Monday, September 1, 2014

New Concert Videos, A Band Page Discovery, And More!!

Hey guys, I know many of you are awaiting our review and videos from Soo Band Roulette on Saturday night, and under normal circumstances, they'd be up already, but I'm out of town on a bad internet connection. I had uploaded photos from the show on our Facebook page first due to time constraints, with the videos intended to go up last night, but each attempt is stalling, so things are on hold for a bit. I'm hoping the connection will improve tomorrow (something's going on with Bell internet in this area), so thanks for your patience, and the review & videos will be up this week! Now, here's a new news post to clear out some recent items, including new concert videos, a band link find, and more, so here's what you need to know!

While fans may have missed out on seeing Danger Cats members at Soo Band Roulette (it's all in the luck of the draw), a new video of the full band at The Rockstar Bar for Late & Loud's farewell concert can now be seen at For The Music Inside's YouTube channel! Uploaded on Saturday, this video (of the girls playing their original "Wanted Man") is the latest delayed media from F.T.M.I.'s coverage of the concert, coming almost a month after the show. Better late than never, as it's a nicely recorded video of one of the girls' better originals! The lighting can be a little warm, but fans will have nothing to complain about otherwise, so give F.T.M.I.'s new Danger Cats video a look!

Next up, remember local punk supergroup Brad Example & The Role Models, who recently reunited for the (regrettably abbreviated) Public Animal show in July? Well, we finally have found an online page for them, courtesy of this old MySpace page from 2006! Originally, we had rolled them into our full coverage after our punk expansion last month without a working link (a'la Northwest), but due to the lack of the full band name on the page (a 25 character limit stopped "Models" at "Mode" in the URL, for example), the page slipped us by originally. Given MySpace's massive layout overhauls, there's not much to say on the page itself, but Brad did upload some photos (including this close up photo of his bass, now on The Rockstar Bar's ceiling), and 4 songs from their early run ("365", "Revolution", "Flaming Castle", and "LemonLips") can now be streamed there, so how do these sound?

It is nice to hear some good quality studio tracks of The Role Models, which should appeal to Inner City Surfers fans, and Brad's gritty singing fits whether singing on a bluesier song or a faster hardcore punk-influenced song! It'd be nice to see The Role Models play more than they tend to, but give their old MySpace page a look, and they're now finally in our band links!

Also today, a new video of local/Toronto punk standouts Treble Charger is now online, this time from a recent outdoor festival gig of them playing their classic song "Red"! Uploaded on August 21st, the band sounds good on this clip, but Treble Charger are admittedly the second story of this video, as the title and content focuses on a soccer player's reactions during the performance, and the band aren't zoomed in to or directly filmed. Note as well that the host channel is heavily themed around Polish language videos and soccer clips, but I can't 100% confirm right away whether this was performance was overseas or not. Fans should give it a look for a recent Treble Charger live clip though, so here it is!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter news items from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist name:

  • According to their most recent Facebook page posting, local grunge/alternative quartet Haggith's next local concert will be as part of the festivities for this year's Soo Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 25th, but they didn't indicate a host venue, or clarify if it'd be part of the expanded afternoon entertainment like last year, or during the afterparty. Stay tuned for updates!
  • I've regrettably deleted new local metal project Shadowthrone and guitarist Sabrina Strange's solo project (most recently under the Isla Encanto name) from our band links to the recent deletion of their Reverbnation (and only online) pages, with Sabrina's YouTube channel also closing around the same time. No public reason has been made for the deletions, but this is disappointing, especially coming so soon after Shadowthrone's debut at Das Bunkerfest. Hopefully things are alright, as Sabrina and Robert have talent, and fingers crossed we hear more music from them in some form!
  • Local punk/grunge solo project Telephone & Address have revealed that their new CD will be titled "Need Not Apply", and the cover art for it (which looks similar in style and texture to "The Rotten EP") can also be seen at their Facebook page and at this link. Like Chris' last disc, "Need Not Apply" is being sent for registration with SOCAN, and it will cost $15, but will there be copies for sale at the IDNS show on Saturday? Check above for more album info!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for our Soo Band Roulette review as soon as I can after videos finally get online, and for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post hopefully tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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