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Solhounds play loud show of exceptional heavy, groove laden rock

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I didn’t get to many shows this week, well, there weren’t many anyway, but I was pleased to have caught Winnipeg grunge/metal band the Solhounds at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 30.The Solhounds rocking Lethbridge for the first time, March 30. Photo by Richard Amery
 But I wanted to check them out because former Go For the Eyes singer/ keyboardist Elise Roller was singing lead vocals  for them. I wish I’d taken her advice and brought earplugs along, because they were loud. Very loud and bass heavy.

 I missed Go For the Eyes guitarist Jeff Turner and drummer Nate’s new project, but I arrived in time to see the Solhounds.
 Elise Roller, dressed in a flowing black lace cape, writhed like a possessed Stevie Nicks while sounding like Courtney Love singing with Pearl Jam, except with a touch more soul and a lot more vocal range. She also had a touch of  the Runaways in her sound.

 They had a massive bass groove and crunchy, beefy guitar riffs and very few solos, though the odd guitar solo did give them a Pearl Jam feel.
 Their music ranged from slower, sludgy numbers with a huge bass groove, to more straight ahead, punk infused songs.
In addition to big riffs, they also added wah wah pedal to both the bass and guitar.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:17 )  
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