Saturday, October 21, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Incredible Woman), The Faps Concert Preview, And Much More!!

Here's another news post for your Saturday morning reading, so what's contained in this one? A few assorted recent notes, some new videos, and a special Monday night concert preview, but first, here's a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for early next month!

St. John's, Newfoundland post-punk quartet Incredible Woman will make their local concert debut on Saturday, November 4th when they headline at LopLops Lounge! A unique band whose sound ranges from aggressive noise punk to indie and new-wave inspired melodies, these guys should deliver a fun set at LopLops in two weeks, in the second show of their Canadian tour next month, so keep this one mind! No opening bands have been announced at press time, and it's unclear if any will be added. A 9:00 PM start time is in effect for Incredible Woman's local stop early next month, you must be 19 or older to attend, and a $5 cover charge is likely. This should be a solid concert for punk fans to take in, and is it wrong that I detect a Smiths influence on some of their originals? Don't miss out on all of the action as Incredible Woman hits LopLops on November 4th, and stay tuned for potential updates on this concert if they roll in!

Next up, here's our preview of a special post-weekend concert taking place THIS MONDAY NIGHT, as Saskatoon noise/punk duo The Faps will return to our area for a headlining concert at The New American Pub! An unusually quick encore, this show comes just under two weeks after Skyler & Blair opened for K-Man & The 45s here, but this will mark their first local headlining date since their 2014 stop at The New A. Whether you saw The Faps here before or not, they're worth a listen for a blast of minimalist noise, garage, math, and punk intensity, so don't bypass them on Monday if you can help it! Opening bands were quietly confirmed for this concert just over a week ago, and they will include extreme death metal quartet Winkstinger and Destroilet co-lead singer Brenton Ellis' Slumshine project, though the latter still has no public hints as to genre and sound yet online. Come out to The New A on Monday to hear Slumshine for yourself, plus some of Winkstinger's brutal original onslaught for good measure!

Promoted by Six, Two, Oh. (who also put on The Faps' two prior local gigs),  this 19+ concert has an early start time of 8:00 PM due to the Monday scheduling, and while the cover charge is listed at $5, a "pay what you can" model is also being advertised. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details on this stop on The Faps' Good Tour, and here they are live!

Also today, here's the latest from local hard rock band Halfway Loaded, who we have reverted to that name in our band links, as their announced name change to The Twin City Saints has had no public follow-through. If the name does publically change in the future to that or another name, we'll switch it back! After taking September off from public postings on their Facebook page, Halfway Loaded resurfaced with two new videos last week courtesy of guitarist Shane Biron, including this 10 second clip of him playing a pentatonic riff (it's really solid, albeit short!), but embedded below is a longer black & white video of him covering  Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive". Shane and/or the band are "thinking of giving this one a go", and while I'm not a Bon Jovi fan, he plays this one well and with a good tone, even in monochrome! Give Shane's new videos a look above & below, and stay tuned for more from Halfway Loaded when it rolls in!

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

  • Bear Hunters guitarist Mitch Sirie is looking for production companies or people that can press physical CDs for smaller or local bands, preferably ones in the Sault Ste. Marie area. While one presumes this search is meant for The Bear Hunters' sophomore album "The Dead Testament', Mitch wasn't specific in the posting. If you want to help, message Mitch at this link or via his Musicians Wanted Facebook group post from Wednesday!
  • In another Musicians Wanted group posting from Thursday, Obsession drummer Steve Porco  noted that he's looking for one or two guitarists (preferably one with vocal ability) for a new acoustic band that he's working on, with acts like Bob Seger, Collective Soul, and Kiss cited for covers. Steve has a female lead singer, bassist, and drummer already enlisted, and he doesn't want someone with an ego. No word on if this is an Obsession side project or entirely separate, but if you're interested, message Steve at this link!
  • Today's ninth annual Soo Zombie Walk does not appear to be featuring music as a main component for the first time since year #1. While live music of some kind will take place at The Pita Pit mid-walk, the Facebook event page no longer lists music in the pre-walk activities, there's no advertised afterparty again, and the Pita Pit performer(s) have not been announced publically. Disappointing, but hopefully the walk is a hit as usual, and that the zombies get their fill of brains! For what it's worth, Sykotyk Rampage (who played the last 6 Zombie Walks) curiously haven't made a public statement since December of last year.

That's all for today, but stay tuned for much more on The Sault Metal Scene over the coming days! Thanks everyone!

