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Who Made Who bring back AC DC’s rock and roll spirit

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It is always interesting to see how bands approach an AC DC tribute act. Some  just play the music and dress up in crazy costumes. Others, Who Made Who brought back AC DC's spirit, April 24. Photo by Richard Amerylike Who Made Who, who played a Friday and Saturday at Average Joes, not only sounded the part, but looked it too.


 “Angus” did duck walks across the stage playing his Gibson SG in Angus’s  trademark schoolboy uniform and pulled off all his moves, April 24. Meanwhile “Brian” sported a black beret and sounded uncannily like AC DC frontman Brian Johnson.


 their second set on Saturday April 24 included familiar standards including pretty much note perfect versions of ‘Shoot To Thrill,’ and ‘Back in Black,’ and older hits like  ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,’, ‘Jailbreak,’ ‘Highway to Hell,’ and ‘TNT’ as well as relative obscurities like ‘Touched Too Much.’


 Their enthusiasm and love for the music carried into the packed house and had them dancing and singing along.


The drummer was a sight to see, spinning his sticks and grinning ear to ear. It was a bigger crowd than Friday  and Who Made Who was happy to party with them.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 15:15 )
 

Tod Robinson and the Gleu have a blast on the weekend

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Tod Robinson and the Gleu played to a good sized crowd at the Slice, April 24. The band, including guitarist  Tyson Wiebe, drummer Brad Tod Robinson and The Gleu with Shawna Romolliwa. Photo By Richard AmeryBrouwer and bassist Jason Schultchen plus special guest vocalist Shawna Romolliwa, played an array or original music  spanning several genres from country rock to pop and ended their last set of the night with a  credible version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ and a country version of Britney Spears’ ‘Baby Hit Me One More Time.’ Robinson  did double duty on guitar as well as keyboards, singing throughout and joking with the audience.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:49 )
 

Gaye Delorme plays world wide styles and the Rodeo Song too

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Mike Spencer always brings wicked guitar players to the Geomatic Attic. So the April 24 show featuring Gaye Delorme was no exception.
The Albertan born Delorme cracked jokes and played a lot of finger bleeding guitar licks traversing all styles and continents.
Gaye Delorme played some impressive acoustic guitar, April 24 at the Geomatic Attic. Photo by Richard AmeryHe played his first set on the acoustic guitar, concentrating on some mindblowing Spanish and flamenco influenced music which featured fast runs, crazy harmonics and beat some pretty impressive percussion out of his poor old battered acoustic.
 He cracked crazy jokes about selling the tunings he was using and spoke of hanging out in Los Angeles with Cheech and Chong, played quite a few instrumentals and sang a couple numbers.


One of the most impressive numbers was three different versions of an old Chet Atkins’ song  “Wind and Walking’ which has been performed by numerous different people including Paul Simon.
 One of his stories about traveling around Alberta in -40 weather, lead him to segue into a couple different versions of the his infamous ‘Rodeo Song’ (made famous by Showdown) including a lounge version of it replete with ‘cheesy’ reverb which had the crowd howling in their seats.


 Then he played an extended version of an old Mississippi John Hurt standard ‘Candyman’ which the audience absolutely loved then switched tunings to take them on an instrumental musical journey from Ireland to Japan and back to Canada.
His second set was played on electric guitar and was  mesmerizing. It began with an extended blues jam which included the classic ‘Who Do You Love’ and a lot of other really sweet licks. But he soon expanded into an instrumental medley of French, Creole and swampy New Orleans blues.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:33 )
 

Record Holder celebrate CD release

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Local band the Record Holder introduced a packed house at the Slice to their new CD, April 23.Jon Granzow and Nicole Hembroff  from the Record Holder. Photo by 
Richard Amery

They rocked the packed joint with a tight set of original music featuring a variety of influences, great vocals from Nicole Hembroff superb vocal harmonies from Jon and Mike Granzow and up beat beats which got the audience moving. Hembroff also sang a Weakerthans cover. There was a strong Dave Matthews acoustic rock influence with some pretty cool violin playing  underlying most of the songs.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:17 )
 

Good music for new dodgeball league

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A good sized crowd of approximately 50  at Henotic, Friday , April 23, helped kickstart a new Dodgeball league being started by Leeroy Stagger and Indio Saravanja. Photo by Richard AmeryTodd Lacharite.
“We have seven teams already signed up but we need 16,” Lacharite said.
Several performers started at 8 p.m. They already have a couple tournaments lined up. The first one will be  May 29 and 30 at a location to be determined.
 Matt Robinson was on the bill with a set of some of his more folky material.
 But the highlight was  a laid back set from Leeroy Stagger, who was playing with Indio Saravanja. They took turns playing their songs and helping each other out on them with guitar and the occasional harmonica solos
Stagger played a couple newer acoustic songs, and his minor hit ’Just In Case’ while Saravanja played a couple dedicated and inspired by his wife.
 Several acts were on the bill including Jenn Pellerin, Woodland Telegraph Jared Klok and The Necessities who ended the night with an upbeat set featuring the entire band.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 15:25 )
 
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