by carl wilson

Auuugggghhhhh-ist! (Gig Guide)

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Zoilus' monthly Toronto live calendar is up now. Your additions and comments are welcome. Highlights abound but one stands out: Percy Sledge, Big Bop/Reverb, Aug. 24. I confess I wasn't even sure the singer of When a Man Loves a Woman, Sudden Stop, It Tears Me Up and True Love Travels on a Gravel Road - one of my favourite soul singers ever - was still breathing, much less playing Queen Street dives. Other notables include the Tigerbeat6 show with Kid 606, Knifehandchop and Eats Tapes on Wednesday (when there's also the Iron Maiden/Mastodon show and a rare sighting of the HANK Collective); the Escape Goat Records With Friends Like These series from Wed to Sun, including Friday's Final Fantasy/Bell Orchestre/Wooden Stars showcase (also that night, Caron Wheeler ex-of-Soul II Soul); the Knitters reunion show, featuring ex-members of X on Aug. 7; Smog the next night; the two-night all-star hip-hop blowout with Kanye, Nas, Ludacris, Ciara, Little Jon and much more Aug 12-13; T.O. Twang that same weekend with Billy Joe Shaver on Saturday, including an on-stage interview with yers truly; my favourite brutal noise lovebirds Dead Machines on Aug. 17; the Constantines/Oneida soundclash on Aug. 20 and Joel Plaskett at Harbourfront that night; and lots more, so go check out the list. [...]

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, as the saying goes, you - email or post in the comments with show information and disinformation.

MON. AUG. 22
** Bovine Boat Party w/ KIDS ON TV, VOLLRATH => The Bovine Sex Club, "Dress as Pirates!!!!!", $10
* HOPEFUL MONSTER (w/ members of the Hylozoists, Bodega, Feuermusik, and Lily Frost), GABE MINNIKIN => Supermarket, 9 pm, $6
* JOHN STOWELL AND DON THOMPSON => Montreal Bistro
* ALICE COOPER, CHEAP TRICK => The Docks, $58.50
CLEMENTINE => The Horshoe Tavern, Free

TUES. AUG. 23
* CHRIS BARBER, THE JAZZ WIZARDS => Hugh's Room, $36
The Ambient Ping w/ BENEATH THESE IDLE TIDES, BLEEP => Hacienda Lounge, 9 pm, pwyc
MELISSA STYLIANOU w/ROB & DAVID PILTCH, DAVIDE DIRENZO => Montreal Bistro, 9 pm (two sets), $10
DREDG => El Mocambo, $10
MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE => Molson Amphitheatre, $22.50-$75
GET WELD (Neil Young Tribute) => Silver Dollar, 8 pm
SASS JORDAN => Drake, 9:30 pm, $5

WED. AUG. 24
** PERCY SLEDGE => Big Bop, $42.50
* The Nightmare Show w/ PONY DA LOOK, DOMAINE D'OR, NIFTY, ETERNAL => Trinport (249 Ossington), $5
* THE SILT => Tranzac, 10 pm, pwyc
* High Lonesome Wednesdays w/ CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar, free
* TIM POSGATE/ROB CLUTTON => Red Guitar
* WOODHANDS (Montreal/Vancouver) => Drake, 9 pm
* JANE BUNNETT, JUMPIN' JOHNNY SANSONE, KEVIN BREIT => Hugh's Room, $25-$27.50
DAVID VIRELLES QUARTET => Trane studio
MAGNETA LANE, MUGSHOT, DEAD LETTER DEPT., GHETTO BOX => Lee's
DIONE TAYLOR => Yonge-Dundas Sq. 12:30pm
R.O.T., GEMINI DOC, RAW B SNATCH, DJ SPINSTER => FunHaus, $10.
THE I SPIES, THE WOODHANDS => The Drake
HUNTER VALENTINE, DANCE YOURSELF TO DEATH, THE GUEST BEDROOM => Drake Underground, $6


