Monday, October 27, 2008

Paylist: Productive Confusion - 10/20/2008

2nd Ann. Budgies Burritos Show - Photo by Ryan Walter Wagner (October 2008)

Here are the details of last week's pre-recorded show as well as the download links. Started things off with The Doer who hail from Vancouver B.C. They've played in Windsor a couple of times to rave reviews. They have a quick bouncy indie-pop sound that I really dig. Check them out the next time they're down. Remember you can always tune in live Monday's from 2:30pm-4:00pm on 91.5FM in Windsor -Detroit; & Worldwide at

The Doers - Quality Products At Affordable Prices
The Doers - Bossy Pants
The Doers - Art For $
Dante - Squak & Roll
The Gutter Twins - The Body
Six-Too - Jackels & Vipers Pt.9
Steve Dawson - At Arms Length
These Arms Are Snakes - Deer Lodge
Flying Lotus - Pet Monster Shot Glass
My Dad Vs. Yours - Canyons (Grand Or Otherwise)
Black Flag - My Ghetto
Peter Projects - Introduction To Magnetism
The Superfantastics - Van Gogh
Download - Sidewinder
Aesop Rock - Getaway Car
Whirlwind Heat - The Bone
Whirlwind Heat - The Meat Packers
Whirlwind Heat - No Gums
Whirlwind Heat - H is O
Flobots - Combat
The Bled - Red Wedding
Skinny Puppy - Daddyuwarbash
Johnny West - Mismatched Socks
Felix Da Housecat - Monkey Cage
MF Grimm - Half Baked
CPC Gangbangs - Coke Blues
Intercom - Electroluxe

Downloads (Expiry Date: 11/19/08):

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Paylist: Productive Confusion - 10/13/2008

Started off today's show with some Miwa Gemini today, she played at The Phog Lounge here in Windsor last week. What a great performer, she captivated the small Tuesday night crowd with her bluesy, folky sounds. This talent from Brooklyn and of japanese descent is one to watch out for. You'll notice today's show has a lot of bands who just have or will be playing in the area soon. I'm trying to make up for the fact I put out zero post last week. Yikes! I owe this blog like 7 posts... soon my friends... soon.

Here are the details of today's show as well as the download links. Remember you can always tune in live Monday's from 2:30pm-4:00pm on 91.5FM in Windsor -Detroit; & Worldwide at

Miwa Gemini - Travelin Man
Miwa Gemini - Charlie Chaplin Broke My Heart
Nathan Moomaw - October
The Bronx - Gun Without Bullets
Akrobatik/Mr.Lif - Beast Mode
Bush Chemists - Dark Dub
Lesbo Vrouven - Ship
Machine Drum/Johnny Cash - Belshazzar
Mother Mother - Train Of Thought
Mother Mother - Verbatim
The Locusts Have No King - Trench Song
Holyfuck - Bontempi Latin
Ghislain Poirier/Abdominal - City Walkin'
Legion Of Green Men - Kiqbaq
Legion Of Green Men - Blowbaq
Keepin' 6 - Look @ What You Got
The Nice Device - Perfect Date
The Horrorpops - Copenhagen Refugee
Wal Martian - Harvard Mouth
Subtractive Lad - Spoiled Honey

Downloads (Expiry Date: 11/12/08):
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Playlist: Productive Confusion - 10/06/2008

Image by Agraphia, 2007.

