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The Static Shift bring back a whole lot of rock and new music to the Slice

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 Calgary based ’70s inspired power trio the Static Shift returned to the Slice, Saturday, Jan. 20.


 The Slice was packed, though not as packed as their past Halloween show, but The Static Shift delivered a solid set of huge riffs, an unstoppable groove and  adenoidal vocals reminiscent  of Led Zeppelin , ’90s blues rock revivalists like the Black Crowes and new classic rock revivalists like Greta Van Fleet.


The Static Shift's Mitchell Brady at the Slice, Jan. 20. Photo by Richard Amery

They were winding up a hot and sweaty, and early  show  as I arrived in the middle of “ Pay the Piper.” They were in the mood to try out some new music on  the receptive audience.


 They slowed things down for  the grinding, mid-tempo rocker “ Don’t Bring Me Down,” which segued into “Elephant in the Room,” which in turn turned into a jam with solos for everybody including a  brief bass solo from Kyle Tenove.


 Tenove and frontman/ guitarist  Mitchell Brady and bassist stepped off the stage so the audience could focus on a thunderous drum solo from Taylor Miles.

 The trio wound down their show  with their hot cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child ( Slight Return).


 They wore their influences on their sleeves. Their last  official song  was reminiscent of  Foghat.


 They were called back for an energetic cover of Led Zeppelin’s “ The Immigrant Song,” winding up the show at a quarter after 11 p.m.


 I missed the Decadent Phase’s opening set.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 January 2024 14:57 )  
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