Thursday, September 5, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Tym Morrison & Plastic), Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

Kepeing our recent streak of middle of the night posts going, today's mostly focuses on weekend concert previews, but we have LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS tied to most of them, including some short notice ones, and some recent feature post updates, so read on below to learn more, starting with some new shows for the next few days!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has announced two solo acoustic gigs for this weekend, including yet another Friday nighter at The Road House Bar & Grill TOMORROW NIGHT and a rare solo show at The Roosevelt Hotel THIS SATURDAY! Apologies for the short notice, the Rosie concert was only just announced yesterday, and I held the other one to avoid redundantly plugging it twice in a few days. Tomorrow's concert continues his recent regular run at the Trunk Road tavern, while Saturday's stop at The Rosie will replace what was originally going to be a full Caveman Morrison concert, but as they haven't found a new bassist to replace James White yet, Tym has taken over the Saturday booking to instead play his unplugged cover set. Should be an entertaining weekend regardless, and Tym's prolific acoustic sets are bound to entertain whether you're in the East or West End this weekend! Both shows have 10:00 PM start times and 19+ age limits, and neither have announced cover charges. For more details, click here & here!

Tym's solo gigs are always an entertaining time, so don't miss his unplugged metal/hard rock covers this weekend at either The Road House TOMORROW or The Rosie on SATURDAY, and for a preview, here he is covering Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" in concert!

Also in new concerts, new Sault Michigan hard rock trio Plastic have confirmed their third local concert date, as they'll make their Merchant's Bar debut on September 27th! This (along with their newly confirmed Alpena gig in October) was previously announced on drummer Paul Burns' solo Facebook page last month, but there was no direct indication of what band was playing it until Sunday. Hard at work with new concert bookings and song postings (including new original demos "Muffin Man/Parasitic Greed" & "Plant The Seed" at their Facebook page), the new shows join their second live gig (and Rudyard debut) THIS SATURDAY at Dan's Place, so we'll preview that show now as well! With two regional dates lined up for this month, look out for a varied blend of heavier and alternative originals & covers from Zac, Nick, and Paul at a venue near you, including at Dan's Place on Saturday! Admission prices for both this weekend's show and their gig at The Merch on the 27th haven't been publicized, but both have 9:00 PM start times and 21+ age limits.

For more details, click here and here! Plastic's new songs are very different, with "Muffin Man/Parasitic Greed" taking on a gritty sludge metal sound, and "Plant the Seed" taking on more of a classic southern rock vibe, but their cover selection indicated such a spread, and there's still lots of aggression to go around! Hopefully both shows go great, and don't miss them in Rudyard THIS SATURDAY! For a preview, here's the guys covering The Misfits' "Vampira" at LemmaFest!

Lastly for the known heavier concerts this weekend, newer local hard rock quintet RamWagon will make their first ever stops at The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! As you may remember, these shows were among those originally scheduled for the now defunct Sir Charge before their breakup, but luckily, RamWagon (featuring Sir Charge's Nathan Switzer) picked up their gigs afterward, so we'll still get some quality covers from one of his bands this weekend! This talented band will be on at around 9:00 PM tomorrow & Saturday, you must be 21 to attend, and there's no cover charge for either night. For more details, check the above links! RamWagon have been impressing in recent months with their classic & modern rock covers, so don't miss out on their Rapids Lounge debuts this weekend, and in lieu of an embeddable preview video, click here for their unembeddable cover of Cameo's "Word Up"!

Finally for today, here's some updates to a few of our monthly feature posts in our Defunct Local Band & YouTube Channel Profile Series (MySpace changes/deletions and YouTube video expansions aside!) In our profile on Devastation of the Heavens, I replaced Operation: Killdozer with Jack Spades to freshen up bassist Justin Lam's other band work, and I made a similar addition to our Faithless Sin profile to add bassist Ryan Gratton's new band Chronic Demonic. In our YouTube Channel Profile on Elements of Madness' channel, I amended the info to note that the band is now inactive, while I added hoopy31's latest local concert upload (of Shinedown playing "Simple Man" at least month's Kewadin Casino concert) to his channel's profile, as he now has 2 local hard rock concert videos there. I also noted that while his channel doesn't have a 50% concentration of local videos anymore (4 of hoopy31's 6 current videos are from a Detroit-area metal show), I'm not going to change history and remove it from the site, as it had 100% local hard rock videos (albeit just one total) at the time we chose it. Stay tuned for more updates in the YouTube series soon!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post hopefully tomorrow, including a long awaited local debut from a newer local band! Thanks everyone!

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