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Rest Of This Weekend's Concert Previews, Plus Din & Mike Haggith Updates!!

As promised, here's the rest of this weekend's hard rock concert previews (barring any late notice announcements), and this one will be very much centric around one band in particular and their frontman, but it's certainly a big weekend for them, and there is one more unrelated show to take note of! Here's what you should know!

After a successful two year run (beyond if you count their acid jam days), local alternative hard rock trio The Din will amicably disband TOMORROW NIGHT after their "Suburban Sendoff" at LopLops Lounge! Acting as both their farewell show and the CD release party for their second and final CD "Suburban Dream", The Din will make one final stop at the Queen Street East venue to end their local run with a bang, with many songs from their two albums sure to make their set, and perhaps a Hip cover for good measure? The band has teased that just 50 copies of "Suburban Dream" have been pressed for the show, and with a digital release not yet guaranteed, get down to LopLops tomorrow to get your copy before it's too late! Local indie/hard rock quartet Bizotic will open tomorrow night's proceedings with their own creative original sound, so keep them in mind before The Din say goodbye! Doors open at 9:00 PM tomorrow for this 19+ concert, with Bizotic kicking things at around 10:15 PM.

As for admission and album fees, nothing has been firmly stated on the Facebook event page, but for reference, LopLops shows often have $5 cover charges, while The Din's debut CD sold for $10 upon it's release last year. While we're on the subject, this show and The Din's future were both addressed in this new Sault Star article from Jeffrey Ougler, so what should you know on it? The article features interview quotes from frontman Mike Haggith, where he reflects on why they're breaking up, members' future plans, and what to expect from "Suburban Dream", and it's a good in-depth read for fans! In terms of new revelations, Mike elaborated on where he's moving for work, the guys did debate becoming a full touring band before work commitments got in the way, and Mike plans to keep The Din visible with old media postings via their online pages that should sustain things for another two years (after all, the article name is "Inactive, not hushed".)

Also, Mike didn't completely close the door on future Din activity if "Suburban Dream" caught on critically, but it's clear that this weekend's show is the end of this chapter. I'm glad to see that things are ending on a good note and that they'll continue to have an online presence, just as long as there isn't a mass deletion of old pages and media at some point! I hate when bands do that. Don't miss Mike, Tammy, and Brandan's Suburban Sendoff at LopLops tomorrow night, and for a preview, here's The Din live!

Next up, here's one more weekend concert preview, as while The 3 Day Millionaires rock The Rockstar Bar upstairs, The Algonquin Pub (or Spin Nightclub?) will welcome local indie/hard rock band Vol. as they open for St. Catharine's folk/bluegrass band Dirtfight and Hamilton alt-blues duo Frankie & Jimmy on Saturday night! This unique show will see another homecoming from the members of Shit Liver, albeit in their much milder sister band Dirtfight (who last played here last May), while Frankie & Jimmy made fans with their unique hybrid originals at The New A last July, so it's great to see both bands back to cap off their Northern Ontario tour! As for Vol., they'll add a dash of hard rock to the proceedings in their first ever acoustic concert set to open the night, though they teased on their Facebook page on Saturday that they'll have "a little tiny surprise" during their set. Might it be the rumoured fourth band member, or is something else afoot? Be at The Algonquin Pub on Saturday night to find out!

Note that this show is still scheduled for downstairs, despite the planned dance club nights "every Saturday" at The Algonquin Pub/Spin Nightclub, so if there's any public confirmation of a venue conflict, we'll let you know! In any event, the pub has seen recent renovations, likely tied to the Spin Nightclub launch. As it stands, this show has a $8 cover charge, 19+ age limit, and 9:00 PM start time. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details, and here's Vol. live & plugged in!

Finally, we'll come full circle with some news from the aformentioned Mike Haggith, as he officially re-activated his solo project last week, via his Facebook page! After a year & a half of public inactivity while focusing on The Din, Mike is bringing his solo project back "after some thought", and he noted that he wants to continue to do his part "to provide all of you with the highs & lows you've come to know and love." In terms of solo album plans, Mike left open the possibility of working on one next, though it's not clear publically if he plans to complete and release "Neighbourhood Watch Revisited", the album he was working on when his solo project initially went inactive last spring. As you may recall, Mike released no less than 47 studio albums in either Windsor or Sault Ste. Marie between 2005 and 2016, and it's great to see that he will continue his music career out in Manitoba, so visit the above links for more details, and Mike's back in our active band links!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news on the site tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (The 3 Day Millionaires) & The First Of This Weekend's Concert Previews!!

