Friday, August 30, 2013

Tym Morrison & 415E Concert Previews, Plus A Couple Of Band Member Searches!!

As promised, today's post covers the rest of our weekend concert previews (namely, ones not featuring bands at this year's Chippewa County Fair), but we also have a pair of Sault Ontario musician searches to check out, so read on below for what you need to know!

We'll start our previews with Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison's last show of his weekly August arrangement at The Road House Bar & Grill TONIGHT! Tym's brought his unplugged acoustic show there every Friday this month (save for the week of their Thursday customer appreciation night, which he played instead), and it sounds like things have went well at his favourite recent acoustic venue, so help cap off a fun month of hard rock covers at The Road House tonight on this otherwise slow weekend for heavier Sault Ontario gigs! Like usual, he'll be on tonight at 10:00 PM, there's a 19+ age limit in effect, and there's no announced cover charge. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! I assume Tym has fall solo dates in the works (along with new Caveman Morrison shows), so be sure to stay tuned to the SMS as we hear more, and don't miss his diverse and prolific cover blend at this Trunk Road tavern TONIGHT! For a preview, here's Tym and ex-Half Past singer Luke LeBlanc (we're pulling for you, Luke!) covering Extreme's "More Than Words"!

Also in previously known heavier concerts this weekend, local classic metal quartet 415E are scheduled to return to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! I will note that the band hasn't updated their Facebook page in a month, and have no further Kewadin dates listed for the remainder of the year, so your guess is as good as mine if anything's going on concerning their status. I'll let you know if I hear anything! Featuring 2 members each of Splitshot & The Highest of Fives, 415E's Van Halen-inspired blend of originals and covers should be welcomed back to The Rapids Lounge this weekend, so don't miss the action if you're up for it! Admission should be free for these 9:00 PM concerts, and you must be 21 to attend either. For more details, check the above links! Even if this is the last time we see 415E for a while, they've been quite prominent in recent months, so keep tonight & tomorrow's shows in mind, and for a preview, here's 415E playing their self titled song in January!

Moving to some other recent news, starting with a notable band lineup change, as local metal cover trio Caveman Morrison have apparently parted ways with bassist James White for a second time. James revealed the news on the Musicians Wanted Facebook group yesterday, and though he didn't cite a reason for his exit, it's definitely under amicable terms. James originally replaced Jacques Marceau in the band in the fall of 2011, and after leaving the following spring, he returned to Caveman Morrison (taking over for his replacement Dutch Vanderploeg) earlier this year. This is disappointing, but at least he's keeping busy filling in with Frightlight, so best of luck to James going forward! With that said, his Musicians Wanted group post is advertising for a bassist search for Caveman Morrison, so what should you know if you're interested? Their sound of course varies from classic to newer metal & hard rock songs (such as ones by Metallica, Megadeth, and Judas Priest), and the band reportedly has at least two gigs planned this fall at The Water Tower Inn, so the sooner the better for a replacement to be secured.

If you're interested in trying out for Caveman Morrison as their new bassist, message band members Tym Morrison or Johnny Belanger on Facebook, and hopefully we hear news on an addition soon, as I don't wanna officially plug their next show until the bassist situation's finalized, just in case that show is changed in some form. Stay tuned for updates!

Finally for today, new local hard rock quartet The Side FX have announced the departure of guitarist Alex Walls, as per their Facebook page on Tuesday. The reasoning is that Alex (who only played live once with the band last month) is apparently moving to Toronto to try work as a studio guitarist, and the split is completely amicable. This is disappointing, especially coming not long after their debut gig, but best of luck to Alex going forward, and I hope he succeeds at whatever's next! As a result, The Side FX are now looking for a new guitarist that is able to learn their setlist and play live A.S.A.P., and they want someone who can have fun and party while playing their songs well, while also being able to play solos on everything from Volbeat to Sublime, among others. If you're interested in joining The Side FX (featuring singer Rob Speers and Papa Fogals Chair alumni Mike Bird & Derek Turner), message the band at the links above, and stay tuned for updates on both the guitarist search and their next work!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a special all-video post tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

No comments: