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Go For the Eyes and Indigo Joseph play eclectic rock

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 It is always great to see Calgary band  Go For the Eyes play Lethbridge.Elise Roller of Go For the Eyes belts out original music. Photo By Richard Amery
 So their Oct. 8 show at the Slice with Indigo Joseph was awesome as always with lots of variety and a lot of people especially for a Wednesday night.
 Lead singer  Elise Roller showed off her phenomenal voice, singing lead vocals and playing  beautiful organ.

 They began their set with a newer, unreleased garage rock style song “ Better With Age,” and  took off from there, exploring elements of  funk, big riffed rock, a touch of jazz and lots of pop. They had a massive groove and  balanced rockers with  lovely, powerful jazz influenced numbers like “Drinking With the Devil.”

It was the last show with their drummer, Nathan Raboud, so the band stepped back and let him show of his skills in a catchy jazzy drum solo. Jeff Turner joined him on stage to add some tasteful solos. Next week at the Owl will be without Elise Roller’s powerful pipes and with a brand new drummer they are testing out.

 If Go For The Eyes  showed variety, Regina's Indigo  Joseph showed a whole lot more.

Go For the Eyes jamming with Indigo Joseph. Photo by Richard Amery

 True to their word in last week’s interview they didn’t play the same song twice, playing everything from upbeat synth pop to Kinks style ’60s rock and roll. Some of the more catchy garage rock influenced numbers were sung in French and appear on their new CD “Collage.”

  Colibri was a highlight of these as was “Oiseau Mort.”

 They sounded like a blend of Ween and Cake. The band members switched instruments, lead vocalists and microphones pretty much  every song leading to a completely different sound and voice for each song.

 They played much of their most recent CD “Collage ” as well as their  previous EP including the set ending punkish  highlight “ Honeybee.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:09 )  
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