With the Halloween season heating up, let's kick off our weekend concert previews with most of this weekend's hard rock concert previews! Due to the amount, and to give them proper emphasis, I'm holding our previews of Saturday night's Din farewell show and the Dirtfight/Frankie & Jimmy show with Vol. for tomorrow's post, so don't worry, they are coming! Now, here's what you should know to start the weekend's previews off with, including a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT!

Local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will return to The Rockstar Bar for one night only THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, this show was only announced via it's Facebook event page on Monday. Last seen at the Taryn Bugyra benefit show last week, this will be The Millionaires' first solo headlining concert in over two months, and this should be another fine opportunity to see this talented veteran outfit on familiar territory, so don't miss out on SATURDAY! No word though on why they're not playing tomorrow, especially as I can't find any public reference to another band playing at The Rockstar Bar on Friday. As usual for their solo Rockstar Bar jaunts, expect a 10:30 PM start time on SATURDAY, you must be at least 19 to attend, and there are no announced cover charges. Check the above links for more details, and here's The 3 Day Millionaires live via some newly discovered videos!

As it turns out, the guys launched a YouTube channel back in May, despite never mentioning it on Facebook, and it has 6 videos from a Rockstar Bar show in November of last year! Filmed on a stationary camera, these include The 3 Day Millionaires covering Alice In Chains' "Man In The Box", Don Henley's "Boys of Summer", Radiohead's "Creep", Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game", The Flys' "Got You Where I Want You", and as embedded below, a trifecta of covers, including Candlebox's "Far Behind", Oasis' "Cigarettes & Alcohol", and The Romantics' "Talking In Your Sleep", the latter with drummer Scott McLurg on lead vocals. I didn't expect there to be such a wealth of 3 Day Millionaires videos on YouTube out of nowhere, but I welcome it, and while the vocal clarity through the camera isn't optimal, the guys handle these covers with ease, especially the harder-edged ones! Check out the three-in-one cover video below, and see more SATURDAY NIGHT!

Next up, we'll move to previously announced concerts, including the return of former Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison to Gliss Steak & Seafood for solo headlining dates TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY! As is usual, he's back at The Quality Inn's house restaurant for more matinee entertainment, so if you like some acoustic hard rock with your dinner, keep his ongoing long-term run at Gliss in mind for the next three evenings! Note that the Facebook event page for this weekend's shows does not list a Thursday nighter tonight, which would be atypical for his Gliss arrangement at this time of year, but SooToday's events calendar does list tonight's show. I'll treat tonight's concert as on, but keep it's omission from the event page in mind just in case it wasn't accidental. In any event, this weekend's concerts have 6:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and no age limit, but mind the locale. See above for more details, and here's Tym live!

Finally for today, we'll head across the river to The Rapids Lounge at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino, where Traverse City metal trio Scarkazm will return for shows TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Though this will be this local favourite outfit's first Sault Ste. Marie concert weekend since August, it's actually their second straight weekend of shows in the E.U.P. and third in four weeks, due to their late fill-in for sister band Peril at the St. Ignace Kewadin last week. Whether you've seen Scarkazm lately or not, their fan favourite hard rock and metal covers should get another solid reception from Yooper fans this weekend in the Soo, so don't miss out on the action tomorrow and/or Saturday night! As usual for Scarkazm's northern trips, expect 9:00 PM start times, 21+ age limits, and no announced cover charges both nights at The Rapids Lounge. See above for more details, and here's Scarkazm live!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for our Din and Vol./Dirtfight previews (and more) tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Electric Church), The End Of Project 421, And Much More!!

Before we get into this post, I wanted to send our condolences out to the family, friends, and fans of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who died last night after a 2 year fight with brain cancer at the age of 53. Though not a hard rock band, The Hip are a massive influence on numerous local musicians of multiple generations, with songs like "New Orleans Is Sinking" and "Blow at High Dough" showcasing their edgier side. Those and many others display Gord's unique singing voice and well thought out lyrics, many with heavy Canadian references, including a Soo reference in their song "Born in the Water". Local fans will surely remember The Tragically Hip's past concerts in Sault Ste. Marie, including Essar Center shows in 2007 & 2013, as well as at Algoma University's former library back in 1990, and at Sault Memorial Gardens in 1995, while many will fondly recall last summer's farewell show in Kingston from it's local screening parties.

