Thursday, February 5, 2009

Six Local Concert Previews, and a Woods of Ypres update!

As I promised, I have returned with more stuff to talk about! And we'll kick off this post with your local concert previews for this weekend!

There are SIX shows taking place in the area on Friday and Saturday, all double weekend dates at venues in Sault Michigan! We'll go in alphabetical order this time, starting with Pickford Michigan's own Absolute! They will mark their return to the Sault area tomorrow night at 10:00 PM at The Bird! It's nice to see Absolute back around these parts, and The Bird hosting a good metal show again! Now, if you want a taste of the Absolute live show, check out this live video of them performing the Rage Against The Machine classic "Killing In The Name"!

Absolute (live at the Satisfied Frog)

Ok, let's keep the alphabetical order going, with a band known as Jager! Yes, these Sault Michigan locals are back for a pair of weekend dates tomorrow and Saturday as well! But unlike Absolute, they will be playing at The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino, and at 9:00 PM! These guys have a pretty good reputation across the river, and it's no wonder from the great songs they have on their Myspace! But don't take my word for it, check out this live video of Jager performing the Nazareth classic "Hair of the Dog" from a show in St. Ignace!

Hair of the dog

And finally, we come to The Satisfied Frog, where fellow local metal band Shift take the stage for a pair of shows on Friday and Saturday night at 10:00 PM! Now, I still don't have any audio or video to share with you guys, but by all accounts I've heard, Shift are a great hard rock band in their own right! Now, if you wanna check out the band in general, head on over to their official Myspace page!

So, that's it for local concert previews for this weekend! If you're gonna be in Sault Michigan tomorrow night or Saturday, you got your pick of the litter for some hard rocking shows! Now, other news I've came across!

If you've recieved an e-mail from Woods of Ypres frontman/Gates of Winter drummer David Gold through Facebook recently, you'll already be aware of what I'm about to talk about! If not, well get yourselves ready for some news from the Woods of Ypres side of things, and guess what? THEY NEED OUR HELP!

In an effort to raise funds for their upcoming CD, Woods of Ypres are now selling official "Woods IV: The Green Album" buttons! Each one is 1 x 2'', four sided and green (as in their album title), and comes with more information about the album! And, this is available to you for the low low price of $5.00, including shipping! There is a limit of just 100 buttons, so get yours while they're still there! If you wanna get a "Woods IV" button, send $5 dollars to:

David Gold - Woods 4/Green
44 Poplar Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

And remember to include your return address too if you wanna get a button! Check out more photos of the buttons and more at this location! So support local metal and buy a Woods button soon! That's all for now guys, keep it metal!

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