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FLIPfest features furious feminist rock with the Shiverettes

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 FLIPFest held a big show for a packed house at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Friday, April 19.Kaely Cormack of the Shiverettes at the Owl Acoustic lounge, April 19. Photo by Richard Amery
 I caught the end of Ware’s intense set of noisy alternative rock. Their lead singer reminded me of  The Pack A.D.’s Becky Black in both  appearance and voice.

 Calgary feminist punk band tore the roof of the Owl with a lot of high energy punk music, mostly from their brand new CD, “Real Shrill Bitches,” referencing that, the three  primary musicians   Haley Muir, Kaely Cormack and  Cecilia Schlemm sported custom  “bitch” T Shirts,  with Haley wearing a “Loud Bitch” shirt, Kaely wearing a “Shrill bitch” shirt and Cecilia wearing a “hard bitch” shirt. Drummer Steve Richter didn’t get a custom shirt and just held down a thunderous beat.

Wares at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 19. Photo by Richard Amery
 They played a really tight, energetic set, with Muir singing most of the lead vocals, but Kaely Cormack sang a couple of the highlights including Abort.

 Her ferocious guitar attack on  “Bumblebee” was a highlight of the show as Muir howled the chorus “Are you listening?”
They had a solid attack reminding me of ’90s feminist punk bands like L7, and played a rock solid set on the poorly lit stage, which had  plenty of people listening and dancing.
 They wound things down with a couple of high notes “Scorpio” and a newer song “Trust.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:40 )  
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