Weekend Round-up!

Posted: April 28, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Live Performances, Previews, Weekly Round Up

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in Windsor this weekend for live music!

THURSDAY

Shared Arms, a terrific local band that we here at TWZ have mentioned in depth once before, are leading another big punk rawk explosion at The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) tonight with another well stacked line-up. Joining Shared Arms are Kitchener’s Wayfarer (who are also labelmates of Shared Arms on Tragicomedy), Guelph’s The Decay, Orlando, Florida’s Nightlights, Montreal’s W!nslow and Windsor’s own The Rowley Estate.

If you’re over Stateside, Windsor’s own Eric Welton Band is taking part in the International Pop Overthrow, an international power pop festival that tours North America and the UK. Their set is at 10:30pm, and the 3-day event is housed at Paycheck’s (2932 Caniff St.) in Hamtramck.

Upstairs at The FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. West, main level), Alex Carruthers & The Rhythm Brothers hold their weekly gig night. Not your conventional weekly gig, as most times the bands in question are cover acts, but AC & The Rhythm Bros. rock out new and old originals, honing their craft whether there’s five people in front of them or fifty. These guys can play and with a sound somewhere between The Strokes and The Doors, these guys are on to something.

Another weekly gig is Vice Aerial at The Manchester Pub (546 Ouellette Ave.), which teams some veterans up for a jam band that tackles songs from Zeppelin to Radiohead and everything in between. Consisting of Daren Dobsky (Magic Hall of Mirrors, Royal Dose), Josh Zalev (Huladog, Mr. Chill & The Witnesses), Mark Calcott (Theory of Everything, Huladog, Windsor Salt Band) and Joey “The Wiseguy” Desroches (The Locusts Have No King, Years of Ernest, ASK), these guys are working on original material, while working on their chemistry with an eclectic rock and roll songbook each week.

FRIDAY

Gangsta rap legends (and Oscar winners!) Three 6 Mafia bring their stylin’ and profilin’ to the Caboto Club (2175 Parent Ave.), with an opening set by Windsor’s Jay Braaks.

Huge Hardcore show at The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) featuring local metal monsters Devilz By Definition, who are joined by Detroit’s crushing Death in Custody, Chatham’s Hundred Proof and Windsor’s ADHD.

Proof that punk rawk never dies…it festers. High Mother, featuring some of Windsor’s punk rock legends of the past few decades, releases it’s heavily anticipated CD, with special guests Curbside Sofa, at The FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. West, main level). High Mother’s energetic fireball of a frontman, Chris Lobb, lives in Saskatchewan now, so their shows are very limited – so if you’re thinking “I’ll just grab a CD at their next show”, remember it could be months or a year from now…

EFAN!, the solo project of Michou‘s drummer extraordinaire Stefan Cvetkovic, is throwing a farewell party at Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave. West). He’ll be joined by fellow band mate Michael Hargreaves, so expect a full house of good times!

Tony Coates‘ silky soulful sounds take over Taloola Cafe on Friday with an intimate acoustic set. Taloola’s shows are early (8-10pm), so grab a bite and some tea and listen to some great music before heading out on the town!

SATURDAY

The big event for Saturday is the 3-venue, 14-band charity event called Songs For Sangha. This event – the brain child of local musician Ash Richtig (The Heat Seeking Moisture Missiles, Repetitions, NeaderTHRALL) – is designed to raise awareness and money for a new charity in Windsor-Essex called Sangha Human Services. This group is hoping to really target and combat poverty in the Windsor-Essex region, by providing food and other necessities to families that have fallen on hard times. This event is occurring at three downtown venues, with shows at The Blind Dog (671 Ouellette Ave.), Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave. West) and Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West). Here’s the line-ups and start times:

The Blind Dog:
10:00 – 10:30 – Found Unconcious
10:45 – 11:15 – Devilz By Definition
11:30 – 12:00 – The Heatseeking Moisture Missiles
12:15 – 12:45 – Gypsy Cheif Goliath
1:00 – 1:30 – Pitch Union

Phog Lounge:
10:00 – 10:30 – The Nefidovs
10:45 – 11:15 – Anonymous Bosch
11:30 – 12:15 – Surdaster
12:45 – ??:?? – The Vaudevillianaires

Milk Coffee Bar:
9:45 – 10:15 – Judas O’Meara
10:30 – 11:00 – Where The Good Goes
11:15 – 11:45 – Weirdonia
12:00 – 12:30 – Awake To A Dream
12:45 – ??:?? – Luna Borealis

For more information, you can check out TWZ’s own Lauren Hedge’s preview here.

The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) caps off a three day metal bender with a big show featuring Windsor’s thunderlords Hammerdown, who are joined by Ingersoll’s Kynesys and Windsor’s Desertion.

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