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The Mohrs and High Kicks celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with loud rock and roll

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As expected the Slice was packed for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17  on a pleasant Tuesday night. Toronto power pop/ rock and roll band the Mohrs.

The Mohrs’ lead singer Jackie Mohr. Photo by Richard AmeryLead singer Jackie Mohr’s powerhouse pipes had a crowd of approximately 100 screaming for more by the end of their opening set.

Her huge, gravelly voice sounded like a blend of a more rocking Serena Ryder mixed with a whole lot of Canadian classic rock along the lines of the Headpins and Toronto.

 Their dual guitar powered music was a wall of riffs and layers of sound which had more in common with ’90s alternative rock with a touch of grunge.High Kicks’ Dan Vacon. Photo by Richard Amery

In addition to high energy, loud, exciting passionate originals, their new single and a catchy song called “Youth” they added a rocked up cover of Pagliaro’s “What the Hell  I Got (I Don’t Want to be Lonely.)”

 They had the crowd whooping and hollering with their choruses and dancing by the end of their set.
 But it was time for bass and drums dynamic duo Highkicks.

 If the Mohrs were loud (and they were), Highkicks made them sound as quiet as a chamber music quartet.

 Dan Vacon belted out jokes and lyrics in his massive bluesy voice which had a whole lot of soul to it while crunching away on his deafening bass.

 Drummer Matt Doherty thundered away behind the kit, shaking the walls of the building.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:53 )  
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