Monday, June 30, 2008

Windsor Live Music: July Event Schedule

2 - Ron Leary w/ Mr. Chill
4 - Emancipation Celebration
5 - Whoa Nellie! (Toronto)
7 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
8 - Special Noise (Montreal) wsg TBA
9 - Ron Leary w/ Scotty Hughes
11 - The Original Lady Eyes w/ Lee Gaul, Tara Watts, and Travis Reitsma
12 - Another Saturday Knight wsg Hard Sell
14 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
15 - Super Fun Film Society
16 - Ron Leary w/ Mr. Chill
17 - Carbon Dating Service (Saskatoon) w/ Ride 'Til Dawn (Saskatoon) & You & Me (Montreal)
18 - Explode When They Bloom wsg Ictus (Windsor/Toronto) & The Good Times
19 - Square Root of Margaret (Chatham) wsg The Carps (Toronto)
21 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
24 - Dickie Hayden (Lexington, KY)
25 - Denial Art Opening Reception
28 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts

Perilelle rocked Saturday night

With my new video-capturing toy, I was able to film Steph Copeland doing what impresses all of us each and every time she takes the stage.
Thanks to Emily, Steph's sister, for putting on the show, and bringing The Interior Project from Detroit!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

T-Shirt Art Show in full swing...

This show is up until the end of June, and there are more than t-shirts for sale.
There are bags, scarves, underwear, and even hats.
The silkscreened work is incredible, as are the sewing and stitched items, with a few spray-painted stencils for good measure.
Check it out, but a new shirt for summer, or get those summer birthday gifts bought early!
See you there.
With the line-up of shows this week, this is just a major excuse to come see a show.

Enjoy some images of the show below.
While I was leaving, after hanging the show last night, Christina I. was in and was shopping while taking photos with her friend. I asked her to find the Phog e-mail address online and send me the photos for this very purpose. Thanks Christina.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Windsor Live Music: Said The Whale (Vancouver) wsg Oblisk (Detroit)

Said The Whale is returning from Vancouver with a new album!
And a band from Detroit, Oblisk, will be making their debut at Phog Lounge.
From Said The Whale's website:
" The collective brainchild of Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft and recently turned 5-piece band, Said the Whale is as much a product of Vancouver's tremendous natural beauty as it is of the city's budding independent music scene. With a solid fan base accumulated from a litany of previous bands (My Buddy Dave, The Millionaires, WordsOverMusic) Said the Whale are quickly winning over new fans with every show. Their unique blend of eclectic indie rock captures the essence of what it means to be young, free, and occasionally heartbroken in your early 20s. Theirs is the sound of a thousand summers spent lying under a star-filled canopy in the middle of a field. Original, incisive, and destined to set the independent music scene on fire, it is the sound of Said the Whale."
This band coming back here is a testament to the great show goers and music fans here, and if you do not make it out to this show, you may not see this band for a long time. As we all know, the price of gas is hovering around $1.50 per litre, and when you're from Vancouver, you cannot make those 3000km+ drives.
Come see this great show, and let's welcome a wicked Detroit band I hope to have back sometime soon.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Windsor Live Music: Updated June Listings...

Here's what's happening. All of the Vancouver, Calgary, and other coastal cities are sending their best to Ontario during the safe driving weather of the summer. This bodes very well for Phog Lounge and music lovers. Look at this list, click some links, listen to some samples, and you will not believe the talent pool coming this month. So excited!

1 - FAM - Film showings and music - Films: Gary Blaze & The Best of The Comic Syndicate Music: Eric Welton wsg FURS
2 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
4 - Ron Leary Wednesdays with Special Guest Mr. Chill
6 - The Pack A.D. (Calgary) wsg Hey Ocean! (Vancouver) & Lee Gaul
7 - The Painted Birds (Vancouver) wsg Bedroom Biography (Toronto)
9 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
10 - The Summerlad (Calgary) wsg Shawn Ladd and The Wall of Bees
11 - NCRC Women of Windsor Showcase - This Is Me As A Woman w/ Dresden Sky & Tara Watts
12 - James O-L and The Villains wsg Trevor James and the Perfect Gentlemen (Ottawa) & Death or Comber AND Harvest Chant (London)
13 - Said The Whale (Vancouver) wsg Oblisk (Detroit)
14 - Square Root of Margaret (Chatham) wsg The Small City Saints (London)
15 - FAM Day - Films: Screenings of Gingerlip & Swinging from Vines Music: Eric Arner Project wsg Two For The Cascade
16 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
17 - The Super Fun Film Society (All welcome to bring any videos uner 10 minutes) All queries to
18 - Ron Leary Wednesdays with Special Guest Christina Martin (Halifax)
19 - Matthew Barber (Toronto) wsg Travis Reitsma
20 - Phantastic 4 Phashion Show! Vex and The Hung Jury playing. This will be unhinged! Pre-sale tickets will be available soon.
21 - Parlour Steps (Vancouver) wsg TBA
23 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts
24 - Radio Free Tuesdays with CJAM live DJs in-house.
27 - The Good Lovelies (Toronto) wsg Ron Leary
28 - Chad Hatcher (Halifax) wsg TBA
30 - Open Mic Surgery with Tara Watts