News has been slow lately, but let's help remedy that with a new news post on this snowy Wednesday! We have new videos from two alternative projects to round things out, but first, here's some LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for cover bands' seasonal dates to the end the year!
Lucky 13 will return to The Rednecks Saloon on both Christmas and Boxing Day (or, next Friday & Saturday!) Though the band hasn't confirmed these gigs yet, they were actually promoted via this holiday schedule photo on the venue's Facebook page yesterday. It's fairly rare to see the former Nicolet Tavern give advance advertising of scheduled bands online, so kudos to them! These will come just two weeks after Lucky 13's last shows at Rednecks (this past weekend), and will give the guys a nice avenue to rock out before 2015 wraps up, so consider a trip downtown to see Lucky 13's entertaining covers over the holidays! Like usual, their shows next weekend will be 10:00 PM affairs with 19+ age limits and no announced cover charges, though The Rednecks Saloon has special hours over the holidays, so keep them in mind too. Check the above links for more details, and stay tuned for more from Lucky 13!
Next up, were you wondering who'd be playing at The Rednecks Saloon on New Year's Eve? None other than local classic/hard rock cover quartet Mourning Wood, who will ring in 2016 with a second straight New Year's Eve concert there on Thursday, December 31st! As revealed via this Facebook event page last Friday, this will be Mourning Wood's last concert of the year (naturally), and unless they have shows to be announced in the interim, their first since Toystock IV last month, so fans of Terry, Steven, Paul, and Glen's often heavy covers will want to take note come the 31st! The event page also mentions that the show will be themed similarly to last year's masquerade ball-themed party, so keep that in mind too. Also, note that we have yet to hear anything regarding if Mourning Wood are playing shows that same Friday and Saturday (January 1st & 2nd), be they at Rednecks or elsewhere, and we'll let you know if we hear anything!
Again, this show has a 10:00 PM start time and 19+ age limit, but given the occasion & party within, this will be a ticketed event, with tickets going for $10, which will get you party favours and access to a poutine bar & champagne to keep the party rolling. Tickets are available at The Rednecks Saloon or through Mourning Wood band members, so check the above links for more details, and keep this show in mind as we wrap up 2015!
Six, Two, Oh.'s video performance series "LIVE @ Six, Two, Oh.", which focuses on local folk/punk solo project Telephone & Address! The first official episode focusing on either a local or punk/metal band (following episodes on out of town acts The Archaics & Citadel), this was posted on the show's YouTube channel on Monday after previously being filmed two weeks ago. Filmed on a black set (instead of the jam room setting of prior episodes), the Chris Shoust-led solo project is filmed here playing an improvised song named "Leave Me Alone" and a cover of his side project The Red & Black's "The Army Song". The latter's repeated singing of "Left! Right!" can be monotonous, but this showcases Chris' musical talent well, especially if you like the folk/punk hybrid sound, and it's nice to see him playing live again! Check it out below, and stay tuned for more from Live @ Six, Two, Oh. in the near future!
Finally, here's the latest from local alternative rock trio Mike Haggith & The Din's Facebook page, so what's new in their camp? Amongst some recording sessions (whether it's just for new songs or something bigger is to be announced), the band has shared two new videos in the past couple of weeks, with the newest video from Monday being of a new song demonstrated by new guitarist Tammy Hill. I won't spoil it yet, but let's say it's not a long preview, and Mike has some amusing input! The more substantial video (from two weeks ago) is of Tammy and frontman Mike Haggith jokingly reflecting on their place in the local music scene's pecking order, compared to other contemporary bands. It's a cute video and not mean-spirited at all, though I imagine The Din will get to bigger heights in due course, they have the talent! Check it out below, and see much more from Mike Haggith & The Din at the above links! (Also, as a trivia note, Mike's former Haggith bandmate Jordan Leach guested with them at their Rockstar Bar show last month. Very good to hear!)
That's all for today, but stay tuned for this weekend's concert previews net! Thanks everyone!