Psychobilly on a Sunday with Devil’s Sons and The Gutter Demons


 I keep missing punk and psychobilly shows, so I made a point for catching the Gutter Demons at the Smokehouse, Sunday, Nov. 18, especially as I missed their May visit.

The Gutter Demons playing the Smokehouse, Sunday, Nov. 18. Photo by Richard Amery
 They had an enthusiastic audience of around 20 punk rockers, some of who started up  a brief mosh pit but quit due to lack of enthusiasm.
 I missed local band the Hockey Moms, but was in time for Edmonton’s  The “Devil’s Sons.”

 They have a horn section on their new EP “Black Moonshine,” but brought the core four piece including upright bassist Fernando De Les Diablos, drummer Q Mike, vocalist/guitarist Brad Graves and lead guitarist Kylie Wyote.

 They played all of the new Ep and quite a few more. Some of the highlights were “Revenge is Mine,” and an old rockabilly style number which Elvis Presley recorded called “I Got Stung,” which took on more of a punk rock feel in the hands of The Devil’s Sons. They showed off their’50s side again on “Bye Bye Baby Love.”

The Devils Son’s playing the Smokehouse, Sunday, Nov. 18. Photo by Richard Amery
As I missed the Gutter Demons’ May visit, I was glad I caught them this time.

 I previously  compared them to Motorhead playing rockabilly music, which was an apt comparison, as they even cover Motorhead’s “Damage Case” on their latest CD  “No God, No Ghost, No Saints,” which they focused on for this show. They ended with an encore of “Damage Case,” around 10:10 p.m., which was really welcome on a Sunday night.

 The Montreal based trio played that and a lot more supercharged and super  fast rockabilly, rock and roll and psychobilly music.
“ Devil’s Hand” was one of several songs featuring some hot guitar playing.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 30 November 2018 01:06 )