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It’s Victoria Day. , which means the long weekend kicking of summer is coming to a close, and everyone’s back to work tomorrow.

But here in Windsor, we believe in partying until the last minute, and that there’s nothing wrong with going to work a bit tired the next day.  In addition to the arrival of summer, we’re celebrating the season of weekday shows. So here’s what you can find around town for the next four days.

Monday May 21st

At Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave.) there’s a solid lineup of bands ready be loud and throw one hell of a party. Kicking off the night at 10 pm we’ve got locals Jeffrey David’s Blue Connection, featuring past and present members of Omnisyn and Wicked Angel. These guys have a tight presentation of some crunching blues tunes. Joining them from London, and making their Windsor debut, is Ghostship Victoria. These guys blend progressive and hardcore into a violent pool of squealing, raging guitars, aggressive vocals, thunderous drums, and punchy, growling bass. Rounding out this night will be Anchoress from B.C., who are currently on tour and have just released a new album, available via their Bandcamp page. This is a band that I highly recommend catching.  High-energy tunes presented with vigor, a sound that blends British hardcore punk band Gallows with Alkaline Trio’s jumpy vibe and various influences from rockabilly to southern metal.  This show is 19+ and there is no cover.

 

 

 

 

Over on the west end at The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) it’s hardcore bands all night long.  New York hardcore band Dr. Acula will be making an appearance. Signed to Victory Records these guys make a party of their music on their records, so I can’t even fathom the excitement to be found at their live show.  Joined by metal band Bermuda from California,  hardcore outfit The Last Ten Seconds of Life from Pennsylvania,  and locals Always a New Day (who are debuting a their new second guitarist) and We Sleep At Dawn this show promises some nasty pits, great music, and an all around awesome time.  Doors are at 6 pm,  all ages are licensed, and if you didn’t manage to pick up an advance ticket for $12, they will be available for $15 at the door.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday May 22nd

I’ve been waiting almost a year for these guys to come back, and I couldn’t be more excited now that the time is finally here. Five Alarm Funk is a 10-piece party funk band from Vancouver who make it impossible to resist the temptation to dance. They always pack Phog with an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd, blasting out a high-energy show that get’s everyone moving. Rock solid performances each and every time, and a brand new album to boot, there’s no way music lovers can afford to miss the spectacle that will be taking over Windsor’s coziest of venues. Advance tickets for $12 are still available, or you can hope to find a few leftovers for $15 tomorrow night (but I wouldn’t count on it).

 

 

Thursday May 24th 

After the recent release and success of their first EP, The Cities Will Fall, Falling With Glory is ready to release their first music video, and will be doing so Thursday night at Loft Nightclub (20 Chatham St. E) with help from Windsorites Bleach and Torontonians Riding Shotgun. The video was filmed by Glenn Fricker, and you’re likely to notice a few faces on the screen wile you follow the story that the song has to tell. An all ages show that starts at 5pm, even kids who have to go to school the next day should have no problem making it out to this one. Advance tickets are available for $8, or you can pay $10 at the door.

 

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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.

 

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.

This Weekend @ (Jan.27/28)

Posted: January 25, 2012 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

The Dominion House: (3140 Sandwich St.)

Friday, Jan. 27.

Road To Canadian Music Week.

The show will feature:
Acousticfire – https://www.facebook.com/pages/AcousticFire/81348131244
Bleach – https://www.facebook.com/bleachband?sk=info
Intra Meridian – https://www.facebook.com/intrameridian?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
KING MISFIT – https://www.facebook.com/pages/KING-MISFIT/51081797329?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
Mike Cerveni – https://www.facebook.com/mikecervenimusic?ref=ts&sk=app_178091127385
Ravenscode – https://www.facebook.com/Ravenscode
Shortcut To Last – https://www.facebook.com/ShortcutToLast?ref=ts&sk=app_178091127385
Sophist – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sophist/126796970718797?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
State of us – https://www.facebook.com/stateofus?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
The Classix – https://www.facebook.com/theclassix

Tickets will be $10 in advance – $15 at the door. Doors @ 8.

Saturday, Jan. 28.

Africa or Bust Benefit Concert with Devilz by Definition, Taken, Slaughterhouse on the Prairie, Dead Man’s Will, Aurelia, Your Best Bet. Bleach, NeanderTHRALL,  all ages, 6pm, $10 ADV/$12 ATD.

