Another concert weekend is upon us, and due to a number of SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (plus recent slow news stretches), this post is entirely devoted to weekend concert previews referencing concerts that hadn't been formally plugged on the site until now! Apologies abound here (especially for Project 421), but had we known about them earlier, we'd have covered them here earlier! That said, our preview of the previously announced Highway 63 shows in Sault Michigan is coming in our next post, in order to spread things out. Now, here's what you need to know for this weekend, and in one case, beyond!
Moon Tan will make their local concert debut TONIGHT when they rock The New American Pub! Apologies for the short notice, this was only announced locally via it's official Facebook event page on Friday, too soon to plug without a redundant similar write-up. Touring in support of their new EP "The Faceless Knight", Moon Tan have a very creative visual look (complete with moon phase-themed costumes) and technical prog rock originals, and they should leave a firm impression on local fans TONIGHT, so be sure to check them out, as they aren't a cookie cutter band by any stretch! Though the feature touring act, they are actually playing second TONIGHT, between headlining local alternative hard rock trio The Din (fresh off of the Bloody Diamonds show this past weekend) and funk/hard rock quartet The Elements to kick things off. Solid choices to compliment Moon Tan, so don't miss out TONIGHT!
I'm not entirely sure who is promoting this show (for reference, The Din alerted me to it), but it has a $5 cover charge, 19+ age limit, and 10:30 PM start time. This should be a fun way for Moon Tan to kick off their Canadian tour, so don't miss out on what should be a creative and funky night of hard rock TONIGHT at The New A, and here's Moon Tan live!
Next up, we'll add the month of October's concert slate for Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison, as he will (in all likelihood) continue his long-term weekly concert arrangement at Gliss Steak & Seafood with solo headlining concerts TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, plus the next three weekends (October 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, and 27th-29th!) Apologies for the short notice regarding this weekend's shows, we typically wait for Facebook confirmation of his solo shows in this lengthy run before adding another month's worth to the site. With his thrice-weekly schedule maintaining at The Quality Inn's house restaurant, fans can check out Tym's proven blend of acoustic hard rock hits this month, including TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, so don't miss out if you're up for a more reserved night of classics! No word though on if the 27th-29th weekend will have any Halloween themes.
As usual, these are 6:00 PM matinees with no announced cover charges or age limits, but remember that this is a formal sit-down restaurant. Visit THIS WEEKEND's official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live in concert a few years back!
Project 421 will return to the stage TOMORROW NIGHT for a headlining concert at The Rednecks Saloon! Profuse apologies for the short notice, this show was announced last Tuesday via it's Facebook event page, but in the midst of a slow news period last week, it got too delayed, hence why it's only getting wrote up here now. After taking a month off from the stage, this will be Project 421's first show since opening for Dumpster Mummy at The New A, their first Rednecks gig since June, and their first solo headlining concert since the spring, so if you want wall to wall classic metal favourites and select originals, head to the former Nicolet Tavern TOMORROW NIGHT! Just to clarify, there is no advertised opening band (not even Eclipse), so prepare for 421 all night! This show has no cover charge, a 19+ age limit, and a 10:00 PM start time, so visit the above links for more details, apologies again for the delay, and here's Project 421 live!
Finally for this concert preview post, local post-punk solo project Telephone & Address will return to the stage THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at The Gore Street Cafe when they open for Winnipeg indie pop quartet Iansucks in their local debut! Again, apologies for the short notice, this show was only just announced via it's Facebook event page on Tuesday, despite being the official CD release party for Telephone & Address' new album! No word on why this was announced with under a week's notice, but copies of Chris Shoust's fourth official solo CD "Are You Now or Have You Ever." (no "Been" at the end anymore) will officially go on sale on SATURDAY at the laundromat, so definitely consider a trip down to get your copies first! As for Iansucks, they're a somewhat gloomy yet poppy alt-rock outfit that should be a good fit at the cafe, so don't bypass them either if you're a genre fan! As is typical for The Gore Street Cafe, this is an ALL AGES, pay-what-you-can event, with an advertised 7:00 PM start time.
For those curious about the album, the above photo is a mockup of the front cover (based on this picture Chris shared on the event page), and it looks to be packaged similarly to his prior 3 albums, which will also be on sale on SATURDAY. No word yet on online availability, prices, or full track listing, but for reference, last year's "Rust Orchid" was sold for $15, and was also launched with a concert at the same venue. We'll keep you posted, but consider making it out THIS SATURDAY for Iansucks & the acoustic punk action, and here's Telephone & Address live!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Highway 63 concert previews and more next! Thanks everyone!