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Tallest to Shortest and Dirti Speshuls focus on new music

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Edmonton rockers Tallest to Shortest are always a blast when they visit Lethbridge. At times it seems like their Lethbridge shows are jinxed. I missed the last one, and the previous two were cancelled to illness and a car accident Tallest to Shortest’s Sean Brewer. Photo by Richard Ameryrespectively, so I made a point of catching  them, Oct. 13 at the Slice.

 They play a unique brand of blues based riff rock, with a touch of funk and reggae and a whole lot of fun.
Trimmed down local power pop/ alternative rock band, the Dirti Speshuls featuring guitarist / vocalist Jon Vornbrock, frontman Todd Carter, bassist Rick Beres and the relentless rhythm of drummer Dean Wilson, played a solid set of catchy ’90s rock inspired by bands like Treble Charger, of mostly new material, which made me look forward to a new CD from them.
 Todd Carter of the Dirti Speshuls, Oct. 13. Photo by Richard AmeryThey ended their set with a cover of the Hives’  “(Hate To Say I Told you So) Because I Wanna.”

 Tallest to Shortest also focused on newer songs, but included one of my favourites “Tomato, Tomaato.”

They also played newer, more experimental songs that reminded me of Devo. Their music ran the gamut of groovy guitar rock, quirky funk and reggae and a touch of pop. But it was mostly all about uptempo, loud, guitar driven rock. One of their more quirky highlights was “Your Mattress and Me.”

 They wound down their set with a great cover of the Cars’ “Just What I Needed.”

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 October 2017 07:44 )  
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