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Thrashers bring a little surf to Lethbridge

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Winnipeg surf-punk trio the Thrashers are always a pleasure to hear. They are all about fun, unfortunately they didn’t have a lot of people out at Studio 54, Nov. 15. They had approximately 70 people there to see a solid show which included performances by the Escorts, local band Comic Charley and the Ruby Plumes, who closed off the show.

 The Thrashers played aThe Escorts help the Thrashers sing ‘Shark Attack.’ Photo by Richard Ameryn energetic, hot,  sweaty surf punk, including new songs, songs from their most recent EP “Ramp Locals” and older songs, plus a few choice covers like Yakkety Yak. There were plenty of frenetic, twangy single note melodies and an unstoppable rolling drum rhythm.

Their instrumentals sounded like a blend of Dick Dale and Shadowy Men From a  Shadowy Planet, while their vocals sounded like a mix of the Dickies and the Beastie Boys.

 One of my many favourites was ‘We Hate This’ from their latest EP. As was ‘Kinkies, Betties and Beer.’
‘Sea Monster’ was  a highlight and they brought up a couple members of  the Escorts to scream along with the chorus of the catchy ‘Shark Attack.’

 They ended up with a blisteringly fast ‘Beach Party.’
 Cosmic Charley played a strong set of funk tinged original rock. It seemed a little more straight ahead rock then previous shows.
 They played a few new songs as well a some old favourites.
 I missed sets by  the Escorts who opened the show and the Ruby Plumes’ closing set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:39 )  
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