Phog Lounge: (157 Chatham St. W.)

Friday, Jan. 27.

The Tyres, Eric Welton Band, Years of Ernest

Taloola Cafe: (396 Devonshire Rd.)

Friday, Jan. 27.

Eric Welton Band,  All ages, 8 pm

Saturday, Jan. 28.

Tony Coates All ages

The Room:  (255 Ouellette Ave.)

Friday, Jan. 27.

We Can Be Heroes, StereoGoesStellar, Bleach, Hello Audio, Melodoc Aftermath All ages, $10, 6 pm.

F.M. Lounge: (156 Chatham St. W. Main Level)

Saturday, Jan. 28.

The Only Open Mic on Saturday Night, hosted by Acousticfire

The Dugout: (300 Ouellette Ave.)

Saturday, Jan. 28.

The Magnificent Bastards

The Coach and Horses: (156 Chatham St. W. Basement)

Friday, Jan. 27.

BETRAYER AND OMNISYN!!!

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. 

New Year’s Eve Weekend Round Up

Posted: December 30, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

There are parties and shows galore this weekend as Windsor sets to ring in 2012. Here, The Windsor Zene gives you the break down on all of the bets places to visit.

Friday December 30th

Classic rock and psychedelic fans should check out The Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St. W.) where The Tyres will have the stage. Relaxing and enjoyable tunes, this will be a great spot to enjoy good music and company. Show starts at 10 pm , 19+.

The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) is well on it’s way to becoming the next Loop Building. Tonight they’ll have music on two levels, with hardcore and metal in the basement, and pop upstairs.

Downstairs is a lineup of fast and heavy locals featuring Devilz by Definition, Goliath, Hellraiser, Legions, Get Bent, Repetitions, Suppressulant, and This Ghost. Doors open at 7:0, admission is $5, all ages are welcome, and the will be featured drink specials.

 

 

 

Upstairs things will be a bit on the lighter side with visiting group Hello Beautiful from Whitby bringing their unique blend of punk, pop, and hip-hop. Upbeat and dance inspiring, their set is certain to be energetic and fun. Joining them will be Courage My Love, a trio featuring twin sisters from Kitchener-Waterloo. With their brand of pop-punk tinted by hardcore they have played the Vans Warped Tour along the likes of A Day to Remember and Tokyo Police Club. Equal parts dance and head banging music, they are certain to get the crowd moving. Third on this bill are Windsor’s pop-punk favourites, Shortcut to Last. These guys have been enjoying a great year, including the release of their second disc, Two Minutes in Heaven. Their sound is pure pop-punk, and their shows are always entertaining. This show starts at 9 pm and is all ages.

 

 

 

The Hoop will be bringing their groovy sounds to Taloola Café (396 Devonshire Rd.) along with Derek Harrison and Jack Goodall. All ages, 8 pm.

 

 

A classic Windsor group, catch Kenneth MacLeod and The Windsor Salt Band at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.) at 9 pm.

 

 

New Year’s Eve, Saturday December 31st

Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave.) is hosting their Pop Your Cherryoke night, where first-timers are invited to come out and give karaoke a shot.

The Manchester (546 Ouellette Ave.) is offering up a party hosted by DJ Jamie Greer, one without tickets or a guest list, just a $5 cover at the door.

Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.) will be cover-less and far more dance-themed than normal as DJ Stephen Hargreaves takes over spinning indie dance tunes and anything else that might get your feet moving.

 

If you’re looking for a party with live, original music, The Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St. W. Basement Level) is the place to be. Awake to a Dream will be releasing their first EP, Living The Immoral Life. Dreams Destruction will be making their comeback, Slyde will be bringing their videogame rock all the way from Ottawa, All Against I will be visiting from London with their eclectic rock sounds, and Perpetuate will be jamming out their take on heavy metal and prog. Doors open at 9 pm, tickets are $5 at the door or $4 in advance, and 19 and over are welcome.

 

 

This Week @ (Dec.19 – 25)

Posted: December 18, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave. W.)

Monday Dec. 19: The Monday Milkmen

Tuesday Dec. 20: Open Mic with Mary Allan

Wednesday Dec. 21: Open Mic with Shrimp Yogurt

Thursday Dec. 22: This Man Tells Stories Farewell Goodbye Show, featuring Tony Coates and The Birds of Paradise.

Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.)

