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Adequate bring the funk and the fun with ’70s inspired rock

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Things got a little funky at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, Aug. 26. Adequate guitarist Josh Thorlakson at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug. 26. Photo by Richard Amery

While just I missed Calgary’s “Well Mannered Thieves,” I was in time for another fun set of ’70s R and B, disco and funk from local trio Adequate who have delved even further into the ’70s by adding synth bass and keyboards played by Scott Mezei, who had just got off stage from the last performance of Barn Dance with New West theatre. Guitarist/ vocalist Josh Thorlakson added a talk box to his guitar to add just a little extra ’70s  fun.

They also added more psychedelic ’70s lights to enhance the greasy air of Studio 54 debauchery.

 Drummer Keenan Pezderic, hit those castrati high vocal notes on a number of songs in the set which they began with a medley which included “Shaft (with Pezderic adding Scott’s name in the place of Shaft) and the fresh prince of Bel Aire theme song, so you knew the night was going to be a lot of fun.

They played plenty of disco hits like “Brick House”, some rare Rick  James  and a sexy version of Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time.”
 They also added a new Josh Thorlakson original called “Get the Funk Outta My House.”

—by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 September 2017 15:57 )  
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