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High octane punk from Durban Poison and Stressed Out

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 I love a good punk show, so the Stressed Out/ Durban Poison show at the Slice was just the ticket, Aug. 29.Durban Poison’s MAttie Corvette does her best Pete Townshend impersonation. Photo by Richard Amery

 Stressed Out, who are going on an indefinite hiatus, went out in style with a typically chaotic set of high energy, old school punk music.

The lead singer bounded through the crowd and rolled on the stage as he howled songs about pizza, living with parents, killing cops, school shootings and being stressed out in general.

They blasted through about 30 songs drenched in sweat and three chord buzz-saw punk energy in about as many minutes before calling it quits.

 Victoria’s Durban Poison continued in the vein. There’s is nothing more hot than a woman who can rock. Durban Poison had two — Mattie Corvette on guitar and lead vocals and drummer Steph Shaker. Stressed Out went out with a bang, Aug. 29. Photo by Richard Amery
 They played high energy, old school Ramones and ’70s Vancouver three chord punk with lots of energy and catchy choruses.

They  sounded similar to Victoria punk veterans the Dishrags and little like Lethbridge born Fist City with just a touch of Die Mannequin. They wore their Ramones influences on their shirts as they played their song “I Want To Go To A Ramones Show.”

They even included the Ramones ‘Gabba Gabba Hey” chant into one of their songs.
Their bassist even wore a CKXU short from the University of Lethbridge community radio station.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:06 )  
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