In our first of two weekend concert previews for this weekend, we're focusing on just heavier Sault Ontario concerts going down tomorrow, with the Thrill Junkies' Roosevelt Hotel debuts coming in our next post along with the Sault Michigan previews, so it's not a snub! There's some big debuts and returns coming tomorrow, so read on below for our first of the previews!
A new local band named Glitch will make their live concert debut TOMORROW NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar! Apologies for the short notice, I held off to see if I could verify anything on their sound. Though currently without an online page, their lineup includes Sneaky Pete alumni Mike Oakley (presumably on vocals and drums) & bassist Sean Berlinguette, alongside guitarists Marco Pedalino (ex-Lion Ride) and Mark Oliverio (ex-Foothill Road/Boogie Fever.) Nothing concrete has been stated about their sound, but I'd be surprised if they didn't share similarities with Sneaky Pete's older work, so if you've missed them, head to The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW for a likely blend of hard rock covers! A $5-ish cover is likely for tomorrow's show, you must be 19 to attend, and a 10:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page!
It's great to see all four members playing in a local band again, and I have a feeling they'll have some great tunes and chemistry in store for their live debut, so keep it in mind for tomorrow night, and stay tuned in case any Glitch verification comes in!
Now to the previously announced concerts this weekend, starting with a big package of old school rock n' roll and grunge downstairs at The Algonquin Pub TOMORROW NIGHT! Briefly scheduled for The Canadian Nightclub (but moved before the flooding took place), tomorrow's concert will mark two band debuts, including the long awaited first live appearance of power/classic metal quartet The Hydra's Teeth! Essentially the successors to Late & Loud, this new band (featuring singer/guitarist Brendan Christie & bassist Benn Garside alongside ex-Sativa Rose guitarist Anthony Orazietti and ex-Startlefish drummer Roy Kreutzberger) should have a bunch of hard hitting originals in store for their debut, which has been well hyped, so don't miss the launch of this new band tomorrow! Local grunge/alternative quartet Haggith will return to The Algonquin themselves tomorrow with an entertaining set of their own (they're also providing sound and lighting), so be there to help continue their local momentum during the middle set!
Opening tomorrow's show is new local rock band The Danger Cats, who will immediately grab unique attention based on their all-female lineup (including singer Summer Snow-Leopard, guitarist Paula Panther, bassist Jamie Jaguar, and drummer/Lazer Queen alum Kate Kougar), but how do they sound, and what will they play? Come on down to The Algonquin to find out tomorrow! Doors open at 9:30 PM, you must be 19 to attend, and there is a $6 cover charge. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! With heavier bands on both floors of The Algonquin Hotel, it'll be tough to pick who to see tomorrow, and while I'll primarily be downstairs, I'll see if I can swing upstairs at least once to see Glitch in action! Either way, I hope to see you guys there, and for a preview of tomorrow's show, here's The Hydra's Teeth jamming their original song "The Circle"!
Finally for this installment, local hard rock cover quintet Griphook will end their two month break with a show TOMORROW NIGHT at The Nicolet Tavern! Last seen at Rotaryfest (The 7 Year Itch aside), and with their last Nicolet appearance coming in May, fans must be itching to see Jim, Brian, Dan, and Tony back on the local stage, and hopefully tomorrow's one night only concert helps set the tides in motion once again for their diverse heavier-leaning cover selection! Knowing their collective talents, this should be an entertaining night of music, so if you're not up for a trip to The Algonquin or The Rosie (more on that tomorrow), The Nic will serve you well! Admission should be free for this 19+ concert, and a 10:00 PM start time is advertised. It's always good to see these guys back at it, so don't bypass tomorrow's show if you can help it, and for a preview, here's Griphook covering Seether's "Country Song" at The Rosie earlier this year!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Sault Michigan previews (including the upcoming Night Ranger concert), plus this weekend's Thrill Junkie shows in Sault Ontario tomorrow! Thanks everyone!