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Band wars among highlights of successful CKXU FUNDrive

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University of Lethbridge based community radio station CKXU raised $24,282 from the past week’s FUNDrive to pBand waqrs winners Jane Doe soundchecking  at th SLice.Photo By Richard Ameryut towards creating a new website with generous donors and a variety of special events including the Cupcake Carnival on Sunday, Karaoke and a big battle of the bands at the Slice, March 21.

Due to being on the air, I only caught the soundcheck of winners Jane Doe, who were wielding electric 12 string guitars.

Alternative rock ’90s alternative rock band Mom Bod placed second and alternative rock duo Cope tied for third place with GreenBones.

I caught a loose  set of ’90s and alternative pop punk from Medicine Hat born duo Sydeshow. The guitarist/vocalist Nate Thomas and drummer Carter Potts took a bit of time in between songs but when the two dug in they really connected and played tight,

They played  several brand new songs and a cover or two including ’90s pop and even a punked up version of Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69.”Second place finishers MomBod's Amberlea Parker. Photo by Richard Amery
Mombod aka guitarist Mandy Fox, bassist/vocalist Silvana Campus and drummer Amberlea Parker  brought a good sized crowds back to the ’90s hey day of  the Riot Grrrls, playing an upbeat set of alternative rock along the lines of L7 and Hole.

 They also played some brand new songs about being a mom opening with a Lethbridge-centric song including the lines “Whats Going on at the Owl, what’s going on at the Slice.”Sydeshow performing at CKXU's band wars. Photo by Richard Amery

 Sil Campus sang most of the lead vocals for their set, though Mandy Fox screamed blood for the last song of the set.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:35 )  
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