Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Weekend's Concert Previews, Bear Hunters CD Updates, And More!!

Hey guys, just a brief scheduling note for our posts over the next few days. I'll be in St. Joseph Island until at least Saturday (maybe until Sunday) visiting my dad, and as a result, I'll likely be without internet for the duration. That doesn't mean the site's slowing down though, as I have two auto-posts planned to fill time in the interim, those being this month's YouTube Channel Profile later today, and our review of Jack Spades' debut EP on Saturday, so watch out for them then! Before then however, we have a new post today featuring new albums updates, some recent notes, and previews of our currently known weekend concert previews (we'll address any late notice ones that we missed when I get back), so here's what you need to know!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will continue his ongoing weekly concert arrangement at The Harp Bar & Grill on Pine Street with his usual hosted jam night TOMORROW! Entering week #25 of this current run, this will likely be the second straight week where Tym is only playing one night at the former Madison's Pub, as we're under the assumption that The Harp is screening UFC 173 on Saturday, similarly to how a UFC PPV pre-empted one of Tym's shows a few weeks back. Of course, if we hear anything to the contrary before this afternoon, we'll let you know! Either way, Tym's skilled hard rock covers are always a dependable source of entertainment, and the jam/open mic angle should provide it's own interest, so be at The Harp TOMORROW for all of the action! Admission is likely free, you must be 19 to attend, and there's a likely 10:00 PM start time. Check the above links for more info, and here's Tym live at The Harp in December!

Lastly for known hard rock concerts this weekend that had advance notice, Charlevoix, Michigan classic metal trio Peril will begin a three weekend run of gigs in the Eastern Upper Peninsula with shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino! This weekend's dates will be their first in St. Ignace in almost 3 months, and come in advance of shows over the next two weekends at the Sault Michigan Kewadin, though the announced date on May 31st has been relocated to Boyne City for unannounced reasons (source here), so make sure not to come next Saturday if you want to see Peril! Their entertaining classic metal renditions will be at The Northern Pines Lounge this weekend with 9:00 PM start times each night, 21+ age limits, and no announced cover charges. Check the above links for more details, head down to St. Ignace for a perilous good time, and here's the guys live in Vanderbilt in 2012!

Next up, we finally have some new updates concerning local death metal band The Bear Hunters' long-awaited debut album "Eternal Hibernation", so what should you know? In honour of hitting 400 likes on their Facebook page, guitarist Mitch Sirie revealed on Monday that mixing has begun for it, and that he will be handling that along with mastering & physical packaging. Preview clips will likely be posted on the band's YouTube channel in the near future, along with more content, while he also revealed that "a very talented artist" is doing the cover artwork, which he highly praised. Mitch is aiming to finally release "Eternal Hibernation" in July, and there will definitely be a CD release party connected to it. After over 4 years of work, it's great to finally hear some new updates concerning the album, and hopefully the newest indications aren't incorrect or premature! Stay tuned for updates as they roll in, and of course, for their next concert bookings!

Finally for today, here's three shorter assorted items from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist or series name:

  • Local doom/alternative trio Brutaly Fatal have announced that they've changed their name to The Revolution, as per their Facebook page on Tuesday. The name change was apparently made to better represent the band & their current music, and it's a move that mirrors the original Brutaly Fatal's name change to Re-Born earlier this year for similar reasons. I'm all for the name change, especially as it kills the "brutally" misspelling once & for all, and stay tuned for more big announcements from The Revolution!
  • In his newest Reverbnation update, Dafter, Michigan solo hard rocker Ken "SweetKenny" Sutton revealed that three songs from his upcoming 10-track album "This End Up!" (still scheduled for a July release) are now streaming at this link! Entitled "She", "Mary Ann", and "I Met Her At The Taco Stand", give them a listen in advance of his next album release, and stay tuned for our next full review of one of Ken's albums then!
  • The newest episode of Local2's video music profile series Tuned with Donna Hopper was posted online at this link on Saturday! It mostly focuses on this month's Passport To Unity festival, plus an interview with recent out of town rappers A Tribe Called Red, but there are some familiar faces among the P.T.U. performers that were filmed, including ex-Quite Frankly singer Ryan Seabrook and Swampstravaganza 2013 performer Guy Smith. Note as well that the concert calendar segment accidentally covers the now-cancelled Cross Dog show that was planned for July 24th.

That's all for today, but stay tuned for an auto-post of this month's YouTube Channel Profile later today! Thanks everyone!

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