Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

As promised, here's the rest of this weekend's concert previews, including the metal and hard rock concerts taking place tomorrow & Saturday night! Remember, for a preview of TONIGHT'S Roosevelt Hotel metal night, check the post below this one. Let's not waste anymore time, here's what you need to know! (EDITED: 12:17 AM)

We start with a major all ages concert at The Oddfellows Hall tomorrow night, featuring the return of a prominent Ontario hardcore band! The band in question is Dead & Divine, who'll return to The Oddfellows Hall in Sault Ontario for the first time since 2008 to unleash some hardcore fury on their local fans! Their profile' gotten much higher since their last two local shows, and with a new album on the way this summer, they'll sound better than ever on Friday night! Three local metal bands have been pegged as openers, including hardcore quintet As It Stands (who also opened for Dead & Divine in their 2007 & 2008 shows), and rising death metal acts The Bear Hunters and State of Misery, who'll all be ready to set the tone with some brutal metal tomorrow night! Actually, this show on the whole is a lot heavier in terms of opener content than the last two were, which each featured indie bands and no death metal, so if you crave aggression, this one will bring it wall to wall! Tickets are basically SOLD OUT for this show, but from what I understand, a limited amount of tickets will be available for the $12 door price. Remember, this show is ALL AGES, doors open at 6:30 PM, and State of Misery open at 7:00 PM! For more details, visit the official Facebook event page!

With Crank Sound Distribution in tow, tons of hype, and four very entertaining bands, the buzz and anticipation for this concert is very high, and if I could be in town for this show, I would be! If you have your tickets, have a great time, and if you don't, try your best to find one! Check the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's Dead & Divine's music video for their song "Like Wolves"!

Now to a pair of bands rocking the Sault area for weekend sets, and we'll start in Sault Michigan, where Marquette hard rockers Nudge are returning this weekend! Following a pair of solo acoustic shows from frontman Danzo McCracken yesterday and TONIGHT, the full band will rock The Satisfied Frog for two nights of hard hitting rock covers! These are actually their first local shows in a few months to feature the full band present, after their "three-piece" weekend last month and a cancelled February concert weekend, so there's added incentive to check them out either tomorrow night or Saturday night! Each show has a 10:00 PM start time, no announced cover charge, and a 21+ age limit. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and yes, they are guaranteed to be fully clothed, just as the poster says! Nudge are an entertaining band, and they should have some great covers and classics in store for local fans this weekend at The Frog! Check them out this weekend if you can, and for a preview, here's Nudge covering Ozzy Osbourne's "Mama, I'm Coming Home"!

Also scheduled for this weekend is Turner Up's latest concert weekend, as they are scheduled to play Docks Riverfront Grill for the first time since their new lineup's debut, featuring new singer KT Antler, new guitarist Kyle McKey, and founding member Robert Brown now primarily on bass. The weekend shows are, of course, tomorrow night and Saturday night, with 19+ age limits, 10:30 PM start times, and a likely $4 cover charge either night. There was some ambiguity about these shows with the initial lack of promotion, but a Facebook event page was just launched a few minutes ago, so no need to fear! It also shows us the first photo we've seen of the current lineup too (also on your right.) It's nice to get a visual of the band's current formation! I've heard great things about the new lineup, and I'd expect a solid weekend of classic hard rock from them this weekend! Stay tuned for more from Turner Up as it comes in, especially where new video footage is concerned!

Finally for this weekend, how's about some glam metal to spend your Saturday night? After 7 months away from the Soo, Toronto based Motley Crue tribute band Crued are coming back to town for a night of hair metal mayhem at The Canadian Nightclub on Saturday! No strangers to Sault Ste. Marie, Crued will bring a very authentic looking and sounding Motley Crue experience to fans this Saturday, and they are definitely the next best thing to a return show by the real deal! Unlike their last local shows, this one will have two openers, including (surprisingly enough) the return of Dirty Virgin! Absolutely one of the best genre matches you could make for this type of show, Dirty Virgin's 2009-2010 lineup will make their long awaited return after a 17 month hiatus to rock the stage with their glam and punk hybrid sound that we've missed locally! As well, local punk band Motion Carried will play their second opening set in four days as well, in what is sort of a curious addition to the lineup, but their talents speak for themselves, so don't miss them either! This is a 19+, it starts at 10:00 PM on Saturday night, and I imagine a cover charge of $5 or less will be in effect. Click here for more details!

Why sit at home listening to The Hair Scare (as great as it is) when you can enjoy live hair metal of this calibre? Go check out Crued, The Notorious Motley Crue Tribute, and talented openers on Saturday, I'd go if I could myself! For a preview, here's Crued playing the Motley Crue classic "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" in June!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for news from Woods of Ypres, this week's (overdue) classic video, and more very soon! Thanks everyone!

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