It's now time to kick off another weekend of concert previews! Due to both the amount of shows this weekend and the massive scope of that festival, our previews of Oh!No in Leeburn will come in a second post making the site later today. Don't worry, it is coming! Now, here's what you should know regarding other hard rock shows this weekend, including new videos from two acts, a missed concert apology, and a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!
Gliss Restaurant TOMORROW & SATURDAY, local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison will play a second straight Thursday evening gig TONIGHT at Thomson Farms Cider & Winery on Third Line West! Apologies for the short notice, Tym only announced this show via his Facebook event page earlier this week. Clearly, his show last week did well, as Tym's back for an encore at this popular west end winery & cider mill TONIGHT, so if you're up for some live acoustic hard and classic rock while partaking in locally made & grown wine, cider, and produce, you know where to be! At this juncture, I have no idea if Thursday matinees here will become a regular thing or not, though note that Thomson Farms closes for the season after Halloween, as best as I can tell. Of course, look for Tym's regular downtown acoustic shows tomorrow & Saturday as well at Gliss, as per usual in his long-term run there, so regular fans are in good hands!
The Gliss shows are at 6:00 PM, TONIGHT'S Thomson Farms show is at 5:00 PM, and none have announced cover charges or age limits. Click here and above for more details, and for a preview, here's a new video of Tym live inside of Thomson Farms' wine barn last week, as per their Facebook page on Monday! A cover of Tom Petty's "Free Falling", this 22 second clip doesn't even last long enough to get to the chorus, but Tym sounds good as far as it goes, so check it out below, and don't miss him there TONIGHT!
Next up, let's take a detour to the Eastern Upper Peninsula, where Sault Michigan hard rock band Tarnished will play at the acoustic-centric Signatures Lounge at the local Kewadin Casino branch TONIGHT, before the (presumably) full band rocks Kinross Speedpark TOMORROW NIGHT! These are the middle shows in a busy stretch for Alex & Josh (and Tommy tomorrow), following a short notice set at yesterday's Sault Ste. Marie Farmers Market, and preceding their road trip to Toledo, Ohio on Saturday. I profusely apologize for missing their matinee gig at the Farmers Market yesterday, it's brief advertising on their Facebook page on Monday slipped right by us. Hopefully it was a hit though, we'd have covered it had we known about it! Originally announced as an Alex Traynor solo show and a Banned concert respectively, tonight's Signatures Lounge date and tomorrow's post-Four Cylinder Friday set should deliver solid crowds each for this new band!
Note that Tarnished did not mention a Biggby Coffee matinee in their Facebook advertising from Monday, which would seemingly signal the end of their shows "every Thursday" there, but we'll let you know if that proves to be incorrect. Tonight's Signatures Lounge gig has an early 6:00 PM start time, a 19+ age limit, and no cover, while tomorrow's Kinross Speedpark show begins after the races end. I can't verify if you can get in free after the races just to see Tarnished or not, but the races proper have a 7:30 PM start time, and $5 admission fees ($6 Canadian), with kids 11 and under FREE. Click here and visit the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's a new video of Tarnished live-ish at the Soo Farmers Market on Wednesday! Shared onto the Farmers Market's Facebook page yesterday during business hours, this 9 second clip is primarily about the market proper, but in the upper left, if you look really close, you can see Alex & Josh covering Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Blue on Black"!
This is not an ideal video for angle or length if you want to see Tarnished in action, but they sound good while it lasts, and the video shows the scope of the Farmers Market well enough. Check it out if you want below, and see much more from Tarnished's unplugged hard rock cover attack TONIGHT in the Soo and in Kinross TOMORROW with electric gear and drums in tow!
Finally for this weekend's non-Oh!No concert previews, let's head back to Sault Ontario, where local classic/hard rock cover quartet Soundcheck will return to The Esquire Club for concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! As advdertised on their 2019 concert calendar, this will be Soundcheck's second concert weekend at this popular west end venue in a three week span, and first shows anywhere since their Roberta Bondar Pavilion matinee late last month. This should be another prime opportunity for fans to see Soundcheck's often heavy blend of covers, so don't miss them at The Esquire Club once again this weekend! As usual for shows there, expect a 10:00 PM-ish start time, no cover charges, and a 19+ age limit tomorrow and/or Saturday. Visit the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's Soundcheck live!
That's all for now, but stay tuned for our Oh!No III previews next, plus more news shortly! Thanks everyone!