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One Bad Son “Made To Rock and Roll” on a Sunday night

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 One Bad Son are always a lot of fun, and now with their new hit album “Made in the Name of Rock and Roll” on the charts, it was no surprise Average Joes was packed even on a Sunday, for their superb Oct. 29 show.One Bad son playing an impressive show at Average joes, Oct. 29. Photo by Richard Amery
 Opening act Whale and the Wolf played a solid set of contemporary , modern rock while Megan Rae Norris showed some impressive lighted hula hooping moves in front of the stage.

One Bad Son played a solid set of familiar hits which showcased their new bassist Steve Adams and which had their many fans, now gathered in front of the stage, singing along.

 Frontman Shane Volk showed an impressive set of pipes as usual, screaming and howling like “ It Ain’t Right and “Retribution Blues.”
 Their huge cover of the Talking heads’ “ Psycho Killer,” is a steadfast highlight which came midway through the set
 They added a great cover of Soundgarden’s “ Spoonman,” as Volk hit those high octave Chris Cornell notes pretty close.

Megan Rae Norris hula hooping to Whale and the Wolf. Photo by Richard Amery They also played a lot of the new CD, showing their heavier side with Adam Hicks‘ huge, guitar riff driven rockers like the title track and the new number one single “Raging Bull” which came midway through the set. Volk dedicated sexy rocker “Scream For Me,” to the new bassist.

 As they did with “Raging Bull” during their last Lethbridge visit, they also tried out some new songs in this show including the mid tempo rocker “ The Promise.”

 Drummer Kurt Dahl grinned behind the drum kit hammering away and the skins and took a brief drum solo.

 They wound things down with a tear jerking cover of the Tragically Hip’s Bobacageon,” as Volk donned a bowler hat to sing his Tragically Hip tribute. Even on a Sunday night, they were called back for two encores including “Scarecrows.”

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:01 )  
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