THURS. AUG. 25
** FRED EAGLESMITH => Hugh’s Room, $27.50
** PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, TANGIERS, THE SOUR KEYS => Mod Club, 7 pm, $12.50
** DRUMHELLER (8 pm), ST DIRT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (10 pm) => Tranzac, pwyc
SUBA SANKARAN, ED HANLEY, ERNIE TOLLAR => Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay W., 7 pm
BRAN VAN RECORDINGS party => Drake Underground, 9 pm, $10
CALLING ALL DANDYS glam party => Drake Lounge, 10 pm, free
CORRY SOBOL TRIO => Red Guitar
ARRIETA and more Pitter Patter Nights => O'Grady's, pwyc
CLAY AIKEN => Molson Amphitheatre, $42.50-$55.50
Buskerfest w/ OKA, MARACATU NUNCA ANTES => St Lawrence Market area (Aug 25-28)
THE FALLOUT, THE SNOT ROCKETS, KING MINUS, GUTS AND GLORY => Sneaky Dee's, $3
Animal Trax w/ COWBOY JUNKIES => Waterside Theatre, Toronto Zoo, 6:30 pm, $30 (zoo admission included; three-concert series, $80)
Bruckbeat Sessions w/ DJ ASER, DJs DIALECT & MURR => Embassy Bar, 223 Augusta, free
MATT YORK => Rivoli

FRI. AUG. 26
** JON-RAE AND THE RIVER (cd release), GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS, LULLABYE ARKESTRA, AKRON/FAMILY => The Horseshoe, $8
** DEEP DARK UNITED => Tranzac, 10 pm
* Kick Up Your Heels w/ KARDINAL OFFISHALL (9:30 pm), BLAZE: URBAN DANCE SHOWCASE (11 pm) => Harbourfront, free
* AFRICAN BLUES (Madagasgar Slim, Donne Robert, Ndidi Onukwulu) => Silver Dollar, 10 pm, $10
* VagueTerrain.net digital-arts site launch w/ TINKERTOY, NAW, AIDAN BAKER => Gladstone Art Bar, 9 pm, $5
* BLUE RODEO => Molson Amphitheatre, $22.50-$65.50
* ANDREW DOWNING QUINTET feat. PHIL DWYER, BRODIE WEST, WILLIAM CARN, NICK FRASER => Rex (Aug. 25, 26)
CHIMICHANGA & THE ORGAN OF XTABAY, PROBLEM, BLOOD CEREMONY, TRADITION => The Bagel
JOHN ALCORN TRIO => Red Guitar
Truth Explosion 'zine second anniversary w/ BOMBS OVER PROVIDENCE, CANCER BATS, RISKY BUSINESS, FOR THE MATHEMATICS => The Reverb, $10
Pitter Patter Nights w/ ARRULLO, THICKHAWK, BAG => O'Grady's, pwyc
Friday Funk w/ KOBAYASHI => Yonge-Dundas Sq., 6 pm
Buskerfest w/ OKA, MARACATU NUNCA ANTES => St Lawrence Market area (Aug 25-28)
Vazaleen w/LIMP WRIST => Lee's Palace
SHOWROOM, Henri Faberge and the Adorables, Reshure @The Cameron House, 5$, 9:30pm
TRACY BONHAM => El Mocambo, $10

