by carl wilson

Zoilus Picks: July, Live in Toronto

Not quite as crazed a concert month as the last couple, but damn close. Here's what I would do, if I could be everywhere at once. (Thanks to Eye and 20hz for listings resources.) Biggest highlights? Today's a pretty damn good day. Aside from that, there are a lot of good festivals - Afrofest; next weekend's Breaks, Beats and Culture electronic music festival at Harbourfront including the Junior Boys; the Latin Alternative Music Conference with Los Amigos Invisibles and Los Lobos; and the Bluesfest, including Big Boi and Earl Scruggs (!) on July 25.

A few individual gigs to keep in mind: Youssou N'Dour on Tuesday at Harbourfront. Chicago underground jazz group Sticks and Stones at the Music Gallery on July 16, and the Toronto-indie-fun blowout at Cinecycle the same night with Kids on TV, Final Fantasy, Ninja High School etc. Reinvigorated soul legend Nathaniel Mayer at the Horseshoe on July 17. The Hidden Cameras' CD release on July 23. The July 25 all-Albertan edition of Wavelength (and every Wavelength, really). The Prince, Xiu Xiu and David Grubbs shows at the end of the month. And of course, Tin Tin Tin. (Which, though I love it so, will keep me away from the Prince events - as the Cameras would say, goddamn.)

This list will be updated throughout the month.

Sat. Jul 3 (today)
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, Andrew Bird @ Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
VANDERMARK 5 @ National Film Board
DAVID MURRAY & THE GWO-KA MASTERS (8 pm), and RIZWAN-MUAZZAM QAWWALI (9:30 pm) part of Stella Artois World's Fare: a Global Feast @ Harbourfront Centre (free)
WAX MANNEQUIN, World Provider, BA Johnson, Nia @ C’est What

Sun. Jul 4
WARSAW VILLAGE BAND as part of Stella Artois World's Fare @ Harbourfront

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Tue. Jul 6
BLOOD BROTHERS, Kill Me Tomorrow, Chromatics @ Rockit
YOUSSOU N'DOUR w/ Super Étoile de Dakar @ Harbourfront Centre
FRED EAGLESMITH @ Hugh's Room
ELENI MANDELL CD release @ Drake Hotel

Wed. Jul 7
Global Cafe presents LOS DE ABAJO (Mexico) @ Stone Distillery, Distillery District

Thur. Jul 8
DEAD MOON, Poisoned Aeros @ Horseshoe
PATRICIA O'CALLAGHAN Cabaret Night @ Drake Hotel
TORNGAT (members of Bell Orchestre), PICASTRO, GLISSANDRO 70 (Polmo Polpo + Craig Dunsmuir), JOHN WAYNER (Matt Schitt from Les Mouches, solo) @ THE RIVOLI
Global Cafe presents BEMBEYA JAZZ @ Stone Distillery

Fri. Jul 9
PEROXIDE featuring WILL MUNRO AND LES GEORGES LENINGRAD as part of the Beats, Breaks and Culture electronic music festival @ Harbourfront, 11 pm, free
PATRICIA O'CALLAGHAN Cabaret Night @ Drake Hotel
SCREAM LITERARY FESTIVAL GALA feat. THE SILVER HEARTS @ Hugh's Room
TORTURED SOUL (3 pm), JAGA JAZZIST (8 pm), MANITOBA (9:30 pm), MOONSTARR (11 pm) @ Harbourfront
ALTERED BEATS presents Asstek, Dominik, Animal Monster, Knifehandchop & c64 @Thymeless bar & grill
LEFTOVER DAYLIGHT presents aldcroft/ oelrichs/ thomson/ chenaux, quasiMODAL with special guest Roger Turner (UK), and Rob Piilonen's breaking sounds @ Arraymusic Studio (60 Atlantic Ave. #218)

Sat. Jul 10
SING THAT YELL THAT SPELL, Lee Van Cleef @ Sneaky Dee's
BIT ROCK ALUMNAE SHOWCASE #2 feat. MINISYSTEM, Steve Castellano, Kuma vs. Yool-Kid, Nybbl, Prhizzm, Lltl & live visuals by Project3media @ Clinton's
BEDOUIN SOUND CLASH, In Flight Safety @ Horseshoe
BUENOS HERMANOS TOUR feat Ibrahim Ferrer @ Roy Thomson Hall.
BOX MAGAZINE LAUNCH feat From Fiction, Cuff the Duke, The Two Koreas, Drunkula, DJs Moonstarr, Mike Tull, Eric & Cody @ The Great Hall.
AFROFEST 2004 with the SAKALA BROTHERS , H'SAO, LORRAINE KLAASEN & THANDIE KLAASEN, LIZZY MAHASHE WITH MAFATA LEMPHANE & MALOTI ENSEMBLE, MANSA SISOKO, NEWAY DEBEBE @ Queen's Park (free).

Sun. Jul 11
OSUNLADE, as part of the Beats, Breaks and Culture @ Harbourfront 4: 30 pm, free.
JUNIOR BOYS @ Harbourfront Centre (free, 2pm)
ROOM 101 Misha Glouberman's Games Night @ Drake Hotel
LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE feat Los Lobos, Los Amigos Invisibles. In association w/ Harbourfront's Ritmo y Color. Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. July 11-18.

