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Tuesday May 1st, 2012

Posted at 2:15pm

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This week on The Windsor Scene is going to be a busy one.

First, the show will start off with an interview recorded last week with a touring band. Caught Off Guard were visiting from Calgary, stopping by on their cross-Canada tour. They played a fun set Wednesday night at The Dominion House (3140 Sandwich St.) and hopefully they come back again. Their rock-ska-punk sound makes for excellently danceable tracks that even get skanktastic at times. Perfect party tunes.

From the bands Facebook page;

“After a few year and two releases, the band found something uniquely there own. The final product was a blend of 90’s skate punk, third wave ska feel, feverously fast lyrics and a touch of balls to the walls guitars. This new direction in sound has been embodied within their sophomore full length album (‘Let’s Play’ – 2011) which has been release to much critical acclaim and success. Keeping with a rigorous touring schedule Caught Off Guard has become widely known for their incredibly energetic and highly entertaining live performance.”

Listen to the interview to hear about all their touring adventures thus far, and the game they have developed for their video blogs.

Following this, we’ll have a live interview with Windsor’s most underground act ever, Hypsteria. It’s okay if you haven’t heard the name; they like it that way.

The band’s mission;

“This city is going through a case of mass hypsteria. Actually, it seems like the whole generation is – it’s the new “in” thing to make fun of hipsters, kind of like how emo was fun to make fun of in high school. Well, hypsteria is here now not only to make fun of hipster stereotypes with a self-deprecating fashion a la bob & doug mckenzie, but also to make a bit of a statement – who cares about what “stereotype” you fit under as long as you enjoy yourself while doing it.”

Featuring members of EVL and Awake to a Dream,  Hypsteria is the epitome of indie rock, and the only local band to feature ukulele so extensively.

Be prepared for shenanigans and interesting live performances from these guys. It’s gonna be a little insane.

So make sure to tune in this Wednesday, May 2nd to CJAM 99.1 FM or stream online. The show runs from 5 until 6:30 pm, but if you can’t make it for that, there is always the option of the downloadable podcasts.

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