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Torchettes and Bad Buddy embraces ’60s garage rock and harmonies

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A late addition to the best show nobody saw this year was at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, Dec. 14. Calgary based “witch soul” band the Torchettes plus EBad Buddy at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 14. Photo by Richard Amerydmonton garage rock band Bad Buddy.

I missed a late addition, The Quivers.


But I was very impressed for the scrappy garage rock and ’60s rock of the Torchettes, which featured spine tingling  the part vocal harmonies from the three lead singers including their newest member Ainsley Christine, Deicha Carter and Sidney Zadravec.


 Musically they played a lot of ’60s psychedelic rock, garage rock and a touch of surf. They sang gorgeous three part vocal harmonies, sounding like a more filled out Miss Quincy with a touch of Heart, which they sang with a whole lot of heart.


They wound down their set with  a psychedelic jam that evolved into  a hot cover of Van Morrison’s “Gloria.”


I was waiting for Edmonton’s Bad Buddy featuring Alex Vissia, taking a break from her solo pop/ country  career to play bass and sing with her sister guitarist/ vocalist Andrea plus guitarist/vocalist Emily Bachynski and drummer Geoffrey O’Brien.

The Torchettes at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 14. Photo by Richard Amery
 They still had a strong ’60s garage rock feel, but had more of a punk edge along the line of Vancouver pop punk trio Cub  and with a  touch of ’90s pop punk band Veruca Salt. They also sang beautiful, soulful vocal harmonies.

by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 December 2019 14:58 )  
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