Saturday, July 11, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Tym Morrison), Ten Kings Videos, And Much More!!

I wasn't expecting to have a second post today, but with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, here we are! To round things out, we have the first known videos from a major recent concert and lots of assorted recent updates, so here's what you should know!

Local hard rock solo singer/guitarist Tym Morrison will in fact play his usual Harp Bar & Grill show TONIGHT! Apologies for the very short notice, Tym confirmed that he would be playing there tonight on his personal Facebook page earlier today, and the Facebook event page was updated on Thursday night to confirm that, after our initial preview post went up. It made sense before that Tym was only playing yesterday given that The Harp usually broadcasts UFC pay per views when they occur, and there's one tonight (UFC 189), but the operative word is "usually", as Tym has played a handful of Saturdays despite a major UFC event being held. If you love live acoustic hard rock music more than the fights, this will be good news for you! I will apologize thought for missing one of his show, as Tym apparently played a matinee at Gliss yesterday too according to that show's event page, which completely slipped us by, but he definitely isn't playing there today.

Tym will be on at 10:00 PM TONIGHT, there is no announced cover charge, and you must be 19 to attend. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Tym live at The Harp!

Next up, here's our first videos from last night's Theory of a Deadman-headlined concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at The Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino, though surprisingly, not of the headliners, as they're courtesy of local openers Ten Kings! Filmed by at least two attendees on cell phone cameras, the band shared three clips from the show last night, though none last more than 51 seconds. Two (posted to their Facebook page) are of portions of their renditions of Collective Soul's "Shine" and a song that I can't place the name of, but the other (embedded below) is shared from guitarist Joe Jenkins' personal Facebook page, and it's a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", with the filmer mainly spotlighting Joe's guitar solo. We don't really get a lengthy glimpse at Ten Kings here (most of their own videos so far are very short), but what I can make out looks good and energetic, and guest bassist Chris Hubbard blends in well! Give Ten Kings' new videos a look above & below, and stay tuned for more from them!

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:

  • Local doom metal trio AlgomA have officially released their first band t-shirts, and you can buy them online at this link, through band members, or at their next local concert (the Golers show on August 9th, unless something is announced in the interim.) There are two designs available, both for $15, so definitely consider buying these to show your support and love of AlgomA!
  • Would you like to see Toronto epic death metal band Crimson Shadows headline the July 23rd Gonqshow concert at The Algonquin Pub? Financial constraints are why they're not on the show already, so Mitch Sirie has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund $150 to cover necessary fees so that the Napalm Records artists can join Vesperia, Ruptured Birth, and The Bear Hunters on the lineup. Mitch is $25 down on his goal, so to help really bolster this show with Crimson Shadows, visit the above links!
  • We have changed local metal quartet Garden of Bedlam's link in our band listings from their website to their Facebook page, as their website's domain name expired during their hiatus. No word on if it will return at all, but Facebook works fine, and hopefully we hear more from them in short order!
  • The Pixo Control's long-teased first tour run will see them play shows in Toronto, Barrie, and St. Catharine's in two weeks! Short, but you've gotta start somewhere, so click here to see the full poster and announcment! No word yet though on if this will coincide with any debut album plans from the young alternative trio, or if that will be later on this year.
  • Thrill Junkies/ex-Turner Up guitarist Robert Brown is looking to fill in with existing local bands or potentially start a new band, with him on guitar or bass, as per his post on the Musicians Wanted Facebook group on June 26th. He says he won't do metal, punk, "cheese pop", or disco, but that does leave open hard and classic rock like in his recent band work. No word on if this means anything negative for The Thrill Junkies' status, but if you're interested in more details, message Robert at this link or above!
  • In more of a reasurrance note than anything, local goregrind duo Rotopsy have confirmed on their Facebook page that despite frontman Dylan Taylor's recent tendon injury in his ankle (which will impair his walking for at least six months), the band will not have to cancel any dates, and will still be playing at the Man & His Machine house show this coming Friday! No word on if Dylan will be performing on crutches or sitting, but it's good to see Rotopsy keeping the slam going!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for much more in the coming week! Thanks everyone!

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