Friday, June 14, 2013

Concert Announcements And Updates - June 14, 2013, Part 1 of 2

The summer concert season continues to explode, so this week's announcements are divided into two posts. Here's the latest on all of the metal and hard rock concerts happening yet in June.

Relapse recording artist Windhand brings their doom metal to the area for a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul on Saturday, June 15 with support from Vulgaari, Syoboda, and DJ Heavy Ritual.

Also on Saturday, June 15, Big V’s Saloon in St. Paul has a night of thrash/crossover metal with Axe Ripper, Manic Outburst (both from Detroit), Compassion Dies, Plagued Insanity, and Lockgnar.

Staind singer Aaron Lewis has embarked on another solo outing as part of the J├Ągermeister Country Tour with special guests Brian Davis and Rick Monroe, which comes to the Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Mankato on Wednesday, June 19.

Local Prosthetic Records recording artist and grind kings Ambassador Gun play a FREE show at the Hexagon Bar in Minneapolis with Before The Eyewall and Witchden on Sunday, June 23.

There’s more grindcore at the Hexagon Bar in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 29 with Blue Ox, The Matador, Trailboss, and I Am Vengeance.

Local band Nuisance has organized a benefit show Cicely Novy, sister of Nuisance singer Vince on Saturday, June 29 at the Columbia Grill & Tavern in Columbia Heights. The Facebook event page details Cicely’s plight:

“On May 5th 2013, Cicely Novy suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was rush to the hospital where she has undergone multiple surgeries and has been in the ICU ever since. Cicely is a 26 year old Navy veteran who proudly served her country for 5 years. She is the most selfless person, always willing to help. Now she needs ours. Please join us in raising money to help her on her long road to recovery, as she will be unable to return to work in the foreseeable future.”

A beer bust ($5 for all you can drink beer) and a silent auction will go from 4–7 pm, followed by live music from Nuisance, Emergent, Standing Alliance, and more TBA at 9 pm for $10. Those willing to make donations for the silent auction should contact Missey Metz at

St. Paul metal band Cantharone plays the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Sunday, June 30.

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