Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Queensrcyhe, Sebastian Bach, And 415E Concert Videos From Kewadin Casino!!

A day after we devoted an entire post to videos from Sunday's Sebastian Bach/415E concert, we're returning to similar territory tonight, as even more videos from the show have turned up, including one from another recent metal concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino, so without any further adieu, let's begin today's all-video showcase! We'll start with a brand new video from the original Queensryche's concert at Kewadin Casino on January 12th, which is of them playing "Eyes of a Stranger"! Filmed by YouTube user jaymax440 and uploaded to YouTube yesterday, this has great audio quality despite an extremely far camera angle (no zoom?), and though it's just under 2 minutes in length, it's nice to finally see this online! Check out this new Queensryche concert video below, and stay tuned in case there's any more later video postings from it!

Keeping in a rough chronological order, we next have three new videos from Sebastian Bach openers 415E (including the first clips of them playing original material), all courtesy of a familiar video source! As you may remember, 415E guitarist Chris Hubbard's mom Cami was a frequent uploader of live videos from Chris' old band Nixxon Dixxon's last year together, but since their August 2010 breakup, there were no new concert video postings onto her YouTube channel (not even from Splitshot) until last night! Cami shot three videos of 415E's live debut on Sunday night, and these include covers of Van Halen's "Eruption" and their rendition of "You Really Got Me", their self-titled original song, and as embedded below, their song "Livin' It Up" & a cover of Van Halen's "Unchained"! The quality's pretty good, with nice zooming and a good angle of the action, but I still think Dave Menard's stage presence could be a bit looser compared to the other members.

The originals remind me of old Nixxon Dixxon tracks, and I find they have an energy that the studio demos didn't fully capture! As for the Van Halen covers, while Chris' guitar work is expectedly great, I don't know if Dave has the right voice for them compared to some other tracks (he really fit with their Stone Temple Pilots cover, for example), but overall, I like what I'm seeing & hearing! Check out 415E playing "Livin' It Up" & "Unchained" below, see the rest of their new videos at the above links!, and kudos to Cami for posting these!

We'll close with Sunday's headliners, as there's a few new Sebastian Bach videos to talk about! The first ones we'll mention come courtesy of Half A Man frontman Erik Rintamaki's YouTube channel (all posted last night), and they're of Sebastian covering Skid Row's "Monkey Business" and "18 & Life", as well as the video embedded below, his 2007 original song "(Love Is) A Bitchslap", complete with a tease of a special guest at the beginning! Though appearing to be in the front row, complete with some cool crowd shots, Erik's camera has scratchy audio, though Sebastian's singing is very clear, and the quality is otherwise great! Check out more from Erik's channel above, and here's Sebastian playing "(Love Is) A Bitchslap"!

Finally, here's one new video of Sebastian covering Skid Row's "I Remember You" on Sunday night, as filmed on a cell phone camera by YouTube user markandy08 and uploaded to YouTube last night! The quality's good despite the dimensions, but I wish Mark had shot this at a different point in the song (as it catches a lot of the instrumental bridge, especially given the video's short length.) It's still worth watching, so give Mark's video of Sebastian Bach a look below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for weekend concert previews TOMORROW, along with plenty of news and notes in the next few days! Thanks everyone!

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