by carl wilson

Unwrap It! Zoilus' January Live 2005

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Neko Case

To be updated as news strikes. 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. See you out in the cold. [...]

Corrections & additions welcome. Listings will be updated weekly. All info subject to change; check with venues. Sources include the 20hz.ca Toronto board, Eye, Now, Greg Clow, Canoe.ca, Soundlist, The Whole Note and ye olde email.

MON JAN 17
* SCISSOR SISTERS, THE FUZZ => Guvernment, $22.50 (sold out)
* FORD PIER, MIA SHEARD, DAN GOLDMAN => Mitzi's Sister, free
* ELVIS MONDAY w/ BOB SNIDER, Z'HOWNDZ, SCOTT B SYMPATHY, DOUBLESAD, RELEASE THE BATS, SMASH HITLEY, BLUE MAN GROUP => Drake Underground, 8 pm, free
* MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATION w/ IN ESSENCE, DWAYNE MORGAN, ANDREA LEWIS => Roy Thomson Hall, 7 pm, $15
EMM GRYNER => Top o' the Senator, 8 pm & 10:30 pm
KURT SWINGHAMMER => Cameron House
SISTERS EUCLID => Orbit Room
PAT COLLINS QUARTET => Montreal Bistro
GRADY, OF THE FIRST BORN SUN, ARGYLE => Horseshoe, free
RICHARD WHITEMAN, BRUCE CASSIDY’S HOTFOOT ORCHESTRA => Rex Hotel
DJ JORIS => Drake Lounge, free
2 SPACESHIPS: BBQ, KING KHAN => Silver Dollar, 9 pm
THE BAYONETTES, THE KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW (ex-Spaceshits/Sexareenos), BOYFRIEND MATERIAL => Silver Dollar

TUE JAN 18
* LINA ALLEMANO & FRIENDS (Brodie West, Andrew Downing, Nick Fraser) => Tranzac, 8-10 pm
* GRAVITY & GRACE: Two New Hours presents ALLAN GORDON BELL, ERKKI-SVEN TUUR => Glenn Gould Studio, $5-$25
MARK EISENMAN TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 18-22)
U of T NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, grad student composers => Music Gallery, 8 pm (continues through the week)
THE OUTFIT, CLASSIC REX JAZZ JAM => Rex Hotel
THE SWELL SESSIONS PRESENT THE POCKET w/ Naomi N'Sombi, DJ Abacus, live guests => Drake Lounge, 9 pm, free (every Tuesday)
HEATHER SCHMIDT, composer/pianist => Jane Mallett Theatre, 8 pm, $43-$39
CHRIS QUINN, JAMES THOMSON and guests, bluegrass => Tranzac, 8-10 pm (ev'ry Tuesday)

WED JAN 19
** LAL, STOP DIE RESUSCITATE, MR. ROAM => Drake Underground
** BOURBON LEAVES (Rat-Drifting types) => Tranzac, 10 pm
* CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar, 10 pm
* CHRISTINE FELLOWS provides music for TRIP Dance Company's Diving Girl => Dancemakers, Distillery District, Cannery Bldg., Studio 313, 55 Mill St., 8 pm, $12-$15 (Jan 19-22)
NICK ALI TRIO => Honey Supper Lounge (115 John St.), two sets: 9:30 pm and 11 pm, $5
U of T NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, music of Kelly-Marie Murphy => Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, 8 pm, free (continues through the week)
GUEST BEDROOM, COUGAR PARTY, GOOD IDEALS, 9 AM SOCIAL => Sneaky Dee's
MARK EISENMAN TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 18-22)
MICHAEL JOHNSTON => Rivoli upstairs (also Jan 5, 12 and 26)
AMBIENT PING w/ FACELESS FORCES OF BIGNESS => Tequila Lounge, pwyc
RYAN STANLEY, ROYAL WOOD, OHBIJOU => Rivoli, 8:30 pm, $6
WHITE VAN SPEAKER SCAM, TOWNSHIP EXPANSION => El Mocambo
THE GUEST BEDROOM => Sneaky Dee's
EXITMAN, ROSS MacINTYRE TRIO (w/Eric Boucher, Stich Wynston) => Rex Hotel
MINISTRY OF ROCK heavy-metal lounge w/ food & drink specials => Drake Underground, free, 5 pm
SONS OF MAXWELL => Hugh's Room $17
GROUNDED OUTLET => Reverb

