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Gunsmoke smokes with local rock bands

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I got a chance to check out a couple energetic Lethbridge bands I hadn’t seen before, April 7. Approximately 50 people were in the GCBC Lounge checking out local punk/ rock band Deathspot Radio to begin with. They were tight and put on a solid set of original music.Alleycat Blues went ninja turtle for a song, April 7. Photo By Richard Amery
Deathspot Radio rocks and olls. Photo by Richard AmeryBut Ottawa’s rockabilly/ garage rock band Gunsmoke were second with a lot of fleet fingered Gretsch picking and machine gun fast drumming which sounded like Duane Eddy meeting the Cramps in a dark alley.  The stand up bass player was totally digging in on his big white bass and the band played unbelievably tight. And before I knew it, their set was over.
Gunsmoke plaed some smoking rockabilly. Photo by Richard AmeryThe  crowd stayed on for Alley Cat Blues,  a local band who are neither a blues band nor have anything to do with alley cats. However they did prove themselves to be an adept garage/pop punk band with plenty of razor sharp power chords, some claw sharp guitar solos whoa whoa whoah shout along choruses and a dark sense of humour as they were singing about a variety of things like  the Grim Reaper, goalies and a  ghost at a party.
 Downstairs, Four of Winnipeg’s Magnificent 7s were hosting an open mic, but they played a couple sets of bluegrass and folk music including a great version of bluegrass standard ‘Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms.”
— by Richard Amery L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 April 2010 14:21 )  
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