Today, we're getting to this weekend's metal & hard rock concert previews on a fairly active weekend in Sault Ontario, including a CD release show (with new band confirmations) and much more, but first, here's a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for this weekend! (Updated on Friday at 7:00 PM)
Glitch will return to The Rockstar Bar for another concert THIS SATURDAY! Apologies for the short notice, this was only just announced via the official Facebook event page on Tuesday. Last seen three weeks ago in their debut at the OLG Casino, this will surprisingly be this veteran party outfit's first stop at The Algonquin since January, but it's still their most frequent local concert venue, and hopefully Mark, Mike, Marco, and Sean get a solid reception for their diverse and often heavy covers on Saturday night! Note however that this is a one night only gig due to the Jack Spades EP release show that we're touching on next. Admission is likely $5 for this 19+ show, and a 10:30 PM start time is in effect. For more details, visit the above links, don't miss Glitch's grand return to The Rockstar Bar, and for a preview, here's the guys rocking out at this same venue late last year!
Before that however, a well anticipated CD release show will take place at The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW NIGHT, when local punk/metal quintet Jack Spades will officially launch the physical copies of their debut EP "The First"! Though the digital release occurred last month, this will be your first chance to buy the album in a disc format, and that alone is pull enough for many fans to attend, so visit the band's official Facebook page for preview photos of the packaging and booklet for "The First"! There's a full lineup of opening acts scheduled as well to back up Jack Spades' headlining set, so who's on tap? Replacing Destroilet tomorrow will be local funk/hard rock quartet The Elements (featuring Jack Spades guitarist Jesse Cook) in their Rockstar Bar debut and their first local concert date since Medi-Fest in March, and they should be a natural fit among tomorrow's performers, so don't miss this newer band's return to the stage! Also making their first appearance at this venue is local classic metal quintet Project 421, though they'll be playing with a guest singer due to Curtis McKenzie's work commitments out of town. The band is keeping the singer's identity a secret, but how will he (or she?) do in this temporary setting tomorrow night?
Also announced after Destroilet's dropout is an acoustic opening set by the aforementioned Jesse Cook and Jack Spades bandmate Johnny Belanger to kick off the night, but how will this sound, and will it bear similarities to Johnny's open mic songs this past Saturday at the Swampstravaganza? Tomorrow's show will have a 10:00 PM start time and a 19+ age limit, and while admission is $5, paying $10 at the door will also guarantee you a copy of Jack Spades' EP upon admission, so keep that in mind, and click here for more info! This should be a great concert on that level, but the EP release side is a solid incentive, and the bands should be rocking, so I'll see you there, and for a preview, here's Jack Spades at The Canadian in March!
Closing with bands playing two nights this weekend, local hard rock standouts The Suicide Kings will return to the site of their local concert debut TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT for shows at the former Nicolet Tavern, now known as The Rednecks Saloon! Last seen at this Albert Street West venue under it's original name last year, this will be their first show since their runner-up finish at the Rock N' Roar Battle of the Bands in Spanish last month, and their first local date in 2 months, so if you've missed the guys' entertaining and heavy originals & covers, take a trip down to the recently renamed Rednecks Saloon this weekend! There's no announced cover charge for this weekend's gigs, you must be 19 to attend, and each night has a 10:00 PM start time. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! It's been a relatively long time for fans to get their fill of The Suicide Kings on a local stage, but hopefully a big crowd turns up at the new country-themed Rednecks Saloon this weekend, and for a preview, here's The Suicide Kings live at The Canadian!
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison to The Harp Bar & Grill SATURDAY NIGHT, as his weekly concert arrangement there enters it's 24th straight week! Though his website still lists this weekend as featuring shows both tomorrow & Saturday, Tym will not be playing at The Harp tomorrow due to a set by Jay Case and Frank Deresti, in a similar circumstance as a preemption from last month, but Tym's acoustic hard rock covers will still be in full force on Saturday night! My source for Jay's show tomorrow is a Facebook post shared on one of The Harp Facebook pages by Jay's wife Carrie. Tym's entertaining and prolific covers should find a solid audience on Saturday all the same, so keep it in mind! Admission is likely free for this 10:00 PM show, and you must be 19 to attend. Click here for more details, and for a preview, here's Tym live in Heyden a few years back!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news soon, and in case there's nothing tomorrow, we'll see you guys at the Jack Spades EP release show! Thanks everyone!