Thursday, December 10, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Havadder & Lucky 13) And Weekend Concert Previews!!

We're back to tackle another weekend of concert previews in the Sault area, and in this post, we have a big CD release show(s) and some familiar faces from the cover side of things, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, and yes, if anything with later notice comes up, we'll touch on it when possible. Now, here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet Havadder will return to The Rockstar Bar for a headlining concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the show was only just announced via the official Facebook event page on Tuesday. Fresh off of their Toystock debut on Sunday, this will be Havadder's first gig at The Rockstar Bar in three weeks, and according to the event page, their last show there before Christmas. Jugga & company always entertain when they hit the stage, so don't miss their next concert TOMORROW NIGHT! For reference, they're not playing there on Saturday night due to a Cherry Crush concert (which is replacing a cancelled show from a U2 tribute band.) This 19+ concert has a 10:30 PM start time, and while there's no announced cover charge, bring $5 just in case. Check the above links for more info, and here's Havadder live!

Next up, fellow local classic/hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will also be playing live TOMORROW NIGHT when their "world tour" takes them back to The Rednecks Saloon! Again, apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the show via their Facebook event page on Tuesday. Last seen last week at The Rockstar Bar, this will be Ed, Jeremey, Jeff, and Roger's first concert at the former Nicolet Tavern in almost three months, so keep their return in mind for TOMORROW NIGHT for their entertaining range of familiar covers! No word though on if they're playing Saturday too, the event page leaves things vague, but we'll let you know if there's confirmation. Again, there's no announced cover charge, you must be 19 or older to attend, and a 10:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Lucky 13 live at Toystock last fall!

Moving to previously announced concerts, let's tackle prolific local singer/guitarist Tym Morrison's latest shows in his now 6 month run at Gliss Steak & Seafood, which go down TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! Now solely at the Quality Inn's restaurant weekly (his 2 year engagement at The Harp ended suddenly last month), Tym's long running solo acoustic gigs are still well worth checking out, even if our only current option is via restaurant matinees, so keep his latest Gliss shows in mind for this weekend! Tym knows tons of songs, and is very talented as a singer & guitarist, so never fear! There's no announced cover charges for this weekend (but again, this is a restaurant), there's no announced age limit either, and 6:00 PM start times are in effect. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and here's Tym live at The Machine Shop!

Last but not least, local alternative/hard rock trio The Pixo Control will finally launch their debut CD "Probably Not" with not one, but two CD release concerts THIS SATURDAY at LopLops Lounge! Presumably to include all fans, the band will headline an ALL AGES concert at LopLops at 2:00 PM that day, before closing with a 19+ concert at 9:00 PM, but "Probably Not" will be on sale at both for $10, so bring extra cash to be the first with a copy! Glam/power pop trio Caroline Divine will return to the stage as openers for both concerts, while rising post-punk quartet Gnaeus will be second on the bill for the 19+ show only, so if you want to check out their impressive originals, be at the 9:00 PM show! Of note, these will be The Pixo Control's first full concerts since August's Emergency Festival, their first since album mixer Dustin Goodall replaced Steve Edwards on bass, and will mark the return of Keeghan Rosso on drums following Matthew Thibert's brief stint this summer. How will the new lineup sound? Be at LopLops on Saturday to find out!

Also, personal Facebook postings confirm that the final album cover for "Probably Not" is indeed now just the mushroom photo that adorns the stage during concerts, rather than the former cover of that picture hanging on a gray wall. Seems obvious in hindsight now! Both of Saturday's concerts have $10 cover charges (albums are separate), and again, the 2:00 PM show is ALL AGES, and 9:00 PM's is 19+. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! It's great to see The Pixo Control finally releasing "Probably Not", and I hope to get a copy for a review on the SMS A.S.A.P., but don't miss Saturday's release parties (one or both!) For a preview, let's touch on the latest of the "12 Days of Pixo", as the band nears the home stretch of their daily free song posting from the CD onto their YouTube channel, so what's online now? The lengthily titled "Congratulations on Your Decision to Become a Pilot" and, as embedded below, "Scratch", with just "No" & "Potpourri" left to be uploaded today and tomorrow respectively.

We'll again hold full comment on these songs until our full review of "Probably Not", but check out the new songs (and old) above and below, stay tuned for the 11th & 12th Days of Pixo before Saturday's release parties, and don't miss The Pixo Control's return and new album then, all at LopLops!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post next! Thanks everyone!

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