With a new month upon us, let's blast into October with this weekend's concert previews, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS from three different acts and one previously announced concert (with updates) to preview as well! Remember, if there are more late notice shows to preview, we will touch on them when/if announced, and get them on the site if at all possible. Now, here's what you should know for this weekend!
First, we'll add prolific local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison's October slate of solo acoustic concerts to our listings! Now making the site after this weekend's shows were confirmed on the official Facebook event pages (here & here), I do apologize for the short notice on those ones, we were holding them for our previews. As such, look for Tym back at Gliss Steak & Seafood downtown for matinee shows TONIGHT, TOMORROW, AND SATURDAY and the following four weeks to come (October 8th-10th, 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, and 29th-31st), while his usual Harp Bar & Grill nighttime shows return TOMORROW and then on the rest of October's Fridays & Saturdays (the 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, and 30th & 31st.) Note that we didn't mention a Harp show on Saturday night, as the Facebook event page doesn't list it, presumably as The Harp is showing UFC 192 that night, so keep that in mind if planning to see him this weekend.
As usual for Tym's extensive runs at both venues, there's no announced cover charges, 19+ age limits at The Harp, and start times of 6:00 PM at Gliss and 10:00 PM at The Harp, but remember that Gliss is a restaurant if you're thinking about attending. For more details, visit the above links, and definitely consider checking out Tym's tried and true acoustic shows this month! For a preview, here's Tym live at Mill Square!
Next up, local hard/alternative rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will play their first ever solo headlining gigs at The Canadian Nightclub TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the shows via the official Facebook event page on Thursday. Though Lucky 13 are no strangers to The Canadian via their appearances at all three Toystocks to date, they will become the first hard rock-leaning band to play a solo weekend engagement at the Pim Street venue since they restored regular bands to the weekend schedule last month. Given Maxx Entertainment's involvement in the return of bands, I'm surprised that Stiffler's Mom or That's Chester didn't play there first, but Lucky 13's entertaining and nicely varied range of classics should go over well at The Canadian this weekend, so don't miss them either! There is NO cover charge, everything starts at 9:00 PM both nights (with bands wrapping up by 1:00 AM), and you must be 19 or older to attend.
For more details, visit the above links! Fresh off of their "world tour" stops at The Rednecks Saloon, it'll be interesting to see Lucky 13 playing for two full nights at The Canadian this weekend rather than an hour long Toystock set, so definitely consider seeing them this weekend, and here they are at The Canadian Nightclub last year!
Havadder will return to the stage TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rednecks Saloon! Again, apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the shows on their Facebook page on Monday. After taking September off for unannounced reasons, Havadder will return to the former Nicolet Tavern for the first time in over two months this weekend, but Jason and company do have some new songs in their setlist, so be sure to come out to see what else they have in store! As they like to say, if you don't, you didn't! Note as well that they've teased having attendees celebrating birthdays this weekend, so keep that in mind. Like usual for Havadder concerts, there are 10:00 PM start times in effect this weekend, you must be 19 to attend, and there's no announced cover charges. Check the above links for more details, and here's Havadder live earlier this year!
We'll close with a previously announced concert for this weekend, as five acts will join forces at The Algonquin Pub THIS SATURDAY NIGHT in a fundraiser concert for the Soup Kitchen Community Center on James Street! Promoted by veteran local musician & Machines Dream frontman Craig West, this is a great cause to see such a diverse lineup of bands (including two heavier acts and a late addition) rock out, so definitely consider coming out to help the Soup Kitchen out! Local death metal favourites The Bear Hunters will headline at the odd timeslot of 12:40 AM, with the recently reunited classic rock quartet Nikkfitt (featuring Browbeat & Caveman Morrison alumni) co-headlining at 11:45 PM, and it'll be interesting to see how the new lineup does and sounds! As confirmed by Craig on the Facebook event page on Monday, Honest Job guitarist Drew Armstrong and unlisted "friends" will play a late-notice set at 11:00 PM, and if you know his band work, you'll know the folk and alternative talent that he brings to the table!
Local funk/hard rock quartet The Elements (featuring Nikkfitt bassist James White) will hit the stage at 10:00 PM, while the aforementioned progr-rock band Machines Dream will play a rare set to open the show at 9:00 PM. As well, while not musically related, Skip Morrison, the NDP candidate for MP in this month's election, has accepted an invite to come to the event & discuss the election, so keep that in mind if you're an NDP supporter or undecided voter. This 19+ concert has a $5 cover charge, with all proceeds going to the Soup Kitchen, so definitely consider a trip to The Algonquin Pub THIS SATURDAY for all of the diverse musical action! For a preview, here's The Bear Hunters live earlier this year!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post tomorrow! Thanks everyone!