Thursday, December 14, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Spun & The Kariokeheads) And Most Of This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

Another weekend of concert previews is upon us, so what's going down for hard rock and punk fans over the next few nights? We have shows on both sides of the border to touch on today, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS on each side, and if you're wondering about this weekend's Theatre of Night shows, we are holding them for tomorrow's post to give them proper emphasis given their advance notice, non-Friday placement, and overall scope. Don't worry, they are coming! Now, here's what you should know for this weekend's concerts!

Marquette hard rock cover quartet Spun will return to The Satisfied Frog in Sault Michigan for one more 2017 concert weekend TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, these shows were announced late last month via their Facebook event page, but they bypassed us until this week. Coming three months after their last Frog stops, this fan favourite band should have more hard rocking covers ready to go TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT, so don't miss the Nudge successors one more time (or two) before the year's out! They'll be playing in Baraga and in Wisconsin to end the year, FYI, and we'll approach 2018 gigs when confirmed by Spun. TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S shows have 21+ age limits, 10:00 PM-ish start times, and no announced cover charges. Visit the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's Spun live!

Next up, here's one more new announcement, as new local acoustic hard rock duo The Kariokeheads will return to the stage THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at Room 21 above Low & Slow! Again, apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via the official Facebook event page on Monday. As you may recall, The Kariokeheads (not Karaokeheads) was the name given on venue advertising when Elements bandmates Rob Speers & Jesse Cook played a special acoustic show there three weeks ago, but at the time, we called it as an Elements concert, as that band publically promoted it as if it was their own. Well, the venue is again advertising The Kariokeheads for SATURDAY, and the band hasn't plugged this one online at press time, so it looks like they're an official side project now (if they get an online page, we'll add them to our active band links!) Again, the theme here is acoustic covers, with attendees encouraged to sing karaoke with Rob & Jesse, so keep that angle in mind if you're planning to come out to the Albert Street West venue on SATURDAY!

Note as well that Rob's wife Christina is advertised to perform as a guest for one set on Saturday, and while I can't confirm what her role will be, note that she has stage experience. A one night only show due to tomorrow's traditional karaoke night at Room 21, SATURDAY'S show has a 10:00 PM start time, no cover charge, and a 19+ age limit. Visit the above links for more details, and hopefully some videos of The Kariokeheads turn up!

Also we'll cap off a quiet weekend for hard rock shows on this side of the border with these remaining shows, as acoustic hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison will return to Gliss Steak & Seafood for three more matinee concerts TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY NIGHT! Concluding a busy run of nine evening restaurant gigs in a ten day span with these three shows, Tym will continue his ongoing weekly run of Gliss shows with another triple header of familiar hard rock covers at this downtown locale, so fans of his tried and true brand of unplugged rock should keep his latest Gliss engagements in mind for the next few days! As usual for this ongoing arrangement, expect 6:00 PM matinee start times, no announced cover charges, and no age limits, but keep in mind that this is still a formal sit-down restaurant. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and for a preview, here's Tym live a few years back!

Finally, we'll head back to the Eastern U.P. for today's remaining shows, starting with the final 2017 appearances from Traverse City, Michigan metal trio Scarkazm, as they'll be returning to The Northern Pines Lounge at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Two months removed from their last gigs at both regional Kewadin branches, this weekend's shows will be the last of 2017 for any project of Jeff & Adam's (including Peril), so if you want to check out their hard rocking covers and originals for the new year, head down to St. Ignace this weekend! Fans can witness this favourite touring outfit tomorrow and Saturday at 9:00 PM, these are 21+ concerts as usual, and there are no announced cover charges. Visit the above links for more details on Scarkazm's last call for the year, and here they are live!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Theatre of Night previews and more next! Thanks everyone!

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