Friday, April 24, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Gnaeus & Ten Kings), Plus More Recent Updates!!

Here's another news post for your Friday, and before anyone asks, yes, I am aware of the announced Shit Liver-headlined house party concert scheduled for tomorrow, but as of this writing, promoters hadn't secured a venue for it, so we're waiting for official word on that before plugging it on here. Now, today's post features a new concert video posting, a local band's continued national contest run, and LOCAL CONCERT ALERTs for next month and TONIGHT, so here's what you should know!

VM Radio Battle winning post-punk/garage rock quartet Gnaeus will return to LopLops Lounge TONIGHT during the kickoff of the downtown venue's fourth annual Festival of Beer! Apologies for the short notice, the band only announced their involvement on their Facebook page this afternoon. Recently launching their own official website as well (more on that in the coming days), this will be Gnaeus' fourth LopLops hosted or promoted concert of the month, and tonight's set will help wrap up day #1 this weekend's festivities, which will see craft and microbreweries sampling and promoting their wares for attendees at The Bushplane Museum, and if you're a beer fan or aficionado, you'll want to check out this successful event today or tomorrow! The above links have full details on the F.O.B. itself and admission, but the Gnaeus concert will be at LopLops.

TONIGHT'S Gnaeus show has a $5 admission, 10:00 PM start time, and 19+ age limit, so again, see above for more details! Given the annual nature of the Festival of Beer, I'm surprised this is such a short notice announcement, but Gnaeus are a very talented young band and you can see why at LopLops TONIGHT! For a preview, here's the guys live at LopLops last year!

Next up, Sault Michigan hard rock quartet Ten Kings will return to the stage in two weeks when they rock The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino on Friday, May 8th & Saturday, May 9th! These will be the first shows in almost two months for this new supergroup, and while I have no idea where they've been throughout April, it's great to see the guys back at it for another weekend of hard rock action next month! With alumni of Nixxon Dixxon, Scofflaw, and The Bottom Line on board, how could you go wrong? For reference, Kewadin's entertainment page lists the May 9th weekend as to be announced, but it hasn't been visibly updated recently to even include past Ten Kings dates. These 21+ dates have a likely 9:00 PM start time and no announced cover charge, so see the above links for more details, and stay tuned for more from Ten Kings as it rolls in!

Also today, Sault Ontario indie/punk quintet Northwest have indeed made the regional finals of CBC's Searchlight competition to find Canada's best new artist! The fan votes have put them through the Northern Ontario region's top 10 (and last 226 bands nationally), and they remain the only locally based band in the competition, so be sure to vote for them A.S.A.P. to ensure that they make the next stage! You can vote five times a day per region, so do so at the above links, as only the #1 band in Northern Ontario will join the other 24 regional winners in the next phase, where fan votes will send 5 bands to join a Canadian musicians panel's 5 choices in the national finals of CBC Searchlight. For reference, Gates of Winter guitarist Bryan Belleau's wife Melinda didn't advance to this round for the Vancouver region, but give her work a listen if you haven't already! Voting for the Northern Ontario regional finals ends Monday at 3:00 PM, so VOTE A.S.A.P.!

Finally for today, here's a newly posted video of another local indie/punk band, the Juno nominated Treble Charger, from their reunion concert set in Toronto in May 2012 during that year's Canadian Music Week! Uploaded by the Canadian Music Week YouTube channel yesterday, this is a professionally shot video of Treble Charger playing their classic "American Psycho" at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto via multiple cameras, and it's definitely the best footage I've seen yet from this show! The video does focus heavily on Greig Nori over anyone else, but kudos to C.M.W. for this quality upload, and check it out below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post tomorrow, and more next week! Thanks everyone!

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