by carl wilson

A Lot of Night Music


This weekend a lot of you might already be out to the Hillside Festival in Guelph, with its crazy all-heavyweight-champeen lineup of bands 'n' songwriters. But here in the city you don't have to be stuck in a dank nightclub - the underzone is colonizing the landscape with its noize.

I missed yesterday's visit by the Extra Action Marching Band, who paraded through Kensington Market in the afternoon before playing the Boat at night (they're at Funhaus tonight, Friday, with Saint Dirt Elementary School, if you're not going to Loretta Lynn like me ::yes, that was boasting:: ...) but tomorrow, you can start your day at the Bagel at College and Spadina with the get-together BRUNCH at noon w/ the Adam Brown, Robocopp and other bands plus Kat Gligorijevic-Collins' short film about the scene, including a cameo by Zoilus. But that's just the warmup.

The main events, the outdoor events, begin with the Dim Sum: Sampling Chinese Culture festival at Harbourfront - such as Masia One at 2 pm and Jin (the Asian freestyle rapper who was profiled all over last year) at 8 pm. And then things get more exciting: At 10 pm, Awesome and Castlemusic present the mysteriously titled "In Awe of Sirus" in the pit at Trinity-Bellwoods park, and then at midnight, in High Park, at the wharf on Grenadier Pond, Ninja High School does a boombox-powered release party to launch its new single on Tomcat (and sell just 20 copies, at a deeply discounted 5 bucks). It will be very dark - bring a flashlight.

And finally on Sunday, it's the Music Gallery fundraiser outdoors in the St. George the Martyr Church courtyard, with Pony Da Look, Nathan Lawr, Animalmonster and Bob Wiseman, from 6 to 10 pm. (This being a fundraiser, it's a bit pricier - $20 regular/$10 student + underwaged.)

All these people are wizards and you should kiss the hems of their robes, giddy and yelping. See you there.

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Friday, July 22 at 5:55 PM | Linking Posts




Zoilus by Carl Wilson