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Dany Laj and the Looks rock a Tuesday with the Dirti Speshuls

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 A very cool Tuesday rock show drew decent crowd on an off night to the Slice, March 7.

 While I missed a hot opening set from local alternative rockers Fox Eyes, I was just in time for Montreal’s  Dany Laj and the Looks.

Dany Laj and the Looks rock a Tuesday. Photo by Richard Amery
 They played scrappy ’60s style garage rock to begin a tight set of songs mostly from their new CD “Alive & Kicking.”

They switched into a more ’90s power pop mode, with plenty of crunchy, catchy jangling upbeat guitar which reminded me a little of Sloan, a touch of the Replacements , a tad Tom Petty and more modern bands like the Dudes, especially due to Dany Laj’s voice which was eerily reminiscent of the High Kicks/The Dudes’ Danny Vacon.

 Bassist Jeanette Dowling played with a lot of groove, laying down some catchy bass licks.

It is great to see local hard rock/ power pop band the Dirti Speshuls playing more often. They closed off a Tuesday night with some energetic ’90s style power pop music along the lines of Treble Charger.

They opened with a couple of up tempo rockers from their debut CD.The Dirti Speshuls’ Todd Carter at the Slice, March 7. photo by Richard Amery
They moved on to some newer material featuring plenty of crunchy guitar and a relentless rhythm plus some melodic solos.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:39 )  
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