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CKXU caps off FUNdrive by going grunge

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Local university/ community radio station CKXU capped off a week’s worth of FUN drive themed events by going grunge, Nov. 4 at the Slice.
 A variety of bands took the stage to put their own stamp on  grunge and alternative rock hits beginning with  Aaron Trozzo rolling across the stage  during CKXU’s “Louder Than Love,” Nov. 4. Photo by Richard AmerySpewing Forth, who delivered an upbeat set including Sonic Youth’s “Schizophrenia,” a couple Nirvana covers, some Pixies, a Foo Fighters song as well as Radiohead’s “Creep.”

Aaron Trozzo adds some vocals to Spewing Forth’s set. Photo by Richard AmeryThey were followed by Aaron Trozzo, Tyson Wiebe, Jeff Orriss and Jon Vornbrock who took the grunge costume party theme to heart and dressed the part.

Trozzo looked like Kurt Cobain in a striped shirt and blond wig while Wiebe actually looked like Dave Grohl in his long black wig.

Trozzo played solos and rolled over the stage then switched places with Vorbrock behind the drum kit.

They played an assortment of ’90s standards including Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” and Stone Temple Pilots’ “Big Bang Baby” as well as snuck in Weezer’s the Sweater Song.”

Plaiditude, featuring Aaron Trozzo, Nicole Hembroff on violin and Silvana Campus on bass and vocals, took the whole reinterpreting grunge to cool new levels with the trio, and  Jon Vornbrock adding drums on one song.

The violin added a whole new string to Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” and a variety of others from the likes of the Lemonheads and others. FUNDrive raised  over $10,597.35 this year to help keep Lethbridge’s true alternative going strong throughout the year

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:06 )  
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