Tonight on the SMS, we have even more new videos from the last couple of days to check out, including a punk cover, some new original work from the E.U.P., and leading off, here's the latest live-streamed concerts from two prolific local acts that fans have seen a lot from this month!
Local hard rock solo musician Tym Morrison's sixth live-streamed home concert took place last night on his YouTube channel, so if you want another 2 hours of hard and classic rock covers, this is worth checking out! The concert proper begins about 10 minutes into the video embedded below, and in performance order, Tym can be heard covering Phil Collins' "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", A-ha's "Take On Me", Chicago's "Hard To Say I'm Sorry", 10cc's "I'm Not In Love", Phil Collins' "One More Night", Radiohead's "Karma Police", Jim Croce's "Time In A Bottle", Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love", Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise", Supertramp's "Breakfast In America", Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive", Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You Got It)", Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me", Kiss' "Rock And Roll All Nite", Toto's "Africa", ...
Amanda Marshall's "Trust Me (This Is Love)", Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love", Richard Marx's "Hold On To The Nights", The Eagles' "Hotel Califirnia", Mr. Big's "To Be With You", The Beatles' "Blackbird", Abba's "The Winner Takes It All", The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun", and Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road". Not too much is brand new here compared to past live-streams (there's not even an original song), but Tym's vocal and guitar abilities are ever present, and there weren't any major hang-ups or breaks! Give it a watch below, and look for his next live-streamed concert tomorrow night!
Next up, Sault Michigan hard rock band Tarnished (minus Nathan) live-streamed their fifth at-home acoustic concert on their Facebook page yesterday afternoon! The guys did promise to fix the audio quality after the first four live-streamed sets, and while I still had to crank the volume to the maximum, frontman Alex Traynor's vocal mic is louder, so I didn't have to rip and manipulate the audio track to make out what he says between songs. Unfortunately, the pops and cracks in the audio are still present, but one step at a time. In performance order, Alex and Josh Fair cover Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box", The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Fishin' In The Dark", Audioslave's "Show Me How To Live", Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel", Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water", Billy Idol's "White Wedding", The Animals' "House of The Rising Sun", Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising", Keith Whitley's "When You Say Nothing at All", Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69", ...
...Alex's solo song "What Everything Is Like (High Life)", and AC/DC's "TNT". The audio quality still isn't ideal, but the guys handle these covers well, especially with Josh present for each song, and fans should get a kick out of this array of mostly new renditions! Tarnished have more live-streamed sets scheduled for tomorrow at 4:00 PM and Friday at 6:00 PM, so watch out for those then, and give yesterday's a watch below!
Theatre of Night's Facebook page, so what have they been up to during the pandemic? Well, on Tuesday, the band posted two minute-long videos showing original song tracking on a computer monitor, with the first one noting that they are "composing for a soundtrack contract", and the second one reportedly contains part of a chorus. Honestly, the two clips sound very similar, and very ominous, but what kind of soundtrack are they working on, and will this have a wide release when it's officially ready? Embedded below is a black and white clip of guitarist Steve Giles performing a "doggie lullaby", and while the second word definitely fits better for the description at first, you know why it's called that by the end. This is a very spare and emotional performance while it lasts, so give it a watch below, and stay tuned for more from Theatre of Night!
Finally for today, let's head north to Sault Ontario (well, Elliot Lake) for the latest cover from alt-punk solo project Ashoka At The Show, courtesy of the 184Films YouTube channel earlier today. A somewhat slowed down acoustic cover of NOFX's "Linoleum", Darren handles this rendition nicely, so fans will want to give his latest song to quarantine to a listen below!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes on the site shortly! Thanks everyone!