Sat. March 26th: The Windsor Zene Saturday Night Round-Up!

Posted: March 26, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

A great weekend of live music in the city continues tonight with some wide variety genres for your musical palette. Here’s the score on the night’s performances with some samples for you previewing convenience.

Our recent article ‘BC’s Beekeeper swings through The Dugout‘:

“What if They Might Be Giants grew up listening to Nomeansno and Fugazi?
What if comedian Andy Kaufman was the wizard behind The Arcade Fire’s curtain?
What if Cardiacs and At The Drive-In overhauled Jimmy Eat World’s back catalogue?

You might get beekeeper.

That’s how the bio from Vancouver’s beekeeper starts out. And listening to their stuff, that’s somewhat accurate. They draw a lot of influences and I’m sure the Arcade Fire reference is due to them having a violinist as well. But I also hear similarities to Rah Rahor, closer, to Guillemots.Accessible pop music textured and arranged with a deeper hue, beekeeper are coming off a strong showcase at Canadian Music Week in the midst of a cross Canada tour that brings them toThe Dugout (formerly The Whiskey, 300 Ouellette Ave.) on Saturday March 26.” Also on the bill are Dave Russell and Leighton Bain which should make for a great evening of music through and through.


Over at Phog Lounge check out a couple of visiting bands from  Chatham, Ontario. The first of the two acts is The Long Lots which actually draws members from Windsor, Chatham and London to form an indie rock four piece that draws influence from the likes of  Silkworm, Band of Horses, Wintersleep and North of America. Playing in support of their debut EP ‘In The Valleys of Our Hearts’ look for this band to make an impression with their first Windsor performance. Next up is the experimental acoustic punk of solo performer Prophet Limbo. Also known as Rob Johnston, the act often plays with a backing band, no word on if that will be the case tonight, but either way Prophet Limbo brings a diverse array of songwriting efforts to the table.


In the basement of the Loop Building at the Coach & Horses more heaviness for your ears as Peterborough’s hardcore and metal aficionados As It Stands makes their way to the city. Joining the bill are Devilz By Definition (recently signed to the Yeti Agency), Shortcut To Last (who continue to play in support of their recently released full-length) and progressive thrash band Blackthorn City from Essex (who have posted a brand new Ep to their Myspace page). If your ears have mad it past or missed out on Ken Mode and Fuck The Facts they will surely appreciate this evening’s performances.


Finally we have the second night of live acoustics at The Mill’s 1st Annual Windsor Songwriters Festival. Tonight will see performances from Cotton Rayne, Brett Service, Marty Lowman and Alec Lauziere for the 8pm showcase & Ron Beer, BJ Laub, Deni-gan and Jeremy Coulter (StereoGoesStellar) starting at 10pm. Both showcase should be a lot of fun so get out there and support this burgeoning young festival. Donations at the door.


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