by carl wilson

Come What MAY (gig guide)

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Sorry, wrong gang of four.

More-or-less compleat Toronto show calendar is jitterbuggin' on the flip. Notice Joe Pernice tonight, Veda Hille tomorrow at Lula Lounge (as well as Roots Manuva and The Books and Mice Parade/Chad Van Gaalen/Boom Bip - all separate shows!), the Interface series with Jean Derome this weekend, the over-the-top Over the Top Fest, Mike Doughty (ex-Soul Coughing) on Tuesday, Mountain Goatses!!! (Zoilus' most-anticipated show-of-the-month/year) next Wed., Gang of 4 on May 14 (or else Dat Politics), Stereo Total the following day, that big wedding you don't know about shhh, Deerhoof on May 18 (because Bright Eyes is at the friggin' Docks), the VTO5 new-music festival, (((MIA))) and LCD Soundsystem double-bill, Wolf Eyes, Gang Gang Dance and the Deep Wireless festival. Oh, and Rebecca Gates (ex-Spinanes) on May 21, while I am away in Victoriaville, goddammmmmit. (Thanks Chromewaves, for letting me know my chance to see one of my Top All-Time Crushed-Upon Indie Femme Fatales is, in its turn, crushed.) Whew. [...]

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 Stillepost.ca Toronto board, Eye, Now, Greg Clow, ListMe.ca, Canoe.ca, Soundlist, The Whole Note, Toronto Life and ye olde email.

TUES., MAY 17
** HANK JONES => Top o’ the Senator (May 17-22)
* VTO5 presents XU FENGIA (guzheng) and a film feat. the late PETER KOWALD (bass) => Goethe Institut, 8 pm, $20
* BRITISH SEA POWER, THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC => Lee's Palace, $15
* THE GOOD LIFE =>The 360, $10
* THE BLUE VAN => Mod Club
SARAH McLACHLAN => Air Canada Centre, $49.50-$69.50
BLACK CROWES =>Kool Haus, $46.25
Rex Jazz Jam w/ BRANDI DISTERHEFT, SLY JUHAS, LAILA BIALI => Rex (every Tues in May)
EXPERIMENTAL OPEN JAM (all gear provided) => The Bagel, 285 College St., 9 pm, free (every Tues.)
KIDD RASTA & THE PEACEMAKERS cd launch, ROCKY SINGH, NATTY POSSE BAND, DJ CHOCOLATE => Reverb, doors 8:30 pm, show 9:30 pm, $10 (w/free CD)
BREAK THE SILENCE, CRANE, FUTURES PAST, MIGHT AS WELL, RUMSFIELD => Kathedral, $10