Monday Dec. 19: Open Mic Surgery with James O-L

Wednesday Dec. 21: Travis Reitsma, The Hung Jury, Mys Co. Super Fantastic Mega Smash Super-Jammm

Friday Dec. 23: ASK & Years of Ernest wsg. Construction and Destruction (Halifax)

Saturday Dec. 24: The Unquiet Dead wsg RYE & George Manury

https://www.facebook.com/pages/the-unquiet-dead/154602187946749?sk=wall

The Manchester Pub (546 Ouellette Ave.)

Monday Dec. 19:  Open Mic with Clinton Hammond

Tuesday Dec. 20:  Tuesday Night Music Club with Jamie Reaume

Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave.)

Tuesday Dec. 20:  VOMIT (Villians’ Open Musical Instrument Talent) Show with the Eric Welton Band

The Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St. W. basement)

Friday Dec. 23: NeanderTHRALL, Slaughterhouse on the Prairie, Repetitions, Devilz By Definition

The FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. W. main level)

Wednesday Dec. 21: Long & McQuade’s Jam Night

Friday Dec. 23: Magnificent Bastards “Famous When I Die” Video Premiere, with Old Punks 4.

Saturday Dec, 24: The Only Open Mic on Saturday Night, hosted by Acousticfire 

The Dominion House (3140 Sandwich St.)

Tuesday Dec. 20: Open Mic with Alec Lauziere

Friday Dec. 23: Abide, Always A New Day, Blackheart, Your Best Bet.

Blackheart

Untouchables (138 University Ave. West, above California Sushi)

Wednesday Dec. 21: Weird Wednesdays: Techno, Minimal, IDM, DubStep w/ DJ Kero, Annie Hall and Sabrinski

Hoagy’s Tap and Eatery (13169 Tecumseh Rd. E)

Wednesday Dec. 21: Diesel Junkies, The Nefidovs, and James O-L and the Villains

https://www.facebook.com/thenefidovs

The Honest Lawyer (300 Ouellette Ave)

Monday Dec. 19: Open Mic with Dave Russell

The Dugout (300 Ouellette Ave.)

Friday Dec.23: Orphan Choir, James OL & the Villains, Silent Movie Type (CD release)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-O-L-and-the-Villains/139233310205?ref=ts&sk=wall

This Week @ (Dec. 5-11)

Posted: December 5, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave. W.)

Monday, December 5th: The Monday Milkmen

Tuesday, December 6th: Open Mic with Mary Allan

Wednesday, December 7th:  Open Mic with Shrimp Yogurt

 

Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W.)

Monday, December 5th:  Open Mic Surgery with James O-L

Friday, December 9th:  The Tyres and Eric Welton 

http://www.myspace.com/thetyres , http://www.myspace.com/ericwelton

 

Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier St.)

Tuesday, December 6th:  VOMIT (Villians’ Open Musical Instrument Talent) Show with the Eric Welton Band

Wednesday, December 7th:  PUKE (People Using Karaoke Equipment)

Thursday, December 8th: Night of a Billion Laughs (Featuring the brilliant slap happy comedy of Jonny Peladeau & Rob Kemeny. Hosted by Heather Zaleski)

Friday, December 9th: Christmas in Hawaii! (Hawaiian shirts or grass skirts gets you a prize!
Music Authentico!)

 

The Manchester Pub (546 Ouellette Ave.)

Monday, December 5th:  Open Mic with Clinton Hammond

Tuesday, December 6th:  Tuesday Night Music Club with Jamie Reaume

Thursday, December 8th:  Vice Aerial

 

The Honest Lawyer (300 Ouellette Ave.)

Monday, December 5th:  Open Mic with Dave Russell

 

The Dominion House Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.)

Tuesday, December 6th:  Open Mic with Alec Lauziere

Thursday, December 8th:  Celtic Music with Clinton Hammond

 

FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. W. Main Level)

Wednesday, December 7th:  Long & McQuade’s Jam Night

Saturday, December 10th:  The Only Open Mic on Saturday Night, hosted by Acousticfire

 

The Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St. W. Lower Level)

Friday, December 9th:  EVL, Aurelia ( EVL will be recording a live album, perfect opportunity to shout obscenities into the microphones!!!)

Saturday, December 10th:  HIP HOP SPOTLIGHT

 

Mick’s Irish Pub (28 Chatham St. E.)

Thursday, December 8th:  Toast & Jam

 

The Mill Tavern (3199 Sandwich St.)

