The Halloween season may be over, but we're starting November with a busy weekend of concerts in the Twin Saults, so let's kick things off with previews of this weekend's hard rock shows in Sault Ontario! Largely a look at cover-heavy bands playing alone, this post includes lots of LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, mostly of the SHORT NOTICE variety, so here's what you need to know in rough chronological order! (Updated on Friday at 2:18 AM)
Tym Morrison has announced his latest solo acoustic shows at Gliss Steak & Seafood for TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, so we'll add his November slate of concerts to our listings! Apologies for the short notice on this weekend's shows, we were waiting for public confirmation of them on his end, which came yesterday via their Facebook event page. Joining this weekend's shows at The Quality Inn's house restaurant, Tym is expected to bring his unplugged matinees to Gliss on November 10th-12th, 17th-19th, and 24th-26th as well, so keep those three weekends in mind to help round out the fall months! Tym's long-term run at Gliss continues to be a successful and reliable presence on the concert calendar, and you can check him out TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY at 6:00 PM, with no cover charges or age limits in effect, but remember where it's being held. See above for more details, and here's Tym live!
Next up, local party hard rock cover trio Stiffler's Mom will return to The Rockstar Bar for a solo headlining concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the show via their Facebook page on Wednesday. A one-nighter due to Saturday's previously announced Project 421 concert (which we're covering at post's end), this will be Stiffler's Mom's first Rockstar Bar appearance in three weeks, but it does follow their special Halloween party set at The Tech this past weekend. Greg, Mike, and Jon always deliver a fun set of covers for fans, and their recent run of frequent Rockstar Bar sets continues to attract a solid crowd, so don't miss out on their latest action TOMORROW NIGHT! As usual for their Rockstar sets, expect a 10:30 PM-ish start time, no announced cover charge, and a 19+ age limit. See the above links for more details, and here's Stiffler's Mom live!
Also, members of local classic/hard rock cover quartet Mourning Wood will return to The Rednecks Saloon TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT for a show as... a band with no name?! Apologies again for the short notice, these shows were only announced via their Facebook event page tonight. Mourning Wood founders Terry Eaton and Steven Flint will join forces with Terry's ex-Carbon Black bandmate Travis Sharpe (Havadder, ex-3 Day Millionaires) for this seemingly impromptu weekend of concerts, and while a genre isn't clearly stated, might we see a throwback to Terry & Travis' 1990s metal heyday? No word though on who's playing bass or drums, but remember that Steven does play drums with The Band Camp Rejects. Also, I can't confirm on if this weekend's shows were intended to be Mourning Wood gigs or not, or if they're just filling in on short notice for a different band, but we'll keep you posted if "the band with no name" survives beyond the weekend!
And I do apologize for erroneously plugging this weekend's shows as being for Mourning Wood initially, their upcoming Rednecks gigs are next weekend, and we'll cover them on the site properly beforehand. This weekend's shows have 10:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and 19+ age limits. See above for more details on TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S shows, and hopefully someone gets some video!
Project 421 will return to The Rockstar Bar for a headlining concert THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Fresh off of their Rednecks Saloon set on Halloween, this will be Eclipse's 1980s-centric sister band's first Rockstar Bar appearance since opening for The Anti-Queens in July, and their first solo concert engagement since rocking Rednecks alone last month. This proficient quintet should have a solid blast of metal nostalgia in store for fans on Saturday night, so if you've missed 421 lately or want some extra live originals and covers, you know where to be this weekend! As usual, expect a 10:00 PM start time and a 19+ age limit, though while the venue reportedly no longer has cover charges for single-band local shows, the poster on the Facebook event page lists a $5 cover, so bring cash just in case. See above for more details, and here's Project 421 live!
That's all for now, but stay tuned for Sault Michigan weekend concert previews next! Thanks everyone!