Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ten Kings Updates, A Newer Tuned Episode, And New Video Finds!!

Before we kick off today's post, just an apology for yet another missed Mourning Wood concert, as the local classic/hard rock trio played at Reggie's West last night. The show wasn't plugged on their Facebook page, and frontman Terry Eaton's mention of it on his personal Facebook page came too late for us to post about it here (if they played Friday too, there was no visible mention of it.) Apologies again, we'd have plugged it if there was advance word! Now, today's post features some new video finds, some assorted updates, and first, big updates for an upcoming Sault Michigan show, so here's what you should know!

Local hard rock quartet Ten Kings have reportedly been added as late local openers for THIS FRIDAY'S Theory of a Deadman/Shaman's Harvest concert at The Dreammaker's Theatre at The Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino! While promoters Allstar Promotions have yet to confirm their involvement that I've seen, the band revealed that they'd be opening the show on their Facebook page on Thursday. This will be the band's biggest concert stage by far since their debut, but it won't be with their full lineup, as bassist Barney Gravelle will be out of town this coming weekend, and will be forced to miss the show. Unfortunate timing, but Ten Kings have a familiar replacement, as 415E guitarist Chris Hubbard will be filling in for Barney on Friday, which will reunite Chris with his former Nixxon Dixxon bandmate Brandon Carr! If you've missed Nixxon Dixxon in the past 5 years, this will be a nice treat, especially with their own past Dreammaker's Theatre experience!

There are tickets still available for this Friday's show from the third row & back for $36.50, so click here, call 1-800-KEWADIN, or visit the in person box office to get hooked up, and visit Allstar Promotions' Facebook page for details on how to enter to win backstage passes or a guitar from Theory of a Deadman! Stay tuned for our preview of this show later this week!

Next up, here's some info on one of the latest episodes of Local2's music webseries Tuned with Donna Hopper! Remember, Local2's video host doesn't allow external embedding, so I can't embed it below. Posted on June 25th, this episode is from last month's Lopstock II at LopLops Lounge (albeit separate from the previous Id Iota episode), and it is uniquely based around an audio recording of Donna interviewing Lopstock promoter/Gnaeus drummer Brendan Garlick, as set to still photos of Aldous, Id Iota, and Caroline Divine's sets, plus the poster and venue, with no substantial audio from the actual concert. In the interview, Brendan talks about why he created the event, what Lopstock brings to the table, why they broke the event into two distinct blocks with a break in between, and what he's hoping for future installments. It's a solid & informative listen, and it's well edited, but why only audio? Give the new Tuned episode a look above, and stay tuned for info on the next episode this week!

Also, while we wait for videos from Friday night's P.O.D. concert at the aforementioned Soo Kewadin, here's some videos of Traverse City metal trio Peril live at The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino! Uploaded to drummer/Bad Side alum Brooks Elliott's YouTube channel in March, these are the first Peril videos that I've seen from one of their Eastern U.P. gigs, and they include covers of Kid Rock's "So Hott", Loverboy's "Working For The Weekend", Winger's "Easy Come Easy Go", and as embedded below, Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" (which Brooks uploaded twice.) Filmed by an uncredited attendee, the videos aren't bad, with Peril generally handling the covers well, but it is somewhat unexpected to hear a band cover both Marilyn Manson AND Loverboy in the same night! The videos are a little shaky, but Peril are on their game, and it's nice to finally see videos from a local concert! Give these Peril videos a look!

Finally for today's post, here's a new video from local hard rock/alternative trio The Pixo Control! A short video uploaded to their Instagram page last week, the video was apparently posted to mark the conclusion of the recording sessions for their debut album, with the video featuring bassist Steve Edwards' resemblance that day to AC/DC's Angus Young, and recording of hand claps for the album to be released. Great to see, so stay tuned for updates, and don't miss The Pixo Control in their Rotaryfest Second Stage debut in a few weeks!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for P.O.D. concert fallout and more this week! Thanks everyone!

No comments: