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There’s no denying that Windsor is a hot bed for diversity and talent when it comes to talent and lately more and more acts are starting to tour and test the waters outside of Windsor-Essex county. Some bands, like Michou, Orphan Choir and MicLordz & Sauce Funky, have turned their hometown shows into more sporadic big events while concentrating more on touring and hitting the road to expose their sounds to more ears across Canada (and the US). And while a tight knit group bound by the camaraderie of the road and song is essential to a band’s chemistry and longevity, inevitably some bands are hit with the dissolution of ideals or the withdrawal of core members.

Unfortunately for MicLordz & Sauce Funky, they have been hit with the later, as drummer Charlie McKittrick has decided to leave the band. If this were any of the hundred or so bands in Windsor who were still simply playing Windsor, it would be a simple fix. Regroup for a few months, find a new skinsman and carry on. But MicLordz & Sauce Funky are one of the few Windsor bands who are genuinely in the midst of some major momentum. In the past year, they have headlined their own successful West Coast Canadian tour, played shows with Classified, completed a 48-day trek across the U.S. opening for Psychopathic Records’ stars Twiztid, followed that up with a spring 2011 tour with legendary Cypress Hill MC Sen Dog and returned home as one of the acts at the inaugural BeaverFest. These guys have been rising the ranks of the indie music world of North America, not just Windsor-Essex county.

But now their momentum has hit a snag. They need a new drummer and they need one pronto A press release sent out from the group indicated their requirements:

Candidates for the position must be very skilled drummers and SERIOUSLY committed to the project. It must be their PASSION and their LIFE. They must live in, be willing to move to, or are able to travel to Windsor, ON Monday-Friday on a weekly basis.

It is safe to say that for the serious drummer, who wants to live a life of music in a rock band, they would be extremely fortunate to walk into this position, surrounded by 4 other musicians who have given their lives to their craft. If you’re not willing to make it the point of axis that your life surrounds do not waste your time or ours.

IF YOU ARE A DRUMMER, HAVE A DRUMMER FRIEND, OR KNOW A DRUMMER THAT FITS THIS DESCRIPTION, CONTACT MATTE@MICLORDZ.COM

If interested, contact M.L.S.F. and you will be sent 2 audition pieces. An audition date will be arrange for a week following which will include the performance of both pieces, and an improv. jam. You will be judge accordingly and contacted for further information.

If you’ve seen these guys in action, you know they take their music and performances seriously and this dedication and musical work ethic has paid off handsomely of late. If you’ve got what it takes to join this hip-hop/rock/funk congregation, drop Matte a line at Matte@MicLordz.com and set up an audition.

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Last month we told you about MicLordz & Sauce Funky‘s DVD filming show that was going to be a launching pad for them going on tour with a hip hop legend. Well, the filming party was a huge success and they’re now on the road with Sen Dog, one of the MC’s for the legendary hip hop outfit, Cypress Hill.

Sen Dog himself has recently released a video showing that MLSF are doing more than just opening up the shows, they’re now joining Sen Dog as part of it. This clip shows Sen Dog introducing the clip from a recent show in Sandusky, Ohio, where he performed “How I Could Just Kill A Man” with the entire MLSF crew. The song was Cypress Hill’s debut single from 1991 and was also covered by Rage Against The Machine on their covers album, Renegades, and performed live alongside Cypress Hill.

 

Several years ago, MicLordz were a straight up hip-hop duo. Their shows did moderately well in a hip hop scene that has long been overlooked (and sometimes grossly misbooked or promoted) and even became one of the first acts to cross over into venues traditionally “non-hip hop” (such as the famed and never forgotten Avalon Front). But despite the limited success of their CD, Family Tree, there was something missing. Enter funk jam band Sauce Funky and the rest is musical history. Since the combos united and became simply MicLordz & Sauce Funky, the sky has been the limit for this explosive live act. At times combining the energy and excitement of bands like House of Pain and Rage Against The Machine, MLSF almost sound like a permanent hip-hop/funk metal hybrid, as if they were constantly creating their own Judgment Night soundtrack. Musically, it’s got more guts and gusto than Kid Rock, and MC’s Boots and AlerG spit barbs back and forth more like a Super Hero duo than enemies. This is a tight knit group of guys who are putting it all on the line – the heart and soul, their careers, their own money – to make it.

So far they’re doing just that.

They’ve toured throughout the entire country of Canada and much of the United States, either fueled on their own ambition (and I’m sure a few credit cards) or as part of a tour, most recently as the support for Psychopathic Records recording artists Twiztid. This offered them a great deal of North American exposure to a rabid fan base of Juggalos across the nation. Working inside a cult following will create a great base for them to jump off of and it seems like it has already provided that leap. After this small home stand, they’re packing up and hitting the road again, this time in support of Sen Dog, the legendary hip hip MC from one of the rap/rock creators Cypress Hill.

But before they head off into the sunset with their ammunition, the boys are returning to the scene of many of their crimes to record their first ever live performance DVD. The University of Windsor’s CAW Centre (on campus) will provide the back drop this Saturday as MLSF return the good will that U. of Windsor crowds have been showing the past few years in helping these guys achieve their dreams of making it in this fickle music industry.

Tickets for the show are $10 and are available at  the UWSA offices or via the various band members. Doors are at 7:30pm, with the show to start shortly thereafter.

Opening the show will be the pop-punk sounds of The Classix, the metal/rap hybrid of Central Slang, as well as local hip hop artist Jay Braaks.

MicLordz & Sauce Funky DVD Shoot Party with special guests The Classix, Central Slang and Jay Braaks, University of Windor CAW Student Centre, Saturday February 12th, 7:30pm, $10, Licensed/All-Ages Event