Rebranded Dirt return to stage with MomBod and Calgary’s Gone Cosmic


Local stoner rock band Dirt came back as Classic Black, Friday, Sept. 2 at the Slice.


MomBod at the Slice, Sept. 2. Photo by RichardAmery

While I missed an opening set by Switched Off, I caught MomBod’s set.


 The local alternative rock trio of guitarist/ vocalist Mandy Fox, drummer Amberlea Parker and bassist Silvana Campus  played a brief but solid set of  ’90s style Riot Grrrl punk.


Gone Cosmic playing the Slice, Sept. 2. Photo by RichardAmery

 They began with an instrumental, then played a new song called “She’s deadly,” which was a highlight.

They brought an L7 and Hole meets Kill Matilda sound to the stage.


It’s been a while since I’ve seen the band formerly known as Dirt aka Classic Black. So it was a treat to see drummer Garwin Poff, Bassist Steve Martin and guitarist/ vocalist John Brooks on stage again.


 They played a solid set of loud, angry stoner rock mixed with punk rock and a touch of Smashing Pumpkins ’90s alternative rock.


Calgary band Gone Cosmic were impressive.

 There were a lot of  big riffs and huge, female powered operatic vocals from Abbie Thurgood.


 Two thirds of Chron Goblin— guitarist Darty Purdy and bassist Brett Whittingham provided a big bass groove up front and super melodic guitar solos.


Drummer Marcello Castonuovo supplied the thunderous backbeat.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Garwin Poff playing with Classic Black. Photo by RichardAmery
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