Wednesday, December 7th:  Open Mic with BJ Laub

 

Untouchables (138 University Ave. W)

Wednesday, December 7th:  Weird Wednesdays: Techno, Minimal, IDM, DubStep w/ DJ Kero, Annie Hall and Sabrinski

 

The Capitol Theatre (121 University Ave. W.)

Thursday, December 8th:  Sunparlour Players, the Sadies, Locusts Have No King, Field Assembly


Weekend Round-Up: December 2-4

Posted: December 1, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Previews, Weekly Round Up

Lots of great music happening in WIndsor this weekend, as per usual. No matter what your genre is, there’ll be something for you to go out and enjoy.

 

Friday December 2

The legendary Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St. W, basement level) will be hosting a night of metal on Friday, include scene staple Devilz By Definition, (check out a recent interview with band member Bruce Munro) Reasons Lost, heavy metal from Leamington, a new metal-core band from the area, Always a New Day, and visiting from Hamilton, Blacktop Recess. Heavy breakdowns, melodic vocals, and technical shredding define this metal band’s sound. (Doors at 9pm, 19+, no cover)


 

At The Dominion House Tavern night one of a showcase of local punk and hardcore bands will be taking place. Bands featured include Dead Weight, Get Bent, Autumn’s Autopsy, and Ad Nauseam. Check out this week’s feature on the show. (Doors at 7pm, all ages, $5/$7 for both days)

 

Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. W) will be hosting a techno/hip-hop night, with Toronto’s D-sisive making an appearance with his smooth lyrics over solid beats.  CWMA nominee CityReal from Vancouver will be performing his politically charged raps as well, with Windsor’s own dubstep master, Dstruct.o rounding off that bill. (doors at 9pm, 19+)

 

 

 

Saturday December 3

 

It’ll be an all instrumental night at The Coach (156 Chatham St. W) on Saturday, with Celtic-metal outfit Aeron’s Wake fiddling their way into your consciousness. They’ll be joined by Red Red Run who perform a very free-flowing, organic type of music, and the relaitively new Omnisyn with their ambient and technical style. (9pm, 19+, free)

 

 

 

The Dominion Hosue Tavern (3140 Sandwich St.) will be on round two of local hardcore, punk, and metal, this time with Seven Out, Reasons Lost, Blackheart, and Dead Man’s Will. Further details can be found in the show’s highlight article posted earlier this week. (Doors at 7pm, all ages, $5/$7 for both days)


One of a number of shows displaced by The Blind Dog’s misfortune, Silverstein, Falling with Glory, The Tragedy of Mariam, and Horizons will be performing at The Room (255 Ouellette Ave). A night of local pop-rock in support of a national radio artist in an intimate setting; couldn’t ask for better. (6 pm, all ages, $15 ADV/$20 ATD)

 

 

 

 

Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier) will be the scene of metal outfit Grand Maris’s CD release party, where they will be joined on stage by Gypsy Chief Goliath.  Check out the most recent installment of Richtig’s Reviews where GCG’s It’s A Walk In The Mist is scrutinized, and this show is plugged.  (10 pm, 19+, $5)

 

 

 

Indie garage-rocker and multi-instrumentalist Paul Jacobs will be lending his sound to the event of Chase Davidson’s BMX video premiere at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave W.) early in the evening, with Kenneth Macleod and The Windsor Salt Band taking things over later on.

Sunday December 4

 

Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave W.) is hosting an acoustic showcase featuring Diesel Junkie’s Jonathan Loiselle, Beijing Bike Club’s David John Zelko,  Windsor’s best eastern-influenced act Daniyal Malik, fifteen-year-old Toronto-Area Francesco with his emotional, poppy sound, Kaleb Stropkovics of the band Rivers, and an acoustic set by local pop-punkers Another Intention. (6 pm, all ages, $5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween is always a festive time in Windsor. People will stretch the costume wearing (although some outfits really push the meaning of “costume” – seriously. Throwing a cowboy hat over your normal weekend attire is not a Halloween costume. It’s an announcement you’re creatively unimaginative) and All Hallowed Eve’s party-going for three or four days, just to avoid re-entering the glum reality of not being able to going out in public dressed like Batman, a zombie or a giant vagina.

