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Adequate bring the funk and the dance back to the Owl

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 It”s always a funky good time with local funk rock trio Adequate. They had a packed Owl Acoustic Lounge on Saturday,June 25, so started a little early.


Adequate drummer/vocalist Keenan Pezderic at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, June 25. Photo by Richard Amery

 I missed the first set but caught their toe-tapping  second set.

 They began with Chic’s disco hit “Le Freak,” and played all of your dance and R and B familiar favourites off the radio.


 They added a rap medley including “Bust A Move“ and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s theme. They turned  “Shaft” into a hilarious tribute to their guitarist Josh Thorlakson.


 Alway a highlight, Thorllakson brought the fun and the noice, taking lead vocals in a  great cover of Lou Reed’s “Take a Walk on the Wild Side,” which left drummer Keenan Pezderic  time to take a breather from singing falsetto for most of the night.

 Scott Mezei beamed away on bass as usual.


They added a bit of psychedelic rock on a cover of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride.”


They finally added one of their own songs “Easy Peasy,” which is a highlight of their eponymous debut CD.

— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2022 13:27 )  
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