Another weekend is upon us, so let's tackle this weekend's hard rock concert previews! It's a quiet weekend if you're hoping for heavier or punk original bands, but there's lots of cover action to look for over the coming days on both sides of the border, including some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS to start, so here's what you need to know!
Local alternative hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will play their first concerts of 2016 TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar! Apologies for the short notice, the shows were announced earlier this week via SooToday's entertainment page, and while there is a Facebook event page confirming them as well, it is private to tie in to some birthday celebrations going on at the venue both nights. These will be this popular veteran cover outfit's first concerts at The Rockstar Bar in over a month, and Lucky 13 should be in prime form for their return to the stage, so don't miss their varied & often heavy covers TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! And yes, if you're friends of the guests celebrating their birthday, be sure to celebrate in style! There's no announced cover charge (but bring cash just in case), you must be 19 or older to attend, and 10:00 PM start times are likely. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Lucky 13 live!
Moving to previously announced concerts, prolific local hard rock solo singer/guitarist Tym Morrison will continue his ongoing weekly concert arrangement at Gliss Steak & Seafood with solo headlining matinee concerts TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! Playing his third weekend of the year at The Quality Inn's house restaurant, Tym is exclusively there this weekend after an apparent one-off return to The Road House Bar & Grill this past Friday, so if you want to take in Tym's acoustic hard rock covers, head downtown to Gliss for his regular supper matinees this weekend! As usual for his Gliss shows, these are all 6:00 PM shows with no announced cover charge (but remember, this is a restaurant), and there's no announced age limits either. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview, here's Tym live at The Service Grill a few years back!
Closing in the Eastern U.P., let's first look at Sault Michigan classic/hard rock cover quartet Highway 63, who will play their first concerts of 2016 TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Northern Pines Lounge at the St Ignace Kewadin Casino! The first of an extensive slate of Kewadin Casino concert dates in our neck of the woods for this talented quartet, these and Sault Ste. Marie gigs await for most months of 2016, and for the sake of reference, we plugged the whole slate of 2016 shows in our last post rather than hold them for our previews to give that many shows their proper due and emphasis. Of course, you can check Highway 63 out next weekend at the Soo Kewadin branch, but if you can't make either of those dates, or live closer to St. Ignace, you know where to be this weekend! As usual for their Kewadin dates, look for 9:00 PM-ish start times, 21+ age limits, and no announced cover charges for tomorrow & Saturday's shows. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Highway 63 live last year!
Finally for this weekend (so far?), Kinross classic/hard rock trio Banned will play their second & third shows of the year (but first within an hour of the Soo) TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT when they headline at The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino! Marking their only regional concerts of the month, these will be Banned's first in Sault Michigan since October, and first at the Soo Kewadin since August, so if you've missed Alex, Don, and Wayne there in recent months, this weekend's shows will remedy that! Remember, Banned will next be in Engadine, Christmas, and Manistique before their return to our area for a Hessel show on February 12th, so visit their Facebook page for full and currently announced dates through March! This weekend's shows in the Soo both have 9:00 PM start times, 21+ age limits, and no announced cover charges. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Banned live last summer!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for much more news & notes in the coming days! Thanks everyone!