Thursday, July 5, 2018

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Tym Morrison) & The Rivers Of Nihil Concert Preview!!

I wasn't originally planning to break up our first concert preview post of year #11 in two, but with an unusually large amount of related updates for one performer playing this week, we're going to bump our previews of this weekend's Soundcheck and Banned concerts to our next post. Don't worry, they are coming! Now, here's what you should know today, including lots of LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, some on SHORT NOTICE!

Former Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has a busy month ahead once again, with at least 10 dates confirmed for July at varying venues! First, he'll play at Gliss Steak & Seafood for two more weekends at it's current locale TONIGHT, TOMORROW, SATURDAY, and next week from July 12th-14th, while he will also play at Room 21 for Finger Food Friday events TOMORROW & on July 20th, plus a Saturday nighter there on July 14th! Apologies for the short notice on this week's four concerts, they were all announced via their respective Facebook event pages (linked here & here) earlier this week. Yes, Tym is back on Thursdays at Gliss, as is customary for his lengthy arrangement there in the second half of the year, but these two weekends appear to be his last at 180 Bay Street. While not stated publically, Tym has noted on his personal Facebook page that Gliss is moving to a new location later this summer, which will put a temporary hold on his regular gigs there, but his run there is expected to resume after it re-opens.

I haven't heard a reason for Gliss moving, but hopefully this is the best move all around for restaurant management and The Quality Inn alike, and stay tuned for more when we hear it! Along with these and the trifecta of Room 21 shows on Albert Street West, SooToday's events calendar lists him as returning to The Road House Bar & Grill on Trunk Road on Friday, July 13th, which may explain why he's playing at Room 21 that Saturday instead. Even with the Gliss hiatus impending, Tym's got a lot of entertainment for fans downtown and in the east end this month, so don't miss out on all of the action! Also, for what it's worth, I do want to apologize for missing a big element of Tym's Canada Day show on Sunday at Room 21, as he actually opened for a touring act that night, namely Australian indie rock artist Steve Lane, who was only acknowledged on the venue's Facebook event page, not Tym's. Profuse apologies for missing that, but check out videos of Steve on Room 21's Facebook page, it looks like the show was a hit!

Tym's final shows at the current Gliss location (including TOMORROW through SUNDAY) are 6:00 PM matinees as usual with no announced cover charges or age limits, while the Room 21 shows (TOMORROW included) and next week's Road House gig are 10:00 PM concerts with no announced cover charge and 19+ age limits. Visit the above links for more details, don't miss Tym's unplugged hard rock experience four times this weekend, and here's a newly discovered video of him live at Room 21 from Live705's Facebook page on May 1st! This is of Tym at their open mic night, possibly playing an original song (at the very least, the song's not familiar), and it's well filmed from a side angle, with Tym's voice in strong form! This softer ballad comes through nicely, and it's nice to have a newer public video of him in concert, so give it a look below, and don't miss him at Gliss or Room 21 this weekend!

Finally for this post, here's one more concert preview that had lots of advance notice, as a brutal onslaught of American technical death metal is coming to The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW NIGHT, courtesy of local promoters Live705 in their second official concert of the year! Reading, Pennsylvania quintet Rivers of Nihil are the advertised headliners in this stop on their Where Owls Know My Name Canadian tour, and their devastating, groove-influenced blend of death metal should attract a solid audience tomorrow, so don't leave early! Sacramento-based tech-death quartet Alterbeast and Nashville metal quintet Inferi will bring more intensity of a similar vein as openers, but don't assume these bands are all the same, as Alterbeast's fast-paced attack and Inferi's black metal influences will help them stand out in this high quality package tomorrow night! The local openers are death metal trio Pillory in their first announced concert in almost a year.

While it will be great to see them back after far too long, note that the band has not acknowledged this show publically (or posted on their Facebook page) since last July. They definitely are still advertised, but I'm just noting that! A rare Live705 show without A Dire Setback, tickets for this 19+ show are on sale for an apparently flat $15 at this link, as well as The Rad Zone, Case's Music, and presumably at the door, and a 9:00 PM start time is advertised. This should be a great concert for fans of  brutal technical death metal, with all four bands having high profiles, so be sure to visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Rivers of Nihil live!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Banned and Soundcheck previews on the site either tonight or tomorrow morning! Thanks everyone!

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