Here’s a quick run-down of all the events going on from now until Halloween night for all your costume wearin’, pint raisin’ Halloween goodness.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28: Metal Massacre Halloween Show (Coach & Horses, 156 Chatham St. West, basement level) Five of Windsor’s finest metal bands of the past year or so – Repetitions, After Ashes, Dead Man’s Will, Reasons Lost and Slaughterhouse on the Prairie – combine for one pure metal devastation with a FREE show at the legendary Coach. Doors at 8pm (with an EARLY start to accommodate all the bands involved), 19+

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28: The Antiques Freakshow (FM Lounge, 156 Chatham St. West, main level) Roots songstress Allison Brown is joined by musical guests Erin Gignac, Chris Crossroads, Richard Dreiger, Tim Swaddling, Kate Romain and many more, singing “classic country and roots music tales from beyond the grave; murder ballads, ill-fated outlaws, deathbed confessions, soul selling, phantom trains, dark dungeons, tragic bar-room brawls, and graveyard ghosts.” Doors at 9pm, 19+

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28: Zombie Appreciation Night (Milk Coffee Bar, 68 University Ave. West) Veteran indie rock darlings Meters To Miles teams up with Mud Lions and Paul Jacobs to throw a rock and roll shin-dig of undead proportions at Milk. Doors at 8pm, All-ages

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28: Eric Welton Kill Them With Kindness CD Release Show (Phog Lounge, 157 University Ave. West) Welton returns to release his fourth album (first in 3 years), with special guests, from Chatham, The Long Lots. Read the review here. Doors at 9pm, 19+

FRIDAY OCTOBER 29: The Return of Kenneth MacLeod & The Windsor Salt Band (Villains Beastro, 256 Pelissier Ave.) Roots rockers The Windsor Salt Band, lead by the fire haired wildman Kenneth MacLeod, rips up the Villains stage for a great night. Doors at 9pm, 19+

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29: Anonymous Bosch Halloween HellFest IV (Blind Dog, 671 Ouellette Ave.) One of Windsor’s finest metal outfits, Anonymous Bosch, throw their fourth annual Halloween onslaught, with special guests Perpetuate, Laval and Clutch tribute, 10000 Witnesses. Doors at 7:30pm, 19+, Tickets $7 Advance (contact band members) or $10 at door

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30: Palindrome debuts at the Coach (156 Chatham St. West, basement level) Palindrome – the newest supergroup featuring ex-members of Closed Casket Funeral, Corprophemia, Monolith, Cleansed By Fire, ADHD and more – unleash their new tech metal sound with their debut live performance, joined by guests Dr. Altenhof and a reunited Destroy Thy Will. Doors at 9pm, 19+

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29: Dented Halos and Beijing Bike Club (FM Lounge, 156 Chatham St. West, main level) Gutter-garage punk Hallowgans Dented Halos rock the FM Lounge with local rock newcomers Beijing Bike Club. Doors at 9pm, 19+

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29: Halloween Imposter Night (Phog Lounge, 157 University Ave. West) Three of Windsor’s most beloved indie music bands toss aside their originals and play entire sets dressed as and performing music of some of their heroes. This unique event features The Blue Stones performing as The Black Keys, The Hypnotics performing as the Ramones, and The Nefidovs performing as The Specials. Doors at 9pm, 19+

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30: Devilz By Definition’s Devilz Night Massacre (The Coach & Horses, 156 Chatham St. West, basement level) One of Windsor’s finest metal bands, Devilz By Definition, throw their 2nd annual Devilz Night Bash, with guests Go Man Go, NeanderTHRALL and Slaughterhouse on the Prairie. Doors at 9pm, 19+

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30: Library Voices return to Phog (Phog Lounge, 157 University Ave. West) Regina’s majestic indie pop darlings Library Voices return to Windsor on tour, with Toronto’s Will Currie and the Country French and Windsor’s Dave Russell & The Precious Stones. Doors at 9pm, 19+

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30: Devil’s Night Bash (Villains Beastro, 256 Pelissier Ave.) The mighty Southern prog crunch of Surdaster meets the undeniable thunder of CELLOS for a night of devilish proportions. Doors 9pm, 19+

MONDAY OCTOBER 31: the unquiet dead Hard Road Single Release Show (FM Lounge, 156 Chatham St. West) The ten-person “hobo symphony” who debuted opening for Yukon Blonde at the Capitol Theatre in early October unveils a 2-song single with their first full show on Halloween night, with special guests James OL & The Villains and Zarasutra opening up. Doors at 9pm, 19+