In our second post of the day, we're completing our weekend concert previews with a look at the upcoming slate of Sault Ontario metal/hard rock concerts (including a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT), plus a new song upload from a local band, so read on below for what you need to know, and get caught up on Sault Michigan weekend concert previews in the post below this one!
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will return to The Road House Bar & Grill TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, Tym only found about the gig himself just last night. Once a very common venue for his acoustic solo shows, this will be just his second solo concert at this Trunk Road venue since May, and it'll be nice to see him back in the East End with his diverse blend of hard rock and metal covers in a more intimate setting! There's no announced cover charge for tomorrow's 10:00 PM concert, and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Despite the late notice, this should be another solid acoustic night from Tym Morrison, so if you're up for some unplugged metal & hard rock covers, head to The Road House TOMORROW to enjoy the action! For a preview, here's Tym covering Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" at Bossy's last year!
The rest of our previews mostly revolve around this weekend's Ride For Sight, the annual motorcycle rally on Saturday to raise money and awareness for blindness, which is now in it's second year for the Sault Ste. Marie installment (click here for a full itinerary and schedule for the rally and related events, including how you can register or donate.) Contrary to what I said when we first plugged the Ride For Sight entertainment, the live musical entertainment WILL be spread between two locations, as Toronto based Bon Jovi tribute band Crush will be playing outside of The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM, NOT at the event's host site (more on there in a second, and my apologies for any confusion!) Their set will take place as early as 12:00 PM on Saturday as the rally arrives at the Bushplane Museum for a barbeque lunch, motorcycle show, and some Bon Jovi classics, so if you're downtown on Saturday keep it in mind! Crush won't go far though after the rally continues, as they'll also be playing a separate concert just seconds away at The Rockstar Bar that night, so if you're more comfortable with a typical night show at a familiar bar, keep that in mind instead!
There's no admission cost or age limit announced for Crush's Ride For Sight set on Saturday afternoon, while the Rockstar Bar gig that night is definitely a 19+ gig with a 10:00 PM-ish start time, and tickets are $7 in advance at The Algonquin Hotel's front desk, or $10 at the door. For more details, check the above links (and for the record, the announced Crush show last Halloween didn't take place, this is being promoted as their local debut.) Crush have a reliable and convincing take on Bon Jovi's hits, so don't miss Saturday's shows for some hair metal tribute action, and for a preview, here they are playing "Living On A Prayer"!
Speaking of Ride For Sight, the event's host location this year has shifted from The Roberta Bondar Pavilion to Searchmont Resort, but if you're up for a trip north for some live music, you'll see the long awaited return of classic hard rock quintet That's Chester, who are returning from an 8 month breakup for their first live concert since last year's Ride For Sight! They'll be among at least three acts on Saturday night, joining local country musician Lorrie Bolduc (who played last year's Ride For Sight with her then-band High Road) and newer blues rock band The Shuffle Prophets, though a performance order isn't clearly stated (my source for the other acts is That's Chester's Facebook page.) The live bands follow the dinner and awards presenatations at Searchmont at 8:00 PM, though I don't know if there's admission costs or age limits to see just the bands. Check the above links for more details! It's great to see That's Chester reunited and ready to rock once again, and hopefully Ride For Sight serves as a good warm-up before their Rotaryfest return next weekend! For a preview, here's That's Chester covering Deep Purple's "Highway Star" in 2010!
We'll close today by covering the most recent video/song uploads from local grind/gore label/studio Blood Shed Productions! Among their more recent non-rap postings are a 10 second song named "There Is No God" by Tomgrindy, at least one more Crucify The Whore track with a controversial title, and this new song that's basically a collaboration between Brutaly Fatal's Austin McRae and Crucify The Whore's Ringsnaps Gibson. Named "Grandpa Grind", it features Austin on bass and Ringsnaps on drums (I assume), and it's solid enough, mainly because it takes more after Austin's Brutaly Fatal work, though there is some C.T.W.-esque pig squealing late. Again, there's moments of promise that I'd like to see expanded on beyond minimalistic studio work, but if you're up for some bass & drums grindcore, check out the new Brutaly Fatal song below!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for some big news TOMORROW, including a new local band! Thanks everyone!