Friday, November 18, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Banned) & More Weekend Concert Previews!!

A busy concert weekend takes us to another weekend concert preview post, and believe it or not, we'll have a third one coming tomorrow, featuring our extended preview of Sunday's fifth annual Toystock charity concert, so look for that TOMORROW! Now, let's tackle a few more weekend concert previews, starting with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!

Kinross, Michigan classic/hard rock cover trio Banned will return to The Runway Bar in nearby Hessel TONIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the show via their Facebook page yesterday, partly as they have yet to post a new Facebook cover photo with new upcoming dates. Unless there was an unannounced gig in the interim there, this will be Banned's first Public show in Hessel in over nine months, so if you've missed Alex, Don, and Wayne's blend of fan favourite classics, head to The Runway Bar in Hessel TONIGHT! Note that this is a one-nighter due to Banned's previously announced road trip to Manistique to play at their Kewadin Casino branch tomorrow. As usual for Banned's regional concerts, expect a 9:00 PM start time, 21+ age limit, and no announced cover charge. Check the above link for more details, and here's Banned live a few years back!

Next up, we'll move to previously announced concerts with the latest gigs from Traverse City classic metal trio Peril, who will return to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! Advertised as their "last call for 2016 in the U.P.", these will be Peril's first regional stops since rocking the Sault Michigan Kewadin in September, but their first in St. Ignace since last year, so if you've missed seeing Jeff, Adam, and Brooks at The Northern Pines Lounge, don't bypass them this weekend! Unless there's a surprise announcement to come, we won't see Jeff Hudson's bands back in the E.U.P. until next year, so don't take Peril's next two shows for granted over the weekend! As usual for Peril's local stops, expect a 9:00 PM start time, no cover charge, and a 21+ age limit. Check the above links for more details, and here's Peril live!

To close by heading north to Sault Ontario, a big ALL AGES show goes down TOMORROW at The Oddfellows Hall, as put on by new local punk band A Dire Setback's promotion company Live 705! A throwback in many respects to the mid-late 2000s Oddfellows Hall shows that weren't death metal-centric, a diverse and intriguing lineup is in store for tomorrow night, so who's on tap? In descending order, your headliners are VM Radio Battle-winning indie rock quartet K.I.C.K. in their Oddfellows Hall debut, with the aforementioned A Dire Setback co-headlining in their first ever live concert, so stick around to hear how they do in their first go-around! Also on the lineup are young classic rock trio Electric Church (as seen at the Sky's The Limit fundraiser) and alternative hard rock trio The Din, while late 2000s punk quartet Talk Shit will play their first show in seven years before them, also marking guitarist Steve Shaw's live debut with that band. No online pages yet from them or Electric Church, and we'll let you know if any turn up!

The first band of the night is the live debut of new local punk/metal trio Stegadeth (replacing Eclipse), so if you miss T-Rex Manning, come early for their successors! The opening act is rapper Jasmin "Jizzy Baby" Sky, a recent regular at Soo York City events, so keep her in mind if you want some hip hop to set the tone. This ALL AGES concert has $8 admission, with tickets available at at Case's Music, The Rad Zone, the Thomas Walls School of Music, and directly from band members, though the price remains $8 at the door, and Jizzy Baby kicks things off at around 6:00 PM. This should be an exciting and diverse concert that will hopefully be a big hit for Live 705, especially with the wide array of new and returning artists on the bill! Can A Dire Setback deliver a strong performance in their live debut? Will Stegadeth pick up where T-Rex Manning left off? Will Talk Shit have stage rust after such a long hiatus? Can Electric Church leave a big impression on a largely new audience? Be at The Oddfellows Hall TOMORROW for all of the action, and here's Electric Church tackling Jimi Hendrix earlier this year!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Toystock preview and more next! Thanks everyone!

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