Thursday, October 3, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Caveman Morrison & Lucky 13) & This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

Today's post is 100% devoted to this weekend's metal & hard rock concert previews in the Sault Ste. Marie area, with a handful of mostly cover bands hitting the scene through Saturday night on both sides of the border. We'll start with some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for Sault Ontario, so read on for the previews for these upcoming shows!

Local metal cover trio Caveman Morrison will return to The Roosevelt Hotel TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT for another weekend of hard rock & metal hits! Apologies for the short notice, these shows were only just announced on Tuesday. These will be their first Rosie concerts since July, and come under a month after their most recent gigs at The Water Tower Pub, so if you've missed Tym & company's wide ranging cover tunes, you should take note of this weekend's gigs! Both tomorrow & Saturday's shows have 19+ age limits, no announced cover charge, and a 10:00 PM start time, so for more details, visit the official Facebook event page! It's great to see Caveman Morrison back for some more gigs, flowing with their recent general trend of playing live one weekend a month, and their metal & hard rock renditions should be as proficient and fun as ever, so be at The Rosie this weekend to catch it all! For a preview, here's Caveman Morrison covering a Neil Young classic at The Roosevelt Hotel!

Also in newer show announcements, local alternative hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will head back to The Rockstar Bar for a one night only gig THIS SATURDAY! Apologies for the short notice, this show was only just announced by the venue on Monday. Oddly described as a "rare appearance" on the official Facebook event page despite only last playing live in August (and with their Ray Brown benefit set coming next week), there's no Friday gig due to The Rockstar Bar hosting a Thin Ice concert tomorrow night. Featuring Aftersight, Wishbone, Turner Up, and Gully Yodelers alumni, this talented veteran quartet should be raring to put in another gritty and appealing set of 1990s and newer alternative rock covers, so if you've missed them, you know where to be on Saturday! I'd expect a cover charge of around $5 for this show, along with a 19+ age limit, and everything should start at around 10:00 PM. For more details, check the above links! "Rare" or not, it's nice to see Lucky 13 bringing their unique cover sets back to the stage this Saturday, so keep it in mind, and for a preview, here they are at Toystock last year!

Now to the previously announced regional metal/hard rock concerts in the region (all across the river), starting with the return of Kinross hard rockers Banned to Dondee Lanes in Sault Michigan TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Announced on their Facebook page last month, these are currently this prolific regional band's only announced concerts of the entire month, and will be their first Dondee "jobs" in almost 7 months, but fresh off of their Grand Rapids shows, Alex, Don, and company should be riding high! I will note however that Banned have not posted anything on Facebook since this weekend's shows were announced on September 15th, but I have heard nothing negative relating to anything relating to Banned or this show since, so I wouldn't be too worried. Both tomorrow & Saturday's shows have early start times of 8:00 PM, along with 21+ age limits and no announced cover charges. For more details, visit the above links! This should be another fun weekend of originals and covers from this diverse local band, so head to the Dondee for Banned tomorrow or Saturday, and for a preview, here's the guys live in Charlevoix in August!

Finally for the weekend hard rock concerts (barring any late notice announcements), Sault Michigan modern hard rock cover quintet RamWagon will return to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT themselves! Though these are among the dates that RamWagon picked up from the now defunct Sir Charge, this newer local band will continue to carve their own path with these latest shows, and with a lineup featuring Monkey's Uncle and Highest of Fives alumni, you know the talent's there! Admission for these shows should be free, a 21+ age limit is likely, and a start time of 9:00 PM should be in effect. For more details, visit the above links! RamWagon should deliver some fun hard rocking times this weekend in St. Ignace, so if you're up for a drive or live in the area, head to the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino this weekend to check them out! For a preview, here's the guys at LemmaFest earlier this year!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes by this weekend! Thanks everyone!

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