Saturday, November 7, 2015

Recording: Explorer feat. Matty Dee

Artist: Explorer feat. Matty Dee

Song: Under My Wheels [Alice Cooper cover]

Recorded at Lee's Palace (DEATH TO T.O. V), October 30, 2015.

Explorer feat. Matty Dee - Under My Wheels

For its massive fifth year of Hallowe'en covers, DEATH TO T.O. upsized from its home at The Silver Dollar/Comfort Zone to Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave. That allowed it to keep its sprawling two-stage upstairs/downstairs dynamic even as it accommodated a bigger crowd than ever. Besides curating no fewer than seventeen (!) short sets, Dan Burke and Elliot Jones also kept things running on schedule, with one set starting quite crisply as the one on the other stage ended for nearly the whole night. And as always, the bands put in a lot of work — not just musically, but a lot of the time in trying to capture the look and mannerisms of the band they were covering.

Alex Gray was totally on point fronting this re-creation of the classic Alice Cooper band, eyes caked with black make-up as he stalked the stage while Matty Dee tore off the guitar parts. Changing into a straight-jacket and everything, the only touch missing was throwing a live chicken to the rabid Toronto crowd — which is probably for the best.

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