How's everyone doing on this snowy Thursday? Today, we preview a relatively quiet concert weekend compared to what we've been seeing lately, of just four shows from Thursday to Sunday. Before anyone asks, we're previewing the Buckcherry/Papa Roach concert at Kewadin Casino on Monday separately on Sunday night, as it's both a major show that deserves special attention, and not really a weekend concert. We'll cap the post with our latest weekly classic video, which ties in with a performer in one of the bands that we're previewing shows for, so stay tuned for that! Now, to our previews!
The next metal night at The Roosevelt Hotel is TONIGHT, and you could make the argument that this is the biggest one yet! Headlining tonight are prominent local blackened doom metal quartet Woods of Ypres, in their first local concert appearance in almost 18 months! Since their last local show in August 2009, a lot has happened in the Woods camp, but with their new deal with Earache Records in full swing, and the re-release of "Woods IV: The Green Album" imminent, there's no better time for the band to return to the burial ground! This will also be Woods of Ypres' first local show with Joel Violette on guitar, after replacing Bryan Belleau early last year, so make note of that! With loads of notable songs and a "new" album to support in this tour kick-off show, there's enough reason to be excited, but there are openers too! Two are confirmed, both of the death metal vein, those being The Bear Hunters and State of Misery! With loads of original material and covers in their respective repetoires, they'll look to devastate fans at the Rosie tonight to keep the metal flowing early! Because of the special nature of this show, there will be a cover, but it's only $3. You must be 19 to attend, and everything starts at 10:00 PM. For full details, visit the official Facebook event page!
I'll absolutely be there tonight! I've been forced out of attending too many Rosie shows over the last month, I'll surely be there for this one! And yes, I'll have a review of it up tomorrow as well, so stay tuned for that! For a preview, here's the music video for Woods of Ypres' "I Was Buried (In Mount Pleasant Cemetery)" off of "Woods IV: The Green Album"!
In this lighter-than-usual weekend, we have a few more shows, including the latest acoustic solo concert from Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison, whose bi-weekly concert arrangement at The Eagles Club on Trout Lake Road continues tomorrow night! With the wait stretching on for the return of Caveman Morrison, you can enjoy a very similar experience (just unplugged) by hitting The Eagles Club tomorrow, where Tym will unleash his brand of rocking music to the fans in attendance! If you miss him tomorrow, he's back every Friday through at least the end of March either there or at The Big Cheese, so you have lots of chances to check him out this month! There's no announced cover charge for tomorrow's show, I expect it's 19+, and everything starts after 9:00 PM! For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Sounds like another fun night, you guys should think about heading out there tomorrow if you want some acoustic hard rock! Check the above links for more, and for a preview, here's Tym covering Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" last year at Foggy Notions!
Finally on the weekend concert schedule, Turner Up are back at The Roosevelt Hotel for their seemingly monthly stop there, as they add to a stacked musical lineup at The Rosie over the next few days! As you've come to expect, Turner Up will bring a ton of classic hard rock hits to the Rosie faithful tomorrow night and Saturday night, with maybe a few songs to get you moving and grooving as well! Everything starts at 10:30 PM both nights, you must be 19 to attend, and there is no cover charge either night! For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Turner Up always deliver a fun night of music, so consider a trip to The Rosie if you're in the market for some classic hard rock hits from this talented quintet! Check the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's Turner Up covering Guns N' Roses' "Mr. Brownstone" at The Rockstar Bar in January!
Finally for this post is our latest weekly classic video! Now, with Woods of Ypres' local return tonight, you'd think I'd go the obvious route and post a new video of them for this week. Actually, I thought that'd be TOO obvious, so instead, I went with another one of Woods frontman David Gold's old bands, and naturally, I stayed local and picked Gates of Winter! David played briefly with Gates of Winter in 2008 after replacing Jonathan Harvey on drums, and played with Gates in support of "Lux Aeterna" during their last concerts to date in the latter half of that year. David has three videos on his YouTube channel from his Gates of Winter tenure, all from a pair of Toronto concerts the band played in August 2008 at The Annex Wreckroom, but I found one interesting clip that he didn't post onto YouTube! David uploaded a video from the August 23rd Toronto show onto his Facebook page not long after the concert, wherein Gates of Winter played their "Burning Kingdom" trilogy of songs in their entirety! The songs flow together really well into a 15 minute epic, with no clear breaks, so it don't think it'd make sense to separate them. That's probably why David never uploaded this video to YouTube, as video length limits of the time were 10 minutes.
NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR HARM IS MEANT WITH THIS UPLOAD! All credit for this video goes to the original filmer, David Gold, and Gates of Winter for this performance, as they did all the hard work! I'm just helping spread it to a wider audience like it deserves! The original video can be viewed at http://facebook.com/video/video.php?v=28342460671. Gates of Winter were in top form here, progressive and very heavy, just as I remember them, and the 15 minutes just fly by! Video quality's a bit shaky, but I can't complain otherwise. So, check out this week's classic video below, as Gates of Winter play "Burning Kingdom", parts I-III: "A Dark Affliction", "Heavenly Insurgence", and "Lux Aeterna"!
That's all for now, but I will try to get a new news post in before I head to The Rosie, as I have a bunch of smaller assorted stories to share. Stay tuned!