Monday, October 16, 2017

Raygun Cowboys Concert Preview, Plus New Ripcordz Concert Videos!!

A busy week is likely upon us at the SMS, so let's get things rolling with today's post, largely devoted to new videos from a big recent concert, but first, here's a concert preview for a Tuesday nighter that you punk fans will want to pay attention to!

We'll start with a special Tuesday night concert preview, as Edmonton psychobilly quintet The Raygun Cowboys will make their local concert debut TOMORROW NIGHT at The New American Pub! Occuring about midway through their Canadian tour in support of their new CD "The Cowboy Code", this punk-infused rockabilly outfit should rightfully please genre fans, especially with the very Misfits-influenced lead vocals, so if you can come out on a work/school night, don't bypass The Raygun Cowboys tomorrow! Local hard rock quartet Eclipse will open in their first public concert appearance in three months, which could serve as a preview of their upcoming "SSM of a Down" tribute set on Halloween weekend, so keep that angle in mind, just in case! They were announced to open back on Thursday via promoter J.D. Pearce on the Facebook event page, alongside local punk trio Stegadeth, but J.D. confirmed in a personal Facebook posting the following day that they can't play tomorrow due to a scheduling conflict.

At press time, a replacement for Stegadeth had not been publically confirmed, but if you're interesting in being a late fill-in, message J.D. at this link or above! A 9:00 PM start time is in place for tomorrow at The New A, while there is a $7 cover charge, and you must be 19 or older to attend. Visit the above links for more details on this psychobilly and hard rock fusion tomorrow night, and here's The Raygun Cowboys live!

Next up, here's some brand new videos from another recent concert attended by the very generous Christopher Paci, as he posted eight videos from the Ripcordz-headlined concert at The Rockstar Bar two weeks ago onto his YouTube channel last night! Just after we wrapped up our Dokken video coverage, Chris is back with more, which is always welcomed, so what do we have from him today? Well, six videos come from The Ripcordz' headlining set, filming the Montreal hardcore punk legends playing their songs "X", "Ghosts of Griffintown", "I See The Light", "Girl In The Pit", "Anarchy", and as embedded below, "Elvis Death Cult". While reasonably close to the stage, fans on the floor can get in the way of the band, and camera angles are often a little crooked. That said, the performances are predictably strong and attitude-infused, and fans of The Ripcordz should enjoy these videos, so give Chris' new uploads a look above & below!

Chris also filmed one video each of the local openers, including local punk/metal quintet Jack Spades playing a new song labelled as "Zenobyte", but given J.D.'s penchant for horror movie references, I'd guess it's actually spelled "Cenobite", referencing the Hellraiser book and movie series. In any event, the song fits in with their sonic catalog, and is lively and aggressive, though fans completely cover up Tony and Chris, even with a less crowded floor. Solid new track, so give Jack Spades' newest song a look below!

Finally, Chris filmed one video of the aforementioned Stegadeth during their opening set, playing what I believe to be their original "The Song Not Called 'The Wire'", which debuted back in April. Sung by guitarist Tiffany Stocco, the short song isn't bad, and has a familiar catchiness to it that fans will appreciate! Despite being filmed the furthest away of Chris' videos, the lack of fans on the floor actually makes up for the distance, so it's worth watching extra on that basis, and you can do so below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for an all-Sault Michigan post on the site tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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