Friday, October 4, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Tym Morrison & The Thrill Junkies), Plus New Song Uploads!!

Keeping the news rolling on this Friday night, we have some new song postings from a pair of local projects, and starting things off, LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for this month to cover, so read on below to get up to speed! (Note that if you saw a story on here that's been removed relating to a band's membership search, I've removed it for now as I'm waiting for further confirmation in light of some new info. Stay tuned!)

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will return to The Road House Bar & Grill for two more solo acoustic concerts on October 11th & 18th, a.k.a. the next two Fridays! These were confirmed in a recent Facebook conversation with Tym, but given how frequently he plays at this venue, one could assume he'd be back at The Road House this month at least once (of course, he's playing with Caveman Morrison tonight at The Rosie.) Tym's unplugged cover sets have proven to be a steady favourite at The Road House in the past year, and it never hurts to get a softer take on his usual hard rock & metal renditions, so keep his next solo gigs in mind! The show next week doesn't mean anything negative for his Ray Brown benefit set, as that event starts earlier in the day, so he can pull double duty without issue if he plays earlier. For the Road House gigs, admission should be free, you must be 19 to attend, and both have 10:00 PM-ish start times. For more details, check the above links, and stay tuned for updates from Tym's music projects!

Also in new concert announcements, local classic hard rock quintet The Thrill Junkies have announced a series of concerts at The Roosevelt Hotel and Docks Riverfront Grill through the end of the year, as per their Facebook page earlier today! The Turner Up successors will apparently return to The Rosie on October 25th & 26th, November 22nd & 23rd, and December 13th & 14th, while the Docks shows will go down on November 8th & 9th and December 20th & 21st, so if you're up for some hard rocking and varied covers, you know where to be to get a thrill from these junkies! Note however that the October 26th show conflicts with J.D. Pearce's annual Halloween Party that night, which moved to The Rosie this year, but there is the possibility that the Thrill Junkies show that day is a matinee. If anything is announced to clarify that or more of the concerts, I'll let you guys know! Each show should have a 10:00 PM-ish start time and a 19+ age limit, and while the Rosie shows shouldn't have a cover, Docks likely has one in the $4 range. For more details, check the above links, and don't miss The Thrill Junkies next at Friday's Ray Brown benefit!

Next up, here's a "new" song from local grunge/alternative rockers Haggith! They finally posted a free streaming copy of the disc-ending bonus track from their most recent album "Deuce" onto their YouTube channel the other day, which wasn't alluded to publically upon release (aside from including it's lyrics on the booklet.) Also named "Deuce", it's a 1:48 acoustic track featuring drummer Mike Haggith & lead singer Curtis McKenzie on vocals along with Daniel Horton on guitar (bassist Caleb Cachagee wasn't featured.) As I remarked in my review of the full CD, it's a neat little track (and it fits with the softer ambiance compared to "Dragon Joy Ride"), but I don't find it really stands on it's own. Give it a listen below though if you haven't heard it yet (or, listen to the end of "75" on your CD copy of  "Deuce"!)

Finally for today, here's a new song upload from AlterWhite mainman Mike Matthews' solo work! Uploaded to the band's YouTube channel on Wednesday, this song is entitled "One More Try", and it's remniscent of his heaviest solo and AlterWhite work with solid instrumentation and a heavy groove, but Mike's James Hetfield-esque vocals still sound a bit overdone, and I'd like to see him rein it in a bit. Not bad though, so give Mike's newest song a listen below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news this weekend! Thanks everyone!

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