Wednesday, January 22, 2014

YouTube Channel Profile Series: The37533 & madrid77's Channels

It's the 22nd of the month, so it's now time for our first YouTube Channel Profiles of 2014! As usual, this monthly feature series looks at 1-3 YouTube channels that feature at least a 50% ratio of local metal/hard rock video uploads, so fans and readers can check them out and subscribe to and watch some new content from local events and bands. This month's randomly selected channels both concern bands and events from Sault Michigan, and there's two because the first channel we picked only had two distinct SMS-fitting videos. Now, let's kick off our first installment of this series with two Sault Michigan channels since April 2012!
The37533's Channel (

Owner: Tantrym Tyme frontman & former Unleashed drummer Jacob Hotlen

Channel Timeline: Launched on May 31st, 2009; Videos posted from September 2011 through April 2013

Channel Summary: Though Jacob's channel is not the official Tantrym Tyme channel, it has basically served as such since the summer of  2012, with it now featuring three videos of this young Sault Michigan metal quartet during regional concert sets in 2012 & 2013. This channel also features two "Randomness" videos of Jacob and friends (including bassist Mike East) having fun and doing random stuff around the turn of 2012, but beyond their involvement, these videos have no direct connection to the band.

Why Should You Watch: I recommend checking out Jacob's channel to see some of Tantrym Tyme's newest official videos, especially knowing their early talent and chemistry that continues to improve and mature with time, and hopefully there's more to come from them in 2014! The "Randomness" videos are worth checking out for big fans, but the humour may not be for everyone. Also, keep in mind that Jacob hasn't visibly used this channel since last spring.

Our Recommended Videos To Check Out:

Tantrym Tyme Cowboys from Hell and The Trooper: The most viewed video on Jacob's channel, this June 2012 video of Tantrym Tyme (then still known as Tantrum) is one of two filmed at an outdoor event of some kind circa May of that year. Joining a separate cover of Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me", the video below features covers of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" and Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell", with the latter song in the video featuring then-new guitarist Quinton Jacobson in one of his first live sets with the band. Both videos show the then-Tantrum's development nicely, with Ethan Twardy really impressing on drums, and Jacob definitely sounds better vocally on harsher and heavier songs at this stage of the band's run!

Tantrym Tyme at SAMS Talent Show: Jacob's most recent video is this footage from Tantrym Tyme's performance at an April 2013 talent show at Sault Area Middle School (more specifically, center court of the gym.) Featuring covers of Volbeat's "Heaven Nor Hell" and Rise Against's "Make It Stop (September's Children)", I appreciate the variety, and the guys sound even better and tighter as musicians, with Jacob's clean singing the best I've heard yet from him! Also, watch for the somewhat unique sight of people walking all around a local band during a set, but given the location, it's unavoidable to a point.

madrid77's Channel (

Owner: YouTube user madrid77 (identity unclear, but I don't think he's from the Soo)

Channel Timeline: Launched on May 23rd, 2006; Only video posted on January 9th, 2008

Channel Summary: Curiously, this channel 's only video is ripped straight from Donna Hopper's SooToday coverage of hard rock legends' Kiss' first local stop at their outdoor Kewadin Casino date in Sault Michigan on July 20th, 2007, albeit 6 months later. Originally entitled "KISS Video Hightlights" on SooToday, this YouTube copy was titled "Kiss Sault Ste Marie Resumé", with both the information there and madrid77's favourite videos mostly being in French. The video itself combines news audio of the band, black & white shots of fans prior to and during the show, and brief colour clips of Kiss' first three songs that night ("Detroit Rock City", "Deuce", and "Makin' Love") from multiple camera angles. Very nicely filmed and put together, this rip of the original is of lower quality, so while the YouTube availability is convenient, check the SooToday copy above for a clearer take on this highlight package! Note as well that madrid77 has not actively used this channel in a few years.

I hope you guys liked this month's YouTube Channel Profiles! Next month in this series, we'll profile a Sault Michigan channel in consecutive months for the first time in almost two years, as our February 2014 installment of this series will be on defunct Sault Michigan/Grand Rapids metal band End of Existence's YouTube channel, featuring 16 videos of their well done studio material from their early 2010s heyday! Watch out for that on or around February 26th, and stay tuned for weekend concert previews tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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