Friday June 3: Monster Night of Music

Posted: June 3, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up


Windsor is blessed with so much talent musically – much of which goes unnoticed or under appreciated by the general public. But if any music goers were to pick a weekend to experience Windsor’s diversity and strength of talent, this Friday would be an ideal launching pad to get to know some of the heavyweights. Here’s a quick spin around the horn to see what’s going on on Friday June 3rd.

FIELD ASSEMBLY with Rowsdowers @ PHOG LOUNGE (157 University Ave. West)

Field Assembly is the moniker of one of Windsor’s most intelligent songwriters of the past decade, Adam Fox (formerly of Ten Year Drought). His alt. folk debut, Broadsides & Ephemera, drew critical acclaim across the country and was followed up with a cross Canada jaunt. He hasn’t played in town in some time so perhaps we’ll be getting a sample of some new material. Opening the show is a new project, Rowsdowers, featuring members of What Seas, What Shores.

ALL HANDS BENEFIT with a local All-Star Line-Up @ THE FM LOUNGE (156 Chatham St. West, main level)

All Hands is a non-profit group that “hit with maximum impact, minimal bureaucracy, by helping communities that have been devastated by natural disasters.” To raise funds and awareness, they’re throwing a musical event featuring four of Windsor’s finest – Surdaster, The Locusts Have No King, Vultures! and The Nefidovs. This is sure to be a party from start to finish.


Windsor’s shock rock quintet The Vaudevillianaires bring their stoner rock and Tim Burton-esque kabuki make-up to Windsor’s newest live music stage at Villains Beastro. Still playing in support of last year’s sold-out EP, Satan’s Thundering Hooves, they’re joined by new sensation Cellos (featuring members of Orphan Choir, Surdaster and Poughboy), for a free showcase.

GOLIATH leads a full metal showcase @ THE COACH & HORSES (156 Chatham St. West, basement level)

Fresh off the heels of their debut video, Windsor’s metal lords Goliath headline a fist pumping, head banging orgy of destruction in the legendary Coach & Horses along with Seven Out, Door to Door, Human Gore and Desertion. Easily the loudest show of the night (with no disrespect to the Vaudevillianaires and Cellos).

DENI-GAN @ TALOOLA CAFE (396 Devonshire Rd.)

Definitely one of Windsor’s finest up-and-coming songwriters, Danielle Heslip (aka Deni-gan) is a star on the rise. Taloola Cafe’s intimate setting is a perfect place to experince Deni-gan for the first time and with an early start (Taloola shows begin at 8pm and are done before 10) it makes for an ideal night out for the early birds or a great warm up to any of the nights other offerings.

ONTARIO PLATES hosts benefit @ MILK COFFEE BAR (68 University Ave. West)

One of the scene’s young and hungry new bands Ontario Plates hosts a special benefit to raise funds for a local family in need. There’s a $5 cover to help this cause and once again Windsor’s local talent has risen to help out the community. Leamington’s Raised By Weeds is also on the bill.


Organizers insist the stage is done, so it looks like all-systems go for Windsor’s latest summer festival that brings national acts Finger Eleven, The Trews, Danko Jones, Dean Lickyer, Tim Chiasson and local alt. rockers Seven Year Riot to the brand new Riverside Amphitheatre (across from Caesar’s Windsor). Doors open at 5pm for day one of this festival.

  1. fu says:

    but of course, you wouldn’t notice or care about it, even though it’s a benefit for a family in need with some of the best young talent in Windsor.

    • Windsor Zene says:

      You mean the event listed right before the Taloola show?

    • D says:

      Hey silly, maybe you could try reading the article, before you get sarcastic.

    • The Yeti says:

      LOL… that show was definitely mentioned, and when i read this stupid comment I had to double check to make sure it really was there. And sure enough it was.

      “but of course, you wouldn’t notice or care about it, even though it’s a benefit for a family in need with some of the best young talent in Windsor.”

      –Looks like someone didn’t notice at all. (That it was IN FACT mentioned.)

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