Weekend Round-Up: January 13 &14

Posted: January 13, 2012 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

There are all sorts of things happening in music this weekend in Windsor, here’s your comprehesive guide to what you can find.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Catch an early show at Taloola Café (396 Devonshire Rd.) where Pat Robitaille will take the stage from 8 until 9 pm. The Windsor native will be playing his original folk songs that are at the same time classic and cutting edge.


The Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St. W.) will have an eclectic blend of rock with some of the most unique bands in the scene right now.  Awake to a Dream is coming right off the release of their new EP, Living the Immoral Life. The music itself is an eclectic blend of everything from prog to grunge, and their live shows never disappoint. Sophist’s take on pregressive rock is a tad more radio friendly, with obvious stoner-rock and ‘80s influences. Omnisyn is an instrumental three-piece with an altogether lighter sound that the other two bands playing. While still holding with the progressive theme, the lack of vocals puts more pressure on everything else, resulting in some fantastic, Tool-esque jams.

At Phog Lounge, (157 University Ave. W.) Toronto’s Hands & Teeth will be playing, bringing their pop-rock and impressive vocal stylings. Fans of MGMT are likely to enjoy this. Joining them will be one of Windsor’s favourite folk songstresses, Jackie Robitaille.  Another local favourite, indie-folk-rockers The Locusts Have No King will also make an appearance.




Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Erin Gignac will be taking over Taloola Café (396 Devonshire Rd) with her ethereal singer-songwriter tunes, just her and her guitar.

The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) will be playing host to a rock sure with some of Windsor’s younger bands. Bleach plays alternative rock music, that would make for a great soundtrack to a house party. Aureila has just released an EP, Latex, and Hot Sex, that was recorded with the help of Glen Fricker at Spectre Sound Studios. Their alternative and punk sound features past and present members of Trajectory, Bleach, and Weirdonia. With Glowing Hearts takes cues  from hardcore, pop, and punk when creating their aggressive and melodic tunes. One of the most successful acts coming out of Chatham right now, three-piece rock band Letterbomb has a well put together sound that belies their young age. Equal parts alternative rock and pop-punk, they are likely to inspire dancing in the crowd. The Putties and Jerry at Risk will round out this bill of rock and pop-punk that costs only $5 and is open to show-goers of all ages.



At The Dugout (300 Ouellette Ave.) two-piece rock band from Oshawa The Standstills are coming to Windsor to celebrate the release of their new 7” The Barn Sessions. Very vintage and organic sounding rock, these two are making new fans with ever show. At their last stop in Windsor as part of The Harvesting the F.A.M. fest they blew the crowd away. Creative guitar and extremely well-played drums fuse with perfectly gritty vocals to form a cohesive sound that you’re certain to be pulled in by. Joining them will be Windsor’s Los Habaneros, a three-piece party band.

Starting off the entire night is a special event at FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. W. Main Level) where part of 4 on the Floor, a documentary on Windsor’s music community will be filmed, featuring 4 local musicians and their improvised blues jam. Read the interview with the director here and come out at 9 pm to take part. Following the filming will be the weekly open mic hosted by AcousticFire. 


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