Saturday 31 October: Fire Rock With Me: A Very Twin Peaks Halloween
The owls are not what they seem…nothing here is what it seems. Bob wants you to join us at the Black Lodge (The Tranzac Main Hall).
Dress like you live in the Peaks and you’re ready for our cherry pie treats. We’ll take you to the other place for some fire rocking themes.
After Hours Music-Chip-doom, synthgaze, post-rock
Ruby Cikada -Retro psychedelia with a touch of Vaudeville
And a special performance by…
THE OWLS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM: a drone ensemble feat Patrick Grant, John Timmins, Stefan Banjevic, Daniela Gassi & Dale Norton
Sunday 2 November: Tranzac Fall Feast
7pm, $25 ($20 for members), includes dinner & a drink
Dinner and entertainment, featuring:
Lancashire hotpot: a rich and savoury vegetable stew topped with a scalloped potato crust served with a green salad and homemade beet and carrot pickles. Dessert will be an old fashioned molasses gingerbread with lemon custard. Prepared by talented vegan chef Emily Zimmerman.
Live music by unique contemporary bluegrass band The Unseen Strangers.
Thursday 30 October: BAROQUE + BEER: HALLOWEEN MADNESS EDITION
8pm. $20 advance, $25 door
Tafelmusik presents a follow-up to last year’s sold-out Baroque + Beer performance. This time around, Tafelmusik musicians get up-close and personal with Baroque + Beer: Hallowe’en Madness Edition, an experimental, deconstructed concert event complete with beer tastings. This event is part of Tafelscene, Tafelmusik’s tremendously successful membership programme for concert-goers ages 35 and under that offers substantial discounts on ticket prices while enhancing the concert experience.
For more information and to purchase advance tickets visit:
Friday 10 October: RIVERRUN
Riverrun is a quartet made up of some of Toronto’s strongest musical personalities. Their sound has been described as “electro-chamber-jazz” and “minimalist-avant-garde-pop”. Cinematic, delving and disciplined, Riverrun cuts across stylistic boundaries and goes deep into the moment.
Tom Richards, leader, composer and keyboardist, has played with Engine, The Hidden Cameras, Dan Mangan, Spoon, and The Wooden Sky, among many others. In this project, he brings his cross-genre compositional style to the forefront – navigating through diverse worlds of sound using a combination of nimble technique and envelope-pushing electronics.
Sunday 5 October: THE SHOELESS
Based in Toronto and playing music from many corners of the world, The Shoeless is a trio that will bring you on an international musical journey. Original tunes inspired by Bluegrass, Klezmer, Old Time, and European music, blended with traditional folk songs. Frank Evans on banjo, Eli Bender on cello and Emilyn Stam on fiddle.
September 11 – 13: A MAN OF TWO MINDS/LOST REFUGE: A theatrical double-bill
Thursday: 6pm, $40
Friday: 8pm, $30
Saturday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm, $30
A man discovers his sexuality while living with his semi-psychotic mother, and a father and daughter try to escape the undead in this double bill.
Written by Blair Mueller; produced by Bony Fiddle Theatre Group.
Saturday 6 September: MICHELLE WILLIS Album Fundraiser
“This is going to be an amazing record.” -Laurie Brown, CBC
Featuring live performances by:
and Michelle Willis
Check out more at michellewillis.ca
Friday 5 September: INTERsection: music from every direction
7:30pm. FREE in the Southern Cross; $10 in the Main Hall.
“A marathon of sound in the middle of traffic.” -The Globe and Mail
INTERsection is a 3-day festival of music taking place at Tranzac (Friday 5 September), Yonge & Dundas Square (Saturday 6 September) & the Music Hall (Sunday 7 September).
Friday evening at the Tranzac will feature some of the finest young ensembles/performers of contemporary music in Toronto. This multi-room event includes the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, the Thin Edge New Music Collective, Kyle Brenders Quartet, the junctQn keyboard collective, and more.
7:30 Toy Piano Composers
8:15 Tiina Kiik
8:45 Stephanie Chua
10:00 Thin Edge New Music Collective
11:00 Nicholas Caloia & Yves Charuest
8:00 Slow Pitch
9:00 Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
performing In My Mind and In My Car
10:15 Kyle Brenders Quartet
Saturday 23 August: THE LAKE VERNON DROWNING
Andrew Barker conjures eerie, otherworldly sounds with his solo project, The Lake Vernon Drowning, with songs built around a formative event in Barker’s youth: as a boy, he almost drowned in Lake Vernon.
“With an archetypically Canadian singer-songwriter aesthetic, he uses a seamless blend of hi-fi and acoustic sounds to weave textures of sometimes overwhelming beauty.” -Ben Bowen, MusicMoz