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Punk culture and metal mid-week at Inferno

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Thursday was all right for a night of vintage punk culture.

 Vancouver based punk author Chris Walter was at Inferno, June 11 to promote his new book  “ Under The Cult The Real McKenzies ExposeTanessa Von Meisel of Perception of Pain, June 11. Photo by Richard Ameryd.”

 The Winnipeg born Walter has written books about Canadian punk icons  SNFU, The Dayglo Abortions, Personality Crisis and several punk culture inspired novels.

Lock N’ Load at Inferno, June 11, 2015. photo by Richard Amery
 Bob Scallywag began the night with a  set of energetic acoustic punk music after which Walter did a reading from his new book and cut it short after being  interrupted.

 He made way For Hugh River/ Okotoks/ Calgary  female metal trip Perception of Pain who showed girls can rock as hard as the boys.

They played a decent set of punk mixed with metal but with more punk. Their new bassist  Zoë Grace-Ann added a basic but driving rhythm to Tanessa Von Meisel’s guitar and Colleen Spunk’s thundering drums.
 Spence and Von Von Meisel’s vocals were lost in a wall of sound.

 They sounded like a mix of Kittie, Joan Jett and the Plasmatics especially on their song “Hate for the World.”

ThereBob Scallywag playing acoustic punk, June 11, 2015. Photo by Richard Amery were no solos but lots of punk intensity. They will be back in Lethbridge at Inferno, June 25 with Toronto garage punk duo Artificial Dissemination.

 I hadn’t seen Lethbridge classic style metal band Lock N’ Load for a few years, so it was nice to see them back. They have been playing a lot more over the past month and have  been practicing.

 They had plenty of  Metallica style riffs and hot guitar solos with a driving bass and drums.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:37 )  
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