Thursday, April 11, 2019

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The Wyld Stallyns & Soundcheck), Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

We're back with another batch of weekend concert previews on this Thursday morning, so what lies within? A pair of SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS, and some assorted recent news and notes, and yes, some big overdue stories are coming soon as well. Here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet Soundcheck will return to The Water Tower Pub for one night only TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this show only came to our attention via the Sault Music News Letter Facebook page's concert calendar post on Tuesday, and it was not included in their 2019 concert calendar that was posted online in February. That said, at least we heard about it with some advance notice, unlike their Reggievelt show last week! This will be Soundcheck's first Water Tower Pub booking in three weeks, and it is a one-nighter to go along with the venue's usual scheduling of different nightly acts, as seen on your right. No word on if bassist Paul Belair will be back in the fold after he missed their last gig, we'll let you know if anything is said on that front. You can take in their hard rocking blend of classic rock and newer covers TOMORROW'S concert has a 9:00 PM start time, no cover charge, and a 19+ age limit. See above for more details, and here's Soundcheck live in concert last year!

Next up, local acoustic hard rock trio The Wyld Stallyns will return to The Rockstar Bar for a one-nighter of their own THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via the venue's Facebook event page on Monday, which the band has since acknowledged publically. Fans last saw Christina, Rob, and Jesse at this venue in early February, and this will be the band's current lineup's second gig at The Rockstar Bar. With their fan-friendly blend of hard rock covers and even some lighter and more top 40-leaning hits, The Wyld Stallyns should deliver another fun night of tunes for fans at The Algonquin Hotel's upstairs bar on SATURDAY, so don't miss out! This show has a 9:00 PM-ish start time, a 19+ age limit, and no cover charge. See above for more details, and here's The Wyld Stallyns live!

Moving to previously announced concerts, prolific local hard rock solo singer/guitarist Tym Morrison will continue his long-term arrangement of concerts at Gliss Restaurant on Spring Street with matinee concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY! With no nighttime shows elsewhere this weekend, fans will have to go to the downtown steak & seafood restaurant to take in Tym's unplugged hard and classic rock covers this weekend, and with his well-tested live set and extensive playlist at the ready, why not consider a supper-time run to Gliss for all of this entertainment? Tomorrow & Saturday's concerts have early 6:00 PM start times, no cover charges, and no age limits, but remember that this is a formal sit-down restaurant, not a nightclub. Visit the Facebook event page for more details, and here's Tym live!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter news items from the last while, and as usual for these short form story blocks, these are in alphabetical order by artist, event, or venue name:

  • As documented in local news sources like The Sault Star as of late, City Council was asked earlier this month to approve a one year contract with California-based Venue Coalition towards booking more concerts and touring productions at GFL Memorial Gardens. Venue Coalition helps book events at dozens of venues in North America, including at fellow OHL arenas in Sudbury, Kitchener, and Peterborough. If this agreement takes, it'll be interesting to see what results come through, and click here for more details!
  • I have moved Eckerman hard rock quartet Moss to our inactive Sault Michigan band links due to a year's inactivity, having last posted on their Facebook page in March 2018. After a prior run from ca. 1995-2005, Moss reunited in 2012 as a studio project signed to Werehold Records, and frequently appeared in the label's Friday the 13th new music posting events, but they were, sadly, the final Werehold act in our active band links. Moss were a solid band, hopefully we hear more from the Mills & Kabelman brothers and/or Werehold Records down the line!
  • As per a news release shared by SooToday on Tuesday, organizers of the Rock On The River festival in Timmins, Ontario (6 hours northeast of here) are looking for "local and regional acts" interested in playing at the "Northern Roots Stage" at the fourth annual concert festival, which definitely has featured hard rock and punk bands on their past lineups, such as headliners Billy Talent last year. If you're interested in performing at Rock On The River in July, fill out the band entry form at this link within the coming week!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates on the site soon! Thanks everyone!

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