Mon. Jul 12
PETULA CLARK @ Hummingbird Centre
HORACE X @ Drake Hotel

Tue. Jul 13
HORACE X @ Drake Hotel
THE PONYS, THE TWO KOREAS @ Sneaky Dee's

Wed. Jul 14
CORPUSSE'S BIRTHDAY BASH, Knurl, Gesundheit @ Drake Hotel
GESUNDHEIT @ Drake (double booked? or diff. spaces?)

Thurs. Jul 15
LONG JOHN BALDRY @ Healy's

Fri. Jul 16
STICKS AND STONES, Martin Arnold, Eric Chenaux & Rob Clutton @ Music Gallery
KIDS ON TV, Ninja High School, Final Fantasy(!), The Vulcan Dub Squad, Eugene Slonimerov, Frank FB_A, Matias, slowlydrowningme, Post-Conspiracy Boredom @ Cinecycle
TORONTO STAR BLUESFEST feat Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Vaughan, Chris Isaak, Wilson Pickett, Cake, The Tea Party, Earl Scruggs, Wyclef Jean, The Holmes Brothers, Gillian Welch, Martha Wainwright, Matt Minglewood, Greg Keelor, Gram Parsons tribute feat Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Bernie Leadon. July 16-25.
YOUSY BARBARA (8 pm) and LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES (9:30 pm), Ritmo y Color Latin American arts festival @ Harbourfront

Sat. Jul 17
RIP THE MIC freestyle battle@ Phoenix, 5 pm
NATHANIEL MAYER & THE SHANKS w/ More Plastic, Jack Oblivion & The Cool Jerks, Track Dirtyaz. Horseshoe. $10
CHRIS ISAAK, Kathleen Edwards, The Holmes Brothers, Gram Parsons Tribute & more @ Bluesfest, Exhibition Place
PLENA LIBRE (8 pm) and LOS LOBOS (9:30 pm), Ritmo y Color @ Harbourfront

Sun. Jul 18
WAVELENGTH 222 feat. Fox the Boombox, The Wolfnote, Immaculate Machine @ Sneaky Dee's
WYCLEF JEAN, Gillian Welch, Keb' Mo', The Black Keys & more @ Bluesfest, Exhibition Place

Mon. Jul 19
N*E*R*D, High Speed Scene @ Kool Haus
TIMBRE FORM FILM & MUSIC EVENT feat. EUGENE SLONIMEROV of Lenin i Shumov, Wintary, Quasimojo, DJ Separate Bill & short films by Peter Denes, Brad Abrahams, & Leanna DiGiacinto @ Drake Hotel

Tue. Jul 20
VIDIOTS present the Best of Tom Snyder @ Drake Hote
SCISSOR SISTERS @ Lee's Palace

Thur. Jul 22
ALICE COOPER, Foghat, Edgar Winter @ Molson Amphitheatre
WINTARY, The Phonemes, Deep Dark United, Wintary, The Blankket, mn-l @ Sneaky Dee's

Fri. Jul 23
CAKE, Raising the Fawn, The Weakerthans @ Bluesfest, Exhibition Place
THE HIDDEN CAMERAS @ Trinity-St. Paul's (CD release for Mississauga Goddamn!)

Sat. Jul 24
WILSON PICKETT, The Dears, Sarah Slean, Martina Sorbara @ Bluesfest, exhibition place
THE HIVES, Sahara Hotnights, Reigning Sound @ Phoenix
C'MON @ Horseshoe
TYLER CLARK BURKE'S MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE BALLROOM DANCE EVENT @ Drake Hotel
MELANIE DURRANT (3:30 pm), EMELINE MICHEL (8 pm) and TERRY CALLIER (9:30 pm), Omiala festival of New Black Culture @ Harbourfront

Sun. Jul 25
WAVELENGTH 223 feat. Magneta Lane, Falconhawk, Chad Van Gaalen @ Sneaky Dee's
EARL SCRUGGS, BIG BOI (9 pm), Luther Wright, The Sadies, etc. @ Bluesfest, Exhibition Place
LEE BOYS AND CALVIN COOKE, Omiala festival @ Harbourfront, 3:30 pm

Tue. Jul 27
PRINCE @ Air Canada Centre (sold out!)
DAVID GRUBBS @ Horseshoe (free!)
THE NEVILLE BROTHERS @ Harbourfront, 7 pm

Wed. Jul 28
TIN TIN TIN @ Drake Hotel
(and that's all. well, okay, there might be another Prince concert. but you didn't hear it from me.)

Fri. Jul 30
VAZALEEN feat. THE GOSSIP @ Lee's Palace-
SALOME BEY @ Hugh's Room
CIBELLE (8 pm) and BREAKESTRA (9:30 pm), Hot and Spicy festival @ Harbourfront
XIU XIU, Lenin I Shumov, Final Fantasy(!) @ Gladstone Hotel
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, Irie Music Festival @ Nathan Phillips Square

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COMMENTS

One small correction.

JULY 22, Sneaky Dee's is now: The Phonemes, Deep Dark United, Wintary, The Blankket, and mn-l.

Posted by mn-l on July 9, 2004 1:38 PM

 

 

Dude - those Prince shows are gonna be THE highlight of the summer... The Man's greatest hits, performed in the round with a 30-minute accoustic set? Gak!
I wouldn't miss that for a water ballon fight with Lindsey Lohan... Even if she was, like, wearing a cowboy hat or something...

Posted by skr on July 5, 2004 2:00 PM

 

 

 

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