by carl wilson

Feral Feb.: Live in Toronto

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With a name like Ambrosia Parsley, she's gotta be good: Shivaree, at Lula Lounge Feb. 15, 17.

If you lived here, you'd be home now... choosing your outfits. Zoilus' monthly Toronto show guide for February is on the flip. It evolves as the month does. Let me know what got left out - it probably wasn't on purpose. [...]

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; check with venues. Sources include the 20hz.ca Toronto board, Eye, Now, Greg Clow, Canoe.ca, Soundlist, The Whole Note and ye olde email.

WED FEB 23
** BUDDY MILLER, JUSTIN RUTLEDGE => Horseshoe, $15
** THE NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE w/ KWASI DUNYO, KEKELI DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLES “Voices of the Diaspora: Songs of Ghana” => George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge, 8 pm, $26.50-$38.50
* CRAZY STRINGS bluegrass => Silver Dollar
* MÖTLEY CRÜE => Air Canada Centre, $59.50-$84.50
KOLLAGE (w/ Archie Alleyne, Doug Richardson, Ron Johnston, Robert Botos, Alex Baro, Mei Kelly) => Top o' the Senator, $12 (Feb 22-27)
SUFFOCATION, BEHEMOTH, MISERY INDEX, DEVILINSIDE => Opera House, $26.50
CHERYL WHEELER, KENNY WHITE => Hugh's Room
FORD PIER, SCRIBBLED OUT MAN => El Mocambo
The Box w/ GENTLEMAN REG, PICASTRO, EMILY POHL-WEARY, MARIKO TAMAKI, THE PRIZE BUDGET FOR BOYS, JUBAL BROWN => Rivoli, pwyc ($5 sugg)
SIDEWAYS HAND => Music Gallery, Free Lunch series, 12:30-1:30 pm
NICK ALI TRIO => Honey Supper Lounge, 115 John St. (@ Adelaide)
STEVE KOVEN TRIO (w/Rob Clutton & Anthony Michelli) => Montreal Bistro (Feb 22-26)
MAPLE LOUNGE w/ TIM VESELY (The Rheostatics) => Rivoli upstairs, free(weekly to Feb 23)
EXITMAN, TRICYCLE => Rex
KINGSLEY ETIENNE TRIO => Trane Studio
CIVIL RIOT, BACK AGAINST THE WALL, OSIS, RACKET => Sneaky Dee's
LAUNDROMAT w/ KAT BURNS, BASIA, DJ DUCK HUNT, bake sale! => Cadillac Lounge, pwyc
JIMMY DOWLING (8 pm), MARK RUTHERFORD TRIO (10 pm) => Tranzac
THE SWALLOWS, EUDORA, DOUBLESAD => Cameron House
WHEELS ON THE BUS, BLUE LIGHT ON, J'S BASEMENT => 360, free
KEVIN BARRETO, LUIS GUERRA, MARK CUSHIN, ETHAN ARDELLY, JAY DANLEY, ZULEMA CLAS => Cervejaria