THU JAN 20
** SEA SNAKES, WOODEN STARS => Horseshoe
** PONTIAC QUARTERLY hosted by Damian Rogers => Drake Underground, 8 pm, pwyc
** ST DIRT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL => Tranzac, 10 pm
* A LOVE SUPREME Tsunami Relief Benefit w/ ESTHERO, IVANA SANTILLI, SAUKRATES, BRASSMUNK, more => Opera House, 8 pm, $20
* CHRISTINE FELLOWS provides music for TRIP Dance Company's Diving Girl => Dancemakers, Distillery District, Cannery Bldg., Studio 313, 55 Mill St., 8 pm, $12-$15 (Jan 19-22)
* TSUNAMI benefit w/ DJ FASE, DJ FATHOM, DJ ABDOMINAL SPIN => Fez Batik, 9 pm, $5
* KEVIN QUAIN, DAVE YOUNG QUARTET “Mostly Miles” (w/ Kevin Turcotte, Reg Schwager, Terry Clarke) => Rex Hotel
MELISSA REBRONJA => Trane Studio, 9 pm, $10
U of T NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, contemporary opera showcase => Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, noon, free (continues through the week)
TAFELMUSIK w/ Mozart’s Gran Partita => Trinity Saint Paul’s, 8 pm, $23-$62 (Jan 20-23)
HAINES & LEIGHTON => Hugh's Room, $12-$14
MARK EISENMAN TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 18-22)
IMPROVISORS POOL => Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East, 7-9 pm
BOCEPHUS KING => 360
EL'S ROCK PILE w/ BRONCO CHARLIE, WINDVOYAGEUR & THE NAVIGATORS OF HOLLAND, WISER, WREN CITY CHURCHES, THE GHOST IS DANCING => El Mocambo Upstairs, pwyc ($5 sugg)
Tribute to PERRY COMA of OKLAHOMA BOMB SQUAD => Sneaky Dee's
DEEKAYE IBOMEKA => Senator, $15 (Jan 20-23)
HILARY DUFF @ Air Canada Centre, $49.50
MARIA +ONE performance art party w/DJ Ulysses => Drake Lounge, 7 pm, free
GENE POOLBOYS (Adam David, Chris Robinson, Martin Aucoin, Henry Heillig), guests => Degrassi House (formerly OASIS), 780 Queen St. East., 9:30 pm

FRI JAN 21
** TSUNAMI BENEFIT w/ NINJA HIGH SCHOOL, TRADITION, JON-RAE FLETCHER, FRANK FB_A, MINSK MENSK (Eugene of Lenin i Shumov solo), GALAXY, LOITERING HEROS, THE LOWER ENZ, DJ AMY GEE => Rancho Relaxo, $5
** BRIGHT EYES, COCO ROSIE, TILLY & THE WALL => Phoenix, doors 5 pm(!), $22.50 (sold out)
** U of T NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians! => MacfMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park, 8 pm, free (continues through the week)
** LEFTOVER DAYLIGHT w/ NICK FRASER QUARTET (w/ ROB CLUTTON, BOB FENTON, BILL GROVE), PETE JOHNSTON's SEE THROUGH TRIO (w/ TANIA GILL, MARK LAVER), ERIC CHENAUX (solo gtr) => Arraymusic Studio, 60 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 218, 9 pm, $10/$6
* THE BARMITZVAH BROTHERS, SPIRAL BEACH => Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen W., $5
* TSUNAMI benefit w/ SHAHID ALI KHAN, RAVI NAIMPALLY => Gladstone Hotel, 7 pm, $10-$15
* METRIC => Mod Club, 9 pm, $17.50
* TORONTO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE benefit w/ TARA CHASE, MASIA ONE, ETERNIA, SHANKHINI, LATTE D KYD, BELLADONNA, NYCEONE, SUNNY D, DALIA, JENNIFER HOLLETT => Rivoli, $10-$15
* A LOVE SUPREME Tsunami Relief Dance w/DJs FASE, AKI, JASON PALMA, JOHN KONG, NAV, CIRCLE RESEARCH, NANA, STARTING FROM SCRATCH, PAUL E LOPES, MIKE TULL, DAVE CAMPBELL, more => Roxy Blue, 10 pm, $10
* TRASH THE TURNTABLES Ear to the Ground fundraiser w/ PINE MUSIC, ADAM COTTON, BARMITZVAH BROS., GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS => 360, $7
ECCODECK => Drake Underground, 10 pm, $10
TAFELMUSIK w/ Mozart’s Gran Partita => Trinity Saint Paul’s, 8 pm, $23-$62 (Jan 20-23)
OXFAM TSUNAMI BENEFIT w/ MARC STAPLEFORD, HEATHER DALE, REID JAMIESON, ROYAL WOOD, CALCULATOR, GARDENS FAITHFUL, PARKAS, TRUTHORSE, MYSTERION, SKETCHERSONS more => El Mocambo, 6 pm, pwyc ($10 sugg)
CHRISTINE FELLOWS provides music for TRIP Dance Company's Diving Girl => Dancemakers, Distillery District, Cannery Bldg., Studio 313, 55 Mill St., 8 pm, $12-$15 (Jan 19-22)
MARK EISENMAN TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 18-22)
CACHE in Salsa Friday => Lula Lounge
MELISSA STYLIANOU TRIO, DAVE YOUNG QUARTET “Mostly Miles” (w/ Kevin Turcotte, Reg Schwager, Terry Clarke) => Rex Hotel
GENDERFUCT! Dragking/Burlesque show => Sneaky Dee's
THE LOST CAUSE => Horseshoe
EXPENSIVE SHIT dance party => 56 Kensington, $5
DAVE ORRETT BAND CD release => Hugh's Room, $14-$16
AMICI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, "Vocal Expression" => Glenn Gould Studio, 8 pm, $40/$35/$10
DEEKAYE IBOMEKA => Senator, $15 (Jan 20-23)
KENNY KIRKWOOD => Arbor Room, Hart House, U of T
PRECIOUS LITTLE, NQ ARBUCKLE, LIL ANDY & THE KARAOKE COWBOY => Cameron House
ON SWITCH (ex-Shasta Jade) => Reverb

