Thursday, September 21, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Tym Morrison) And Most Of This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

Before we begin this weekend's first concert preview post, I wanted to note that we're not including the previously announced Friday nighter from The 3 Day Millionaires at The Canadian Nightclub, as the show wasn't listed on the venue's marquee board when last seen, and the band and venue haven't acknowledged it online. If the show is confirmed to still be on in time for tomorrow's concert preview post, we'll profile it then, but if it's off, hopefully all's well! Now, let's dive into the first of this weekend's concert previews, specifically hard rock bands verified to be playing on Thursday and Friday, starting with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!!

Alongside his regular Gliss Steak & Seafood matinee gigs TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, former Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will return to The Barrelhouse Wine & Whiskey on Queen Street East for a solo nighttime concert THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice on the Barrelhouse gig, it was only announced via it's official Facebook event page on Sunday. For a third straight week, Tym is pairing his ongoing weekly trifecta at Gliss with at least one gig elsewhere in a more typical concert timeslot, with SATURDAY'S return to the downtown tapas restaurant marking his first Barrelhouse gig in almost a month. This talented hard rock solo musician should have more great cover action in mind x 4 this weekend, so don't miss out on all of these!

The Gliss shows are 6:00 PM affairs with no announced age limits as usual, SATURDAY NIGHT'S Barrelhouse show is at 10:30 PM with a 19+ age limit, and none of these gigs have a cover. Visit the official Facebook event pages linked here & here for more details, and here's Tym live!

Moving to entirely previously announced concerts, next up is the return of Marquette, Michigan hard rock quartet Spun to The Satisfied Frog in Sault Michigan TOMORROW NIGHT (and maybe Saturday!) Currently their last advertised gig(s) in our neck of the woods until at least November, this will be another solid opportunity for fans to take in the Nudge successors' hard hitting and fan favourite range of covers, so keep this show or shows in mind! Note that the Facebook event page only lists a Friday nighter for Spun this weekend at The Frog, but this is atypical for their trips east, and their Facebook page just says that they'll be here "this weekend". I won't call a Saturday show if not advertised, but if you want to gamble on Spun playing that night, have at it! Tomorrow's show (and Saturday's?) is a 21+ affair with no announced cover charge and a 9:30 PM start time. See above for more details, and here's Spun live!

Also this weekend, fans will see Kinross classic/hard rock trio Banned back at The Northern Pines Lounge at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Two weeks removed from their Kinross Speedway gigs, these shows comes just three weeks after their previous at the St. Ignace Kewadin, an unusually short turnaround for the Traynors and Wayne to play at the same venue. Fans in St. Ignace should be eager for a second weekend of Banned's cover action in the same month, so keep these ones in mind if you're in the area! As usual for Banned's Kewadin stops, expect 9:00 PM start times for tomorrow and Saturday's concerts, these too have 21+ age limits, and there are no announced cover charges. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Banned live!

Finally for today, we'll head back to Sault Ontario for a special lunchtime outdoor concert THIS SATURDAY, as local alternative/hard rock trio The Din will continue their farewell tour with an acoustic set at the Soo Locks during the Sault Pridefest's cosplay optional family picnic! Ostensibly your last chance to see The Din in an unplugged setting (and to see them play songs in the same vein as "The Din Does Laundry"), this event will help end this year's local LGBTQ support festival with a picnic, arts & crafts, children's games, and yes, cosplay and costumes are encouraged for the occasion. Sounds like fun, so visit the official Facebook event page and the above links for full details on remaining Pridefest events and the picnic! Note that The Din will be playing as a duo without drummer Brandan Glew for unannounced reasons, source here. This concert is FREE & ALL AGES, and the picnic begins at the locks at 11:00 AM. It's great to see The Din offer their support to Pridefest once again, so don't miss out on all of the family friendly action on Saturday, and here they are live and unplugged!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Project 906 preview and more in our next post! Thanks everyone!

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