Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Defunct Local Band Profile Series: The Joe Falco Experience & Kidshit

Hey guys, it's now time for this month's Defunct Local Band Profiles, albeit a day late, which I do apologize for! However, I will note that one of the acts profiled this month does not have an embedded video despite having public material, but blame that on me, as my usual program for ripping MySpace audio is not working (my computer's depleted RAM can't handle it), but when possible, a video will be added! Now, this series looks at 1 or 2 randomly selected local metal, hard rock, or punk bands that are now defunct or inactive, in order to spotlight them for readers and fans, and we have a double whammy of Sault Ontario acts today, so read on below for what you should know!
The Joe Falco Experience

Genre: Acoustic Rock/Metal

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


Joe Falco (No Arrow, Faithless Sin), vocals/guitar

Info/Analysis: Active from late 2006 until maybe as late as 2009, The Joe Falco Experience was the solo project of local musician Joe Falco, best known as No Arrow's drummer but also from various guitar roles in other bands. Joe posted 3 acoustic original songs on his MySpace page, along with a song from his then-metal band Faithless Sin, while he had once planned to record a solo CD in the late 2000s that I don't believe was ever completed. Influenced by a wide array of artists (like Zakk Wylde, B.B. King, and Neil Young), his songs varied in tone from the softer "Teary Blue Eyes" to the grungy "Addicted To Lysterine", while he visited a bluesy sound on "It's Kinda Funny". Joe's songs are well performed, if minimalistic given the acoustic setting, while his singing voice has a grit to it and fits how he plays the songs! I don't know if Joe will ever revisit his experience, but check out his solo work above, and a video is coming!

Genre: Crust Punk/Thrash

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie/Peterborough, Ontario (formerly also in Edmonton, Alberta)

Members: (The information on members' instrumental roles may be off. Let me know if you can correct anything!)

Mark Rand (Cross Dog, Lion Ride, Fuller), vocals/bass
Jamie Vincent (AlgomA, Bad Back, Fuller), guitar/drums

Info/Analysis: Kidshit were a studio-only hardcore punk project launched by former Fuller bandmates Mark Rand & Jamie Vincent in early 2012. Started while Jamie was still based out of Edmonton (he moved back to the Soo that summer), Kidshit's activity was largely only focused around a free demo released through their Bandcamp page that April featuring 6 songs, all but one running for less than 2 minutes. With Mark & Jamie living in separate cities, the band has largely remained dormant from new activity since, despite optimistic hopes for a live version of the band, but fans of their heavier band work should be at home with Kidshit's sound! Sonically most similar to Mark's old band Detroit and his old solo project (and far heavier than Fuller ever were), Kidshit's furious crossover sound and Mark's aggressive vocals served them well on tracks like "Vicarious Trauma" and "Repent", but give "Expectations" a listen below, and hear more above & at this link!

I hope you guys liked this month's Defunct Local Band Profiles! So, what's coming in March for this series? Through 100% random selection, we've selected defunct Sault Ontario metal solo project No Shadows Cast (featuring Garage Inc. alum Brian Lester) to at least lead off our March 10th profile, but if there isn't a lot of surviving info on them, we'll round it out with a Sault Michigan profile courtesy of the randomly selected Guitar Studio products 7/47, and if N.S.C. have enough material, 7/47 will lead off a double profile in April, so either way, we're covered!  Look out for our next defunct profile next month, and stay tuned for more news this week! Thanks everyone!

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