upcoming dates


Apr
3
to Apr 4

ADVANCE BASE with KARIMA WALKER @ THE RONDO

The Rondo, 63 Pitt Street E. Windsor ON (CAN)
Tickets: $5 / Start: 9 PM / 19+
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/380587595643983/

ADVANCE BASE
https://advancebase.bandcamp.com
http://www.advancebasemusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/AdvanceBase

"Depressed, nostalgia-obsessed, lo-fi pop made out of electric pianos & drum machines by Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Walking the line between electronic pop & more traditional singer/songwriter forms, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals, using electric pianos, Omnichords, orchestral samples, & drum machines. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "depressed," "lo-fi," & "pop."

Advance Base has recently supported live dates for The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Dean Wareham, Mark Kozelek & Stephin Merritt."

KARIMA WALKER
https://karimawalker.bandcamp.com
http://www.karimawalker.com
https://www.facebook.com/karimawalkermusic

"The only thing that competes with Karima Walker’s stunning song construction is her heart-stirring voice. Walker unveiled Hands in Our Names, recorded at Five Thirteen Recording, back in June and the limited edition cassette already sold out.

Senior editor Carly Schorman wrote of the album, “Combining elements of drone and folk, Walker crafts layers of sound that can have an eerie effect on the listener, like a half-remembered dream or half-forgotten lover.” And, of Walker’s vocal layers, she wrote, “the juxtaposition of Walker’s ethereal voice against the rough, occasionally grating (gently grating, never overly-grating) effects, creates an interesting aural relationship – one that I could spend hours entrenched in.”

Hands in Our Names is experimental and beautiful in the same breath. Karima Walker’s entrancing voice lends itself to the minimal production in such a way as to give it substance beyond its structure." - YabYum Music & Arts, Tucson AZ

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Mar
29
to Mar 30

gobbinjr @ THE RONDO

The Rondo, 63 Pitt Street E. Windsor ON (CAN)
Tickets: $5 / Start: 9 PM / 19+
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therondobar

gobbinjr
https://gobbinjr.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/gobbinjr

gobbinjr (lower case please) is Madison, WI-native turned li'l NYC bb Emma Jerk Witmer’s unapologetic new project. Her debut album 'manalang' (again, leave your caps at home) is the blunt, peachy child of Witmer’s angsty yet sophisticated approach, creating a bedroom-panorama of earwormy, hazy melodies. While a fair amount of music relies on the spark of collaboration, gobbinjr explores the simplicity of a one-mind/one-voice songwriting process. Witmer keeps to herself, thus she kept her album to herself… writing and recording every single detail of it. The result is one individual's unfiltered, unfettered statement, something so ethereal it nearly transports you into Witmer's own daydreamy world.

+ THE KICKSTAND BAND
https://thekickstandband.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/thekickstandband

A sunny power-pop-punk duo, The Kickstand Band has been performing and recording in their hometown of Detroit since 2011. Their debut album, Puppy Love, was an introduction to their blend of garage-tinged grit with melodic guitars and sticky pop hooks. The band then released three Summer EPs, featuring an expanded sonic range to compliment their brand of boy/girl harmonies and focused songwriting. As 2014 kicked off, the group got to work building a DIY studio-space and began recording their second full-length album. They have continued to deliver exciting live performances, featuring a dynamic homemade light show and drums sampled from their favorite old records at clubs and festivals including Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Fest and Toronto’s North By North East and a recent UK tour.

“Smith and Young harmonize in a trashy almost haphazard rock ‘n’ roll way that is both raw and sweet… and there’s a surfy element that is instantly infectious. Think the ’50s punkabilly of The Cramps and the breezy pop brilliance of The Beach Boys, all mixed up in a Boone’s Farm warehouse.” – Detroit Metrotimes

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

ROGUE SATELLITES with COSMIC LIGHT SHAPES @ The Rondo

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Feb
10
to Feb 20

CATRIONA STURTON BAND With HOAX HUNTERS

February 2016
2/9 Philadelphia PA
2/10 Baltimore MD
2/11 Swarthmore PA @ War3house 3
2/12 Brooklyn NY @ TBA w/ Amy Klein (Don Giovanni)
2/16 Charlottseville VA
2/17 Richmond VA @ Hardywood w/ Dave Watkins
2/18 Williamsburg VA @ The Meridian
2/19 TBA

* Catriona Sturton only - more dates TBA
** Hoax Hunters only - more dates TBA

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Jan
20
to Jan 21

PARTS with FLOWER FACE @ THE RONDO

The Rondo, 63 Pitt Street E. Windsor ON (CAN)
Tickets: $5 / Start: 10 PM / 19+
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therondobar
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/372795973113290/

Secret Show at The Rondo

PARTS (Grand Rapids MI)
https://partsmusic.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/PARTS-1687891781488039

"Don't be fooled by the cover, beautiful dark/melancholy synth sounds, feels like the early 80's again. The grey winter/spring skies of Grand Rapids wears well on this music, feels/sounds like it could have come from Manchester or Sheffield UK." - Dave Jones

FLOWER FACE (Windsor ON)
http://www.flowerface.com
https://flowerface.bandcamp.com

"The songs of Flower Face are rooted in acoustics, but end up pulling you far out into the deep end with a soaring and spacey atmosphere, haunting, layered vocals and an impossible balance of innocence and experience. Fever Dreams is an album of beautiful ...and dangerous sonic poetry." - Dan MacDonald, 93.9 The River (Hear + Now on AM 800, CKLW)

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