The Rondo, 63 Pitt Street E. Windsor ON (CAN)
Tickets: $5 / Start: 9 PM / 19+
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.
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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