Wednesday, July 5, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Spun & Dri Hiev), Plus New Videos!!

In the first news post of our second decade, we're splitting things between the border for some new videos and LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for later this month! Here's what you need to know!

Marquette, Michigan hard rock quartet Spun will return to The Satisfied Frog in Sault Michigan on Friday, July 14th and Saturday, July 15th! Making their third trip east next weekend, the Nudge successors have proven to be similarly popular and talented in their first four gigs at The Frog, and here's hoping that Tim, the Bobs, and Doug deliver another pair of hard rocking nights of favourite songs in just over a week's time! No major frills for next weekend's shows otherwise, which have start times of 9:30 PM each and lack an announced cover charge, and as usual for E.U.P. concerts at bars, have an age limit of 21 years old and up. Also, just as a related reminder, former Nudge frontman Danzo McCracken's current 1990s rock cover band Reality Bites are playing at The Frog this weekend, so get details at this link, but as for Spun, click here for details on next week's shows, and don't miss out on all of the action at The Satisfied Frog for their return!

Next up, we'll head north to Sault Ontario for a concert at The Gore Street Cafe on Monday, July 31st that will be headlined by Calgary industrial punk trio Dri Hiev in their local concert debut! Presumably an intentional misspelling of "dry heave" moreso than a Dirty Rotten Imbeciles allusion, Dri Hiev are definitely not your average punk band, with their music sounding what happens when you have a noise punk band record an album in a hydraulic factory. How in the world will this fit at the laundromat? Be there at month's end to find out, but Dri Hiev are definitely worth a listen, as you won't hear this every day in the Soo! The local opener is acoustic punk solo project Telephone & Address in their first concert since Chris Shoust opened for Benj Rowland on short notice at the same venue in February. Nice to see Chris playing live again, his shows have been more infrequent lately, so keep this one in mind for later this month!

Note that Telephone & Address' newest album "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been..." will be on sale at the laundromat on the 31st, but unlike some of Chris' recent shows, this will not be a release party for his still-upcoming CD "Monster". As usual for Gore Street Cafe shows, this concert is a 7:00 PM ALL AGES concert, and while this is a "pay what you can" event as usual, a $10 entry donation is suggested. Check the official Facebook event page for more details on this unique punk show!

We'll close today with new videos, starting with the newest solo performance video from veteran local hard rock guitarist and Audiofumes podcast host Mike Cliffe! Inspired by Robin Trower's blues rock standard "Bridge of Sighs", this is an instrumental performance using the Rakkarak processor tio emulate a guitar pedalboard, and it's solidly done with a very bassy tone and effect, so give it a look below!

Finally for today, here's that other video from YouTube user spiritinthesky blue's YouTube channel filmed at last month's Jack Russell's Great White concert at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace, Michigan! This is of the meet & greet after the show, visibly held indoors at the casino proper, and it's nice to see some candid footage of an event we don't typically see video of! Granted, it's a 27 second clip that largely showcases autograph seekers, but for those of us who don't buy VIP tickets or inquire about meet & greets at Kewadin, give this video a look!

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

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