As promised, it's time for our second installment in our newest monthly feature, the YouTube Channel profile series! Once again, we've randomly chosen a YouTube channel featuring at least 50% local metal-relevant videos to profile, with no bias otherwise towards what is picked. If the channel has less videos or diversity, we'd have added one or two more, but no need this month, as we've picked a great channel profiling a prominent local band from the late 2000s! So without any further adieu, check out all you need to know about this month's featured YouTube profile! (Updated on May 9th, 2013)
myangels1266's Channel (http://youtube.com/user/myangels1266)
Owner: Cami Hubbard, the mother of local metal guitarist Chris Hubbard (415E, ex-Nixxon Dixxon/Splitshot/Trail's End) and wife of ex-Splitshot drummer Tony Hubbard
Channel Timeline: Launched on November 14th, 2009; Videos posted between November 2009 and January 2013
Channel Summary: Describing herself as "mom of a great talented family", Cami's channel mostly features live concert videos of her son Chris with defunct local hard rockers Nixxon Dixxon from gigs between October 2009 & August 2010. 12 Nixxon Dixxon videos are posted there, mostly from Sault Michigan concerts at Kewadin Casino, although videos are also posted from shows in Sault Ontario, St. Ignace, and in Barbeau, as well as their last ever gig in August 2010 at The Bird. Most of the videos are of their live covers (especially Alice In Chains), although three feature original material written in 2009. Aside from a solo ice skating performance by her daughter Lindsey in March 2011, Cami posted no new videos to her channel until January 2013, when she posted three videos from Chris' newest band 415E's debut concert at Kewadin Casino.
Why Should You Watch: Because this channel has a lot of nice quality live video footage from the height of Nixxon Dixxon's local run, which ended way too soon in 2010, as well as some promising shots of 415E. The camera angles vary, but the audio and video quality is very good, and Cami gave us some great samples of Nixxon Dixxon's final year together in the bulk of these videos! Cami's newest videos are encouraging for fans, but if you enjoyed Splitshot & Trail's End (who each featured 3/4ths of Nixxon Dixxon) during their 2010-2012 runs, note that there's surprisingly no videos of either on this channel.
Our Recommended Videos To Check Out:
Nixxon Dixxon at Kiss Battle of the Bands: The longest and most viewed of Cami's videos, this comes from Nixxon Dixxon's well received first round performance at the Kiss Battle of the Bands on December 1st, 2009 at The Canadian Nightclub in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. With two songs to make an impression on judges, they tore through their new originals "High Life" and what sounds like "Life All Around" (correct me if I'm wrong), and you know they went over well when they were picked to move on to the finals the next day! Good performances, and a great way to introduce themselves to Canadian fans, especially with a solid stage presence and abilities beyond their years! Also featuring an introduction from Rock 101 DJ Mark SanAngelo, it's definitely worth a look, and click here for Cami's video of "High Life" once again from the finals the next day!
Nixxon Dixxon - One Shot Woman: The band's only other publically posted original song, Cami filmed Nixxon Dixxon playing "One Shot Woman" at their February 27th, 2010 concert at The Dreammakers Theater at Kewadin Casino, where they backed up Pop Evil, Evans Blue, and Graveyard Tan at the first sold out Kim Rogers/Kelsey Rafaelle benefit concert! Nice quality video from right in front of the stage, though there is some shakiness. Another nice performance, the band were on form here, and it's awesome to see them rocking out for a great cause! If you're in the mood for covers, click here to see their cover of Alice In Chains' "Rooster" from the same set.
415E performing 'Livin It Up' original and 'Unchained' cover live at Dream Makers Theater: Over two years & three band breakups after Cami's last concert video uploads, Chris Hubbard's newest band 415E was the subject of three videos from their debut concert on January 20th, 2013, where they opened for no less than Sebastian Bach! Featuring two members each of Splitshot & The Highest of Fives, Cami filmed 415E playing two Van Halen covers & their self-titled original song, but for the best of both worlds, I've picked the video of them playing their original song "Livin' It Up" & covering Van Halen's "Unchained" to embed below! Despite a stiff stage presence from Dave (and a questionable fit vocally for Van Halen songs), the guys show great talent in their debut, and the camera work & angle is great, so hopefully the best is yet to come!
I hope you guys enjoyed this month's YouTube Channel Profile! So, what channel are we looking at next month? Through completely random selection, we've picked local metal quartet Garden of Bedlam's official YouTube channel! Lots of great videos of theirs are posted there, so it's a good thing we randomly picked their channel for next month! Watch out for that profile on or around September 22nd, and stay tuned for more news and notes very soon! Thanks everyone!