Now, let's dive into another weekend's worth of hard rock concert previews in a somewhat quiet stretch of concerts, but we do have some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, so here's what you need to know!
Local funk/ska/hard rock quartet The Elements will once again open for indie rock quartet K.I.C.K. for a show at LopLops Lounge TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this show was first announced on K.I.C.K.'s Facebook page one week ago, but we couldn't fit it into a post before it got too soon to cover here in full twice. Last seen together at The Canadian last month, this will be a makeup date of sorts for the two bands, who were slated to play together at LopLops three weeks ago, but a scheduling mix-up and the Keep It Cool Kids' commitments at the Northern Vibe Festival scuttled plans as originally announced. The Elements played on that weekend alongside touring headliners The Chicken-Like Birds, but if you wanted to see these bands together at this popular downtown venue, TOMORROW is your new chance! Remember, The Elements are riding high off of their Oh!No Festival set last week, while K.I.C.K. are still preparing for their debut album's release and will play songs from it in their headlining set.
A $5 cover charge is likely for this 19+ concert, which has a 9:00 PM start time TOMORROW. With some heavy ska-influenced originals and covers to compliment K.I.C.K.'s blues/indie sound, this should be another fun contrast of styles, so visit the official Facebook event page for full details, and here's The Elements live a few years back!
Next up, prolific local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison is slated to return to Gliss Steak & Seafood for matinee headlining concerts TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, but he will also rock Room 21 above Low & Slow on Albert Street West with two more regular nighttime shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice regarding the Room 21 shows, they were only announced via their Facebook event page yesterday. Playing five shows across the two venues for the second straight week, Tym's Gliss shows remain a reliable presence at The Quality Inn's house restaurant, while his third weekend at Room 21 should be another fun opportunity to see his skilled acoustic hard rock covers at this new nightclub, especially now that their logo unveiling last week was a hit, so keep those newly announced gigs in mind for TOMORROW & SATURDAY!
As usual, Tym's regular weekly Gliss shows tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday are at 6:00 PM with no announced cover charges or age limits (but mind the location), while TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S Room 21 shows are 19+ events with no announced cover and 10:00 PM start times. Visit the official Facebook event pages linked here & here for more details, and here's Tym live!
Moving to entirely previously announced concerts, outgoing local alt-hard rock trio The Din are apparently opening for Lindsay, Ontario indie/pop rock quartet The Kents TONIGHT at Sault College's campus lounge Odeno! Before I get ahead of myself, just a disclaimer that the headliners have not acknowledged any local support publically, and The Din have not promoted the show since announcing their final concert calendar listing last week. If The Din confirm that they're not playing, we will edit this post! Perhaps an opportunity for frontman Mike Haggith (a recent aviation graduate at Sault College) to say goodbye and thank his alma mater before his likely move out of town, this will be a rare hard rock-featured show at The Outback's successor lounge, and assuming The Din are playing, consider a trip to Odeno tonight before it's too late! The Kents are bringing their adult alternative sound to Sault College late in their Eastern Canada tour, which features a number of college campus gigs, so if you're a regular WLSO listener, they'll be up your alley!
As promoted in Brian Kelly's Sault Star interview with Kents frontman Warren Frank last week, tickets for this 7:00 PM show are available online at this link, at the Sault College Students' Union office and Health & Wellness building for $10 each (the door price jumps to $15), and while the Sault Star article implies that non-students will not be allowed entry unless guests of a current student, that isn't stated in advertising elsewhere. Check the above links for more details on tonight's concert, and here's The Din live!
Finally for this weekend's currently announced hard rock concerts, we'll head to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino, where Traverse City classic metal trio Peril will return for solo headlining concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Continuing their regular recent run of shows at regional Kewadin branches, this will be Peril's first weekend in the E.U.P. since rocking St. Ignace last month, and their first in the Soo since June. This talented veteran group continue to be fan favourite sights at the two nearby Kewadin lounges, and this weekend's shows should be no different, so consider a trip to The Rapids Lounge for more hard hitting cover action tomorrow and/or Saturday night! As usual for Peril's northern trips, expect 9:00 PM start times both nights, these shows both have 21+ age limits, and there are no announced cover charges. Visit the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's Peril live a few years back!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates in the coming days! Thanks everyone!