St. Dirt Elementary School 15th Anniversary + Dust

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St. Dirt Elementary School 15th Anniversary + Dust
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St. Dirt Elementary School 15th Anniversary + Dust says
The Music Gallery presents

+ D U S T

Friday, April 29
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $15 Regular | $10 members | $13 Advance at

Artist talk between Myk Freedman and Music Gallery AD David Dacks at 7:15PM

This is the 15th anniversary concert of a truly influential Toronto band: St. Dirt Elementary School.

The Music Gallery has always belonged to a larger network of music venues and no conversation about Toronto’s creative music scene is complete without talking about St. Dirt’s birthplace, the Tranzac. Their formation in 2001 by steel guitarist Myk Freedman changed the course of programming at the venerable Brunswick Ave. venue. They were the first of several generations experimental, improvised and generally weird artists who have characterized the venue ever since.

Composer Martin Arnold describes St. Dirt as “a little big band; a salon orchestra; a cabaret pitband. It’s a New School concert band half-remembering old school psychedelics in a district West of Weimar and North of San Antonio… It can swing like a Kollektief or shamble like a seaside sinfonia.”

Equally Tranzacian, and making their MG debut is D U S T: a card carrying collective of musicians committed to making as little sound as possible. Whereas St. Dirt has had a somewhat stable membership over its many years, the participants in the oh-so-quiet DUST shift like the wind. If you’ve ever wondered how music described by volume rather than genre sounds, don’t miss this. Earplugs optional.
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By: The Music Gallery