THURS FEB 24
* DAVID KRISTIAN, QUEBEC CONNECTION, LE MONOCHROME => NASA Dance Pub, 609 Queen St. W., $5
* ANNE SULIKOWSKI w/ JEFF SINIBALDI (Art Gallery of York U experimental-music series) => Mercer Union, 37 Lisgar
* LINA ALLEMANO (trumpet) & FRIENDS (Brodie West, alto, Andrew Downing, bass, Nick Fraser, drums) => Tranzac, 10 pm, pwyc
* TOM WAITS TRIBUTE => Horseshoe
* SERIPOP (Montreal poster-art stars) art show opening => Artlab, 457 Richmond St. West, 1st fl., 7-11 pm (show continues to March 3)
* TAFELMUSIK => Trinity St Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor W, $15-$62 (Feb 24-27)
KOLLAGE (w/ Archie Alleyne, Doug Richardson, Ron Johnston, Robert Botos, Alex Baro, Mei Kelly) => Top o' the Senator, $12 (Feb 22-27)
STEVE KOVEN TRIO (w/Rob Clutton & Anthony Michelli) => Montreal Bistro (Feb 22-26)
OHBIJOU, ALIGHT, PEOPLE FOR AUDIO => Cameron House, $5
DANZIG, KATAKLYSM, TRIVIUM, EYES OF FIRE => Guvernment, $30
THE WAILIN' JENNYS => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $17
FAST FOLK UNDERGROUND w/ EUGENE RIPPER, DELTA, CHRIS CHURCH, FRIDAY MORNING REGRET => Drake Underground, $10
KEVIN QUAIN, ANGELA SCAPPATURA SEXTET => Rex
WADE O. BROWN => The Richmond, 342 Richmond West
REMAINNAMELESS, GRADUATION DAY, THE ATTIC => Poor Alex Cabaret, $5
AMBER ROOM, CITIES NAMED US, THE SPRAWL, SONIC ARIA => Sneaky Dee's
CONSTANTS => 360, $7
DOUG RICHARDSON QUARTET => Trane Studio (every Thurs)
JOHN BUTLER TRIO => Lee's Palace, $14.50
ONLYFORWARD (cd release), CRACKPUPPY, PLOG => Lee's Palace, $3
Aids Fundraiser w/ SOUL-R, UNBLIND, BLAK CHILD, HILLTOP PRODUCTIONS feat. TESTAMENT, THE SPLIT => B-Sweet Lounge, 1279 Queen West, $5-$10
CATHERINE MAJOR => Revival, $15-$20, w/ dinner $30-$35
CHRIS MOORE => Planet Kensington, 197 Baldwin, $5
ROBERT OWENS (uk), DJ FRANCO FABI (Mtl) => Metro, 296 Richmond, $10 before midnight ("more" thereafter), Owens at 1 a.m.
GOLDFINGER, THE START, BOTTOM LINE, SUMMER HERO => Kool Haus, $18.50, 7 pm
THE DISRAELIS, THE MOVING TARGETS, MAD RIVER, MORAL SEWAGE => Silver Dollar

FRI FEB 25
** DEEP DARK UNITED => Tranzac, 10 pm
** Canada Africa Partnership for AIDS annual fundraiser w/ MARTHA & THE MUFFINS, TOKYO GIANTS => Bamboo Cabana, 245 Queens Quay, $25 ($15 students)
** MAGNETA LANE, FEMME GENERATION => Drake Underground, 9 pm, $10
** EARSHOT! fundraiser w/ SELINA MARTIN, WAYNE OMAHA, MARTIN TIELLI, FORD PIER, UGLY BUG BAND, KARL MOHR, COMPOSERS WORKSHOP => Polish Second Corps Veterans Hall, 2032 Dundas W., $10
* PERU NEGRO => Roy Thompson Hall
* ALTERED BEATS w/ END (NYC), ADJUST (Detroit), SASKROTCH (Chicago), BLAERG (Detroit) & THE MOURNINGSIDE EXCURSION (Detroit) => Tequila Lounge, 9 pm, $10
* Suck My Disc! final show w/ DAVE SCOONDERBEEK (of Another Blue Door), DIABLEROS, ACTION MAKES, ANAGRAM, THE MARK INSIDE => Sneaky Dee's, 9 pm, $5
* PIN:KSOX" w/ THEBLAMESHIFTER, C64, SKEETER, FUROR, PARUL, THE THUG OF LOVE, TALIXZEN => Club 56, 56 Kensington, $5
* TAFELMUSIK => Trinity St Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor W, $15-$62 (Feb 24-27)
FROM NUBIA TO FUNK w/ NEIL BRAITHWAITE, sax => Trane Studio
ANAGRAM, ACTION MAKES, DIABLEROS, THE MARK INSIDE => Sneaky Dee's, $5
CLUB V w/ GLASS CANDY => Lee's, 10 pm
KOLLAGE (w/ Archie Alleyne, Doug Richardson, Ron Johnston, Robert Botos, Alex Baro, Mei Kelly) => Top o' the Senator, $15 (Feb 22-27)
THE PYLONS, PROXY SET => Horseshoe
GALAXY ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA => Old Mill Inn
Home Sweet Home 3 Tsunami Benefit w/ JAMES BRYAN, NELLY FURTADO, HAYDAIN (JACKSOUL) => Revival, $20
STEVE KOVEN TRIO (w/Rob Clutton & Anthony Michelli) => Montreal Bistro (Feb 22-26)
LAILA BIALI TRIO, ADREAN FARRUGIA QUARTET => Rex
THE MAHONES, TELEJET => El Mocambo
DAVID WILCOX => Club 279, 279 Yonge, $25
milk presents LIL' LOUIS => Roxy Blu
DJ COLETTE, KASKADE => Boa Redux
MARIO => Guvernment, $10-$15 (tix at Broadway Fashion stores)
SLOWCOASTER, FLATTSTREET => El Mocambo Upstairs
KARL MOHR => Polish Legion Hall, 2032 Dundas W., $14
Medieval Roots & Branches w/ SINE NOMINE ENSEMBLE => Saint Thomas's Church, 383 Huron, $10-$15
A THOUSAND CURES, FRANTIC CITY, THE PROVIDERS, RED LETTER DAY => Rivoli
RETURN TO NEW YORK => Mod Club
THERESA'S SOUNDWORLD => Silver Dollar
MARC JORDAN, AMY SKY => Hugh's Room