SAT JAN 22
** JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY => Lee's Palace, $12
** PERMAFROWN, THE PAULS, BEEP, THE EXACT OPPOSITE play music at the launch of indie film ZOLTAN: THE WINTER PLANET (with Wax Mannequin, Vanessa Fischer [Barcelona Pavilion/Heart Murmur], Amy Bowles [Pony Da Look/Permafrown]) => Poor Alex, 9 pm, $5 or pwyc
* METRIC => Mod Club, 7 pm (all ages)
* GHOSTLIGHT (w/ members of Broken Social Scene, Mean Red Spiders, Deep Dark United, Lullabye Arkestra, Christiana and 122 Greige, veterans of "the Jeff Martin incident"), SADOCEANSPACEBEAR (old drummer for Peaches and Squirrel + Michelle Breslin from Its Patrick), BASEMENT 11 => Drake Underground, 9 pm, pwyc
* ENSEMBLE NOIR plays Stockhausen and more => Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St., $17-$25
* Flying Cloud Folk Club presents THE BANJO SPECIAL => Tranzac, 8 pm
* ROCK'n'ROLL SLUMBER PARTY w/ FEMME GENERATION, THE ADAM BROWN, BOYFRIEND MATERIAL => Rancho Relaxo, 10 pm
* TSUNAMI RELIEF CONCERT in GUELPH w/ SARAH HARMER, MOLLY JOHNSON, SCOTT MERRITT, THE KRAMDENS, TANNIS SLIMMON, TASA, THE CRYIN' OUT LOUD CHOIR => River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph, 7:30 pm, $25
* CHRISTINE FELLOWS provides music for TRIP Dance Company's Diving Girl => Dancemakers, Distillery District, Cannery Bldg., Studio 313, 55 Mill St., 8 pm, $12-$15 (Jan 19-22)
TIM BRADY’S THREE CITIES IN THE LIFE OF NORMAN BETHUNE (chamber opera) => Music Gallery, 7:15 pm, $5-$25 (also Jan 23)
EDDIE SHAW => Silver Dollar
U of T NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, student composers => Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, 2 pm and 8 pm, free
KIYOSHI NAGATA ENSEMBLE (taiko drumming) => Royal Conservatory, 90 Croatia, 8 pm, $10-$15
TAFELMUSIK w/ Mozart’s Gran Partita => Trinity Saint Paul’s, 8 pm, $23-$62 (Jan 20-23)
SHAKILA (Iranian singer) => Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge, 8 pm
JEFF HEALEY & THE JAZZ WIZARDS => Healey's, 4-7 pm (every Sat)
ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN, MAXIMUM RNR, ELECTRIC MAGMA => Vatikan, 10 pm, $10
BILL GARRETT & SUE LOTHROP => Acoustic Harvest Folk Club, Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, Scarborough, $15
GREGG LAWLESS => Hugh's Room, $15-$20
DEEKAYE IBOMEKA => Senator, $15 (Jan 20-23)
J-ZONE, LOUIS LOGIC => Reverb, $15
MATISYAHU => Revival, $13.50
MARK EISENMAN TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 18-22)
MONTE FORTE (w/ MOE BERG) => Horseshoe, $6
EVARISTA MACHADO in Salsa Saturday => Lula Lounge
WINTER GREEZEFEST w/ BLUE MERCURY COUPE, ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET, SAM LAWRENCE 5, THE ALLEY DUKES => 360
THE JIMMY SWIFT BAND cd release, KING SUNSHINE => El Mocambo
BROADBAND @ Holy Joe's
ANOTHER BLUE DOOR, CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN, DEPT. OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS => Sneaky Dee's, $5
ED VOKURKA SWING 3 (noon), RAOUL & THE BIG TIME (3:30 pm), RUNCIBLE SPOON (7 pm), ROB CAMPBELL QUARTET (9:30 pm) => Rex Hotel
GENE POOLBOYS (Adam David, Chris Robinson, Martin Aucoin, Henry Heillig) => Beerbistro, 18 King Street E., 9 pm, (every Saturday in Jan.)

