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Good crowd loves Girls, Girls , Girls and local punk bands

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London, England based rock band Girls, Girls, Girls, returned to the the Slice, Sept. 29 and this time had a good sized crowd, though some of that may have been due to a strong supporting cast of local punk and alternative bands. Either way, they made a lot of new fans, despite not taking the stage until past midnight.

 A new guitar/ drums duo Girls, Girls, Girls playing an energetic show. Photo by Richard AmeryMilwaulkeetalkie were up first with an uptempo set of garage/ punk with quirky lyrics.

 I’d never seen Stressed Out before. The last time they played the lead singer dislocated his shoulder, but finished the set before being taken to the hospital. There was nothing like that this time, though he was still leaping all over the place and jumping into the crowd. The band, including Joel Butler on guitar, played a tight set of fun old school punk in the vein of the Angry Samoans mixed with more modern geek punk bands like the BCASA and locally, the Sophmore Jakes, except with a harder edge. 

They sang about eating pizza, school shootings, killing hippies and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among other things.Stressed Out playing the Slice. Photo by Richard Amery

 A stripped down, lean and mean punk/ rock trio One False Move were up next with a solid set of sleazy, nasty Nashville Pussy -style rock thanks to bassist/ singer Tyler Brownfield. They even played a song they wrote about Joey Ramone, which was pretty awesome.

 Thankfully most of the audience stuck it out to the end for Girls, Girls, Girls, who have never had very large audiences in Lethbridge. They killed it this time with a fast paced set of uptempo rock and roll which sounded like Radiohead meets the Clash possessed by the ghosts of dead gypsies and carnival freaks. Several members of the audience compared them to Gogol Bordello.

 The amped up bass, drums, and guitar trio had a heap of energy, bouncing around the stage and howling through a set which included much of their upcoming CD.

 It was a set few will forget, which hopefully translates to an even bigger crowd next time they come to town.

— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:04 )  
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