Here's another new post for you guys on this rainy Tuesday, so what's new to report before Halloween weekend? Mostly some new LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (one on SHORT NOTICE), but there's also a new video and a lineup addition to take note of, which you can do below!
Tym Morrison will return to Mark's Breakfast Plus for a special mid-week matinee concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this show was announced one week ago via it's official Facebook event page, but we didn't have time to slide it into a post before it got too soon to cover it twice. Yes, this is a Wednesday nighter, which may sound odd for his constant stream of solo gigs, but remember that his prior shows at the Market Mall restaurant were on Monday and Tuesday evenings, so non-weekend gigs there appear to be the norm. In any event, if you want some hard rocking music at dinner-time, you have a west end option at the former Kackleberry's TOMORROW, with Gliss shows to follow! This one has a 6:00 PM start time with no announced cover charge or age limit. See above for more details, and here's Tym live a few years back!
Doors & Fours, who will headline at The Algonquin Pub on Saturday, November 11th! If this band rings a bell, it may be from local punk/metal quintet Jack Spades playing with them and past local headliners Big Brother in Hamilton back on July 11th, so prepare for a local encore four months later as Doors & Fours hit the midpoint of the ongoing Canadian tour! These guys have a solid and distorted sound that definitely has that early 90s grunge vibe while still containing heavier stretches, and they should be well received here next month! The aforementioned Jack Spades will return the favour as openers in 2½ weeks for their own exlposive original attack, while at least one more opening band is to be announced. Promoted by Jack Spades frontman J.D. Pearce, a cover charge has yet to be announced for this 19+ show, which takes place at 9:00 PM. Visit the official Facebook event page for details, and stay tuned for updates!
Finally for today's new show announcements, local indie/hard rock quartet Vol. will return to the stage on Friday, November 17th when they are among the openers for the return of Saskatchewan southern rockers Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities at LopLops Lounge! This will be Vol.'s first show since next week's Special Ops concert (more on that in the coming days), while it will also be their third with their teased fourth band member, that being keyboardist Mikaela Murtonen, who debuted at this weekend's Dirtfight concert, and was a prior bandmate of bassist Shane Storozuk's in the band Aldous. No media is online of the expanded lineup yet, but it will be interesting to hear how Mikaela fits in with Vol.! As for the rest of the performers, headliners Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities will be making their third local concert appearance, after previously playing here twice last fall (once at LopLops), so look for more southern fried boogie rock from them on the 17th! Montreal alt-folk rock quintet The Union Thugs will also hit the Soo for this concert, so prepare for some accordion-infused rock from them!
Local folk solo project Shit Creek Survivor will also open this one next month, and it's nice to see Jacob staying busy in the lead-up to his own album release! Promoted by Six, Two, Oh., this 19+ concert has a 9:00 PM start time, and while there is no advertised cover charge, last year's Deformities show at LopLops had a $5 cover. This should be a fun concert with a nice variance of sounds from the four scheduled acts, so visit the official Facebook event page for current and continuing updates!
To end this post, here's a surprise: A new solo peformance video from former ApocalyptiCDistroyeR frontman Jesse Middaugh! 3½ years removed from his last video upload on his/the band's YouTube channel (and just the second performance video there since 2012), Jesse posted this video of him performing a new original instrumental on Thursday, and while the video is incredibly grainy, it has a good rhythm to it that would be interesting to hear filled out! ApocalyptiCDistroyeR were not cited in the title or description, so I won't consider them active again on the SMS (yet?), but give Jesse's new video a look below, and watch closely for a cameo from a cat!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for Halloween weekend concert previews and more soon! Thanks everyone!