Well guys, this is our 2,000th published post at the SMS, so I just wanted to briefly thank everyone for the support and readership since we moved our main operations from Facebook to this website in December 2008! Here's to 2,000 more, and beyond! Now, today's post is otherwise business as usual, as we have some LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS and recent video postings, so here's what you need to know!
New Sault Michigan hard rock quintet Exiled will make their Dondee Lanes debut this coming Friday (Halloween night) when they headline a "Monster Bash" there! Announced on their Facebook page last week (apologies for the delay, it slipped us by), this show comes three weeks after their joint show with Ricochet at The Savoy, and adds to a stacked Halloween weekend concert lineup for hard rock and punk bands in the Sault area next weekend, including the previously announced Banned shows in St. Ignace and plenty more on the Canadian side. Featuring alumni of Absolute, The Bottom Line, and Division of Sanity, Exiled should deliver an exciting night of music on Halloween, so keep it in mind for your Halloween concert plans, and bring your costumes! Like this weekend's 415E shows at the Dondee, there's an earlier start time of 8:00 PM and a 21+ age limit in effect, though a cover charge hasn't been announced. See above for more details, and stay tuned for updates!
Who Made Who will return to Sault Ontario on Saturday, November 15th for a headlining show at The Rockstar Bar! Our source is the new concert calendar posting on their Facebook page, though keep in mind that the venue hasn't officially confirmed the booking on their pages. One of the most frequently seen tribute bands in the Soo, fans may remember seeing The Ultimate Tribute to AC/DC at the same venue in March, which followed a number of prior gigs (mostly at The Canadian) through 2012. Fans of AC/DC should be amped up Who Made Who's high voltage rock 'n roll and their return next month, and I wonder if the guys added AC/DC's new song "Play Ball" to their set? A $5 cover charge is likely for next month, you must be 19 to attend, and a 10:00 PM start time makes sense. Check above for more info, and we'll let you know if we hear more!
We'll close today with new videos, including a new live video from local classic/hard rock quintet That's Chester! You may remember that drummer Ric Datson pulled videos of them covering AC/DC and Supertramp songs from his YouTube channel in September due to copyright issues, but the absence didn't last long for one of them, as the video of them covering AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was re-posted on his channel on October 1st! This comes from a recent wedding that they played in Elliott Lake, apparently outdoors under a tent, and it's a solid cover from these local veterans! No word who's playing the bongos though, the odd corner camera angle mostly cuts off their head, but Ric confirmed that the person's not in the band. Give the full video a look below, and hopefully the Supertramp video resurfaces at some point!
Theatre of Night are the subject of two new videos on keyboardist Craig Harrison's YouTube channel, as uploaded there over the past week! Both feature Theatre of Night original songs alongside a slideshow of his own art, including one for their song "Ragnarok Rising" and another embedded below for their song "Uthgar's Last Stand", which he noted in the description was based on a Norse comic he drew in college. We still await the new Theatre of Night original CD, but fans should like the orchestral metal on display, and Craig's art (while noticeably different from former drummer Greg Giles' art that used to be prevalent in their material) is very well done in it's own right! These new postings join a brand new original song on their Reverbnation page named "FellHallow's Eve", which is obviously seasonal, and taps moreso into their classical sound than their metal side. Give everything a look above, and here's Craig's new video for "Uthgar's Last Stand"!
That's all for today, but I'll see you guys at The Bushplane Museum TODAY for the Soo Zombie Walk and the pre-walk bands! Thanks everyone!