Locals to Look Out For

In the world of music there are two kinds of shows.

Type one we will call the “typical show.” This is where a couple of bands and their friends show up at a venue, music is played, alcohol is consumed, and merch is sold. At 2:00 a.m. the lights come on and everybody goes home happy but the night is quickly forgotten.

Type two we will call the “full-on party.” This possesses all the characteristics of type one but there is something more—something ineffable—that drives the performers to play that much harder, the audience to party like there is no tomorrow, and when the lights come on at 2:00 a.m., it’s not just the end of the show – it’s the end of the goddamn world.

Ladies and gents, on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Windsor Hotel Blues Bar, those psychedelic freaks in Electric Soul have a “full-on party” planned for you. To celebrate the release of their brand-spanking-new album, Second Paradise, Electric Soul is joining forces with Mariachi Ghost and King Cabernet to get those brain juices a bubblin’ and the synapses a firing like fireworks on the fourth of July.

Electric Soul is a psych-rock band that’s been around since 2011. Their modus operandi is the progressive fusion of rock, jazz, and funk meant to satisfy the heart, hips, and head. By gigging hard and recording with Juno nominee/Western Canadian Music Award winner Lenny Milne (Romi Mayes, Perpetrators) Electric Soul has created a gem of an album that makes good on all their promises and lives up to a live show that may be one of the tightest in the city.

Rounding out the night we have Mariachi Ghost, a band that has to be seen to be believed – they are so viscerally affecting that when it’s over, you will be asking yourself, “Did that really happen?” Mariachi Ghost mixes Mexican folk with theatrical rock and roll. Adorned with Day of the Dead face paint and accompanied by dancers, I can honestly say that nobody is doing what Mariachi Ghost does.

Last but not least we have local DJ King Cabernet spinning the best psych and prog tracks until the night ends. Yes, you read that right – a DJ is closing the night, because this ain’t no show until it’s a full-on party.