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Terra gives a taste of the Electric Eye music festival

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Lethbridge caught a taste of  the music to be featured at the Electric Eye Music Festival, taking place May 10 at six different venues, with a special fundraising show at the slice, Saturday, April 5.Medicine Hat band Terra played Lethbridge, April 5. Photo by Richard Amery

 While I missed Chief Mountain and Birch Bark and couldn’t stick around for the Ruby Plumes, who ended the show, I was glad to have caught Medicine Hat based noise rock trio Terra who will be one of the 30 bands performing at the festival.

 They featured a lot of delay drenched vocals and guitar and you could tell they listen to a lot of Pixies.
 They played an intense and outstanding set with a super tight rhythm, solid bass groove and lots of noises and energy. They had most of the good sized crowd clustered in front of the stage.

Electric Eye music festival mascot Michael Bolt-On. Photo by Richard Amery
 They ended  with something you don’t see every day in Lethbridge — with the bassist smashing his bass on the stage.
After that adrenaline rush The  Electric Eye mascot Michael Bolt-on — a one eyed alien in a boxing outfit appeared on stage to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger” to draw for assorted prizes.

The Electric Eye festival will take place at The Slice Bar and Grill, Owl Acoustic Lounge, Telegraph Tap House, Blueprint Records, SAAG and  Army Navy Air Force Hall with 30 of the weirdest delay drenched garage rock, punk and psychedelic noise rock bands scheduled to perform, Saturday, May 10.
 Admission is by donation thanks to several generous sponsors.

 So far the bands schedule to play include a variety of local acts including  Advertisement, Clockwork Towns, Fox Eyes, Brenna Lowrie, Jesse Northey, Lustre Creame, Open Channels, the Palmers, Robotoroboros, the Ruby Plumes and the Yeah Dads plus Edmonton bands Nolan  Bossert, Boosh (and/ or ka-kow), the Lad Mags, the Betrayers and Bonspiel plus  Calgary bands Outlaws of Ravenhurst, Hag Face, Barnaby Bennett, Feel Alright, Fist City plus An Ant and an Atom.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:16 )  
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