It's time to get you guys caught up on some more news for this Thursday night! Today, we have this weekend's local concert previews, and kicking things off, LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS!! Here's what you need to know!
The next metal night at The Roosevelt Hotel on February 3rd is now confirmed with a three band lineup, including an out of town band! That band is For All That Is Lost, a death metal band from Desbarats, Ontario! Desbarats is about an hour from Sault Ste. Marie, which is a bit far for us to count them as a "local" band, but they're one of the more promising metal bands I've heard in the district from outside of the Soo! Solid death metal, their production needs some work from the songs I've heard, but they sound pretty good! Joining them at this concert are two local death metal bands, those being Bring The Fallen and The Bear Hunters! These will be their first shows following TOMORROW'S all ages concert at The Oddfellows Hall, and they'll surely be looking to tear up the stage with their original material! An order for the bands hasn't been locked down yet, but For All That Is Lost did say on their MySpace page that they would be opening for Bring The Fallen. We'll have to see how the final order falls into place. This concert will take place in exactly ONE WEEK at The Roosevelt Hotel, with no cover charge, a 19+ age limit, and a likely 9:00 PM start time! For more details, check the above links and the Metal Nights at The Rosie Facebook page! This should be another great metal night, with lots of death metal to go around! I'll keep you guys posted with updates!
Also on the new concert schedule is the return of Browbeat! Yes, the local hard rock trio will make their first concert appearance in four months on February 18th and 19th at The Roosevelt Hotel themselves! These shows will mark the debut of the band's newest lineup, including Bear Hunters drummer Johnny Belanger, who replaced Rick White in Browbeat late last year. The Facebook event page only lists the February 18th show, but frontman Dutch Vanderploeg confirmed the Saturday for that weekend as well on his personal Facebook page. Dutch has also talked about releasing and recording a Browbeat DVD on there as well, so make note of that! I'd expect a 10:00 PM start time for this show and a 19+ age limit, and I doubt there'd be a cover charge either night. Check the above links for more details! It's great to see Browbeat back out there, especially given their recent issues getting a stable long term lineup, but hopefully Dutch, James, and Johnny will last for the long haul and get lots of gigs in! Stay tuned for more as I hear it!
Now to this weekend's concert previews! I know of a few this weekend in the Sault area, but I haven't heard of anything across the river. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, as concerts over there are a lot harder for me to source. We'll start our previews with a show we alluded to above, as it's the all ages metal show TOMORROW NIGHT at The Oddfellows Hall! Entitled "Icy Metal For Aborted Therapy", this concert was originally a private birthday party event for Bear Hunters guitarist Mike Vincent, but after cancelling for health reasons, 5 of the 8 announced bands (Browbeat, Stillbroke, and Psychotic Nature are off) pulled together to book The Oddfellows Hall anyway and rock out for the good of all metal! The lineup includes Bring The Fallen as the headliners, preceded by fellow death metal bands The Bear Hunters and State of Misery, extreme quintet WinkStinger, and classic metal trio Sativa Rose! Great lineup of newer and younger local metal bands, this isn't to be missed, despite it's relative short notice! Admission will be $5, it is ALL AGES, and everything starts at the early start time of 5:00 PM! For more details, visit the above links and the Facebook event page!
I will absolutely be there, and this will be my long overdue first glimpse at Sativa Rose & The Bear Hunters, so there's no real way I'd wanna miss this show! For a video preview, here's a new video of Bring The Fallen covering Trivium's "Entrance Of The Conflagration" from last month's Soo Music Mash-Up concert, thanks to Micaela Hurley for uploading this onto her YouTube channel! Short, but not a bad clip, check it out below!
Also this weekend is Turner Up's return to The Nicolet Tavern for a pair of dates tomorrow night and Saturday night! The frequently seen, hard working classic hard rockers will be sure to put the extra effort in this weekend, especially with tomorrow's show falling on guitarist Len Ward's birthday, so make note of that if you're at The Nic tomorrow! Both nights will have roughly a 10:30 PM start time, there shouldn't be a cover charge, and you must be 19 to enter on both nights. We just discussed these shows yesterday, so I won't retread too much ground, but if you want some classic hard rocking entertainment, The Nicolet is where you'll wanna be this weekend! For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview, here's Turner Up covering Guns N' Roses' "Mr. Brownstone" from earlier this month at The Rockstar Bar!
That should wrap up today's post, and if you're wondering where the Tym Morrison preview is, I'm saving that for a post on the weekend as he's only at Foggy Notions on Monday this weekend, so I'll preview it closer to then. This is an off weekend for his Big Cheese arrangement, so it's too early for the Foggy's preview. I'll have more on that and other news as the weekend progresses, so stay tuned! Thanks everyone!