After a few slow days, we're back with more news on this Thursday night, including new songs from a local death metal project, new bands on the lineups of two upcoming metal concerts, and leading off, LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for this month relating to two related live acts, so here's what you need to know! (This also doubles as our weekend concert preview post, as I only know of one heavier show going down this weekend.)
Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will bring his solo acoustic show back for two dates this month, including a show TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, I couldn't fit it in for a post before today without redundantly previewing them a few days later. Tym will start with a return to his more usual recent venue (The Roadhouse Bar & Grill) tomorrow night, which will be followed by his first ever unplugged metal/hard rock cover gig at Docks Riverfront Grill one week from today! This show is a rescheduling of what was originally announced as a show tonight, and it replaces a scheduled gig that he was going to play next week at The Roadhouse during their monthly customer appreciation nights, so make note of any scheduling alterations. Each show should be 19+, with no cover at The Roadhouse tomorrow and a $4-ish cover likely at Docks\, while the start times are 10:00 PM tomorrow and 8:00 PM next week. For more details, click here and here!
It's great to see Tym's usual volume of acoustic solo gigs back, and it'll be interesting to see if shows at Docks take off for him, so don't miss Tym's next acoustic shows, and for a preview, here's Tym covering Little Texas' "What Could Have Been" at Mill Square earlier this month (which was split from Local2's other Faces of the Soup Kitchen videos in a recent YouTube upload)
In related concert news, Tym's full band Caveman Morrison will play three more shows in the next few weeks, starting with their second & third shows of the month on June 28th & 29th at The Roosevelt Hotel! Following their show above (that Tym played solo at too), these will be Caveman Morrison's first concerts at The Rosie in almost two months, and knowing that the band doesn't play live as much as they once did, fans won't wanna miss these shows at the end of the month! The other date will see them debut at The Water Tower Inn at 360 Great Northern Road on Saturday, July 6th, in what I think is the first metal-leaning gig at this venue that we've covered on here! Admission should be free for these 19+ concerts, and each has a start time in the 9:00-10:00 PM range. For more details, click here & here!
A Caveman Morrison concert weekend is bound to entertain, and I'm curious to see how metal does at The Water Tower Inn (it's easy to spot when driving too), so don't miss these shows in the next few weeks, and stay tuned in case they have more gigs to announce in the coming months!
Giwakwa have been added as a third opening band for the Striker-headlined concert at The Rosie on June 25th, joining The Bear Hunters and the returning Frightlight. Not the closest sound match to Striker, but their brutal original sound should add a fitting metal edge to this concert as it opens, so don't miss this intense and varied show come the 25th! The other band addition will see the Oddfellows Hall debut of local death metal quartet Crimson Crusade, who will be the second local openers at the Ahna/Powercup all ages show on June 27th, making them the only band on the lineup with more than two members (too bad Sue Inside or Sounds From The Green Room aren't around anymore to keep the theme up.) Their fast rising and brutal sound should be welcomed in their first gig since releasing "Upon The Eve Of War", so don't miss them at this unique upcoming concert, and stay tuned for updates on each as I hear them!
Finally for today, here's the latest material from Blood Shed Productions' death/grind solo project Brutaly Fatal! The Austin McRae-led act is featured in two new songs (both of which have potentially offensive titles) that you can stream at the label's YouTube channel as of last week, and while one song is a solo track, the other (embedded below in full thanks to no disturbing imagery) is a collaboration with fellow label project Crucify The Whore towards an upcoming split demo named "Brutaly Crucified". The solo Brutaly Fatal promise sounds very incomplete (as is usually the case with Austin's solo work, despite his talents), but the song below has a fuller and more experimental sound, if you can get past Ringsnaps Gibson's grind grunting vocals. I still think Brutaly Fatal has some promise that should be expanded on, but check out their newest material below and above, and stay tuned for more from Blood Shed's heavier roster!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news hopefully this weekend, and as soon as I can manage, this month's CD review for Haggith's "Deuce"! Thanks everyone!