SUN JAN 23
* METRIC (third show added) => Mod Club, 8 pm, $17.50
* DARE THE DEVIL fiddle frenzy w/ ANNE LEDERMAN, ROSE BOLTON, ERYN MARSHALL, TOM LEIGHTON, IAN BELL => Hugh’s Room, 1 pm, $12
* COUNTRYPOLITANS 6-8 pm, KEVIN QUAIN 10 pm => Cameron House
* ELLIOTT BROOD, THE ACORN => Wavelength 247, Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
* FRED SPEK & HIS CAMP COMBO (Brodie West, drums; Blitz, bass; Ryan Driver, organ; Fred Spek, sax/vox) "goofy standards & novelty jazz" => Mitzi's Sister (1554 Queen West), 9:30 pm, free
* A/V CLUB's I LOVE YOU JOHNNY DEPP w/ Maury Pomerance (lecture), DJ Drake AIR => Drake Underground, 7 pm, $5 or PWYC
* Flying Cloud Folk Club presents THE BANJO SPECIAL => Tranzac, 8 pm
THE ALI BROS => Lula Lounge, 9 pm, $10
CADILLAC LOUNGE TSUNAMI BENEFIT w/ the ronley teper jazz trio, the rizdales, john borra band, handsome dewey & the swag, the sin city boys and host James Fulton => Cadillac Lounge, pwyc-$10
TIM BRADY’S THREE CITIES IN THE LIFE OF NORMAN BETHUNE (chamber opera) => Music Gallery, 7:15 pm, $5-$25 (also Jan 23)
DEEKAYE IBOMEKA => Senator, $15 (Jan 20-23)
TAFELMUSIK w/ Mozart’s Gran Partita => Trinity Saint Paul’s, 3:30 pm, $23-$62 (Jan 20-23)
U of T JAZZ WORKSHOP (noon), BEVERLY TAFT (3:30 pm), SHANNON BUTCHER (7 pm), EDUARDO LIS LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE (9:30 pm) => Rex Hotel
Off-Centre Music Salon: SCHUBERTIAD => Glenn Gould Studio, 2 pm, $40/$30/$25
JAZZ VESPERS: JOHN JOHNSON QUARTET => Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge, 4:30 pm
Les Amis Concerts presents "GYPSY FAVOURITES" (by those gypsies Liszt, Sarasate, Ravel, etc) => Haliconian Hall

MON JAN 24
** BOBBY BARE JR => Lee’s Palace, $7
* Jazzfm presents DAVID BRAID => Ont. Science Centre, 8 pm, $25
* METRIC, fourth show (Metric sure wants to make sure everybody can see them!) => Mod Club, 8 pm, $17.50
ELVIS MONDAY (various artists, indie-rock) "and starving-artist buffet" => Drake Underground, 8 pm, free
KURT SWINGHAMMER => Cameron House
SISTERS EUCLID => Orbit Room
DEBBIE FLEMING QUINTET => Montreal Bistro
RICHARD W., NICK FRASER => Rex Hotel
DJ B.COM & DIRTY LITTLE BITCH, GREEK SALAD => Drake Lounge, 10 pm, free

