Band swap back for successful Lethbridge Girls rock camp fundraiser


The Lethbridge  Girls Rock band Swap returned to the Slice after a two year hiatus, Saturday, July 23.


Amberlea Parker playing with the Cabbage Patch Skits at LGRC band swap, July 23. Photo by RichardAmery

The band swap mirrors  the Lethbridge Girls Rock camp  in that band members are put together, usually have to learn an instrument, possibly write a song but definitely have to come up with a set in a week.


I was among several several community members who formed three bands, to  take part this year. This year we had two weeks to form a band, rehearse and come up with a 20 minute set.

 The result was on the Slice stage on Saturday. Most of the bands opted for a pop punk  sound.


Alexanne Oke playing with Jiggle the outlet at the LGRC Band Swap at the Slice, July 23. Photo by RIchardAmery

 The first band, The Cabbage Patch  Skids , featured TJ Waltho playing bass lines on keyboards,  Amberlea Parker on drums, Sessions  guitarist Cody Grasdal and lead singer Sahlysse Federkeil.


 They were playing The Runaways’ “ Cherry Bomb,” as I arrived, and Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl,” which my band played in the last band swap and a couple L7 songs.


 Jiggle the Outlet decided on a more folk sound Alexanne Oke and drummer Jacob Avila traded lead vocals on their set which included “For What It’s Worth,” some ”’90s rock with Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta” and a solid version of an obscure Kinks song “ The Good Life.” Oke played a laid back, folky original song

Megan Schritt added subtle  guitar leads throughout.


Indy Can’t Save us, including me on bass, Dale Woodard on guitar, Garwin Poff on drums and lead singer Noah Hirlehey played a straight ahead pop punk including “Stacy’s Mom,”  our version of Metallica’s cover of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page,” and a pair of Wales pop punk band Neck Deep songs including our cover of their cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” which had a couple people dancing and Neck Deep’s “Kali Ma,” which was indeed inspired by the movie “Indiana Jones And the Temple of Doom.”


 I missed Silvana Campus and Aaron Trozzo’s warm up set.

 The event raised $500 in donations for Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp happening in August. More donations are welcome.

— By RichardAmery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 July 2022 08:35 )