Hey everyone, it's time (as usual) for our weekend concert previews! As far as I can determine, we have seven metal or hard rock concerts from Thursday-Sunday, so let's go over everything you should know for your concert going this weekend! And in case anyone asks, I may not be able to hit any shows this weekend, partly because of my camera issues (family commitments too), but my charging adapter is finally being mailed from Detroit today, so it should be back here next week! For now though, here's all you need to know for this weekend's concerts!
First, we'll head to The Roosevelt Hotel for TONIGHT'S next metal night! Three local metal bands will return to The Rosie for a night of mayhem at 9:00 PM tonight, including headliners As It Stands! A little over a week after they headlined Soo Music Mash-Up, the fast rising metalcore quintet will headline another entertaining concert, with their new originals sure to deliver tonight! Joining them are local death metal band Bring The Fallen, also in their first show since Soo Music Mash-Up! With loads of devastating extreme music in store, make sure you don't miss their set tonight either! Opening the show are The Bear Hunters, who've logged in a few high profile and well received sets since their live debut last month, so make sure to be there early for their own brand of death metal originals and covers! Despite the relative short notice of most of these metal shows at The Rosie, Rich Moreland has been booking loads of quality bands for these shows, so don't miss tonight's if you can help it! Tonight's show starts at 9:00 PM, there is no cover charge, and you must be 19 to enter. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! I hope I can make it for this one if possible, but if not, PLEASE go for me and have a moshing good time! Videos would be cool too if anyone has a camera! For a preview, here's As It Stands playing their original "Conception" last month at The Oddfellows Hall!
Next up, we'll take a quick detour to Sault Michigan, as a local hard rock trio make their first stop at The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino of the year! A busy year for Kewadin's bar/concert spot begins tomorrow night and Saturday night when Monkey's Uncle return for a weekend of hard rocking covers and originals! Featuring Henry Switzer of The Mama's Boys on vocals and guitar, Jim Belleau on bass, and Hair Trigger drummer Ron Suchey, Monkey's Uncle always deliver a fun set of hard rock songs in any of their local stops! Though it's hard for me to verify dates of theirs at other venues, they are absolutely at The Rapids Lounge this weekend! Both tomorrow and Saturday's shows should start at around 9:00 PM, you must be 21 to get in on both nights, and there is no cover charge. For more information, click here or the above links! If you need something to do or check out this weekend across the river, Monkey's Uncle should fit the bill nicely! For a preview, here's Monkey's Uncle covering Nickelback's "Figured You Out"!
Back to Sault Ontario, as we'll head to Docks Riverfront Grill for a pair of classic hard rock shows this weekend! Despite earlier claims that Turner Up would be there this weekend, we now know that That's Chester will be rocking Docks tomorrow and Saturday night! These five local music veterans will be sure to deliver a high energy set of your favourite covers this weekend, so make sure not to miss them! There is also no announced cover charge for both shows, you must be 19 to enter, and the show will start at around 11:00 PM each night. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! These should also be good shows, with That's Chester launching into a likely busy 2011 in style at one of their favourite stomping grounds! Check out all of the above links for more information, and for a preview, here's That's Chester covering Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Time" from a 2006 show!
And finally, Tym Morrison's back for two more acoustic solo shows! First, he kicks off his first show in his new weekly arrangement at The Big Cheese, the bar/restauarant in Heyden that he has been a regular sight at in past years! This arrangement will see Tym at The Big Cheese every Friday, with shows scheduled every Friday through at least February, starting tomorrow night! Then, his Foggy Notions arrangement continues on Sunday for another acoustic solo set there! Like with the new Big Cheese deal, he'll be at Foggy Notions every Sunday through February as well, so there is loads of music in store for you fans of Tym's local work! If you want to mellow out with some great acoustic metal and hard rock covers, then make sure to head to Heyden or Foggy's this weekend! Both shows have 19+ age limits, I assume he'll be on at 10:00 PM at both venues, and there's no advertised cover charge for either night. For more details, click here for the event page for tomorrow's show, or here for details on his Sunday concert. For a video preview, here's Tym covering Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" last month at Foggy Notions!
That's all for today, in our eighth post already of 2011! Stay tuned for much more very soon, including our next CD review and more news very soon! Thanks everyone!