Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Debutaunt Concert Preview, An Inactive Local Band, And Much More!!

Let's keep the line moving with another new news post for your Tuesday afternoon, especially as there's a show to preview TONIGHT! To round things out, we have some new videos from bands on each side of the border, and an inactive band to take note of, so here's what you should know!

A special Tuesday night concert from promoters Six, Two, Oh. goes down TONIGHT at The New American Pub with one of the most eclectic band lineups of the year, with Edmonton pop punk quartet Debutaunt headlining in their local debut! This punk rock outfit should rip up the stage tonight in support of their new EP, and their catchy, fan friendly blend should get a good response at The New A, so come on out as they continue their Road to Nowhere Tour! An extremely varied opening lineup will include local goregrind duo Rotopsy, rapper and fellow Blood Shed Productions artist Mikey Thomas, and stand-up comedian Shane McGuigan, so there truly is something for everyone to enjoy tonight! This 19+ concert has a 9:00 PM start time, and while a $5 cover charge is advertised, the Facebook event page also says this is a "pay what you can" event, so bring $5 just in case, but keep the apparent varying admission in mind. Debutaunt should deliver a fun headlining set, and while the genre smorgasbord of the openers is a risk, hopefully this is a huge hit! See above for more, and here's Debutaunt live!

Next up, we have regrettably moved Sault Michigan hard rock trio Power Slug to our inactive band links due to a year's inactivity, having last posted publically on their Facebook page last July, and not playing an announced live concert since before that. Active since the fall of 2011 when they succeeded the defunct River Witch, Power Slug were a steady sight at local concerts in the early 2010s (even if they often didn't plug them online publically), with the band appearing at a number of special events like LemmaFest and the I-500, as well as taking road trips outside of the E.U.P. on occasion. Power Slug haven't played a public show since a Manistique Kewadin weekend last May, but the guys are still visibly on good terms, with frontman Chris Leask and drummer Bob Helsten playing together since in I.S.O.M. and The Creepy Little Coffee People, though Chris has largely focused on his classic/hard rock cover band Highway 63 in the past year.

Though Power Slug's quiet online presence in their early years was tricky to maneuver when covering them, I always liked Power Slug's gritty blend of hard and modern rock material, including some originals, and they had a fun stage show and sense of humour that made them easy to get into! Hopefully we see Power Slug back on stage down the road so fans can chug a mug with them once again, but best of luck to Chris, Chris, and Bob in the future!

Also today, here's our long overdue coverage of Sault Ontario alternative/hard rock trio The Din's two recent Facebook video postings, in advance of their CD release show THIS FRIDAY at The Tech! Apologies for the delay in getting these on the site, but better late than never, especially with the release show fast approaching. One video was a teaser for their most recent "Cover of the Month" YouTube video last month (a cover of Matchbox 20's "Real World"), with drummer Brandan Glew preparing for the performance by playing just a tad too slow, forcing frontman Mike Haggith to intervene in surprising ways. Cute clip that served as fun promotion for the full cover, so give it a look above! Embedded below is The Din's newet Facebook clip, where they opened boxes containing copies of their debut album "Give In To The Din", with Mike in particular admiring the final product and attempting to cleanly open the second box. Definitely some more good promotion, so check it out below, and get your copies of their CD first on FRIDAY NIGHT!

Finally for today, here's the newest video from Sault Michigan classical metal project Theatre of Night, as per their Facebook page this morning! Shared from keyboardist Craig Harrison's personal Facebook page, its titled "Writing music", and it assembles clips of him and guitarist Steve Giles tracking new music in studio, complete with a cameo from Craig's(?) dog. Not a lengthy look at Theatre of Night here, but it's great to see them still working on new material, so check it out below!

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

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