SAT FEB 26
** HIDDEN CAMERAS 10" launch party w/JOEL GIBB solo => Art Metropole, 788 King St. West, 2-5 pm
** LES AMIGOS INVISIBLES, BARRIO LAB => Opera House, $20
** THE DINNER IS RUINED, SELENA MARTIN => Tranzac, 10 pm, $8 ($15 w/cd)
** NO DYNAMICS, FOX THE BOOMBOX, ICPM ARM BACK ON YC, WINDVOYAGEUR & NAVIGATORS OF HOLLAND, DJ MIKEY APPLES => Dufferin Hotel (2A Milky Way, first alley S. of Queen St., west side of Dufferin, East of Gwynne), $5
* TAFELMUSIK => Trinity St Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor W, $15-$62 (Feb 24-27)
TOCA VOCA w/Heidi Klann, Vilma Vitols, Gregory Oh => Music Gallery, 8 pm, $20-$5
ZEESY POWERS, MINSK MENSK (of Lenin I Shumov), CHRONIC D fundraising for production of Genet's THE MAIDS => Oasis, 9 pm, $5
PUNCH IN THE FACE, VIOLENT MINDS, REPOS, FUCKED UP, CAREER SUICIDE DIRTY BLACK SUMMER => Ania's, 8 pm, $10
KOLLAGE (w/ Archie Alleyne, Doug Richardson, Ron Johnston, Robert Botos, Alex Baro, Mei Kelly) => Top o' the Senator, $15 (Feb 22-27)
THE PARKAS, LEVIRIDE => El Mocambo
RILEY REINHOLD (aka DJ TRIPLE R) w/ ADAM MARSHALL, ERIC DOWNER & ELIOT LAZOR => No Regrets, 42 Mowat Ave. (south of King, east of Dufferin), $10
KASABIAN => Lee's Palace, $12 (sold out)
ORCHID ENSEMBLE => Royal Conservatory (90 Croatia), $10-$15
VANDERPARK, MR SOMETHING SOMETHING => Clinton's
SONS OF OTIS CD release w/ FIFTYWATTHEAD, ELECTRIC MAGMA => Sneaky Dee's
BLACK UNDERGROUND JAZZ tribute to Bob Marley => Trane Studio, $10
STEVE KOVEN TRIO (w/Rob Clutton & Anthony Michelli) => Montreal Bistro (Feb 22-26)
EAST VILLAGE OPERA COMPANY => Mod Club, $17.50
SAVOUR ("monthly night for women, trans folks, queers & music-loving friends") w/ DJs TnT, DENISE BENSON => Andy Poolhall, 489 College St., 10 pm, $5
CHERRYBOMB, SNAK, DELTA, FROG PILOT => Rivoli, $6
THE BLACK MARIA cd rel. => 360
BELVEDERE, BURN THE 8 TRACK => Kathedral
ED VOKURKA SWING TRIO, SWING SHIFT BIG BAND, JESSE CAPON GUITAR TRIO, MANUEL VALLERA & MARK McLEAN WITH ROBERTO OCCHIPINTI TRIO => Rex
MILK. VS. THE DRAKE HOTEL: ROUND 1 w/ DJs FELIX & GANI => Drake Hotel, $5-$10
SHOWROOM, THE AIRFIELDS => Cameron House, $5
THE GEARS => Bovine Sex Club,
THE LIQUIDAIRES => Cervejaria Downtown, 842 College W., $10
FATHEAD => Silver Dollar
PANIC & REBEL EMERGENCY, IAN EYE => Horseshoe
SAT FEB. 26
VANESSA JOHN & THE BACHELORS, UNCLE SETH, THE FRIENDLESS YOUNGSTERS => Healey's, $6

