Jamie Greer is a music journalist, promoter, musician and booking consultant in Windsor, Ontario. A regular contributor for WAMM (Windsor Arts & Music Monthly) as well as the Canadian music blog NxEW (North By East West), his work has appeared in The Scene page for The Windsor Star, Upfront Magazine, VOX Magazine, The Goth Bible by Nancy Kilpatrick and Gigs From Hell by Sleazegrinder. He has been actively involved in Windsor's music scene for 15 years, as a musician in such bands as The Golden Hands Before God..., The Hung Jury, Trailer Park Sex Cowboys and Toast, as well as ten years as a programmer on CJAM 91.5 FM. He's also a Jammy Award winning DJ, hosting such events in the past as The Mod Club at The Avalon Front and Rock N' Roll Sushi at Oishii Sushi Lounge amongst other residencies. He lives in Windsor, Ontario with his girlfriend Holly Brush, his music collection and his Play Station 2.
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Take 5 is a new feature on "Musically Speaking", where I'll ask five quick questions to various movers and shakers from Windsor's local arts and entertainment world about their thoughts on Windsor's independent music scene, past and present.
Take 5 with...Steve Brough
Steve Brough is one of the men in this city who bring the thunder. And by that, I mean he's one of the hardest hitting drummers in town. He's the skinsman behind the bombastic rhythm section of Lodown, one of Windsor's veteran hard rock bands. After toiling for years with highly successful demos honed by years on the road across Canada and the U.S., Lodown released their highly anticipated debut CD, Black Horse, on Fontana/Universal Records back in 2006. The boys in Lodown have been road testing some new material over the past year and look poised to return to the studio - and the road - for the follow-up this year.
The local band I am most excited about right now is... Fiftywatthead.
The best local album I've heard in some time is... Fiftywatthead Fogcutter (2008)
If there's one thing I wish the local music scene would do more of is... Mixed genre shows. Sometimes sitting through five bands from the same genre is painful.
Sometimes I wish this local band was still together... Village Idiot.
My favourite place to see a band in town is... The Coach and Horses.