Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Caveman Morrison & As It Stands Videos, A Band Looking To Play Here, And More!!

Anyone in the mood for some more local metal news and notes? Well, this post should cover that! Today, we've got new video footage from one local band's return and another video from another band's most recent show, plus details on a band with a local connection looking to play here, and much more, so here's what you need to know!

The first video footage of Caveman Morrison's new lineup is now online, courtesy of frontman Tym Morrison's YouTube channel! An attendee at their concert on Saturday night at The Roosevelt Hotel shot at least six videos of the current Caveman Morrison lineup (including bassist James White and the returning Rick White on drums), and Tym posted them onto his YouTube channel over the past few hours. The videos are of Caveman Morrison covering Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride & Joy", Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World", Judas Priest's "The Ripper", Foreigner's "Blue Morning, Blue Day", a cut off portion of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall", and (as embedded below) Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train", so visit the above links to see the new lineup in action! The video quality isn't spectacular, and the lighting in The Rosie still needs to be boosted, but the audio quality works, and Tym & company sound good for their first weekend! Rick's drumming flows well and James is definitely a great fit on bass, so there's nothing to fear from the new members! Nice to get lots of new footage, though the crowd doesn't seem too large from what I heard at the end of the videos. Solid stuff, so check the above links for more from Caveman Morrison's shows last weekend, and here's their "Crazy Train" cover!

Also in new videos, here's some newly posted video footage of local hardcore quintet As It Stands, who are returning to activity at the end of the month for a concert at The Elks Hall in Espanola on the 29th, so click here for details on their return after 5 months away from the stage! The new video is actually also from an out of town gig that As It Stands played this year, and their most recent to date, that being their set at the Rocking on the River festival in Blind River on July 30th, and it's of As It Stands covering Blink-182's "Stay Together For The Kids"! Uploaded by YouTube user dacelk yesterday, the angle is sort of far from the stage, but the band are in solid form as you'd expect, and this Blink-182 song is always nicely metallified by this talented local metalcore band! If only more people were there to see it. Kudos to dacelk for uploading this, and fingers crossed that we see As It Stands back on a local stage shortly, we've missed them over the fall! Check out their cover of "Stay Together For The Kids" in Blind River below!

Next up, I've recently heard about an out of town band looking for a local booking, and if you follow our Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile Series, these guys might be familiar! The band in question is Victoria, British Columbia sleaze rock quintet The Lust Boys (featuring former Glass Statues guitarist Ben "Benny Blitz" Kemp-Reynolds), and I've heard from both frontman Jayme Daniel Black & band manager Joe Sunstrum in the past week for inquiries about local bookings here for the spring. The Lust Boys are touring Canada in a few months, and they're scheduled to roll through Sault Ste. Marie on March 30th, so the band are hoping to get a booking lined up for that day in town. I sent Jayme some booker contact info and directed Joe the same way, but in the event that doesn't work out, I'll send the word out to the public to help The Lust Boys Soo concert quest, so if you are interested in booking, hosting, or helping The Lust Boys play a local show on March 30th, e-mail lustboys.management@gmail.com A.S.A.P.! It'd be awesome to have The Lust Boys' glam and punk influenced sound here, and seeing Ben live on stage in town again would be cool for sure!

Fingers crossed something works out for a Lust Boys show here in the spring, so check the above links for more, and click here to check out our Out of Town profile on The Lust Boys from October! Let's close today's news post with three assorted shorter stories from the last while, and as usual, they're in alphabetical order by band or artist name:

  • I'll likely be moving Sault Michigan metal quartet Intrepid to our inactive band links on Saturday due to inactivity, barring a new sign of life. The Guitar Studio products (featuring Mitch Goetz of Hoist The Sails) were last visibly active on December 17th of last year when they updated fans on their Facebook page as to how they did at a battle of the bands. Disappointing, as they had promise, but hopefully the members keep active locally!
  • Local solo artist Mike Cliffe is looking for local bands to submit original material to be featured on his upcoming AudioFumes podcasts, which do get airplay and notice from non-local sources, so this could be some good exposure if you jump on board! Mike's reach extends far with his musical projects, and Sykotyk Rampage were featured this past Thursday, so e-mail audiofumes@gmail.com for details!
  • Sault Michigan classical metal trio Theatre of Night's remastered debut album "Christmas Night" is now available to purchase on iTunes! It goes for $9.99 there or for 99¢ a song, and plans are in place to release the album onto Amazon and eMusic as well. Pick it up today if you haven't already for some great seasonal metal and classical music!

That's all for today in all likelihood, but stay tuned for lots more news and notes in the coming week, plus weekend concert previews and more! Thanks everyone!

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