TUE JAN 25
** BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE & friends, Asian Tsunami Relief Benefit => Lee's Palace, 9 pm, $30
* BONNIE PRINCE BILLY TRIBUTE => Tranzac, 10 pm
* KENNETH REAUME & OTTO HAUSER (of The Espers) => Soundscapes, 2:30 pm, free; Gladstone, 9 pm, $5
* BLUEBIRD NORTH w/ SCOTT MERRITT, KYP HARNESS, DANIELA NARDI, DICKIE KAHL, BARLOW => The Rivoli, 8 pm, $12
* GHOSTLIGHT, BATTLESHIP ETHEL, MEAN REDS => Silver Dollar
THE COMPLEMENTS => Rivoli, $10
CROONING FOR FOOD Daily Bread Food Bank Benefit w/ JOHN ALCORN, BIG RUDE JAKE, MICHAEL DANSO, LYNNE TREMBLAY, RITA DiGHENT, SOPHIE MILMAN, LEAH STATE, MELISSA STYLIANOU, BEVERLY TAFT, SAMMY G (aka 9-year-old Samantha Weinstein) & more => Mod Club, doors 7:30 pm, $20
THE BLACK MARIA => Bovine Sex Club
JON REGEN, Top o’ the Senator (Jan 25-30)
BLUEBIRD NORTH => Rivoli
THE OUTFIT, CLASSIC REX JAZZ JAM (host: Nick Fraser) => Rex Hotel
SHANNON's 100-PEOPLE PERFORMANCES: ANTICIPATION OF LOVE => Drake Underground, 7 pm
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND v8 => Drake Underground, 8 pm, $3
ANDREW HARWOOD's "binGo" (games) => Drake Lounge, 9 pm, free
THE SWELL SESSIONS PRESENT THE POCKET w/ Naomi N'Sombi, DJ Abacus, live guests => Drake Lounge, 9 pm, free (every Tuesday)
BRAHMS: LIEDERABEND w/ Susan Platts, Andre Laplante, COC Orchestra and Chorus, RICHARD BRADSHAW conducting => Glenn Gould Studio, $35
CHRIS QUINN, JAMES THOMSON and guests, bluegrass => Tranzac, 8-10 pm (ev'ry Tuesday)

WED JAN 26
** NOTE: NO TIN TIN TIN => not at the Drake Underground
** TYLER CLARK BURKE'S GUILTY PLEASURES => Drake Lounge, 9 pm, $5
* TOMMY STINSON => Horseshoe, $12
* EXITMAN, CRUZAO LATIN JAZZ (w/ Nick Ali) => the Rex, 9 pm (also Jan 27)
* CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar, 10 pm
GHOST IS DANCING, ORINJ, MARKUS CHAKRA, TRIP THE LIGHT, RADIUS & HELENA => Sneaky Dee's, $5
MICHAEL JOHNSTON => Rivoli upstairs (also Jan 5, 12, 19)
JON REGEN, Top o’ the Senator (Jan 25-30)
AMBIENT PING w/ WALLY JERICHO => Tequila Lounge, pwyc
BETTY & THE BOBS => Hugh’s Room, $10
EMER DRISCOLL, KIM BINGHAM => Cameron House
JIMMY DOWLING (8 pm), MARK RUTHERFORD TRIO (10 pm) => Tranzac
VANDERPARK => Holy Joe's
SOLAR CELL, 76 AM, THE BURNE, FINDING CORE, LITTLE SUNDAY => Healey's, $5
LMT CONNECTION => Orbit Room

