Thursday, September 8, 2016

This Weekend's Concert Previews, Plus A New Video!!

As we often see, the post-Labour Day lull in concerts has begun, with only three currently known area-hard rock bands playing shows this weekend. With that said, weekend concert previews are the main story today, but we also have a new Sault Michigan performance video to close things out, so here's what you need to know!

We'll start at Gliss Steak & Seafood, where longtime Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison is scheduled to play three more solo headlining dates TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! Continuing his thrice weekly run of acoustic concerts at The Quality Inn's house restaurant,  Tym's skilled brand of hard rock and more varied renditions have proven to be a hit at Gliss over the past year+, and hopefully this weekend's three matinees keep the good will going, so if you want some unplugged hard rock action, head downtown over the next three evenings! As usual for Tym's long term Gliss arrangement, there's no announced cover charges or age limits in effect for this weekend (but remember where these shows are being held), while there are 6:00 PM start times each night. Check the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live!

Next up, let's head across the river to Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula, starting with the return of Kinross classic/hard rock trio Banned to our neck of the woods TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT for headlining gigs at The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino! Fresh off of their tour run to Iron River and Gould City last week, these will be the Traynors & Wayne's first shows within an hour of the Soo in over a month, and their first in St. Ignace since May, so if you haven't caught Banned lately, don't miss out this weekend! They often play heavier material, but they really can play anything, as fans of their country and indie covers will attest to! As usual for their Kewadin dates, Banned will be on tomorrow & Saturday night at 9:00 PM, both of these shows have 21+ age limits, and neither have an announced cover charge. Check the above links for more details, and here's Banned live last week!

Lastly for currently announced hard rock shows in the area this weekend, fans in Sault Michigan can take in fellow local classic/hard rock cover favourites Highway 63 with their own headlining concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rapids Lounge at the Soo's Kewadin Casino! Though not newly advertised on the Monkey's Uncle successor quartet's Facebook page, the shows were confirmed by the band earlier in the year, and are listed on Kewadin's entertainment page. This is the third weekend in the last five where Highway 63 are rocking The Rapids Lounge, before the guys return to their usual monthly pattern for Soo Kewadin stops, so whether you can't get enough Highway 63, or haven't seen them lately, be sure to not bypass their hard hitting brand of fan favourite covers this weekend! Of course, they'll be at the St. Ignace Kewadin in two weeks as well. Tomorrow & Saturday's shows have 21+ age limits, no cover charges, and 9:00 PM start times, so see above for more details, and here's Highway 63 live!

Finally for today, here's a new video from Theatre of Night keyboardist Craig Harrison's Youtube channel! In the video, Craig performs a piano composition called "Fighting Fire" that he mentioned was a "demo idea" that could be expanded into a full song. He didn't elaborate on whether it's intended for his classical metal project or something else, but it has a nice dark tone, and would be right at home with Theatre of Night if further developed! Check it out below, and stay tuned for more from Craig & the band!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and our next Defunct Local Band Profile in the coming days! Thanks everyone!

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