Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SNFU Concert Videos & More Assorted Updates!!

Today on the SMS, we have some long overdue videos from a recent major punk concert, but to round things out, some assorted recent news & notes will cap things off. The show in question was the SNFU-headlined Gonqshow event at The Rockstar Bar on July 24th, and I apologize for the delay in these making the site, things have been personally hectic lately. YouTube user and frequent local concert filmer Christopher Paci is once again the source of our videos from the show, with all uploaded to his YouTube channel last week, and he shot no less than 10 videos, which is awesome of him! Six of them are from the headliners, Vancouver hardcore punk legends SNFU, including of their songs "The Ceiling", "Painful Reminder", "Broken Toy", "Seein' Life Through The Bottom Of A Bottle", and "Cannibal Cafe".

Embedded below though is SNFU playing two songs, those being "Victims Of The Womanizer" & "I Forget", so click each link for each track! The videos are solid and capture the chaotic nature of the floor during the headlining set, and while the audio's a little rough and the angle a little shaky, it comes with the territory in this case. SNFU sound as dependably aggressive as ever, but Mr. Chi Pig is sometimes hard to hear on vocals. Give Chris' SNFU videos a look above & below!

Chris' other four videos come from the local opening bands (two a piece), including local punk/metal quintet Jack Spades playing their songs "Crossroads" and, as embedded below, "Frederick". Filmed from a table rather than on the floor (similarly to the Anvil openers that he filmed), the lighting and standing attendees can be a problem at this angle, but the audio is clearer and it captures Jack Spades nicely! Note that the band has indicated on Facebook that this will be their last show until October's planned release party for their split CD with The Ripcordz and the band we're touching on next, so give these an extra look above & below!

The last of Chris' videos come from the other band on the aforementioned split CD, local hardcore punk sextet Destroilet, whose videos at this show include this short song whose name I can't place off hand, and, as embedded below, their cover of Fistmagnet's "Evil God Hater". Similar quality to the Jack Spades videos, but their ferocity comes through well, and you can tell that Mike and Brent are making good use of the surroundings for their usual rapid and engaging stage presences! Give Destroilet's videos a look above & below, and thanks again to Chris for filming all of these!

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

  • In new posts on their Facebook page, Sault Michigan hard rock quartet 415E revealed that they'll be jamming at singer Dave Menard's house in Sugar Island, as well as attending this weekend's Sugar Island Music Festival. As best as I can tell, they are not playing at the actual festival, and the house show is understandably private unless you know the address, but keep this in mind if you're close with 415E members and are going to the festival!
  • As previously mentioned in our latest "Where Are The New Albums?" post, Sault Ontario doom metal trio AlgomA are apparently working on a split CD with Saskatchewan space/doom quartet Chronobot as their second release! The news was revealed by Chronobot guitarist Dafe Landry in this interview with Vancouver webzine Not Your Scene last month, with plans for cassette and vinyl printings and a release later this year. The two bands shared the stage at 180 Projects last spring, and this would be neat if all goes well, so stay tuned for updates!
  • Local hard rock quartet Skeyes of Seven will apparently play their first out-of-town show on Wednesday, September 16th when they head to Little Montreal in Sudbury to open for Toronto punk veterans Broomfiller (who have played in the Soo in the past.) Though Skeyes of Seven haven't confirmed this themselves, they are listed on the Facebook event page. Nice to see the guys continuing to spread their wings, and look out for more from them!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for weekend concert previews tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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