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Matadors try out new music at Moose Hall

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London, Ontario horrorbilly / “Lucifarian gospel” band The Matadors always equal a good time. They had their best Lethbridge turnout yet at the Moose hall, June 28.

The matador's Hooch parkins and the devil at the Moose Hall, June. 28. Photo by Richard Amery
 I caught most of their supremely tight set, which focused on newer material as well as a lot of slower material.

 One of their new songs was  a straight ahead punk song while another was a genuine ’50s style ballad.

 They also threw in some upbeat rockabilly and highlights including “Teenage Sluts” all powered by frontman, Hooch Parkins’s hot guitar playing as a devil figure clad in red and black cloak hovered over him. Other than that there wasn’t much  to do with the devil in their set, which was all about hot guitar playing, thumping upright bass and unstoppable drums.

 A couple fans were calling out “Liquor Store,” which appeared to confuse Parkins, who, by the end of the show,  told his band mates he figured out they meant one of their older songs  “Drinking and Driving.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 July 2017 22:53 )  
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