by carl wilson

Live '05: More January, Less Tin TiN TIN

This is the time on Zoilus when we re-post the Toronto show calendar for January, because it's getting too hard to find. (Site design tweaks should fix this soon.) Tonight I may go see members of Espers playing the Gladstone, or to the mysterious "Bonnie Prince Billy tribute" at the Tranzac, and if I weren't on deadline on Wed. I would go to Tyler's Guilty Pleasures party at the Drake. There's an embarrassment of riches on Friday in several currencies (hip-hop, avant-jazz and misc.), and Joel Plaskett on Saturday. February gig guide coming soon!

I also should take the occasion to announce, with regret but also relief, that Tin Tin Tin will not return as a series this year, as I have had to declare clockruptcy. (Which is like bankruptcy but with time instead of money.) I hope to have a couple of special events later in the year but otherwise my retirement as Show Promoter Carl is official. I also think Toronto might be up to spawning more cross-genre collaborations this year without my help. (I dare you!) And now back to that gig guide:

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.

TUE JAN 25
** BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE & friends, Asian Tsunami Relief Benefit => Lee's Palace, 9 pm, $30 [SOLD OUT]
** KENNETH REAUME & OTTO HAUSER (of The Espers) => Soundscapes, 2:30 pm, free; Gladstone, 9 pm, $5
* BONNIE PRINCE BILLY TRIBUTE => Tranzac, 10 pm
* 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/ JON RAE FLETCHER, SINGING SAW SHADOW SHOW, SANDRO PERRI (Polmo Polpo, backed by DETECTIVE KALITA), ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL => Sneaky Dee’s, 9:30 pm, pwyc
* EIGHTH BLACKBIRD contemp. chamber music => U of T Walter Hall, 7 pm, $11-$21
* BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, more in BAD GIRLS => The Hooch, $10
ELVIS MONDAY => Drake Underground, 8 pm, free
STEVE SINGH, JENNIFER FOSTER, AMER DIAB => Mitzi's Sister, 1554 Queen St. West
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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COMMENTS

yeah, showed up for tin x3 and it wasn't. boy was i sad x3.

Posted by matthew on February 1, 2005 2:16 PM

 

 

my eyes, they are not so good.
i read "clockruptcy" as "cockruptcy," which was equal parts fascinating and horrifying.

Posted by rachael on January 27, 2005 11:29 AM

 

 

sad about tin tin tin Carl!! It was great while it lasted. I hope it does inspire others.

A scene is certainly made up of many types of creative people; writers, presenters oh...and of course musicians.

I look forward to the tin tin tin wake already.

tin

Posted by tim posgate on January 25, 2005 7:00 PM

 

 

 

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