WED., MAY 18
** BRIGHT EYES, THE FAINT => The Docks, $26
** DEERHOOF, NEDELLE => Lee's Palace, $10
** GORDON LIGHTFOOT => Massey Hall, $30-$55 (May 18-21)
** HANK JONES => Top o’ the Senator (May 17-22)
* JOHN SOUTHWORTH, THE BICYCLES => El Mocambo, $8
* Ambient Ping & Deep Wireless present RADiO iN AMBiENCE 2 w/ ANNA FRIZ *(Montreal), ALLISON CAMERON and STEPHEN PARKINSON (T'o) => Hacienda (794 Bathurst St. @ Bloor), 9 pm, pwyc
* Peace Jam and Fundraiser for Livvette Moore’s orphaned children w/ TASHA T., HARPOON MISSILE, CODE BLUE, DON SKILACHI, MOTION, RISHAARD, MASIA ONE, ANDRE RANXX, SHARON RILEY (Faith Chorale), more => Opera House, 8 pm (doors 7 pm), $10 minimum donation
* AGYU experimental music series w/ QUASiMODAL => Art Gallery of York University, N145 Ross Building, 7 pm, free
* VTO5 presents Sandhills Reunion by JERRY GRANELLI'S SEPTET (w/ FRANCOIS HOULE, JEFF REILLY, DAVID MOTT, CHRISTOPH BOTH, CHRISTIAN KOGEL, J. ANTHONY GRANELLI) w/PAUL KENNEDY reading Rinde Eckert => Gladstone, 10 pm, $20
* THE BLOOD BROTHERS, PLOT TO BLOW UP THE EIFFEL TOWER, BIG BUSINESS =>Mod Club, $13.50
* Songs Of Anatolia w/ MAZA MEZÉ, BRENNA MACCRIMMON, ISMAIL HAKKI => Harbourfront, $20
* LYNN MILES, JENNY WHITELEY, MELWOOD CUTLERY (cd release) => Hugh's Room, $18
* THIEVERY CORPORATION => the Carlu (444 Yonge), $35-$40
* High Lonesome Wednesdays w/CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar, 10 pm, free (every Wed.)
SNOW PATROL, ATHLETE =>Kool Haus, $26.25
NOW YR TAKEN, LAVA WITCH, PROELIIS FERE, GOING NOWHERE => Clinton's, 9 pm, $5
ELIANA CUEVAS => Lula Lounge
KIVA'S TRIO (Wyrd Sisters, harmonic overtone singer), HEATHER DALE => Holy Joe's, 9 pm, $8
DAVID FRENCH, LUIS SIMAO LATIN JAZZ QUINTET => Rex
THE SHANKS cd release, THE POSITIONS => Cameron, 10 pm, $5
THE SECRET HANDSHAKE, THE BEAUTYS => Neutral Lounge, 10 pm, pwyc
THE EXCHANGES => Fez Batik, 10 pm, Free
VICTOR BATEMAN (6 pm) Bartender Daughter Productions Presents MARCO DiFELICE, MICHAEL LADAROUTE, SCOTT MAYNARD, CASSANDRA RUTHERFORD, MARK RUTHERFORD TRIO, guests (8 pm) => Tranzac
THE PERISHERS => Rivoli
DAVID VIERELLES QUARTET => Trane Studio

THUR., MAY 19
** GORDON LIGHTFOOT => Massey Hall, $30-$55 (May 18-21)
** HANK JONES => Top o’ the Senator (May 17-22)
** RILO KILEY, NADA SURF => Opera House, $15
* VTO5 presents STEFANO SCODANIBBIO (contrabass, Italy) w/ JOZEF VAN WISSEM (lute, Amsterdam) => Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen West, 8 pm, $20
* JOHNNY DOWD => Horseshoe, $8, also Soundscapes @ 5 pm (free)
* AUTORICKSHAW, GEORGE KOLLER, LOTUS => Lula Lounge, $15
* JENNY WHITELEY "Juno Celebration Concert" =>Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $17
* ITZHAK PERLMAN => Roy Thomson Hall
* THE BACKSTABBERS COUNTRY STRINGBAND, THE CAMERON FAMILY SINGERS, ROSES IN THE SNOW => Gladstone, 8 pm, $10
RAISED BY SWANS => Rivoli, $6
THE PRIDS, ACTION MAKES, THOMAS & HIS EVIL COMPUTER, LoLo PROJECT => El Mocambo, $5
THE VULCAN DUB SQUAD, DIABLEROS, INFLATION KILLS, FLORIDA EVANS => Rancho Relaxo, $6
HUNTER VALENTINE, RAGS TO BITCHES, KELLY & THE KELLYGIRLS, RANDOM ORDER, more => El Mocambo, $7
DAVE YOUNG w/ SPENCER BAREFIELD QUARTET => Rex (May 19-20)
THE FATALS, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, BAYONETTES => Oasis, $7
AND THE VINYL, THE NETHANIALS, KAT BURNS => Poor Alex, $5
NURAL, AMITY => Vatikan, $5
SAX IN THE CITY w/ Heather Bambrick, Amilie-Claire Barlow, Eliana Cuevas => Design Exchange, 234 Bay, $35
KATE ROGERS BAND (8 pm), BILL NORMAN & TIM HAMMEL (10 pm) => Tranzac

