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Hungry Hollow and Medical Pilot bring the sounds of the ’90s to the Slice stage

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It was all about the ’90s at the Slice, Saturday, April 23 with a couple of Edmonton bands whoing their roots.

 While I missed  local funk/ pop band the Good Love band, I was in time for Medical Pilot.

 

Medical Pilot at the Slice, April 23. Photo by Richard Amery

They combined elements of  Pearl Jam, Sum 41 pop punk with a dash of Alexisonfire screamo and a smattering of Big 

Hungry Hollow at the Slice, April 23. Photo by Richard Amery

Wreck progressive rock. Upbeat melodies were punctuated by ear-piercing screams  from the bassist who sang lead vocals on their last song.

 

 Fellow Edmontonians Hungry Hollow were last here six years ago.  While Medical Pilot embraced the heavy. Hungry Hollow might as well have stepped out of 1995.

 They embraced post grunge, melodic  mid ’90s rock. They  wouldn’t have  been out of place on a playlist featuring  The Tragically Hip, Black Crowes, Blind Melon and Stone Temple Pilot and the Spin Doctors.

 

 They played a tight set of carefully crafted original rock, what apparently has broken through on the Bear in Edmonton. They played  their latest more punk tinged single, “Let Us Ride” which is getting airplay on the popular Edmonton rock station. The band traversed the ’90s, touching on grunge, funk, pop and straight ahead rock.

 

 But they also had a bit more modern flair on a couple tracks that had a heavy Queens of the Stone Age feel. The lead guitarist sang lead vocals on the more Queens of the Stone Age inspired tracks, in addition to adding sweet solos throughout.

 

 They added a solid cover of The Glorious Sons’ “Mama,” which showed off the lead vocalists range.

 They ended their set with a cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Wheels.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 April 2022 15:36 )  
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