HOO- WAH! What a week this is going to be! So much goodness, I'm way too stoked. First things first, I started off today's from Die Badder Meinhoff/Red Army Faction's debut full-length record. It's simply incredible (if you enjoy a thick violent industrial sound). Expect a full review this week. Second things second, there are a ton of great shows this week (expect a detailed list on tuesday). Hopefully we can get some quality coverage on here for you to, like and audio interview or something transcribed, maybe some videos and photos... I think that as time passes you'll see that we are putting more and more into the blog that we call WD-40.
Here are the details of today's show as well as the download links. Remember you can always tune in live Monday's from 2:30pm-4:00pm on 91.5FM in Windsor -Detroit; & Worldwide at

Die Badder Meinhoff Gruppe/Red Army Faction - IED
Die Badder Meinhoff Gruppe/Red Army Faction - LSD-25
The Peace Leeches - Dream Machine
The Flaming Lips - If I Only Had A Brain
Percee P & Aesop Rock - The Dirt & Filth
Robbie Fulks - I Like Being Left Alone
The Cancerbats - PMA Til' I'm DOA
Young and Sexy - Satelite
iNSiDEaMiND - Yellow, Orange and Red Lightning
Deerhoof - Fresh Born
Madlib - I Want it Back
Make Me Young - The Materialist
The Carps - All The Damn Kids
Tomcat Combat - Black Belt LA
Jake One - Get'er Done
Clark - Ache of The North
Billy Bragg - Something Happened
Gravemaker - Wreckage
Gravemaker - Dusk To Dawn
Murs - Everything
Stnnng - Grand island Neb

Downloads (Expiry Date: 11/05/08):
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Art of the Oud

Remembering Munir Bashir and the Baghdad Conservatory of Music
Tonight - 8PM @ The Rockham Auditorium (915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

This looks great, not having a car stops me from seeing a lot of great stuff in the area. I really wish there was a better public transit system to visit the suburbs of Detroit. Oh well, just because I can't doesn't mean you shouldn't. Here's a blurb I snagged from the University Musical Society's website (
Oud player Munir Bashir (1930-1997) was one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East
during the 20th century. His 1972 album, The Art of the ‘Ud, brought worldwide acclaim to the oud as a solo instrument, distinguished by a novel style of improvisation that reflected his study of Indian and European music. Born in Mosul, Bashir studied at the famous Baghdad Conservatory from age six and migrated to Budapest in the early 1960s. He returned to Iraq for several years, where he championed traditional Iraqi folk music and taught at the Baghdad
Conservatory, before returning to Hungary after the First Gulf War.
The Baghdad Conservatory was the preeminent institution for studying the unique Iraqi style of oud performance and Iraqi maqam. In 2004, the Conservatory was bombed, and many of its faculty and students fled the country, threatening the continuation of the Iraqi oud tradition.
This performance celebrates the opening of the Performing Arts of the Arab World series and the end of Ramadan. Paying tribute to the legacy of Munir Bashir and the Baghdad Conservatory of Music, as well as the historic Iraqi maqam tradition, the concert features Munir Bashir’s son, Omar and Rahim AlHaj. Iraq’s most distinguished female singer, Farida, who studied at the Baghdad Conservatory, also performs with the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble. “This concert is only a small token of our deep gratitude and appreciation for Munir Bashir, a true hero of the 20th century,” says AlHaj. “He was a wonderful musician and human being, who will be present in our lives, hearts, and music.”

Friday, October 3, 2008

We Like You Humans 6

Tonight In The 'D' @ The Works (1846 Michigan Ave, Detroit)


Machinedrum live (m3rck) NYC
Jimmy Edgar live (warp,detund) NYC
Flashbulb live (sublight) CHICAGO

brian kagecorbin
nidaproject 313
miss teksubmental
+ some other humans.




Thursday, October 2, 2008

Satch & Duke Forever - It Pays To Be Young

TONIGHT - 10PM @ The Phog Lounge (157 UniversityAve W)
Music from Ellington's Cotton Club and Jungle Band...Armstong's Hot Five's and Decca Recordings (1925 - 1935). Ray Manzerolle, Hugh Leal, Jim Wyse, Brian Delaney, and Jack Drobko play the night away. FREE for anyone UNDER 30 Years Old. The band wants to introduce this music to the young folks, and without having to pay cover, the proper incentive is there.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Windsor Shows This Thursday To Sunday

