Thursday, January 20, 2011

This Weekend's Local Metal/Hard Rock Concert Previews!!

It's time to get uou guys hyped up for another exciting weekend of hard rock and metal concerts in the Sault Ste. Marie area! We have a lot of interesting news to share (including LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS), and I hope to get a good segment of it out of the way later tonight, but I'm going to focus on the weekend concert previews in this post. I know of at least six shows from tonight to Sunday in Sault Ontario, and let's start with the show taking place TONIGHT!

The next metal night at The Roosevelt Hotel goes down tonight, featuring three notable local metal bands! All are veterans of past metal nights, but all three are relatively new in the local scene, and are well worth your attention! So at tonight's show, we have extreme metal quintet WinkStinger, death metal rockers State of Misery, and grindcore trio Shit Liver ready to lay down the metal for all who attend! This is WinkStinger's first show of 2011, so they'll be looking to make a heavy impression with their fast and aggressive originals, while State of Misery (potentially with a new guitarist, if rumours are true?) will have their own originals and covers in store for a set of crushing death metal! Shit Liver, though polarizing, will no doubt stand out with their locally unique brand of crusty and grimy death/grind music! As is custom for these metal nights at The Rosie, there is NO COVER CHARGE, a 9:00 PM start time (more or less), and you must be 19 to enter. For full details, check the above links and the Facebook event page! Sounds like a great concert, and I would like to add that I should be in attendance for this one! I have no holiday commitments or camera issues, so I'd bet on my "making an appearance", if you wanna be formal! Check the above links for more, and for a preview, here's WinkStinger playing their song "Fuck The Rest" at Coch's Corner in October!

Next up, here's a notable concert taking place TOMORROW NIGHT at The Canadian Nightclub! When it comes to tribute bands, The Canadian's been a go-to place for them in recent years, and that continues tomorrow when Who Made Who return to Sault Ontario! Yes, the popular AC/DC tribute band from our very province will be back at The Canadian tomorrow night, in their first of at least two area stops in 2011 (remember, they're on the Hempfest lineup too!) Who Made Who always deliver a great night of AC/DC classics from the Bon Scott & Brian Johnson eras, and they're definitely a band to watch out for if you're bar crawling tomorrow night! Who doesn't love AC/DC? The show starts at 10:00 PM tomorrow, with a 19+ age limit and a $5 cover charge at the door. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Take my word for it, Who Made Who are a faithful and entertaining tribute band, and they'll deliver what you expect if you head to The Canadian tomorrow night! Check out all of the above links for more info, and for a video preview, here's Who Made Who playing "Whole Lotta Rosie" at a show early last year in Thunder Bay!

Now back to local bands, as a prominent local classic hard rock band returns to the stage this weekend! One night after metal night, The Roosevelt Hotel welcomes Turner Up back for two straight nights of entertaining covers! These will be the talented quintet's first shows of 2011 at The Rosie, and they'll be looking to entertain and rock for all in attendance! There doesn't appear to be a cover charge for either tomorrow or Saturday's shows, everything starts at 10:30 PM, and you must be 19 to enter. For full details, visit the Facebook event page! This should be another fun weekend of music from Turner Up, who impress and get people moving all the time, and this will likely be no different! Remember, if you go, don't be discouraged by the first set's lack of "metal", as things "turn up" as the night goes on! For a preview, here's Turner Up covering Guns N' Roses' "Mr. Brownstone" last week at The Rockstar Bar!

And finally, Tym Morrison returns to the stage for two shows this weekend in his continuing arrangements at a pair of area bars! As he has in recent weeks, Tym will be at The Big Cheese in Heyden tomorrow night, and then he'll be rocking Foggy Notions with his acoustic solo material on Sunday night! Sure, this is more reserved and soft than his Caveman Morrison work, but while the lineup situation continues to be in flux, either of these shows will be good alternatives! Both have start times of 10:00 PM, neither have an announced cover charge, and both are 19+ shows. The Sunday show at Foggy's has no event page, but it's on as scheduled until proven otherwise, but you can confirm your attendance for tomorrow's show in Heyden by clicking here! I should also note that Tym announced on the above link that his Big Cheese arrangement has been altered to just every second Friday, which would explain the recent cancellations. Why? I dunno, but could this open the door for weekend Caveman Morrison sets upon their return? Time will tell! Check the above links for more, and head out to see Tym this weekend if you can! For a preview, here's Tym covering Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" from a December concert at Foggy's!

That's all for now, but stay tuned later today for more news and notes before I head out to The Rosie! Thanks everyone!

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