FRI., MAY 20
** GORDON LIGHTFOOT => Massey Hall, $30-$55 (May 18-21)
** VTO5 presents THE NELS CLINE SINGERS => Silver Dollar, 10 pm, $20
** HANK JONES => Top o’ the Senator (May 17-22)
** KANAK, LOLLIPOP PEOPLE, FRIENDLY RICH, BOB WISEMAN w/ films by Guy Maddin, Martha Colburn, Ryan Larkin and more => Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex), $5
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* DJ SERIOUS cd release, w/ D-SISIVE THEOLOGY 3, NOTES TO SELF, MUSIKLEE INSANE, DJ GROUCH => Supermarket, $10
* GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS, WAYNE PETTI, CHET =>Rancho Relaxo
* "Use Your Pocky" w/ TOCA LOCA (contemp. compos.) => Music Gallery, $10-$20
* The Abstract Index live w/ DJs DAVID DACKS, JEREMIAH (SUPERHEAVYREGGAE), MURR (LAL) => Thymeless (College @ Augusta)
Petsounds w/ I AM ROBOT AND PROUD, DJs Bronson Lee, Cab Williamson, Pammm => Stone's Place, $5
PAN/TONE, ADAM MARSHALL, ERIC DOWNER => Footwork, 425 Adelaide St W, 10 pm-?, $5 b4 12, $15 after
KASABIAN, MAD ACTION =>Kool Haus, $20
THE SLACKERS => Lee's Palace, $10.50
DAVE YOUNG w/ SPENCER BAREFIELD QUARTET => Rex (May 19-20)
WINTER EQUINOX, ROBOT => Holy Joe's, free
GORDON LIGHTFOOT @ Massey Hall, $30-$55
CHAMELEON PROJECT, THE VOID, DJ ROLLIN CASH, JAMIE KIDD => Gypsy Co-op
FINE MOTOR CONTROL, PINKO CRONKITE, JEN HALL => Oasis, $5
10
TRASH AND READY cd launch => Gladstone, 9 pm, $5
BEYOND OUR ROOTS latin festival => Drake (May 20-22)
FINCH, Vendetta Red, Walking Concert => Opera House, $20
Pitter Patter w/ TERROR LAKE, THE GREAT AWAKE, THICK HAWK => Poor Alex, $5
SOWATT, Morning After, Shot of Clarity, Junior Vice Presidents => Vatikan, $5
THE FOOLISH THINGS (5 pm), JIMMY DOWLING (10 pm) => Tranzac
RADIO NOMAD => Trane Studio, 9 pm

SAT., MAY 21
** VTO5 presents PETER BROTZMANN TENTET => Rivoli, 6 pm, $20
** M.I.A., LCD SOUNDSYSTEM => Opera House, 8 pm, $20 plus OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY w/ DIPLO, NICK CATCHDUBS, RORY THEMFINEST, WENDY MORGAN, DMT => The Social, 1100 Queen West, $10 b4 midnight
** GORDON LIGHTFOOT => Massey Hall, $30-$55 (May 18-21)
** HANK JONES => Top o’ the Senator (May 17-22)
* THE DECEMBERISTS, REBECCA GATES (ex-Spinanes) =>Phoenix, $15 (two stars for Gates, negative-one for the Decembrists, whom I so far cannot stand)
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* Tangofest w/ SWEATSHOP TANGO ENSEMBLE, FERNANDO OTERO. =>Trinity St Paul's Centre, $20, 6:30 pm (May 21-22)
MICHAEL OCCHIPINTI's SICILIAN JAZZ PROJECT => Rex
SWAMPERELLA => Gladstone, 8 pm, $8
SUNDOWNERS (6 pm), RYAN DRIVER QUINTET (10 pm) => Tranzac
LIVINGSTON TAYLOR =>Hugh's Room, $27.50
CAROLE POPE =>Sneaky Dee's, $12
MICHAUX MACHINE, SHED, NEFARIOUS INFLUENCE, LIFESTORY MONOLOGUE => El Mocambo
DJ RAP => System Soundbar
Pitter Patter w/ LUNCHMEAT, SAILBOATS ARE WHITE, THE PINEY WOLVES => Poor Alex, $5
BEYOND OUR ROOTS latin festival => Drake (May 20-22)
STIRLING => Horseshoe, $7
ANNE LINDSAY & HER WONDERFUL BAND => Victory Cafe, 9 pm, $10

