Thursday, June 20, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (For Those About To Rock & Tym Morrison), Sault Ontario Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

Things have been quite busy for me lately in terms of site updates (blame MySpace, I'll go into details this weekend), but the news keeps plugging on, as we have short notice LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for tomorrow night, previews of two metal-leaning concerts going down TONIGHT & , and a new video from a local metal project, so read on below for what you need to know! (Updated at 5:00 PM)

Have you AC/DC fans missed a local tribute concert to the hard rock legends? Well, the wait ends TOMORROW, as Toronto's own For Those About To Rock will make their first ever local stop for a night of high voltage rock n' roll at The Rockstar Bar! Apologies for the short notice, this was announced last week but slipped me by for coverage until the other day. The first AC/DC tribute show in the area since Who Made Who rocked The Canadian in February of last year, F.T.A.T.R. have their own unique and proficient take on the AC/DC sound, and they have an authentic look & setlist to go along with it, so fans will wanna check this show out on the weekend schedule! Admission will be $8 for tomorrow's show, you must be 19 to attend, and there's a 10:30 PM start time. For more details (including a contest tomorrow to win tickets to a Weezer concert in Toronto), visit the official Facebook event page!

I dig For Those About To Rock from what I've heard, and they have a close sound to the real thing, so don't miss tomorrow's show for a night full of AC/DC hits, and for a preview, here's a 2007 promo video featuring F.T.A.T.R. playing the song they're named after!

The other new show goes down TOMORROW NIGHT, as Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will return to his favourite recent concert spot (The Roadhouse Bar & Grill) on short notice! This was just announced on his solo project's Facebook group this afternoon, and it more or less replaces both his planned Docks Riverfront Grill debut (which was called off due to weather today as well, likely meaning it would have been an outdoor set), and the Roadhouse customer appreciation night set that was called off to fit the Docks show in. His acoustic metal/hard rock covers should still sound awesome, so don't miss tomorrow's late notice return to The Roadhouse on Trunk Road! This 19+ show has a likely 9:00 PM-ish start time, and there's no announced cover charge. For more details, check the above links! Hopefully Tym will make his Docks debut soon, but for now, a trip to the East End for some hard rocking unplugged covers wouldn't bad, so keep it in mind, and for a preview, here's he and ex-Half Past frontman Luke LeBlanc covering Extreme's "More Than Words" a few years back!

Next up, here's a concert preview for an already scheduled show, as TONIGHT marks local concert promoter J.D. Pearce's sixth Thursday night metal/punk show at The Roosevelt Hotel, which will be headlined by Vancouver crossover/thrash quartet The Golers! Well known from their hard touring and dark humour-infused studio material, their extreme hybrid sound should be more than welcomed to The Rosie tonight, so don't miss out on their local debut! There will be two local opening bands tomorrow as well, both of which are also making their respective Roosevelt Hotel debuts, including local old school hardcore/punk quintet Destroilet (in just their second show since 2011) and newer sludge/doom metal trio AlgomA (in their second ever live concert set), and both should be fitting openers, and fun to see live again! Admission will be $10 at the door tonight for this 9:00 PM concert, and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! With plenty of diverse extreme metal/punk sounds to be had, and from three bands that aren't everyday sights locally, this will be a can't miss concert, and it's great to see all three rocking The Rosie tonight!

I hope to see you guys there, as I'm overdue for a Thursday nighter at The Roosevelt Hotel, and a review will follow tomorrow if all goes well! For a preview, here's over 6 minutes of The Golers tearing it up in Vancouver in 2010!

Finally for today, here's the latest from Bear Hunters guitarist/Suicide Kings bassist Mitch Sirie's solo project The Sorrow Fields! Though their Facebook page was curiously deleted for unknown reasons in the last few months, the project is ongoing, and Mitch revealed on their YouTube channel on Monday that he's working on a Sorrow Fields album name "Godlessness", which will be a "monument of bleakness & despair". To that end, he posted this 1:45 sample of the proposed album's title track onto YouTube, and while there's not a ton to say on it yet, it has a dark progressive/black metal feel to it, but it ends before anything too heavy is revealed early (and there's some arbitrary dead air at the end too.) Promising preview regardless, and I definitely wanna hear more, so give this sample of "Godlessness" by The Sorrow Fields a listen below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned tomorrow for our LemmaFest preview, and if all goes well, our review of TONIGHT'S Golers concert! Thanks everyone!

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