Gord and The Tragically Hip are Canadian icons, and while they haven't gotten the radio play that they get in other markets here (at least Rock 101 airs some of their songs now), their impact and influence is ever present, from covers from bands like The Din, Griphook, and Caveman Morrison, to the Little Bones tribute concert here last month, and of course beyond across Canada. R.I.P. Gord, your music, activism, and presence will all be missed! As for today's post, we have a new video, a surprise band breakup, and first, a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for next month!

Local blues/hard rock trio Electric Church will be one of the opening bands when indie rock quartet K.I.C.K. headline their long awaited CD release concert on Saturday, November 18th at LopLops Lounge! As first announced last week, this will see the Keep It Cool Kids finally launch their debut album to their loyal fans in exactly one month's time, so definitely follow K.I.C.K.'s online pages for continuing details on the album, and click here to check out the music video for their song "Silently Screaming" (directed by former Gnaeus drummer Brendan Garlick!) This will be Electric Church's first announced show since the Sault College reunion event last month, while they'll be joined on the bill by folk/country duo The Crossroad Magdalenes, in the first time we've covered a show of theirs (talented group for their genres!) Crank Sound Distribution will be on hand to provide sound for the release show, which has a 9:00 PM start time, $10 cover charge and a 19+ age limit.

This should be a fun time for fans of K.I.C.K.'s smooth blend of indie rock originals, with a dash of hard rock from Electric Church for good measure, so check the above links for current details on this anticipated release show, and early congratulations to K.I.C.K. on the impending release!

Also, we have some very surprising news, as local classic metal quartet Project 421 appear to have announced their breakup. In a lengthy post on their Facebook page on Sunday, singer/guitarist Blair Burch noted that "life has... been pulling us all in different directions" for the past year, "and it has come to a time where we must go our separate ways", also noting that he wants to "leave happy with what we've accomplished." The post also features his reflections on Project 421's run and accomplishments since debuting in late 2013, stating that "I would never change the last 4 years for anything", and he thanked bandmates, other local bands, promoters, and fans for making everything possible. Blair also recommended that fans follow Eclipse & Jack Spades for Daniel Horton & Chris Thompson's current projects, and hinted that he & guitarist Frank McGillivray "have ideas percolating, so you haven't seen the last of us."

This news is very surprising to hear, especially coming just three shows into their return from their winter/spring hiatus, but Project 421 had a solid run locally, and they made lots of fans with their old school covers and select originals! When your second-last show sees you open for Diamond Head, that's not a raw deal! It's a shame that their album plans never amounted to anything publically, but of course, hopefully Blair and Frank resurface in a new project when the time is right, so best of luck to them, Daniel, Chris, and other former members in the future!

Finally for today, here's a new video (of sorts) from Project 421's return show at The Canadian Nightclub in July, albeit of openers The Din, as uploaded to their Facebook page last month, and apologies for the three week delay in sharing this! The video is of a computer editing multi-camera footage from the alternative/hard rock trio's set in July, labelled as being done on at Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie, so it looks like The Din will get one more big feature on channel 10 at some point, possibly for an OnStage episode? The footage on-screen is of their song "35's The Limit", albeit amusingly sped up, so not much is given away from the concert yet! Just as a refresher, their set at this concert comprised of their entire final album "Suburban Dream" in order (sans "The Price You Pay"), with "Potato" closing the set as their encore. Check out this teaser video below, stay tuned for word on when the Shaw feature goes online, and remember, their final concert is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at LopLops! Perhaps they'll cover The Hip one more time?

That's all for today,but stay tuned for weekend concert previews on the site tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Theory Of A Deadman & Theatre Of Night), Plus New Sault Michigan Videos!!

As promised, here's an all-Sault Michigan post for your Tuesday afternoon reading, and within this post, we have some new video postings from the last while, and leading off, some big LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for in a couple of months. Here's what you should know!

Local classical metal project Theatre of Night have announced the first dates for their Christmas tour, and they will indeed hit Sault Ste. Marie for one show, as they'll make a rare local concert appearance on Saturday, December 16th at The Soo Theatre at 534 Ashmun Street! This was confirmed via a Reverbnation event posting shared on their Facebook page, while the tour will first hit Midlothian, Illinois (outside of Chicago) for two dates the previous weekend, so click here for details on those surprise out-of-state concerts. As per the Reverbnation listing, the Soo Theatre stop will be an ALL AGES licensed event, with a 7:00 PM start time, a $10 admission fee for adults, and a $5 for children, while half of all proceeds will go to the venue's Raise the Roof campaign to fund theatre renovations. Four and a half years since their last public concert, it's awesome to see Craig and Steve bring Theatre of Night back to a local stage, complete with a full backing band this time around!

