Thursday, September 10, 2015

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

With another slow concert weekend (barring late notice shows) upon us, let's combine the only set of previously announced hard rock concerts with some extra stories, including an intriguing event and a new video, so here's what you should know, starting with a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!

Toronto punk veterans Broomfiller have finally secured a local concert date for Thursday, September 17th (one week from today), as they'll be headlining at The New American Pub next week! Last seen at the former Foggy Notions way back in 2002, this high energy quintet have a fun sound that is reminiscent of everyone from Bad Religion to The Foo Fighters, so be sure to give them a listen! It's nice to finally see them get a local booking, I know they were struggling to secure a Soo date, though no word if their hoped October 3rd date here will also go down. Kudos to Destroilet's Brenton Ellis for putting this one on on a week's notice, so don't bypass the action at The New A in seven days time! At least one local opening band is to be announced. There is no announced cover charge (yet?), you must be 19 to attend, and a 9:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and stay tuned for updates!

Next up, long time Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's ongoing weekly concert runs are advertised as continuing this weekend, with his usual Gliss Steak & Seafood appearances taking place TONIGHT, TOMORROW, AND SATURDAY, which will be followed by Harp Bar & Grill appearances TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Though oddly not yet announced via Facebook event pages, his website's calendar and SooToday's entertainment page confirm the bookings as part of his lengthy arrangements at both venues, but of course, we'll correct this if there are any announcements to the contrary. Tym's skilled and prolific blend of acoustic hard rock covers are a fan favourite sight, so whether you're a recent Gliss or Harp regular, or haven't seen Tym in a long time, keep this weekend's shows in mind for some solid live entertainment!

None have an announced cover charge, the Gliss shows have no listed age limit and are at 6:00 PM, and The Harp shows are 10:00 PM, 19+ affairs, but remember that Gliss is a restaurant. Check the above links for more details, and here's Tym live at the former Bossy's!

Also today, here's some new videos Sault Michigan hard rock quartet Ten Kings, courtesy of their Facebook page and, in a new find, their Instagram page! A new Facebook video (shared from attendee Michelle Leazier's personal page) is actually not of the band itself, but of the reason why they played a private gig in Hulbert Township on Saturday, as it features regional musician Tom Adams drumming and jamming "Folsom Prison Blues" with Ten Kings guitarist Joe Jenkins. Tom's battling health issues of some kind, but it's good to see him rocking out, and hopefully he gets well soon! As for their Instagram page, it features two short videos from recent concerts, including this short clip of Joe playing a guitar solo (song unclear) at The Savoy Bar & Nightclub in June, but embedded below is this video of the guys covering Billy Squier's "Lonely Is The Night" at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino last month.

Not the best song for Brandon Carr's vocal range, but what little we hear points to a solid rendition, so give it a look below, and see the rest of Ten Kings' recent video postings above!

A video posted by Ten Kings (@tenkingsband) on

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

  • The title for the upcoming Ripcordz/Destroilet/Jack Spades split CD is "Fed Up!", as confirmed via the new Facebook event page for their CD release show at The Algonquin Pub on October 24th. Is there a context to the name? I'm not yet sure, but the release concert will have $10 advance admission and $15 at the door, with CD copies (price to be confirmed) on sale that night, though promoter/Jack Spades frontman J.D. Pearce hopes to have future printings in other formats. Check out new details at the above links!
  • Ex-Suicide Kings frontman Mike Gaetano is looking to get back into a local band, as per his post on the Musicians Wanted Facebook group on Tuesday. He didn't offer extra details, but fans of his band work will know his singing talent, and he can play guitar as well. If you're interested in jamming with Mike, message him at this link or above!
  • Former Haggith bassist Jordan Leach (currently going as "Whate Ver" on Facebook) is looking for bands interested in playing the second Speak Easy Battle of the Bands, following March's inaugural fan-voted event won by Gnaeus. There's no genre restrictions, and cash prizes again await the winners, but other details (including the date) are not yet known. Mike Haggith & The Din have expressed interest in playing again, but if you or your band want in, message Jordan at this link or via his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post on Tuesday!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's Defunct Local Band Profile next! Thanks everyone!

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