Let's begin our first weekend concert preview post of May 2019, and things are pretty busy to kick off the month! Due to the amount of shows, we're holding our previews of this weekend's Dave Evans, Highway 63, and (late notice) Soundcheck concerts for our next post, which I hope to have hitting the site tonight rather than tomorrow morning. Don't worry, those shows are all coming! Now, let's begin with some more LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (some on SHORT NOTICE) and a couple of events with Thursday components!
Tym Morrison's May slate of solo concerts into our concert listings, including Gliss Restaurant shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY! Apologies for the short notice on those gigs, I have been trying to get into the habit of covering Tym's upcoming month's schedule in the last weekend of the preceding month so as to preclude late notice announcements where possible, but that plan slipped by me last week. Along with TOMORROW & SATURDAY'S matinee concerts on Spring Street, Tym will be back at Gliss on May 10th-11th, 17th-18th, 24th-25th, and 31st-June 1st, so fans and Gliss patrons alike will have lots of opportunities to see him there this month! That's not all for May 2019, however, as Tym will play consecutive Friday nighters at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill on Trunk Road on May 10th & 17th, while also wrapping up his announced Room 21 shows for early 2019 with a concert there on Friday, May 31st, more likely to come.
Busy as usual for Tym, but if you're up for a night of unplugged hard and classic rock hits, you have a lot of options this month, including TOMORROW & SATURDAY! The Gliss matinees are 6:00 PM affairs, the 19+ Roadhouse & Room 21 shows are at 10:00 PM, and none have an advertised cover charge. Visit the Facebook event pages linked here, here, and here for more details, and here's Tym live at Room 21 a few months back!
Next up, veteran local classic/hard rock cover quintet Fluid 5ive will reportedly make their Water Tower Pub debut with a concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via the band's Facebook event page on Monday. Joining this concert, Fluid 5ive will also make their Esquire Club debut on Friday, May 10th, as per that show's Facebook event page, so it looks like the guys are slowly ramping up their live presence as we enter the middle of 2019! Last seen at Room 21 in February, both TOMORROW'S and next week's shows should prove to give the 5ive another solid platform to entertain patrons with their hard rocking and eclectic cover selection, so don't miss out on either night! The shows start at 9:00 PM TOMORROW and at 9:30 PM next week, both are 19+ events, and neither has an announced cover charge. Visit the above links for more details, and here's Fluid 5ive live!
Banned fronman Alex Traynor will play an acoustic solo concert TONIGHT at The Signatures Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino! This will be Alex's first solo show in the Soo since playing at the same locale on March 21st, and this should be another fine opportunity for Alex to break out his own solo originals and unplugged covers, so fans of his Banned work might want to consider a stop at Kewadin Casino's more intimate lounge tonight! Note that this show is still not advertised on Kewadin's entertainment page, nor has Alex been newly promoting it on social media at press time, but it is still advertised on his website's schedule, so we'll treat it as on unless otherwise stated. This 6:00 PM matinee gig has a 21+ age limit and no cover charge. Visit the above links for more details, and here's Alex live in studio!
Finally for today, this isn't really a concert, but seeing as it takes place TONIGHT, TOMORROW NIGHT, and SATURDAY NIGHT, and it's thematically relevant to our coverage, I can't ignore it. Over these three nights, St. Mary's College is playing host to a student production of the musical We Will Rock You, which is based around the music of Queen! A jukebox musical featuring Queen songs strung into a story of overcoming oppression in a dystopian, un-individualized future, this musical has been a big success globally since debuting in 2002, and it'll be very interesting to see how SMC Spotlight does in bringing We Will Rock You to local audiences with a cast of current St. Mary's students! Click here for the full song and actor listing, which notably includes 2018 The Soo's Got Talent winner Daniella Brewer. This school edition of We Will Rock You is directed by Kait Tappenden, and will be presented at the St. Mary's College Theater at 868 Second Line East.
Tickets run at $20 for adults and $15 for students each night, this is definitely ALL AGES, each night's show begins at 8:00 PM, and you can buy tickets in advance at the Catholic high schools main office. We Will Rock You isn't a musical I'm familiar with compared to others, but it'll be very interesting to hear how local students do tackling Queen classics, let alone in a scripted musical production, so best of luck to everyone involved in this production! Visit the above links for more details, and stay tuned for the conclusion of this weekend's concert previews next! Thanks everyone!