We'll let you know more about the Christmas tour when it comes in, but with "Christmas Night" selections and new carols, this will be a seasonally heavy time in two months! Before we move on, a new preview video was shared from keyboardist Craig Harrison's personal Facebook page to the band's Facebook page two weeks ago, which just features a slideshow of recording computer photos with Snapchat-esque captions, and brief video footage of Craig playing "Silent Night" and some rehearsal jamming. Not a whole not new here, and despite what the video still implies, Craig doesn't speak to the camera, but it's another nice preview, so check it out below!

Next up, here's almost certainly the final major hard rock concert of 2017 in the area, as British Columbia hard rock/post-grunge quartet Theory of a Deadman will return to The Dreammakers Theatre at the Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino on Saturday, December 30th! As first announced on Scott & Brian in the Morning on Rock 101 on Monday, this will be the third local stop from these radio regulars at the Soo Kewadin, having previously headlined there in 2012 and 2015, and will see the band touring in support of their upcoming album "Wake Up Call". With hit songs like "Bad Girlfriend", "Lowlife", and their newest "Rx (Medicate)" in their repertoire, they should get another strong reaction from fans at year's end, even if some dislike the new album's softer sound, so keep this one in mind over the holidays! At press time, a potential opening band hasn't been announced, we'll let you know if one is confirmed.

Promoted by Allstar Promotions once again, this all ages concert at 7:00 PM will see tickets go on sale on Thursday (source here), and while I saw a reference online to $34.50 ticket prices, I can't 100% confirm that with a link at the moment, so check back at appropriate sources for final word. In any event, tickets will be available at this link, 1-800-KEWADIN, and at the in-person box office. Stay tuned for more updates on Theory of a Deadman's year-end show here as they roll in!

While we're on the subject of upcoming Dreammaker's Theater concerts from local favourites, Bret Michaels himself recorded a teaser video for his upcoming concert at the Soo Kewadin on November 25th! Posted by Kewadin's Facebook page to this show's event page two weeks ago, the 22 second video features the Poison frontman hyping up the Thanksgiving weekend concert, which will feature "three generations of us, celebrating and partying over the holidays". Short but sweet, and nice coverage for his sixth regional concert, so check it out below, and get your tickets A.S.A.P.!

Finally for today, here's the newest video postings to local music/record store Crooked Music's Facebook page from last week! One video just showcases guitars on sale on the wall for their Friday the 13th sale (13% off!), but the other features co-owner/Half Stupid alum Zac Crook testing out a new Stratocaster guitar with custom parts, even explaining it's setup to the viewer. Informative overall, while Zac also showcases some bluesy guitar work for good measure to bookend things, so give it a look below, and stop by Crooked Music on Ashmun Street for your musical needs!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes tomorrow on the Sault Metal Scene! Thanks everyone!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Raygun Cowboys Concert Preview, Plus New Ripcordz Concert Videos!!

A busy week is likely upon us at the SMS, so let's get things rolling with today's post, largely devoted to new videos from a big recent concert, but first, here's a concert preview for a Tuesday nighter that you punk fans will want to pay attention to!

We'll start with a special Tuesday night concert preview, as Edmonton psychobilly quintet The Raygun Cowboys will make their local concert debut TOMORROW NIGHT at The New American Pub! Occuring about midway through their Canadian tour in support of their new CD "The Cowboy Code", this punk-infused rockabilly outfit should rightfully please genre fans, especially with the very Misfits-influenced lead vocals, so if you can come out on a work/school night, don't bypass The Raygun Cowboys tomorrow! Local hard rock quartet Eclipse will open in their first public concert appearance in three months, which could serve as a preview of their upcoming "SSM of a Down" tribute set on Halloween weekend, so keep that angle in mind, just in case! They were announced to open back on Thursday via promoter J.D. Pearce on the Facebook event page, alongside local punk trio Stegadeth, but J.D. confirmed in a personal Facebook posting the following day that they can't play tomorrow due to a scheduling conflict.

