Friday, December 2, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Gnaeus & Project 906), Brutally Fatal Updates, And More!!

I was expecting to have this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post on the SMS next, but with SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS hitting our wires last night, we better cover that before it gets too late! To round things out, we have one more new show for month's end, the latest from a band we haven't heard much from in months, and some assorted updates, so here's what you should know!

Sault Michigan-area blues/hard rock quartet Project 906 will return to the stage TONIGHT for a show at Pickles Bar & Grill in Brimley, followed by a show at The Strongs Tavern in nearby Eckerman TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the extremely short notice, the band only announced the shows via their Facebook page yesterday, in their first public posting there in almost two months. No word on where Project 906 have been lately (or on if they played any unannounced shows in the interim), but it's great to see the Ten Kings successors back, and despite the late notice, hopefully they rock out to their levels this weekend! TONIGHT'S show will mark their first stop at Pickles since August, while TOMORROW's show will be their first in Strongs since September, so if you've missed Project 906 at either venue, here are your immediate options! Expect 10:00 PM-ish start times for these 21+ concerts, which don't have advertised cover charges. See the above links for more details, and here's Project 906 live!

Next up, we have some advance notice for this addition to your holiday season concert plans, as Tidal Records are hosting a special Boxing Day concert on Monday, December 26th at LopLops Lounge featuring three familiar original bands! Local post-punk quartet Gnaeus, indie rock quartet K.I.C.K., and alternative hard rock trio The Din will join forces for this rare Monday nighter on the 26th for what should be a fun night of fast-rising local talent! Also, if you recall these three bands' success in local battles of the bands, this may be extra notable on that level! For reference, this will be both Gnaeus & The Din's first LopLops set since playing separate gigs last month (a Movember fundraiser & the Johnny Two Fingers & The Deformities show, respectively.) A special $10 cover charge is in effect for this 19+ concert, which has a 9:00 PM start time, though no word on if the higher admission fee means that there will be any specific extras.

This should be a solid night of original local music, including some hard rock and punk flourishes to go along with four kids keepin' it cool, so visit the official Facebook event page for full current details!

Also today, here's the latest from Blood Shed Productions-signed death metal duo Brutally Fatal! The guys recently emerged from an 8 month hiatus from online updates to reveal on their Facebook page that their next album (entitled "Blood of the Devil") is late in completion stages, and is planned to come out later this month. Austin & Tyler have also indicated that a new EP-length release named "Social Injustice For All" is now also planned for release by February. I assume these would make it to their Bandcamp page when completed (where "The D.P.E.P." is available on a "name your price" model), but physical copy availability would likely depend on the next Blood Shed shows unless you directly contact members. Also, we're not sharing either planned album cover here due to potentially offensive imagery. This should be interesting for fans of the minimalist death metal outfit, especially given their recent stage hiatus, so keep watch for updates in that regard!

Finally for today, here's three shorter assorted news stories from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist name:

  • New local alternative punk quartet A Dire Setback are looking for a graphic designer that can "portray our sound in art", and if they choose a winner (so to speak), they'll work our payment and also provide free tickets, backstage passes, and free promotion. No word on if this references band logos, show posters, album covers, or a combination therein, but if you think you can give A Dire Setback some solid graphics, message them above A.S.A.P.!
  • Local rap/metal band The Apocalypse Afterparty is again looking for a new drummer, citing that their last one (presumably "Sven Derful") "couldn't keep up", forcing a mutual breakup. "Songwriter" Paul Stanghetta (a.k.a. Puablos Stancu) noted that they're getting show offers both locally and in Sudbury, but are waiting until the official release of their debut "Bufflesnort" before playing, and they need a drummer first, with women preferred but men also considered. If you're interested in trying out, message Paul at this link or via his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post from Tuesday!
  • Blood Shed Productions' flagship goregrind solo project Crucify the Whore posted their newest original song onto the Blood Shed YouTube channel last month, as planned for their next album, though given it's title subject's criminal history and the obviously controversial nature therein, I won't embed the song here. Musically, if you love C.T.W.'s minimalist goregrind, you might want to check it out still, but keep in mind the subject.

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

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