With another busy concert weekend upon us, here's the first of the hard rock concert previews for the coming days! Due to the amount, we'll be reserving Sault Michigan-area previews and Sunday's Lost Love concert at The New A for tomorrow's previews, so look for them then, and yes, we'll touch on any super-late notice shows if announced as well. Now, let's get started with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!
Local classic/hard rock cover favourites Mourning Wood will play at The Rednecks Saloon THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, one day after their previously announced Park Grille return takes place TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice on SATURDAY's show, we only heard about it via drummer Glen Thomas' personal Facebook page earlier this week, and while he admitted that the show was a "last minute" booking, at least there's more warning than their Reggie's Place gigs tend to get. This should be a busy weekend as usual for Mourning Wood, with Glen confirming that they'll be playing as a trio this weekend (I'd assume that bassist Paul Belair will be absent), so if you miss their original power trio days, these shows may be of note! Remember, their show tomorrow was postponed from last week after they switched dates at the Industrial Park Crescent restaurant with The 3 Day Millionaires, who were originally advertised for tomorrow.
Tomorrow's Park Grille show is an 8:00 PM event, while SATURDAY NIGHT'S Rednecks show will likely be at 10:00 PM with a 19+ age limit, and neither show has an announced cover charge. Check the above links for more details, and here's Mourning Wood live!
Next up, let's move to some previously announced concerts, starting with the return of local classic metal quintet Project 421 to the stage TOMORROW NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar! After almost 4 months off due to varying personal matters, this talented quintet will break out their old school metal covers and originals once again for this headlining concert, and they should deliver a fun and heavy set (or two?) tomorrow night, with some new material in tow! Their sister band, modern hard rock quartet Eclipse, will open in their first show since last month's Rednecks Rock Bash, and they'll obviously be great fits, especially if you want to see 3/5ths of Project 421 tackling newer songs! Opening will be Jacob "Shit Creek Survivor" Quarrell in a solo acoustic set, and while his indie/folk material is a definite contrast from tomorrow's bands, his talents and PaperClip Productions ties will help set the mood, so come early to check him out! However, I can't confirm if the recent renovations at The Algonquin Hotel will impact this concert.
Promoted by Project 421 bassist/Eclipse guitarist Daniel Horton, this show has a $5 cover charge (presumably as it's a multi-band event), and doors open at 9:00 PM, while you must be 19 or older to attend. This should be a great concert for metal and hard rock fans, and with the long wait to see Project 421 back on stage, definitely don't take this one for granted! Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Project 421 live!
We'll head back to The Rockstar Bar in a second, but let's first touch on local hard rock singer/guitarst Tym Morrison's next solo acoustic concerts, which will see him rock Gliss Steak & Seafood at The Quality Inn once again TOMORROW & SATURDAY! As Tym's ongoing weekly concert arrangement at Gliss marches on, fans at the downtown restaurant should take to his skilled blend of unplugged covers once again, so if you enjoy his music and/or have missed his recent Gliss shows, be there for either of this weekend's matinees! Like usual for Tym's series here, there's no announced cover charges, 6:00 PM start times, and no announced age limits for tomorrow or Saturday, but remember where they are being held. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview, here's Tym live!
Finally for this preview post, we'll head back to The Rockstar Bar for the return of Barrie-based AC/DC tribute band Hells Bells THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Last seen locally in November at a very well received concert, this entertaining tribute will being their faithful looking and sounding brand of high voltage rock n' roll back to the local stage, and AC/DC fans will definitely be interested to see Hells Bells in action on Saturday! Again, I have no idea if The Algonquin Hotel's recent renovations will impact this concert at all, but remember that Bon Jovi Forever went on as scheduled last week. Advance tickets for this concert are on sale at The Algonquin Hotel's front desk for $12 (it's not clear if the door charge will be higher, but prepare for that scenario), you must be 19 or older to attend, and an early start time of 8:00 PM is advertised, though a later actual start time wouldn't surprise me. For more details, visit the Facebook event page, and here's Hells Bells live!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for Sault Michigan and Lost Love previews next! Thanks everyone!