba), SINGING SAW SYMPHONY => Horseshoe, $12
* GREG MACPHERSON cd Release, FEMBOTS => 360, $8
* SNFU, CHIXDIGGIT!, BELVEDERE, MAXIMUM RNR => Reverb, 8 pm, $12.50
* Small World Music presents ALESSANDRA BELLONI (Italy) => Lula Lounge, 9 pm, $15
* KISS-KISS, BANG BANG (Copenhagen) => Rex Hotel (April 27, 28)
* ALESSANDRA BELLONI => Lula Lounge, 9 pm, $15
* DEREK MILLER, GEORGE LEACH => Club 279, 8 pm, $10
* THE KEY CONCEPTS, WAX MANNEQUIN, PINKO CRONKITE, THE HALF GRAM CHALLENGE => Poor Alex, $5
TRASH CAN SINATRAS => Lee's Palace, $15
Montreal-Toronto "indie band exchange" w/ ? => Drake
CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DEAD TO FALL => El Mocambo, $10
GENE DINOVI W/DAVE YOUNG => Montreal Bistro (April 28-30)
KIKI MISUMI => Top o’ the Senator (Apr 28-May 1)
TERROR, COMEBACK KID => Reverb, $12.50
MISSISSIPPI HIPPIES cd release => Hugh’s Room, $17
FERN LINDZON JAZZ QUARTET => Montreal Bistro, 9 pm
TERROR, COMEBACK KID => Reverb, all ages, $12.50
VANDERPARK, THE VOID => Clinton’s
Esprit Orchestra fundraiser w/ HOGTOWN RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE, DANNY MARKS => Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West, $25-$100

FRI., APRIL 29
** PATTY GRIFFIN => Mod Club, 6:30 pm, $25
** JOEL PLASKETT, PETER ELKAS => Hugh's Room
** OPEN EARS festival w/ NEGATIVLAND (also at the Drake on May 1), DIAMANDA GALAS, ZEENA PARKINS/IKUE MORI, HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP/ANNE BOURNE, BOB OSTERTAG/PIERRE HEBERT => Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. www.openears.ca (through May 1)
** DEEP DARK UNITED   => Tranzac, 10 pm
* CHRIS CAWTHRAY (percussion), METHUSELAH (Chris Banks, Dafydd Hughes, Don Scott), VICTOR BATEMAN'S PORKBONE (Bateman - bass, Eric Chenaux - Guitar, Jean Martin - Drums) => Arraymusic Studio, 610 Atlantic Ave., 9 pm, $10
* CLUB V w/ DJ Will Munro => Lee's Palace, $7
KIKI MISUMI => Top o’ the Senator (Apr 28-May 1)
THE PORCELAIN GODS, THE GHOST IS DANCING, GHOST STORIES, BARF PIGEONS => Cinecycle, $7
MANDO DIAO, THE COMAS, THE AMBER ROOM => Horseshoe, $10
Marvin Gaye/Luther Vandross Tribute w/ TBA => 360, $12
BLUE ROOM cd release => Silver Dollar, 9 pm, $7
DAVID GOGO => Healey’s
MIKE LAWLESS => Rivoli
Salsa Friday w/ CACHE => Lula Lounge, doors 7 pm, dance class 9 pm, show 10 pm, $10 ($45 w/dinner & dance class)
GENE DINOVI W/DAVE YOUNG => Montreal Bistro (April 28-30)
GODDO 30th anniversary show => Club 279, 9 pm, $10
MATT YORK, PETER KATZ, JARET KOOP, TOMI SWICK cd release => El Mocambo, $15

SAT., APRIL 30
** JOEL PLASKETT, PETER ELKAS => Hugh's Room
** ARRAYMUSIC presents GIROGIO MAGANENSI CONDUCTS (conducting-meets-improvisation new music with ensemble, toys, electronics) => Glenn Gould Studio, talk 7:15 pm, concert 8 pm, $7-$20
** QUINSIN NACHOFF (Toronto, sax) w/ ERNST REIJSEGER (Holland, cello), JOHN TAYLOR (UK, piano), NATHALIE BONIN & PARMELA ATTARIWALA (Toronto, violins) => Royal Conservatory of Music (90 Croatia), $15
** OPEN EARS festival w/ NEGATIVLAND (also at the Drake on May 1), DIAMANDA GALAS, ZEENA PARKINS/IKUE MORI, HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP/ANNE BOURNE, BOB OSTERTAG/PIERRE HEBERT => Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. www.openears.ca (through May 1)
* Masquerade Ball w/ LULLABYE ARKESTRA, THE BAYONETTES, DEAR JANE, PROELIIS FERE => Sneaky Dee's, $5
* "Rave of Doom!" breakcore/noise w/NWODTLEM, CRUSHKILL, DIR:Z, SKEETER & $NOOTY => Ear Raid HQ (address announced 24 hours before on heresmycardrecords.com), no cover, 9:30 pm, byob
* "Rec Room" w/ DJ's JARED C., mROBOTO, MIKEY APPLES => Clinton's, $6
JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX => Lee's Palace, $15
CARLOS DEL JUNCO => Silver Dollar, $12
KIKI MISUMI => Top o’ the Senator (Apr 28-May 1)
Salsa Saturday w/ EVARISTO MACHADO => Lula Lounge, doors 7 pm, dance class 9 pm, show 10 pm, $10 ($45 w/dinner & dance class)
THE OPPRESSED, THE PROWLERS, THE CLASS ASSASSINS, THE FALLOUT => 360, $15
INTRADA BRASS fundraiser for St. Stephen's Community House => Grace Church On-the-Hill (300 lonsdale), $25
JOHN ACQUAVIVA => Film Lounge
HUGH DILLON REDEMPTION CHOIR => Mod Club
GENE DINOVI W/DAVE YOUNG => Montreal Bistro (April 28-30)
SAM NOTO QUINTET w/ KIRK MACDONALD => Rex Hotel
THE UGLY BUG BAND   => Tranzac, 10 pm
HUGH DILLON REDEMPTION CHOIR => Mod Club, 8 pm
RYAN LUCHUCK BAND, DRIFTER, DELTA, ANNEX RIVALS => Cameron House
"RE.GENERATE" w/, DJs THE DUKES, PAT DAVIS & THE GENTLE PEOPLE => Salem's Lift, 136 Geary Ave. (entrance off Salem), 10 pm, $15

Read More | Live Notes | Posted by zoilus on Sunday, April 03 at 2:53 AM | Linking Posts | Comments (3)

 

COMMENTS

The reason the Konitz show was poorly publicized is because it was only booked about 3 weeks ago after I confirmed his appearance in Toronto for my tv series SOLOS. As far as I know the gig at the Gould was pretty much a spur of the moment thing; btw, I was at the Konitz show tonight and it was very well attended. But you should have heard him play Solo for 45 minutes at the Berkeley Church on Tuesday afternoon. Look for that show on Bravo sometime later this summer.

Posted by originalspin on April 7, 2005 10:33 PM

 

 

Yes, it's that Holly (the one who loves Jack White like a little brother). I saw that show too, though I have to admit I was a bit disappointed after years of hearing glowing things.

Posted by zoilus on April 4, 2005 7:44 PM

 

 

You have listed Holly Go Lightly, April 26th at Silver Dollar. Are you talking about Holly Golightly from the UK, http://www.hollygolightly.com/ ? If so I'm really sorry I have to miss her performance because I'm going to see The Wedding Present that night. But she's really cool...I saw her the last time she swung through Toronto at the Horseshoe, late last year.

Posted by mike on April 3, 2005 5:02 PM

 

 

 

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