Saturday, October 10, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Scarkazm & Ten Kings), And New YouTube Postings!!

Keeping things rolling on this Saturday morning, we have some new videos from each side of the border, but leading off, we'll touch on LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for the remaining new hard rock show announcements for late 2015 from Kewadin Casino's entertainment page, which ideally would have been their own post, but we tied Highway 63, Banned & Peril's with their separate own concert previews and/or announcements in our last two posts, hence the wider spread. Now, here's what you should know!

Traverse City, Michigan metal trio Scarkazm will return to The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino on Friday, November 6th & Saturday, November 7th! As announced via Kewadin's entertainment page, this will mark the Peril sister band's first weekend in St. Ignace in about 4 months, though they have played at the Kewadin Casino in Manistique since. Since we last saw them, the guys won $10,000 in a battle of the bands at the Traverse City Music Festival and opened for Pop Evil, so they're bound to still be riding high with their metal covers and originals in four weeks' time, and this will likely be your last chance to see Scarkazm live in the E.U.P. this year as well! As usual for Kewadin Casino concerts, there is no announced cover charge, you must be 21 or older to attend, and there will be 9:00 PM start times. For more details, visit the above links, and stay tuned for more on their and Peril's next regional dates as they roll in!

Next up, Sault Michigan hard rock quartet Ten Kings are advertised to rock The Northern Pines Lounge in St. Ignace themselves the following weekend (Friday, November 13th & Saturday, November 14th!) Aside from a private event last month, Ten Kings have been fairly quiet since the summer (and haven't announced the November shows yet themselves, for the record), but this talented local cover band should attract a solid crowd once again next month, so keep their advertised returns to the stage in mind then! And again, there's no word from Kewadin Casino's entertainment page regarding new Rapids Lounge shows at the Sault branch from any band, though it remains to be seen if it's an oversight or if something's going on with that venue. Like with the previous week's Scarkazm shows, these are 21+ affairs at 9:00 PM with no announced cover charge, so keep their entertaining hard rock covers in mind for then, and stay tuned for more from a band member in a second!

Also, here's a surprise new studio recording by Sault Ontario/St. Catharine's grindcore trio Shit Liver, as per their YouTube channel yesterday, and it's a cover of fellow local metal trio AlgomA's original "Fell Down A Well"! You don't see a local band covering another local band very often (not counting cases of bands covering songs from a member's prior band, like with Shit Liver's old OBCD covers), so this is a nice surprise, and it's interesting to hear this sludge metal song effectively sped and grimed up all at once! Fans of both bands should get a kick out of this, so check it out below!

Finally, here's some new YouTube video postings from Ten Kings guitarist Joe Jenkins, courtesy of his YouTube channel in the last few days! His new postings (with varying filters added in post) include covers of Soundgarden's "Outshined" and Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "True Lies" (both with his own spin on them), along with this demonstration video and song "Jedi Flip" using his new fuzz pedal, and as embedded below, this original funk rock guitar solo. Not bad at all, he shows his range and skill nicely on these, though on the covers, the original songs could be a little louder, and sound thrown in. Check out Joe's new videos above and below, and stay tuned for more new solo content from Joe's Instagram page!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for this month's Defunct Local Band Profile next! Thanks everyone!

No comments: