First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, or whatever it is you celebrate this time of year! I hope your holidays have been going great! As I was hoping, I did get a new digital camera for Christmas, a black Sony Cybershot, and it's very slick looking, works great, rechargeable battery, and I will have it for pictures and video at the next local show I can make it to!
Now what was I gonna say...oh yeah, LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS!!! Michigan based metal band Peril are returning to The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino for TWELVE more dates in 2009! So keep a look out for Peril on the following weekends: February 27-28, March 13-14, June 5-6, July 31-August 1, September 11-12, and December 4-5! Check out 5 solid original songs by Peril at their official Myspace page!
Now, we shall get to the local concert previews for the four shows this weekend, so here's what you need to know for these concerts!!
The first show this weekend takes place at 9:00 tomorrow night, when Sault Michigan locals Nixxon Dixxon take the stage at The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino! They will also be playing at 9:00 on Saturday night as well, (The joys of double weekend bookings!) They have no listed dates yet for 2009, so I'll keep an eye out for updates on their next shows. I still don't know prices for admission or general runtime, but Nixxon Dixxon are really talented, and seem to have a pretty good profile already across the river. Check out some of their cover songs (of bands like Kiss, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin) over at their official Myspace page!
Next up, tomorrow night at 10:00, Toronto based punk/metal outfit (and Sault natives) Lion Ride take the stage at Coch's Corner (formerly The Cellar Tap) on Bay Street! Direct support will come from local indie band Nebraska Arms! Admission is just 5 bucks at the door! From what I've seen online, they put on a good live show, and their songs are great too! I have yet to actually see them live, and I was hoping to come to this concert, but I caught the cold bug, and I dunno if I'll be up to making it to this one. But if I'm feeling well enough, I'll try and be there, with my new digital camera in tow! If you wanna see what Lion Ride are like before judging whether you'll go, here's a video featuring their original song "Cocaine Crazy"!
And finally, there will be some metal at a punk show on Saturday night! Toronto based thrash band Detroit will take the stage as direct support for the return of local punk stars Bin Hawdon and The Taliband! This show will also be only $5, and it all starts at 6:30 PM at The Oddfellows Hall! The other support acts include (once again) Nebraska Arms, Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band Free Beer, and local punk rockers Talk Shit! I had been planning to go to this concert too, but again, I can't predict how long my cold will last, so I won't commit to anything. But once again, if I feel well enough, I'll try my damndest to be there! Check out some originals from Detroit at their official Myspace page as well!
So, there you go everyone, local concert previews for this weekend and 12 new local shows to write down on your calendars! Hopefully we're all up to date for the year now! So, I'll wish you all a Merry Christmas, and if I don't have much to say before then, a Happy New Year too! And keep the metal blasting through 2009 and beyond!