Fri. April 1st: Windsor Zene Friday Night Round Up!
A lot going on in the Windsor music scene tonight. Here’s the score on what’s in store…
We start things off with a huge metal show at the Blind Dog with a visit from Roadrunner recording artists and London, Ontario natives Baptized In Blood. This act has been playing some great shows in support of their recently released self-titled album (that’s also been tearing up the Loud Rock charts at CJAM and Nationally with Earshot) and head out to Europe in June. Also on the bill are Windsor’s progressive metal five-piece Perpetuate who release a brand new album tonight, a return performance from Desertion who have been off the radar for quite some time and even more heavy sounds from Betrayer. All in all, one of best metal shows a fan could ask for.
Another album release show tonight at The Coach and Horses with the debut of Ton‘s ‘Going Places’. Ton is a longtime Windsor act who have made their name in the scene by being a straight up rock and roll band that is relatable yet unique (for a much more intriguing analysis of the band refer to our recently published article: Ton… you should probably hear this band). More rock from the Voodoo Mafia and the return of Scott Funnel are the icing on the cake of this show and between this and the aforementioned show fans of the loud have got it good in the city tonight and here’s the best part: you could easily catch both of these shows.
Two great free shows going on downtown tonight to! At Phog Lounge see a performance from Windsor’s ASK who have been making some great moves since the release of their latest album ‘Future Communication’ back in January. The act has signed with the newly formed Yeti Agency and been playing some gigs at some of Toronto’s most respected venues. Joining ASK is the fantastic Hardsell. Hardsell harkens back the the days of early american hardcore punk with a raw sound unlike any act in the city and if you’re a fan of the genre it will be hard to not enjoy the band live; they don’t play often so don’t miss this special performance!
Finally we have the always fun Annual Jammy Awards at the FM Lounge. Every year CJAM 99.1 FM put out the call to their listeners to vote for their favourite programs on an online internet poll and works the to celebrate the efforts of everyday people who have a genuine love of independent music and thought as well as a penchant for quality work and sharing. The ceremony starts at 9pm and wraps up with the announcement of the coveted ‘Best Local Venue’ and ‘Best Local Music Act’ awards. After the ceremony catch a very special performance from CJAM’s ‘Best Local Music Act’ of 2010, Kenneth Macleod & The Windsor Salt Band, whose astounding win last year proved that you don’t have to be online or even on-air (the band had neither a web page or album at the time of the win) to win an online radio poll. But that’s all going to change because CJAM has set up for tonight’s shows to be recorded for future radio use by Mark Plancke of Sharktank Productions. Come be a part of the crowd noise! This show is free with donations to the band at the door.