In what's likely our last weekend concert preview post of September 2013, we're focusing on Sault Michigan only today, including some new videos from a major recent concert across the river! As usual, read on below for all the details, starting with the show previews for this weekend!
Plastic's newest concert, which sees them debut at The Merchant's Bar in Sault Michigan TONIGHT! Their only upcoming local concert date scheduled at present (though they're playing all over Michigan and even in Wisconsin through early December), the band featuring Half Stupid, Cherubic Red, and Hammerspace alumni are hyping "lots of fun stuff up our little sleeves" for tonight's show, so if you're in the mood for a mix of grunge, alternative, and hard rock covers & originals, be at The Merch tonight! There's no announced cover charge for this 21+ show, and there's a 9:00 PM start time advertised. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Even if Plastic's announced opening set for The Misfits in Detroit had to be called off (for financial reasons), the guys are on a surprisingly fast rise & spread in the region, and if there's no other local dates imminent, hopefully this satiates fans well! For a preview, here's Plastic covering Black Flag's "Can't Decide" at LemmaFest!
Lastly for this weekend's heavier concert previews (barring any late notice ones), local modern hard rock quintet RamWagon will return to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT for their second ever concert weekend at this popular local venue! Their only 2013 Sault Kewadin dates that weren't picked up from the now defunct Sir Charge, this rising local band (featuring 4 ex-members each of Full Throttle and Analog Deficiency) should have two nights full of diverse covers for their fans and revelers at The Rapids Lounge, so don't miss out on their latest regional concerts this weekend! Both have no announced cover charge, both are 21+ events, and both should start at around 9:00 PM. For more details, visit the above links! These should be solid concerts, so don't miss them, and for a preview, here's RamWagon's only known online video, a cover of Cameo's "Word Up" from LemmaFest that we can only now share here thanks to Facebook now allowing external video embedding!
Night Ranger concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino from this past Sunday night! We'll start with new videos from YouTube user Chuck G. (a.k.a. Goblue610), who posted four clips from the show onto his YouTube channel yesterday, joining prior uploads from the most recent Tesla concert across the river. Two are of opener John Waite playing his solo hit "Missing You" and covering his old band The Babys' "Every Time I Think Of You", but the Night Ranger videos are of "Sister Christian" (of course) and, as embedded below, "(You Can Still) Rock In America"! Though this is one of the heaviest Night Ranger videos I've seen from the show, the quality suffers on each thanks to choppy video movements and staticy audio (plus, the video below isn't complete.) Chuck had a great angle though, and the lighting's bright, so give his videos from Sunday night a look above & below!
As for the other videos, these come from YouTube user Sharon SanAngelo's channel again, who we previously mentioned the Night Ranger videos of on Wednesday. As I alluded to then, she also filmed 6 videos of John Waite's opening set, including "Missing You" and four Babys covers, so if you like that band, there you go! That said, the songs from his set don't tend to stray into hard rock territory (unless there was a Bad English cover that I missed) but fans did get at least one taste when he covered Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" on Sunday! He can pull it off, and the quality's good, but the problem is that the video's only 28 seconds long. Enjoy what Sharon did film though below and at the above links, and hopefully someone got this in full!
That's all for now, but stay tuned either tonight or tomorrow as we start clearing out a lot of stockpiled news stories that have gathered over the past week! Thanks everyone!