Friday, May 15, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The Bear Hunters, Mike Haggith & The Din, And Havadder) & More Concert Previews!!

We have a lot of news to come on the site, and we'll touch on some of that with today's post, including the last of this weekend's concert previews (late notice announcements aside) and some LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS from TONIGHT through July, so here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock quartet Havadder will return to The Rednecks Saloon TONIGHT for one night only! Apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via it's Facebook event page yesterday. Keeping their recent steady string of concerts going, this will be their first show at the former Nicolet Tavern in two weeks, though it's not stated whether a separate booking or the band's own commitments are why they're not playing on Saturday. Fans of Jugga and company should be up for another night of hard hitting covers and classic favourites, so despite the short notice, keep TONIGHT'S show in mind! Like usual for Havadder's Rednecks shows, there is no announced cover charge, you must be 19 to attend, and there is a 10:00 PM start time in effect. For more details, check the above links, and here's Havadder live last year!

Moving to some other new show announcements, a diverse lineup of bands will hit The Canadian Nightclub on Saturday, June 6th, with local hard rock and metal bands opening for Sudbury blues rock quartet Patrick Wright et les Gauchistes! As the name implies, they are indeed a Francophone band whose songs are all in French, which is something we don't see often in the Soo. Though not "heavy", their blues and folk rock originals show clear talent and maturity, so give them a listen! The openers will include local death metal veterans The Bear Hunters, hard rock quartet Haggith, death/grind trio Them (in their Canadian debut) and possibly local funk/hard rock quartet The Elements, though their involvment is tentative as of this writing. Very wide-ranging show with no bands really sounding alike, but maybe that was the intention, and this way, there's a little something for everyone!

Promoted by Haggith bassist Jordan Leach and sponsored by Paperclip Productions, this show (labelled "Rock in Steel Town") has tickets for $5 in advance (details forthcoming), while the price jumps to $8 at the door. An 8:00 PM start time is advertised, and oddly for a Canadian Nightclub concert, it will be 19+. For more details on this diverse concert in three weeks, visit the official Facebook event page, and stay tuned for updates!

Staying close to the Haggith camp, drummer Mike Haggith will officially launch his newest solo album "The Warinside" with a full CD release concert on Friday, July 3rd at The Rednecks Saloon! The first time that one of Mike's solo albums has ever recieved a full CD release party, the show will be headlined by Mike's side project band Mike Haggith & The Din, who will definitely play songs from the album (also spelled "The Warrenside" on some postings), and yes, it will be on sale for just $5 that night! 3 more local opening bands are being sought, and though there is interest from the band Haggith, a yet-to-debut Mitch Sirie project, and Faceityoureametalband (looks like they're not a one-off!), no one else has been confirmed yet as of this writing. Promoted by the aforementioned Mitch Sirie, this 19+ show has a 10:00 PM start time and no announced cover charge.

For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Whether I'm able to go or not, it looks like we know our likely CD review for July on the SMS, and kudos to Mike on what will be his biggest solo album launch yet! He's came a long way since moving here, and hopefully there's a great turnout on July 3rd! Stream the whole album at this link, and stay tuned as updates roll in!

Finally for today, here's our last known hard rock concert previews for the weekend (barring some even later-notice announcements), as Kinross, Michigan hard rock trio Banned will return to the stage TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT at The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino! Last seen in Drummond Island on April 18th, these shows will be Banned's first within an hour of the Soo in well over a month, and their first in St. Ignace in four months, so if you've missed Banned, keep this weekend's shows in mind to get your fill of Alex, Don, and Wayne's fun and often heavy covers and originals! Like usual for their Kewadin shows, there are 9:00 PM start times in effect, no announced cover charges, and 21+ age limits. For more details, visit the above links! It's great to see Banned staying active, so don't miss them this weekend, and here's Banned live last year!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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