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RPM Live is returning for its first show of 2017 on September 20 at Smiling Buddha, and we have the details.
RPM006 will feature the Toronto debut of nêhiyawak, a Cree shoegaze band hailing from amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Their big, sweeping cinematic sound blends their heritage with contemporary influences – a perfect match for RPM, which aims to present Indigenous acts to local audiences without it being a token gesture.
Also on the bill are Toronto-based genre-exploders Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and Guelph psych-rockers WHOOP-Szo, which means it’s going to be a seriously loud, seriously mind-blowing show.
RPM Live put on four sold-out shows in Toronto last year and one in New York in December. RPM also co-presented the Native North America gathering in August. Jarrett Martineau, who co-founded the invaluably vital digital platform/record label/concert series, wrote about it in a cover story for NOW.
“As many of the untold stories of Indigenous artists are finally being honoured, we are called to listen, more deeply, to voices that have yet to be heard,” he writes.
Our ears are open.
At Smiling Buddha (961 College), September 20, doors 7:30 pm. $10-$12. RPM.fm/live.
Total Freedom, Coco Supreme, Tona, Young Teesh Bambi’s 10 pm. $5 before midnight. September 14.
Electric Circus: DJs V∆NESS∆ & PAMMM The Garrison doors 11 pm. Free before midnight, $5 after. September 15.
Weska, Steve Marto, Quinn, Rustek CODA doors 10 pm. $15. codaelectrostub.com. September 15.
Dudebox Presents: Dear Summer, An Outdoor Daytime Kiss Goodbye: Spinelli, Abscvnd, Mike Roc Waverly Hotel 4 pm. Free before 7 pm w/ RSVP. dudeboxpresentsdearsummer.splashthat.com. September 16.
RPM006: Yamantaka // Sonic -Titan, nêhiyawak, WHOOP-szo Smiling Buddha doors 7:30 pm. $10-$12. rpm.fm/live. September 20.
Queen of Swords, Witch Prophet, DJ Sun Sun Less Bar $tba. September 22.
Petunia & The Vipers Monarch Tavern 9 pm. $20. September 22.
Djs Vibrant Matter (Kieran Adams), Platinum Travel Rewards (Thom Gill), Katie Marie Lavoie Less Bar $tba. September 29.
Ben Stevenson, Young Clancy The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. -October 4.
Black Suit Devil Rivoli 9 pm. $15. ticketscene.ca. October 6.
Heillig Manoeuvre Jazz Bistro 8 pm. $15. October 6 & 7.
Moulettes Hugh’s Room Live doors 6 pm. $25-$30. hughsroomlive.com. October 10.
The Nude Party, Thrifty Kids, The Try Umphs Smiling Buddha doors 8 pm. $9. ticketfly.com. October 11.
Dinner, Bad Channels, Prince Ness Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $11.50. ticketfly.com. October 12.
Change of Heart, garbageface Rivoli doors 7 & 10 pm. -$13. ticketfly.com. October 20.
The Darcys, Ralph Mod Club 9 pm. ticketweb.ca. October 21.
Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project Koerner Hall 8 pm. $40-$100. rcmusic.com. October 21.
PKEW PKEW PKEW, Sure The Great Hall 8 pm. $12.50-$15. ticketfly.com. -October 21.
SINKANE, The Kominas The Garrison doors 8:30 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. October 25.
Radiant Baby, L.A. Foster The Baby G doors 8 pm. $7.50-$10. ticketfly.com. -October 26.
Inti-Illimani 50th Anniversary and Nano Stern Koerner Hall 8 pm. $40-$90. rcmusic.com. October 27.
Dead Boys, Green Jelly, Blind Matty, Sista Fista Velvet Underground 6 pm. $tba. ticketweb.ca. October 27.
U.S. Girls Tranzac doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. October 27 & 28.
Halloween Night: Twig, Electric Dead, Amy’s Arms, the House of Haunt Cherry Cola’s Rock ’n’ Rolla Cabaret & Lounge doors 8 pm. pwyc. October 31.
Odonis Odonis & Beliefs The Garrison 9 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. November 3.
The ‘B’ Girls, Pale Lips, Chris Houston Au Gogo, Chris Hate’s Add-Ventures, The Trash Bags Rivoli doors 8:30 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 4.
Curtis Harding Velvet Underground doors 8 pm. $tba. ticketweb.ca. November 6.
Fazerdaze The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12.50. ticketfly.com. November 7.
I The Mighty, Hail The Son, Good Tiger Hard Luck doors 7 pm, all ages. $21. ticketfly.com. November 9.
Lydia Loveless Rivoli 8 pm. $17.50-$22. ticketfly.com. November 11.
Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums Opera House doors 5 pm. $21. ticketweb.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 12.
A. Savage The Garrison doors 6:30 pm. $20. ticketfly.com. December 5.
Vundabar Smiling Buddha doors 7 pm, all ages. $13.50. ticketfly.com. December 8.
Daniel Caesar Danforth Music Hall Third & fourth shows added. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $22-$28. ticketmaster.ca. December 16-19.