In our second post on this snowy Thursday, here's this weekend's concert previews, barring anything on super late notice! This isn't a busy weekend, all things considered, but there's some big shows going down tied to sport-related events, so read on below for those and LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (including some on SHORT NOTICE), and check out this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post below as well!
Local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will return to The Rockstar Bar for one night only TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced the show via it's Facebook event page on Monday. Last seen at the same venue two weeks ago, this should be a fun night of hard hitting but varied covers at The Algonquin Pub's upstairs venue TOMORROW, so keep this show in mind for your weekend concert plans! Note that this is a one-nighter for unannounced reasons, but regardless on if The Millionaires' personal schedules are to blame or not, the venue has not confirmed Saturday's live performers at press time. If they're a hard rock or punk act, we'll let you know! As for TOMORROW'S 3 Day Millionaires show, it is 19+ as usual with a 10:30 PM start time and no announced cover charge. See the above links for more details, and here they are live!
Next up, prolific local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison has confirmed his first gigs of February, so we'll add this month's acoustic shows of his to our concert listings! As such, look for Tym at Gliss Steak & Seafood once again TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, followed by gigs on February 10th-11th, 17th-18th, and 24th-25th, as his weekly arrangement at The Quality Inn's house restaurant marches on! As you may have noticed, we're only going with Friday & Saturday nighters in his Gliss run this month, as his last few weekends (and THIS WEEKEND) were only two night engagements, so it looks like he's doing weekends at Gliss again for at least the season. If this is just a temporary move that will be restored in short order, we'll add Thursday shows, but for now, don't come Thursdays to see Tym's unplugged hard rock covers. As otherwise usual, Tym's February gigs have 6:00 PM start times, and no announced age limits or cover charges, but remember where the shows are being held.
Despite the apparent contraction for now, Tym's skilled blend of hard rock originals should continue to find a solid audience at Gliss this month and beyond, so check the official Facebook event page and the above links for more on this weekend's shows, and here's Tym live a few years back!
Moving to previously announced concerts, we'll take a detour to Sault Michigan, where Kinross classic/hard rock trio Banned will conclude their International 500-timed run of shows at The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Today is the off day in their unusual run of four shows in five days, following Tuesday & Wednesday's short notice gigs at The Rapids Lounge. As we noted on Sunday when previewing those two shows, Banned are no strangers to the I-500 snowmobile race and related events, having played at both the Soo Kewadin and the I-500 beer tent last year, and while the mid-week scheduling for those gigs was definitely atypical for Banned, you guys can check them out tomorrow and/or Saturday if you want a more typical timeframe! I-500 tie-ins aside, this weekend's shows have 9:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and 21+ age limits. See above for more details, and here's Banned live in concert a few years back!
Finally for this weekend's currently known hard rock and punk concerts, we'll head back north... way north, to Searchmont Resort, where Tidal Records will host the Searchmont Skateapalooza THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! A spiritual sequel to Tidal Records' Go Skateboarding Day & Gnar-BQ events last year, this event will unite local skateboarders with three fast-rising local bands (post-punk quartet Gnaeus, alt-hard rock trio The Din, and indie rock quartet K.I.C.K.), who we last saw together at LopLops on Boxing Day. Solid choices to perform, especially for those familiar with Tidal's skateboarding concerts! Unlike those, however, the skateboarding events proper will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, with demonstrations, games, tips, and prizes on hand for local skaters, so keep those in mind if you're up for a Searchmont trip this weekend! That will all take place at the Searchmont Community Center's skate
sanctuary at 734 Highway 532, while the concert proper will be at 8:00 PM at the resort, at 103
Searchmont Resort Road, so keep the location shift in mind.
Both the skateboarding demos and concert itself are FREE & ALL AGES, while a chartered return bus will be available to bring fans home at midnight for $10, so message firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to reserve a seat. This should be a fun and unique concert for fans of Gnaeus, K.I.C.K., and The Din, especially if the concert's outdoors (not sure if it will be though), and with lots of skateboarding action prior, prepare for all day entertainment! Check the above links for more details, and here's Gnaeus live!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates in the coming days! Thanks everyone!