Saturday, February 2, 2019

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (The Elements & Rotopsy), Plus New Videos!!

I was planning to have this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post today, but with a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, I have bumped that to tomorrow, so don't worry, it's coming! In fact, you'll get a preview of a new album addition in today's post, plus a new song upload (kind of) and one more new show for later this month as well, so here's what you should know!

Local funk/hard rock quartet The Elements will return to The Rockstar Bar for a concert TONIGHT! Profuse apologies for the short notice, this concert was only just announced last night as an emergency replacement for the planned debut of Sociables Speed Dating, which was cancelled following a sudden staffer relocation. Kudos to The Elements for stepping up late, and hopefully the speed dating event's March 1st rescheduling goes off without a hitch! The Elements will be hitting the stage TONIGHT for the first time since their karaoke-infused show at the same venue two weeks ago, and might this serve as a preview of sorts for their Joni Radford memorial concert set next month? Fans should hear a few punk covers TONIGHT in any event! Presented by Maxx Entertainment, this concert has a 19+ age limit, no announced cover charge, and a 10:00 PM start time. Visit the Facebook event page for more details, and here's The Elements live!

Next up, fans of Blood Shed Productions might want to head to The New American Pub on Thursday, February 28th, where five extreme metal acts will take the stage for a night of brutality! The event was created by local grindcore duo Rotopsy, which heavily implies that they'll be playing in an increasingly rare set at a formal concert venue, so if you've missed Dylan and Tyler's bouncy minimalist brutality, head to The New A at month's end! Firmly advertised performers include three local death metal solo projects, including Tyler's own Crucify the Whore, experimental project Awokest (in the de facto "Enter the Nightlands" release party), and in their public concert debut, new local death/trance metal project Black Cloud. It'll be interesting to hear how Tyler, Chase, and Peytan handle things in this trifecta of minimalist extreme metal action, so don't miss any of them on the 28th! The other advertised band is labelled as "PCxFascist", and I have no information on them at press time.

If anything surfaces publically on PCxFascist, we will let you know! This 19+ concert has a "pay what you can" model for entrance fees, and an early 8:00 PM start time is advertised, presumably in acknowledgement of the Thursday night scheduling. This all-local event is a nice throwback to Blood Shed's peak run of Oddfellows Hall events, and while not taking place there, this should please fans of one and two man extreme metal! See more details at the Facebook event page, and stay tuned for possible updates!

We'll close today with new videos, starting with the first teaser of local Celtic/punk quintet Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide's fourth studio album! In their first Facebook page post of 2019, the guys confirmed that they are indeed back at Mission Control Studios to record their new CD, which will be their first album in 7 years, and their first with second guitarist Liam Seymour & drummer Chris Johns. As a teaser, The Tide shared this 22 second teaser video onto Facebook of the album's planned first single "Lost & Found", and while there's not much to go on yet, existing fans should be right at home with this clip! Give it a listen below, and keep posted for updates!

Finally for today, here's a surprise solo video find from Skeyes of Seven frontman Cory Murchison's YouTube channel! First published in 2016 but only coming to our attention today, this is an original song that he calls "SillyMe", but is actually a rearranged and rewritten version of a song by his 2007-2011 hard rock band Sense of Truth. The video proper amusingly features Cory's daughter Lyric "playing" the instruments, among other assorted footage, and this adds a cute angle to the well recorded song! Sense of Truth were a solid band, and hopefully we hear more from Skeyes of Seven soon, but give Cory's new-ish solo track a listen below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post next! Thanks everyone

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