Thursday, September 26, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (The Danger Cats & The Thrill Junkies), Sault Ontario Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

Now, let's tackle this weekend's local metal/hard rock concert previews! Due to the amount, I've broken them up between the Twin Saults, so an all Sault Michigan preview post is on it's way tomorrow morning. As for today, we have a few other assorted news items at the bottom, but first, let's preview the Sault Ontario hard rock shows this weekend, including some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, so here's what you need to know!

New local hard rock/punk quartet The Danger Cats will play their second ever live concert TOMORROW NIGHT at The Speak Easy at Algoma University! Apologies for the short notice, this was only briefly announced on their Facebook page on Tuesday, with research and some direct word filling in the gaps. The first Speak Easy gig we've had on here in quite a while, this will apparently be a part of an annual video game pub being held by the Anime & Gamers Guild of Algoma tomorrow night (disregard references to it being a "Traffic Light Pub" on Algoma University's website), so attendees are encouraged to wear video game costumes and play games on systems and TVs set up in the bar. From what I've been told, The Danger Cats will be dressed up at Super Mario Bros. characters to fit the theme, and hopefully tomorrow's show is a unique hit on their early resume! Admission will be $3 in advance or $5 at the door, a 9-10:00 PM start time for their set seems logical, and while I assume this is 19+, the university might allow underagers with student ID entry too.

Check the above links for more details, and best of luck for sure tomorrow, as this is definitely a different sort of event, but The Danger Cats' all female edge should benefit them at the pub! For a preview, here's a (now embeddable) Facebook video of their cover of Gary Glitter/Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me" at The Algonquin Pub earlier this month! Though shot & posted by Haggith drummer Mike Haggith onto his personal Facebook page, he shared it on the band's Facebook page, so it's fair game. Solid performance of one of their later and stronger songs, though the side angle and video quality aren't optimal. Don't miss The Danger Cats at The Speak Easy tomorrow!

Also in new concerts this weekend, classic hard rock quintet (and Turner Up successors) The Thrill Junkies will make their first stops at Docks Riverfront Grill TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT for a full weekend of rocking tunes! Apologies for the short notice, the Facebook event page for this show was only just posted on Tuesday, so I held it for our concert preview posts. Fresh off their generally successful Roosevelt Hotel debuts last weekend, these latest shows mark our first concert alerts for Docks since the spring, so it's great to see this upscale downtown venue bringing back harder edged bands! The Thrill Junkies have been making waves since their local debut, so don't miss this veteran quintet's diverse but heavy cover selection at Docks this weekend! Admission should be in the $4 range for both nights, which have 19+ age limits and 10:00 PM start times. Check the above links for more details, and when videos turn up of their live shows to further preview The Thrill Junkies with, we'll have them here!

Now to the only previously announced hard rock concert of the weekend, as Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will once again bring his unplugged solo show to The Road House Bar & Grill on Trunk Road TOMORROW NIGHT! We first heard about this show a couple weeks ago in a Facebook e-mail from Tym himself, but he only just launched it's Facebook event page yesterday, keeping with his usual couple days buffer between it's posting and the actual event. Tomorrow's concert is the same as usual for Tym's non-customer appreciation gigs at this East End venue, so if you want to enjoy some metal & hard rock covers in an acoustic and more intimate setting, you know exactly where to be tomorrow! There's no announced cover charge for this 19+ event, and a 10:00 PM start time is in effect. For more details, visit the above links! With shows for October still unknown, don't miss Tym's latest unplugged solo show at The Road House tomorrow night, and for a preview, here's his cover of Extreme's "More Than Words" with ex-Half Past frontman Luke LeBlanc!

Finally for today, here's three shorter assorted stories from the last little while, and these are in alphabetical order by artist name:

  • Former J.A.B. guitarist Gerald McKinnon is looking for a lead guitarist to complete an alternative rock band he's started. Candidates must have professional gear and past music experience. This could be for a heavier project, but if you're interested, message Gerald at this link or via his post on the Musicians Wanted Facebook group from last week!
  • Skeyes of Seven drummer Jonny Amendola is ready to play live concerts again following his open heart surgery for a leaking heart valve last month, as his other band (pop rock cover band Cherry Crush) will return to the stage after a few months off this weekend at The Rockstar Bar, though no word yet on when Skeyes of Seven will play live next. Awesome news, and hopefully Jonny's feeling good and back to normal after that health scare!
  • Shit Liver singer/guitarist Josh Penno quietly moved to Toronto earlier this month, as announced on his personal Facebook page the other day. From what I have read, this is not a death knell for the band, and there are future plans in store, but we'll have to see what that entails when they're publically announced. Either way, best of luck to Josh in Toronto, and keep on rocking!

That's all for today, but stay tuned tomorrow for Sault Michigan weekend concert previews and more! Thanks everyone!

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