SUN., MAY 22
** WOLF EYES, GASTRIC FEMALE REFLEX, AWESOME =>Horseshoe, $10
** HANK JONES => Top o’ the Senator (May 17-22)
* Wavelength 264 w/ WOOLLEY LEAVES, EVERYBODY GET SICK, DJ JD =>Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
* Tangofest w/ SWEATSHOP TANGO ENSEMBLE, FERNANDO OTERO. =>Trinity St Paul's Centre, $20, 6:30 pm (May 21-22)
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET => Cameron House, 6-8 pm, pwyc, may 22
CLAIRE LOVE AND THE SWEETHEARTS => Gladstone, 9 pm, pwyc
BEYOND OUR ROOTS latin festival => Drake (May 20-22)
RYAN LUCHUCK => Drake, 8 pm

MON., MAY 23
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
ELVIS MONDAY w/ Tala, Doublenew, Steve Lewin, The Makers, Spiral Beach => Drake

TUES., MAY 24
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* VTO5 presents HUBBUB, QUEEN MAB TRIO => Goethe Institut, 8 pm, $20
* Pages presents NATHANIEL G. MOORE & THE WORST PUPPETEERS IN CANADIAN LITERATURE (Reading/Puppet Show) => Rivoli, doors 7 pm, free
MEWITHOUTYOU =>The 360, $10
PORCUPINE TREE =>Mod Club, $24.50
MICHAEL BUBLÉ =>Hummingbird Centre, $42.50-$74.50 (May 24-26)
Rex Jazz Jam w/ BRANDI DISTERHEFT, SLY JUHAS, LAILA BIALI => Rex (every Tues in May)
EXPERIMENTAL OPEN JAM (all gear provided) => The Bagel, 285 College St., 9 pm, free (every Tues.)
MR. POINTY (8 pm), GLEN HALL (10 pm) => Tranzac

WED., MAY 25
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* High Lonesome Wednesdays w/CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar, 10 pm, free (every Wed.)
* GRASSHOPPER SOUNDCLASH cd release => Bovine Sex Club, 11 pm
* Curiopilot series launch w/ JEFF ELLIOT (comedy), WHIPPOORWILL, AEM-50CC, BLUE DEMONS, MICROBUNNY => Drake
MOOD RUFF cd release w/ LISA BELL, DJs GENERAL ECLECTIC, PUPPYHERTZ, NANA => Revival, $5 before 11 pm
Ambient Ping presents MAHOGANY FROG => Hacienda, 794 Bathurst, pwyc
THE BREAKFAST =>Lee's Palace, $8.50
MICHAEL BUBLÉ =>Hummingbird Centre, $42.50-$74.50 (May 24-26)

THUR., MAY 26
** SS CARDIACS cd release, REPUBLIC OF SAFETY, THE VERMICIOUS KNID => Sneaky Dee's
* SAINT DIRT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL => Tranzac, 10 pm
TIBET FUNDRAISER "Living Songs, Sacred Spaces" w/DAVID MOTT, JESSE STEWART, more => Music Gallery, $20/$25
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* "Underworlds" and "Euridice Variations" presented by RED SKY, TORONTO CONSORT => Glenn Gould Studio, 8 pm, $24-$30 (May 26-27)
* GALITCHA, TANTRA => Lula Lounge, $15
I CAN PUT MY ARM BACK ON YOU CAN'T (7" Release), BEAUMONT HAMIL, PANSERBJORNE, tba => Adrift Skateshop
BILL McBIRNIE w/ MARK EISENMAN TRIO (STEVE WALLACE, JOHN SUMNER) => Montreal Bistro (May 26-28)
BRENDA EARLE => Rex
MICHAEL BUBLÉ =>Hummingbird Centre, $42.50-$74.50 (May 24-26)
THE SUBURBAN POP PROJECT, FIREHYDRANT, BRONCHO CHARLIE => Poor Alex, $5
MILLIONS OF CATS THAT TURNED ON THEIR MASTERS => Silver Dollar
Ketchup Music: Asian Songwriter Showcase w/ JP SUNGA, MOULANN, NELSON TOM, NOELLA CHOI, TINA CHU => Urban Coyote Bar & Grill (8763 Bayview), free
GREATESCAPE, MR GNOME, KEY OF ME, SONGMUZE => Degrassi House, 780 Queen St. East

