Today's post is almost 100% dedicated to new concert announcements at the two actively booking regional Kewadin Casino branches, as Kewadin's entertainment page has finally been updated to reflect shows at The Rapids Lounge in Sault Michigan and The Northern Pines Lounge in St. Ignace through the end of July! Given our focus on metal, hard rock, and punk, check the above links for dates on country, classic, and general rock bands with new Kewadin dates for the summer, including Hawk Junction, Touch of Class, The Brooks Band, Perry Hatch, and The London Gentlemen, plus Highway 63 gigs that they already announced via their Facebook page. Now, here's what you need to know in rough chronological order, including bonus shows that were announced on a familiar band's website!
415E are next scheduled to rock The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino on Friday, June 5th & Saturday, June 6th! The only listed Kewadin dates of the summer (so far) from the Splitshot successors, these shows will likely be their first after taking May off from announced gigs, and will also be their first advertised shows in Sault Ste. Marie of the year. We haven't seen Dave, the Hubbards, and Mitch as much as usual in recent months, but hopefully their often heavy, Van Halen influenced originals and covers attract a solid audience to help kick off June! Like usual for Kewadin Casino lounge events, there's a 9:00 PM start time, a 21+ age limit, and no announced cover for both nights. Check the above links for more details, and stay tuned for more from 415E as we hear it!
Power Slug are also back under the Kewadin umbrella for at least two weekends this summer, including stops at The Rapids Lounge in Sault Ste. Marie on June 12th & 13th, and at The Northern Pines Lounge in St. Ignace on July 24th & 25th! Like 415E, we haven't seen Power Slug as much as usual in recent months (barring unannounced or missed gigs), with both weekend sets coming around 3 months after their last weekends at that venue. If you've missed Power Slug lately and are overdue to chug a mug with this gritty and and entertaining trio, circle these weekends on your calendar! As above, you must be 21 to attend these shows, each has a 9:00 PM start time, and none have an announced cover charge. Check the above links for more details, and hopefully we hear more from Power Slug soon!
Scarkazm list two summer weekends for our neck of the woods on their website! The band will make rare non-Kewadin appearances in the Soo on June 26th & 27th at The Savoy Bar & Nightclub (which Jeff's other band Peril have played at in the past, albeit very sporadically), which precede their return to The Northern Pines Lounge in St. Ignace on July 3rd & 4th (shows that Kewadin's entertainment page list as "TBA", for what that's worth.) If definitely on, the July dates will be Scarkazm's first in the Eastern U.P. in about three months, so be sure to welcome them back this summer, including their likely Savoy debuts next month! Like above, the shows have 9:00 PM start times, no announced cover, and 21+ age limits.
Ten Kings are listed as returning to The Northern Pines Lounge in St. Ignace on Friday, July 17th & Saturday, July 18th! Their only currently announced summer dates at either Kewadin branch (though they're also rocking The Savoy next weekend), these will be their first St. Ignace shows in over 3 months. Ten Kings have been impressing fans since their debut, and given their members' past band work and collective talent, fans won't want to bypass their Kewadin dates in July, and any others to be announced! As usual, the new dates have no announced start times, 9:00 PM start times, and 21+ age limits. For more details, visit the above links, and don't miss Ten Kings at in their Savoy debut next weekend!
Finally for today's new concert announcement post, Kinross classic/hard rock trio Banned will return to The Rapids Lounge in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st! Also their only currently announced Kewadin gigs of the summer, these will be Banned's first Rapids Lounge appearances in almost 4 months, but it remains to be seen if we'll see Alex, Wayne, and Don anywhere in our region next month. This talented band have slowed down their usual frequent concerts in recent months, but don't miss out if you're a fan this summer as Banned return to the Soo in this mid-summer weekend! Like the above shows, you must be 21 to attend both nights, these both have 9:00 PM start times, and there's no announced cover charges. For more details, visit the above links, and like above, stay tuned for more from Banned when we hear it!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile TOMORROW, plus more news and notes to come, including a couple of extra Kewadin dates! Thanks everyone!