Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Last Post of 2008!

Well guys, 2008 is coming to a close, and it's been another interesting year! There's been a lot of local concerts and band news, and let's recap some of the great events that happened this year!

A number of major out of town bands played in the area this year, like Blue Oyster Cult, Bret Michaels, Chevelle, Danko Jones, Econoline Crush, Helix, Jackyl, Seether, Seven Mary Three, Slaughter, Sons of Butcher, and Three Days Grace!

As well, many other lesser known, but very talented out of town bands like Fuck The Facts, Inflict, Ministry of Zen, One Bullet Resolution, Orange October, Three For Fallacy, Upheaval of an Exorcist, Wolven Ancestry, The Womb, and all the others I've missed mentioning here!

But most importantly of all, we can't forget about the local talent who've put all their time and effort in to succeeding as musicians, and playing shows and recording new material! This year, we've seen and heard great things from tons of bands, like Absolute, As It Stands, Bad Side, Detroit, Dirty Virgin, Fingerbone, Garden of Bedlam, Gates of Winter, Jager, Lion Ride, Nixxon Dixxon, Sense of Truth, Shift, Stillbroke, Woods of Ypres, and so many others who play the music they love in the Sault area!

This year has seen many great concerts, from the big Three Days Grace and Jackyl shows at The Essar Center, to the various hardcore shows at The Oddfellows Hall, and everything in between! There's been fundraisers, battle of the bands, free shows, all ages and 19+ concerts, with bands of every metal type you can think of! Gates of Winter and Woods of Ypres made their triumphant returns to the local concert scene, Garden of Bedlam made their debut, Bell Border Jam made a big splash in it's first year, while events like Rock 2 Roll, Hempfest, and Sick Jams For Sick Kids drew in dedicated crowds as well!

It's been another good year for the local metal scene, I do wish crowds were bigger at more shows, so we could get more metal shows in general, but this has still been a very good year! Here's to another great year for The Sault Metal Scene in 2009, and I hope you all enjoy the last day of 2008!

And just to end the year's last post, a local concert preview for you all! At 9:00 tonight at The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino, Michigan hard rockers Bad Side will take the stage for a New Year's Eve concert! I dunno much else about it, but Bad Side are definitely a great band, and if you saw them at this year's Bell Border Jam, or another time at The Rapids Lounge, you'll likely be well aware of that! Hopefully, Bad Side will end 2008 with a bang!

Thanks guys, have a happy new year!

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