Friday, May 8, 2015

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

For our second of this busy weekend's concert preview posts, we're generally looking at Saturday nighters, including LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for TOMORROW and all month, but we also have some assorted updates at post's end! If you're wondering, we are previewing tomorrow night's fifth annual Swampstravaganza in a second post later today to spread it out and give it more emphasis, so don't worry, it's coming! Now, here's what you need to know for this weekend!

Local hard rock solo singer/guitarist Tym Morrison's weekly concert arrangement at The Harp Bar & Grill will indeed continue TOMORROW NIGHT, so we'll add May dates to our concert schedule! Apologies for the short notice, we were waiting for Tym to announced new dates online before confirming them here. Though his listed dates on his website's calendar ended last Friday, and there weren't new updates to it at the time of this writing, his Harp run hasn't ended yet, so we'll add dates for May 15th & 16th, 22nd, and 29th & 30th) to our listings, with Saturday, May 23rd absent here due to The Harp's likely broadcast of UFC 187 that night. For reference, Tym is not visbily playing there tonight, presumably due to an outside booking, but we haven't heard what that is yet. Again, we're taking his Harp bookings a month at a time due to their uncertain length, but his acoustic hard rock covers are more than welcome any time of the year!

TOMORROW'S show (and the rest this month) have a 10:00 PM start time, no announced cover charge, and a 19+ age limit, so for more details, visit the official Facebook event page! It's great to see Tym's lengthy and successful run at the former Madison's Pub continue on past it's cutoff on his calendar, and hopefully there's lots more shows to come there! For a preview, here's Tym live in 2013!

Moving to previously announced concerts, local hard rock quartet Beaumont Avenue will return to the stage TOMORROW NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar! Last seen in March, the former Suicide Kings will be playing at The Rockstar Bar for the first time in over 4 months, and tomorrow's one-nighter (Havadder are playing there tonight) should be a great time for fans of this popular and talented band! However, like in March, Beaumont Avenue will feature bassist Mitch Sirie's Bear Hunters bandmate Johnny Belanger on guest drums in place of Ben Boudreau due to his out of town commitments in Hamilton, but he will likely be back behind the kit during summer gigs. Also, note that Beaumont Avenue's planned Rockstar Bar shows on June 19th and July 18th appear to have been cancelled, as per to the quiet recent deletion of their Facebook event pages.

A reason for the apparent cancellations hasn't been announced, but we will keep you posted if either is rescheduled! As for tomorrow, Beaumont Avenue are scheduled to rock The Rockstar Bar at 10:00 PM, there's no announced cover (but bring cash just in case), and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, don't miss Beaumont Avenue's return TOMORROW NIGHT, and here's the guys live last summer!

Also announced for this weekend is a rare Rednecks Saloon appearance by local party/hard rock cover trio Stiffler's Mom TOMORROW NIGHT! As announced via frontman Greg Simpson's promotional company Maxx Entertainment's website, this is the first instance that we can find of Stiffler's Mom playing at the former Nicolet Tavern among past shows listed online, but whether this would be their debut there or not, this has been a long time coming! For the sake of clarity, I will note that Stiffler's Mom have not confirmed this show outside Maxx Entertainment's wesbite, which also lists a Bone Yard concert there for tonight, but that presumably has been cancelled (the Redneck Rock 4 band show takes place there tonight.) If anything is stated to the contrary regarding the Stiffler's Mom concert, we'll let you guys know, but for now, we'll treat it as on.

A 10:00 PM start time is likely for tomorrow, you must be 19 to attend, and there is no announced cover charge. For more details, visit the above links, don't miss Stiffler's Mom at The Rednecks Saloon TOMORROW unless we hear otherwise, and here's the guys at The Canadian!

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

  • The Emergency Festival is indeed coming back for a second year! The LopLops Lounge-produced summer concert festival (which arguably replaced Rotaryfest's Second Stage) will return downtown on Saturday, August 15th, and will presumably again feature concerts, performers, and vendors both outside on Queen Street and in LopLops all day, but performers and a schedule are to be announced. Stay tuned as more comes in, and click here for info!
  • Local goregrind duo Rotopsy have added a new date to their summer tour plans, which will take place at "Crawford" on Saturday, June 20th. This presumably alludes to Blood Shed rapper Phat Boii's residence, as he referenced adding a house party gig there to the calendar, but details on the address (and if it's even a public event) are forthcoming. Stay tuned!
  • Newer local grind/thrash trio Them have been named as the presumed final openers for the Caym-headinined concert at The Oddfellows Hall next Friday, as per a quiet recent update to the Facebook event page. Given Heavy North Entertainment's promotional involvement, their addition makes sense, so look for them alongside Caym, Jack Spades, and The Bear Hunters next Friday night, and keep posted for updates!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for our Swampstravaganza preview and more later today! Thanks everyone!

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