Apologies for this being a day late given one of the big stories within, but let's make up lost ground! Today, we have a HUGE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for this summer,, some more new shows for this month, and some new YouTube uploads, so read on below for what you need to know!
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's weekly concert arrangement at The Harp Bar & Grill will continue throughout this month for another 4 installments, though not all on Friday. As recently announced on the calendar on his website, he'll return to this Pine Street pub THIS SATURDAY and next Saturday (February 8th & 15th), before returning to his normal Friday night placement on February 21st and 28th. A reason for the two week shift to Saturdays hasn't been announced, but given that it appears to be temporary, I'd assume a scheduling conflict is likely to blame. Regardless of day, Tym's entertaining acoustic metal & hard rock will be welcomed in his tenth-thirteenth weekly shows at the former Madison's Pub, and remember, all four nights double as jam/open mic nights if you're up to perform! Admission is likely free for each night this month, you must be 19 to attend, and each has start times of around 10:00 PM. Check the above links for more details, and stay tuned for more later this week!
Next up, we have a huge headlining show in June to announce, as Seattle hard rock legends Heart are coming to... The Essar Centre?! Yes, for the first time in almost 4 years (unless you count the ZZ Top show), a heavier headlining band is coming to Sault Ontario's downtown arena, and Heart should deliver a great show in the midst of their Rockin' Heaven tour of Canada when they rock the Soo on Friday, June 20th! Led by Ann & Nancy Wilson, you should be familiar with Heart from classic songs like "Barracuda", "Alone", and "Tell It Like It Is", and while their often hard rocking originals should bring in plenty of fans, this concert will be closed with a special 30 minute tribute to Led Zeppelin, where Heart will be joined by Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's son Jason Bonham (ex-Foreigner) in what I've heard is a great closer, so don't miss out on any of this action! Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY for between $44.50 (for upper bowl seating) and $89.50 (for the floor), but click here for full details on that front before Friday, with tickets available online at this link or at the arena box office.
This is an ALL AGES event, and an 8:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, check the above links and SooToday's coverage of the announcement from yesterday! This is huge news (if a long time coming), and hopefully the Heart show in June is a great success to encourage some more hard rock bands to play at the arena! We got a decent amount in the early 2000s after it opened, but things have been generally quiet for too long, so hopefully this will help shift the tide! Stay tuned for updates as they roll in, and GET YOUR TICKETS ON FRIDAY!!
We'll close today with new videos, including some new YouTube song uploads by local goregrind solo project Crucify The Whore! The band led by Tyler "Ringsnaps" Gibson uploaded three videos to their label Blood Shed Productions' YouTube channel earlier today, including a remastered live version of "Bunk, Shake, and Headache" and two brand new tracks named "Batch Cones" & (as embedded below) "Hallway of Auditory Hallucinations". Presumably to be featured on their upcoming full length disc "Welcome To Earth", the former is just 6 seconds long on purpose, while the latter is a full song with samples and enough grind action to satisfy existing C.T.W. fans! Note that recent indications on their Facebook page have indicated that "Welcome To Earth" will likely be delayed, which he connected to some personal reasons in a recent personal posting, but hopefully things resume before too long, as the ambition and talent are there! Check out "Hallway of Auditory Hallucinations" below, and hear more above!
Finally for today, Theatre of Night keyboardist Craig Harrison has posted a new solo performance video onto his YouTube channel! His first solo clip in 4 months, this is of an original composition named "Ida's Song", though no word yet on if this is for a Theatre of Night song or not. Heavily filtered in a similar way to some of his old band End of Existence's videos, this is a well played track, but fans of Craig's heavier Sault Michigan-area band work might not take to it the same. Check out "Ida's Song" below, and note that Theatre of Night's Facebook page said "...Almost Done..." along with pictures of recording sessions on January 30th, so are we close to a new CD release? Looks like it, but stay tuned for details!
That's all for today, but stay tuned by Thursday for this weekend's concert previews, including the first installment of Heavy Thursdays at The Rosie! Thanks everyone!