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Lots of excellent local rock with Outrun the Arrow and Scotch Whiskey Limousine

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I haven’t seen local hard rock band Outrun the Arrow in a while, so I was pleased to have been able to catch the first part of their opening set Friday, Aug. 18 at the Slice.Bridgette and Richard Yarwood of Outrun the Arrow at the Slice, Aug. 18. Photo by Richard Amery
 They had a good crowd on hand to excited to hear them plus Calgary based guitar and drum duo Chans and local rock band Scotch Whiskey Limosine, who I also haven’t seen for a few months.

Tony and Tommy Chan of the Chans, Aug. 18 at the Slice. Photo by Richard Amery
As usual Outrun the Arrow were powered by the powerhouse vocals of Bridgette Yarwood and the jagged guitar riffs of  her big brother Richard and the rock steady rhythm section of little brother Brendon and bassist Brian Kostersky.

 Bridgette Yarwood scampered  all over the stage howling tortured multi-octave vocals into her microphone whilst grinning and chatting with the enthusiastic audience, who started a mini-mosh pit in front of the stage.

They played  a variety of old songs like “Passion for Power,” and their new single “ The Middle” as well as newer songs.

 They were called back for an encore of  Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” as she got some of the more enthusiastic audience members to howl the chorus into the microphone with her.

Chans, aka guitarist/vocalist Tony Chan and drummer/ vocalist Tommy Chan, played more  of an intense ambient indie rock, reflecting the sound of a heavier Radiohead.

Scotch Whiskey Lmousine at the Slice, Aug. 18 . Photo by Richard Amery Scotch Whisky Limousine always entertain. They played a set of original blues based rock an roll with plenty of guitar, a relentless rhythm  and a whole lot of fun.

They even added a couple keyboards and saxophone solos and had a big, deep fried Texas sound along the lines of Kenny Wayne Sheppard and the Arc Angels with a touch of Danko Jones’ fun loving rock and roll party sound.
 Their upbeat set  got the enthusiastic grown in the mood to party.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
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