It's now time to tackle this weekend's concert previews! It's not a major weekend for original bands, but with SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS from three local hard rock bands for the next few nights, and some previously announced shows to round things out, fans have options for some live music before the Halloween season shows kick off next weekend! Now, here's what you should know, and yes, we'll get to additional late notice shows in the coming days if confirmed!
Local classic/hard rockers Mourning Wood are scheduled to return to Reggie's Place downtown TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, we only heard about the shows last night via drummer Glen Thomas' personal Facebook page last night, and as of this writing, the band themselves haven't plugged the shows on Facebook. Fresh off of last weekend's show at the venue's sister location Reggie's West, this once again sees this prolific cover band playing a triple header at the typically country-centric bar, so if you've missed them downtown lately, keep these shows in mind! Is it odd that, despite playing three shows during their recent Reggie's weekends, they rarely promote shows there publically? Note that Glen's plug of these shows indicated that "the trio version" of Mourning Wood will be playing this weekend, presumably meaning that bassist Paul Belair will be absent and Steven Flint will be back on bass for these shows.
There's no announced cover charges for TONIGHT, TOMORROW, or SATURDAY NIGHT's shows, you must be 19 or older to attend, and there's no announced cover charges. For more details, visit the above links, don't miss this weekend's mini-throwback to Mourning Wood's original three-man days, and here they are live at Rednecks!
Next up, local hard rock/party cover trio Stiffler's Mom will return to The Canadian Nightclub for solo headlining shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, the shows were just announced by singer/drummer Greg Simpson on the venue's Facebook group last night. Two weeks removed from Lucky 13's weekend set that brought headlining cover hard rock back to this venue, these will be Stiffler's Mom's first public shows at the The Canadian since Toystock two years ago, and with Greg's company Maxx Entertainment's co-promoted return of bands to the weekend schedule there going well, hopefully Stiffler's Mom can keep the good times rolling for fans over the coming nights! Like at other recent Canadian shows, there is a 9:00 PM start time TOMORROW & SATURDAY, you must be 19 to attend, and there's no announced cover charges. Check the above links for more details, and here's Stiffler's Mom live at The Canadian!
Havadder are scheduled to return to The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Once again, apologies for the short notice, the shows were only announced yesterday via the venue's own Facebook event page. Two weeks removed from their last shows at The Rednecks Saloon, this will be Havadder's first stop at The Rockstar Bar in about two months, but you may notice that the venue confirms that they'll apparently be playing TOMORROW too, despite the Rockstar Republic club nights on Fridays, which were hyped as being on both floors of The Algonquin Hotel. The Rockstar Republic Facebook page confirms that they "are moving back to our home in the basement", though it's not clear if the club nights are permanently moving downstairs to The Algonquin Pub (or "The Zoo"), or if it's a one night thing due to a prior booking, but note that most recent Rockstar Republic promotion hasn't directly mentioned the double floor format, rather only one floor when plugging events.
Are Friday nights being opened back up to bands at The Rockstar Bar, at least partially? Time will tell, but in any event, you can check out Havadder's entertaining and often heavy covers TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at 10:30 PM, there's no announced cover (but bring money just in case), and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Havadder live at The Rockstar Bar this summer!
We'll close this weekend concert preview post with previously announced shows from prolific local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison, whose lengthy arrangements at The Harp Bar & Grill and Gliss Steak & Seafood will continue as expected this weekend! While not confirmed on Facebook yet, his website's calendar confirms that he'll be playing his usual matinees at Gliss TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, which he'll follow with his regular nighttime shows at The Harp TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, so fans of his acoustic hard rock covers can take in his diverse and extensive range of covers five times this weekend! Like usual, all of these shows have no announced cover charges (but remember that Gliss is a restaurant), the Gliss shows have no age limits and 6:00 PM start times, and the Harp shows are 19+ events with 10:00 PM start times. Check the above links for more details, and here's Tym covering Heart live a few years back!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes this weekend! Thanks everyone!