Thursday, December 12, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Tym Morrison), Most Of The Weekend Concert Previews, And More!!

It's now time once again to preview this weekend's metal & hard rock concerts, but I've decided to divide them up due to amount and theme, so our previews of The Danger Cats' LopLops show TOMORROW and Saturday night's Fuckface Unstoppable will now be in TOMORROW'S POST due to size, date, and that both shows feature bands with a number of originals, so pairing them will give them more emphasis. With that said, today's post is filled out with notes on what looks like a new local EP release, but first, we have some upcoming hard rock cover concerts to preview, starting with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison has announced a new solo concert for TONIGHT at The Harp Pub & Grill! Apologies for the short notice, Tym only just created it's Facebook event page earlier today.  His third show at the former Madison's Pub since it's re-opening (though his first on a Thursday night, if the date's not a typo), Tym should bring another entertaining evening of unplugged metal & hard rock covers to the stage for this concert, and if you're up for some centrally-located classics in a more intimate setting, be at the Food Basics plaza TONIGHT! There's no announced cover charge for this 10:00 PM-ish concert, and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, check the above links! If this show is indeed tonight rather than tomorrow, don't miss Tym's return to The Harp for a solid night of unplugged hard rock covers, though stay tuned in case the advertised date is wrong! For a preview, here's the new version of Tym's original song "Suicide Bike Ride"!

Now to previously announced concerts this weekend, starting with the return of local party/hard rock quartet Glitch to The Rockstar Bar TOMORROW NIGHT! Under two weeks after rocking Toystock, this will be Glitch's fourth live concert appearance and third at The Rockstar Bar since debuting in September, and given the seasonal timeframe, it's being hyped as a "Glitchmas" gig! Given their recent trend of playing once a month, this might be their last concert of 2013, so keep tomorrow's show in mind to see this supergroup of Sneaky Pete, Lion Ride, and Tripod the Dog alumni in action with their varied but often heavy cover selection! A $5 cover charge is likely for this 19+ show, and it should start at 10:00 PM. For more details, check the above links, and for a preview, here's one of two recent concert videos that The Rockstar Bar's Hayley Warnock shared on their Facebook group! A cover of Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down A Dream", the camera angle's far but they sound good! Don't miss them TOMORROW NIGHT!

Finally for today's previews (Bam Margera's coming tomorrow), local hard/classic rock cover quintet The Thrill Junkies were advertised to return to The Roosevelt Hotel TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! I'll note that the band hasn't plugged these shows since originally announcing them in October, but I've heard nothing blatant regarding a cancellation, so I'll assume these are on unless I hear otherwise. Like Glitch, these are The Thrill Junkies' first live concert appearances since Toystock, and for this talented veteran quintet (featuring Turner Up, Havadder, and Redundant alumni), they should rock hard at The Rosie this weekend, so keep their returns to this popular venue in mind for tomorrow & Saturday if you can't catch them at Docks next week! Admission should be free, you must be 19 to attend, and a 10:00 PM-ish start time is likely. For more details, check the above links, stay tuned in case these shows are confirmed to be off or not, and when we have media of theirs to share, we'll have it here!

Finally for today, here's some news on what appears to be a new physical CD release! Local grunge/lo-fi solo project Telephone & Address shared this picture on their recently re-activated Facebook page yesterday indicating that new EPs were in, and older posts there noted that the title is apparently "Rotten EP", has 7 songs, and will cost $10. Project leader Chris Shoust also noted that the EP is already registered at SOCAN, and while a release date was cited for this week, I have no idea if it will be available beyond through personal correspondence, nor do I have a track listing or cover art yet. I'll note that Chris lists four older "albums" credited to Telephone & Address on his website, but none have a full direct link for streaming or purchasing beyond certain material on SoundCloud. Chris' solo work as Telephone & Address has a lot of validity despite it's outsider nature, but I've always found that his songs would work really well if expanded to a full band, and if this EP gets a wider release, I'll be curious to check it out! Might we see it for sale at his Algonquin Pub show on the 28th? Stay tuned!

That's all for today, but stay tuned TOMORROW for our Bam Margera concert preview and more! Thanks everyone!

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