The Windsor Scene – September


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The Windsor Scene has been Windsor’s premiere information source for the city’s independent and original music scene since its inception in 1999, originally as a website, by musician and journalist Jamie Greer. Over the years it’s made its way to Upfront Magazine, WAMM Magazine, The Windsor Star, as well as the airwaves of CJAM 99.1 FM (where it’s still airing, currently hosted by Lauren Hedges). It continues its legacy by now calling Windsor Independent home.

Windsor lost a couple of talented musi­cians, who have departed for other cities. David Zelko moved to Calgary for work, ending the brief run of the brilliant indie pop of Better Weather, while drummer James Brown (Toque) heads to Peterbor­ough for school. Best of luck to both as their contributions to the local music scene will be missed. [hr]

Local stoner metal giants, Gypsy Chief Goliath have signed with Pitch Black Records to release the band’s second album, New Machines of the Night. Home to such bands as Blynd, Diphtheria, Prodigal Earth and Silent Fall, Pitch Black will be releasing the new GCG album digitally and on CD on October 8th worldwide. [hr]

Supermansion, the hard rock project cre­ated by Dave Houle (The Jet Trio, Lone Locust) and collaborator guitarist Nikos Belulis (the unquiet dead, Porcelain Mary, Royal Dose), is back in the studio record­ing Supermansion 3, with a planned release by the end of the year. This will be a direct follow-up to Supermansion 2, which topped the charts at CJAM 99.1 FM earlier this year, sticking around on the Top 30 for months. Still no plans to perform live yet. [hr]

Walkerville Brewery will be launching Walkerville Mix Tape Volume 2 for free download on Friday August 30th. The Walkerville Mix Tape series began in March of this year as a free compilation of locally produced music for free. Head to to download your free compilation. Volume 1, featuring The Blue Stones, The Walkervilles, Gypsy Chief Goliath, Cellos, the unquiet dead, and much much more, is still available for download. Volume 2 participating bands will be announced on their Facebook page,, beginning August 15th. [hr]

Toronto’s Teenage Kicks returns to Wind­sor with their high energy rock and roll for a free show at FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. West, beside Pogo’s) on Saturday August 17th. Touring in support of their new EP, Singles Club Vol. 6, they’re joined by locals Silent Movie Type and Syzslak. [hr]

South Florida doom metaller’s Denouncer hit Windsor for their Bad Faith tour on Saturday August 17th at The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, below Pogo’s), along­side Windsor’s Blackheart. [hr]

The Dominion House (3140 Sandwich St.) hosts a Monday night punk show on August 19th, featur­ing Whitby’s Mad Murdocks and The New Outcasts from London. Locals EarthBound round out the bill. [hr]

Richochet Sound recording artists Light Bulb Alley from Montreal bring their psy­chedelic garage punk stylings to Windsor on Monday August 19th with a show at FM Lounge. [hr]

Vancouver’s Arctic, the solo project of Marcus Martin, returns to Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West) on Thursday August 22nd to deliver another set of heart felt indie pop. Opening the show is Sasha Applier (Michou). [hr]

Joey “The Wiseguy” Desroches, best known as the drummer for The Locusts Have No King and Years of Ernest, trades in the skins for the microphone as the frontman for London’s new punk rawkers Cease & Resist. He leads his new project at The Coach & Horses on Friday August 23rd , with Toronto’s Omaha also on the bill. [hr]

Several years ago, BLURT was arguably the highest drawing punk band in Windsor. Their powerful live shows and catchy punk anthems made them favourites across the scene. But BLURT dissolved, with members forming Shared Arms. Well, on Friday August 23rd, Shared Arms performs at FM Lounge, with a full Blurt reunion set planned alongside their Shared Arms set. Dangerfield will be releasing their new CD that night as part of the show, which also features Syzslak opening up. [hr]

Mint 400 Records USA recording artist R.Y.E., featuring Ryan Yoker, perform their first Windsor show since 2011 with a showcase at Villains Beastro (256 Pellis­ser Ave.) on Friday August 23rd. R.Y.E. are gearing up to release a new album to follow up 2011’s R.Y.E. Everyone in attendance will receive a free download of the single “So Oh No Now” from R.Y.E. [hr]

Many may remember earlier this year when Paul Lawton launched the website Slagging Off and made headlines by ripping apart this year’s Canadian Music Week (system­atically going through and savaging each participating band). Well, Lawton’s also more importantly known for fronting the Vancouver punk rock band Ketamines. Ketamines are on the road in support of their latest LP, You Can’t Serve Two Masters, and hit Windsor on Saturday August 24th with a stop at Phog Lounge. Fellow Vancouverites Tough Age join them, with local support from garage rock maestro Paul Jacobs. [hr]

The Coach & Horses features a great local metal line-up on Saturday August 24th, headlined by Beastmode and Reasons Lost, with Make Haste to Mutiny and Seven Thrones filling out this strong bill. [hr]

Noise rock duo Toque headline a Sunday show at the Coach & Horses on August 25th as part of their tour with Ottawa’s Shahman and Montreal’s Head Honcho. As noted earlier, this will be one of Toque’s last area shows before drummer James Brown’s academic adventures take him to Peterborough. [hr]

Shock rock/stoner metal veterans The Vaudevillianaires reunite for their first show since 2011 as part of a benefit show to raise money and food for Windsor Youth Centre. The show takes place on Friday August 30th at the FM Lounge and, alongside the Vaudevillianaires, is headlined by Gypsy Chief Goliath, plus Poughboy and The Nefidovs. Suggested $5 donation at the door or canned goods to help WYC, this is sure to be a sweaty night of mayhem. [hr]

Was that Days Fade rehearsing at Jam Space a few weeks back? Sounds like the hardcore legends may be returning to the scene… [hr]

Last seen opening for Big Sugar at a sold out Loop show earlier in the year, Toronto’s indie rock sensations The Balconies return for their own showcase at Phog Lounge on Sunday September 1st. [hr]

The band that launched the careers of the likes of Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck), Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) and Leslie Feist, By Divine Right returns to Windsor and the Phog Lounge on Friday September 6th. Jose Miguel Contreras and company are currently on tour in support of their latest release, Organized Accidents. [hr]

Hamilton’s Dead City Soul Revue bring their swampy soul and gospel sounds to Windsor with a show at FM Lounge on Friday September 6th. [hr]

Fans of 90’s rock like hHead or early Sloan will dig Ajax’s Mother Leads, who will be hitting The Do­minion House for a Wednes­day night of rock and roll on September 11th. [hr]

Vancouver’s The Pack AD have had a long standing love affair with Windsor, going back to the inaugural Phog Phest. Their shows are constantly standing room only and the high energy duo never fails to bring their blues rock A-game each and every time. This time they’re hitting Villains Beastro with a show on Thursday September 12th. [hr]

If heavy celtic rock is your bag(pipe), then the Dominion House will be your desired destination on Friday September 13th as Toronto’s Mudmen make their highly anticipated return. [hr]

Former Windsorite’s Bulletproof Tiger make a hometown appearance at Phog Lounge on Sunday September 15th. These in­strumental math rock wizards constantly blow minds and in the intimacy of Phog Lounge, it’ll be a great homecoming for them. [hr]

Written by Jamie Greer.

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