Thursday, October 12, 2017

This Weekend's Hard Rock Concert Previews!!

Barring a late notice concert announcement, this post covers the entirety of known hard rock concerts in our area this weekend, and while it's not the busiest weekend of shows that we've ever seen, there is some cool stuff going on, including a benefit concert for a talented local singer. Here's what you should know, in rough chronological order!

We'll start this weekend at Gliss Steak & Seafood, where ex-Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will hit the stage for three more acoustic solo concerts TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! Continuing his weekly arrangement at The Quality Inn's restaurant, this weekend's trifecta of matinee concerts should provide another solid opportunity to hear his unplugged hard rock covers at a familiar locale, so don't miss Tym over the next three nights if you're up for some solo acoustic action! As usual for his long term run at Gliss, these three shows have 6:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and no age limits, but remember that this is a sit-down formal restaurant, not a nightclub. Visit the official Facebook event page for full details, and for a preview, here's Tym live a few years back!

Next up, we'll take a brief detour to St. Ignace, Michigan, where Traverse City classic metal trio Peril will return for a pair of concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT at The Northern Pines Lounge at the Kewadin Shores Casino! Continuing their recent run of monthly weekends at an E.U.P. Kewadin branch (alternating between the Soo and St. Ignace), this will be their first stop at the St. Ignace Kewadin in two months. This veteran group have proven to be a fan favourite attraction in their regular trips north, especially given how they play here way more often than in the Lower Peninsula as of late, so if you're up for some old school classics and some more recent selections, you know where to go! As usual for Peril's northern trips, you can see them at The Northern Pines Lounge tomorrow and/or Saturday night at 9:00 PM, you must be 21 or older to attend, and there are no announced cover charges. Check the above links for more details, and here's Peril live!

We'll wrap up this weekend's currently announced hard rock concert previews with a special event, as 5 bands will join forces THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at The Rockstar Bar to support Cherry Crush frontwoman & former Foggy Notions owner Taryn Bugyra through her battle with kidney cancer! As you may know, Taryn needs surgery at the end of the month in Hamilton, and will have to be off work for 6 weeks (including two before coming home), so this fundraiser will help raise money for her family at this difficult time. Four bands are donating their time to the cause, including in a surprise confirmation, the reunion of veteran alt-hard rock cover quartet Lucky 13 in the 12:30 AM headlining slot! Inactive publically since June of last year, their surprise set is apparently replacing one from classic/hard rockers Soundcheck for unannounced reasons, but hopefully nothing bad happened with that band!

As this is a reunion for a charitable event with no concurrent public acknowledgement from Lucky 13 themselves, I'll approach this set as a one-off unless otherwise stated, but it's great to see this talented cover outfit back for the first time in well over a year, so don't miss them on Saturday! No word though on if ex-guitarist Jeremey Salatuk will play or guest with the band or not, given that he's performing with multiple bands on Saturday already. Fellow classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will co-headline with their first public set in two months at 10:30 PM, with door & raffle prize draws filling the extended time between bands starting after 11:30 PM. The opening timeslot at 9:00 PM will be shared by two linked bands, namely Taryn's own band Cherry Crush (a new confirmation) and their debuting sister tribute band The Soo Fighters, and this should be an extra poignant kick-off to the event! Hopefully Taryn gives a strong performance for her friends and family on this special night, and it'll be interesting to hear The Soo Fighters at last!

Our source for the lineup information is The Rockstar Bar's Hayley Warnock on the Facebook event page on Tuesday. Note that The Rockstar Bar's outside marquee advertises 5 bands, so either there's a surprise of some kind, or that references local hard rock quartet Eclipse, who were originally announced to perform last month. No word on why they're apparently out of this event, but don't miss them downstairs on Halloween weekend! Tickets are $10 for this 19+ benefit concert, so message organizers linked on the event page if you need advance tickets delivered! This should be a great night, so see above for more details, good luck to Taryn through this difficult time, and here's Lucky 13 live last year!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates on the SMS in the coming days! Thanks everyone!

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