by carl wilson

A Hawt July in Toronto Unlimited

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Loretta Lynn, July 22; Out Hud, July 9

Loretta Lynn is just the high mountain peak of a month that kicks off with Ari-Up of the Slits in a two-night stand at Sneaky Dee's (reportedly premiering new material from the upcoming Slits semi-reunion album - is there no old punk or post-punk band that can't be reunited? Ah yes, the Clash... ), overlapping with this Saturday's visit from Vancouver's seven-piece circus-punk-gospel band They Shoot Horses Don't They?, whom I hear from my west-coast correspondents are remarkable (and joined by the surefire Creeping Nobodies), and Neko Case on Thursday, the Pixies, the Pernices, Common, Afrofest 2005 w/ Oliver Mtukudzi, Teenage Fanclub, the Laconnor Interface series at Arraymusic, the last few days of the jazz festival, T-dot-improv supergroup Drumheller on the 30th, and most of all the non-stop skull-top-exploding action at Harbourfront, whose weekend free festivals provide every reason to be glad you're not one of those cottage-bound highway monkeys but have your bike wheels spinning on the burning asphalt of T-topia. It's all in this month's Zoilus Toronto gig guide, updated weekly throughout the month. Please send additions, corrections and kvetches this-a-way. [...]

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.

MON., JULY 25
** TEENAGE FANCLUB => Mod Club, $22.50
** Matt Ninja High School presents TRS-80, FASHION FLESH (Chicago "techno freaks"), ANIMALMONSTER => Silver Dollar, $6
* THE COUNTRYPOLITANS => Cameron House, 6-8 pm, free (every Sun.)
* DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT, KILL ME TOMORROW, KIDS ON TV => Sneaky Dee's, $9
PEPPER => Opera House, 7 pm, $16.50
Elvis Monday w/ EVIL DOERS, THE HOA HOAS, AXE MONKEY, SPIRAL BEACH, THE MACHINES, WINTERBLOOM & THE STARVING ARTIST BUFFET => El Mocambo
LAURA HUBERT => Grossman’s
KICKASS KARAOKE => Ciao Edie
KEVIN QUAIN => Graffiti’s

TUE., JULY 26
* Curiopilot Vol. 3 w/ WAX MANNEQUIN, STOOPY, PRINCE BROTHERS => Drake, 9 pm, $6 (after 11 pm, $8)
* COMMON, DL INCOGNITO => Kool Haus, $34.50
* COMPOSERS WORKSHOP => Gladstone ballroom, $5
Ambient Ping w/ PLANET OF THE LOOPS => Hacienda Lounge, 9 pm, pwyc
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES, CURL UP & DIE, BEAR VS SHARK, FIRE WHEN READY => Reverb
CUFF THE DUKE => In-store at Soundscapes, 6:30 pm, free
FRUIT (Australia) => Lula Lounge, $18
HUBERT SUMLIN => Silver Dollar, 8 pm, $18
SYREETA NEAL, DANIEL STONE => Trane Studio
WHITESNAKE, DAVID COVERDALE (DEEP PURPLE), SUPAGROUP => The Docks, $46.80

WED., JULY 27
** Sugar Water Festival w/ ERYKAH BADU, JILL SCOTT, QUEEN LATIFAH => Air Canada Centre, $49.50-$89.50
** A SILVER MT. ZION, THE PHONEMES => Tranzac, 10 pm, $10
* BARNYARD DRAMA => The Red Guitar (603 Markham), 9 pm, $10
* BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE => Phoenix, $10.50
* High Lonesome Wednesday w/ CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar (every Wed.)
* NO LUCK CLUB, STOP DIE RESUSCITATE => El Mocambo
* GHOSTLIGHT (adam rosen; brodie west; dave rodger; james anderson; greg chambers; marco landini; minesh mandoda; scott cameron), DOGFUCKER => Neutral, @ sw corner of College & Augusta
BLUE MARTINI => Yonge-Dundas Sq.,12:30 pm
THE DAN BAND => Opera House, $20
HEATHER DALE => Hugh's Room, $14
VANDERPARK => Holy Joe’s
DAVID VIRELLES QUARTET => Trane Studio
THE D RANGERS, ROMI MAYES, WASHBOARD HANK => Tranzac, 8 pm
JEWEL, JOE FIRSTMAN => Roy Thomson Hall, $49.50-$69.50
DAVE YOUNG SEXTET => Rex Hotel

