We're finally back with a new news post after a quiet weekend, as we're devoting this freezing Monday to LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS! A few respected hard rock cover bands have some new concerts advertised, along with a very cool all ages metal show at The Oddfellows Hall later this month, so read on below for what you need to know on the current concert schedule!
Local alternative/hard rock quartet Lucky 13 will take the stage for the first time of the new year THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY at Docks Riverfront Grill! Note that the band has yet to officially confirm these dates, but they are listed on Docks' website's schedule,
among other dates that we'll touch on in the next while from other
local talent. Last seen at The Rockstar Bar early last month, this
weekend's shows will be Lucky 13's first at Docks (unless I've missed
any unannounced dates), and it'll be good to see this union of
Aftersight, Throwbacks, and Gully Yodelers alumni back at it with their
usual high energy covers to kick off 2014! These likely 10:00 PM shows
have 19+ cover charges, and according to the schedule above, Docks has
scrapped cover charges in recent months, so there is NO COVER this
weekend! Stay tuned for updates from the Lucky 13 camp as we hear them
(and our previews closer to Friday), and hopefully this weekend's shows
keep up their usual talents!
Glitch will play their first local concert date of 2014 when they return to The Rockstar Bar THIS SATURDAY! Their first live appearance in almost a month, the event was just announced by guitarist Marco Pedalino on their Facebook group
yesterday. A favourite sight at The Rockstar Bar since their debut last
fall, look for a varied but often heavy selection of classic songs from
this union of Sneaky Pete, Lion Ride, and Tripod The Dog members, so
keep their first show of 2014 in mind for this weekend! A $5 cover
charge is likely for this 19+ event, and a 10:00 PM start time should be
expected. For more details, check the above links! Though their focus
on The Rockstar Bar for all of their solo gigs is still somewhat
surprising, it's been a great venue for Glitch since their debut, so
take in another entertaining night of music from them on Saturday night,
and if there's any updates, we'll have them here!
Heavy North Entertainment are indeed bringing North Bay extreme metal trio TheKillingField
back to the Soo for their first official concert, which goes down at
The Oddfellows Hall on Friday, January 24th! Last seen locally at the
33rd Roosevelt Hotel metal night in September 2011 (and their first Oddfellows appearance since opening for Cattle Decapitation in 2009),
it's been way too long for TheKillingField's brutal and technical
originals to grace the Soo, and knowing how many fans they've made here,
they should pick up right where they left off in just under three
weeks! Joining them are fellow North Bay standouts Buried Out Back
(featuring ex-Empyrean Plague guitarist Dave Strba), who you may
remember as one of the openers at Hallows Die's June 2012 show at The
Canadian. Their death metal sound should be right at home with the local
crowd on the 24th, so be sure not to miss their second local date! Like
the pre-H.N.E. Devil's Night show at The Oddfellows Hall, an extensive
band roster is slotted for this ALL AGES show, so what locals can be
the band lineup is subject to change, TheKillingField will headline at
midnight on the 24th with Buried Out Back at 11:00 PM, and while the
10:00 PM slot is currently vacant, bands like AlgomA and Brutaly Fatal
have expressed interest in filling it (we'll keep you guys posted!) The
9:15 PM slot currently belongs to local thrash quartet Pillory
in what would be their first show since last summer, their Oddfellows
Hall debut, and (I assume) their first show with a full lineup since
their debut in November 2012. Great to see Pillory back at it, hopefully
they have copies of their EP for sale too! Local death metal standouts The Bear Hunters (who have opened for both of the headliners) are slotted at 8:10 PM, while Blood Shed Productions goregrind duo Rotopsy are slotted at 7:30 PM for their second live appearance. Newer local funk/metal trio The Strange Coyotes will return to the site of their inception at 6:45 PM, with the lineup rounded out by new classic metal quartet Project 421's second show and Oddfellows debut at 6:00 PM, and Strange Coyotes singer/guitarist Chase Wigmore opening with a solo set at 5:15 PM.
ALL AGES concert will have a door opening time of 5:00 PM, and while
admission will be $12 at the door, advance ticket information is
forthcoming. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page!
It's great to see Tyler delivering with a big concert out of the gate,
and hopefully there's a good turnout to begin Heavy North
Entertainment's local run! Stay tuned for updates on the last band slot,
advance tickets, and more as we hear them!
will return to Docks Riverfront Grill themselves on February 7th &
8th for their second & third announced dates of the new year! Like with the aforementioned Lucky 13 dates this weekend, Stiffler's Mom
have yet to officially confirm these dates, though they are confirmed
through Docks' official website, so visit the above links for that source. To be their first Docks shows in 2 months, it'll be great to see this favourite veteran outfit back at this popular Foster Drive venue next month, so don't miss their often heavy and well mixed cover tunes at Docks next month!
As with the Lucky 13 shows, expect a 10:00 PM-ish start time, NO COVER,
and a 19+ age limit. Check the above links for more details, and stay
tuned for more from both Stiffler's Mom, and some more February Docks
hard rock shows with their own Stiffler's Mom connections!
That's all for today, but stay tuned soon for more new Docks concert announcements, and more updates! Thanks everyone!