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Friday September 14th, 2012

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As part of their current tour, BC punk-rockers GOB made a stop in Windsor on Wednesday night, performing to a sold-out crowd at The Room NiteClub (251 Ouellette Ave.)

Gob have been around since 1993, and have put out such popular tunes as Oh Ellin and I Hear You Calling. They also do a wicked cover of The Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black.

The crowd was rambunctious before the band even took the stage, but all hell broke loose once they started playing. Despite the best efforts of security staff, the velvet rope at the front of the stage just wasn’t enough to keep the milling mass from crushing themselves against the feet of the band. Everyone was in good spirits, though, simply enjoying themselves and causing far less trouble than one might expect at a punk show.

The players themselves performed fantastically, putting on a show that won’t be soon forgotten by those in attendance. Jumping around the stage and pulling faces, Gob certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves as they jammed through a solid set of tunes including Soda, Grudge, and You’re Too Cool.

Windsor also brought out some local talent to open things, which seemed to excite audience members as much as the headliners themselves did.

Pulp City Inn opened things off with their poppy take on alternative rock. With some excellent vocals and a sound that was light without been too sugary, they were definitely enjoyable.

Against All Evil has been busy recently, releasing their first self-titled CD and playing battle of the bands events in Detroit, but they, understandably, made some time for this show.

This six-piece plays candy-apple rock – the kind that is crunchy, well polished, and very sweet. With influences from metal and prog, these guys have some wide appeal, and they certainly managed to get the crowd warmed up for Gob.

 

Definitely a combined effort, this show was a huge success thanks to the bands (of course), the crowd, bar and security staff, and the show promoters. It was great to see such an enthusiastic turnout, and hopefully shows like this will encourage more frequent visits from well-known acts to Windsor.

Find more photos from the show here.

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