Local/Toronto Celtic punk quartet Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide will play their first local show of 2015 on Saturday, March 21st at the Searchmont Resort! Our source is the new Tidal Records concert schedule, which was posted on their Facebook page on Wednesday. The show is the only local date on the current schedule for Dustin & company, who will be touring Ontario next month, June, and in August for short runs, and the Searchmont gig will cap off their March touring. Further details are not out concerning their Searchmont gig next month, but the venue isn't all that odd for The Rising Tide, as they have played at (and been filmed at) the regional ski resort in the past, and their fun hybrid sound should fit in well next month! For reference sake, the "Soo CD release party" that is listed on the above Tidal Records schedule relates to Rising Tide members Sheldon & Marshall Jaaskelainen's roots band The Boot Hill Crooners' concert the previous day, not The Tide, but congrats to them on the pending CD release!
Details are to be confirmed for the March 21st D.J.R.T. concert, including on start times, possible age limits, and cover charges, but stay tuned for more as it rolls in, and check the above links for more updates!
Next up, here's some new video finds from Redundant/Elements bassist James White, which are actually his first performance uploads on his YouTube channel in over four years! Actually uploaded early last year, the five bass covers are of Sublime's "Don't Push" & "Date Rape", Metallica's "The Four Horsemen", and Iron Maiden's "Aces High" &, embedded below, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", so how does he sound here? At times, his bass can be heard to hear over the original tracks, but his skill is clear, and it's interesting to see him tackle songs that are a bit heavier than what his recent local bands have tended to play! Give them all a look above, and watch for a cameo by James' dog below!
Also, here's the newest studio track from James' former Haggith bandmate Mike Haggith's upcoming solo album "The Warinside", though it's also an old track, as it's a re-recording of his older song "Lay My Body Down To Rest". Originally from his 2009 album "I Hate My Life & I Want To Die" (which you can hear here), listeners of both songs will notice that the new version is longer, better produced, fuller, and has a new intro, but the basic structure is intact. We won't review the re-recorded song here, as I still expect to look at "The Warinside" in full upon release, but give the full song (which was uploaded to Mike's YouTube channel on Thursday) a listen below!
Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter items from the last few days, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist name:
- Though admission for the show is only $10, you do have the option to buy tickets for the Exes For Eyes concert at The Canadian Nightclub online, so if you want to get yours online instead, click here! Our source is promoter J.D. Pearce on the Facebook event page on Wednesday, and stay tuned for updates on the rest of the lineup!
- Local/Toronto classical punk trio RedD Monkey apparently reunited for a set yesterday in Toronto at The Coalition Lounge during a short film screening, which marked their first show together since December 2013 (source here.) No word yet on if this was a one-off reunion or the start of something more, but the above link says that they were asked to play by their friends that were screening the film. Great news either way, and stay tuned for potential updates!
- Local Chinese buffet restaurant Waterfront Legend (formerly Docks Riverfront Grill) is apparently trying live bands again for the first time since the name and theme change, as local blues rock cover band Mojo have brought their weekly jam night to the Foster Drive venue for at least the rest of the month, as per their Facebook group. Intriguing news, but will this lead to hard rock bands back there in the future? We'll keep you posted!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes in the coming days! Thanks everyone!