SUN FEB 27
** FAMILYPALOOZA benefit for Kinder Garden childcare co-op, w/ COL. TOM PARKER (Backstabbers), ALEX LUKASHEVSKY (Deep Dark United), DOTTIE CORMIER (ex-Heartbreak Hill), MAGGIE MacDONALD & JOEL GIBB (Hidden Cameras), MR RICK & THE BISCUITS, MARY HARMER & GORD TOUGH, LAYAH JANE, "emerging artists aged 2-5," crafts, snacks, more => Gladstone Hotel, doors 12:30 pm, show 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, adults $12 (sliding scale), children free!
** MICHAEL MAYER, JAKE FAIRLEY => Mod Club
** M WARD => El Mocambo, $10
* THE FUTUREHEADS, SHOUT OUT LOUDS, HIGH SPEED SCENE => Lee's Palace, $12
* TAFELMUSIK => Trinity St Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor W, $15-$62 (Feb 24-27)
* KOLLAGE (w/ Archie Alleyne, Doug Richardson, Ron Johnston, Robert Botos, Alex Baro, Mei Kelly) => Top o' the Senator, $12 (Feb 22-27)
ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL, THE BURNETTES, DJ Pony Carpet => Wavelength 252, Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
SONGS OF SOCIAL DISCORD w/REBECCA BARCLAY (vocals, fiddle, guitar, harmonicas), DAN MEANEY (vocals), JOEL SHORE (fiddle) and others => Flying Cloud Folk Club, Tranzac, 7:30, $12
THE STRAWBS, TEADA, CHUCK BRODSKY, JUAN MARTIN => Hugh's Room
U of T JAZZ WORKSHOP, FREEWAY DIXIELAND SEPTET, SWING ROSIE, AVI GRANITE 5 => Rex
DESTROY ALL DREAMERS, BELOW THE SEA, WINTARY, MNEMOSYNE => Tequila Lounge, $5 or pwyc
Toronto Blues Society HARMONICA WORKSHOP w/ MIKE STEVENS, Roly Platt, Kelly Hoppe, Robbie Antone, Little Bobby, with house band Pete Schmidt, James Rasmussen, Bob Vespaziani => Club 279, 279 Yonge St., 2 pm-6 pm, $12 ($10 TBS members)

MON FEB 28
** FORCED UNDER COVER w/ FINAL FANTASY, GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS, DAVE CLARK, SCOTT MAYNARD => Sneaky Dee's
** TRACY AND THE PLASTICS => Horseshoe Tavern, 9 pm, $10
* SUBTLE (with DOSE 1) HRVATSKI => Lee's Palace, $10
RISE AGAINST, CLOSET MONSTER => Docks, 7 pm, $17
KIM ADDISON QUINTET (w/ Norm Amadio, Alex Dean, Duncan Hopkins and Daniel Barnes) => Montreal Bistro
PETER HILL TRIO, JOHN MacLEOD's REX HOTEL ORCHESTRA => Rex
IAN BROWN (ex-Stone Poses) => Mod Club, $32
MILESTONES => Glenn Gould Studio, $5-$25
LILY FROST, SEAN MacDONALD => Cameron House, 9 pm, $6

Read More | Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Sunday, January 30 at 7:42 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (3)

 

COMMENTS

No 50, jus' Young Buck and whatever constitutes a quorum of the Unit. But it's real, if availability on Ticketmaster constitutes measure of reality.

Posted by zoilus on February 2, 2005 12:36 AM

 

 

where did you get the price info for the g-unit valentine's show? i didn't list it cos, after i couldnt' find extra info other than what was on pollstar, that it was another "pollstar lie."
shit... maybe 50 can still be my valentine after all?

Posted by splendid bee on February 1, 2005 9:56 AM

 

 

carl i got some responsage for you up at my blog. thanks for the sparring match.

Posted by luca on January 31, 2005 2:57 PM

 

 

 

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