With another weekend fast approaching, let's tackle most of this weekend's hard rock and punk concert previews! For reference sake, we'll cover Highway 63's Sault Michigan shows and any late notice discoveries in our next post, so look for them then, but today's post covers announced Sault Ontario shows, including many familiar faces, so here's what you should know!
We'll start with prolific local hard rock solo artist Tym Morrison, who will continue his ongoing weekly concert arrangement at Gliss Steak & Seafood with acoustic shows TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! Expect three more evenings of unplugged hard rock classics from this local favourite at The Quality Inn's downtown restaurant, and while his shows there certainly haven't been a novelty as of late, his dependable acoustic covers should get a solid reception once again this weekend! As usual for his Gliss shows, there's no announced cover charges or age limits for these 6:00 PM concerts, but again, this is a sit-down restaurant, so keep that in mind. For more details on Tym's latest matinees at Gliss, visit the official Facebook event page, and here's Tym live at The Harp during his regular run there!
Next up, local classic metal quintet Project 421 will hit The Rednecks Saloon TOMORROW NIGHT for their first ever solo concert with no extra opening or headlining acts! Their first of at least two solo concerts on their current schedule, this will see this talented outfit playing the vast majority (if not all) of the songs that they have in their repertoire, so if you love Project 421's nostalgia trip and strong skills, be at the former Nicolet Tavern tomorrow night! Remember, they'll also be playing by themselves at The Rockstar Bar on February 5th, so keep that in mind if that works better for your schedule or location. There is a 19+ age limit for this 10:00 PM concert, which has no cover charge. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! It'll be very interesting to see how Project 421 do in the realm of weekend cover bands, so be at Rednecks tomorrow for wall to wall 421 action! Here's Project 421 live in 2014!
Now, Project 421 are only playing tomorrow at The Rednecks Saloon, but bassist Daniel Horton is promoting the concert going down THIS SATURDAY NIGHT to round out the weekend, as three familiar local bands will join forces! A partial encore of a Rockstar Bar show from two weeks ago, the advertised headliners are local pop punk quartet Stereo North (in their second show of the year), alternative hard rock trio The Din (in their first show since dropping "Mike Haggith and" from their name), and funk/hard rock quartet The Elements (who have new songs in store for their first show of the year), so be sure not to miss this trifecta on Saturday night! The Elements will kick things off at 9:30 PM on Saturday, there's no cover charge, and you must be 19 or older to attend. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! There's something for everyone at Rednecks on Saturday, whether you love punk, funk, alternative, or a little of each, so keep this one in mind too, and here's Stereo North live!
Finally for today's previews, local hard rock cover quartet Griphook will make their long awaited return to the stage THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar! This veteran local band took the last six months off from concerts while working on new material, and as a result, this will be their first show since Rotaryfest 2015, their first of the year, and their first at The Rockstar Bar since 2014, so this has been a long time coming! Though this is just a one-nighter (classic rockers Nikkfitt are playing there tomorrow), Griphook fans would be well served to check out Joel, Brian, Dan, and Tony's return to the stage on Saturday, especially with new songs in their set, and who knows when we'll see them next? There's no announced cover charge for Saturday night's show (but bring cash just in case), you must be 19 or older to attend, and there's a 10:00 PM start time in effect. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and don't miss Griphook's grand return this weekend! Here they are live last summer!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more concert previews and updates in due course! Thanks everyone!