FRI., MAY 27
** GRANDMASTER FLASH => Roxy Blu (12 Brant St.), 10 pm, $20 adv.
** WANDA JACKSON & THE RIZDALES, ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET => Cadillac Lounge (May 27-28; sold out)
** KHONNOR => Gladstone Art Bar, 9 pm, $8 (come early! tiny room!)
** KID KOALA => Horseshoe, $15
** Hyperactive w/ KID 606 (California), KENNY GLASGOW, LEE OSBORNE => Mod Club, 11 pm-3:30 am, $15
* MYK FREEDMAN QUARTET, DEEP DARK UNITED => Tranzac, 8 and 10 pm
* GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS, WAYNE PETTI, CHET => Rancho Relaxo
* Leftover Daylight Series presents PAUL DUTTON (vox, Toronto)/THOMAS CHARMETANT (cello, from Paris); KYLE BRENDERS TRIO; HALEY/CLUTTON/SHAW/SORBARA => Arraymusic Studio, 60 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 218, $10/$6
* Deep Wireless Weekend radio-sound art fest w/ERIC LEONARDSON, CHRIS BROOKES, ANNA FRIZ, EVALYN PARRY, YVES DAOUST, MILENA DROUMEVA, GEOFF SISKIND, DRAGAN TODOROVIC, GREGORY WHITEHEAD, CHANTAL DUMAS & CHRISTIAN CALON, EMMANUEL MADAN, more => Drake Hotel, see http://deepwireless.ca (May 27-29)
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com (May 20-29)
* STEVE FORBERT => Hugh's Room, $22
* NEW MUSIC CONCERTS: WILD, WIRED WEST w/ Keith Hamel, Joseph Petric, Max Christie, Robert Aitken and the New Music Concerts Ensemble => Music Gallery, $5-$25
* "Underworlds" and "Euridice Variations" presented by RED SKY, TORONTO CONSORT => Glenn Gould Studio, 8 pm, $24-$30 (May 26-27)
Fat Albert's benefit concert & cd release w/ BOB SNIDER, BOB WISEMAN, NORM HACKING, ROGER ELLIS, more => Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil, $10
THE PARIAHS, PLASTIC BAG => Bovine Sex Club
BILL McBIRNIE w/ MARK EISENMAN TRIO (STEVE WALLACE, JOHN SUMNER) => Montreal Bistro (May 26-28)
AL KAY TROMBONE OCTET => Rex
AGAINST ME =>Kathedral, $13.50
JEREMY FISHER, NATHAN WILEY => Mod Club, $12
KARRIN ALLYSON => Top O' the Senator, $18 (May 27-29)
THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD => Artists Play Studio Theatre
JEREMY FISHER, NATHAN WILEY => Mod Club, $12
KOBAYASHI, DJ Goldfinger => Gypsy Co-op
LUNCHMEAT, BOYBALLZ => The Boat
IN SUPPORT OF LIVING, AS THE POETS AFFIRM, OFF THE INT'L RADAR => El Mocambo
MICHAEL JOHNSTON, DAVE CLARK, DAVID CELIA => NOW Lounge, 189 Church, $6
SHOWROOM cd release, DAN GORMAN, SAY AH => Rivoli, $7
THE FOOLISH THINGS => Tranzac, 5 pm
MATTHEW BARBER, YAEL WAND, LINDSAY FERGUSON, ROZALIND MACPHAIL => Rectory Cafe, Toronto Island, $5-$10
RAW CITY GRINDER, SOHO KITCHEN, LINK DE BAREFLY, AMANDA KAYE => Neutral Lounge, 349A College

