A new weekend is approaching fast, so here's our first weekend concert preview post! Due to the amount of shows, particular thanks to SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, we have held our previews of this weekend's Highway 63 shows in Sault Michigan for tomorrow's post, so don't worry, they are coming! Now, let's dive into our previews, starting with late notice new shows in rough chronological order!
Tym Morrison's ongoing weekly concert arrangement at Gliss Steak & Seafood will march on with acoustic matinee shows there TOMORROW & SATURDAY, but he'll also return to The Road House Bar & Grill for a solo gig TOMORROW NIGHT as well, and his Thursday nighters appear to be back on at Gliss, so don't miss him there TONIGHT! Apologies for the short notice on the Road House show and the Thursday Gliss show, they were only announced via their respective Facebook event pages earlier this week (here & here.) Tym had previously teased that he'd be playing Thursdays at Gliss again earlier this summer via his personal Facebook page, and it appears TONIGHT is the first night of the re-extension, so if you love his acoustic covers, head to the downtown restaurant this evening! With that in mind, we have also added July 14th, 21st, and 28th to our concert listings, assuming that he's playing thrice weekly for the time being again, but we'll fix that if this ends up being a one weekend change.
As for TOMORROW'S Road House show, he was last seen at the Trunk Road bar three months ago, and it's great to see Tym back at the site of his old weekly solo concert run, so if you've missed his hard rock covers at a more typical time (or in the east end), don't miss out TOMORROW NIGHT! The Gliss shows are at 6:00 PM with no age limit, TOMORROW'S Road House show is at 10:00 PM with a 19+ limit, and none have an announced cover charge. For more details on this weekend's four acoustic hard rock shows, visit the above links, and here's Tym live!
Next up, Sault Michigan hard rock quartet 415E will return to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino for solo headlining gigs TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies again for the short notice, the band announced the shows via their Facebook page on May 10th, but they slipped us by until now (I'll try and make sure that won't happen again!) In any event, Kewadin's entertainment page hasn't been updated yet to reflect July dates, hence why we didn't hear about them through there. TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S shows also join two more concert weekends announced in May, including returns to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault's Kewadin Casino on July 22nd & 23rd, and two more Northern Pines Lounge gigs in St. Ignace on August 19th & 20th, so keep all three weekends in mind! This weekend's shows follow Manistique concerts two weeks ago, but are Dave, the Hubbards, and Mitch's first regional shows since playing St. Ignace in April.
You can see 415E TOMORROW, SATURDAY, and over the other four nights at 9:00 PM, with no cover and 21+ age limits. 415E's Van Halen-inspired hard rock sounds should attract a good audience this weekend and beyond, so definitely consider checking them out, apologies again for the delay and late notice, and here's 415E live!
The 3 Day Millionaires will rock out for a great cause THIS SATURDAY NIGHT as (part of?) the live entertainment for this year's Ride For Sight motorcycle rally! Again, apologies for the short notice, the band only confirmed their involvement on their Facebook page on Monday, which organizers haven't done as of this writing. This year's event is relocating from Searchmont to Stokely Creek Lodge
at 194 Pickard Road in Goulais River for scenic reasons and to
accommodate campers, but it will still unite motorcyclists &
supporters in the effort to prevent & cure blindness, and it
should attract a great turnout once again THIS SATURDAY! Though The 3
Day Millionaires are new to Ride For Sight, members Travis Sharpe
& Scott McLurg played last year's installment with Havadder, so
they're no strangers to the cause, and should deliver a solid
performance for classic & hard rock fans! No word on additional
bands, but for reference, Havadder were joined by country rockers Bone
Yard last year.
The 3 Day Millionaires & any
other possible bands will be on at 8:30 PM on SATURDAY after the awards
& presentations, and you can see the full tentative itinerary at
the official Facebook event page,
which also features an acoustic bonfire jam on Friday night, bike
games, vendors, a Sunday breakfast, and of course, the rally proper
through the city at 10:30 AM on Saturday. Admission for the concert
portion is FREE & ALL AGES, but check the above links for full
details on how to register for the rally and/or donate, and here's The 3
Day Millionaires live!
Closing with a previously announced concert, let's head to The Rockstar Bar, as Toronto punk/grunge quartet The Anti-Queens will make their local debut TOMORROW NIGHT! With a 3/4ths female lineup, this D.I.Y. outfit should make a strong impression with their straightforward and fun originals, so keep them in mind for tomorrow night! This show was originally planned to be headlined by frontwoman Valerie Knox's Oshawa punk band The Black Cat Attack (who played here in 2013), but they were forced out of the show due to "recent issues" with their tour van, though they plan to book a makeup date here this fall, as per their Facebook page. Disappointing, especially if you loved their set three years ago, but hopefully B.C.A. are back up north soon! As for tomorrow's concert, the local openers include punk/metal quintet Jack Spades (in their last local gig before their "tiny disastour" of Ontario) and classic metal quintet Project 421, who'll return to the stage after a month off as late replacements for The Black Cat Attack.
This 19+ concert will take place at 10:00 PM tomorrow, and with the lineup changes, the cover charge has been halved from $10 to $5, so there's a plus for potential attendees! For more details, visit the official Facebook event page, and for a preview of what should be a fun union of punk and metal at The Rockstar Bar, here's The Anti-Queens live!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Highway 63 previews and more tomorrow! Thanks everyone!