Thursday, May 21, 2009

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Nixxon Dixxon), And Local Concert Previews For This Weekend!

(EDIT, 8:32 PM: I was looking at The Sault Metal Scene's visitation statistics on StatCounter, and on Tuesday, we reached a new high of 94 hits in one day! THEN, yesterday, we shattered that with a brand new high total of....110 HITS!!! I don't know if that's due to the new poll, or higher interest in news lately, but thank you all so much for visiting over the last few days, I appreciate all of the support! Rock on!)

I was planning for today's post to be just local concert previews, but I actually have a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT to kick things off! Thanks to Cami Hubbard for the info!

As it turns out, Sault Michigan hard rockers Nixxon Dixxon are playing at The Satisfied Frog this weekend! So let this serve as a local concert preview as well! They will be playing at 10:00 PM both tomorrow and Saturday night! Now, when I looked at the listings, this conflicted with Shift's planned shows at The Frog for the same days and times, which suggests to me that Shift cancelled. Oh well, we'll get chances to see them again! And Nixxon Dixxon are a great band, so all should be fine and dandy for this weekend!

Oh, and Nixxon Dixxon have scheduled two more dates this summer in Sault Michigan, which I noticed on their MySpace page! They will return to The Satisfied Frog on July 31st and August 1st! So now, I think we're all caught up on Nixxon Dixxon shows! They're a great band, I recommend checking them out this weekend if you can! And guess what? I found another live video of Nixxon Dixxon to share! Here's a clip of them performing the Def Leppard classic "Pour Some Sugar On Me" from a concert at The Bird!

Nixxon Dixxon - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Now, let's get to the other local concert previews for this weekend! Two metal shows in Sault Ontario this weekend, and Stillbroke kick things off tomorrow morning! They will be playing at Korah Collegiate and Vocational School at 11:45, as a benfit to raise money for Justin Thibeault and Matt Clement, who were seriously injured in a car accident earlier this month out near The Trading Post. Tickets are $3. I can't go, it conflicts with my graduation from Sault College, but this is a damn good cause that I recommend you all support if possible! Visit the Facebook event page for this concert at this location!

Plus, Stillbroke are an excellent band, so seeing them for $3 isn't a bad deal either! For a preview, check out this live video of Stillbroke performing their original song "No Reason"!

And finally, there will be some metal at a big show tomorrow night at The Canadian! California based crossover thrash band Death By Stereo will be among the support acts for punk legends Strung Out! Also to be featured are Calgary punk rockers This Is A Standoff and Sault natives The Inner City Surfers! Sure, it's mostly a punk show, but there's something for everyone present here, so it wouldn't hurt to go!

Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door! You can buy them at the front desk of The Knights Inn, at CD Plus at The Cambrian Mall, or by e-mailing! Doors open at 8:00 PM, and everything will start at 9:30 PM! Sadly, the show is NOT all ages. For more info, head on over to the official Facebook event page!

As for Death By Stereo, they're a pretty good hybrid of punk and metal, and they are worth checking out! Here's the music video for their single "I Give My Life"!

That should be all for today, more news to come this weekend, so stay tuned!!!

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