Thursday, December 4, 2014

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Griphook, Tym Morrison, And Mourning Wood), And Weekend Concert Previews!!

Before we continue clearing out backlogged news stories, here's this weekend's hard rock concert previews! Aside from the St. Ignace shows at post's end, these all have SHORT NOTICE CONCERT ALERTS attached, along with some December shows later in the month from two of the bands, but there's some solid covers going down at numerous venues this weekend, so here's what you should know for this weekend and beyond!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet Griphook will return to The Rockstar Bar for one night only TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band originally announced the show on Sunday via it's Facebook event page, but our own busy last few days pushed it aside at the time. This will be this veteran band's first Rockstar Bar appearance in almost nine months, and just their second show since Rotaryfest, so you know they'll be ready to rock with their often heavy covers once again tomorrow! No word yet though on why they're not playing on Saturday, but it's likely due to a separate booking from another act. A $5 cover charge is likely (though The Rockstar Bar has had more and more no-cover nights in recent months), you must be 19 to attend, and an 11:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, check the above links! It's great to see Griphook playing live somewhat regularly again, so keep TOMORROW'S show in mind, and here are the guys live this summer!

Next up, we'll add veteran local hard rock musician Tym Morrison's acoustic solo concerts at The Harp Bar & Grill for December to our concert listings, as he's scheduled to return there TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, as well as on December 12th & 13th, 19th and 20th, and on the 26th & 27th! Apologies for the short notice again for this weekend, we were waiting for Facebook confirmation of the first shows, but none came before this preview post. Also, I thought I'd mention that Tym's shows at The Harp last weekend were cancelled on short notice last Friday due to Tym being too sick to perform, as per his personal Facebook page, and I apologize for not hearing about the cancellations at the time! In any event, Tym's website's calendar lists all of this month's dates, but we'll let you know if something changes! Like usual for his Harp run (which hits it's one year anniversary later this month), Friday shows are jam nights that he hosts and plays at, and Saturday shows are general acoustic gigs.

Like usual, this month's solo shows from Tym Morrison have 19+ age limits, no announced cover charges, and 10:00 PM start times. For more details, visit the above links, and we'll of course let you know when/if we hear of any cancellations or changes! Either way, hopefully you consider a trip to the former Madison's Pub this weekend for some entertaining unplugged hard rock, and here's Tym at Mill Square!

Lastly for short notice announcements, we have local classic/hard rock trio Mourning Wood, and unlike last weekend at Reggie's West, we had slightly more advance word on these so we could get them on the site! Still, apologies for the short notice, the earlier of the shows was only announced on Tuesday. First, you can see Terry, Steven, and T.J. live at The New American Pub SATURDAY NIGHT at The New American Pub, marking their third advertised appearance there since forming, while the other booking will see them rocking out on New Year's Eve (Wednesday, December 31st) at The Rednecks Saloon, so there's your first known hard rock show to ring in 2015 with! That show was announced on their Facebook page on November 19th, but further details are to be confirmed. Both of this month's shows are 19+ engagements with no announced cover, and while the New Year's show will likely be a 10:00 PM gig, SATURDAY'S New A show will have an early start time of 6:00 PM.

The 6:00 PM start time does seem odd on the surface, but all of Mourning Wood's shows at this venue have started then for unannounced reasons, so it's normal for there. If you want an earlier night from your cover rock bands, this might be up your alley though! For more details, click here and visit the above links, don't miss this talented trio's hard rock attack on Saturday and on New Year's Eve, and here are the guys at Rock For Dimes!

Finally for this weekend's confirmable hard rock shows, we'll head to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino, where Charlevoix, Michigan hard rock quartet Audio Circus will make their long awaited Eastern U.P. debuts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Fronted by Jeff Hudson (of Peril, Scarkazm, and Kiss'd fame), Audio Circus are the last of Jeff's active bands to play a Sault-area show in 2014 following his non-Peril bands' local show bookings earlier this year, and in a sense, they're also the most mysterious, having very little online concerning their sound of media of them in concert. The guys do have a 1980s-leaning hard rock sound though, and have opened for the likes of Quiet Riot & Slaughter since debuting, so fans should be in good hands when they take in the Audio Circus this weekend (and yes, these shows had plenty of advance notice!) Both tomorrow & Saturday's shows have 21+ age limits, no announced cover charge, and 9:00 PM start times. For more details, check the above links, and don't miss Audio Circus this weekend in St. Ignace!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for more news soon, as we're still fairly behind on recent items! Thanks everyone!

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