Weekend Round Up: Feb. 16th – 19th

Posted: February 15, 2012 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

Last weekend was a slow one for the Windsor Music Scene, as everyone took some time nursing the hangovers from everything that happened the week before. But we’re back in full force this time, with lots of great shows to choose from.

Thursday, February 16th

At Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave.) Toronto’s Teenage Kicks will be joining up with Windsor acts Orphan Choir and Raised By Weeds (now a full band!) for a night of punk rock. With a new EP scheduled for release in March, and free downloads available on their Bandcamp page, Teenage Kicks are working hard on their old-meets-new punk sound. Teamed up with the infamous Orphan Choir, this isn’t a show to miss, even though it’s on a Thursday. 19+, $5 admission, 10 pm.



Friday, February 17th

Villains (256 Pelissier Ave.) must be in a very punk rock mood, as they’re continuing the trend on Friday night when they bring in The Rowley Estate and The Magnificent Bastards. The former are a trio following in the steps of Blurt with their aggressive skate-punk sound. The Bastards are comprised of seasoned local musicians teaming up to bring back the glory days of Windsor’s punk scene. These bands on the same bill are certainly spanning the years in the evolution of punk rock. 19+, 10 pm.




Newfoundland’s moustached menace Mark Bragg will be playing with his full band at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.) livening the place up a bit with his saloony jazz rock. Dancing shoes recommended, here. Joining the bill will be Hamilton’s Wax Mannequin who always brings the party with his brand of broken down folk rock. Windsor’s Kara Kaufmann will add some femininity to this show of rambunctious boys, her pure and soulful voice and piano accompaniment making for a great way to open the night. 19+, $5





The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) will play host to the one night only world tour of EVL and NeanderTHRALL before the first mentioned punk-rockers go off and hibernate somewhere. NeanderTHRALL made their debut last year and have been doing well ever since, with their doomy, chugging, stoner-metal music. Joining them will be thrash band Dead Weight, prog group The Riptide Project, and heavy metal monsters Dead Man’s Will. Doors to this show open at 6:30, all ages are welcome, and admission is $5 at the door.



Saturday, February 18th


The Coach and Horses will be hosting Listowell’s fun-loving punkrockers Chachi on Acid and Brantford’s skanking headbangers Hangman Pinata. Local acts on this bill include crusty punks Repetitions and Valerie Page. $5 to help out with gas for visiting bands, 19+, 10 pm.





Things will be heavy at The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) when the stage is taken over by local bands Devilz By Definition, Dead Man’s Will, and After Ashes as they play along with London death metal outfit Psychopathy. 19+, $5, doors at 8 pm.


Monique Belanger will be bringing her voice and acoustic guitar to Taloola Cafe (396 Devonshire Rd.) for a free, all ages show that starts at 9 pm.



Phog Lounge will be welcoming rock and rollers Diesel Junkies, proggers Awake to a Dream, and Toronto’s Stone River who recently returned from France where they played the MIDEM Festival. Their sound is clean, classic rock with a southern tinge.




Sunday February 19th

New Song Church (999 Drouillard Rd.) has become well known for hosting hardcore shows, but they also dabble in acoustic ones, as well. This Sunday they’ll be doing another installment of Cafe Glo, featuring the Eastern-Western blend that is Daniyal Malik, the sweet songs of Our Little Show, and the reunion of the mellow Moonland Drift.



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