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The Pack AD show duos how to do it

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The Pack A.D showed a pack of duos how to do a duo right, Monday (Nov. 10) at Henotic.Becky Black and Maya Miller of the Pack AD. Photo By Richard Amery
Not that that’s a dis on any of them but Vancouver’s favourite garage rock/blues influenced  duo showed several local duos how it’s done.
 I missed Austria but caught the end of Amelia Earhart’s loud and energetic set of bass and drums powered rock. Drummer James Stewart sang superbly while bassist  Ryan Grieve played some intricate fuzzed out, ear blistering bass lines.
Smoke Stack Jacks were fun as always with deadly detuned slide guitar from Dave Bullied and thunderous drumming from Geoff McDonald got the crowd of about 100 warmed up
 But the PaAck AD, on the third  last date of an endless tour, took things to a whole different level.
 Guitarist Becky Black bounded all over the stage, black hair flying everywhere, while singing like Janis Jopin’s ghost was possessing her soul as she played some gnarly leads and rhythms.
 the Pack AD had the crowd bopping. Photo By Richard AmeryDrummer Maya Miller pounded the skins like her kit had done her a wrong. Together they played in perfect synch like an eight limbed  blues rocking beast, sharing a single brain, kicking  some ass, taking names and out for blood. The band had IT and the crowd knew it as they bounced in front of the stage and danced on tables. Maya and Becky spoke briefly to the crowd, only to speak of the tour and  introduce some “brand spanking new” songs.
 They were excellent.
— By Richard Amery L.A. Beat Editor
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