Saturday, March 4, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Project 906), K-Man & The 45s Concert Preview, And New Videos!!

Let's dive into some more news and updates on this Saturday afternoon, so what can you find today? New video postings from a major recent concert, and a preview of a major punk show tomorrow night (including an apparent lineup change for one of the openers), but first, here's a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT and new video from a popular E.U.P. hard rock group!

Sault Michigan hard/blues rock quartet Project 906 will return to Pickles Bar & Grill in Brimley for a St. Patrick's Day concert on Friday, March 17th! Aside from presumed seasonal trappings, this show (the band's first since last month's Bay Mills Bands Together fundraiser) will be a milestone for the guys, as it will mark the one-year anniversary of their debut concert, also held at Pickles in honour of St. Patrick's Day. Project 906 have visibly been a success since debuting, and have easily outlasted Joe & Will's prior band Ten Kings, so here's to much more great things from them in 2017! This concert, thankfully announced with some advance notice, will take place at 10:00 PM on the 17th, there is no announced cover charge, and you must be 21 or older to attend. This should be a solid concert, so definitely keep it in mind for two weeks from now, and before we move on, Project 906 have a new Facebook video to share!

Filmed as a live stream by Stoned Ape Evolution's John Napoletano and shared by Project 906's Facebook page afterward, this comes from the Bay Mills Bands Together event, and it features the guys covering .38 Special's "Hold On Loosely". Filmed extremely close to the stage (basically right in front of bassist Dustin Paras), the song is well performed, but scratchy audio can distract a bit, and Joe Jenkins' guitar melodies suffer as a result. Not a bad cover overall, so give it a look below!

Next up, here's our long awaited preview of TOMORROW'S return of Montreal ska-punk quintet K-Man & The 45s to the Soo, as they'll rock The New American Pub in their fifth local headlining appearance! A fan favourite sight throughout their prior four headlining appearances in the last four autumns, this show is unusually soon after the previous, but it's a good sign that K-Man and crew have developed a strong local following, so don't miss their high energy originals and usual Ska-mones tribute tomorrow, even if it's not the fall! Local support bands will include newer punk/metal trio Stegadeth (in their New A debut) and new alternative hard rock quartet Bizotic, who reportedly have a lineup change to take note of, as Bring the Fallen alum Travis St. Amour has heavily indicated that he's joined this band in personal Facebook postings, replacing Kevin Overton. The band itself hasn't confirmed the change (not that they list their lineup publically anyway), so a reason for Kevin's departure hasn't been announced that I've seen, but hopefully nothing bad happened with him!

Travis is a solid drummer, as most recently seen with The Autumn Roots, and it will be interesting to hear how he sounds with Bizotic! Note that he may have played with them already at LopLops Lounge last month, but in all available footage, the drummer is completely obscured. Tomorrow's K-Man & The 45s concert is promoted by Six, Two, Oh. for the third straight time,  and there is a 9:00 PM start time, 19+ age limit, and $5 cover charge in effect. This should be a fun blast of music for punk and alt-rock fans, so visit the Facebook event page for more details, and here's K-Man & The 45s live!

Finally for today, here's the last two videos (that I currently know of) from last week's Pop Evil concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino! One comes from YouTube user Jeff Hagan, who filmed the North Muskegon hard rock favourites playing their early hit "100 in a 55" from a very high camera angle, but at least he zoomed in. The lighting can really wash out the band here, the audio is a little muffled, and the 2 minute video doesn't capture the whole song, but it's a nice video of one of Pop Evil's more reserved songs, so give it a look below!

The other new Pop Evil concert video comes from YouTube user Jayce McRorie, who filmed their hit song "Torn To Pieces". Shot from the regular seating area, the video quality is better here, and the lighting is not nearly as much of an issue, but fans' heads and arms can get in the road. Solidly done overall, and hopefully Pop Evil come back north in the near future1 Give Jayce's video a look below, and see more above!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates this week! Thanks everyone!

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