by carl wilson

This Weekend Is Insane!

What remains to be done, T.O.-live-show-wise, for the balance of August. More notes on words vs. music later tonight in all probability. But first: Live! music! weekend! of! the! summer! How, how do you choose? I do not know. Let us proceed. All of this action is at least a little recommended.

Note Mrs. Zoilus's appearance with One Ring Zero on Friday night, 11 pm at Harbourfront. I swear I did not remotely know this was up until after the lit-rock-article fact. In deference to the blog-borg, she promises not to attempt singing or lyrics or anything that apparently is the domain of specialists who are of the volk, but just read to woozy accordion accompaniment. Oh wait, was I getting back into it there? Ahem. Also note that Margaret Atwood herself is apparently guesting with ORZ on theremin the following night. Okay, so that one makes even me a little queasy. [...]

WED. AUG 25
L'AFTERPARTY feat. Nick Flanagan, Brutal Knights, a Starkweather cover band and more @ Drake Hotel, PWYC
THE MAJESTIES, The Phonemes, Ohbijou, Alight @ Rivoli, $6
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES @ Lee's Palace. $30.
BRAND NUBIAN @ Tonic Nightclub, 117 Peter. $15

THURS AUG 26
BLUE RODEO, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (!), Blackie & The Rodeo Kings @ Molson Amphitheatre, $17.25-$65.50
IVANA SANTILLI @ The Mod Club Theatre $19.50 8 pm
OFF THE INTERNATIONAL RADAR, Pattern is Movement, DJ Polmo Polpo, DJ Smokey Blaze @ Drake Hotel
TAMARA WILLIAMSON @ Rivoli
LEON RUSSELL BAND, Corb Lund Band @ Reverb
KIRK McDONALD QUARTET @ the Rex thru Aug 27
SQUIGFEST feat Daiquiri, Midnight Mission, Transient Workers Union. 340 Yonge. PWYC before 10pm, $5 after. Aug 26.
5th ANNUAL BUSKERFEST St Lawrence Market, free, www.torontobuskerfest.com. Aug 26-29.
MIDTOWN @ El Mocambo $10
FORM ONE, The Handsome Devils, Sixtyseven, TBA @ Rancho Relaxo, PWYC
HILL (16-year-old pop hopeful) @ Drake Underground, 6-8 pm, $6
REED REBELS w/ Lori Freedman (clarinet); Tiina Kiik (accordion); David Mott (sax) @ Toronto Music Garden, Free, 475 Queen's Quay West
TRASH & READY Wordwhore Tour Fundraiser feat Dating Service, Mariko Tamaki, DJs Electric Melissa, Jordanthreat, Skank, w/ word performance by Lisa Foad, Hadassah Hill, Zoe Whitall, Tara-Michelle Ziniuk. @ Buddies in Bad Times, PWYC.
BRIAN WILSON TRIBUTE @ Horseshoe. $5.

FRI AUG 27
SHAWN HEWITT & THE NATIONAL STRIKE w/ DJ A Man Called Warwick, Natasha Alexandra @ El Mocambo
PICASTRO, Black Forest/Black Sea, Great Lake Swimmers @ Cinecycle, $6
CAROLYN MARK CD release party @ Horseshoe, $8
PETE ELKAS, Royal Wood @ Rivoli
NORAH JONES and the Handsome Band. @ Molson Amphitheatre, $29.50-$69.50
JIM GUTHRIE @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 8 pm, Free
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 9 pm, Free
ANEC-NOTAL, “A musical lit-riff soiree” with ONE RING ZERO, ANDREW KAUFMAN (author of All My Friends Are Superheroes), SHEILA HETI (Mrs. Zoilus, author of The Middle Stories), BRIAN FRANCIS @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 11 pm, free
THE BOSTON LETTER @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 11 pm, free
FOG @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, midnight, free

