Thursday, February 25, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Mourning Wood) & Sault Ontario Weekend Concert Previews!!

With this last weekend of February upon us, let's begin our concert previews for this weekend with a look at Sault Ontario hard rock shows going down through Saturday, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS! Now, with this being a relatively busy weekend, we will tackle Sault Michigan weekend previews in our next post, so look out for them then, and now, here's what you should know on the Canadian side of the border!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet Mourning Wood will return to the stage TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rednecks Saloon! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the shows via the official Facebook event page on Monday. Fresh off of their trio of shows at three different venues last weekend, this will be Mourning Wood's first full concert weekend since their Esquire Club shows earlier this month, and their first at the former Nicolet Tavern since the week prior to that. This should be a good opportunity to see Steven, Terry, Paul, and Glen back for a full weekend of varied and often heavy covers, and with an ever expanding setlist, you won't want to miss out at Rednecks TOMORROW and/or SATURDAY! Note that SooToday's entertainment page lists a band named Jukebox (the name 3/4ths of Mourning Wood used last Thursday for their Cocina Del Diablo concert) for a one nighter at the OLG Casino on Saturday, but that conflicts with their Rednecks show, so that's either a separate band or an error.

There's no announced cover charge for TOMORROW & SATURDAY's 19+ shows, which both have 10:00 PM start times. For more details, visit the above links, and for a preview, here's some new videos from Mourning Wood's New American Pub show on Saturday! Newly uploaded to their Facebook page, these are drum-cam videos from Glen Thomas (literally, it's strapped to his head) of the guys covering Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music" and, as embedded below, INXS' "New Sensation". The camera angles are obviously shaky given how they're filmed, but the guys give some solid grit to these covers, so give them a look above & below!

Moving to previously announced concerts, let's next look at long-time Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's latest shows in his continuing Gliss Steak & Seafood weekly concert arrangement, as he'll be back at The Quality Inn's restaurant for solo acoustic matinee shows TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! The last announced concerts of the month for this talented veteran singer/guitarist (though we will add his March shows to our listings when confirmed outside of his website), Tym's skilled blend of classic and hard rock covers should find another solid audience for his continuing three-peat of unplugged evenings downtown, so be sure to keep these in mind if you're up for a softer night of cover favourites! There's no announced cover charges or age limits for these 6:00 PM concerts (but remember that this is a restaurant), so visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live!

Closing with a pair of one night events, let's first touch on the second of three hard rock/punk-featured concert events at the ongoing Fishbowl Festival of Community, Food, Arts, and Culture at The Gore Street Cafe, as acoustic punk solo project Telephone & Address will rock the laundromat TOMORROW NIGHT! Other than it's status as an early event in the first annual Fishbowl Festival, there's no real gimmick or theme to this concert, but Chris Shoust should be up to his usual tricks with his unplugged punk originals, so don't miss out if you like & follow his music! For reference, he will also be premiering his own short film "Darkness" at the cafe on March 3rd, click here for details on that. Telephone & Address will be opening for the new local band Sammy D & The Therapy, who are comprised of festival co-organizer & cafe co-owner Sam Decter alongside recent open mic night hosts Patrick Evans and "Mikey S" (genre & Mikey's full name unclear), but their lineup has talent!

Also, the event page also credits an apparent band named The Mescaline Ditch, who are described as "a dark horse out of left field" and feature "Tube & Computer". I don't have much more on that on this band, but they may be similarly covert and of the "you have to be there to know" vein that Brash Gash & Insoosticide were. Admission is $5 unless you have a $25 pass for the full festival (admission is free in that case), this is an ALL AGES show, and it starts at 7:00 PM tomorrow. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and here's Telephone & Address live at Six, Two, Oh.!

Finally for this post, let's head to The Rockstar Bar, where debuting hard/pop rock quartet Heavy Head will make their local concert debut TOMORROW NIGHT! Featuring ex-Suicide Kings frontman Mike Gaetano, Jack Spades bandmates Jesse Cook & Johnny Belanger, and Project 421 bassist Daniel Horton, this is an intriguing local supergroup that unites four busy & prolific local artists, and while they identify as playing rock, pop, and dance, they should fit our coverage unless this is a radical departure from their musical backgrounds and past band work. How will Heavy Head sound in their live debut, and only public concert before they compete in both of next month's battles of the bands? Find out tomorrow! Local pop punk quartet Stereo North will open the proceedings in their second Rockstar Bar show of the month, and also shortly before they compete against Heavy Head at the VM Radio Battle of the Bands next month, so come early for their covers & originals!

For reference, The Boot Hill Crooners will be playing at The Rockstar Bar on Saturday night. A $5 cover charge is likely for tomorrow's 19+ concert, which goes down tomorrow at 10:00 PM. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview, here's Stereo North live, while we await our first video footage of Heavy Head!

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

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