It's time to preview this weekend's local metal and hard rock concerts! Smaller weekend than we've seen lately, but there's some big shows this weekend, including some notable returns AND a major Kewadin Casino concert, which will lead off this post! Here's what you need to know for your concertgoing this weekend!
Firstly, it's the second major Kewadin Casino hard rock concert of 2011, as Philadelphia hair metal legends Cinderella are finally coming to Sault Michigan TOMORROW NIGHT at The Dreammakers Theater, and yes, it's the band this time! Cinderella have sold over 18 million records dating back to their late 1980s peak, and have hit songs like "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)", "Shelter Me", and "Coming Home" in store for us local fans on their 25th anniversary tour! In fact, their original lineup is back together for this tour, so that should get classic fans psyched! No word on a possible opening band, but we know from many past shows that Kewadin may not even mention them. Cinderella were definitely one of the most notable hair metal bands of the 1980s, and if you loved the hard rock of the time, you'll surely enjoy this concert! Doors open at 7:00 PM, it's an all ages event, and tickets are $39.50 American. If you're interested in tickets (which aren't sold out), click here to buy online, or you can pick them up at the Kewadin box office or by phone at 1-800-539-2346! Sounds like a fun night of classic hair metal, hopefully this show is a success! Check out the above links for more on Cinderella and this show, I'll have post-show updates if they come in, and for a preview, here's Cinderella's video for their classic hit "Nobody's Fool"!
Meanwhile tomorrow night, Sault Ontario metal fans have much to look forward to at The Roosevelt Hotel as the next metal night takes place there tomorrow! Yes, Dismembertainment will bring you three young local metal bands to rock the house down, including headliners Bring The Fallen! After a three month "break" and numerous breakup rumours, Bring The Fallen are back tomorrow, which is awesome news! Hopefully they have much more in store beyond this show! Joining them tomorrow will be local death metal quintet State of Misery (fresh off of the Sewer Swampstravaganja) and Desbarats death metal band For All That Is Lost, who are always a welcome sight locally! Sounds like a great night of death metal, so make it out if you can! This show has a 19+ age limit, no cover charge, and a 9:30 PM start time. For more details, check the above links! Best of luck tonight if I can't make it out, and I have some more intriguing news from Dismembertainment to come in a future news post as well, so keep an eye out! For a preview, here's Bring The Fallen playing their original "Nostalgia" in November!
Now for Turner Up, as they hit The Roosevelt Hotel themselves on Friday & Saturday! These will be their first shows at The Rosie since their new lineup formed, including singer KT Antler, guitarist Kyle McKey, and founding member Robert Brown now on bass, so things will look and sound a lot different compared to their last shows there! I still haven't heard the new lineup, but I have faith that they sound good. Scott and Rob know talent when they hear it! So if you want to enjoy some classic hard rock covers, your best bet is The Rosie this weekend! They'll be on at 10:30 PM on Friday & Saturday night, you must be 19 to attend, and there's no cover charge. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! These should be some good nights of music from Turner Up, hopefully they're a huge success! Check the above links for more, and when videos or audio of the band in action with the new lineup come online, I'll let you guys know!
And finally, it's the long awaited headlining concert from Brimley hard rockers Half A Man! After over two months away from the stage, they'll hit The Merchant's Bar on April 16th (itself postponed from an original March date) to rock the house with their original hard rock songs! Also joining them as openers are Great Bodily Harm, a new local supergroup featuring ex-Hammerspace singer Kirk Labadie, former Half A Man drummer Doug Reed on guitar, River Witch guitarist Chris Leask on bass, and End of Existence frontman Bob "Orb Hearthstone" Helsten on drums! That'll be interesting to check out too, I wonder how they sound? Plus, I expect some new Half A Man merchandise and such on Saturday as well, so keep an eye out for that! This show is a 21+ affair, it all starts at 10:00 PM, and there is no cover charge. Check their Facebook page out for more details! This should be a very interesting concert, and hopefully it helps lead to some more big things for Half A Man, who deserve it! Check the above links for more details on this show, and for a preview, here's Half A Man playing "Slow Rock 75" at The Bird in February!
That's all for tonight, but stay tuned for our next Defunct Local Band Profile at midnight sharp, especially because there's been a band change. What happened and who's being profiled now? You'll know at midnight! Stay tuned!