THU JAN 27
** Small World Music presents INDIAN OCEAN DISASTER BENEFIT w/ AUTORICKSHAW, TASA, NYAI MADU SARI, NADHASWARA TAVIL => Lula Lounge, doors 7 pm, $15
* KEVIN QUAIN, CRUZAO LATIN JAZZ (w/ Nick Ali) => the Rex, 9 pm
* FROM FICTION, VERMICIOUS KNID, SILENT FILM SOUNDTRACK => Horseshoe
* THE MIGHTY GILL SHOW => Tranzac, 10 pm
* CEDAR WALTON TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 27-29)
DUO IO (piano/violin) => Music Gallery, 8 pm, $15/$10/$5
J.P. RIEMENS => Mitzi's Sister
THE LOST CAUSE, THE CHARGE, THE VISIT => Poor Alex Cabaret, $5
JON REGEN, Top o’ the Senator (Jan 25-30)
PROGRAM SELECTOR w/ DEBASER, PUT THE RIFLE DOWN, THE BIG 3 => El Mocambo, $5
VIRGIN NOISE, THE ASSISTANTS, TIMPINELLA => Cameron House
GIRLS WITH GUITARS w/ LINDA M., ANGIE NUSSIE, KERRI STEELE, NINA MARTINEZ => Rivoli, free
SOUND OF THE MIND, THE BURNE, ROY & THE RIPPERS, GLENDORA => Sneaky Dee's
FATHEAD cd release => Silver Dollar, 7:30-11 pm
THE KILLAZ, NEW GRENADA => Silver Dollar, 11 pm
MIGHT AS WELL, JOY RIDE, NAVY, BLACKTOP RECESS, A WALK WITH ANASTASIA, STRIKE TO SPARE => Vatikan
DAISY DEBOLT, MARG STOWE, GEORGE KOLLER => Hugh's Room

FRI JAN 28
** DEEP DARK UNITED => Tranzac, 10 pm
** CCMC, MAZINANI/VORVIS => Music Room, Hart House, U of T, 8 pm, free
** BENEFIT for THE INNOCENCE PROJECT FOR THE WRONGLY CONVICTED w/ KYPRIOS, CREATOR/DESTROYER, DJ JINJA => Mod Club, $15
** MASTA ACE, PUNCHLINE, THEOLOGY 3 w/ DJs SERIOUS, BIG JACKS, LINX, TAKTIKS => Opera House
** DIRECtAID Benefit Concert AUTORICKSHAW, DENISE FUJIWARA, MARYEM HASSAN-TOLLAR, ANDREA KOZIOL, MARIMBA BAND, KIYOSHI NAGATA TAIKO ENSEMBLE, SAMBA SQUAD, TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE & many more => Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 7:30 pm, $25
* CEDAR WALTON jazz piano master class => McLaughlin College Performance Hall, York U, 2:30-4:30 p.m., all welcome, free!
* CEDAR WALTON TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 27-29)
* DECKS IN THE CITY, horribly named night of "female DJ talent in collaboration with Toronto digital/visual artists" => Drake Underground, 9 pm, $10 ("includes door prize")
* THE ILLUMINATI => Horseshoe, $8
* JILL BARBER, JOSH RITTER => Rivoli (also Jan 29)
ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE/PEGGY BAKER DANCE/SOULPEPPER “If Music Be...” => Betty Oliphant Theatre, 8 pm. $25-$35 (also Jan 29)
PIN:KSOX CORE industrial hardcore w/RAZOR EDGE, RION, GAY, LAF-O, AMUNRA, HINDER & DJ ICE CREAM and visuals by DISSONANC => Club 56, 56 Kensington Ave., 9 pm, $5 or pwyc
TIM HARRISON => Hugh's Room, $16-$18
MELISSA STYLIANOU TRIO, ALISTAIR KAY’S TROMBONE EXTRAVAGANZA (w/ Ian McDougall from B.C.) => Rex Hotel
NJACKO BACKO (African music) => Assembly Hall (Lakeshore and Kipling), $16-$20
JON REGEN => Top o’ the Senator (Jan 25-30)
MAKESHIFT HEROES cd release => 360
DORON ZOR'S POETIC JUSTICE, JESSE LABELLE BAND => Holy Joe's, $10
KYE MARSHALL JAZZ QUARTET => Arbor Room, Hart House, U of T, 9-11 pm, free
BARLOW, SHAKER => Rivoli, 9 pm, $7
ROYAL CROWNS, TRAIN 45 (members of Big Sugar) => Silver Dollar, 10 pm, $12
DOTTIE CORMIER w/ ROSES IN THE SNOW => Mitzi's Sister
THE ORACY Tsunami benefit => Reverb
SHIT LA MERDE => Sneaky Dee's

