Friday, March 22, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Haggith, The Suicide Kings, And Destroilet) & Short Notice Saturday Concert Previews!!

I wasn't planning to have a new post until tomorrow, but thanks to some recently confirmed short notice concerts, I've gotten a second one up for today, but of course, check out this month's YouTube Channel Profile on dfunker76's Kewadin Casino concert video channel in the post below this one! Tonight's post features SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for TOMORROW NIGHT, along with news on a limited edition EP to be sold at one, and another huge new concert next month, so here's what you need to know!

As previously referenced on here, local grunge quartet Haggith will be playing in the gymnasium at Sault College TOMORROW as part of the entertainment for this year's Relay For Life cancer fundraising event! I originally hesitated to plug it as a full concert though because I believed you needed to be a registered relay participant to attend, but according to Haggith's Facebook page earlier today, you can get in by donation, so we'll call it on here for sure now (and apologies for the short notice!) The band's first concert in two months, Haggith will likely join at least one other act on the entertainment bill (identity unclear), but for the occasion, they'll be releasing a special limited edition EP named "For The Cause" tomorrow as well! Pictured on your right, the EP (the band's first of this length & fourth released album to date) will feature 5 songs from their forthcoming third studio album "Deuce" ("Clifton Hill", "Livin' It On The Run", "75", "Leon The Janitor", and "To Stay Alive") along with a live cover of Cheap Trick's "Reach Out", and the songs are radio edits with no swearing where necessary.

"For The Cause" will be available for $5 tomorrow, and all proceeds from sales of the EP will go to the Canadian Cancer Society, which is awesome of them! Now, if you can't make this show, all of the songs (minus the Cheap Trick cover) will be on their next full length album, and all of the originals (save "Livin' It On The Run") can be streamed in studio form on their YouTube channel, but if you're at the Relay For Life tomorrow, pick up "For The Cause"... for the cause! As for the show itself, Haggith will be playing two sets of covers and originals tomorrow in the Sault College gym (with no Outback, where else could they be?), there's definitely no age limits, entry is by donation, and a 7:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details on the relay itself (which raises tons of money yearly through donations, fundraiser campaigns, and the annual relay walk), visit the official Facebook event page! It's great to see Haggith supporting such a great cause & event, and hopefully they make a big impression on Saturday!

If you can, bring donations and support cancer research tomorrow and pick up Haggith's limited edition EP, which likely won't be available for long after tomorrow! For a preview, here's the guys playing "Livin' It On The Run" last fall!

Also in Saturday shows, according to a new Facebook event page, Sault Ontario hard rock quartet The Suicide Kings will be playing at The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW NIGHT! The upcoming Rockstar Bar Battle of the Bands competitors are hyping this as a "surprise show", as they're replacing the previously scheduled Peterborough rock band Thrill of Illusion on short notice tomorrow night, due to their apparent drop-out of tomorrow's concert. My source is Suicide Kings bassist Mitch Sirie on the event page linked above. Solid replacement choice overall, and hopefully The Suicide Kings have a great set of hard rock covers and originals in store for what may be their last Rockstar Bar gig before the battle commences! I'd expect a cover charge in the $5 neighbourhood, you must be 19 to attend, and a 11:00 PM start time is advertised. Shame that Thrill of Illusion can't make it, as their alternative rock sound would have been great to hear here, but The Suicide Kings should fill in very well on short notice tomorrow night! For a preview, here's The Suicide Kings playing their original song "Into The Fray"!

Finally in new concerts, local metal bands will play support on April 13th when Montreal punk legends The Ripcordz come back to Sault Ontario! Last seen at The Speak Easy in August 2007, they've made a large name for themselves through relentless touring and numerous albums in their 30+ year existence, and they're definitely no strangers to Sault Ste. Marie through their travels! Though a large crowd hit The Speak Easy 6 years ago, the April 13th Ripcordz date will instead go down at The Algonquin Pub (downstairs from The Rockstar Bar) in the first metal/punk show there in almost 4 months, but which bands are bringing the metal? How about the long awaited return of Destroilet?! That's right, the local old school hardcore punk quintet will open for The Ripcordz next month, in what will be their first live concert since February 2011! Despite the long concert hiatus, these 5 local hardcore/punk veterans stayed together & busy with 2 CD releases, and you know they'll have a set full of chaotic originals and covers on the 13th! I couldn't tell you why it's taken 2 years for a new show of theirs, but I have a feeling things will work out just fine for Destroilet's return next month!

The other opening band will be local metal/punk quartet T-Rex Manning in their first show since "The Fiend Brigade" rocked The Canadian on March 1st, and their inclusion is a good one, given that singer/promoter J.D. Pearce & drummer Rick White (I think he's still in the fold) opened for The Ripcordz with Fitswitch's final full-time lineup in 2007! Very fitting choice, and they should add a great element to the proceedings downstairs at The Algonquin Pub on April 13th! Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at The Algonquin Hotel, The Rad Zone, and Case's Music, as well as from members of the local opening bands. Unlike the 2007 show, there is a 19+ age limit, and the listed start time is 9:00 PM for this Saturday nighter. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! This should be a can't miss concert, if what I've heard from The Ripcordz' last show here was any indication! I missed the 2007 date, but I don't plan on missing this one, so of course, stay tuned for concert updates as they roll in! How can you go wrong with Canadian punk legends & local metal favourites?

That's definitely all for today, but stay tuned tomorrow for previews of the Trapt/Hinder and Soul Killing Female/AlgomA concerts on Sunday night, along with maybe some more news! Thanks everyone!

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