Thursday, October 8, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Nudge, Banned, And Lucky 13) And Weekend Concert Previews!!

News has been slow as of late, with only three posts (one a monthly feature) since our last weekend concert preview post, but things will pick up soon! Today, we have lots of SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS and previews of one more set of shows that we already heard about, so let's kick things off with a notable band's return to our area, and a linked apology (and yes, we will touch on Peril's shows this weekend in our next post, so don't worry!)

Marquette, Michigan hard rock cover quartet Nudge will rock The Satisfied Frog in Sault Michigan TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, and as it turns out, this is their second straight weekend there! I profusely apologize for missing last weekend's shows at The Frog, they completely slipped us by during last week's previews, as well as for the late notice on these shows, which we only heard about a couple of days ago. After a ten month absence from our area, Nudge returned to The Frog for the first time this year last week, and like with this weekend's shows, they were preceded by acoustic gigs by frontman Danzo McCracken on the Wednesday and Thursday, so if you're up for mellower covers, be at The Frog TONIGHT as well! Last week's shows were also just their second weekend in the Soo with current drummer Bob Crawford. TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S shows have 10:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and 21+ age limits. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page!

I again sincerely apologize for missing last weekend's Nudge shows on here, but hopefully the guys had a blast in their long awaited return to the E.U.P., as it's been way too long! No word on why they didn't play here for 10 or so months, but if you missed last weekend's hard rocking covers, here's your encore opportunity, and here's Nudge covering Motley Crue!

Next up, Kinross hard/classic rock trio Banned will rock Dondee Lanes in Sault Michigan TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the shows on their Facebook page on Monday, and they weren't included (or booked?) when they last announced late-2015 shows there in August. The new Dondee bookings also join one more new local show on Saturday, November 14th, which will uniquely take place in their hometown at The Kinross Township Hall at 4916 West Curtis Avenue, specifically at their Orioles' Club inside the hall. I don't recall Banned ever playing at this venue, but a show in their stomping grounds should be a nice change of pace! TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S Dondee shows will mark Banned's first announced gigs there since November of last year, so if you've missed Banned at this popular bowling alley/concert venue, don't miss out!

Also, a New Year's Eve gig in Drummond Island was newly announced on Monday as well, but that is outside of our coverage range (no word yet though on a Halloween weekend gig, which Banned usualy have on their schedule.) Both new regional shows have early 8:00 PM start times, no announced cover charge, and while the Dondee shows are 21+, I can't confirm a potential age limit for the Kinross gig. Check the above links for more details, and don't miss Alex, Don, and Wayne's entertaining covers in the Soo THIS WEEKEND, in Kinross next month, or at other previously announced fall gigs! Here they are live last year!

Moving north to Sault Ontario, here's one more late announcement, as local alternative/hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will return to The Rockstar Bar THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Once again, I apologize for the short notice, the show was only announced via the official Facebook event page on Tuesday. A one-nighter due to The Algonquin Hotel's Rockstar Republic dance nights on Fridays, this will be Lucky 13's first Rockstar Bar stop in three months, and come fresh off of their first ever solo headlining gigs at The Canadian last week. With alumni of Aftersight, Turner Up, Wishbone, and The Gully Yodelers in their lineup, you know that Lucky 13 will deliver a fun night of hard hitting covers on Saturday, so keep this one in mind for SATURDAY NIGHT! And remember, don't come Friday if you're hoping to see Lucky 13, but if you like club nights, bring white clothing for the blacklight party!

Lucky 13's show on Saturday has a 19+ age limit, 10:30 PM start time, and no announced cover charge. For more details, visit the above links, and for a preview, here's Lucky 13 covering a few songs live!

Finally for today, here's some previously announced concerts, as longtime Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will continue his long running weekly arrangements at The Harp Bar & Grill and Gliss Steak & Seafood this weekend, including acoustic hard rock cover matinees at Gliss TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, which he'll follow as usual with his regular nighttime shows at The Harp (formerly Madison's Pub) TOMORROW NIGHT & SATURDAY NIGHT! After a slightly abbreviated previous weekend schedule due to The Harp's UFC PPV broadcast, Tym's back on his usual five-shows-a-weekend schedule, so if you want to check out his unplugged renditions of hard rock classics, be sure to check out Tym either downtown at Gliss or central at The Harp over the coming days! The Gliss shows are 6:00 PM matinees with no announced cover or age limits (though remember, this is a restaurant), while the Harp shows are 10:00 PM gigs with no announced cover and 19+ age limits.

For more details on these shows, visit the official event page at the links here & here, and don't miss Tym Morrison's prolific range of covers at these two venues this weekend! Here's Tym live with the late Luke LeBlanc!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for the Peril previews and more next! Thanks everyone!

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