Thursday, November 24, 2011

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Winkstinger), Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

It's time to preview this weekend's slate of metal and hard rock concerts! That said, I'll remind you guys before we get to them that Caveman Morrison's shows this weekend at The Rosie are NOT taking place, as they were double booked with Spyder's Web already scheduled, so Caveman Morrison's new lineup will debut next month at The Rosie, and I'll have more on that very soon! That said, there's at least four heavy concerts going down in the twin Saults over the next few days, so let's begin with a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, and stay tuned at the end of the post for updates of some of our monthly feature posts! According to both bands' Facebook pages, local extreme metal quintet Winkstinger and grime/death metal trio Shit Liver will be rocking Feedback THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! The venue has yet to confirm this concert, but with both bands saying it's on, there must be truth to it. This will be the first time that Winkstinger has rocked a local stage in four months (last seen at the 25th Rosie metal night in July), and it's great to see them finally back for another night of face ripping originals! Shit Liver are also good to see back for their first show at the former Foggy Notions since opening for Napalm Death, and you know their crusty mix of punk & death metal covers & originals will be sure to turn heads as usual on Saturday night! An 11:00 PM start time is listed for this show, you must be 19 to attend, and I'd bring at least $5 for a cover just in case. For more details, click here! It seems like forever since we've seen Winkstinger, so definitely consider seeing them at Feedback on Saturday, especially with Shit Liver's punk and death metal sounds joining in for a night of brutality this weekend! Hopefully I can make it out, I'm overdue for a metal show at Feedback! Stay tuned for updates if they come in, and for a preview, here's Winkstinger playing their song "Where'd We Go Wrong" at what is now Feedback last year! Now to the previously announced shows for the weekend, and first, it's TONIGHT'S Roosevelt Hotel metal night! After a week's absence, the Thursday concert series returns for it's second show since the relaunch on November 10th, but 39th overall, and promoters have secured a varied and talented lineup for tonight's show! Headlining tonight (in their metal night debut & second show overall) are local deathcore quartet View To A Kill, whose familiar and heavy sounds and members will be sure to rock the stage tonight in their Rosie debut! Joining them tomorrow are Thessalon death metal quartet For All That Is Lost, in their first local concert in three months. It's always good to see F.A.T.I.L. back in town, so don't miss their brual and dark death metal stylings tonight! Opening tonight's show will be classic metal quartet Late & Loud, who'll have lots of proficienty and energetic covers and originals in store for fans, including songs from their to-be-released demo, so be their early to check them out! As usual for the all local/Algoma lineups, there will be no cover charge, a 10:00 PM-ish start time, and a 19+ age limit. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Note that a Facebook post implied that Late & Loud would be playing with Sativa Rose & T. Rex Manning tonight, but that's not correct, and the official lineup is cited above, so don't get confused! Whether they're now bi-weekly, not rigidly scheduled, or otherwise, it's nice to see metal nights back at The Rosie, and hopefully the success levels continue for them tonight! I've had to miss the later Dismembertainment-promoted ones and the relaunch due to school (Friday morning classes don't help), but with LSSU's Thanksgiving break ongoing, I can hit this one for sure! I'll hopefully see you guys there, and for a preview, here's View To A Kill playing their original "Let It All Bleed Out" at their debut show at The Canadian earlier this month! Finally for new shows that I know about, Sault Michigan hard rockers Monkey's Uncle will return to The Rapids Lounge at Kewadin Casino tomorrow night & Saturday night! Two weeks after they last rocked Kewadin Casino's bar, look for this talented veteran quartet to deliver a weekend full of high impact covers (and possibly originals?) over the next two nights! I haven't heard too much unique about these weekend shows, but the music will rock, so keep that in mind! A start time of 9:00 PM or later can be expected, there's no cover charge listed for either night, and you must be 21 to attend. For more details, click here! Barring any unadvertised shows or late bookings, these could be Monkey's Uncle's last Sault Michigan shows of 2011, so keep that in mind when debating your concert plans this weekend! They're a talented band, don't miss them for some great times across the river at Kewadin Casino! For a preview, here's Monkey's Uncle covering Finger Eleven's "Paralyzer" at a concert in 2007! And finally, here's some updates to some of our monthly feature posts to make them more accurate & current! Starting with the Defunct Local Band Profiles, I've restored the images on the Lower S.E.S. & Life's Eclipse profiles, as the links for them got screwed up somehow on MySpace's end, so there's no more vague person silhouettes on either! Also, I edited the State of Misery profile to add references to members Steve Rhodes & Ray Cowan's new bands View To A Kill & Social Suicide (I'll have more on State of Misery's status themselves soon too, hopefully.) And for our YouTube Channel Profiles, I've added references to new Sault Michigan trio Trail's End to our profile of Cami Hubbard, a.k.a. myangels1266's channel, seeing as her son Chris is in Trail's End now. Finally, I've added a reference to how Foggy Notions is now Feedback in our profile of Garden of Bedlam's YouTube channel, seeing as it played a big part in their posted music videos. Hopefully things are all updated now, so click the above links to get caught up! That's all for today, but I'll see you guys at The Rosie TONIGHT, and stay tuned for my review and more news and notes very soon! Thanks everyone!

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