Weekend Round Up: February 3rd and 4th

Posted: February 2, 2012 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Windsor for music, but with such a diverse array of shows, it’s likely everyone will be able to find something to make them happy.

Friday February 3rd


At Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.) the walls will be shaking, and the roof might fall in, as this cozy venue hosts a super-loud-ultra-amazing stoner rock show! Classic Windsor groove metal band Gypsy Chief Goliath will be bringing their tunes, fresh off the release of It’s a Walk in The Mist released through Sweden’s Black Vulture Records. They will be joined by Cellos, a highly-talked about three piece local metal band, who often play in a droning, noisy style. Rounding out the bill is London’s Thunder Hora. Show starts at 10 pm, admission is $5, and 19+ are welcome.

The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) will be offering up a show to fans of hardcore, featuring Chatham’s Anu Beginning, Abide from Hamilton, and locals Desertion, Dead Man’s Will, and Always A New Day. It’s set to be a night of shredding and blast beats, complete with rambunctious crowd and growling vocalists. Doors open at 6 pm, admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

At The Room (255 Ouellette Ave.) Windsor’s newest darlings, the unquiet dead will be showcasing their hobo-folk music. This ten-piece features past and present members of Magic Hall of Mirros, Surdaster, Two For The Cascade, Magnificent Bastards, and Jamology, among others. Their eclectic, ethereal sound has been making waves in Southern Ontario since their debut in October 2011 – in fact, this is their send off show as they prepare to take the show on the road, having been selected to play at Canadian Music Week in Toronto this March. Joining them will be the ambient, psychedelic, instrumental duo Learning, who will be spilling out their electronic and guitar jams. Finishing it off will be The Swillingtones, an entertaining group of rockers who are experts at their craft. This show is 19+ and doors open at 9 pm, with music starting at 10. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

An early show at Taloola Café (396 Devonshire Rd.) will feature Efan and his ukulele. This all-ages show is the solo project of one of the members of Michou, a Windsor pop group who have been celebrating some recent national success. Efan’s show is a light-hearted hour of fun acoustic ukulele and vocal entertainment. Music starts at 8 pm, all ages are welcome, and there is no cover.

The Hypnotics will be hosting the official release of their new album, Static Fuzz Radio, at FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. W. Main Level). Their surfy garage pop rock album has been charting on college radio stations across the country, and peaked at number 11 nationwide. They will be joined by brassy punk rockers The Nefodovs, garage band Raised By Weeds, and the city’s favourite indie band, James O-L and The Villains.

Saturday February 4th

A couple of weeks back The Blue Stones invited music fans to come out to Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave.) dressed in their best 50’s getups to take part in the filming of their new video for the track Vain Vixens.  It was directed by Gavin Booth, the same guy responsible for their first video featuring the use of the iPhone 4 Facetime technology for the song I’m A Stereo. This new period piece is set to be unveiled the place of it’s creation this weekend, and patrons are once again invited to don their 50’s and 60’s duds. This time the best dressed will have the chance to win a signed copy of The Blue Stone’s new Special Edition CD, featuring new tracks, live recordings, and the originals from their self-titled EP. 19+, no cover, 9 pm.

Will Currie and The Country French are an indie rock band from Waterloo that will be visiting Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.).  This is a band that has toured Canada extensively with acts such as Our Lady Peace and Tokyo Police Club. Their melodic vocals, poppy drum beats and energetic sound make for great dancing. 19+, 10 pm, $5.


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