Friday, April 1, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Nudge), More Weekend Concert Previews, And The Din's Latest Updates!!

Happy April Fools Day, everyone! I give my 100% pledge that there's no pranks or fake stories ahead (partly to be kind, partly as I have no good ideas for a prank), so prepare for the rest of this weekend's known hard rock concert previews, SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for Sault Michigan, a new concert video, and some updates from a rising young Sault Ontario band! Here's what you should know!

Marquette, Michigan cover hard rock favourites Nudge will make their way to The Satisfied Frog in Sault Michigan for the first time this year TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, we only heard about this show last night, though Nudge had advertised it on the official Facebook event page for longer than a week. After a nearly 6 month break from playing in the E.U.P., fans should welcome Danzo McCracken and company back with open arms this weekend, and with their entertaining blend of hard rock covers in full force, don't miss out TONIGHT and/or TOMORROW! Yes, these shows did again follow Danzo's requisite acousticWendesday-Thursday nighters as well, hopefully those were hits! 10:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and 21+ age limits are in effect for this weekend, so see above for more details, and for a preview, here's Nudge live!

Moving to previously announced concerts, let's stay in Sault Michigan with the next gigs from newer local blues/hard rock quartet Project 906, who will make their Soo debut (and 2nd-3rd live concert appearances) when they rock Dondee Lanes TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! With the Ten Kings successors' St. Patrick's Day launch in Brimley now under their belts, this talented new band will head to the Dondee for their first full weekend engagement, and they should have a fun weekend of hard and blues rock covers in store for fans! Early start times of 8:00 PM are in effect for this weekend's shows, you must be 21 or older to attend, and there's no announced cover charges. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview, here's a new video from Project 906's debut concert! Uploaded to the band's Facebook page on March 21st, this is a short video of the end of their cover of Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", with leprechaun hats in tow.

You don't get a fantastic look at Project 421 here, with only the "Hey! Hey Hey!" chants featured for vocals, but Joe Jenkins does end things with a solid lick, and the filming quality is decent! Hopefully more comes out from Project 906 soon, don't miss them at The Dondee this weekend, and here's the end of their Van Halen cover!

Finally for known local hard rock concert previews this weekend, Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will continue his Gliss Steak & Seafood arrangement with solo acoustic shows TONIGHT & TOMORROW! As Tym's run at the downtown restaurant marches on, look for some fun classics in an unplugged format once again, and if you know Tym's prolific nature, these should again deliver the goods over the next two evenings! Of course, remember that the Caveman Morrison band will end a 2+ year hiatus TOMORROW during the Rednecks Saloon relaunch party, so keep that show in mind as well if you've missed Tym's full live band in the mid-2010s! Of course, their return (presuming it continue past tomorrow night) shouldn't affect his Gliss dates, as those are matinees. Tym's Gliss shows this weekend are 6:00 PM affairs with no announced cover charges or age limits, but remember, this is a sit-down restaurant. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live at the former Bossy's!

We'll close today's post with the latest from local alternative/hard rock trio The Din, who will join Caveman Morrison and five other acts at the aforementioned Rednecks relaunch concert TOMORROW! Since their runner-up performance in last week's VM Radio Battle of the Bands, this rising local band have announced via their Facebook page that they're in studio and "making more and more progress" on their debut album, though it's not yet clear if recording sessions have firmly begun for it. This seemingly confirms that their old jam-era free postings like "Dinner With the President" (which they termed as "albums") are not considered as such anymore. Presumably, the band's planned CD release of their acoustic Fishbowl Festival set at The Gore Street Cafe is separate, as The Din also teased that on Facebook last week, to be put out under the name "The Din Does Laundry".

The full set includes 15 songs, including 4 covers and some unfamiliar songs like "Spin Cycle" & "Leamington, Ontario". No word on how this live disc will be released, but stay tuned for updates on it! The Din have also launched an Instagram page to check out, with more content to follow there, but we'll end things with The Din's newest Facebook video, posted on Monday to promote tomorrow's Rednecks set. It features Mike, Tammy, and Brendan discussing the show, their lack of an on-stage banner for it, and how Tammy bought an old tube television for that purpose, which they fruitlessly try to use like a smart TV. Cute promotion, so give it a look below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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