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Female powered punk at the Smokehouse with the Shit Talkers and Daisy Stranglers

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The Smokehouse hosted a plethora of B.C. female powered music, Wednesday, Aug. 29.The Shit Talkers at the Smokehouse, Aug. 29. Photo by Ricahrd Amery
 I missed local band The Hockey Moms, but I arrived in time for most of Nanaimo trio the Daisy Stranglers who played a solid set of super tight 1977 style punk rock punctuated by bursts of  eardrum piercing feedback for their very first Lethbridge show and indeed, very first tour together. Bassist/vocalist Coral Miller and guitarist Diana Slack provided gang vocals while drummer  Patrick Barrett held down the beat.
They brought to mind a touch of the Plasmatics and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

 East Vancouver punks the Shit Talkers wound up the night with an energetic and spirited  set of all original punk drawing from their new EP “I Scream” and their previous  two EPs as well as some brand new songs.

 Guitarist Liz The Daisy Stranglers at the Smokehouse, Aug. 29. Photo by Richard AmeryMantle, drummer Nadja Feutlinske, bassist Michelle Duff and guitarist Brooke Fujiyama all took turns singing lead vocals and supplying gang vocals. They drew a lot from classic punk plus ’90s grunge like L7 and classic Vancouver punk like the Dishrags.

 But they were more than just punk. They effortlessly switched tempo and ever  did a funky breakdown in the middle of one of their songs without missing a beat.

“Eewww”  was a highlight as was “Shut Up” and set enders “All My Friends and “Fukin’ Guys.”
 They wound down with an older song “Canadian Peasant,“ and ended with a tribute to their home with  “East Van.”

—by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2018 10:44 )  
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