Here's one more post for your Thursday, and today, we'll mostly be focusing on previews for some upcoming metal and hard rock concerts, but I do have a few notes relating to some local metal band's lineups at the end. For the record, if a band like Full Circle or That's Chester have any shows this weekend, I don't know of them at the moment, but if anything's announced, I'll get it up on the site tomorrow! Now, let's begin this weekend's local metal/hard rock concert previews with a notable concert series' return (and check out this month's Defunct Local Band Profile in the post below this one!)
After a three week absence, Roosevelt Hotel metal nights are back TONIGHT! The weekly series of metal concerts at the Korah Road bar initially stopped after booker Rich Moreland's purchase of what's now Feedback, but Rosie manager Stephane Vincent has taken over the metal nights in time for tonight's relaunch! As such, this is the 38th Rosie metal night overall, and for the first time in two months, the lineup is 100% local, so here's who to look out for! The two most frequently seen bands on Thursdays at The Rosie will take the stage tonight, those being headlining death metal quintet The Bear Hunters and grimecore band Shit Liver, so a nice familiar dose of brutality will be in store for fans tonight! And for you punk fans, Redundant will return from their Halloween weekend gigs to rock The Rosie in between the death metal tonight, so get ready for their own musical attack! Sounds like a good return lineup, doesn't it? The ground rules appear to be the same as the past Dismembertainment-promoted metal nights with all local bands, so there will be no cover charge, a 19+ age limit, and an 11:00 PM-ish start time. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page!
It's great to see the Rosie metal nights back at 'em, and hopefully Stephane can make these a success for the long haul, as we could always use more metal! Head out to The Roosevelt Hotel TONIGHT if you can, and for a preview, here's The Bear Hunters playing their song "Render This Void" at The Rosie in June!
Also this weekend in Sault Ontario is the next two solo acoustic concerts from Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison! Lately, we've only seen him playing one show in a given weekend, but you have two chances this weekend, including his first ever show at Feedback TOMORROW NIGHT! Though he's never played at "Feedback" before, he's no stranger to this bar, having headlined a weekly concert arrangement at what was Foggy Notions late last year until February. Nice to see him back there, hopefully he rocks the Feedback stage all night long! And yes, his second show this weekend will indeed be at Service Grill Pizza on Saturday night, continuing the recent bi-weekly trend of his shows there, though whether that's his current schedule for the Korah Road restaurant or not isn't clear. It's always good to see Tym gracing the local stage with his acoustic metal covers, so definitely consider checking him out at either venue this weekend! Neither show has an announced cover charge (bring cash just in case for Feedback though), he'll be on at 10:00 PM tomorrow night & 8:00 PM on Saturday, and though I know it will be a 19+ show tomorrow, I don't believe the age restriction will apply for the Service Grill. Click here and here for each concert's respective event pages!
Tym Morrison's keeping busy this weekend, but with his talent, he'll pull off both shows with ease, so head down to Feedback or The Service Grill for some great metal covers in a more intimate setting! For a preview, here's Tym covering Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" in 2009 at the future Feedback!
Finally for the metal shows I know of at the moment, Marquette hard rock quart Nudge are coming back to Sault Michigan! The local favourites will make their first local stops in over a month when they headline at The Satisfied Frog tomorrow night & Saturday night! It's always good to see these guys make their return to The Frog, and you know their local fans will eagerly welcome them back to town this weekend! Nothing seems too out of the ordinary this weekend, just great hard rock covers from a talented band, and you know that's always welcome! Everything starts at 11:00 PM both nights, there's no announced cover charge, and you must be 21 to attend either concert. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! Nudge should tear down the house all weekend, so if you're in Sault Michigan and want some hard rocking good times, The Frog is the place to be! For a preview, here's Nudge covering White Zombie's "Thunder Kiss '65" at a 2008 concert!
Finally for today, here's some lineup news from new local metal band Social Suicide. Firstly, the band has added State of Misery guitarist Ray Cowan to their lineup, officially making them a quartet. This officially reunites Ray with his former Bring The Misery bandmate Tyler St. Amour, which will definitely be interesting! Ray's a very talented guitarist, and he should add really well to Social Suicide, which is quickly getting a stacked lineup of local talent (along with ex-Bear Hunters guitarist Andres Duschene.) That said, if Ray's addition to Social Suicide means anything to his status in State of Misery, I haven't definitively heard, but this, frontman Steve Rhodes' new band View To A Kill, and the lack of S.O.M. news in a month has me wondering. Positive or negative, I'll let you guys know what's up! And finally, Social Suicide are likely bringing drummer/ex-guitarist Storm Perry back to the band to replace Keeghan Rosso (again.) No definitive reason was given on their Facebook page for this switch, but there seemed to be a breakdown in his status over recent days leading to his replacement. Hopefully he gets into a new band soon though, and best of luck to Storm again in the band! As more from Social Suicide comes in, you'll definitely hear it here!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for a likely all-video post tomorrow! Thanks everyone!