The headline does not deceive you—this is real life. We’re proud to welcome one of Canada’s most inspiring and successful bands to its stage as Mother Mother will rock The Loop on Friday July 5th as part of their summer tour promoting their latest release, The Sticks on Last Gang Records. Not familiar with the awesomeness that is Mother Mother? Well then a bit of background for your ignorant self:
Fresh Breath Band is appearing Saturday, May 11 at the FM Lounge. Doors at 8pm, tickets $5.
Originally Fresh Breath was an acoustic duo from Essex, Ontario. Recently they have joined hands to become, The Fresh Breath Band. Performing a new sound that has been hard for people to describe (in a good way).
Band members: Josh Pascoe, Katie Griffin, Richard Hazzard (a.k.a. Dick), Dan Norman & Andy Gravel – make up the 5 piece suddenly creating a new genre: Funktry
(a ridiculously catchy mix of funk, folk, rock & country).
Josh & Katie have been songwriting together for 8 years. Always keeping the passion alive for the need to produce original music. The band has become a force to reckon with. Competing in the Dominion House’s Battle of the Bands and winning the spot to open up @ Windsor’s “Beaverfest” in 2012 for Emerson Drive & Doc Walker. They have since done festivals like: Fork & Cork, Windsor’s newest food & drink festival in 2012 & are planning much much more.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and bandleader Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast and true original. It’s the natural result of following the cue of his musical career and now 19 albums with the January 2012 release of 6 Volts. The result is one of the most fascinating and musically rewarding careers in contemporary music.
As he has doggedly gone his own way as an independent musical artist, Eaglesmith has also enjoyed such high profile rewards in recent years as having his songs covered by country superstars Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, among many other accomplishments.
6 Volts is yet another landmark on a journey. The album takes its title from the battery that powered the game-changing transistor radio – introduced in 1954, the same year that rock’n’roll emerged into popular consciousness – and embodies the notion of back to the future. Captured live in the studio with one microphone onto a one-track reel to reel recorder like so many enduring classics, 6 Volts also bristles with contemporary urgency. Continue reading
Big Sugar has a gig at Windsor’s The Loop, Nov. 23. The band, fronted by ex-Windsor resident Gordie Johnson, and featuring Windsor’s Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe, will be touring in support of its new album, Eliminate Ya! Live!, recorded at Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre. The band reunited in 2011 after nearly a decade and released a studio album, Revolution Per Minute. Two singles dominated the charts in the succeeding months — Roads Ahead and Little Bit A All Right. The live album will be accompanied by a DVD, Big Sugar’s first-ever concert film. Tickets for the Windsor show are available at the Loop complex, 156 Chatham St. W. ($25 advance, $30 at the door)
‘This Is War.’ will be performing ‘Hate Letter’ in its entirety. The live band features:
David Allan (Cellos, Explode When They Bloom)
Randy Barth (Under Ruins, Black Kreek)
Adam Craig (Poughboy, Measured In Angles)
David Creed (Grand Maris)
Meg Farron (Grand Maris)
Andy Langmuir (Vultures?, Lone Locust)
Anderson Lunau (Vultures?, The Golden Hands…)
Jeff Riley (Vultures?, Somatose)
Scott Warren (Vultures?, Lone Locust)
A VERY LIMITED run of CD’s with full lyrics & liner-notes will be available to purchase exclusively at the show.
‘Hate Letter’ investigates the mind, and soul of a broken man; a concept album exploring the many facets of a shattered reality, while reaching for hope when all appears lost. It’s dark music for dark times; facets of pain, anguish, anger, and misery manifested in song. All around me, new life, birth, joy, hope. This, in the hour of my greatest pain, all the while drowning in the wake of unforgivable deceit. ‘Hate Letter’ is a message. ‘Hate Letter’ is my stabbing attempt to crystalize an unfathomable betrayal. ‘Hate Letter’ is my conviction of character, and my sentencing of grief.
This will be a unique, and singular live event…a live performance unlike most anything you will find in our scene. The uber-talented singer/songwriter Tony Coates will be setting the festivities off with his unique brand of solo acoustic stylings.
We do hope you will join us for this one night only.