Sault Ontario classic/hard rock trio Mourning Wood will return to The Rednecks Saloon TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band just announced the gigs yesterday via their Facebook event page. Fresh off of their well recieved New American gigs last week, these will be Mourning Wood's first shows at the former Nicolet Tavern since Halloween, and will also be their last before their planned New Year's Eve show at the same venue (which we can now confirm will have a Mardi Gras theme and a $10 cover charge, source here.) If you're up for Mourning Wood's mix of classic and hard rock covers, be at The Rednecks Saloon TONIGHT and/or TOMORROW NIGHT, and also remember that Terry Eaton & Steven Flint from this band are also putting on the battle of the bands at The Rednecks Saloon on February 20th, so see above for more details!
As for this weekend, admission is likely free, there is a 19+ age limit, and a 10:00 PM start time both nights. For more details, visit the above links! It sounds like the guys have a good stretch of shows coming up, and hopefully they rock Rednecks well this weekend, so keep it in mind if you're on the Ontario side of the border, and here are the guys at Rock For Dimes!
Moving to previously announced concerts (all in the Sault Michigan area), we'll first stop at The Satisfied Frog, where Marquette hard rock veterans Nudge. will return for another weekend of hard hitting covers TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! To be their last advertised Sault Ste. Marie dates of the year, these shows follow frontman Danzo McCracken's usual solo acoustic gigs at The Frog over the last two nights, but surprisingly, Nudge have had another drummer switch, with Bob "Crawl" Crawford taking over for the departed Jeremy Weiger starting with this weekend's shows. Nudge. have now had six drummers since 2011, which is almost unbelievable, but Bob has a past with Nudge. as their former sound & light technician, so hopefully he can last for the long term and fill his predecessors' shoes well! You can take in Nudge's entertaining cover attack at 10:00 PM tonight & tomorrow, these shows have 21+ age limits, and there's no cover charges.
For more details, visit the Facebook event page, don't miss Nudge.'s last local gigs of the year, and here's the guys live in Skanee a few years back!
We'll now head to the regional Kewadin Casino branches, starting with The Northern Pines Lounge in St. Ignace, where Charlevoix metal trio Peril will return for their last Eastern Upper Peninsula dates of 2014! Last seen there (or anywhere in the Sault area) in October, fans should expect Jeff, Adam, and Brooks to be ready for an intense weekend of hard hitting covers TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT in St. Ignace, so don't miss this veteran trio one last time before the new year! There is no announced cover charge for either show this week, you must be 21 to attend, and 9:00 PM start times are in effect. For more details, visit the above links! Peril have long proven themselves to be favourites in our area with their aggressive and crowd pleasing concerts, so don't miss Peril one last time in 2014, as who knows when they'll be back? For a preview, here's Peril live in 2012!
Finally for this weekend's previews, Kinross hard/classic rock trio Banned are scheduled to return to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Though quite possibly not their last shows of the year (as Banned usually play a New Year's Eve gig), these are are their last advertised shows of 2014 so far, and will also be their first Rapids Lounge stops since August. It should be noted however that Banned have not posted on their Facebook page since December 1st, when the guys shared photos from their shows last month in Engadine, which appear to show ex-bassist Jim Pentland back with the band (Wayne Lawrence moved to guitar in the photos), but it has not yet been officialy confirmed if Jim's back permanently or if he was just making a guest appearance. You can find out at The Rapids Lounge tomorrow and/or Saturday at 9:00 PM, and there's a 21+ age limit and no announced cover charges. Check the above links for more details, and here's Banned live this summer!
That's all for now, but stay tuned for big news on the other new early 2015 battle of the bands in Sault Ontario later today! Thanks everyone!