Well guys, it's finally time for our first news post of 2011! We've had to shove a lot of things back lately due to my string of concert reviews and our New Years specific posts, but things are slowly returning to normal, starting with tonight's post mostly focusing on newly posted videos! But first, we have a concert preview/LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, so here's what you should know!
You could probably surmise this from past posts, but Tym Morrison's weekly arrangement at Foggy Notions will continue into 2011, starting with an acoustic solo show TOMORROW NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this got lost amongst my concert reviews and such. This is the only officially confirmed solo date from Tym so far this year, but I imagine that the concert calendar on his official website will be updated sooner or later to reflect at least his next January shows. Until then, I won't officially confirm his next shows, but I would expect him to be back at Foggy's on January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, not counting his planned arrangement at The Big Cheese in Heyden, which begins on Friday. For now though, if you need something to do tomorrow night, then head out to see Tym in the first local hard rock concert of 2011! There is no cover charge tomorrow, you must be 19 to enter, and Tym hits the stage at 10:00 PM! Should be a good concert, as usual, with Tym's impressive solo repetoire sure to get people's attentions tomorrow night! For more information, check the above links and the official Facebook event page, and for a video preview, here's Tym covering Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" last month at Foggy's!
Now for some more videos from local bands from the last little while, and we'll start with one from last night's New Years Eve metal show at Foggy Notions! I'd have loved to have been there, but hey, I can't be the only person in town who was dragged into family functions instead. This is a live video from Sativa Rose's set, as filmed by bassist Adam Veale's dad John, and uploaded onto his YouTube channel. It's of their live cover of Megadeth's "Lucretia", and like some of their past videos, this one also features a guest singer! Rather than Jason Roy from Havadder or Tym Morrison, they were joined by this concert's promoter (and veteran local guitarist) Rich Moreland! Good quality as always, and I forgot to mention this before, but did anyone else notice that the wooden railing from the stage is gone at Foggy's? Sativa Rose do a great job on this cover, Andrew looks particularly dapper in his suit, but the vocals are very hard to make out. I don't know if they're low in the mix or whatever, but it is noticeable. Still, this is a great cover, check it out below!
Next up, here's the latest from new local death metal quartet State of Misery! Their Facebook group has been getting supplanted with new photos and information lately, including two new videos from recent jam sessions! The first video, which sounds like an original, was uploaded by Ashley Lacasse, and the second, a cover of Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell", was uploaded by Joey Bourgeois. Both were taken from what looks like the same jam. These are the best quality footage of State of Misery that we've seen so far, and are pretty impressive! The first song sounds pretty good, brutal and tight, while the Pantera cover is pretty good on it's own, but I don't know if Steve Rhodes' growling suits the song. Maybe it'll grow on me, but it's not horrible! I can't embed Facebook videos on here on their own, so click the above links for the latest video footage of State of Misery, as they're a very promising young band! Also, it was brought to my attention on their Facebook group earlier today that guitarist Ray Cowan's Ibanez guitar disappeared at some point since their show last night. Stolen or otherwise, if you have any information that could help get it back to Ray, message him on Facebook or call 206-3516. I'm fairly certain it's the guitar with the grey/black design that you saw him play at their live shows and in the above videos. Help if you can, and I'll have more from State of Misery as it comes in!
And finally, here's a new video from a local sports personality that features a sountrack from a local metal band! If you're a fan of mixed martial arts, you may be aware of Brent "The Professor" Fryia, a featherweight fighter from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He's 4-2 so far in his career, and has fought for organizations like King Of The Cage and Deep since his professional debut in 2008. He's a very good fighter, but how is this SMS material? Well, this new highlight video on Brent features "Lock Me In" by Lion Ride as the backing music! Great choice, and it seems to fit his MMA career well, as in "locking in" submission holds! Check it out below!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for another double post day TOMORROW, including our next "Where Are The New Albums?" update post and more news! Thanks everyone!