Monday, June 28, 2010

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Skull Fist & Frightlight), Who Made Who Concert Preview, And A Band Looking To Play Here!

Good afternoon, metalheads! Big post today, including TWO LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, a concert preview for Wednesday, another band looking to play in Sault Ontario, a cool local concert photo discovery, and some more assorted stories! Let's begin, and remember, news I don't get to today will likely be posted on Thursday, due to the new profiles I'm posting over the next couple of days, unless there's something really huge to anchor a news post in between.

Three metal bands who've been hoping to play here for months now have now succeeded in their search, and will be playing TOGETHER!! I first told you guys about this possible show two weeks ago, and now it's confirmed: Toronto classic metal band Skull Fist, Toronto progressive instrumental metal trio The Isosceles Project, and North Bay extreme metallers Thekillingfield are coming to The Canadian Nightclub on August 11th! This has been confirmed in a new Facebook event page to promote the concert, with venue information also confirmed there by Tiffany Stocco, who helped to set up this booking. Note that Thekillingfield's MySpace page still lists a "TBA" date for Barrie on August 11th, but the Facebook event page seems to shoot that down. A cover charge is not known, but a guess of between $3 and $5 is listed. Because this is The Canadian, I can see the show starting at around 10:00 PM, and it's definitely 19+. This is gonna be an awesome concert, with a diverse lineup of bands that will be sure to impress! I hope to be at this concert, and you guys should go too! I'll keep you all posted with updates!

Meanwhile, local horror punk/metal quartet Frightlight will hit the stage on July 17th for their first ever concert away from Coch's Corner! On July 17th, Frightlight will headline a special benefit concert at Foggy Notions to raise money for guitarist Rick White's 2 year old nephew Logan, who has meningitis that has severely affected his hearing. Money raised would go toward covering tests and surgery to be done in Toronto. Locals The Fury have been confirmed as openers, with another band to be announced. Unlike most Foggys shows, this will be an ALL AGES show from 5:00-9:00 PM! The cover charge will be $5 at the door, with of course, all proceeds going to Logan. This is a great idea to raise money, and the fact that they've made it all ages is a smart move to raise interest! I'll keep you posted with updates as they come in, and thanks to Rick for additional concert info! Confirm your attendance at the Facebook event page!

Thirdly today is, because there's a midweek concert, a local concert preview! And AC/DC fans, get yourselves ready, as Who Made Who, The Ultimate Tribute To AC/DC are coming back to Sault Ontario on WEDNESDAY! Just a month after fellow AC/DC tribute Hells Bells rocked The Canadian Nightclub, Who Made Who will bring their own brand of high voltage rock n' roll to The Canadian on Wednesday, in their first local show since February at Nite-Life Dance Club! If you need even more reason to go beyond hearin authentic AC/DC classics, then hear this: There will be a giveaway for KISS TICKETS! No details on what that entails, but if you want free tickets for one of the biggest shows of the year, heading to The Canadian doesn't sound like a bad idea! Doors open at 10:00 PM, admission is $5 at the door, and you must be 19 to get in. Who Made Who impressed me last year at The Canadian, and they'll be sure to deliveryour favourite AC/DC hits faithfully! They'll rock, trust me! If you can't make it on Wednesday, no worries, cause Who Made Who will be back on July 24th at The Rockstar Bar! For a preview for Wednesday's concert, here's Who Made Who playing "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" from a show in Thunder Bay!

Finally, here's another band hoping to play here in the next few months! I got an e-mail the other day from Joel Genier, a guitarist in The Prosthetic Hearts, a death metal band from Sudbury. They wanna do some touring this summer and would love to play in Sault Ontario at some point, whether that means a new booking or joining an existing lineup! Joel was even inquiring about getting on the lineup of the Breaking The Fourth Wall show here on July 30th on our Facebook page, so you can see that these guys really wanna play in the Soo! If you're interested in booking The Prosthetic Hearts for a show here, or adding them to an existing scheduled concert, e-mail the band at! The Prosthetic Hearts are pretty good, they're nice and heavy, and mix death metal and hardcore pretty well for an effective mosh-worthy mix, with a sense of humour to boot! It'd be great to have them here, check them out at this location, and if you can help bring them here, e-mail them!

That's all for today, but here's a schedule for you guys on what's coming up on the SMS! Tomorrow, I will profile The Disciples of Rock and Violet Fuse in my newest Saultites in Out Of Town Bands Profile! Then on Wednesday, it's time for our new GarageBand Profile Mini-Series to begin, as we take a look at Sault Ontario's Recognition in advance of GarageBand's closure! Thursday will have weekend concert previews and the latest updates on two local music festivals, and if need be, I'll have a news post Tuesday or Wednesday, albeit well spaced from our special profile features. Stay tuned for all this, and more!

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