THURS., JULY 28
** A SILVER MT. ZION, DRUMHELLER (Eric Chenaux, Nick Fraser, Doug Tielli, Rob Clutton, Brodie West) => Tranzac Main Hall, 10 pm, $10
** SINGING SAW SHADOW SHOW => time & location tba (outdoors, Thursdays all summer at diff. locations)
* SS CARDIACS, THE BURDOCKS => Sneaky Dee's
* SAINT DIRT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL => Tranzac front room, 10 pm
STEVE KOVEN TRIO W/ROB CLUTTON, ANTHONY MICHELLI => The Red Guitar (603 Markham), 9 pm, $10
RAT TRAPS, JEFFREY NOVAK ONE-MAN BAND, NO-NO ZERO (ex-Exploders/Starkweather), UGLY STICK (members of Bush League and Boyfriend Material) => Rancho Relaxo, 10 pm, $5
COMPOSERS WORKSHOP => Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Distillery District, 55 Mill, $15
Summer Music in the Garden w/ DAVID MOTT => Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay W., 7 pm
JUSTIN RUTLEDGE, D. RANGERS, ROMI MAYES => Rivoli, 9:30 p.m., $10
RAY LAMONTAGNE => Soundscapes, 6 pm
RAY LAMONTAGNE => Mod Club, $16.50
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 => Horseshoe, $15
Bruckbeat Sessions w/ DJ VISION, DJs DIALECT & MURR => Embassy Bar, 223 Augusta Ave., free
BURY YOUR DEAD => El Mocambo
Pitter Patter w/ KEY CONCEPTS, FOR THE MATHEMATICS, TWO BEARS => The Poor Alex, $5
THE RAT TRAPS, NO NO ZERO, JEFFREY NOVAK, UGLY STICK => Rancho Relaxo, $5

FRI., JULY 29
** A SILVER MT. ZION, SANDRO PERRI (aka POLMO POLPO, singing backed by members of The Silt, GUH and Eric Chenaux) => Tranzac, 10 pm, $10
** DEEP DARK UNITED => Tranzac front room, 10 pm, pwyc
** AIMEE MANN => Phoenix, $30
Irie Music Festival w/ THE SATTALITES, THIRD WORLD, MORGAN HERITAGE, BRINSLEY FORDE, DAVID RUDDER, NEU JENARASHUN, more => Ontario Place, $20-$60 (July 29-Aug 1)
Friday Funk w/ SOULAR => Yonge-Dundas Square, 6 pm, free
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 => Horseshoe, $15
GRAVY TRAIN at Club V => Lee's Palace
THE McBRIDES, TRIPMINER => Drake, 9 pm, $5
RITA DI GHENT TRIO => The Red Guitar (603 Markham), 9 pm, $10
DATAFREQ, SLAVE TO THE SQUAREWAVE, GIRL AND THE MACHINE => El Mocambo
Euphonasia w/ WINVOYAGER, IN SUPPORT OF LIVING, FRAGILO, GERRY ALVAREZ, DJ GAY => El Mocambo. $10
POLIDICKS, CRIPPLE CREW, THE MURDERSQUAD TO, EVERYONE I KNOW MUST DIE, DEATH PACT => Vatikan
THE RIZDALES, THE MAGPIES => Cadillac Lounge
JACQUELINE RENDELL BAND, JAMES SECORD BAND, EMMA LEE BAND, AMY FERGUSON => Healey's

