Thursday, July 27, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The 3 Day Millionaires) And Most Of This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

A busy month of July will be over in under a week, so here's the first of this weekend's hard rock & punk concert previews in the area! Due to the amount of shows going down this weekend, we'll feature Saturday-only events (namely Destroyer and the newly announced Curtis McKenzie solo show) and any additional late notice events in our next post, likely coming tomorrow night. With that said, here's what you should know to start the weekend, leading off with SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will return to Reggie's West for shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced these concerts via their official Facebook event page on Monday. Three weeks removed from their debut weekend at the former Roosevelt Hotel, this hard hitting yet crowd friendly quartet should have another pair of solid nights of classic hits in store for fans, so don't miss out on all of The Millionaires' selections TOMORROW and/or SATURDAY! Note that the Sault Music News Letter Facebook page still lists this weekend's shows as belonging to the now defunct Mourning Wood, and while their prior gigs were generally adopted by successor band Soundcheck, that band must have been forced to drop out of these Reggievelt dates in the interim. TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S concerts are 19+ events with no cover charge and 9:30 PM start times. See above for more details, and here's The 3 Day Millionaires live!

Next up, we'll move to previously announced concerts, starting with TONIGHT's long awaited return of local/Toronto indie punk quartet Treble Charger to the stage, as they'll headline a "sneak peak show" at LopLops Lounge! Ending two years of public inactivity, the Juno nominated group will play a local concert for the first time since February 2015's Machine Shop event, and this full band performance will kick off an upcoming tour run, with a sixth studio album also in the works according to prior show advertising. Despite the promotional push for this show not hitting full force as soon as you'd think, tonight's Treble Charger show is still attracting lots of buzz online, and hopefully Greig, Bill and company have a blast in their return engagement! Local alt-punk quartet A Dire Setback will open the proceedings in a rare LopLops appearance, so don't be late for their high energy originals tonight!

This show may also mark Treble Charger's debut with Richard Mulligan on drums in place of Jason Pierce, but again, I haven't found a primary official band source confirming his involvement (Wikipedia is not a source for site materials.) As you might expect, tonight's show is already SOLD OUT, but if tickets open up or are sold on the secondary market, they were selling for $25. This is a 19+ event, and a 9:00 PM start time is advertised. It's great to see Treble Charger back in full force, so stay tuned for more on their return activity and teased future touring/album plans, visit the official Facebook event page, and here's Treble Charger live in 2015!

Also this weekend, the ever-prolific Tym Morrison will continue his weekly run of acoustic hard rock concerts when he returns to Gliss Steak & Seafood for three more solo gigs TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! After last week's Barrelhouse return, Tym appears to be solely back at The Quality Inn's house restaurant this weekend for his fourth concert weekend since re-introducing Thursday evening gigs to his ongoing Gliss arrangement, so look for more unplugged hard rock hits over these next three evenings! As usual, we will add his assumed August concert weekends to our concert calendar next week upon their public online confirmation. As for tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday's Gliss matinees, these will all be 6:00 PM shows with no announced cover charges or age limits, but remember that this is a formal restaurant. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live a few years back!

Finally for today's previews, we'll head south to The Northern Pines Lounge at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace, Michigan, where Traverse City metal trio Scarkazm will return for concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Though just two weeks removed from their most recent Sault Kewadin gigs, these will be the Peril side project's first St. Ignace gigs in over two months, so if you've missed them at this Kewadin branch, then come out tomorrow and/or Saturday for Scarkazm's hard hitting originals and covers! If you can't make it to see them in the Soo next month, or don't want to wait until then, this weekend's shows are 21+ events with no announced cover charges, and 9:00 PM start times are likely for both nights. For more details, visit the band's Facebook event pages for both shows (linked here & here), and for a preview, here's Scarkazm live!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for our Destroyer and Curtis McKenzie previews (and more news and notes) next! Thanks everyone!

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