Saturday 9 August: Blimp Rock
August 6th, 2014 by admin

Saturday 9 August: BLIMP ROCK, with HENRY ADAM SVEC
8pm in the Main Hall.
Blimp Rock is the light-hearted, relentlessly catchy musical outlet of Peter Demakos, and a supporting cast of Southern Ontario’s finest indie rockers, including members of Ohbijou and Forest City Lovers.  Their self-titled debut record, Blimp Rock, released in May 2013, received critical acclaim from such publications as BeatRoute and GrayOwl Point for it’s positive energy and ability to convey meaningful messages in a witty, accessible way. The album also went on to be selected into rotation at CBC Radio 3 and picked up by DIY labels Tree Machine (Bloomington, Indiana) and Label Fantastic! (Guelph, Ontario).

2014 will see Blimp Rock ramping up their campaign to bring their highly unique brand of pop/rock to more audiences than ever before with tour dates scheduled in France, Germany and Eastern Canada as well as the release of a new single. Stay tuned for a PowerPoint presentation followed by a rock concert at a venue near you!

Sunday 10 August: Zine Dream
August 6th, 2014 by admin

Sunday 10 August: ZINE DREAM
12pm – 5pm.

The 7th annual Zine Dream festival of Zines and Zine culture features more than 60 exhibitors of self published art books, comics, crafts, music, zines and much more!

Friday 25 July: That Swing! Thing
July 22nd, 2014 by admin

Friday 25 July: That Swing! Thing
8pm, $20 advance, $25 door.
Tickets available at thatswing.ca

“You’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!”
- 42nd Street (1933)

Join us for a raucous & rollin’ vaudeville show and dance supporting THAT SWING!’s quest to go to the International Lindy Hop Championships!  We’re packing our bags, lacing our shoes, and hoping to be the first team from Toronto to compete at the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington, DC.

Featuring dynamic performances by Toronto’s THAT SWING! dance troupe and other special guests, including the official premiere of THAT SWING!’s ILHC troupe routine.

Check out more at thatswing.ca

Saturday 26 July: Young Inspirations presents: Shine Your Talent
July 21st, 2014 by admin

 

Saturday 26 July: YOUNG INSPIRATIONS PRESENTS: SHINE YOUR TALENT

Doors 6:30pm, $15

Young Inspirations, a non-profit corporation promoting young independent music talent, is hosting its third annual Shine Your Talent event this Saturday at Tranzac.

This year’s event will feature fifteen of Toronto’s best young artists showcasing their talents to audience members, judges and music industry professionals for a chance to win one of three top prizes.  This year’s judges include 2014 JUNO-nominated Alysha Brilla, President of Lonestar Music Services Anne-Marie Smith, Little Creatures band members Chris Ioannou and Alison MacLean, and Music Vice Magazine editor and Homegrown Sound project leader Brian Banks.

Last year’s first place winner Christian Bridges will headline the event, while the talented and hilarious comedian Nola Cooks will emcee.

Audience members will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes from wellknown sponsors, including numerous gift baskets and restaurant gift cards.

Learn more at facebook.com/YoungInspirations

Sunday 20 July: TRANZAC Summer Feast
July 11th, 2014 by admin

Sunday 20 July: TRANZAC SUMMER FEAST

Doors 7pm, dinner 7:30pm.

You’re invited to dinner and a show at Tranzac, featuring a vegan, gluten-free meal prepared by chef EMILY ZIMMERMAN, and the bluegrass/old-time music of  UNSEEN STRANGERS.

$20, including dinner and one drink.

email info@tranzac.org to reserve tickets or for more information.

Saturday 28 June: Akasha Five
June 26th, 2014 by admin

Saturday 28 June: AKASHA FIVE

8pm, $30

 

Akasha Five is a five piece world music fusion band. The mystical poetry of Rumi is sung in its language of origin – Farsi.

Parisa Eram’s traditional Persian voice floats over a musical landscape that fuses western and eastern styles and sounds.

Arabic & African percussive instruments played by Nicholas Stirling and Amir Samimi are fused with alto sax & clarinet of Behrouz Bakhtiari and the 5-string electric bass / classical guitar of Philippe Tasci.

