Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Teethmarks Concert Preview, Pixo Control Coverage, And Much More!!

In this second news post of the day, we're mostly covering assorted recent news and notes, but we'll kick things off with two items relevant to The Pixo Control: new videos from one of their recent shows, and a preview for their next concert TOMORROW NIGHT! Read on below for what you should know, and check out this month's YouTube Channel Profile in the post below it!

A rare Wednesday night concert goes down TOMORROW featuring Toronto hardcore punk crossover quartet Teethmarks making their local concert debut at The Rednecks Saloon! A heavy and to-the-point hybrid of styles, Teethmarks' grimy originals should leave their own mark tomorrow night, so be sure to check them out at the former Nicolet Tavern tomorrow night! Local support wll come via local grunge/hard rock trio The Pixo Control (in what I think will be their Rednecks debut), while local acid/alternative rock trio Mike Haggith & The Din were added as a late second opening band on Thursday, as per the Facebook event page. Neither band are close genre matches to Teethmarks, but they're both talented and well liked bands, and they should get things rolling well tomorrow night! Just as a reminder, this is not the Teethmarks show teased in AlgomA's interview with Metalhead.it, which was mentioned as being on July 4th (they're now in Sudbury that day, no word on if this show is a rescheduling or not.)

Co-promoted by Bear Hunters guitarist Mitch Sirie and Destroilet co-frontman Brenton Ellis, TOMORROW'S concert is FREE to attend, and likely has a 10:00 PM start time, but it is a 19+ event. Should be a solid concert whether you want aggressive hardcore punk or local alternative rock, so keep it in mind for tomorrow, and remember, NO COVER! Check the above links for more details, and for a preview, here's Teethmarks live in Quebec!

Next up, here's some new videos from the aforementioned Pixo Control's recent "Pixo Plays For Food" fundraiser at The Rankin Arena! Sault Online named them their "Band of the Week" last week, posting this article there last Sunday, with correspondent Mike Caruso filming & interviewing them for the article and his YouTube channel in the process. One video is of the guys playing their song "Sixty Extra Chances Called Minutes" (on multiple cameras and with post-effects), while the other is an interview with integrated live footage. In the interview, Mike asks all three band members about their formation, how they got their name, what the fundraiser was designed to accomplish, their album and tour plans, and their music training background, among other topics, and it's a solid and loose interview that even cracked Mike up at points! For new info, the band revealed that their album will likely be done recordings next month, with the tour pencilled in for a July start in Southern Ontario.

In terms of the video quality, everything looks good, if a little washed out for colour, and The Rankin Arena reminds me of The Oddfellows Hall a tiny bit. Nice to see Mike and Sault Online covering more local bands, so check out The Pixo Control's interview below and more above, and stay tuned for more!

Finally for today, here's six assorted shorter news items from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist name:

  • We'll likely be moving local punk band Brad Example & The Role Models to our inactive band links later this week due to a year's inactivity. The band featuring Inner City Surfers & Lion Ride alumni last had public activity when they opened last summer's troubled Public Animal concert, which followed sporadic activity dating back to 2006, though note that the band don't have an online page that received recent maintenance. Hopefully The Role Models turn up again though, and best of luck to Brad, Dave, Marco, and Marc!
  • Bear Hunters guitarist & local concert promoter Mitch Sirie is looking to join a local band that plays weekend bar gigs, possibly in response to Beaumont Avenue's impending demise. He's can do fill-ins or permanent positions on either guitar or bass, he is open to all genres, and can improvise if needed. Mitch has the skill, so if anyone's interested, message him at this link or via his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post from Saturday!
  • In another Musicians Wanted group search from Mitch Sirie on Friday, he's looking for bands for a yet-announced concert at The Rednecks Saloon that he's promoting on Friday, July 10th. No word on if it'll be all local or have an out-of-town headliner, but Mitch indicated that slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Mike Haggith & The Din have expressed interest, but if your band wants in, message Mitch at the above links!
  • Local classic metal quartet Project 421 have replaced Haggith on the bill for the Out Of The Ruins-headlined concert at The Rednecks Saloon on Saturday, July 11th, as per the official Facebook event page on Sunday. A reason for Haggith's withdrawal wasn't announced, but as band members are co-promoting the show, it's likely due to a scheduling conflict with one of them. Project 421 (and their new drummer) should fit in well, so don't miss out next month! Note also that Beaumont Avenue weren't replaced on the bill, which now only has 2 bands.
  • A band lineup has yet to be announced, but this year's Ride For Sight motorcycle rally for blindness charities and awareness will again be based at Searchmont Resort on Saturday, July 11th. 4 bands are planned to perform, and we'll let you know if any hard rock bands are on the lineup, but visit this SooToday article for current information in the interim! 
  • Local "blue Chinese metal crash punk" quartet Sykotyk Rampage have quietly released two new free "albums" onto their Reverbnation page, under the names "Mistress of Lightning" and "Mary's Pony Porn Emporium" (they titled it, don't shoot the messenger!) Fans of the crash will like the dozens of improvised new songs within, so give them a listen at the above links, and hopefully at upcoming concerts too!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news, previews, and features as we begin closing out this month! Thanks everyone!

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