Thursday, January 31, 2008

Windsor Live Music: Phog shows upcoming

Phog has some stuff happening:
Friday Feb. 1 - The Greg Cox Roots Combo
The Greg Cox Roots Combo: Greg Cox is a guitarist of many suits and his group serves up even portions of early jazz, ragtime, delta blues, swing, jump blues, and bebop. Take a tour through the evolution of the guitar and its ascension to the frontlines as a mainstay instrument in 20th century popular music. Joined by musicians well versed in multiple idioms, Greg recreates seminal guitar playing to the letter. Beginning with 1920’s pioneer plectrist Nick Lucas, and moving gracefully through the styles of some of the mythic figures of early guitar: Skip James, Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Robert Johnson and Django Reinhardt. Acknowledging the rise of the electric guitar in the 1940’s, Greg Cox and band summon the voices of Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, and Hank Garland. Rhythm and blues, soul, country, gospel, and rock and roll all factor into the mix as The Greg Cox Roots Combo put their personal stamp on the genesis of modern music.

Saturday Feb. 2 - Wax Mannequin (Hamilton) wsg B.A. Johnston (Hamilton) & Cottonfoot (Kirkland Lake)
If you don't know about Wax or B.A., it is basically a ball of madness. There's funny, and scary, and intese, and ferocity, and most importantly...rock.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hobo Neck Scarf

So, I take a lot of heat because of my neck-warmer (a toque with the pom-pom cut off, then pulled over the head to cover the neck) because people think it's strange.

Well, it's becoming clearer and clearer to me that I am not alone.
I know that the girl in this picture looks like Emm Gryner, but it isn't, BUT she is rockin' the neck-toque like a champ.

Cut me some slack.
It's warm.
It's recycling of crappy old toques.
And it does more than a scarf could wish to do...unless you had to repel out of a window...a scarf would certainly be better for that.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Keep The Heat Charity Event Friday @ Phog!

Can you even begin to imagine having your power shut off during the Windsor winter?
I know that I cannot begin to suggest that I know that kind of discomfort.

The event being held tonight, Friday, at Phog Lounge is a charity event called Keep The Heat.
The money being brought in at the door will be going to the charity of the same name, Keep The Heat.

While complaining about my personal inactivity in the community with Ewan, a fantastic, enthusiastic, buoyant, and encouraging person I'm happy to have met through the business of bartending, he suggested action.

Ewan knew of a group that helped keep the heat on in houses of people who have fallen on hardship for one reason or another. This heat being more than just sustaining a family's health, but also their spirit.

So, tonight, when you see the cover charge at the door, you should know two things.
First, the money is going to the charity.
Second, the selfless people playing the evening are to be praised as MAJOR contributors to this cause, as they are playing for the cause itself.

The musicians we were able to collect makes me more than happy, knowing how incredible they are on our stage.
Ryan Fields, Tara Watts, and DUSTY! Dusty, who has really only had the opportunity to play on Open Mic Nights, will be unleashed, and will also likely be collaborating with Tara Watts on a few tunes.

Wicked show.
Be there, and know the money is going somewhere great.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Windsor Live Music: The Perpetrators (Winnipeg) play Phog this Friday!

Blues rock is so incredibly force-fed into your memory when these dudes get rolling!
The Perpetrators are one of the more electric bands that we get to see in our little room, and they always impress.
They're coming from Winnipeg, so come see 'em.
All the folks "in the know" could not believe their ears when they heard The Perps were coming back on Friday.
Do yourself a favour, come early.