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River Jacks sail on back to Lethbridge with new Cd

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Punk shows at the Moose Hall are my favourite  sign of Spring. Alex Currie and Deathbridge rang in Spring , Wednesday, May 3 with some most excellent Celtic punk courtesy of Calgary’s River Jacks,  who kicked off a tour in LethbriRiver Jacks returned to Lethbridge, May 3. Photo by Richard Amerydge in support of their brand new CD “Strange Adventure.”

They played a short, sweet set of upbeat, quick tempo songs powered by some deadly accordion, which made me wonder why all punk bands don’t have an accordion player.
 It gave them a great, perky sound reminiscent of the Mahones and Dropkick Murphys. So there was plenty of raucous gang vocals and slashing guitar riffs.

 They played pretty much all of their new CD and some crowd favourites, which had the audience of almost 30 shouting along.

I missed an opening set from Chief Mountain, but arrived in time for a long awaited  set of drinking inspired punk from local trio the Scallywags. they sounded pretty good, considering they haven’t practiced (not even Skype practiced according to their guitarist/ vocalist) in a long time.

They played an exuberant set of fun punk with plenty of gang vocals and loud guitar.Thw Scallywags opening for the River Jacks. Photo by Richard Amery

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:09 )  
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