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The Wild! rock the Slice for Halloween

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Kelowna based rockers the Wild! made a long awaited returned to Lethbridge to tear up the Slice stage for Halloween,  with a wild set of loud rock and roll  which drew heavily from the well of AC DC.Dylan Villain playing with the Wild! for Halloween. Photo by Richard Amery
 The show was sold out past capacity, but it didn’t look like it.

There was plenty of room for elaborate costumes, masks and elbow bending room. There was a lot of all three.
I missed opening act 21st Avenue, but after a while, was in time for the Wild!.

 They began with the blistering bluesy riff of their first big hit “Roadhouse,”  from their debut EP “GxDxWxB” and took off from there.

There was a lot of big blues riffs, gang background vocals and the throat shredding vocals of frontman Dylan Villain, who kept wandering off stage for a different guitar in between songs and in between channelling the spirit of Bonn Scott with just a touch of Robert Plant and a smattering of Nazareth.

Dylan Villain jumps. Photo by Richard Amery
But AC DC are the Wild!’s spirit animal.
 They sang a lot about drinking and partying, raising hell and overall having a good time, which made them the perfect soundtrack for a Halloween party.

 They played a lot from their most recent  CD “ Wild At Heart,”
“Best of the West,” was up next, before they went back to their debut EP for “Banger.” They followed that up with “Helluva Ride,” one of their newest singles.

They sprinkled the hits throughout the set including “ Straight to Hell,” which followed their latest single “Playing with Fire.”

Another newer song “Attitude,” was pretty much a straight ahead punk song.
 They had a lot of energy, lots of  big riffs and bluesy solos.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:03 )  
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