Thursday, September 4, 2014

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The Bear Hunters & Tym Morrison) And Sault Ontario Weekend Concert Previews!!

Now that I'm back on a good internet connection, we can get things back on a decent schedule, and from that, we have some LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS today, and this weekend's Sault Ontario metal/hard rock/punk concert previews! For reference, we do plan on covering Exiled's show on Saturday for our Yooper readers, but to avoid it getting lost in the shuffle, that will be in tomorrow's post, so don't worry! Now, here's what you need to know!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has confirmed his newest Harp Bar & Grill gigs for TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT in his ongoing weekly concert arrangement there, so we'll officially add his September gigs there to our concert listings! Apologies for the short notice regarding this weekend's gigs, he just confirmed them via their Facebook event page yesterday. Tym's September gigs at the former Madison's Pub amount to his 40th-43rd consecutive weekends there, and unlike in other recent months, Tym is scheduled to host & play at the Friday open mic nights AND play a normal Saturday solo gig all month long with no listed breaks, though of course, we'll let you know if any of the shows get bumped (or if another return to The Roadhouse Bar & Grill is added.) Like usual, Tym's gigs this month (including shows this weekend and on September 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th) have no announced cover charge, 19+ age limits, and 10:00 PM start times. Check the above links for more details, don't miss his hard rocking cover hits this weekend, and here he is covering Journey!

Next up, local death metal standouts The Bear Hunters will finally release their debut album "Eternal Hibernation" on Saturday, October 18th at a CD release party show at The Algonquin Pub! Note that the Facebook event page outwardly credits The Rockstar Bar as the host venue, but further reading confirms it will be downstairs. Currently slated to be the band's first local concert appearance since last month's Archspire show, The Bear Hunters (along with two opening bands to be announced) will take the stage for a brutal night of metal, in what the headliners are calling "the biggest moment of our career", so diehard fans won't want to miss out! The guys will play two sets, including the entire "Eternal Hibernation" album in the first, and newer non-album songs (like their newest track "Neckbreaker") in the second. CD copies of their debut album will be on sale that night, though prices and online availability have yet to be announced, and there will be a contest for advance ticket buyers to enter where you could win a free copy of the album, a band t-shirt, and more surprise band merchandise, so keep that in mind!

Yes, relocated rhythm guitarist Josh Stephney will be back with the band on October 18th as well, for just his third Bear Hunters concert appearance since moving to Brampton last year. Admission will be $5 in advance (with ticket details to be announced) or $7 at the door, a 10:00 PM start time is announced, and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, check the above links! The news comes on the heels of an ambitious Facebook page post on Tuesday where the band confirmed that they're also working on a new EP named "Aftermath" that will compile B-sides from older and recent recording sessions that, while not fitting for their planned second album, deserve to be heard all the same. As such, we likely haven't heard these songs in concert, but fans should be excited! The same posting also alluded to new band merchandise, an online store launch, a music video of some form, and future recording sessions for a second full length album, but further details on each have yet to be made. Sounds like The Bear Hunters have some huge plans in the works, and we'll have to see how/if everything falls into place! Stay tuned for updates!

Finally for now, a new Heavy North Entertainment ALL AGES show goes down THIS SATURDAY at The Oddfellows Hall (their first since their teases of the promotion's end), as they have a huge night planned with 8 bands to help ring in the fall, including three out of town metal bands! The headliners are Toronto crust punk quartet IDNS (short for I Don't Need Society), who should lay down some impressive and fast death/punk originals on Saturday night, so Shit Liver fans should be right at home with their set! The long awaited local return of Sudbury blackened death metal quartet Catharcyst will also occur on Saturday, and their brutality will come right after a set by Winnipeg hardcore punk quintet Bring The Fight (not Fallen), whose own energetic & hard hitting originals should appease locals on Saturday as well! An expanded lineup of 5 local opening bands will include Blood Shed Productions goregrind artists Crucify The Whore & Rotopsy, local doom/punk trio The Revolution (formerly the second Brutaly Fatal), the public concert debut of new rap/metal duo The Apocalypse Afterparty, and local grunge/punk solo project Telephone & Address' first set of the year!

Note that this will be The Revolution's first set at a Blood Shed-affiliated show since breaking from the label, while I don't know if Telephone & Address new album "Need Not Apply" will be on sale yet or not. This ALL AGES concert goes down on Saturday at an early start time of 5:00 PM, and admission will be $10. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! This should be a stacked concert for local metalheads and punk fans, so don't miss out on this marathon of sorts on Saturday, including for all 3 out of town bands! For a preview, here's a live IDNS studio session from January!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for our Exiled preview and more recent updates tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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