SAT., MAY 28
** ROBYN HITCHCOCK & HIS SADIES => Lee's Palace, $17.50 POSTPONED!
** WANDA JACKSON & THE RIZDALES, ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET => Cadillac Lounge (May 27-28; sold out)
** Deep Wireless Weekend radio-sound art fest w/KHONNOR, ERIC LEONARDSON, CHRIS BROOKES, ANNA FRIZ, EVALYN PARRY, YVES DAOUST, MILENA DROUMEVA, GEOFF SISKIND, DRAGAN TODOROVIC, GREGORY WHITEHEAD, CHANTAL DUMAS & CHRISTIAN CALON, EMMANUEL MADAN, more => Drake Hotel, see http://deepwireless.ca (May 27-29)
* Hangama! South Asian Street Celebration w/ TRICHY'S TRIO w/ DR. TRICHY SANKARAN, BLACKMAHAL w/ LAL, SINGH BHATTI, MOHAMMED ZAHEERUDDIN, SHAHID ALI KHAN, FRIENDS OF RAAGAS, ANWAR KHURSHID w/ RAVI NAIMPALLY, THE WEBER BROTHERS, JOSH, STATE OF BENGAL w/ RENU HUSSAIN, SHANGRILA, DK W/ DAVE SHARMA, SHIVA SOUND SYSTEM w/ VINEET VYAS, SUHANA SOUND SPEKTRUM w/ RICK LAZAR & SAMBA SQUAD, GADJET and more => Dundas Square, 11 am-11 pm, free
* THE DINNER IS RUINED => Tranzac, 10 pm
* SAM PREKOP, JAMES YORKSTON => Horseshoe, $12
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* CHRIS SMITHER => Hugh's Room, $22
HOLY SHIT!, THE KIND OF JAZZ MUSIC THAT KILLS, WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEROES, SAIGON DISTRESS SIGNAL => Ania's, $9
KARRIN ALLYSON => Top O' the Senator, $18 (May 27-29)
BILL McBIRNIE w/ MARK EISENMAN TRIO (STEVE WALLACE, JOHN SUMNER) => Montreal Bistro (May 26-28)
GIPSY KINGS => Molson Amphitheatre, $39.50-$59.50
South Asian Heritage Festival w/ HANGAMA => Dundas Square
KEANE, BRENDAN BENSON => Massey Hall, $29.50-$39.50
SOPHIE MILMAN => Glenn Gould Studio, $32.25
KIKI MISUMI QUARTET => Rex
PASO MINO, BEN GUNNING => Rivoli, $7
HUNTER EVES, JASON CHESWORTH, JORDAN VENN & THE SLIZNEYS, LEN'S HAULAGE => Cameron House, 9 pm, $6
WAKE, CUE HTE CROWD, CELLAR DOOR, SIMPL => The Boat, 158 Augusta, $10

SUN., MAY 29
** EIGHT-HOUR DRONE event organized by Steve Kado and Alex Snukal, benefit for BLOCKS Recording Club, w/ drone performances by JONATHAN ADJEMIAN, AIDAN BAKER, COLIN BERGH, MICHELLE BRESLIN, GREG COLLINS, NICO DANN, HANS FINKELDEY, BREDAN FLANAGAN, MISHA GLOUBERMAN, PAIGE GRATLAND, SCOTT HARRISON, KEVIN HEGGE, JACOB HORWOOD, STEVEN KADO, ELISHA LIM, MARCO LANDINI, SCOTT M2, RYAN MAGUIRE, PAUL MORTIMER, LIZ PETERSON, MATIAS ROZENBERG, EUGENE SLOMIMEROV, MIKE SPEARS, MATT SMITH, MIKE STAFFORD, JAKOB THIESEN, BOB WISEMAN,ALEX WOLFSON => Mercer Union, 12-8 pm, $8 full day, $3 hourly passes, chef on site making "obelisk-shaped" vegan food
** GANG GANG DANCE => Lee's Palace, $10
** Deep Wireless Weekend radio-sound art fest w/ERIC LEONARDSON, CHRIS BROOKES, ANNA FRIZ, EVALYN PARRY, YVES DAOUST, MILENA DROUMEVA, GEOFF SISKIND, DRAGAN TODOROVIC, GREGORY WHITEHEAD, CHANTAL DUMAS & CHRISTIAN CALON, EMMANUEL MADAN, more => Drake Hotel, see http://deepwireless.ca (May 27-29)
* Wavelength 265 w/ PRESSE, ACTION MAKES, THE ROBOT ATE ME, Selector GREG COLLINS => Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
* THE COUNTRYPOLITANS => Cameron House, 6-8 pm, pwyc (most Sundays)
* DISTILLERY JAZZ FESTIVAL => Various artists, venues. See http://www.distilleryjazz.com, (May 20-29)
* FISHBONE, MISHKA, SLIGHTLY STOOPID => Opera House, $20.50
Trade: Queer Things zine presents EROTIC NIGHTS => Gladstone, 7 pm, $10
ARRAYMUSIC: FUTURE LAB => Music Gallery
KAISER CHIEFS, OK GO => Mod Club, $17
KARRIN ALLYSON => Top O' the Senator, $18 (May 27-29)
AGNOSTIC FRONT => Fun Haus, $16.50
SUPERNOVA'S MUSICK SUMMER SERIES w/Breaking Benjamin, Silvertide, The Exies => Docks, $20
ON SWITCH => El Mocambo
Flying Cloud Folk Club presents SEAN TYRELL => Tranzac, 7:30 pm

