As previously indicated, here's our second weekend concert preview post for this weekend, and to keep things rolling and get caught up on stories, we'll double up by making this today's second post! Along with tour updates from a prominent local band, let's tackle the rest of this weekend's announced hard rock shows, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, and see the rest in the post below!
Local classic/hard rock cover quartet Mourning Wood will return to The Rednecks Saloon for solo headlining concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the shows via the official Facebook event page last night (though band members had referenced the shows, sans finite dates, on personal Facebook accounts back on Sunday.) With last weekend's Reggie's West shows in the rear view mirror, this talented veteran band will return to the former Nicolet Tavern this weekend for the first time in almost a month, and with Terry, Steven, Paul, and Glen's talents and chemisty, you know they'll be on point TOMORROW & SATURDAY! And, to Glen's benefit, the stage is clear of that wooden fenced-off section now, so keep that in mind too! As usual for their Rednecks shows, expect 10:00 PM start times, 19+ age limits, and no cover. See above for more details, and here's Mourning Wood live!
Moving to previously announced concerts, let's touch on this weekend's Tym Morrison concerts, as he'll be back at Gliss Steak & Seafood downtown for solo acoustic shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! The Caveman Morrison frontman has been a steady sight at The Quality Inn's house restaurant for many months now, and his entertaining unplugged hard rock covers should once again provide a solid weekend of entertainment for Gliss patrons, so keep them in mind too! In any event, these shows are 6:00 PM matinees with no announced cover charges or age limits, but like usual, remember that this is a sit-down restaurant. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and don't miss Tym's skilled and prolific mix of hard rock covers this weekend! Here's Tym live a few years back!
Lastly for announced concert previews this weekend, Kinross, Michigan classic/hard rock trio Banned will return to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! After playing their last couple of dates in Manistique at their Kewadin branch, the Traynors & Wayne will return to our area for the first time in over a month this weekend, though these mark their first St. Ignace dates since February. Though Banned haven't plugged these shows on Facebook lately, their talented blend of covers and occasional originals should find a solid audience in St. Ignace this weekend, so keep them in mind for your weekend plans in the E.U.P.! There's no announced cover charge for this weekend's shows, which begin at 9:00 PM, and have 21+ age limits. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Banned live!
Finally for today, here's the latest from local/St. Catharine's grindcore trio Shit Liver, who have announced their second Canadian tour! Taking place from April 24th through June 10th, the tour will send Josh, Mike, and Matt from Hamilton through Northern Ontario, then out west to Vancouver, before returning east, wrapping up the run in Quebec (once again, no Maritime dates.) Full details on select dates can be seen on local event pages for those shows that have been posted, but things are bigger and better than last year already! That said, are Shit Liver returning home to Sault Ste. Marie during the tour? Yes, as they've quietly been added as the last openers for the Motherfuckers-headlined concert at The Algonquin Pub on Saturday, April 30th, as per promoter J.D. Pearce on that show's Facebook event page in the past month. Solid addition, and while Shit Liver aren't a hardcore punk band, they have a lot of punk influences, and should be a nice extreme opener at The Algonquin Pub at month's end!
Lastly, Shit Liver posted this video to their Facebook page yesterday where the guys (just over a year after their first tour announcement video) did the same again! It features montage clips of the guys waking up, packing gear, and preparing the tour, including brief remarks to fans. Short but it gets the point across, so give it a look below, see above for more details, and don't miss Shit Liver at The Gonq on April 30th!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates this weekend! Thanks everyone!