Friday, November 7, 2014

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The Whiskey Shits, Havadder, And Northwest), And More!!

I wasn't expecting to have a second post today, but due to some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for THIS WEEKEND (and some other notable concerts coming later this month), here's one more post for the day! Along with the new shows, there's also updates on the next big Blood Shed Productions project, so read on below for what you need to know, and check out all the details on next week's Rock For Dimes concerts and more in the post below this one!

Local classic/hard rock cover quintet Havadder will return to The Rednecks Saloon for solo concerts there TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band just announced the shows via a Facebook event page yesterday, though the shows were advertised on the marquee board outside of the former Nicolet Tavern before then. Fresh off of their Studio 10 debut on Halloween, these will be Havadder's first Rednecks Saloon dates of the fall, and they should be rip roaring to go with another solid weekend of their varied and often heavy covers! Note that drummer T.J. Case is scheduled to play with his other band Mourning Wood at The New American Pub tomorrow night (source here), but like on Halloween night, former drummer Scott McLurg (also of Turner Up fame) will be filling in for him this weekend, as per his personal Facebook page. Solid choice once again, and we wish him good luck this weekend!

Like usual for Havadder's recent Rednecks gigs, there are no announced cover charges this weekend, you must be 19 to attend, and there is a 10:00 PM start time in effect TONIGHT & TOMORROW. For more details, visit the above links, don't miss Havadder's shows this weekend if you don't have other plans, and here they are at this venue earlier this year!

Next up, the long teased concert headlined by Montreal street punk quartet The Whiskey Shits has finally been officially confirmed via it's Facebook event page, and it goes down one week from tomorrow (Saturday, November 15th) at The Algonquin Pub! I'm surprised it took this long for a full public release, but at least we have full details now! Featuring Ripcordz bassist Matty Fortyfive, The Whiskey Shits have a hard hitting, gritty, and raw punk sound that should go over well in what I think is their local debut, so keep it in mind for next weekend! Local support will come via the live public concert debut of new local punk/grunge duo The Red & Black (featuring Telephone & Address' Chris Shoust and Damjan "Spider Fingerz" Binda) and local alternative/blues rock veterans Sykotyk Rampage (fresh off of their Halloween Party set at the same venue), and both should add their own varied punk sounds to this show, so don't miss them either next Saturday night!

The last announced punk concert of 2014 by promoter J.D. Pearce, this 19+ show has a $5 cover charge and should start at around 10:00 PM next Saturday. For more details, visit the above links! Sounds like a great time for punk fans, and it'll be interesting to see how The Red & Black do in their live debut also, so keep The Whiskey Shits' show in mind for next weekend, and stay tuned for potential updates!

Finally for new concert announcements, local indie/punk quintet Northwest and local hard/alternative rock cover quartet Late Shift will join forces for a special benefit concert on Saturday, November 22nd at Coch's Corner! The show is to help raise funds for Tiffany Maj, a local woman (and friend of the bands) who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, so it's awesome to see the guys coming together to help Tiffany out during this time of need! This will be Northwest's first show since opening for Gob last month (and second with new drummer Marc Santos), while this will be the sporadically seen Late Shift's first gig of the fall, and hopefully we'll hear more from them to come as well! Note that as the show is being hosted at Coch's Corner, it's reasonable to assume it will be an acoustic show due to Coch's softer music focus since moving to the former Foggy Notions location in 2012, but this isn't explicitly stated there. It's still nice to see a punk show there again!

Promoted by Northwest guitarist Greg Callaghan, a $5 donation is suggested to attend this show (though you can donate more or whatever you can), while an 8:00 PM start time is advertised, and given the location, I'd assume it's 19+ until otherwise stated. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! I don't know Tiffany, but cancer sucks, and I hope she fights this as hard as possible, and hopefully this show offers lots of financial and emotional support for her in this battle! Stay tuned for more updates on this event if they roll in!

Finally for today, here's the latest from local goregrind/rap label Blood Shed Productions, including ambitious plans for an 11 band compilation demo disc! Though no stranger to two-act split CDs, this "Rock And/Or Roll 11-Way Split" will compile studio tracks from 11 local and out of town bands alike, including Blood Shed grind acts Crucify The Whore, Rotopsy, Malignant Neoplasm, This Is Your Band On Drugs, fellow local metal bands Bad Back and The Apocalypse Afterparty, out of continent grind bands Peppermint Green (England) and Sin Vaselina (Argentina), North Bay hardcore punk bands The Human Guinea Pigs & The Muff Huffers, and a new local band currently named Scalpel Fight. Information on them is minimal as of yet, but the label confirmed that they're a new project from AlgomA guitarist Boyd Rendell (a.k.a. Darby Wigwaus), so we'll have to see what they're like! Ambitious plans are afoot for sure here, but I'm curious to see where this goes, so stay tuned for more on this 11-way split demo!

That's definitely all for today, but stay tuned for some big updates this weekend! Thanks everyone!

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