By Donna Hopper
Friday, June 17, 2011
Last evening's show, which also featured the talents of Sh*t Liver, Sativa Rose, Skull After Betrayal and Fright Light, was just one of a long list of punk and/or metal events hosted at the Rosie by Rich Moreland's local promotion company, Dismembertainment.
After being approached by the Rosie's new management last November, Moreland has hosted a variety of hardcore Thursday night entertainment, from punk to metal to thrash.
"The Sault has so much amazing local talent, it's beyond words," Moreland told SooToday.com. "We've got about a dozen local bands that are on a regular rotation, and they all bring something great to the table."
"I've been hosting shows since 2006 and I've lost a lot of money over the years," he explained. "But the local hardcore scene has gradually grown to the point where bands from across the country are asking to play here. I launched Dismembertainment in March to help put Sault Ste. Marie on the map. If it's heavy, I'll bring it."
Moreland says the out-of-town bands he has hosted enjoy playing the Sault because even if the crowd isn't huge, it's always enthusiastic.
"There's a Thursday night regular - I think he's about 75 years old - and he's here every metal night," said Moreland. "One night we got him to crowd surf and he was hanging off a pipe from the ceiling. It was awesome. Our regular crowd is amazing and friendly."
We didn't see any old barflies hanging from the ceiling at the Dayglo Abortions show last night, despite the churning mosh pit.
And aside from getting smashed in the mouth with the mic, the Cretin, bass player Willy Jak and drummer Blind Mark (yes, he's actually blind) delivered a show that will likely go down in the Sault punk history books.
For more information about upcoming Dismembertainment shows, visit the Facebook page or the official website
If you're a band looking to play, contact Rich Moreland at firstname.lastname@example.org ///