Thursday, November 2, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Tym Morrison) & This Weekend's Hard Rock & Punk Concert Previews!!

November is here, so let's kick off this new month with our first weekend concert previews for it! There's a fair amount of live hard rock and punk action this weekend, including a couple of touring bands from out east, but first, here's some LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, some on SHORT NOTICE!

With another month upon us, let's add former Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's latest solo concerts at Gliss Steak & Seafood to our concert listings, including stops at the Quality Inn's house restaurant TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, followed by expected gigs on November 9th-11th, 16th-18th, 23rd-25th, and 30th-December 2nd! Apologies for the short notice on this weekend's shows, we again waited for Facebook confirmation before calling them, which came earlier this week on their Facebook event page. With increased Mark's gigs also on his schedule, Tym's keeping very busy with acoustic matinee gigs at local restaurants, and with his extensive setlist and long-standing talent, fans will have lots of chances to see Tym live this month, so keep his November Gliss gigs in mind! We will touch on the rest of Tym's December gigs next month, as is the case when his Gliss schedule straddles two months on one weekend.

As usual for Tym's long term run at Gliss, expect 6:00 PM start times TONIGHT, TOMORROW, SATURDAY, and through December 2nd, and while these shows do not have stated cover charges or age limits, remember that this is a restaurant. Check the above links for details, and here's Tym live!

Next up, we'll move to previously announced concerts, starting with the local debut of Montreal alternative metal quartet Special Ops TOMORROW NIGHT when they rock The Rockstar Bar! Featuring a catchy, radio friendly, but metal-injected sound that should appeal to many fans, Special Ops are touring in support of their new EP "Baby Take It All", so give them a listen and consider coming out as their tour run winds down! Local indie/hard rock quartet Vol. will open in their first non-acoustic show with new keyboardist Mikaela Murtonen, so if you're curious to hear how she sounds with the guys, head down to The Rockstar Bar tomorrow to find out! Original plans called for alt-punk quartet A Dire Setback and then death metal standouts The Bear Hunters to fill the third band slot, but both have dropped out of this show, with Vol. frontman Steve Edwards citing "unforeseen circumstances" for The Bear Hunters' exit on the Facebook event page. Hopefully nothing bad happened!

As for A Dire Setback, there have been rumblings of a recent lineup change that may have contributed to their withdrawal, but the band themselves have not formally announced anything at press time. In any event, Steve is looking for a replacement band on short notice for tomorrow night, so message him at this link or via his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post on Tuesday if you're interested in playing! A $10 cover charge is in effect for this 19+ concert, which goes down tomorrow at 9:30 PM. Check the above links for more details, and here's Special Ops live!

In a brief detour to the Upper Peninsula, fans can check out Kinross, Michigan classic/hard rock trio Banned live at The Northern Pines Lounge at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! These shows come just one week following their short notice St. Ignace gigs last week, so if you couldn't make it to those, at least these had lots of advance word! As of this writing, these are also Banned's last advertised Northern Pines Lounge shows of 2017, with only a Soo Kewadin stop in December also scheduled, so keep tabs on their Facebook page for word on potential shows elsewhere. Alex, Wayne, and Don should have another fine weekend of classic and hard rock covers in store for fans, so don't miss out this weekend at 9:00 PM both nights! These are both 21+ shows with no announced cover charge. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Banned live!

Finally for this weekend's currently announced metal, hard rock, and/or punk concerts, we'll head back to Sault Ontario for the local debut of St. John's, Newfoundland post-punk quartet Incredible Woman THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at LopLops Lounge! An early stop on their Canadian tour this month, this indie-tinged noise rock outfit will bring an intriguing blend of punk to LopLops on Saturday night, in what should be a fun concert to help kick off the month, so don't miss this one if you can help it! As of this writing, a potential local opening band has not been announced. A 9:00 PM start time is likely for this 19+ concert, which likely has a $5 cover charge, as is usually the case for this venue. Visit the Facebook event page for more details, and here's Incredible Woman live!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post next! Thanks everyone!

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