There's been a bit of a lull in local metal news over the last few days, but I can definitely share this with you guys: A LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!!!! And after that, you will get your local concert previews for this weekend!
Remember back in April, when locals Stillbroke were scheduled to back up Vancouver pop punk stars Marianas Trench at a show at The Canadian, that was later cancelled? Well, it's official, Marianas Trench are coming here on June 15th, and Stillbroke will definitely be backing them up at this show! Frontman Jesse Frigault broke the news on Facebook, just in case anyone wants a source on that! I don't know much else about the show yet, but the info should roll around soon! The admission price will likely be different, due to lineup differences, so don't expect the same ticket price!
Now, as I promised, here are your local concert previews for this weekend! We have a grand todal of five local concerts taking place over the next few days, so let us begin with the concerts in Sault Ontario!
First of all, there will be a bit of a local band showcase tomorrow night at The Speakeasy at Algoma University! And luckily for you guys, there will be some metal! Local metal band Necropolis will return to the stage at this show, alongside local punk bands The Fury, Good Morning Gorillas, and Stealing Kisses! It appears Caddy Street Avenue have dropped off of the lineup, so the promoters are now looking for a new band to replace them. Let Sara Kutt or Kevin Koprash know on Facebook if your band, or another band, would be interested in joining this show! Tickets are just $5, it is all ages, and yes, there will be an open bar for all to enjoy!
For more details on this show, visit the Facebook event page! And as a bit of a preview for this show, here's a clip from Necropolis' winning performance at the YMCA Battle of the Bands earlier this year, of their song "Night Riders"!
Next up, a well known local punk/metal band are back from the dead for one night only! Tomorrow at 10:00 PM at Coch's Corner, Fitswitch will make their return to the local scene as part of the birthday festivities for Erin Goertzen! Don't worry though, it's open for you guys to go see Fitswitch, even if you're not a guest to the birthday party! As this is Coch's Corner, there is no cover charge! Now, I can guarantee I'll try and get to this show! It's been years since I saw Fitswitch, and I don't wanna pass this up! I will post a review and photos if I do attend!
Of course, for full details (on the performance and the birthday party), visit the Facebook event page! For more on Fitswitch themselves, visit their official MySpace page! And for a video preview, luckily there were still Fitswitch videos kicking around the internet! Check out this video from 2006 of Fitswitch performing their song "Suicide Girl"!
Now, we'll head across the river to Sault Michigan, where they have three metal shows taking place this weekend! First of all, let us go to The Corner Pub Bar & Grill, where Muskegon, Michigan hard rockers Kilacel will take the stage! To my knowledge, this is Kilacel's first show in the Sault area. Hopefully, they'll put on a good show, as the songs on their MySpace page are very promising! Their set will begin at 9:00 PM tomorrow night! So give them a listen, they're pretty good! I don't have any concert clips or videos, but I did find this vid of Kilacel drummer Matt Millering delivering a drum solo, so check this out!
Matt Millering drum solo
And finally, local hard rockers Jager will return for a pair of shows this weekend! As has been the trend lately, they will take the stage at 9:00 PM tomorrow night and Saturday night at The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino! They will be back at Kewadin next month, but why not go see them this weekend? They're well worth the trip! Check out some of their original tracks at their official MySpace page, and this video of Jager covering the Nazareth classic "Hair of the Dog"!
Jager - Hair of the Dog
That covers it for concerts this weekend! Your next local metal concerts will be next weekend, when Necropolis and Peril rock the Sault area! If I find any more metal concerts taking place next weekend, and at any other time, you'll hear it here! That's all for tonight, I hope to have some more news for you guys very soon, so be on the lookout!