October 2nd - 10PM
@ The Chubby Pickle (762 Ouellette Ave , Windsor)

Square Root Of Margaret
October 3rd - 10PM
@ The Phog Lounge (157 Ouellette Ave, Windsor)

October 4th - 10PM
@The Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West)
W/ The Mindframes

Oct.4th - 10PM
@ The Coach and Horses (156 Chatham St W, Windsor)
W/ Glasgow Grin, Necropsy & Born Dead

Chad Howson
October 4th - 8PM
@ Taloola Cafe ( 396 Devonshire Rd,Windsor)
Free/All Ages

Modern Day Slacker...

So, it's week two and we're already somehow slightly behind here at WD-40. Not trying to make excuses, but the weekend was crazy. I worked for the Farenheit Festival that I posted about last week, it took a a lot out of me. It was unreal; probably one of the coolest and most tiring things I've ever done. 28 hours of building and burning 16 sculptures in a span of two days. Kudos to Artcite Inc. (, they really did a great job of putting the whole thing together.

Here's a photo of me burning one of the sculptures with the rest of firestarter team (I'm on the far left with torch in hand):

Photo By: Darren Bonnici

Back to what I was saying, yes, we are slightly behind, but expect some posts today about windsor-detroit concert listings of notes as well as a really cool free event on Thursday.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Playlist: Productive Confusion - 9/29/2008

Here are the details of today's show as well as the download links. Remember you can always tune in live Monday's from 2:30pm-4:00pm on 91.5FM in Windsor -Detroit; & Worldwide at
Salt Of The Chief Cornerstone - When East Meets West
Salt Of The Chief Cornerstone - Taken By Storm
Beast - City
Twilight Sentinels - 3 Piece Soup
Giant Sand - Saturated Beyond Repair
Thievery Corperation - Beautiful Drug
Dr.'s Linda Cameron & Lee Bartel - Kalinka
Aids Wolf - Gnarly Tooth
Aids Wolf - General _ _
Young Rival - Too Hip
Meastro - Let Your Backbone Slide
Mossyrock - I Want To Eat Your Eyes
Dub Trio - Illigal Dub
Abdominal/Notes To Self - T-Ode
Jimmy Smith/Lyrics Born - Stay Loose
The Bittersweets - 45
Walls Of Jericho - A Long Walk Home
The Rapture - House Of Jelous Lovers
Bloc Party - Trojan Horse
Dub Matix - Evil Creation Dub
Meat Beat Manifesto/Dj Spooky - Shadow & Substance

Downloads (Expiry Date: 10/29/08):
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


D3N!@L (, Windsor's most notorious and most talented artists, wages his war on society at Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave West, Windsor) this Saturday (September 27th). You'll see the new junk drawer series and a 3-d grafitti sculpture that pushes the boundries of the art form. The day also marks the day of D3N!@L's birth, so a celebration is in order and boy does this guy deliver. On top of some reallt interesting art, see and hear the music of Submental, Flow, Kero and The Peace Leeches. Should be a riot. For a sneak peak of the the 3-d graf, check out the link below.

Edison+Monome=The Shit.

Just thought I'd let you know about this really cool piece of technology my friend Kero introduced me to. It's one of the coolest things i've seen in a while. It's the Monome. Here's a brief discription from their web site (

adaptable, minimalist interfaces.

three models: two fifty six (16×16), one twenty eight (16×8), and sixty four (8×8).
each is a reconfigurable grid of backlit keypads which connects to a computer. interaction between the keys and lights is determined by the application running on the computer. there is no hard-wired functionality.

this new series evolved from the 40h which began as an interface for our own music performance and art practice. we also make available a kit version which allows users to create their own 40h-like devices.


live sample cutters, math simulations, drum machines, generative controllers, tonal maps, games, visualizations. we make available all sources to encourage community contribution and enthusiasm. we share and thrive.There are a lot of great electronic musicians using this device to do some really cool stuff but from what I've seen, a chap by the name of Edison takes the cake. Check out this video. It is simply fantastic.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Free On Friday...

