Friday, April 7, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Project 906), More Weekend Concert Previews, And Much More!!

As promised, let's round out this weekend's concert previews today, but to complete a full post, we also have some assorted recent notes, and to lead off, a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, so here's what you need to know!

Sault Michigan hard rock quartet Project 906 will return to The Strongs Tavern in Eckerman for one night only on Saturday, April 15th! Announced with just enough notice for us to plug this before next week's concert previews, this will mark this talented band's first show out in the Strongs area of 2017, and will see the guys return to the stage after taking this weekend off. Project 906 have been a steady sight in the past year+, and it's nice to see them bring some familiar hard rock out to Eckerman again next week, so don't miss out on this show if you're in that area! A 9:00 PM start time is advertised for this 21+ concert, and there are no announced cover charges. For more details in advance of next weekend's concert previews, visit the official Facebook event page, and stay tuned for more from Project 906 soon!

Next up, let's finish this weekend's publically known hard rock concert previews, starting with the return of Toronto-based AC/DC tribute band Who Made Who to The Rockstar Bar for one night only TONIGHT! After over 2 years away from the local stage, this veteran tribute act will deliver some high voltage rock 'n roll for the first time in the Soo since November 2014, so if you've missed Who Made Who's faithful looking and sounding take on AC/DC, don't miss out tonight at The Rockstar Bar! Note that Who Made Who are not the AC/DC tribute band that dropped out of two Rockstar Bar dates last year, that band is Hells Bells, who have yet to reschedule from their most recent postponement. Tickets are reportedly almost sold out for tonight's concert, but as of this writing, you can still get them for $10 at The Algonquin Hotel's front desk, and no word on if door admission (if possible) would be higher. This is a 19+ event starting at 9:00 PM, so visit the Facebook event page for more details, and here's Who Made Who live!

Lastly for this weekend's concert previews, we'll head back to Michigan for the return of Traverse City classic metal trio Peril to The Northern Pines Lounge at The Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! Continuing their more selective concert schedule of recent years (sticking primarily to Kewadin branches and The Sportsman Bar in Boyne City), these will be Jeff, Adam, and Brooks' first gigs under the Peril banner since rocking St. Ignace two months ago, as part of what's largely been a bi-monthly schedule of late. Scarkazm has been much of the focus lately, but don't miss out on Peril's hard hitting and fan favourite covers tonight or tomorrow either, especially if you want some live hard rock action in the E.U.P. this weekend! As usual, you can catch Peril's Northern Pines Lounge gigs at 9:00 PM both nights, these are 21+ events, and neither has an announced cover charge. Check the above links for more details, and here's Peril live!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter items from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by band, event, or company name:

  • We have added Mike McWatters Photography to our listings of local band and concert photographers in the Sault Ste. Marie area, as Mike has uploaded a number of photos from The Din's CD release concert last summer to his new Facebook page, and had been plugging The Din's involvement in the postponed Quiet Riot show (would he have been on hand?) Mike got some very nice shots at The Tech in August, so give them a look at the above links, and hopefully we'll see him back at more concerts!
  • A Facebook page has been launched that hints at plans to host a concert festival at The Machine Shop on Sunday, June 18th named the Rock The Border Music Fest, with the announcement of "a music lineup like no other" scheduled for April 18th. Though not explicitly stated there, the festival's listed phone number is also given on pages for Sudbury promoters CSA International, so is this an expanded rescheduling of the Quiet Riot concert, or something completely different? Stay tuned for updates when they come in!
  • Local classic/hard rock cover quartet Soundcheck will take a road trip east to Spanish TOMORROW to compete at this year's Rock 'N Roar Battle of the Bands, joining 9 other bands competing for 4 spots at the annual concert festival in August, where they would open for either The Killer Dwarfs or Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett. Soundcheck are the first local band to compete in this battle since The Elements in 2015, and this will give drummer Steven Flint another chance at advancing to the festival proper, having placed with The Suicide Kings in 2014. Best of luck in Spanish tomorrow!

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

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