Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Return Of Punk Rock Bingo, New Facebook Videos, And More Assorted Notes!!

(Updated at 6:14 PM) As Halloween creeps ever closer, here's a new news post for your Wednesday morning! Along with some assorted news and notes, and a pair of new video finds, let's kick things off with late updates regarding a well received event that, while not a concert, returns for a second go-around next month, following some late changes. After a successful first installment last month, Six Two Oh had planned to host their second monthly installment of punk rock bingo tonight at The New American Pub, but they have opted to postpone it to Wednesday, November 25th out of respect for the family of late local metal musician Sabrina "Strange" Pelchat, who suddenly passed away yesterday (as originally outlined in this afternoon's post above.) The same format is expected for next month, including punk rock prizes, a 8:00 PM start time, no cover charge, cards cut to 50 cents a piece, and Brenton Ellis as the caller, but right now, Sabrina's loss is rightfully the focus, and as above, our thoughts and best wishes are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

Next up, here's some new Facebook videos, including this retrospective slideshow of moments, concerts, performers, and releases from local independent goregrind/rap label Blood Shed Productions, courtesy of their Facebook page on Monday in honour of their recent third anniversary! Set to assorted audio of label artists (though little of it would cross into the metal spectrum), there's plenty of photos that fans of Blood Shed artists will like, including live concert pictures, concert posters, album artwork, and more, so give it a look below, and stay tuned for more from the Blood Shed!

Also today, here's a new video from local alternative hard rock trio Mike Haggith & The Din's Facebook page on Monday! It's not a full new video of the new lineup, rather a teaser of recording problems during a recent studio session, specifically revolving around drummer Brandan Glew tracking a drum part. Short and light, it's obviously not meant to be taken too seriously, and as the caption says, "it's all about the ride!" Check it out below!

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

  • Former Gates of Winter, RedD Monkey, and Smeltzer drummer Kevin Overton is looking to get a new metal band going, as per his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post on Saturday. Compared to his prior drumming work, he's planning on tackling the guitar for his next project, so if you're interested in jamming with him or getting more details, message him at this link or above!
  • Though largely focused on the main event itself, local blues/hard rock quartet Sykotyk Rampage are featured in one photo from SooToday's coverage of Saturday's 7th annual Soo Zombie Walk, as posted on Sunday at this link! The band's photo is 13th of 35, as taken by Donna Hopper, and it notably features ex-bassist/Aggressive Acoustic frontman Brian Cattapan guest performing during the all-acoustic set (no sign of bassist Tony Briglio, be it for that song, the whole show, or just out of frame.) Great photos from the walk too, so check it all out above!
  • Infinity Grinder/Northern Tragedy drummer Terrence Gomes (under the handle "5minutepoxy") has been posting a handful of new audio demos to his Soundcloud page in the past couple of months, including a heavy new Infinity Grinder song named "A Few Weeks" and a punk instrumental (no band credited) named "Tell The Snow to Frig Off", which sounds promising too! Give them a listen above, and also note that he's posted some electronic recordings labelled as "pisswave" songs too, some with Northern Tragedy bandmate Corry Rideout making a guest spot.

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

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