Now, let's lead off with this weekend's hard rock concert previews as we continue with this new month! No hard rock shows that I'm aware of in Sault Michigan this weekend, but we have a fair amount to touch on for this side of the border, including a pair of SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, so here's what you should know!
Marquette, Michigan indie/punk trio The Thirties will make their Sault Ontario concert debut when they headline at The New American Pub TONIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this concert was announced as early as December via the band's label Lost Dog Records' Facebook page, but it didn't cross our radar until just today. A rare stop on this side of the border by a hard rock or punk band from the Upper Peninsula, this is one of two Ontario stops on The Thirties' Lake Superior Circle Tour in support of their debut CD "Twenty Eighteen." Playing a very retro-inspired brand of punk rock that calls to mind acts like The Clash and Elvis Costello (if that's fair), The Thirties should find an audience with their high energy sound TONIGHT, so keep this one in mind! An 8:00 PM start time (following The New A's customer appreciation events) is in effect for this 19+ show, which has no advertised cover charge, but bring cash just in case.
The attraction of a U.P. rock band crossing the border is notable alone, and while I can't find a preview video of The Thirties in action, give them a listen above to see what they have to bring to the table TONIGHT, and visit the official Facebook event page for more details!
Next up, local acoustic hard rock trio The Wyld Stallyns will return to Room 21 to play another jam-centric concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via the official Facebook event page on Monday. As they did on Friday, March 1st, The Wyld Stallyns are advertising this as their "regular first-Friday-of-the-month jam night at Room 21", but I'm not ready to call this as a steady official pattern given that they didn't play any announced shows at Room 21 in February. Still, assuming this is a rigid recurrence, look for them back there on May 3rd. In any event, if you like their jam-style shows with heavy emphasis on attendees joining in, this should be a fun time as Christina, Rob, and Jesse break out more fan favourite covers TOMORROW NIGHT! This 19+ concert has no announced cover charge and a 10:00 PM start time. See above for more details, and here's The Wyld Stallyns live in concert last year!
Moving to previously announced concerts, prolific local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison will return to Gliss Restaurant on Spring Street for solo matinee concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY, with a traditional nighttime show at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill sandwiched in between TOMORROW NIGHT! Another busy month lies ahead for Tym's long-term arrangement at the downtown restaurant, and if you like some acoustic hard and classic rock hits with your dinner, Tym would be well worth checking out at Gliss over these two evenings! Of course, if you'd prefer to check him out at a nighttime at a popular east end bar, this latest stop at The Roadhouse would be well worth your time as well! Just for advance clarification, this venue is not related to Chuck's Roadhouse Bar & Grill, the chain restaurant that's opening in the old Boston Pizza location on Great Northern Road, and time will tell if the existing Roadhouse opts to make their name more distinct.
As usual for Tym's lengthy Gliss arrangement and his Roadhouse gigs, expect these to have no announced cover charges, with the Gliss shows being 6:00 PM affairs with no stated age limit, and tomorrow's Roadhouse concert being at 10:00 PM with a 19+ age limit. Visit the Facebook event pages linked here & here for more details, and here's Tym live!
Finally for this weekend's currently known hard rock concert previews, it's a blast from the past THIS SATURDAY at The Rockstar Bar, as funk/hard rock trio Tripod the Dog will reunite for this headlining concert! The (as of yet) online page-less band was last seen at Rotaryfest last year as part of their "Rewind" theme of band reunions, but will best be known to many readers from their original run in the local scene from the late 1990s through 2008. Frontman Mark Oliverio (of later Boogie Fever and Glitch fame) will be back to front the revived Tripod the Dog, and while I can't confirm who's joining him in the new lineup, note that Mark calls the new lineup "v4" on his Facebook event page, and he was joined by Sean Berlinguette & Brian Egglesfield on bass & drums at Rotaryfest last year. Mark also noted that this will be the revived band's "inaugural gig", so this doesn't look like a one-off. Look for a wide swath of rock covers on Saturday night, in any event!
A 10:00 PM start time is advertised for this concert, which has a 19+ age limit and no announced cover charge. It's great to have Tripod the Dog back for good, as it appears, and hopefully this is just the start of another successful run for Mark & company in the area! Visit the venue's Facebook event page and the above links for more details, and in lieu of a live video, here's Tripod the Dog's original song from 1998's "Local Steel" compilation"!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes on the site soon! Thanks everyone!