Here’s a run-down of all the great happenings going on musically in Windsor tonight:
@ The Blind Dog (671 Ouellette Ave.) – All-Ages show (5pm): Chatham’s hardcore darlings Anu Beginning roll into Windsor for the CD release party for their latest, We Move Mountains. Although the video below sounds more like City and Colour than Alexisonfire, don’t be fooled that this won’t be a noisy affair. They’re being joined by local metal buzz band Falling With Glory, as well as The Jettison Commitment, Perpatuate and With Glowing Hearts.
@ The Blind Dog (671 Ouellette Ave.) -Evening show (10pm): The Blind Dog is pulling double duty tonight with two big shows. The evening show is headlined by Toronto’s Low Level Flight, an alternative pop band features Canadian Idol’s Ryan Malcolm on lead vocals. Inoke Errati, coming off a strong EP release party a few weeks back for their latest, Make-Outs & Movie Stars, are opening, as well as The Years, Intra Meridian (featuring Justin Raisbeck – “the Tim Horton’s commercial guy”) and The Main Squeeze.
@ The Coach & Horses (156 Chatham St. West, basement level): Seems like they’d just arrived on the local hardcore/metal scene, but it looks like Windsor’s Burn The Path is calling it a day already. Unfortunate, but they’re going out with a bang tonight with their farewell show at the legendary Coach & Horses. They’re bringing along some friends to melt some faces for the last time, with one of Windsor’s fresh new metal voices, Devilz By Definition and new comers Blackthorn City and Edge of Existance.
@ The FM Lounge (156 Chatham St. West, main level): Kujali Congo, a benefit group that helps to raise funds to create scholarships for primary education for rural children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is throwing a fundraiser at the old Fish Market (FM Lounge for you young ‘uns) tonight headlined by Years of Ernest. These guys could be Windsor’s best pure rock and roll band, part Replacements, part Band on the Run-era Wings. Also performing for the cause are Tara Watts and Travis Reitsma.
@ Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave. West): Despite it’s smaller size than the other venues in town, Milk does a great job holding it’s own, especially when it comes to nurturing and breeding the new blood of the singer/songwriter circuit. They’re holding another showcase tonight, featuring Daniyal Malik (formerly of the band Allusion), Christina Bell (also seen as part of Dave Russell & The Precious Stones) and new comers Franklyn Bartol and Brigham Bartol.
@ Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West): Windsor’s blues rock duo The Blue Stones launch their highly anticipated EP tonight at Phog Lounge. They’re being joined by Oshawa’s BoneDevil and Windsor’s “Death Ska” buzzband The Nefidovs.