SAT., JULY 30
** JOSH THORPE, DRUMHELLER => Tranzac Main Hall, 10 pm
* Irie Music Festival w/ THE SATTALITES, THIRD WORLD, MORGAN HERITAGE, BRINSLEY FORDE, DAVID RUDDER, NEU JENARASHUN, more => Ontario Place, $20-$60 (July 29-Aug 1)
* Acoustic Potluck 3 w/ JON-RAE FLETCHER, HENRI FABERGE, ANNE & ELISHA, surprise guests => Music Garden (on Queens Quay btw Bathurst & Spadina), 3 pm-?, free but bring potlucky things
* DARREN SIGESMUND w/ QUINSIN NACHOFF, REG SCHWAGER, JIM VIVIAN, ANTHONY MICHELLI => Rex Hotel
NINJA BEATS Dance party w/ karate battle, anime visuals and DJs DJs CHRISTIAN SKJODT, DJ:TK & BABY JOEL SMYE => Footwork, 25 Adelaide St. W., 10 pm, $10
ANOTHER BLUE DOOR => Rivoli
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 (all ages, 3 pm, and 19+, 10 pm) => Horseshoe, $15
LADY SHELLY => Hugh's Room
KIRK MACDONALD QUARTET => The Red Guitar (603 Markham), 9 pm, $10
Irie Music Festival w/ SATTALITES, THIRD WORLD, MORGAN HERITAGE => Nathan Phillips Square and Ontario Place, $38-$68 (July 29-Aug 1)
THE RIZDALES => Cadillac Lounge, 3-6 pm
Toronto Island Summer Jazz Series w/ HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (3 pm), NICK "BROWNMAN" ALI QUARTET (7 pm) => Island Paradise Club, Olympic Island, $5-$10
Hot & Spicy Food Festival w/CANEFIRE => Harbourfront, 8 pm, free
THE TONY FURTADO BAND => Silver Dollar, $15
Vans Warped Tour w/THE TRANSPLANTS, OFFSPRING, MATCHBOOK ROMANCE, STRUNG OUT, MCR, FALL OUT BOY, MOST, DROPKICK MURPHYS, RELIANT K, ATREYU, MXPX, SENSES FAIL, MILLENCOLIN, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE STARTING LINE, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, REGGIE & THE FULL EFFECT, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, THE BLED, OVER IT, SAOSIN, ACADEMY IS, GO BETTY GO => Molson Park, Barrie, doors 11 am, $32.75-$41.25
REMAINAMELESS, 68 PORNO MAGS, PINKO CRONKITE, FIRE HYDRANT => The Poor Alex
SKA-FACE, THE LIQUIDAIRES, THE MAKESHIFT HEROES => Healey's

SUN., JULY 31
* GUS GUS => Mod Club, 9 pm, $16.50
* Wavelength 274 w/ VULCAN DUB SQUAD, KAT BURNS, DJ TV School => Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
* Irie Music Festival w/ THE SATTALITES, THIRD WORLD, MORGAN HERITAGE, BRINSLEY FORDE, DAVID RUDDER, NEU JENARASHUN, more => Ontario Place, $20-$60 (July 29-Aug 1)
* THE COUNTRYPOLITANS => Cameron House, 6-8 pm, free (every Sun.)
"Solo Piano Sunday" w/ BOB FENTON 9 pm, DAVID BRAID 10:30 pm => The Red Guitar (603 Markham), $10
DAVID GRAY => The Carlu, $35-$40
The Strange Days Festival w/ DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, VANILLA FUDGE, PAT TRAVERS => The Docks, $57.91
Hot & Spicy Food Festival w/ CHARANGA CAKEWALK => Harbourfront, 9:30 pm, free

Read More | Live Notes | Posted by zoilus on Friday, July 01 at 1:32 AM | Linking Posts | Comments (6)

 

COMMENTS

I genuinely like some of the dude's records -- Soul Rush and Tranquil Isolation are pretty Van-tastic. But I have heard many reports of his onstage train wrecks, so I have yet to bear witness to one myself.

Posted by stuber on July 4, 2005 10:41 PM

 

 

They Shoot Horses Don't They? play a wicked show. Really great.

Posted by Sam on July 4, 2005 9:04 AM

 

 

All right, that settles it. Mr. Dunger, consider yourself de-starred! (This is like a scene out of the Sneetches.)

Posted by zoilus on July 3, 2005 2:33 PM

 

 

I saw Nicolai Dunger open for Sufjan last Fall. I thought he was horrid. horrid horrid horrid.

Some people think he's good. Those people are WRONG.

Posted by frank on July 2, 2005 11:57 AM

 

 

Dude! I didn't know! ... Seriously, the album tracks I've heard sounded promising, tho not incredible, and he's well-reviewed... Can anyone else bear witness here? Star or no star?

Posted by zoilus on July 1, 2005 2:23 PM

 

 

Uh, dude, you're starring *Nicolai Dunger*? I saw him about four years ago as a support act, and he was getting booed, slow handclapped and stuff thrown at him -- a better man would've left the stage. He absolutely _murdered_ Barrett's "Dark Globe". One of the very worst live music acts I've ever seen.

Posted by scruss on July 1, 2005 7:45 AM

 

 

 

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