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Citizen Rage and No More Moments bring out the punk at the Slice

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 Citizen Rage returned to rage and hug their homies at the Slice in support of their first full length album “ Harsh Reality,” Wednesday, May 24.


Citizen Rage jamming with No More Moments, May 24. Photo by Richard Amery

  No More Moments  made a long awaited return to Lethbridge. The last time I wrote about them was 2016 when they were opening for SNFU at the Moose Hall, but just missed their set, so I was excited to see the Siksika skate punk band again, though I missed The Hockey Moms and Berserker.


 No More Moments brought a lot. of great moments, with plenty of impassioned vocals , snarling guitar riffs and gang vocals.

 They were breaking in a new bassist who fit right in.


 “ Close Call” was a highlight  about skateboarding they dedicated to Mark Russell and Citizen Rage “ Who are too old to jump,” according to the frontman.

 They got serious in a couple places especially with the plaintive “Everyone But Me”’ and  “The Way it Is” which they dedicated to “all their brothers on the street.”


 Mark Russell joined them on stage to bellow along with the “oh, oh , oh” chorus of  “Problem Child” from their Cursed Blessings record label debut “Quarter Life Crisis.”

Citizen Rage, aka bassist Mikey Bastard, drummer Chase Hamilton, guitarist Sean Adam and vocalist Mark Russell and guitarist Ross Ferguson blasted through  their usual intense set which focussed on their Cursed Blessings debut “ Harsh Reality.”


No More Moments, May 24. Photo by Richard Amery  at the Slice

 Russell bellowed “it’s great to be back in Lethbridge” as he lead the band through a high octane, loud, fast paced and short set beginning with  “Watch What you Say” about bullying.

 Their bassist Mikey Bastard spoke about  the 215 graves behind old residential schools as they  crashed into their song about the 215 called “ Given No Hope.”


 He later showed some impressive chops on a cover of Suicidal Tendencies’“ Possessed to Skate,” for which Citizen Rage welcomed No More Moments back to the stage to help out.


 But before that, they played crowd favourite“ Fuck Your Face.”

 Mikey Bastard talked about their  song about LGTBQ  rights  “ What’s it To You, which also featured No More Moments.

 They were called back for an encore of one of their 30 some second long bursts of energy.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 May 2023 17:18 )  
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