SAT AUG 28
FAKE PROM @ Sneaky Dee's, 10 pm, $5
FEMBOTS @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 2 pm free
THE BARMITZVAH BROTHERS @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 3:30 pm, free
ONE RING ZERO @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 8 pm, Free WITH MARGARET ATWOOD ON THEREMIN!?!
THE HIDDEN CAMERAS @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 9:30 pm, Free
STOP DIE RESUSCITATE @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 11 pm, Free
MALHAVOC CD release @ Reverb.
POWERED BY AIR w/ The Motherlode @ Planet Kensington, 197 1/2 Baldwin.
RAMMER w/ Skeletonwitch, Detsorgsekalf@ Rockit.
MACH TIVER Final show w/ I Spoke, Beaumont Hamel, Panserbjorne @ Ania’s (627 Queen W) $6. 8pm.
LIZ PHAIR, The Cardigans, Katy Rose, Charlotte Martin @ Kool Haus, $20.50
BLOW UP feat. a super secret surprise guest @ Lee's Palace, $6
MACH TIVER, Beaumont Hamel, I Spoke & TBA @ Ania's, AA
REC ROOM @ Clinton's Tavern, $5
IMMACULATE MACHINE & guests @ El Mocambo
JOSH BENKO QUINTET (New York) @ Rex
FIVE MILE ROAD (Toronto, members of Postage Stamps), RADARFAME (Halifax, members of the Burdocks), SPECIAL NOISE (Halifax), ROUGH MUSIC (Winnipeg, ex-Giant Sons/Still Life) @ The Poor Alex, 9 pm, Free
VICTOR BATEMAN, JUSTIN HAYNES, DAVID BAXTER, JEAN MARTIN @ Tranzac, 10 pm-1 am
THE BLACK UNDERGROUND PROJECT: Tribute to Duke Ellington Part 2 @ Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst. $15.

SUN AUG 29
BLOCKS RC “AUTUMN OF AWESOME” with The Creeping Nobodies, Final Fantasy, The Phonemes, Ninja High School, Bob Wiseman, The Barcelona Pavilion, The Hank Collective, Frank FB_A, The Guitarmiztvah Brothers, Sandy Plotnikoff, @ CINECYCLE 10 AM till 5 PM, $7
KICKASS KARAOKE @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, all afternoon from 2 pm, free
(SUB)CULTURES IN THE GLOBAL MAINSTREAM panel discussion @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 3 pm, free
TRICYCLE @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 3 pm
KING COBB STEELIE @ Gobsmacked! Harbourfront, 4:30 pm, Free
WAVELENGTH 228 feat COUGAR PARTY, Fake Cops, Bokker Buckle Band @ Sneaky Dee's, PWYC
LAMB OF GOD, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Unearth @ Opera House, $15
KIDS COMPOSE, new music created by young audience with Peter Pavlovsky, double bass;
Camille Watts, flute; and Erin Donovan, percussionist@ Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay West.
PAPA WEMBA, NOUVEL EXPOSÉ, YOSHI LUMANDA, SIBONGELE NENE, YANNICK BOKELO, HUSSEINE SAID, SENSATION BAND, IYASA TRADITIONAL, CHASAYA SICHILIMA AND SIÈCLE 21, Bana y'Afrique festival @ Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen West), noon-11 pm. Free. 416-365-0917.
ATOMIC 7, JOHN BORRA BAND, CAMERON FAMILY SINGERS, DOTTIE CORMIER, HAVE MERCY, TERRA HAZELTON, LAURA HUBERT, CAROLYN MARK, FRANK NEVADA, THE PUFFINS, LAURA REPO, SWAMPERELLA, THE JANE WAYNES AND JOANNE MACKELL & THE PARADISE RANGERS @ Jamboree on Ward's Island, $12-$15.
APOSTLE OF HUSTLE 8 pm @ Soundscapes.

MON AUG 30
CHRIS HUNT TENTET @ Rex Hotel

TUE AUG 31
ROB CLUTTON BAND w/ Brodie West, Tim Posgate, Anthony Michelli @ Tranzac, 10 pm, pwyc

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