Monday, August 29, 2016

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (AlgomA), New Video Postings, And More!!

The month of August is winding down, so let's get at least one more news post in for good measure! Today on the SMS, we have some assorted recent news and notes that tie into our lead stories, plus a pair of new concert video finds from out of town, and leading off, a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for later this fall, so here's what you need to know! (Yes, I know about THIS SUNDAY'S Dumpster Mummy show, but due to the late notice, we're holding our full preview for Thursday's weekend concert preview post.)

Six, Two, Oh.'s punk rock bingo series will return to The New American Pub on Devil's Night (Sunday, October 30th), and local doom metal trio AlgomA will be among the local openers! Playing their first announced show since next month's Castle concert, this should be another solid avenue for their crushing sludge attack, so don't miss AlgomA at The New A the night before Halloween! The show will be headlined, in another varied genre event from the promoters, by Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan southern rock trio Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities, who are a skilled and energetic band in their own right! Also, note that frontman John Dale actually only has 2 fingers on one hand, but trust me, he plays guitar very well with them! One more local opening band is to be announced, and if some recent Six, Two, Oh. shows have taught us anything, it's that anyone could be signed on, so stay tuned for updates! As a Halloween weekend event, there will also be a costume contest, so come dressed to impress and you may win a prize!

As for the punk rock bingo, this is the fifth installment of that series, and first since April's Black Tremor show, so if you missed this event over the summer (especially after it's removal from July's Cocaine Moustache show), get your dabbers ready for October 30th! Brent Ellis will also return as the caller. A $5 cover charge is in effect for this 19+ concert, which has a 9:00 PM start time, and additional fees are applicable for the bingo cards, though remember that prizes await! For more details, visit the Facebook event page, and stay tuned for more from Six, Two, Oh. at post's end!

Next up, here's a new video of local punk/metal quartet Jack Spades playing at the annual Spiderfest in Meyersburg, Ontario last month! No strangers to this annual punk festival an hour east of Peterborough, this was posted by YouTube user eatmills yesterday as part of their massive slate of uploads from the festival, and it's both the band's most recent concert to date, and if personal Facebook postings are accurate, their last before bassist Justin Lam cut his hair short. The 24 minute video features Jack Spades playing "They Live", "Rise", "Breakneck Speed", "Crossroads", "Motorwolf", their cover of The Ripcordz' "X" (with Paul Gott himself on guest vocals), "To The Left", and "Negative Headspace", so click each link to go to each individual song! Though the video starts with some odd post-production usage of band photos in the titles, and an introduced rendition of "Fear Corps" wasn't played, the video is well shot from a good angle, and fans don't get in the way much thanks to the raised stage!

Jack Spades sound solid as ever, and they make the most of their current one-guitarist sound, so kudos to eatmills for the footage, give it a look below, and don't miss Jack Spades THIS THURSDAY at The Rockstar Bar when they open for SNFU!

Also, here's a new video posting of inactive local/Toronto indie/punk veterans Treble Charger from their set at the annual Koi Music Festival in Kitchener in September 2013! Posted by YouTube user BandAid Babe two weeks ago, this is one of numerous concert videos on her channel, though no word on why this took three years to come online. The video is of Greig, Bill, and company playing their classic song "Red", albeit on a very far angle from the vertical cell phone camera perspective, and for only 58 seconds. If you can get around those elements, the audio is fantastic, and it's nice to see this footage at last, so check it out below!

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

  • The aforementioned AlgomA (and Saskatchewan stoner metal band Chronobot) had their split vinyl EP reviewed by Patrick "Dragon" Whitaker of Metal Nexus earlier this month, where he positively critiqued both bands' halves of the split, essentially saying that the two bands aren't for the weak hearted, but are recommended for genre fans. Not a bad little review, if with some reservations, so check it out at this link!
  • Remember how it was suggested on Facebook that THIS THURSDAY'S SNFU show would be J.D. Pearce's last promoted show of the year? Well, in a comment on the Facebook event page (linked above) for October 30th's punk rock bingo event, he confirmed that he'll "be hosting a Halloween party that night." If this remains a publically attendable concert like before, it'll be his 12th straight, but the Sunday placement would be atypical compared to past years. We'll keep you guys posted when/if more is announced!
  • Along with the punk rock bingo announcement, promoters Six, Two, Oh. have also plugged a show for Friday, October 28th (just three days prior) to be headlined by Gatineau, Quebec doom metal band Norilsk, with AlgomA and a yet-unknown local band opening. With that said, we are awaiting confirmation of a venue before officially calling it on here, but for reference sake, Six, Two, Oh. usually promotes at either The New A, The Oddfellows Hall, The Moose Lodge, or 180 Projects. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and when a venue is confirmed, we'll let you know!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and previews this week! Thanks everyone!


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