Fri. Mar.4th: An Array Of Indie Sound Tonight At Phog Lounge

Posted: March 4, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Live Performances, Previews

Tonight Phog Lounge plays home to a diverse array of indie rock sound with two visiting acts from British Columbia, Kelowna’s We Are The City and Victoria’s Aidan Knight with local support from Red Rows. Somewhat of a hodge podge bill in the sense that each band brings it’s own unique sound to the table, which is a true music fans delight. Who wants to listen to three bands that sound the same? Diversity is the spice of life and the show has it in spades.

Vancouver’s We Are The City are a trio who have been making all sorts of waves with their blend of progressive indie-pop. Their biggest accomplishment to date would have to be winning $150,000 from the PEAK Performance Project, a huge “battle of the bands” contest sponsored by Vancouver’s 100.5FM The PEAK in January 2010. From there the band kept buzz going around BC playing with solid touring talent and continually refining their songs. In the summer of 2010 the act conceived their latest project entitled High School, a six song endeavor that was created as a fictional act that would allow bands member to harken back to the days of their youth. With T-shirts wrapped around their faces and adopted aliases the band put it all on the table, no matter how ugly the memories may be.

 

The other visiting act comes in the form of Aiden Knight of Victoria, BC. Up until a year ago, Knight was better known as a backing musician playing anything as needed from poppy bass lines to pounding hardcore drums. All the while he was writing his own songs recorded sporadically when enough funds were secured. The process was a long one, with the musician optimizing any time he could sleeping on the studio floor of Buena Vista Audio playing the majority of instruments on the recordings. He then sent his work to Toronto’s The O’ Darling who further defined his songs with additional guitars, strings, drums, horns and vocal harmonies creating his lush modern soul album, Versicolour released through indie label Adventure Boys Club. The songs hold weight when he performs solo or with a band, each creating a distinct mood.

 

Local representation comes from instrumental jam rockers Red Rows. Turning heads around town over the past year with their high energy performances the band has become a force to be reckoned with. With members splitting their talents across several local acts (Alex Carruthers & The Rhythm Brothers, Surdaster, Cellos, Star Trek) the act has been playing fewer shows as of late (Last month’s FM Lounge show was the first in three). Red Rows is currently sitting on their debut self titled EP which still needs mastering before it’s ready for release. Come out to the show and harass them into making it happen!

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