Thursday, May 5, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The 3 Day Millionaires & Tym Morrison) & The First Of This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

With a busy concert weekend ahead, let's dive right in with our first concert preview post of the weekend for you hard rock fans, and to start, we have LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (some SHORT NOTICE), and a preview of a special concert taking place tonight! We'll touch on additional Friday-Saturday shows and Sault Michigan-area events in our next post, so don't worry, they're coming! Now, here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will be rocking out at The Park Grille on Industrial Park Crescent for one night only TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band only confirmed the show via their Facebook page on Monday. Though not stated through their own advertising, The 3 Day Millionaires are replacing Mourning Wood at The Park Grille TOMORROW, who had been advertised for May 6th on the venue's poster plugging their spring run of live music. No word on why Mourning Wood are out, but hopefully nothing bad happened, and we'll let you know if they have any shows this weekend! For reference, The 3 Day Millionaires are advertised to return to The Park Grille next Friday too... perhaps the bands switched dates? In any event, The 3 Day Millionaires are fresh off of their Rednecks gigs last week, and they should continue to ride their recent momentum with more hard rock favourites TOMORROW NIGHT!

There's no announced cover charges for TOMORROW's show, which has an early start time of 8:00 PM (not 8:00 AM, as the Facebook event page lists), so be sure to check the above links for complete details, and here's The 3 Day Millionaires live earlier this year!

Next up, we'll add Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's slate of May acoustic concerts to our listings, as the prolific hard rock singer/guitarist is expected to rock Gliss Steak & Seafood once again TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, with weekend matinee shows likely following on May 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, and 27th & 28th! Again, apologies for the short notice regarding this weekend's gigs, we were waiting for Facebook confirmation of them, which came via this weekend's Facebook event page on Tuesday. Now 10 months into his successful run of solo concerts at The Quality Inn's house restaurant, Tym should have more entertaining covers in store for fans and patrons this weekend, so keep all of this month's shows (including TOMORROW'S & SATURDAY'S) in mind if you're up for some unplugged cover action downtown! There are no announced cover charges or age limits for these 6:00 PM shows, so see above for more details, and here's Tym live!

Finally for today's previews, local alternative/grunge favourites The Pixo Control will headline a special fundraiser concert called The Sky's The Limit at The Tech (the events center at the former St. Mary's College/Lakeway site) TONIGHT! Hosted by Algoma Family Services as part of Children's Mental Health Week, The Sky's The Limit is designed to bring awareness and funds to children's mental health in the district, with all proceeds going to the cause, so hopefully there's a great turnout as a result! The Pixo Control's headlining set will be a special acoustic performance sans drummer Keeghan Rosso, so if you've missed the band's early shows of this format, be at The Tech tonight for Michael & Dustin's unplugged side! Oddly, organizers still haven't publically announced the opening roster (which was largely culled from in-person auditions last month), but a selection of local musicians aged 29 or younger will take the stage tonight. Based on artist confirmations, we know some of them, including alternative hard rock trio The Din, who have teased the debut of a new original tonight!

The other act that we can confirm is a student band led by Spencer Pine whose audition video can be seen at this link, and if their other videos (of blues rock covers from a school event) are anything to go by, their name is Electric Church, referencing the Jimi Hendrix song. They're talented, hopefully they put on a good set! Local Christian rapper Tristan "White Noize" Goslow was previously advertised too, but his online pages have quietly been deleted in the past couple of weeks, so read into that however you will. If there's any late confirmation of additional performers, we will let you guys know! An ALL AGES event, The Sky's The Limit begins tonight at 7:00 PM, and while it's not explicitly clear where in The Tech this is being held, I imagine it'll be well marked or perhaps more obvious if you attended school there. Admission is $5 for single attendees or $20 for a family of presumably 5 or more, while advance tickets were available at the Algoma Family Services reception desk at 205 McNabb Street, The Rad Zone, and even the A.F.S. offices in Wawa & Elliot Lake.

Also, it's worth noting that The Pixo Control called this their "last gig for a while" on their Facebook page yesterday, though they did not elaborate on why, or for how long. Hopefully it's just as simple as working on new songs or in studio! Though I wish promoters had elaborated on the full lineup, The Sky's The Limit should be an entertaining concert to help the children's mental health cause, so visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's The Pixo Control's acoustic side from n early Bare episode!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more weekend concert previews next! Thanks everyone!

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