Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Upcoming Concert & Mike Haggith Updates, Plus New Videos!!

In our first of two posts today, we have a bunch of recent news items to get to, albeit without a newly announced concert that you Frightlight fans may have been looking for, as promoters are securing a new venue after being briefly being advertised for The Algonquin Pub. That'll be up on the site when a new venue is confirmed, but for today, we have new videos from some local metal/hard rock acts, and the latest updates on an upcoming album, but first, here's some big updates for some upcoming concerts, so here's what you need to know!

We'll start with updates to a bunch of local concert promoter J.D. Pearce's upcoming metal/punk concerts, including a new out of town band addition for both the Bunchofuckingoofs & Dayglo Abortions concerts on August 12th & September 9th, that being Victoria, British Columbia garage punk trio The Last of the V8 Interceptors! This was confirmed on each show's Facebook event page (linked above), as they're opening for each band on their respective tours. Featuring a unique Mad Max/Road Warrior theme and inspiration, the only song I've found of them so far has an edgy and reliable punk sound that should fit each gig well, so don't miss them! As well, a poster for the BFGs show by Destroilet drummer Matt Waples can be seen on your right, and it's awesome as usual, but it was uploaded before the band addition and the venue change, as both it and the Sanitarium/Frightlight short film benefit show on July 27th have been moved out of The Algonquin Pub for unannounced reasons, as per their respective Facebook event pages yesterday.

A new venue for the Sanitarium show isn't public yet (so I've temporarily pulled it from our concert listings), but the BFGs show will now take place at The Roosevelt Hotel (similarly to the Dayglo Abortions concert.) I'm not sure why The Algonquin's no longer hosting these shows, but hopefully nothing bad has happened to cause the exits, and I know the music will be awesome no matter what, so click the above links for more details on all of the above shows, and stay tuned for updates as they roll in!

Next up, here's the latest from Haggith drummer Mike Haggith's prolific solo project, starting with more information on his upcoming 46th solo album "Where It Ends"! On Monday, he uploaded this image onto his solo Facebook page featuring a planned setlist for the album overtop of it's artwork, and if things hold up, it'll feature 11 tracks. These include the previously unveiled "Grace", the first high quality version of his 2008 song "The Curse (of 13)", a cover of "The Trip" by his Windsor band S.C.A.R., and at least three songs dropped from his 2012 album "Neighbourhood Watch" ("Wicked Midnight Ride" "Fading", and a cover of The Black Hole Suns' "The Man In Green"). Mike also reiterated plans for a fall release, while indicating that vocals would be recorded locally at Paperclip Productions, but check the above links for more details! This is shaping up well from early indications, and I have an inkling that it'll be heavier than his most recent album "The Present Din", but time will tell as more media leaks out.

While we wait for more details on "Where It Ends", Mike also uploaded the first "album" from his live acid jam band Mike Haggith & The Din onto his YouTube channel yesterday, and it's a collection of live recordings from their set in Goulais Mission on June 29th during Haggith's private Canada Day weekend bash! Titled "Despite the Insects...", it features 5 songs from that set, including Mike and The Din playing the songs "Analog Palace", "The Ballad of K2/K3", "Lay My Body Down To Rest", "The Plumber & The Electrician", and "Limb Coast", so click each link to see them in their own YouTube videos (they were uploaded as a playlist as well) Note that I don't know if the title was changed from the previously announced "Perpetual Musings", or if that's being given to a studio-only release. I have no clue if Mike plans to put "Despite The Insects..." up for sale, but the songs do sound nice in terms of recording quality (if a bit uneven in individual instrument loudness), and the extended jam nature of these songs is unique and adds something different to the material!

I've embedded "Analog Palace" below to stream, but stay tuned for more news and notes relating to Mike's various projects as it comes in, especially concerning new albums and shows! Enjoy the Din!

Finally for today, do you remember the short lived 2011 comedy metal band T.E.N. that actually broke up days before we first mentioned them on here? Well, guitarist Tyler Gibson posted what I can only assume is an old track from their brief run onto his YouTube channel on May 29th that I've only just now managed to get to work! Entitled "It's Your Mother, But Better", it's an instrumental number with only Tyler featured, and while the comedy aspects of their old work aren't visible, there's some promise here as the introduction of a metal track! It just needs to be finished with some instruments before I can really comment. I don't know if this is part of a planned resurrection of T.E.N. or not, but give this new-ish song a look below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's Defunct Local Band Profile on Sneaky Pete later tonight! Thanks everyone!

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