As we'll be focusing our next posts around weekend concert previews (and this month's newest poll), let's get one more news post up on this Tuesday night, but if you're wondering about some recent show announcements (including one on Sunday featuring a major returning local band), don't worry, we will touch on them in short order! Now, we have some new videos and assorted updates, but first, here's a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!
A unique concert will go down at The Gore Street Cafe on Friday, July 10th that will be headlined by Toronto folk/punk trio Stinkbox! A creative hybrid band that plays solid punk originals in a folk/roots style (complete with a tin canjolele and double bass), Stinkbox should leave a mark in their local debut, so check them out and see what you think! Toronto folk musician Caela Butt will join them on tour and at the local show next month, and her own originals are talented and fun in their own right for genre fans, so give her a listen too! Local support will come via Ye Olde Mold Pickers frontwoman Rihkee Strap in a solo set (nice to see her back in town), while an initially advertised set by Honest Job frontman Mister Tahti has since been removed from the Facebook event page for unannounced reasons. Hopefully nothing bad happened! Thois show has a 7:00 PM start time, no announced age limit, and a suggested admission price of $5 (though you may "pay what you can".)
For more details, visit the above links! This should be an interesting concert for both folk and punk fans, and at a venue that's increasingly gaining traction as a concert spot in recent months, so keep this show in mind for next month, and The Gore Street Cafe (as 164 Gore) is now in our local concert venue listings!
Next up, here's some new videos, including a new concert video of local goregrind duo Rotopsy laying 3 songs during their recent set at Little Montreal in Sudbury last week! Embedded without the title due to potentially offensive names of the first two songs (the third is "Live at Oddfellows Hall 3"), this was posted on Blood Shed Productions' YouTube channel yesterday. The lighting's a little too red, but this captures Rotopsy's goregrind action well, though they do look a little out of their element and not quite as energetic as at local shows. Still, give this one a look, and remember to hit upcoming Blood Shed house parties if invited!
Also, here's a new video from local solo guitarist/Audiofumes podcast host Mike Cliffe! Uploaded yesterday to his YouTube channel, this is a 66 second clip with the curious name "Glutinous Maximus Peanution Vulgaris", and it's his first solo original video of the year. Solid jam rock instrumental that has a nice harmony and edge to it, though it ends before it really gets going. Hopefully Mike has more in store, but check out his prolific original work above and below, and don't forget to check out his solid podcasts as well, featuring local artists!
Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter items from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist or series name:
- Local punk/metal quintet Jack Spades will open for horror punk legends The Misfits in Toronto on Friday, October 16th at The Phoenix Concert Theatre! Fans may remember that frontman J.D. Pearce has a long association with The Misfits, from Frightlight opening for them in Toronto to what happened at 2010's famed "secret show", so this should be a great showcase for the guys as they continue to jack the planet! Click here for full details, including incentives if you buy $40 tickets from the band!
- We'll likely be moving local hard rock solo project StonesmithGC (formerly StrykerGC) to our inactive band links next week. While their Facebook page is still updated frequently, all posts since last June have been shares of guitars and gear from other Facebook pages, with no visible posts about new music or recordings. Hopefully Troy posts some new band updates at some point again, he is a talented musician!
- The three newest episodes of Local2's webseries Tuned with Donna Hopper are now online at this location, with each based around recent shows from Craig Cardiff, The Mudmen, and the #youthesoo youth empowerment event. As Tuned episodes now only focus on one event or band, there's no extra bits in them, but they're all well done and great to watch if you liked these shows or bands! Note that the teased Id Iota episode is still forthcoming.
That's all for today, but stay tuned for weekend concert previews and this month's new poll next! Thanks everyone!