Featuring Persian -Canadian musicians singing Farsi and English vocal melodies and interpretations of Persian poets such as Hafaz and Rumi, the accompaniments are arranged with daf, djembe, dumbek, cajon, clarinets, classical guitar and bass. A mixture of instumental and vocal songs abound in a growing suite of pieces to be premiered in an intimate concert setting with limited seating.
learn more at akashafive.com

 

June 18 – 22: NXNE 2014
June 16th, 2014 by admin

 

NORTH BY NORTHEAST 2014

Tranzac is proud to be a part of NXNE 2014.

Check out the bands and comedians from around the world we’ve got lined up to play Tranzac’s Main Hall this week:

 

WEDNESDAY 18 June: NXNE COMEDY

9:40pm: Steve Patrick Adams

9:50pm: Hannah Hogan

10pm: Eric Andrews

10:10pm: Mark DeBonis

10:20pm: Peter Anthony

10:40pm: SCOTT THOMPSON

 

THURSDAY 19 JUNE:  NXNE MUSIC

7pm: Gunner & Smith (Saskatoon)

8pm: Canailles (Montreal)

9pm: Laurent Bourque (Ottawa)

10pm: LORRAINE SEGATO (Toronto)

 

FRIDAY 20 JUNE:  NXNE MUSIC

7pm: Shivering Timbers (Akron, OH)

8pm: Ketch Harbour Wolves (Toronto)

9pm: The Maladies of Adam Stokes (Toronto)

10pm: The Unquiet Dead (Windsor, ON)

 

SATURDAY 21 JUNE:  NXNE MUSIC

7pm: The Morals (Barrie, ON)

8pm: Nuuk (Greenland)

9pm: The Jerry Cans (Iqaluit)

10pm: Lakes Of Canada (Montreal)

 

SUNDAY 22 JUNE:  NXNE MUSIC

7pm: The Black Diamond Express (Edinburgh, Scotland)

8pm: WinnieBrave (Orillia, ON)

9pm: Grand Lark (Montreal)

10pm: Hospital (Moscow, Russia)

 

Friday 13 June: Australia vs. Chile in the World Cup
June 11th, 2014 by admin

Friday 13 June: WORLD CUP: AUSTRALIA VS. CHILE
5pm.  FREE.

Come watch the Australia vs. Chile World Cup match at Tranzac this Friday.  There will be Australian snacks on hand!

Friday 6 June: Veda Hille, with John Southworth and THOMAS
June 3rd, 2014 by admin

Friday 6 June: VEDA HILLE, with JOHN SOUTHWORTH & THOMAS
10pm, FREE/pwyc

Vancouver-based Veda Hille can put the world into words — she is one of the most poetic women in music in the late 1990s. Her musical influences include Glenn Gould, the Rheostatics, Thelonius Monk, Robin Holcomb and writer Annie Dillard.

Lucky for us, she’s in town!  And she’s going to play us a set of songs accompanied by Peggy Lee!

Plus, John Southworth will summon the deep inner classics, joined by Thom Gill, Andrew Downing and Jean Martin.  and THOMAS will dabble in some blob-juggling.

Check out more on Facebook.

Sunday 8 June: The Annex Festival On Bloor
June 3rd, 2014 by admin

Sunday 8 June: THE ANNEX FESTIVAL ON BLOOR
11am – 6pm, FREE!

The 18th annual Annex Festival On Bloor arrives this Sunday 8 June!

For 18 years this fun, one-day Festival has offered the Annex neighborhood a fantastic opportunity to gather together on Bloor Street (from Bathurst to Spadina) and celebrate its unique local heritage with a wide variety of activities for young and old:

  • live music
  • over 115 craft and specialty food vendors
  • a variety of adult and children’s activities and attractions, including a children’s village
  • fitness demonstrations
  • street buskers
  • and lots, lots more!

The live music stage at Bloor and Brunswick Ave., hosted by Tranzac and CIUT, will showcase great musical talent from 1pm until 6pm, featuring:

  • Maracatu Mar Aberto
  • Quique Escamilla
  • Friendy Rich & The Lollipop People
  • Run With The Kittens
  • Ronley Teper’s Lipliners
  • Harmonia
  • The Living Daylight String Band

Plus marching bands Buck’s Brass and The Heavyweights will be making their way along Bloor St!

 

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