Show Alerts: Border Issues

Sat., Apr. 25
Hilotrons ~ Phog Lounge, Windsor
Odonis Odonis ~ PJ's Lager House, Detroit

Border issues: As in, which side of the border to be on this Saturday night?

It was a tough, tough call for us. We're going with Hilotrons (Ottawa) because we loved them so much at M for Montreal, and missed their show last November at Phog Lounge when one of us was sick.

If we could be in two places at once, we'd also be at Odonis Odonis (Toronto). Since we can't, we're planning on seeing them at NXNE in June.

Will you go north to Detroit, or south to Windsor? We'll let the music help you decide.

The Inbox: The Bandicoots

Bandicoot (Australia):

The Bandicoots (Hamilton, Ont.):  

The Hamilton Bandicoots let us know they've just released their second EP, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things. We're glad they did, because we think it is a nice thing. We liked their alt-pop that sounds like it's been run through the Wayback Machine with the dial set to the late 50s/early 60s.

The Bandicoots-- Nicolai Kozel (lead guitar), Andrew Parkinson (drums), Lorant Polya (bass) and Justin Ross (vocals/rhythm guitar) tell us that "Props go to Michael Keire (Dirty Nil, Wildlife, Dark Mean) for his mixing skills as well as Brian Lucey (The Pack AD, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Dr. Dog) for his mastering."

Show Alert: Blues Stones Advance CD Release show

Fri., Apr. 10
Olde Walkerville Theatre ~ Windsor, Ont.
Facebook event page 

Black and blue.

That could have been the result when we were extras at the making of The Blue Stones' "Rolling With The Punches" video.

That also could have been the result when Ghostface Killah made a very late entrance and early exit at the Walkerville Theatre on Mar. 29.

Black and blue at the Walkerville Theatre is a guarantee this Friday as Windsor's The Blue Stones celebrate the release of their first full-length album, Black Holes. It'll be your chance to grab an advance copy of the Ian Blurton-blessed album before it's officially out later this year, and if you haven't already, experience the beautiful Walkerville Theatre.

There's plenty of parking available-- here's a map-- so you'll have no problem getting there in time for openers The Locusts Have No King.

Photos: Russ Gordon/N2D Images