Friday, August 11, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The Din & Project 906), Plus Remaining Weekend Concert Previews!!

Here's our last weekend concert preview for this batch of shows, and just off the bat, I wanted to acknowledge that the Elements' preview should have been yesterday instead of Peril due to the Friday-only placement. Blonde moment, but I hadn't forgotten the show, and it's previewed here, along with two SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, despite their attachment to big festival events, with a new video from one! Here's what you should know!

Sault Michigan hard rock quartet Project 906 will provide musical entertainment at the fourth annual Moloney's Michigan Beerfest at (and outside) Moloney's Alley on West Portage Avenue TOMORROW! Apologies for the short notice, the band only confirmed their involvement via their Facebook page this past Saturday, and with no posts scheduled until Monday, we opted to hold them for this weekend's previews. A festival devoted to craft and independent breweries in Michigan, 17 in-state breweries will be on hand with their wares for fans to try for themselves, which will be very exciting for beer aficionados, so visit the official Facebook event page for complete non-musical details! It's also worth noting that half of the proceeds will go towards the ongoing cancer battles for young area residents Jessica Jorgensen (who was similarly supported at Pop Evil's 2013 show here) and Alex McCready, so keep them in your thoughts when attending Moloney's Michigan Beerfest TOMORROW!

And yes, this is the latest Project 906 event at Moloney's Alley, which they have played prolifically in recent weeks, though they will look slightly different, as bassist Dustin Paras will be out of town this weekend. Filling in is former Scofflaw/Broke on Sunday bassist Barney Gravelle, who you may remember from playing with Joe Jenkins & Will Storey in 906's predecessor band Ten Kings, so keep that angle in mind TOMORROW! Moloney's Michigan Beerfest begins at 3:00 PM, but Project 906 will be on at 6:15 PM as a (the?) featured band, and tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on Saturday, with 4 drink tickets included, 5 if bought in advance. Tickets are available at Moloney's Alley, The Palace Saloon (just down the road) and the Downtown Development Authority office at 511 Ashmun Street. Visit the above links for complete details, and for a preview, here's a brand new video of Project 906 live at last week's Sidewalk Sales event at Crooked Music!

Though the weather wasn't as bad as forecasted, the downtown music store still hosted their musical entertainment inside, with their Facebook page confirming the day's musicians mid-sale, including Dead Water Tapes guitarist Garrett Chevrette, two-man-band The MC Experience (featuring Connor Tetzlaff & Tantrym Tyme's Mike East), former Half Stupid bassist Matt Williams, and a joint set from Stuck In Reverse's Raven Griffin and Retro Troop's Cliff Schaut. Project 906 (sans Dustin again) headlined, with a store staffer filming them covering The Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See". Solid acoustic performance of this southern rock classic, if a little pixellated, so give it a look below, and stay tuned for more from Project 906!

Next up, here's one more late notice show announcement, as Sault Ontario alternative/hard rock trio The Din are back at it TOMORROW NIGHT for a special Roberta Bondar Pavilion concert as part of the inaugural Fringe North International Theater Festival! Again, apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via it's official Facebook event page on Tuesday, and hadn't previously been advertised on the festival's website at that time (though it's on their schedule now.) An early event in this Buskerfest-succeeding festival of theatrical, street, and musical performers at varying downtown locations, TOMORROW'S show will double as the anniversary concert for their debut studio album "Give In To The Din", which came out on August 12th last year. In honour of the anniversary The Din will play the entire album from start to finish, as well as selections from their upcoming second album, so keep all of this in mind!

Though not advertised by the band, Fringe North's website lists local Christian rapper Bold Noize as opening, which does make sense, given his past guest appearances with The Din. Look for him to start the night and on three future days under the tent! Fringe North vendors will be on site for this FREE & ALL AGES concert at 9:00 PM TOMORROW, and of course, finally we'll see The Din rock the border at a (partial) music fest! Despite the unusually late notice, this should be a fun concert to commemorate The Din's one year old CD, so see above for more details, and here's The Din live!

Finally, here's a preview of one more previously announced concert taking place TONIGHT, as local funk/ska/hard rock quartet The Elements will play a rare headlining concert at The Rockstar Bar! Preparing a set chock full of varied covers and all of their originals for tonight's concert, this will definitely get a ska kick compared to their other recent shows, as saxophonist Josh Norling will return as a guest performer for the first time this year, so look for some smooth sax to compliment The Elements' hard hitting covers and originals tonight! Local alternative/hard rock quartet Bizotic will open tonight's proceedings in a rare Rockstar Bar stop, giving both bands some horn instrument action, and they should compliment things nicely, so don't be late for their set either, or to get some new stickers! A 19+ concert, expect a 10:00 PM start time and no announced cover charge. Visit the official Facebook event page for more on this intriguing concert, and here's The Elements (and Josh) live!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates on the site over the weekend! Thanks everyone!

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