Show Alert: Sadies, Sunparlour Players and more

Thurs., Dec. 8
Capitol Theatre, Windsor
w/ The Locusts Have No King and Field Assembly
$15 advance tickets, available at the Phog Lounge and Dr. Disc in Windsor
$20 at the door

Although there are still some good shows coming up in December in the Windsor/Detroit area (see our calendar), in general the season is winding down for the winter as bands take a break from touring. That makes Thursday's lineup at the Capitol one of the last "premium" shows of 2011 stacked with Canadian indie talent. So treat yourself to an early Christmas present and don't miss:

The Sadies (Toronto)-- these alt-country rockers have one of the best reputations around for amazing live performances. Together since 1998, they have six full-length albums in their discography, including 2010's Polaris short-listed Darker Circles. Listen.

Sunparlour Players (Toronto)-- we love this band and Andrew Penner's unique take (and vocals) on alt-folk/rock; Wave North spent a lot of time in our CD players this past year. We're looking forward to hearing old favourites and new songs from their latest album, Us Little Devils (released in October) performed live. Listen.

The Locusts Have No King (Windsor)-- an already great bill got even better when we saw The Locusts on it, as we've been waiting more than a year to finally see them again (no fault of theirs, just kept missing their shows). Show review from Oct. 2010  Listen.

Field Assembly (Windsor)--on his Facebook page, singer/songwriter L. Adam Fox describes Field Assembly as "often dark interpretations on conventional and abstract North American folk music." Listen.