SAT JAN 29
** JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY => Horseshoe, $12 (all-ages matinee & 19+ evening)
* JOSH RITTER, JILL BARBER => Rivoli (also Jan 28)
* THE SUNDOWNERS (6 pm), RYAN DRIVER (10 pm) => Tranzac
* LES MOMENTS BRILLIANTS w/ DAVE CLARK (Woodchoppers), SAGEEV OORE, BRODIE WEST (sax), SUSIE BURPEE & SHANNON COONEY (dancers) => Dancemakers' Studios, Distillery District, Studio 314, 8 pm
* CEDAR WALTON TRIO => Montreal Bistro (Jan 27-29)
ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE/PEGGY BAKER DANCE/SOULPEPPER “If Music Be...” => Betty Oliphant Theatre, 8 pm, $25-$35 (also Jan 28)
RAOUL & THE BIG TIME => Silver Dollar
JEFF HEALEY & THE JAZZ WIZARDS => Healey's, 4-7 pm (every Sat)
ED VOKURKA SWING 3 (noon), RUNCIBLE SPOON (7 pm), PAT CAREY’S JAZZ NAVIGATORS (9:30 pm) => Rex Hotel
DALLAS GREEN (of Alexisonfire, solo), SLEEPERSETSAIL, RAISING THE FAWN => Lee’s Palace, 2:30 pm (all-ages) and 9 pm, $10
TABARRUK => “Special show tba,” 9 pm
DIRTY BIRD => 360
Intl. Day of Solidarity w/ Guatemala w/ TITO MEDINA & AMIGOS, VICTOR CAXAJ, GRUPO CULTURAL IK-GUATEMAYA, ALFREDO BARAHONA & MOCAYO BAND, COLOMBIAN KIDZ DRUMMERS ANSEMBLE, NUEVA TROVA BAND => Bloor Street University Church, 300 Bloor St West, 7 pm, free
MUSICIANS IN ORDINARY early-music concert "Contayning Divine and Morall Songs" w/ John Edwards, lute, Hallie Fishel, soprano => Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. West, $20/$15
GENE POOLBOYS (Adam David, Chris Robinson, Martin Aucoin, Henry Heillig) => Beerbistro, 18 King Street E., 9 pm, (every Saturday in Jan.)
SILENT SEYMOUR, FIGHT LIKE GENTLEMEN => Cameron House, $6
THE TYRANNY AFFAIR => Poor Alex, $5
BLACKNINES, MODELAND ROAD => Sneaky Dee's
JON REGEN, Top o’ the Senator (Jan 25-30)
IAN THOMAS => Hugh’s Room, $25
CACHE in Salsa Saturday => Lula Lounge

SUN JAN 30
** UDO KASEMETS “PROJECT SYMPHOSIUM” w/ texts by bpNichol, Millar Zukofsky, Pound => Emmanuel College Chapel, 3 pm, free
* COUNTRYPOLITANS 6-8 pm, KEVIN QUAIN 10 pm => Cameron House
* "THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES" tribute => Rivoli, 8:30 pm
* RANDWICHES, SAILBOATS ARE WHITE => Wavelength 248, Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
SILK ROAD (Chinese ensemble from Vancouver) => Hugh’s Room, 8:30 pm, $16
TABARRUK => Nathan Phillips Square, noon
JON REGEN, Top o’ the Senator (Jan 25-30)
U of T JAZZ WORKSHOP (noon), FREEWAY DIXIELAND (3:30 pm), SHANNON BUTCHER (7 pm), IOTA w/ STEVE ZAIRAI, bass (9: 30 pm) => Rex Hotel
OY VEY political songs w/Enoch Kent, Alex Sinclair, Peter Jellard, Evalyn Parry, Folkal Point, Dan Meany, Elizabeth Block, Lorne Brown, Kevin Swayze => Flying Cloud Folk Club @ Tranzac, $15

MON JAN 31
* FORCED UNDER COVER w/ SINGING SAWS, SANDRO PERRI (Polmo Polpo), ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL => Sneaky Dee’s
* EIGHTH BLACKBIRD contemp. chamber music => U of T Walter Hall, 7 pm, $11-$21
ELVIS MONDAY => Drake Underground, 8 pm, free
CLOSET MONSTER< HOSTAGE LIFE => Reverb
KURT SWINGHAMMER => Cameron House
SISTERS EUCLID => Orbit Room
JAY BOEHMER TRIO => Montreal Bistro
LURE, AMANDA RHEAUME BAND => Horseshoe
RICHARD W., CHRIS HUNT 10 => Rex Hotel
DJ JORIS => Drake Lounge, 10 pm, free

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whoa, racy Neko pic Carl. Not complaining, not at all.

Posted by frank on December 31, 2004 10:57 AM

 

 

 

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