Happy February, everyone! With a new month now upon us, it's time to dive into the first weekend concert previews for it, but due to the length of this post and related news items for one band playing this weekend, I am holding our previews of this weekend's Tym Morrison shows at Gliss and The Roadhouse for tomorrow's post, though it could go up later tonight too. They're coming though, don't worry! Now, here's what you should know to start this weekend, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS!
Redundant will play a rare acoustic concert TOMORROW NIGHT when they debut at Room 21 above Low & Slow! Apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via it's official Facebook page on Sunday. Fans may have seen Redundant in an acoustic setting at Coch's Corner back in 2012, but a show of this nature isn't common for this veteran act, so keep the more reserved sound in mind if you take a trip to the new Albert Street West venue for this one TOMORROW! This should also be another chance for fans to see Redundant with new second guitarist Yannick Casavant, but for full disclosure, pictures posted to their Facebook page from the Joni Radford benefit last month don't show Yannick performing with the band. In any event, this one-night-only show has no announced cover charge, a 10:00 PM start time, and a 19+ age limit. See above for more details, and here's Redundant live and unplugged six years ago!
Next up, local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will return to Reggie's West for shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Again, apologies for the short notice, these shows were only announced via their Facebook event page on Tuesday. Fresh off of a pair of gigs at The Rockstar Bar, this will be their first stop at the former Roosevelt Hotel in three weeks, and their third concert weekend out of four where they had shows booked. Fans have had lots of chances to see Steve, Jeremey, Bill, and Scott live so far this year, so if you want more or haven't been able to yet this year, you have two more chances TOMORROW and/or SATURDAY! As was the case last month, these shows have 9:30 PM start times, 19+ age limits, and no announced cover charge. Visit the above links for more details, and here's The Millionaires live!
Project 906's special outdoor set TONIGHT at the beer tent at this year's International 500 snowmobile race! Bands under the beer tent are nothing new for the I-500 (remember when Banned and Power Slug played there?), but this will be Project 906's first turn in this setting, and hopefully they sufficiently warm things up before the race itself kicks off on Saturday! As far as I can tell, their set will be the entertainment during the I-500 stop of their annual pub crawl, so click here for full non-musical details on the ongoing race week and other events. Regarding their recent drummer switch, Project 906 confirmed that their new addition is Prizym Designs co-owner Tommy Korcal, though they still have not indicated a public reason for Will Storey's departure. Hopefully nothing bad happened, and that we see Will again soon!
I'm not familiar with Tommy from other local bands, but he is a past drum instructor at Grooves Music, so he has the chops! Also, it's worth noting that Tommy actually broke his left foot Saturday morning before their show in Strongs, and he had surgery for it on Tuesday, but will not miss any future shows. He played on Saturday with his foot on a stool, and will be at the I-500 and at the Laith Al-Saadi concert next week, so kudos to him for toughing it out from the get go! The above posting on their Facebook page implied that they did not play at the Superior Cafe's musicians competition/battle of the bands that evening, but guitarist Joe Jenkins has since confirmed that only he and singer Billy Bernier performed, and the band was erroneously advertised by organizers (Thanks Joe!) Sponsors Crooked Music featured photos of the 9 competing acts onto their Facebook page, and while they unfortunately didn't tag each performer by name, they did confirm that former Intrepid guitarist Nick Pavlat's new alternative rock quintet Midnight Logic won first place. Congratulations to them for sure!
FYI, that event also featured two solo performers (one being Dead Water Tapes alum Garrett Chevrette), while half of classic rock veterans Stuck In Reverse played an acoustic set as well. As for Project 906's I-500 beer tent show TOMORROW, expect a 21+ age limit, an 8:30 PM start time, and while there isn't an advertised cover charge to attend just their sets, follow the I-500 website and sufficient local media for details on admission fees and rules for the race and surrounding events just in case. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Project 906 live!
That's all for now, but stay tuned for our Tym Morrison concert previews and more on the site next! Thanks everyone!