Friday, November 8, 2013

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Tym Morrison), New Bear Hunters Videos, And Much More!!

I wasn't expecting to have a new post tonight, but we have a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for TONIGHT, so I've gotta rush one to make sure it gets some last minute promotion! That leads off tonight's post, but we also have new concert videos, lineup updates for an upcoming concert, and some more assorted news, so read on below for what you need to know, and check out our Thrill Junkies preview and much more in the post below this one!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will return to The Roadhouse Bar & Grill on Trunk Road TONIGHT! Apologies for the extremely short notice, Tym only just announced this show a few hours ago via this Facebook event page. Coming one week after his debut at The Harp, he returns to more familiar confines tonight for another evening of unplugged metal and hard rock renditions, and if you're up for some late notice hard rock action on this quiet concert weekend, you know where to be! There's no announced cover charge for tonight's show, you must be 19 to attend, and a 10:00 PM start time is advertised. For more details, check the above links! It's nice to see Tym back at The Roadhouse once again, even if word for the show is quite late, so keep this show in mind for some acoustic metal hits in the East End TONIGHT! For a preview, here's Tym and Half Past alum Luke LeBlanc (we're still pulling for you!) covering Extreme's "More Than Words" a few years ago!

Next up, here's two new videos from local melodic death metal quartet The Bear Hunters! Filmed during their headlining set at last month's Blood Shed Productions-promoted Oddfellows Hall show (and uploaded to their YouTube channel yesterday), they include videos of their new song "I Fear No God" ("I" accidentally omitted in the title) and, as embedded below, "Dominate", with their "Teddy Bear's Picnic" intro proceeding it! Likely filmed by guitarist Mitch Sirie's former Stillbroke bandmate Sam DeDominicis, he got some nice unique angles both on the stage, in the front row, and behind the crowd to capture many unique angles of The Bear Hunters in action, and the video and audio quality are both really good (quiet vocals aside!) Very floaty too, almost seamless how the camera moves around. Check out The Bear Hunters' newest videos above and below, and don't miss them at The Moose Lodge opening for Biipiigwan on the 24th!

Also today, here's the latest on the upcoming Diemonds-headlined concert at The Algonquin Pub on Thursday, November 21st! The announced opening band has changed, as all-female hard rock quartet The Danger Cats have apparently dropped out of the show, as per their removal from the Facebook event page. A reason for their withdrawal hasn't been publically announced, but I will note that the girls never officially confirmed this show on their own Facebook page, so that could be related. Disappointing, but we'll see them next opening at Haggith's last show at the same venue next month, so keep that in mind! Replacing them is the return of local punk/metal quartet T-Rex Manning, who we last saw headlining the Crusade cancer fundraiser at The Canadian 6 months ago! It's great to see them back after an abnormally long break, and hopefully their fun and energetic covers (and original) are welcomed back on the 21st! I will note that their drummer is Rick White, who was laid up in September with a broken eye socket after that incident at The Rosie, but I have no clue if he'll be behind the kit for this show or not. If I hear anything either way, I'll let you guys know!

Promoter/T-Rex Manning frontman J.D. Pearce is still looking for a second opening band, so if you're interested, check the above links for more details, and don't miss Diemonds' sleaze rock attack on the return of Rex Manning Day on the 21st! Stay tuned for updates!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter news stories from the last little while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by band name:

  • I've moved local/London metal band ApocalyptiCDistroyeR to our inactive Sault Ontario band links due to a year's inactivity. Their YouTube channel (ran by band leader Jesse Middaugh) last saw a music upload on Halloween 2012, with other pages last updated the year prior. Active since 2008, ApocalyptiCDistroyeR had a good prolific ambition & real guitar talent, and hopefully the Middaughs & company stay active in music!
  • Defunct local experimental metal band Project Legion's Facebook page (and only online page) has been deleted. A reason wasn't announced, but it's likely due to their breakup & the formation of their essential successors The Strange Coyotes. I'm firmly against deleting pages (if only for preservation's sake), but hopefully The Strange Coyotes find more success going forward!
  • According to it's Facebook event page, TONIGHT'S Thrill Junkies concert at Docks will be sans a band member, as they're "a man down", but will still be rocking it. The identity of the missing member wasn't given, but it's not Justin Langlois or Scott McLurg, as they were promoting the show on Facebook earlier today. Best of luck, and hopefully lots of ZZ Top fans stop by after that huge concert!

That's all for today, but stay tuned on Sunday for this month's Defunct Local Band Profiles, and for any other news as it rolls in! Thanks everyone!

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