Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Defunct Local Band Profile Series: Glitch

It's now time for this month's Defunct Local Band Profile, our monthly feature look at a defunct or inactive local band (from the metal, hard rock, and/or punk realms), in order to spotlight and refresh them in readers' memories and outline their local runs! We had originally projected a double profile this month due to an estimate of low information for this month's band, but we undershot that, so the planned second band (Sault Michigan's NoXcape) WILL lead next month's defunct profile with a second band that we'll reveal at post's end, so they're coming! Now, our September profile looks at a fairly recent band that made some waves in their brief existence, so read on below for what you should know!

Genre: Classic/Hard Rock

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


Mark Oliverio (Boogie Fever), vocals/guitar
Marco Pedalino (The Role Models), guitar
Sean Berlinguette (Sneaky Pete), bass
Mike Oakley
(Sneaky Pete, WFO), drums 

Audio/Video: A cover only band, Glitch's surviving media is limited to live concert videos, with the only known examples coming from Facebook uploads via Rockstar Bar gigs. Hayley Warnock from the venue shot footage of Glitch covering Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" & Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Runnin' Down A Dream" from a November 2013 event, but embedded below is our video of their cover of The Rolling Stones' "Doom & Gloom" from their debut show last year! 

Info/Analysis: Spiritual successors to Mike Oakley & Sean Berlinguette's 2009-2012 cover rock band Sneaky Pete, Glitch debuted on stage in September 2013, launching their Facebook group shortly thereafter. A very frequent sight at The Rockstar Bar on weekends throughout their run, fans may also recognize Glitch from a set at the second annual Toystock at The Canadian Nightclub in November, along with branching out to more unfamiliar venues like the OLG Casino and The Harp in their latter months. The band's last concert took place in May 2014 at The Rockstar Bar, with Glitch suddenly & amicably parting ways in early June. Glitch's party favour sets seemed to go over well in their short run, and their talents spoke for themselves (it was nice seeing Mark front some heavier tunes again too), but Sneaky Pete fans may have wished for Mike to sing lead on more songs. Hopefully everyone turns up again in new projects in the near future, and follow Marco's current punk bands in the meantime!
I hope you guys liked this month 's Defunct Local Band Profile! As previously indicated, we will definitely lead off a double band profile on October 10th with Sault Michigan hard rock quintet NoXcape, but which Sault Ontario band with minimal surviving info/media will compliment them? Through 100% random selection, we'll be touching on a (non-hardcore) local punk band for the first time in this series, that being the short lived 2006 band Starlit Sins, who you may remember from our punk band introduction posts in July! Look for all of this early next month, and stay tuned for weekend concert previews and more soon! Thanks everyone!

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