Friday, November 15, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Tym Morrison), Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

A busy stretch at the SMS looks to be slowing down come the weekend, but before then, we have weekend concert previews today in a relatively slow concert weekend, news relating to Punch and half of their lineup's other band work, and some more assorted notes. We'll start with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT and a related new song posting, so here's what you need to know!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has yet another solo concert at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill scheduled for TONIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this show was announced on Tuesday via it's Facebook event page, but I held it for our preview post to avoid redundantly covering it twice in a short span. Continuing his usual recent trend of playing this East End venue on a Friday night, Tym's acoustic solo cover sets are always worth checking out for his wide array of song choices and clear talent on display, so keep his latest Roadhouse gig in mind for TONIGHT for some unplugged hard rock action! Admission should be free as usual, you must be 19 to attend, and there's a 10:00 PM start time. For more details, visit the above links, and for a preview, here's Tym's newest solo original song! Uploaded to his YouTube channel on Tuesday, it's entitled "We Need More Love", and was inspired by Tym's recent experience picking up & meeting two hitchhikers. A softer rock song, it has a good message and production, but some of the programming sounds a bit off early. Solid track though, so give it a look below, and don't miss his show tonight!

The only other verifiable hard rock concerts in the Sault area this weekend that I can confirm will take place at The Runway Bar in Hessel, Michigan, where Kinross hard/classic rockers Banned will return for the first time in over 3 months TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! Ever the prolific local band, you can also see Banned next weekend in Sault Michigan, but keep this weekend's Hessel shows in mind for a diverse and often heavy blend of covers and originals from Alex, Don, and company! There's no announced cover charge for these 21+ concerts, and a 9:00 PM start time is likely. For more details, visit the above links! Banned remain a talented and prolific band in the Sault area, and hopefully this weekend's shows are also successful, so just in case you can't see them next weekend (and not knowing their December plans), don't miss out this weekend! For a preview, here's Banned covering The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" earlier this year!

Now to some news relating to new local hard rock band Punch! Fresh off of their third place finish at Wednesday's Viva La Battle, the guys already have their next live date lined up, as they're the second and final local openers for the Diemonds concert at The Algonquin Pub THIS THURSDAY, joining the returning T-Rex Manning! Solid addition, and hopefully Punch can "punch" out another successful set in their second show! While Punch begin their local run, members Steven Flint and Ben Boudreau are upping the busy plans, including joining another local band, as they've quietly joined local singer Alexa LeClair's recently relaunched hard rock band These Sins of Time as their new guitarist & drummer, replacing Dalton Boissoneau & Mitch Harris, who were in the band's 2011 incarnation. To go along with the new additions, all mid-2013 postings on their Facebook page (including song lyrics & a vocal sample) were deleted, with the only new post relating to a bassist search for their new lineup, so if you're interested in trying out on bass for These Sins of Time, message band members on Facebook or at this link!

Note that Steven & Ben's main band The Suicide Kings are still alive, recently indicating on their Facebook page that they're jamming again and may have a show coming up, but can Steven & Ben juggle three bands, or has there been lineup changes for The Suicide Kings that haven't been revealed yet? I don't know, but I'm very curious to see where both Punch and These Sins of Time go locally (the latter have especially intrigued me during their scattered runs), so stay tuned for news on all 3 bands as we get them!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter stories from the last little while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by band or event name:

That's all for today, but stay tuned soon for more news and updates! Thanks everyone!

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