Here's a surprise second post for your Thursday evening, so what lies beyond with this one? A couple of new videos (actual new ones posted this week), and a note on a band that was recently moved to our inactive band links, but first, here's a unique SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for TOMORROW!
A Dire Setback, blues/hard rock trio Electric Church, and punk/hard rock solo musician Mike McCleary will join forces for a concert at Sault College's campus lounge Odeno TOMORROW in honour of Sault College's reunion fesitivies! Apologies for the short notice, A Dire Setback only announced their involvement via their Facebook page this afternoon, with a share of the post by Andrew Pucci noting the other acts, though Mike had plugged the show on his Facebook page last month. While not acknowledged as such by the two announced bands, this is a day-long event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ontario's college system, with students, alumni, and past & present faculty encouraged to come to the the Northern Avenue East college for special events, speeches, tours, an hors d'oeuvres social, an alumni vs. varsity basketball game, and yes, music, so visit the official Facebook event page for full non-musical details!
It's great to see everyone involved with sets TOMORROW, especially Electric Church after taking much of the summer off from gigs, and as for Mike McCleary... we'll have more on him in an upcoming post, so stay tuned, but he'll be worth seeing for sure! There are no cover charges or advertised age limits for TOMORROW'S reunion, which starts at 1:00 PM with bands beginning at 4:00 PM at Odeno (which replaced The Outback), though be mindful of the reunion aspect if you're not a prior student. See above for more details, and here's A Dire Setback live!
Tantrym Tyme to our inactive band links. This is partially due to a year's public inactivity (last posting on their Facebook page with a video share in August 2016), but with their online updates always being somewhat sporadic, I was hesitant until learning that drummer Ethan Twardy currently lives out of state, which can't help their status. Active since 2010 under early names like Aux, Abstract, and Tantrum, the guys initially attracted attention as late-period graduates of the Guitar Studio rock camp, with members being around 11 years old when they first started making waves. Though gigs weren't always advertised well online, Tantrym Tyme played numerous concerts, community events, and fundraisers through last summer, and their development and improvement as musicians was always great to see as they got older! Hopefully the guys get back on stage down the road, but best of luck to Jacob, Mike, Ethan, and other former members in the future!
Also today, here's our first video look at new Sault Ontario based Foo Fighters tribute band The Soo Fighters! A side project from members of Cherry Crush (more on an upcoming benefit event for their singer in the coming days), The Soo Fighters are featured in this video shared by guitarist John Amendola to their Facebook page on Tuesday, where the band (sans guitarist Jeremey Salatuk) jam the Foos classic "All My Life". The softer verses are a little shaky, and Jules Cote's singing can be hard to hear, but this is a good preview that the guys can hopefully polish up in time for their debut at The Algonquin Pub for their first of two Halloween weekend parties, and give their first cover video a look below!
Finally for today, here's one more new video from local recording studio Mission Control Studios' Facebook page on Tuesday, and it's of Electric Church frontman Spencer Pine playing a guitar solo! Performed alongside presumed material from their forthcoming debut CD (recorded at Mission Control), this is a quality solo that will come as no surprise to diehard Electric Church fans, even while sitting down, so give it a look below as well!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and updates this weekend! Thanks everyone!