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The Suburbanite
  • On the Beat: Auricle’s Nick Brewer to tour Europe with metalcore band

  • A co-owner of downtown Canton concert club The Auricle — and a husband and father of two — Nick Brewer is about to embark on a large rock ’n’ roll adventure.

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  • A co-owner of downtown Canton concert club The Auricle — and a husband and father of two — Nick Brewer is about to embark on a large rock ’n’ roll adventure.
    On Wednesday, he will fly to Europe for a 15-date concert tour as bass player for the metalcore band Inhale Exhale. Interestingly, Brewer was the very first drummer — a short-lived position — for Inhale Exhale in 2005.
    “Their current bass player wasn’t working out, and they needed someone with a passport to play with them in Europe,” Brewer said. “I happened to have a passport plus I’m best friends with the guys, so it just happened to work out.”
    First, Brewer needed to clear the trip with his wife, Monica, who would be left at home with the kids, ages 2 and 4, for three and a half weeks. “She was super supportive. She knew it was a good opportunity I shouldn’t pass up,” he said. “That’s why I married that woman — she loves the things I love. As a musician, going to Europe is definitely on my bucket list!”
    Crucial point: Grandparents are helping with baby-sitting in Brewer’s absence.
    In Europe, “we’re kinda playing all over — Germany, Holland, the Ukraine. We’re co-headlining with a band called Spoken,” said Brewer. “We’re playing a huge festival in Germany called Rock Without Limits. A lot of bands fly over just to do that festival.”
    Tonight, Inhale Exhale (featuring Brewer) will appear in concert at The Auricle in a show to celebrate the release of a new album titled “Movement.” The 8 p.m. show also will include performances by A Call to Ride and Oh Tear the Veil. Admission is $12. The first 75 people through the door, at 601 Cleveland Ave. NW, will receive the Inhale Exhale CD.
    ‘IDOL’ FINALIST
    Country singer Chase Likens, who was a top-24 finalist on last season’s “American Idol,” will be the star attraction at the Bayard Grange’s upcoming “Tri-County Opry” show.
    Likens, who is 21 and hails from Point Pleasant, W.Va., impressed the “Idol” judges with his rendition of “Storm Warning” by Hunter Hayes. Five other vocalists will perform, including former Nashville recording act Jill Jordan Burke and country gospel singer Linda Weber.
    The “Opry” show will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the West Community Center on Route 30 in East Rochester. Admission is $9 for ages 10 and older, free for 9 and younger.
    The kitchen will open at 6 p.m. for soup, sandwiches and pie homemade by grange members.
    SOUNDS PROMISING
    A new film version of the Louisiana beauty-parlor saga “Steel Magnolias” will premiere at 9 p.m. Sunday on the Lifetime Network. The entirely African-American cast includes Queen Latifah (M’Lynn), Phylicia Rashad (Clairee), Alfre Woodard (Ouiser) and Jill Scott (Truvee).
    Page 2 of 2 - In related news, the Players Guild Theatre will present “Steel Magnolias” next year — April 12 through April 28 — with Craig Joseph directing.