Thursday, March 21, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Tym Morrison & Tantrym Tyme) & Most Of The Weekend's Heavier Concert Previews!!

For our 24th straight day of new posts at the SMS, we'll focus on most of the weekend's metal/hard rock concert previews on this Thursday morning! The streak will continue for at least a couple more days, as we have this month's YouTube Channel Profile tomorrow, and then one on Saturday featuring the Sunday metal concert previews, just to break things up and not plug them too early. Among the shows through Saturday, we have some LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for newly announced sets, so here's what you need to know on both sides of the border for your weekend concert plans!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has two concerts planned for this weekend at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill on Trunk Road, including shows TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! The Thursday night setting for tonight's show is apparently due to a customer appreciation night going down this evening, and as a result, Tym will be on earlier at 6:00 PM. As well, the Facebook event page indicates that attendees could get a free meal, but I don't know if there's a catch or limited nature to that. Tomorrow night's show is more normal, with a 10:00 PM start time, and both shows promise a solid mix of metal and rock covers for attendees, as veterans of Tym's solo acoustic shows should come to expect! Both tonight & tomorrow's gigs have no announced cover charges, and I'd expect a 19+ age limit for at least tomorrow's show. For more details, click here & here!

Sounds like a packed weekend, but Tym's got the talent and drive to keep things interesting and varied over both nights, so don't miss his unplugged cover sets tonight & tomorrow at The Roadhouse on Trunk! For a preview, here's Tym covering Heart's "Alone" at The Service Grill in 2011, plus interview clips!

Also in newly announced public concerts is a new set from Sault Michigan hard rock quartet Tantrym Tyme, as they'll be playing somewhere you might not expect this weekend! According to their Facebook page, the former Abstract will be playing at the Soo Eagles NAHL hockey game on Saturday, which is definitely new for us on here! In case you're unfamiliar with the Eagles, they're a junior hockey team that play the same level of hockey as the Soo Thunderbirds on the Canadian side of the border (they actually both played in the NOJHL until the Eagles transferred to the NAHL last year.) Saturday's game at the Pullar Stadium (which sees them take on the Springfield Junior Blues) is part of the Eagles' military & parents weekend, which includes military discount tickets, a jersey auction, a skate with players, and music from the "Harmony Health Foods Band", who are one & the same as Tantrym Tyme (drummer Ethan Twardy's parents own the store, if I remember correctly, and there's been a lot of cooperation & promotion between the store & band as a result.)

No word on when the band plays on Saturday, but the game begins at 7:30 PM, and an intermission set would make sense. Tickets are $8.50 or $6.50 for seniors & youths, which you can buy at this location or in person at the Pullar Stadium, which is located at 435 East Portage Avenue near the marina & locks. Check the above links for more details! This seems like a big opportunity for Tantrym Tyme, even if it is somewhat untreaded ground for the site, but hopefully they make tons of new fans on Saturday, and the Eagles could clinch the North Division in the game, so keep it in mind! For a preview, here's this talented young band covering Pantera & Iron Maiden last year!

Now to the previously announced concerts on the weekend schedule, starting with our first ever preview of a concert at The Back Door in Sault Michigan! Finally, an SMS connection beyond their ads on Rock 101, as they're continuing with their recent plans for Friday night cover rock bands by bringing in Kinross hard/classic rock quintet Banned TOMORROW NIGHT! At least the fourth Friday night rock band brought in so far (joining Toast, The London Gentlemen, and Bittermoon), Banned are the first verifiable hard rock-leaning one to hit The Back Door (the jury's still out on Toast), and it's great to see the Traynors and company back in the Soo for another night of covers & originals during their busy March schedule! Of course, The Back Door is located at 313 Ashmun Street, just seconds down the road from Grooves Music & Steve's Music, and while I can't confirm a cover charge, bring cash just in case. Banned will be on at 10:00 PM, and a 21+ age limit will be in effect. For more details, visit the above links!

It's great to see The Back Door continuing their rock band experiment, and hopefully we see some more bands from all avenues of "rock" on Fridays there in the coming months, including hopefully some extra heavier acts! Banned should do fine on Saturday, and hopefully they prove The Back Door is a great place for their varied covers & originals! For a preview, here's their current lineup covering a Carrie Underwood song, but hopefully they post some new heavier covers soon!

Finally for the pre-Sunday previews, here's a couple of shows that don't have any extra frills that I know of (unless advance word counts), as Powerslug will return to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino tomorrow night & Saturday night! The page-less local hard rock band will make their first Sault Kewadin stops of 2013 this weekend, and expect a solid weekend of hard rock covers and possibly originals to chug your mug to both nights! With alumni of Clownsack, Full Throttle, and Kilacel enlisted, how could things turn out bad? As usual for their Kewadin Casino dates, there's no announced cover charge, you must be 21 to attend, and a 10:00 PM-ish start time is likely. For more details, visit Kewadin Casino's entertainment page, the source of our advance word! Hopefully this weekend's gigs go swimmingly for Chris, Bob, and Chris, and keep The Rapids Lounge in mind on your weekend concert plans! If online media ever pops up again to preview their sound/live show, I'll be sure to tell you guys!

That's likely all for today, but stay tuned tomorrow for this month's YouTube Channel Profile, when we look at Sault Michigan concert attendee dfunker76's YouTube channel! Thanks everyone, and also watch out for Sunday concert previews on Saturday, including the Trapt/Hinder show!

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