MON., MAY 30
ELIZABETH SHEPHERD TRIO => Montreal Bistro, 9 pm, $10
MATTHEW BARBER => Hugh's Room
ISUMAH, MODELAND ROAD, LIPSTICK MACHINE => Silver Dollar
A NEFARIOUS INFLUENCE => Horseshoe
LIFEHOUSE, ROCCO DELUCA => Guvernment, $24.50

TUES., MAY 31
* THE KILLERS, TEGAN AND SARA, LOUIS XIV => Molson Amphitheatre, $20-$48.75
* ORPHANS FAN THE FLAMES ("polyvocal multimedia performance by Margaret
Christakos with music by Steph Copeland and Eric Arner, Rachel Zolf (sax) Lindsay McNiff, Jessica Raffoul, Jenny Sampirisi (voice), video by Margaret Christakos, Jessica Sarrazin and a live runner"), PORTIA live music set, plus readings, films => Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 7 pm, $5
PHIL NIMMONS QUARTET => Montreal Bistro (May 31-June 4)
Rex Jazz Jam w/ BRANDI DISTERHEFT, SLY JUHAS, LAILA BIALI => Rex (every Tues in May)
Bluebird North w/ BOB WISEMAN, DON MacLEAN, DAVID LEASK, ERIKA WERRY, ANDREA WASSE, TYLER KYTE, CHRISTOPHER WARD => Rivoli, 8 pm, $10-$12
EXPERIMENTAL OPEN JAM (all gear provided) => The Bagel, 285 College St., 9 pm, free (every Tues.)
BLUESCREEN => Horseshoe
ON SWITCH => 360
LITTLE JIMMY'S CHICKEN PICKERS => Tranzac, 10 pm

Read More | Live Notes | Posted by zoilus on Wednesday, May 04 at 2:10 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (4)

 

COMMENTS

heyyyy... you missed all the djs for all the wavelengths.

Posted by shaunna on May 9, 2005 7:37 AM

 

 

I live but to serve, Carl. But to clarify - Rebecca Gates is now opening for The Decemberists at the Phoenix. Willy Mason has dropped off the tour due to health issues and Rebecca has stepped in. The Lee's Palace show was just because Pollstar isn't too swift with updating venue changes.

Posted by frank on May 4, 2005 3:13 PM

 

 

For those of you who are kinda fonda of Wanda Jackson,(and missed picking up tix for the two sold out Cadillac Lounge shows) she's playing the venerable Corktown Tavern (175 Young Street) in Hamilton on Sunday the 29th.

Posted by bruce mowat on May 3, 2005 1:33 PM

 

 

Robyn Hitchcock and His Sadies have cancelled. As it says on http://www.robynhitchcock.com/auditori.htm : "Sadly, owing to a foot injury, Robyn very much regrets that he will be unable to play the four Canadian shows with the Sadies at the end of May. We hope to rescedule them for later in the year."

Posted by Stewart on April 30, 2005 6:24 AM

 

 

 

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