For our second post of the day, we're covering most of the weekend's metal & hard rock concert previews, though due to the amount, we'll cover Glitch's first ever stop at the OLG Casino in Sault Ontario on Saturday night in tomorrow's post, so look out for it then! Today, we'll look at shows taking place either on Friday or over two nights, including a pair of SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, so check everything out below, and also give our profile of last year's Rockstar Bar Battle of the Bands a look in the post below this one!
Local alternative/hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will return to The Rockstar Bar for another concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this event was announced on Monday, so we held it until our concert previews to avoid a redundant re-post. Last seen there (or anywhere) just under a month ago, it should be nice to see this skilled veteran quartet's diverse and often heavy cover selection back at The Algonquin once again tomorrow, especially if you like the members' work in older bands like Aftersight, Wishbone, Turner Up, and The Gully Yodellers! Keep in mind, Lucky 13 are not playing a show on Saturday night due to the previously booked Cherry Crush show that day. Admission should be $5 for this 19+ show, and a 10:30 PM start time is advertised. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview of Lucky 13's show TOMORROW, here they are at The Canadian!
Next up, local hard rock cover quartet Griphook will return to a familiar (yet different) location for two shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, as they will be playing the next two nights at The Rednecks Saloon! Apologies for the short notice, Griphook just announced these dates on Tuesday via their Facebook event page. As you may remember, this Albert Street West venue was previously known as The Nicolet Tavern, but they underwent a name and country theme change last fall, and only began re-introducing live bands in January. Unlike the rumoured changes at the former Roosevelt Hotel however, The Rednecks Saloon haven't shut out rock bands, welcoming the likes of Havadder and Obsession already in 2014, along with another hard rock return for next month that we await confirmation of. Griphook were actually the last local band of any genre to play at The Nicolet over the October 25th weekend, so it'll be nice to see them back at this location 6 months later for another entertaining weekend! No word on if they have to include country in their sets to fit the new theme though.
Like before, there's a 10:30 PM start time in effect, you must be 19 to attend, and there's no announced cover charge. Check the above links for more details, don't miss Griphook's return to/debut at The Rednecks Saloon for some solid varying hard rock covers this weekend, and for a preview, here's their original lineup covering Incubus at the pre-renovations Nicolet!
Moving to previously announced shows, Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's weekly concert arrangement at The Harp Bar & Grill on Pine Street enters it's 21st straight week with solo shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! After a one week return to his original Friday-only schedule due to Jay Case's show last Saturday, Tym will kick off his third weekend of double bookings at the former Madison's Pub this weekend, which will see him play at and host an open mic night tomorrow, followed by a normal solo acoustic gig on Saturday, so pick a day for your favoured type of concert this weekend! Keep in mind relating to Tym's concert scheduling, we're taking them one month at a time due to the length of the bookings on his website's concert calendar, so I expect more to be confirmed outside of there. This weekend's shows take place at 10:00 PM each night, you must be 19 to attend, and there's no announced cover charge. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, don't miss Tym's talented unplugged shows this weekend, and for a preview, here he is covering Eric Clapton in 2010!
Finally for today's previews, we head over to the Sault Michigan area for the only heavier shows that we've heard about this weekend, as Traverse City groove metal trio Scarkazm will head back to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Previously making their Upper Peninsula debut in January, this will be the second regional concert weekend from the metal band featuring Peril/Audio Circus frontman Jeff Hudson on drums, and this weekend's shows have to be a sign of success for Scarkazm's January shows if they're coming back already! Look for a high impact weekend of metal covers and originals in St. Ignace this weekend, as Scarkazm have the reputation and talent to back it up! Be at the St. Ignace Kewadin tomorrow or Saturday at around 9:00 PM, you must be 21 to attend, and there's no announced cover. Check the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's the aggressive MMA-set video for their song "Sicker Than You!"
That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post tomorrow, including our preview of Glitch's OLG Casino gig on Saturday! Thanks everyone!