One of the city's best fashion photographers has an exclusive re-showing of his Rock Fantasy Exhibit. There will aslo be a major announcement pertaining to the future of AVB. Open reception at 7pm, Paula's Gallery (4783 Wyandotte St E). For more info go to

Afterwards, get a free preview of some of the area's newest hip-hop/electronic/soul artists. The Fifty Fours debut at The Empire Lounge (128 Unversity Ave, Windsor); expect to see some big things from these guys in the coming months.

Complimentry Hors Douvres care of Atmosphere. For more information visit

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On Track...

6 posts in two days... not stroking the ego, but the blog is shaping up as planned. Stay tuned. Many more posts to come... at least 474 in the next 363 days. And no, I'm not going to count this one.

Burn Baby Burn... Artcite's Farenheit Fest...

More Artcite Inc. news. Read the following, I stole it from their website...:
SATURDAY, September 27, 2008 (rain date: Sunday, September 28; watch website for details in case of rain)
Location: at the Town of LaSalle's Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex at at 2121 Laurier Parkway in the Town of LaSalle, Ontario (off Malden Rd.) (Tickets: $5/ adult; children under 10 FREE—limit 3 children free per paid adult)
Presented by Artcite Inc., Windsor's artist-run centre for the contemporary arts, the 2008 Fahrenheit Festival is a family-friendly, truly "spectacular" spectacle in the great outdoors--and Canada’s first Fire sculpting festival.
Featuring fiery opening performances and feats of daring by Detroit's acclaimed Fire Fabulon Troupe, this year's Fahrenheit Fest will feature over 12 firey sculptures created by talented artists from Windsor and Essex county and from across Canada.
Doors open at 6:45 pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm with the always-fabulous Fire Fabulon.Tix only $5 adults; children under 10 yrs FREE w/ paid adult admission (limit 3 children free per paid adult).Tix available in advance by calling Artcite: 519-977-6564. Tix available at the door the evening of the event only.
NOTE: BYO chair, blanket, bug spray, etc. (Please! No BYO beverages! No coolers, alcohol or glass bottles allowed on festival site).
** Additional events leading up to "Fahrenheit Festival", see below.
For more info, link to:
So what IS Fire Sculpture?
"Fire sculpture" harnesses the beauty of fire as a creative, performative act: the beauty of "Fire Sculpture" is not limited to the creation of a beautiful object (what is traditionally considered the "art"), but is rather focused on how each unique sculpture burns. Skilled fire artists are able to use a minimum of means to control and shape the fire, to choke oxygen in order to control tempo and pace, and to manipulate the burning pattern so that the fire sculpture doesn't resemble, or burn, like a bonfire. The big art "burn" is fleeting, kinetic and encompasses a singular moment that can never be precisely restaged. The lasting value of the unique art form of “Fire Sculpture” is literally created before--and in--the spectator's eyes: the final "art work" is only completed when the sculptures are finally torched and witnessed by the crowd.
The 2008 Fahrenheit Fest opens this year with fiery performances and feats of daring by members of Detroit's acclaimed FIRE FABULON Troupe.
The BIG ART BURN of 15+ Fire Sculptures will feature works by talented artists from Windsor and Essex county and from across Canada.The 6th annual “Fahrenheit Festival” is a special fundraising venture of Artcite Inc., and is made possible with the generous assistance of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Town of LaSalle’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. Many thanks for their generous support! Artcite also acknowledges the additional support of its members and volunteers and the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Windsor.

All You Can Eat... Until October 4th...

Just thought I'd let you know about Artcite Inc.'s ( latest, greatest art show. 'All you can eat" by Montreal artist Karine Giboulo fuses illustration and and sculpture to demonstrate the relation between western consumer society as well as the Chinese work force that makes our gluttonous behaviours possible. It's a great show, I recommend anyone and everyone to go see it. But you only have until October 4th when the show comes down. Artcite is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday (12pm-6pm) so be sure to check this out.

