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Indie rock and alternative meets with MTBC and Astral Swans

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A good sized crowd caught a diverse bill at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 19.

Astral Swans returned to Lethbridge last week. Photo by Richard Amery
 I caught the end of Conversations With Bears aka Calgary musician Lucien Lahey’s set.

He strummed dirty electric guitar and sang haunting indie rock in a spooky falsetto, which was well suited to fellow Calgarians Astral Swans set.

 But before them, local alternative rock band sounded a little out of place with their noisy, ’90s style alternative rock. Conversations with bears, aka Lucien Lahey, at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. photo by Richard Amery

The band including Quint Viskup on guitar, drummer Garwin Poff, Sil Campus on bass and trading vocals with guitarist Rob Cooper, who was seated for this show, having injured his back. As usual, their loud set had a very strong Pixies influence with Sil Campus’ haunting background vocals.

I hadn’t seen Astral Swans for a few years .

They delivered a strong set of spooky, indie rock. They playing an appealing set of really relaxing , multi layered, introspective ambient indie rock punctuated by bursts of microphone feedback.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:47 )  
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