Playing@the Music gallery, Toca Loca CD Release

January 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Toca Loca Sort of CD Release Kinda: We’re not playing anything from the CD, but…
Saturday, February 27, 2010, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Music Gallery, 197 John Street north of Queen (Osgoode TTC)

We hope you’ll join us at the Music Gallery this February 27th for a bit of music and an afterparty (sponsored by our label, Centrediscs). We hardly ever play Toronto these days, and having already released our CD in Berlin and Vancouver, we’re glad to finally introduce it to our hometown. More importantly, it’ll be nice to see (hopefully) some friends and have a drink, yes?

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Globe&Mail reviews new Toca Loca disc, P*P!

September 22nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

P*P – Toca Loca (Centrediscs)


There’s no shortage of amusing gambits on this album by Toronto trio Toca Loca, of composed responses to all things pop. Aaron Gervais’s Shoot Like a Film Star animates a snippet of junk e-mail text with energetic flourishes of voice and instruments (pianos and percussion), reinventing Dada for the spam age. Andrew Staniland’s Made in China worries over small musical aggregates while we soak in a phrase that contains a world of consumer goods. Juliet Palmer’s Five riffs on a song by Alanis Morissette, sending up pop’s insistence on repetition by writing canons that step on each other’s heels. Nicole Lizée’s Promises, Promises is a slippery, sharp-edge rumination on the passage of stylistic time, while other composers cut and rearrange elements of pop song structure. Nobody can resist the urge to complicate pop, though what would be really interesting would be to write something that’s as simple as pop, but that says more. R.E.-G.

Toca Loca - P*P
purchase it here
original review here

Playing C3 @ Berghain in Berlin, Western Front in Vancouver

August 22nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Two upcoming gigs with Toca Loca!

September 10th at the Berghain in Berlin with VJ Safy Sniper, sharing with Kathleen Supove and Detroit underground pioneer DJ Jeff Mills!

October 15th at the Western Front in Vancouver.