Wed. March 16: Bulletproof Tiger return home for a show at The Coach with Lymbyc System in tow
Windsor’s music scene have always had a love affair with instrumental bands, be it the dynamic live shows of Bloemfontein to the organic beauty of What Seas, What Shores, from the complexity of electronic artists like Kero to the gorgeous simplicity of (WH)Y.M.E.(??), the inclusion of vocals has not always been a matter of fact for many local acts.
A couple years back, Bulletproof Tiger erupted on the local scene with a fresh new approach to the instrumental sound. Involving a multi-member use of finger tapping and a “physics rock” style (not to be confused with simply “math rock”), they quickly rose from novelty act to full on spectacle, as their fret board mastery captivated and hypnotized all those in attendance. They went from Open Mic performers to hotly sought after opening act to performing at last year’s Phog Phest in a remarkably short period of time. But like many of Windsor’s stronger talents, they felt the pull to relocate and look at some bigger developmental opportunities, moving to Toronto at the end of summer last year.
They return home this Wednesday to the legendary Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) for a special homecoming show, where they’ll be teaming up with the aforementioned What Seas, What Shores as well as Tempe, Arizona’s Lymbyc System, yet another instrumental band who combine gorgeous almost Sigur Ros style soundscapes intertwined with latter year Radiohead electronica. They’ve toured with such bands as Broken Social Scene, Crystal Castles and The Album Leaf, so it’s a real treat to get to see them in Windsor in such an intimate setting.
Bulletproof Tiger with special guests Lymbyc System and What Seas, What Shores, The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level), 9pm, 19+