Your Weekly Round-Up

Posted: April 18, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

Here’s a look at some musical shows coming up this week in Windsor…


Internationally renowned electronic pioneer and DJ Tiesto makes a Windsor stop at The Boom Boom Room (315 Ouellette Ave.) this Tuesday night for his first of two shows. Arguably one of the world’s most influential and important DJs of the past decade, this Dutch musician, DJ and electronic dance producer will surely pack the place, even on a Tuesday. Special guests on Tuesday are Man

Edmonton’s Gobble Gobble return to Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West) and I’ll muster Windsor will be a little more prepared for the intensity of their live show. Last year when they came through minds were blown – now people can enjoy the frenetic electro-pop dance stylings without being so stunned from what they were witnessing, many for the first time (aurally too). Also on the bill is Halifax’s uber-talented Rich Aucoin.


Tiesto‘s second show in two nights at The Boom Boom Room, another sell-out. Wednesday’s show features special guest Sydney Blu.

Windsor singer/songwriter Pat Robitaille returns home for a full band show at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West). Robitaille – whose younger sister Jackie Robitaille is an equally talented performer in the local music scene – usually does more solo performances, so its always a treat when he brings the whole band up to flesh out his songs.


Welland’s Grey Kingdom hits Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West) on Thursday for what should be an intimate show of some stellar storytelling. Who is Grey Kingdom you ask? Well, Grey Kingdom is to Attack in Black, what City and Colour is to Alexisonfire. By that I mean, Grey Kingdom is the more introspective side of Attack in Black’s Spencer Burton. He’s joined by two of Windsor’s finest singer/songwriters, in Crissi Cochrane and Kevin Echlin.


Burlington’s psychobilly darlings The Creepshow, hot off touring Europe and North America, return to Windsor for their first show in almost three years, with a huge bill at The Blind Dog (671 Ouellette Ave.). They’re being joined by area roots rockers The Locusts Have No King and The FourJury (featuring members of The Hung Jury, FourLetterWord, The Vaudevillianaires and Surdaster) and another as yet named local opener. Word has it that original opener Motorcity Headrush had to pull out.

The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) is throwing down it’s second Hip Hop Showcase of the past few months and it’s good to see some of the downtown venues take a chance on showcasing something different and unique than their usual musical fare. This once features L.Y.E., Kayyce Closed, STACK, Ritt Theme, Eric Smyth, Jay Braaks, Expanson Fam, and Sean feat. Flow & Reks.

The FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. West, main level) is home to Old Punks, a tribute night to Windsor’s original punk rock cast and crew. Lead by Dale “Elad” D’Amore and Frank Carlone from The Spy’s and Heavy Kevie and Tommy Vomit from The Dry Heaves, this will be a great chance to see some of Windsor’s punk rock fore fathers continue to rock it out. Playing choice covers from both their bands – as well as many classic punk rock staples – this will be a another amazing show.

Unfortunately, it looks like The Paint Movement had to cancel their showcase at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West), but fear not. Original opener Alex Carruthers & The Rhythm Brothers have assembled a line-up with two Windsor up-and-comers, The Blue Stones (whose recent video was the buzz of the technology world) and Cellos.


Inferno Festival, a huge multi-band bill celebrating local heavy metal acts, goes off at The Blind Dog (671 Ouellette Ave.) and is headlines by some real heavyweights of the local scene, including Assassinate The Following, Gypsy Chief Goliath, Betrayer, Perpetuate and Devilz By Definition. There are loads more on the bill, so this show will be worth the bang for the buck!

The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) will be having a more intimate metal show in its legendary dungeon with the return of Weapon of Choice, joined by After Ashes and Tyburn Tree.

Saturday marks the debut of a new group at The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.). The Swillingtones are bringing something different to Windsor’s music scene – a little live original funk and soul. Aaron Stanton (best known recently drumming for Kenneth MacLeod), Scott LeGrand, Damien Zakoor (The Vaudevillianaires, The Tyres, The Golden Hands Before God) and Dan Carpino are The Swillingtones. They’ve been holed up for a few months now working on their own material and they’re combining them with some choice covers to make the West Side the best side to be on for a funky dance party!

Toronto’s PaperMaps (formerly EX-PO) make their Windsor debut at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West), bringing their indie pop sounds alongside Halifax’s Paper Beat Scissors and Windsor’s own psychedelic folksters Luna Borealis. Oddly enough, this will be the third show (and fourth band) this weekend to feature a side project of members of members of Surdaster (Jason Testawich and Louis Cooney are in Luna Borealis, drummer Adam Bombardier holds down the beats in the Rhythm Brothers, bassist Joe Rabie also plays in Cellos, and guitarist/vocalist Gary Van Lare also plays guitar & bass in The FourJury).


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