Thursday, May 21, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Havadder), Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

It's now time to tackle this weekend's hard rock concerts in Sault Ontario in what's shaping up to be a lean weekend, but we'll touch on potential late notice concert announcements when/if available (so if Mourning Wood have late notice shows this weekend, we'll try and cover them when announced!) We also have some assorted recent notes at the end, but for now, here's what you should know for this weekend!

Local classic/hard rock quartet Havadder will return to The Rednecks Saloon TOMORROW NIGHT for a special occasion! Apologies for the short notice, this fell through the cracks since it's initial announcement. Just one week after last rocking the former Nicolet Tavern,  the guys will be back there for an advertised one-night-only concert in honour of frontman Jason Roy's girlfriend Dana Bellerose's birthday, so if you're a friend of hers, be sure to keep this event in mind! Note however that Havadder haven't plugged the show on their Facebook page (or a Saturday gig), but shares of posts via personal accounts confirm the event. Like usual for Havadder's Rednecks shows, there's no announced cover charge, a 10:00 PM start time, and a 19+ age limit. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Havadder live there last year!

Moving to previously announced concerts, the long running weekly concert arrangement by Tym Morrison at The Harp Bar & Grill continues TOMORROW NIGHT! The prolific local hard rock singer/guitarist will once again rock the former Madison's Pub tomorrow for a night chock full of acoustic covers and crowd favourites, so if you haven't seen Tym lately, a swing to this central venue might be a good idea! Note however that Tym is not playing on Saturday at The Harp due to their broadcast of UFC 187, which usually results in Tym not playing, but personal Facebook postings indicate that he's playing a private event of some kind on Saturday instead.  In other words, if you want to see Tym rock out at The Harp, come TOMORROW, not Saturday! Like usual, there's a 19+ age limit, no announced cover, and a 10:00 PM start time. See the above links for more details, and here he is at The Harp!

Lastly for currently announced hard rock concerts this weekend, Sault Michigan classic/hard rock quartet Highway 63 will return to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Three weeks after their Satisfied Frog debuts, the Sir Charge successors will be playing at The Rapids Lounge this weekend for the first time in almost 3 months, which is surprisingly long given their recent track record, so if you've missed them there, don't miss this weekend's shows! Like usual for Kewadin dates from the Switzers, Chris, and Ron, there's no announced cover charges, you must be 21 to attend, and there are 9:00 PM start times in effect. For more details, visit the above links, and for a preview, here's Highway 63 live last year!

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

  • Bear Hunters guitarist Mitch Sirie is looking for a bassist for a planned new metal project that he describes as "pretty and ugly", and he noted that he already has vocals and drums for the band. They're apparently songwriting in a few weeks, and applicants who have weekends free "to support future ambitions" would help. Intriguing, but if you're interested, message Mitch at this link or via his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post from last week!
  • The planned Rock In Steel Town concert on June 6th at The Canadian Nightclub has been postponed. Promoter Jordan Leach revealed on the Facebook event page on Tuesday that the show was postponed "after significant deliberation", but he didn't offer an reason otherwise. To have featured Sudbury Francophone blues rock band Patrick Wright et les Gauchistes and local metal openers, Jordan and PaperClip Productions had ambitious plans for it, but look for a rescheduling later in the summer!
  • In a bit of a surprise announcement, local progressive/jazz rock quartet The Wild Iris (formerly The Pesto Shirts) have been named as the first openers for Mike Haggith's "Warinside" CD release party at The Rednecks Saloon on July 3rd! Our source is The Din's Curtis McKenzie on the Facebook event page, and their set is scheduled for 10:15 PM as the planned second band. While not a close genre match, The Wild Iris are a very talented and established band, and don't miss them in July!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's YouTube Channel Profiles TOMORROW! Thanks everyone!

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