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Die Mannequin rocks no-holds-barred show

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Die Mannequin came to rock in a no-holds barred, crazy show at Average Joes, Tuesday, May 22.Die Mannequin’s Care Failure. Photo By Richard Amery

They only had about  80 people in the audience, which wasn’t bad for a Tuesday after a long weekend, but those who were there were really into the show.

Almost as much as Die Mannequin band leader Care Failure, who thrashed away on her battered, taped up Gibson SG, jumped all over the stage, into the frothing audience, onto a table, where she sang a few verses and back into the audience before jumping back on stage and grabbing guitar again all the while howling vocals  sounding like a mix between Hole and  Evanescence.

Care Failure, dressed in a T-shirt and torn black fishnet stockings looked like she would stomp anyone who would look at her sideways, her blond streaked, raven coloured hair flying all over the place off her wildly bobbing head.

She fit right in with the Deathbridge Derby Dames, roller skating through the audience.

Die Mannequin’s Care Failure. Photo By Richard Amery
 The band kept step  supplying ear-bleeding, blistering detuned riffs and thunderous rhythms.

She gave a shout-out to opening act, Lethbridge’s own Phantom Creeps, shouting “Finally  an opening band who can rock too.,” before giving cudos to the Deary Beloved, who were second on the bill for the late starting show.

Die Mannequin’s Care Failure. Photo By Richard Amery
 I was impressed with Dearly Beloved’s more laid back set. It featured classic rock tinged, upbeat punk style riffing,  and plenty of long  extended, jamming solos. They were paired with pint sized dervish Niva Chow and bassist/ vocalist Rob Higgins, who traded lead vocals.

 Higgins played some impressively wild bass and jumped into the audience with his bass and microphone  for a couple numbers as the crowd jumped around him. Chow leaped  onto the dance floor with him then back on stage. They dedicated the hook filled “Rugged Casual Sport” out to Die Mannequin.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 May 2012 10:21 )  
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