Happy Halloween, everyone! Before we post our review of last night's Devil's Night all ages show at The Oddfellows Hall (the video uploads are likely gonna take a while), we have previews of this weekend's known & verified hard rock/metal concerts in the Twin Saults, and therefore, the first of November 2013! Note that while I know some bars in the area are doing late Halloween events tomorrow, none of the concerts we're previewing have an explicit seasonal theme, so be wary if you want to wear a costume. We also have a new Ripcordz video to cap off this post, but let's start with the only verified hard rock concert in Sault Ontario this weekend!
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will make his debut at The Harp Pub & Grill TOMORROW NIGHT! A rare solo concert outside of The Roadhouse Bar & Grill (at least in recent months), you may remember that The Harp (at 701 Pine Street in the Food Basics plaza) used to be Madison's Pub until renovating and shifting to an Irish theme this summer, so Tym is both the first non-open mic performer of a hard rock vein at The Harp, and the first at this location since 2009. Aside from the central venue, Tym's show should be business as usual tomorrow night, with his diverse selection of unplugged covers (including many metal/hard rock classics) sure to entertain fans and Harp regulars! There's no announced cover charge, you must be 19 to attend, and a 10:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Though I'm fairly certain that The Harp is acoustic-centric (like the new Coch's Corner), it's good to see some metal back at the former Madison's, even in this form, and hopefully Tym knocks it out of the park again! For a preview, here's Tym covering Heart's "Alone!
Switching to Sault Michigan for the rest of our previews, we'll start at Dan's Place in nearby Rudyard, Michigan, where Kinross classic hard rockers Banned will return to the stage TOMORROW NIGHT! Fresh off of their Halloween weekend set in Gould City (and a more local solo date for Alex Traynor in Pickford), this will be Banned first date within an hour of the Soo since playing at Dondee Lanes on October 4th & 5th, and their first in Rudyard in three months, so if you've missed Alex and company, keep tonight's show in mind for some entertaining covers and originals! Still curious as to why they no longer list their lineup on Facebook, is there more member turnover than we would assume? Tomorrow's show (which is about a half hour between the Soo and St. Ignace) goes down at 9:00 PM, there's no announced cover charge, and you must be 21 to attend. For more details, click here! Hopefully tomorrow's concert goes well, and hopefully we'll hear more on Banned's current lineup (and get some more videos) in the coming months! For a preview, here they are playing their song "Deadbeat Dog" in Charlevoix!
Finally for the previews, Sault Michigan modern hard rock cover quintet RamWagon will play at The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT for the third time! One of the various late 2013 concert weekends picked up from guitarist Nathan Switzer's now-defunct other band Sir Charge, this should be another entertaining weekend of heavier covers from this newer local band (featuring alumni of The Highest of Fives, Monkey's Uncle, and Full Throttle), so don't miss their sets this weekend in the Soo! There's no announced cover charge, both tomorrow & Saturday's shows should be 21+ events, and each should start at around 9:00 PM. For more details, check the above links! RamWagon have left a good early impression since their LemmaFest debut, and here's hoping they keep it up this weekend, so don't miss their return to the Sault Kewadin this weekend, and for a preview, here's the guys covering Cameo's "Word Up"!
Finally for today, here's a new video of Montreal hardcore punk legends The Ripcordz from their headlining set at The Roosevelt Hotel this past Thursday during J.D. Pearce's annual Halloween party! Filmed by ex-Chronic Demonic singer Sabrina Strange and shared on Destroilet's Facebook page last week, it focuses on the crowd moshing during two Ripcordz songs with little direct attention to the band, but this is a unique and neat angle to see the costumed moshers in full swing! Nice video, so give it a look below, and stay tuned for some new Destroilet videos in our next news post!
That's all for today, but stay tuned tomorrow for our review of last night's Bear Hunters-headlined all ages show at The Oddfellows Hall, with photos and videos ongoing for their uploads tonight! Thanks everyone!