Saturday, July 19, 2014

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Infathom & The Danger Cats), The Bottom Line Concert Preview, And More!!

For today at the SMS, we're covering some new LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for next weekend, and some more assorted recent notes, and yes, our preview of a Sunday festival featuring a hard rock band is part of this post too! Now, here's what you need to know!

Sault Ontario all-female hard rockers The Danger Cats will enter unfamiliar territory for the SMS this coming weekend, as they'll make their debuts at The Esquire Club this coming Friday & Saturday! You read that right, we're seeing a rare hard rock show at this popular and long lasting bar at 103 Second Line West (down the road from the Market Mall), which is largely known for hosting classic rock and country bands, so it will be very interesting to see how the girls do in this setting on the 24th & 25th! Fresh off of TODAY'S set at Rotaryfest, their Esquire Club shows will be 9:00 PM and 19+ affairs, but I have no idea on if they generally have cover charges. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Regardless of location, The Danger Cats have an exciting and diverse sound, so keep these gigs in mind for next weekend when making your concert plans, especially if you're in the west end of town already!

Also for new concert announcements, Munising, Michigan metal quartet Infathom will make their long awaited return to Sault Michigan next weekend themselves when they play at (or more likely, outside of) The Savoy Bar & Nightclub, presumably as part of their ongoing Summerfest concert series! The show was announced on their Facebook page yesterday. If among the outdoor bands in the parking lot of The Savoy, Infathom will be second last of this run (preceding Plastic's shows in early August), and come just after local rock cover quartet No Decision's shows this weekend, so it's nice to see the series keeping on! No word on the band for July 11th-12th, or why Infathom aren't playing on Friday, but remember that they are from out of town. Last seen at LemmaFest last month, it's great to see Dillion and company back so soon, so give them a warm reception again next week for their high energy metal! No announced cover charge, 21+ age limits, and a likely 10:00 PM start time are in effect, and stay tuned for updates at the above links!

Now to our likely last of the weekend's hard rock concert previews, as Sault Michigan hard rock quartet The Bottom Line will hit nearby Hessel, Michigan TOMORROW as part of the entertainment at this year's Music & Art Dockside Festival! An annual family event featuring an arts & crafts fair, live music, refreshments, and children's entertainment, this is an area favourite for art fans and families alike, so definitely keep it in mind whether you're shopping, browsing, or spending time with loved ones! Though not previously an event with a high heavier presence, The Bottom Line (who will be playing with new singer Ryan Kitzmiller for the first time following Mitch Goetz's departure) will be on at the Hessel Marina tomorrow at 2:30 PM as the event's de facto headliners, with acoustic solo artist Charlie Reager and classic rocker Gary Van Alstine opening at 1:00 PM & 11:00 AM respectively, as sourced here, so keep the full musical lineup in mind!

This FREE & ALL AGES event may also serve as one of The Bottom Line's last shows due to bassist Jack Slater's college commitments, so head to Hessel to check out the new lineup before it's too late, as they have a promising sound and lineup! No videos are known to publically exist of The Bottom Line, but if we find any, we'll share them on here!

Finally for today, here's three assorted stories from the last little while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by band or company name:

  • On June 17th, recently dormant Sault Michigan concert promoters Allstar Promotions were gauging interest in bringing The Stone Temple Pilots to the area for a concert, presumably at The Dreammaker's Theater. Lots of solid interest so far, but to speak your mind, comment or like the post on their Facebook page A.S.A.P.!
  • Leading from the recent cancellation of their announced Rednecks Saloon show this Friday, local hard rock quartet Beaumont Avenue (the former Suicide Kings) have cancelled the planned Saturday show this coming weekend too, due to prior commitments for some band members, and a band will be replacing them to be announced. Disappointing, but hopefully their Rotaryfest set went well last night! My source is bassist Mitch Sirie on the Facebook event page for The Bear Hunters' show, which basically replaced Beaumont Avenue's Friday gig there.
  • We're likely overdue on this, but Sault Michigan radio station Rock 101's overhauled website is now online at this link, and it's definitely a better looking and more modern layout now! It also features an updated page for station personalities, finally listing their newest nighttime DJ "Nikki at Night", but she curiously doesn't have a bio or photo yet. Check everything out above!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for our next defunct punk band "introduction" post next, in all likelihood! Thanks everyone!

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