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Quit it! turn up the energy with Western Death

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 Punk shows are a lot of fun, especially when Medicine Hat’s Western Death are involved.

Western Death rocked the Owl Acoustic Lounge, June 17. Photo by Richard Amery

 I caught the last couple of their songs at the Owl Acoustic lounge, June 17.


 I missed openers Bunny Eyes, but was in time to catch a set of high octane punk rock from Western Death.


 They well in their cups by the time I arrived, but held it togehrer, blasting though a set of Black Flag, / SNFU inspired hardcore punk rock.



Quit it at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, June 17. photo by Richard Amery

 Quit It, who formed out of the ashes of Calgary Celtic-punks the River Jacks were trimmed down to a trio for this show.


 They played a more straight ahead set of political punk rock. Their set was mostly originals, but they added an obscure Beastie Boys cover “Heart Attack Man”as well as a great cover of the Ramones’ “Bonzo Goes to Bitburg.”


 They played the songs from their debut Ep including “ Let It Burn” and  their anti-kennel anthem “Wake Up”  which they followed up with the apt Ramones cover.


 They had a lot of energy with plenty of leaping around and lots of big gang vocals to go with their ferocious attack.


 They were called back for an encore, so they played a couple of RiverJacks songs.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 June 2022 11:51 )  
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