At press time, a replacement for Stegadeth had not been publically confirmed, but if you're interesting in being a late fill-in, message J.D. at this link or above! A 9:00 PM start time is in place for tomorrow at The New A, while there is a $7 cover charge, and you must be 19 or older to attend. Visit the above links for more details on this psychobilly and hard rock fusion tomorrow night, and here's The Raygun Cowboys live!

Next up, here's some brand new videos from another recent concert attended by the very generous Christopher Paci, as he posted eight videos from the Ripcordz-headlined concert at The Rockstar Bar two weeks ago onto his YouTube channel last night! Just after we wrapped up our Dokken video coverage, Chris is back with more, which is always welcomed, so what do we have from him today? Well, six videos come from The Ripcordz' headlining set, filming the Montreal hardcore punk legends playing their songs "X", "Ghosts of Griffintown", "I See The Light", "Girl In The Pit", "Anarchy", and as embedded below, "Elvis Death Cult". While reasonably close to the stage, fans on the floor can get in the way of the band, and camera angles are often a little crooked. That said, the performances are predictably strong and attitude-infused, and fans of The Ripcordz should enjoy these videos, so give Chris' new uploads a look above & below!

Chris also filmed one video each of the local openers, including local punk/metal quintet Jack Spades playing a new song labelled as "Zenobyte", but given J.D.'s penchant for horror movie references, I'd guess it's actually spelled "Cenobite", referencing the Hellraiser book and movie series. In any event, the song fits in with their sonic catalog, and is lively and aggressive, though fans completely cover up Tony and Chris, even with a less crowded floor. Solid new track, so give Jack Spades' newest song a look below!

Finally, Chris filmed one video of the aforementioned Stegadeth during their opening set, playing what I believe to be their original "The Song Not Called 'The Wire'", which debuted back in April. Sung by guitarist Tiffany Stocco, the short song isn't bad, and has a familiar catchiness to it that fans will appreciate! Despite being filmed the furthest away of Chris' videos, the lack of fans on the floor actually makes up for the distance, so it's worth watching extra on that basis, and you can do so below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for an all-Sault Michigan post on the site tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Another Dokken/Firehouse Concert Video Showcase!!

Today's post is devoted to more videos from last month's Dokken-headlined concert at The Essar Center in Sault Ontario from two different sources, and we'll start the remainder of videos from Christopher Paci's YouTube channel! We originally featured his Love 'N Revenge videos in our first Dokken concert fallout post on Monday, in order to ensure that all three bands were covered there, but he did film the other two bands, despite a 3 day delay for videos from Dokken's set for one reason or another. Chris made the wait worth it though, with seven videos of the Los Angeles hair metal band being uploaded earlier this week, and they include their songs "In My Dreams", "Maddest Hatter", "Dream Warriors", "Breaking the Chains", "Into The Fire", "Don't Close Your Eyes", and as embedded below, "Alone Again".

Filmed from the front row or very close to it, Chris has a great angle with nice audio quality, but after hearing these, I agree that Don's voice isn't what it used to be. He can still carry a tune though, particularly on slower songs, and fans helped on the bigger hits! Give Chris' Dokken videos a look above and below, and kudos to Chris for all of his hard work!

Next up, Chris did film eight songs across six videos from South Carolina hard rock quartet Firehouse's preceding set, and they include "Don't Treat Me Bad", "Reach For The Sky", "When I Look Into Your Eyes", "Rock on the Radio", both "Shake & Tumble" & "All She Wrote", and as embedded below, both "Overnight Sensation" & "Love of a Lifetime". It's clear that Chris had some freedom to move on the floor, as certain Firehouse videos are much further from the stage than others, but this one is from a similar angle as his Dokken clips. Firehouse continue to retain their classic sound with visible energy, so fans will like these clips above & below also!

Today's remaining videos come from promoters Superior Entertainment's Facebook page from the days surrounding the concert, and while short and only focused on Firehouse, it's nice to see some more video footage! This clip is of 30 seconds from the end of "Shake & Tumble" and beginning of "All She Wrote", so it's nothing that we haven't already seen from Chris Paci, but the audio sounds pretty good, and the camera is mounted at a good angle, so check it out below!

Finally, this 17 second clip of the members of Firehouse (sans frontman C.J. Snare) went online the day before the concert, and it just serves as a pre-show commercial. Nice to get some direct hype, especially considering that they were already here in the Soo when it was shot, so give it a belated look below, and apologies for missing it at the time!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post on the site tomorrow! Thanks everyone!