Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American and Yooper readers, and happy Hanukkah to our Jewish readers! In our second post today, we're back to usual matters, mostly related to weekend concert previews in Sault Ontario (are all the American hard rock bands taking the holiday weekend off?), but we also have a new solo guitar video at the end of this post. We'll lead off with LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS from a prolific local solo artist, one of which is SHORT NOTICE, so read on below to get caught up, and note that our preview of Sunday's Toystock event will be up by Saturday to spread it out and give it emphasis (and check out our whack of updates to our Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profiles in the post below this one!)
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has two more solo acoustic concerts lined up for the next two weekends, including another Roadhouse Bar & Grill show TOMORROW NIGHT, followed by his second appearance at The Harp Pub & Grill (formerly Madison's Pub) next Friday! Apologies for the short notice for this week's show, Tym only just announced these last night. Tym's been a prolific sight at The Roadhouse for months now, so hopefully tomorrow's show keeps that successful run alive in the East End, while next weekend's Harp show (centrally located at the Food Basics plaza on Pine Street) is his first stop there in 5 weeks, though no word yet on if this will lead to a regular monthly arrangement or not. If you go see him TOMORROW or next week, be prepared for solid and entertaining nights of unplugged metal & hard rock covers from this talented local veteran! There's no announced cover charges, 10:00 PM start times, and 19+ age limits for both shows, and for more details, visit the official Facebook event pages here & here! For a preview of tomorrow's Roadhouse show, here's Tym covering Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters"!
Now to previously announced shows this weekend, including the return of local classic/hard rock quintet That's Chester to Docks Riverfront Grill TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Last seen on a public stage at Rotaryfest (though they've played private gigs in the interim), these will be this veteran cover band's first appearances at Docks since March of last year, and they could be seen as warm-ups for their Toystock headlining set on Sunday night at The Canadian, so keep that angle in mind! According to the Facebook event page, the band has some new songs to play, and they're also hyping the addition of a keyboard to their live repertoire, but I don't know yet whether an existing band member will handle songs with keyboards, or if they've added a sixth member. A $4 cover charge is likely for TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, with the shows starting at 10:30 PM, and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, visit the above links!
It's great to have That's Chester playing more frequently following their breakup, so don't miss them this weekend, and for a preview, here they are covering Deep Purple at Docks a few years back!
And lastly for today's previews, Toronto-based Motley Crue tribute band Crued will make their long awaited return to Sault Ontario on SATURDAY NIGHT for their first ever stop (I think) at The Rockstar Bar! Last seen at The Canadian Nightclub, this will be their first trip to Sault Ontario since April 2011, so it's good to have this talented tribute act back in town! Subtitled "The Notorious Motley Crue Tribute", Crued bring an authentic looking and sounding Motley Crue experience to every show (even playing songs live with singers Vince Neil and John Corabi), and if you've seen them live in town before, you'll know that for a fact! However, unlike their most recent local stop, there are no announced local opening bands. Tickets are $8 in advance at The Algonquin Hotel (the price jumps to $10 at the door on Saturday night), there is a 19+ age limit in effect, and a 10:30 PM-ish start time is likely. For more details, check the above links! If you love The Hair Scare and the hair metal attack of Motley Crue, you won't want to miss this show, so be at The Rockstar Bar on Saturday night, and for a preview, here's Crued playing "Too Fast For Love" last year!
To close today's post, here's another new solo performance video from local experimental/hard rock guitarist Mike Cliffe! Almost a week after his first upload to his YouTube channel since the spring, he's back with this new clip named "dn2s", which is another solo instrumental track that he's performing. Again featuring a spoken introduction (45 seconds long this time), this video is a bit heavier than his last, albeit with a bluesy progressive feel and a raw unpolished edge to the recording quality of thr track. Very nice work as usual, so check out Mike's newest solo video below!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and our Toystock preview by week's end! Thanks everyone!