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Heavy fun for Rainbow Patrol CD release party

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It was stoner rock  night at the Slice, Friday, Jan. 18 for local band the Rainbow Patrol’s Cd release party for their new CD “Phantasmagoria.”
A new local heavy, rock band iiNNii  payed their first show for a decent crowd mostly waiting for Bazaraba and the Rainbow Patrol.

The Rainbow Patrol released their new CD “Phantasmagoria” at the Slice, Friday, Jan. 18. Photo by Richard AmeryThe band, including guitarist/vocalist Evan Herbst, lead guitarist Sterling Brave Rock,  drummer  Zach Beres and Richard Charlton, doing double duty on bass for this show, as he was also  playing  with Rainbow Patrol, who closed the night.

 Innii played slow ponderous groove based detuned, sludgy rock, while a black and white film of a running buffalo, with the name iiNNii  played on a screen in front of the stage.
Calgary’s Bazaraba also embraced multi-media.

 Complementing their fast, abrasive,  detuned set of original  rock, they had a loop of disturbing  B movie images of a variety of screams, various murders, electrocutions and a creepy marionette.Bazaraba playing The Rainbow Patrol’s CD release party at the Slice,  Friday, Jan. 18. Photo by Richard Amery
 They  have played the Slice several times over the past few months, and are always an experience. The three piece, a drummer, guitarist and  bassist took turns shouting lead vocals and gang background vocals throughout a long, tight set of ferocious punk tinged, detuned  rock and stoner rock.

Rainbow Patrol continued in the detuned alternative rock vein, lying somewhere between iiNNii’s ponderous sludge and  Bazarabra’s ’s energetic rock.
 But Rainbow Patrol  wove in more psychedelic solos with a more laid back, downtuned groove. They picked up the tempo, touched the border of metal and all in all put on a solid set, ending  the rocking highlight “Badmamajujujive,” which had a more classic rock feel.

—by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
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