Mon. April 11th: Monday Night Madness At Phog W/ This City Defects, Life In Vacuum, Red Rows and Cellos

Posted: April 11, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Live Performances, Previews

Monday nights are traditionally pretty quiet in the Windsor music scene, most often playing host to a myriad of open mic nights that are a great way for local musicians to share new songs or build stage presence and confidence for the future. But every now and then, a touring schedule dictates a change in the night and tonight’s show at The Phog Lounge is a prime example of this.


Coming from Calgary to headline the event is a band that is no stranger to the Windsor scene making their fourth visit to the city inside of two years. This City Defects first visited Windsor as a 5-Piece , then a 4-Piece and now return to us as a trio. Funnily enough, we’ve been able to catch this band at each of their performances and they have actually become a tighter unit with increasingly interesting song writing as the members of the band dwindled down to the current roster. This City Defects is a somewhat difficult act to describe; you could say the band is firmly rooted in punk rock but their experimental interludes and strange vocals may have you changing your minds moments later. With a highly trained rhythm section that has a strong post-secondary education in Jazz mixed with a self-trained singer/guitarist/frontman, the band does something that not many other acts can claim these days, they are truly creating their own original sound and their recently released sophomore full-length ‘Patterns‘ is a perfect example of this. On top of all this originality, there is a hell of a lot of drive, as tonight’s performance will be the 37th of 48 gigs inside of two months that has taken the through the southern states, US midwest & east coast, back into Ontario and west again.  Not a band to be missed.


Joining in on the fun are Guelph’s conceptual punk rockers Life In Vacuum who have always seen a very positive response in the city as well as locals instrumental jam rockers Red Rows who perform for the first time in just over two months and a new comer band full of veteran scene musicians called Cellos who made one hell of an impression in their debut performance, opening for the monumental Ken Mode (Check out our article about this emerging talent by clicking HERE).



Doors: 8pm – Music 9pm – Phog Lounge – 157 University Avenue West


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