Detroit Shows This Week...

Sigur Ros

September 23rd @ The Fillmore (2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit)

W/ Parachutes

$30.50 Cover/All Ages/8PM


September 25th @ TrumbullPlex (4210 Trumbull Ave, Detroit)

W/ Deastro


The Amino Acids

September 26th @ Dawghouse (35965 Groesbeck Hwy, Detroit)

W/ The Pilz, 12 Pole Creek & Black Mail

$5 Cover/18+/10PM

Final Episode of N.T.B.T.S.?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Episode 6 of 'Nirvana The Band The Show' was just posted on their website ( a few days back. The episode ends with a huge reveal that puts the future of the band in jeopardy and leaves me wondering if there will be a next episode at all.

If you didn't know, Nirvana The Band The Show is one of the funniest web t.v. shows out there. The show follows the misadventures of Matt Johnson & Jay McCarrol (best friends/musical duo) and their plight to book their band at the Rivoli, a respected music venue in downtown Toronto. Think 'Flight of the Conchords' but more reality based and extremely Canadian.

Watch all 6 episodes and the extras. I promise you won't be disappointed. These guys are hilarious. Let's hope they stick around.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sweet Shows In Windsor This Week...

The Return Of Ron Leary
September 23rd
@ The Ardvark (89 University Ave. West, Windsor)
W/ Kelly 'Mr.Chill' Hoppe.
No Cover/19+/10PM

You Say Party! We Say Die!
September 24th
@ The Phog Lounge (157 University Ave W, Windsor)
W/ Beast & Winter Gloves
15$ Cover/19+/10PM

September 24th
@ The Roxy (671 Ouellette Ave, Windsor)
W/ Left Spine Down, Disco Assault, The Stiff Wires, Suburban Decay & Mr. Plow
15$ Cover/All Ages/19+/7PM

Fuck The Facts
September 26th
@ The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St W, Windsor)
W/ Days Fade, Dismata & Shot Down Stars

Fifty Watt Head (Fogcutter CD Release)
September 27th
@ The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. W, Windsor)
W/ Orphan Choir
$5 Cover/19+/10PM

Playlist: Productive Confusion - 9/22/2008

Kicked off today's show with some Hotkid ( They played the Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West, Windsor) this past Friday. What a kick ass rock duo. Their sound is raw, heavy and from the heart. They're from the Cambridge area and will be playing the Phog again in just a couple weeks (Oct.1oth w/ LesboVrouven). The turn out the other day could have and should have been bigger, so really, don't miss them when they roll through.

So ya, this is the first post... the first of many... the first of 480+ posts over the next 365 days... that's 1.33 posts a day, or 4 posts every 3 days... shit... what have I gotten myself into...
Anyhow, here are the details of today's show as well as the download links. Remember you can always tune in live Monday's from 2:30pm-4:00pm on 91.5FM in Windsor -Detroit; & Worldwide at

Hotkid - Knock You Down
Koushik - Bright & Shining
Lee Scratch Perry - Shine
Panthers - Walk Of Shame
Johnny West - Weak Bladder Blues
Sweatshop Union - Sunnyside Motel
Sleeper Set Sail - Antique Bathtubs With Feet On Them
Deadbeat - Rise Again
Fifty Watt Head - Last Leg
Orphan Choir - Everything In Past Tense
High Mother - Not For Another Day
Fur Bearing Animals - Ivy Harvey Shoes
You Say Party! We Say Die!/Octopus Project - Like I Give A Care
Murs & 9th Wonder - It's For Real
Ron leary - You've Got It All Wrong
Days Fade - Street Sharks
Fuck The Facts - The Storm

Downloads (Expiry Date: 10/22/08):

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