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Moths and Locusts get a little loud with Buzzard and Supervoid

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The Slice rocked with a dedicated core of metalheads and Turbojugends there, July 21 to take in local alternative rock trio the Supervoid and Victoria stoner rock bands Buzzard and Moths and Locusts.

Buzzard play the Slice, July 21. Photo by Richard Amery
The Supervoid put on their usual strong set of Smashing Pumpkins/ Foo Fighters inspired ’90s alternative rock, playing several song s from their new CD Infinite Plus one. They started the show around 10 .m. for approximately 25 people.

 Buzzard was a joy to behold for fans of big, sludgy, detuned , riff heavy stoner rock.
The trio (Christian Head, Devon O'Brien, Dane Loucks) played a set of heavy, low, detuned, menacing, stoner rock heavily drawing from the wells of Black Sabbath with a touch of Motorhead and a touch of the experimental metal of the Smalls and the driving force of Monster Truck.

There were plenty of big, heavy, sludgy riffs set off by bluesy guitar solos, mid song tempo changes, which the band played effortlessly. Among the highlights was [Carrion,” one of the more uptempo tracks as was a big jam on  “Red Sky/ Yappin’”

It was getting late, so I could only stay for a few songs from Locusts and Moths, who played Bigwood last year.

 While Buzzard was all about slow, heavy , punishing riffs, Locusts and Moths (Angus Barter – Guitar - Dave Bean – Drums, vocals    Mike Breen – Guitar - Dave Read – Bass guitar ) were all about white noise, weird noises, whooshing guitar effects and volume.

 One guitarist  broke a string, so  Buzzard’s guitarist lent him his white Gibson SG, which had to be retuned while bassist Dave Read and Dave bean drummer soloed together. Bean howled the lead vocals from behind his kit.Moths and Locusts playing the Slice, July 21. Photo by Richard Amery

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:12 )  
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