SAT. AUG. 27
** Videodrome scratch-video battle w/ SHITMAT, FAMEFAME VS. V-ATAK, DJ WILL MUNRO => MOCCA (952 Queen W.), $5
* Kick Up Your Heels w/ REGGAETON & LATIN URBAN EXPLOSION, THIRD WORLD ENTERTAINMENT (11 pm) => Harbourfront, free
* CAROLYN MARK CD release => Horseshoe
TORI AMOS, THE DITTY BOPS, IMOGEN HEAP (Frou Frou) => Molson Amphitheatre, $29.75-$59.25
THE ROYAL CROWNS => Silver Dollar, 10 pm, $8
Buskerfest w/ OKA, MARACATU NUNCA ANTES => St Lawrence Market area (Aug 25-28)
DON PALMER QUARTET => Red Guitar
Ukranian Festival w/ METELYTSIA, SUZIE VINNICK, OLEH BUNCHA, PID OBLACHKIM, CARPATHIA => Jane and Windermere (Aug 27-28)
PAT COLLINS QUARTET => Rex
DAVE MASON  => Opera House
Salsa Saturday w/ RICKY FRANCO => Lula Lounge, doors 7 pm, dance class 9 pm, show 10 pm, $10 (members free, $45 w/3 course dinner + dance class + show)
THE BAYONETTES, TERMINAL STATE< GUNNAR HANSEN => Adrift
SADOCEANSPACEBEAR, RAY WHIMSEY, more => Mitzie's Sister, pwyc
THE RIZDALES => Cadillac Lounge, 4-7 pm

SUN. AUG. 28
* Bana y'Afrique w/ MOTO ET KAPIA DU CONGO, ADAM SOLOMON, MADAGASCAR SLIM, NDIDI ONUKWULU & DONNE ROBERT, CARIBBEAN FOLK PERFORMERS, BLACK ICE, CHEMAGNE MARTIN, MOSAIC ARABIC, more => Metro Hall Sq, 55 John, noon-11pm
* WHAT IS IT? Crispin Glover movie afterparty w/ WAX MANNEQUIN, JAYMZ BEE, DJ SHANNON, DJ VIDEO DAVE => Drake, 11 pm, $10
Wavelength 278 w/ THE POSTAGE STAMPS, THE GHOST IS DANCING, DJ JEWELS OF OSSINGTON => Sneaky Dee's
Kick Up Your Heels w/ PIERRE SCHRYER BAND (3 pm), SWING SHIFT BIG BAND (4:30 pm), SWAMPERELLA (6 pm) => Harbourfront, free
TOTIMOSHI, NICE CAT => Lee's Palace, $8
WARZONE WOMYN => CIUT, 91 St George
CAMILLE WATTS, PETER PAVLOVSKY, ERIC DONOVAN => Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay W., 4 pm
Buskerfest w/ OKA, MARACATU NUNCA ANTES => St Lawrence Market area (Aug 25-28)
Ukranian Festival w/ METELYTSIA, SUZIE VINNICK, OLEH BUNCHA, PID OBLACHKIM, CARPATHIA => Jane and Windermere (Aug 27-28)
Solo Piano Sunday w/ IRV KOVEN 9 pm, STEVE KOVEN 10:30 pm => Red Guitar
YARA JAKYMIW, BENEATH THESE IDLE TIDES, PARKADE BIRDSEYEING IT => Holy Joes, $5

MON. AUG. 29
ANOTHER COUNTRY => Cameron House, 9:30 pm
SCARS OF TOMORROW, SWORN ENEMY, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ON BROKEN WINGS, IN THIS DEFIANCE => El Mocambo, $13.75
OUR LADY PEES, i mean PEACE => Mod Club, $12.50

TUES. AUG. 30
* OF MONTREAL, THE MANAGEMENT => Lee’s, 8 pm, $11
BLUESCREEN => Horseshoe, free
BILLY IDOL, BIF NAKED => Molson Amphitheatre, $33.25-$53.25
SASS JORDAN => Drake, 9:30 pm, $5

WED. AUG. 31
* High Lonesome Wednesdays w/ CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar, free
TARA DAVIDSON/DAVID OCCHIPINTI => Red Guitar
The Ambient Ping w/ THE RIDERLESS, MICHAEL KEITH/DAVID SAIT => Hacienda Lounge, 794 Bathurst St., 9 pm, pwyc
HUNTER VALENTINE => Drake Underground, $6
BB KING, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD => Molson Amphitheatre, $32.50-$69.50
DR. HOOK => Lee's Palace, $25
DEATH BY STEREO => Kathedral

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