The Danger Cats will make their Roosevelt Hotel debut on Monday, October 7th when they open for Montreal ska-punk quintet K-Man and the 45s! Though not a metal band, K-Man & the 45s are well known for their party atmosphere and energetic live shows, along with last year's Ramones tribute album, so where else will you hear ska covers of those legends in the Soo? Interesting contrast having The Danger Cats open, but their debut last weekend was well received, and they have a unique sound (plus some new songs) that should find a solid audience, so don't miss out! This show (which is promoted by J.D. Pearce) has a $7 cover charge, 19+ age limit, and 9:00 PM start time, while nothing has been said about possible additional openers. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! There's definitely an interesting mix of styles for this show on the 7th, but The Danger Cats will bring some harder edged stuff, so keep this one in mind for next month, and stay tuned for updates!
Haggith will kick off a run of one show a month through the fall season at The New American Pub House on Bay Street! This recently renovated downtown venue has really started opening things up to heavier bands in recent months, and though it remains to be seen how successful this run of shows will be, Haggith's fun and edgy original material & covers should be welcomed tomorrow! Local punk trio The Northern Tragedy and local solo alternative bassist James Watterworth (replacing the newly reunited Havadder) will also make their New A debut (and first live appearances of the fall) tomorrow as the openers, and they should fit in well themselves, so don't show up late! Admission tomorrow night will be $4, you must be 19 to attend, and there is a 9:00 PM start time. For more details, check the above links!
Hopefully this is the start of a solid relationship for Haggith at The New A, so if you can't make their shows next month, you should make a point to be at this one! Stay tuned for updates (including confirmation of their rumoured return to the Soo Zombie Walk afterparty), and for a preview, here's Haggith at The Oddfellows Hall earlier this summer!
Speaking of Haggith at The New A, here's a recent video discovery from a member of their openers on October 20th, as Nikkfitt guitarist Robert Ross has a YouTube channel with some SMS-fitting videos from his past music work! Two of the videos are of live band performances that we'll touch on in an upcoming post, but this first video (from May 2012) is of him playing an improvised guitar piece in G minor, and it's really good! Very clear talent and ability, and this is a good sign for Nikkfitt's live show, though we're still waiting to find out what exactly they play. Check out Robert's solo guitar video below!
Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter news stories from the last little while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist or company name
- Remember CML Productions, the film production company ran by Christopher Lance that helped produce Garden of Bedlam's early music videos? They appear to be back in operation (as per this Facebook page), albeit with a completely new focus, now generally doing only wedding cinematography. Interesting shift, but their new work is well done in it's area, so if you're getting married, keep CML Productions in mind!
- I've renamed inactive Central Algoma hard rock sextet Durera to their older name The Diego Experience in our local band links, as they were more successful and active longer under that name. In the cases of defunct/inactive bands with name changes in our links, I try to list them under the name they'd be best known for, such as for Stillbroke, who did not attain the same successes or longevity under their last name Borderline Divine. So in case anything looks different, now you know!
- Asylum Country guitarist & local metal band alum Terry Eaton is looking for a rock singer "with a good set of pipes", as per the Musicians Wanted Facebook group on Friday. I assume this is for a new rock band he's starting (perhaps heavier), but few details are known beyond that. Message Terry at this link or above if you're interested in trying out!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for weekend concert previews and more updates this week! Thanks everyone!