It's now time to preview the weekend's slate of regional metal/hard rock concerts, and before anyone asks, our preview of Sunday night's Haggith show at The New A will likely be in our next news post, as I don't want to make this post too long. For now, here's what you should know for concerts tomorrow & Saturday night on both sides of the border, including a few notable out of town bands, and some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS!
After 7 months away from the region, Marquette hard rock quartet Nudge will finally return to The Satisfied Frog in Sault Michigan TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, these shows were only announced on their Facebook page on Monday, and I held them until now to avoid a redundant double post in a few days time. Last seen locally in April, these shows will be business as usual despite the wait, with the full Nudge show rocking The Frog all weekend, as preceded by the return of frontman Danzo McCracken's acoustic solo sets there yesterday and tonight, so keep that in mind for a softer and more intimate experience! Nudge's entertaining modern hard rock show is great to have back in the Soo this weekend, and it has definitely been too long, so keep it in mind for your weekend plans! There's no announced admission price, a 9:00 PM start time is likely, and you must be 21 to attend. Check the above links for more details, hopefully we're not waiting another 7 months for the next Nudge shows, and for a preview, here's Nudge covering Drowning Pool's "Bodies" in Skanee!
We'll shift to Sault Ontario for the Friday-only hard rock shows this weekend next, starting with Saskatoon/Vancouver hard rock quartet One Bad Son, who will hit The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW NIGHT as openers for Toronto rock supergroup Crash Karma, who are making their second local appearance! As you may remember, Crash Karma (featuring Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, I Mother Earth, and Zygote alumni) played the Soo three years ago at The Canadian Nightclub, and given their experience, talent, and past successes in older bands, you know they'll impress once again! However, like their 2010 show with Desperate Union, Crash Karma have a heavier opening band this time, as One Bad Son have a solid southern rock-tinged sound that brings some fun aggression and excitement to the stage, so don't show up late to miss them! Tickets are $12 in advance at The Rockstar Bar/Algonquin Hotel or at The Rad Zone, while they'll be $16 at the door. This event is 19+, and doors will open at 9:00 PM. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page!
It's great to have Crash Karma back, as you know they'll be familiar and very talented, but if you want something a little heavier, be at The Rockstar Bar early for One Bad Son tomorrow night, and hopefully this show's a huge hit! For a preview, here's a full One Bad Son set from March of this year!
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will apparently continue his successful run of regular dates at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill on Trunk Road with yet another solo acoustic gig! I will note that while Tym confirmed this show with me in a Facebook conversation earlier this month, a Facebook event page or public acknowledgement from him on the show has yet to be made, so there is a possibility it's not happening. If I hear that Tym's not playing at The Roadhouse this week, I'll try and update this post! If he is, prepare for an entertaining evening of hard rock and metal covers in an unplugged setting, and you know Tym has the talent and experience to keep things interesting, so keep it in mind for tomorrow! Admission should be free, you must be 19 to attend, and there will be a start time of around 10:00 PM if the show is indeed on. Head to The Roadhouse tomorrow night if all is still official for some acoustic hard rock covers, and for a preview, here's Tym covering Extreme's "More Than Words" with special guest Luke LeBlanc a few years back!
Finally for the known local hard rock concerts this weekend, Charlevoix, Michigan classic metal trio Peril will make their long awaited return to the Eastern Upper Peninsula TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT when they rock The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino! Last seen in the region in June (and in St. Ignace in February), this skilled veteran band will be making their last announced E.U.P. stops of 2013 this weekend, barring any December announcements. With frontman Jeff Hudson's more recently active bands Audio Circus and Scarkazm not regulars for area concerts, it's always nice to have Peril's cover attack back, so if you're not seeing Nudge at The Frog, you have options! There's no announced cover charge at The Northern Pines Lounge this weekend, you must be 21 to attend, and a 9:00 PM-ish start time is likely. For more details, check the above links! Peril should rock as usual this weekend, so don't miss out, and for a preview, here's a new video find of Peril covering Theory of a Deadman, Poison, Deep Purple, and Linkin Park in Vanderbilt last year!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for last month's poll results & this month's new poll on the SMS TOMORROW! Thanks everyone!