by carl wilson

June Listings...

... are up on the gig guide, in rough form. As always, send along additions and corrections!

A few highlights include Leonard Cohen's three-night stand at the Sony Centre; Martha Wainwright at the Mod Club on June 6; the Art of Jazz fest in the Distillery District with Randy Weston, Sheila Jordan and Egberto Gismonti among others; SoundaXis's "Cage-Fest" historical-recreation performances of John Cage's "Bird Cage" and "HPSCHD" on June 11 with Eve Egoyan, Robert Wheeler of Pere Ubu, and many more; the Better Reasons youth-art program benefit series at the Tranzac June 12-14 with the likes of The Bicycles, The Phonemes, Nif-D and Forest City Lovers; The Bad Plus at Glenn Gould Studio on June 13; and Luminato shows by the likes of Laurie Anderson and Mikel Rouse.

In the second half of the month, ex-Sun City Girls(!) brother-duo Alan & Richard Bishop materialize on the local plane of existence on June 17; the same day, unfortunately, as Darren O'Donnell's "Parkdale Vs Queen West" concert with Kids on TV, Bob Wiseman and others facing the kids of the Parkdale Public School Band; there's Al Green kicking off the jazz festival on June 19, followed by other jazz-fest heavies such as Oliver Jones, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Vandermark, etc; BC's superb Frog Eyes playing the Horseshoe with the Evangelicals on June 23; another damnable double-booking with Gilberto Gil at Massey Hall the same night UK improv titan Evan Parker plays the Music Gallery (June 27); local free-jazz firebrands Feuermusik launching their fantastic second album the next night at the Music Gallery; and to round the month out, legendary reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry playing free at Harbourfront on June 30.

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, May 20 at 9:08 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (0)

 

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