Thursday, June 23, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Lucky 13), Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

Before we dive into the newly announced Rotaryfest band lineup for next month, we have weekend concert previews to get to over the coming days, including a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, while we also have a new cover video to cap things off. Now, here's what you need to know!

Local classic/alt-hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 will return to the stage for one night only THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the show via the official Facebook event page yesterday. A one nighter due to the Jizzy Vibes rap concert taking place there tomorrow, this summer kick-off show will end a two month hiatus for Ed, Robin, Jeff, and Roger since their most recent gig at the same venue in April. Lucky 13 should have a fun set in store for fans of their varied yet often heavy blend of covers, so keep their latest show in mind for THIS SATURDAY despite the late notice! There's no cover charge announced for this 19+ event, which will start at 10:00 PM. For more details, visit the above links, and for a preview, here's Lucky 13 live earlier this year!

Moving to previously announced concerts, veteran local acoustic hard rock solo artist Tym Morrison will continue his long-term weekly arrangement at Gliss Steak & Seafood for more solo concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY! With July dates ready to be added to our listings when publically confirmed, this prolific local favourite should have more good tunes at the ready for his unplugged matinees at the downtown restaurant, so if you're up for more acoustic hard rock hits this weekend, you know where to be! Tomorrow & Saturday's  Gliss shows are at 6:00 PM like before, and while they are all ages events with no announced concerts, remember that this is a sit-down restaurant. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live at The Harp a few years back!

Lastly for currently known concert previews for this weekend, we'll head across to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino for the latest shows from Sault Michigan classic/hard rock cover quartet Highway 63, who will continue their monthly run there TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Though still not plugging their shows regularly on Facebook, these shows have been previously advertised by the band and venue, and will also mark Highway 63's first shows since frontman Henry Switzer donated his long hair to charity to make wigs for children with cancer (great gesture!) Fans in St. Ignace should be raring to see the guys in action once again with their hard hitting cover selection this weekend, so don't miss out tomorrow and/or Saturday at 9:00 PM! Both shows have 21+ age limits and no announced cover, so see above for details, and here's Highway 63 live!

Finally for today, here's the newest "Cover of the Month" from local alternative hard rock trio The Din, as per their YouTube channel last week! This is of their rendition of Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" (well, The Barenaked Ladies' version of it), which the band is tying with a more serious hope to spread peace & tolerance in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. The multi-angle performance notably features drummer Brandan Glew on co-lead vocals, and while his singing does sound a little forced at times, it does compliment Mike Haggith's singing! Well done and thoughtful shift from their norm, so check it out below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for full details on this year's Rotaryfest lineup next! Thanks everyone!

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