Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pop Evil Concert Video Showcase!!

To end the month of February, here's our first videos from Sunday night's Pop Evil-headlined concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino! There are at least two more to share in the coming days, but for now, what should you check out from this well received show? One video comes from YouTube user Annette Chandler (co-organizer of the local hydrocephalus charity walk Troy's Trail), who filmed the headlining North Muskegon hard rock quintet playing their recent hit song and set-closer "Take It All" on Sunday. Filmed at an angle to the left of the stage, the band sounds solid, and singer Leigh Kakaty has good energy, but the strobe flashing can be distracting. Still, the crowd is amped up to wrap up their set, as you'd expect, and you can see for yourself below!

The rest of today's videos come from prolific local concert filmer Christopher Paci's YouTube channel, and he kept up his awesome work by filming 13 videos on Sunday night, and as far as I can tell, is the only YouTube user so far to post videos of the opening bands! We'll get to them in a second, but first, 10 of the 13 are of Pop Evil, as Chris filmed them playing their songs "Torn To Pieces", "Boss' Daughter", "Divide", "Deal With The Devil", "Monster You Made", "If Only For Now", and "Hero", as well as encore songs "Footsteps" & "Take It All", and as embedded below, their opening song "Trenches". Chris' camera can be jittery at times, but he gets a good zoom on the band in action, and the audio's clearer than some of his Kewadin concerts that he's filmed! These are arguably the best videos from the show that I've seen yet, and for sheer amount, you can't ignore these modern hard rock hits, so check them out above & below, and kudos to Chris again for all of his work!

As for the openers, Chris filmed two videos of Los Angeles hard rock quartet Badflower, including their songs "White Noise" and, as embedded below, "Animal". Not a bad band, an I like the bluesy, classic rock spin that they put on their music without abandoning a modern style, while the camera work is slightly steadier overall. Give Chris' Badlower clips as well!

Finally for today, Chris filmed Detroit modern rockers Kaleido playing their song "Unbreakable", which was seemingly their set opener. Good energy on this performance, which has an upbeat but still edgy sound, and isn't as poppy as some of their other originals, and hopefully they left a good impression on relatively late notice! Give Kaleido a deserved look below, and hopefully more videos turn up of the openers!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more Pop Evil videos, news, concert previews, and more next month! Thanks everyone

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