Monday, September 4, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (The 3 Day Millionaires), New Videos, And More Updates!!

We're back with a new news post for this Labour Day, so what can you find here? Some assorted recent updates, new videos from two talented local hard rock acts, and leading off, a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for next month, so here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires are advertised to return to The Canadian Nightclub for one night only on Friday, September 22nd! Though not yet advertised online by the band themselves (who usually announce gigs in their preceding week), the show is featured on The Canadian's marquee board on the side seen when driving towards Great Northern Road. Unless they have a short notice show over the next two weekends, this will be The Millionaires' first show since making their solo Canadian debut last month, and it's great to see that this venue is continuing their return of cover bar bands on weekends... well, Fridays! As was the case last month, expect no cover charge, a 9:00 PM start time, and a 19+ age limit on the 22nd. See above for more details when they come in, specifically & presumably in two weeks, for The 3 Day Millionaires' upcoming evening of often heavy covers!

Next up, here's some new videos, including our first look at new local indie/hard rock trio Vol. (well, unless you've seen them live already!) Posted to their Facebook page on Thursday, it's a 31 second jam session clip on both a vertical & Dutch camera angle, apparently of the end of a song, and while you don't hear all that much given the length, it has a heavier and faster pace that is reminiscent of frontman Steve Edwards' recent band work. I'm curious to hear more from Vol., which you can do at the Oh!No 2017 Music Festival THIS SATURDAY in Leeburn, but give their first video a look below!

Also today, local funk/hard rock instrumental improv group Gianni Gagoots have lots of new videos to share, as YouTube user Savanna Dee filmed their set at last month's Northern Vibe Festival in Ophir for uploads on her channel last week! Completely titled for the first time that I've seen in online video postings, she filmed the sauce masters playing  "Black Socks & Sandals", "Groove Is In The Heart" by Deee-Lite (albeit vertically filmed), James Brown's "Funky President (People It's Bad)", David Bowie's "Fame" in two parts (the second half is here), the extended jam "Plastic On The Furniture" in two parts (here & here), and the finale, including Gianni Gagoots' polka?! There seems to be perpetual glare from the sun on the stage, helping render both drummers nearly invisible, but these are well recorded otherwise! Low fan turnout close to the stage, but these are predictably fun jams, and from what I can hear, the vocals on covers are either sampled or excellent impersonations. Give Savanna's newest videos a look above & below!

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

  • Jeremy Hannah's new SaultMusicScene promotion agency will finally host it's first concert on Friday, September 15th, namely a customer appreciation event at The Upper Deck Lounge above The Canadian Nightclub. The event will solely feature country acts (The Bearded Lounge and Leslie Cook), but it's great to see Jeremy back promoting events following his Canada Day cancellation, so click here for details on this event if you're up for some country action, free snacks, and a door prize draw!
  • Local promoters Live705's planned Garbageface/Pseudo-headlined Halloween concert at The Canadian Nightclub on October 28th has been cancelled, as per the deletion of it's Facebook event page yesterday. A reason for it's cancellation wasn't announced, but it's the second scheduled event from Live705 to be cancelled in the past two weeks, joining last month's Eye of Horus show, and no other concerts of theirs are currently scheduled. Hopefully nothing too serious is up in the Live705/A Dire Setback camp, and that we see the promoters and band out there again soon!
  • Barring sudden public activity, we'll be moving former Bear Hunters guitarist Mike Vincent's solo project to our inactive band links tomorrow, as he has not posted a public update since September 5th of last year, when he uploaded his most recent original song "Phases of Pain" to his Bandcamp page (he did not launch a solo Facebook page to go with it at the time.) Mike's a talented artist that was showing lots of growth in his recent original material, and hopefully he revisits or or full band work again when the time is right!

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

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