(Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, during his Mister Mellow Project Tour in Windsor, Ontario, at the Olde Walkerville Theatre on Friday, June 22, 2018. Photo above by Noah Gecelovsky / Eyes On Windsor.)
Georgia’s Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, brought his Mister Mellow Project Tour to Windsor for a live concert at the Olde Walkerville Theatre on Friday, June 22, 2018. In addition to Washed Out, Windsor’s newest promoters, Happy Little Crowd Promotions brought in opening acts which included Toronto indie-pop band, Jaunt, and Windsor’s very own Stefan Cvetkovic, aka Soul Brother Stef.
Mister Mellow is the third studio album by American singer Washed Out. It was released on June 30, 2017, and is his first project with Stones Throw Records. The CD release is accompanied by a visual album on DVD.
Mister Mellow moves further away from the synthesizer-heavy sounds of the recent Washed Out releases and more band-driven sound of his work on iconic labels Sub Pop in America, and Domino in Europe. On Mister Mellow, Greene draws from the experimental collage techniques of musique concrete and plunderphonics artists such as The Residents. Combining styles as diverse as free jazz, house, hip-hop and psych together with interlude-esque voiceover samples, often pulled from anonymous YouTube vlogs, he creates a busy, chaotic, and caricaturish mix that mirrors the claustrophobic, hyper-stimulated psyche so familiar to young adults.
Greene’s also known for creating the theme song for Portlandia, a sketch comedy television series set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.
For more information about Washed Out visit https://www.facebook.com/washed.out
Toronto’s East Room, provides a space for creative talents in technology, art, and design to collaborate and merge talents. A post on their website described Jaunt as “an eclectic whip-tight group with a clean live performance, they create a swift dose of breezy, smooth, R&B-leaning pop that’s hard to forget.”
Toronto indie pop band Jaunt, made up of Thomas Helliwell (lead vocals/guitar), Pat O’Brien (guitar), Daniel Reardon (keyboards), Duncan Hood (drums), and Nick Nausbaum (bass /keyboards) thrilled music fans during the concert at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.
For more information about Jaunt please visit https://www.thebandjaunt.com
Drummer, DJ and producer Stefan Cvetkovic, aka Soul Brother Stef, spent several years entertaining as part of The Walkervilles, along with Mike Hargreaves (Soul Brother Mike), and Pat Robitaille. The trio and their band’s smooth soulful sound was heavily influenced by their love of the Motown sounds born in nearby Detroit. The group went on several tours and even performed shows opening for names which included The Sam Roberts Band. The group disbanded in 2016.
Since then Soul Brother Stef has kept busy mixing music, producing music, and performing solo. His beats are created using drums, vocals, and track samples. His soul, jazz, funk, and classic hip-hop influences set the tone, getting the crowd grooving, when he open for Washed Out at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.
For more information about Soul Brother Stef please visit https://www.facebook.com/soulbrotherstef
Photos by Noah Gecelovsky
Noah Gecelovsky is a young photojournalist and St. Clair College journalism program graduate. He has covered events across Windsor-Essex County for the college’s Scene Magazine and the MediaPlex. As a freelance photographer, he has shot bands in cities across Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. When on the opposite of the camera lens, Noah is the talented drummer of Blues rock band, The Dead River Kings. Since 2017, Noah has offered freelance photography services as Raging Bull Photography which can be found on Facebook and Instagram.