Friday, March 22, 2013

YouTube Channel Profile Series: Dino Capriata

For our 25th straight day of SMS updates, we have this month's YouTube Channel Profile for you guys! As always, this monthly feature series looks at 1-3 YouTube channels with (at least) a 50% concentration of local metal/hard rock-relevant videos, featuring information, profiles, recommendations, and videos to check out from each! Today marks our first one-channel Sault Michigan profile in 10 months (even though the owner's from Sault Ontario), and if you're a major concertgoer across the river, this will definitely be appealing, so read on below for this month's YouTube Channel Profile! (Updated on October 15th, 2013)
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Owner: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario resident Dino Capriata

Channel Timeline: Launched on April 29th, 2009; Videos posted from then through August 2011

Channel Summary: Despite being a resident of Sault Ontario, Dino's YouTube channel is entirely comprised of concert videos from The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino in 2009 & 2011! Attending at least five during his use of the channel (including three hard rock concerts), Dino launched his channel with four videos from the Staind/Hoobastank concert on April 28th, 2009, later adding to it with two videos from one of ZZ Top's shows here that September. After a hiatus of over a year for new videos, Dino returned with three 2011 videos from the Cinderella concert on April 14th, following up with one video of Loverboy's show there on June 3rd, and closing with a video of Whitesnake's local show on August 26th of that year.

Why Should You Watch: Because this is a quality resource of major Kewadin Casino concerts, even if three or four of them don't lean heavier! Though Dino's seats varied depending on the show, he has good camera work for the most part, and the audio of each band is pretty clear, so it's definitely a good spot to check out recent Dreammaker's Theater concert footage! Note however that Dino hasn't visibly used his channel in over a year & a half, in case that changes your mind on subscribing, but hopefully he'll film some more local concert footage at some point again!

Our Recommended Videos To Check Out:

staind at kewedin casino: For his first Kewadin concert videos, Dino uploaded four videos from the April 2009 show featuring Massachusetts hard rock notables Staind and California alt-rock openers Hoobastank, including two videos of each. All four are filmed at a far angle from the stage, which can be somewhat jittery, but luckily, his view of the stage is fairly clear, and the audio picks up well! The featured video here is a slightly more aggressive take of Staind's song "So Far Away" (plus crowd sing-along), while his other Staind video was of their hit "Right Here". The Hoobastank videos include their songs "My Turn" and "The Reason", but the latter doesn't seem to load on YouTube consistently.

dfunk 2: Though his most viewed video his his Loverboy clip, Dino's most watched metal performance video is of Pennsylvania glam metal quintet Cinderella playing their song "Nobody's Fool" at The Dreammaker's Theater on April 14th, 2011! One of three Cinderella videos that he shot (including their songs "Shake Me" & "Somebody Save Me"), Dino got a much closer angle of this show than he had for Staind, with a very clear & close viewpoint and nice quality audio that captures Cinderella's sound well for the most part, but if you prefer heavier songs, his other Cinderella videos will be more up your alley!

MOV02361.MPG: Dino's last concert video on his channel is of British metal legends Whitesnake playing their song "Bad Boys" at the Soo Kewadin in August 2011, and it's very similar to his Cinderella videos by his crowd placement (though maybe a bit further.) I like that he shot a song that wasn't one of their more overplayed hit singles, and though the audio lacks a bit, Whitesnake sound great on this heavier late 1980s track! However, this his only video from this concert, but other channels will hook you up if you want to see other local Whitesnake clips!

I hope you guys liked this month's YouTube Channel Profile! Next month in this series, we'll return to Sault Ontario for another single-channel profile, as I've randomly selected YouTube user stumpypet1's channel, which features 4 videos from defunct local hard rock band Quite Frankly in late 2009! Should be enough for it's own self-contained profile, so watch out for that on or around April 20th, and stay tuned for Sunday night concert previews tomorrow, plus more news! Thanks everyone!

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