Oct 5, 2013 / 7:00 pm
All right kids!...it is that time of year…the beginning of the harvest of Rock Artists releasing new material! October, better known as Rocktober is the start of the period that most releases are unleashed to the music loving population. This year the crop seems to be bigger…with releases stretching in to November and December as well! Here are just a few to keep your eye on:
For the month of October, we can expect: Ugly Kid Joe with “Stairway To Hell”,
Eden’s Curse with “Symphony Of Sin”, and Def Leppard with “Viva: Hysteria”, a beautiful CD/DVD package!
Continuing…look for Ted Nugent’s “Ultralive Ballistic Rock”! And Europe with their “Live At Sweden Rock” release. Last week we looked at Seventh Key, a very important group founded by Mike Slamer of City Boy and Billy Greer of Kansas. Their new album can be found in stores in November, “I Will Survive” will be on shelves November 4th, as well as Place Vendome’s “Thunder In The Distance”.
Stryper’s brand new studio album will also hit the streets…”No More Hell To Pay” a long awaited collection of inspired messages!
Two groups that enjoy a small but loyal following in North America are also set to release some significant packages: Nightwish, with their double DVD/Bluray package-“Showtime-Storytime”!
Royal Hunt will also release their much anticipated new album: “A Lie To Die For”! Royal Hunt commands legions of followers all across the globe. This being their 12th release, is a full musical concept affair. Complete with orchestra and choir, “A Lie To Die For” will most certainly become the Epic release of 2013! DC Cooper, the U.S. born vocalist is back with the group, of course Royal hunt are known for their progressive metal explorations, but this year’s effort goes far beyond anything we have heard in the past! Andre Andersen has outdone himself with the compositions heard on this album! A very strong album; lyrically as well as musically…”A Lie To Die For” is one to get, and should be in stores by December!
Final Frontier…a progressive melodic rock group, whom hail from Ontario are scheduled to release new material before year’s end. The group are sought after in Europe and Asia, and are more than worthy of seeking out…look for any release from this five piece, and you will not be disappointed!
We will talk more about this extraordinary month of music next weekend, meanwhile enjoy these two videos from Y&T and Pretty Maids!!
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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:
The Blue Gator: Rann Berry & the Random Act: Friday Oct. 4th & Oct. 5th Zamboni Brothers: Oct. 10th 11th, 12th Pappa Dawg: Oct. 16th Orio: Oct. 17th Young ‘Uns: Oct.18th & 19th
Creekside Pub & Grill: Wheelhouse: Friday Oct. 4th
Doc Willoughby’s: Authority Zero: October 1st Devon Coyote: Friday Oct. 4th The Brains with Special Guests: October 26th
The Habitat: Wild Son/Paperboy/Honest Woods: Thursday-Oct. 10th
The Minstrel Café: Laila Biali: Friday Oct. 4th The Lion-The Bear-The Fox: Tuesday Oct. 8th John Lee Sanders Band: October 10th Tom Wilson: Wednesday Oct. 16th Blue City Trio: Oct. 18th Pappa Dawg Blues Band: Oct. 19th
O’Flannigan’s Pub: Radio Lifeline: Oct. 4th & 5th Wild Son: Oct. 11th
Streaming Café: Wild Son: October 25th The Archers: October 26th
Village Green Hotel (Vernon): Sunday night Jams—beginning Oct. 6th
Prospera Place: Dixie Chicks: October 27th
South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton): Loretta Lynn: October 10th Matthew Good: November 22nd The Band Perry: January 9th-2014
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre: Colin James: October 16th Great Big Sea: October 23rd
…if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at: [email protected] and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....
Read more Under the Lights articles
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- Theocracy: A Spiritual Revival Nov 22
- A History Lesson In Rock Nov 15
- The Year For Fear Nov 8
- The Harvest Continues Oct 18
- Silent Rage No More Oct 11
- Roctober 13 Oct 5
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