Coming out of Winnipeg, a city that has a strong blues culture, The Perpetrators are carving out their own piece of blues turf in the Manitoba capital and beyond.
The Perpetrators are in that wonderful realm of music stuck somewhere between blues and rock, with a sound that should please fans on both sides of the musical line.
There is a definite energy to these guys. I can imagine live in a bar they are on the top of their game. The energy is actually complimented by a sort of rawness here. These guys aren't fully polished just yet. Instead they are more like semi precious stones still rolling around in the shining tumbler. If you look there are still a few edges, but you can see the shine starting to come through too.
The Perps are J. Nowicki, guitar, Ryan Menard, bass, and Chris Bauer on drums, with all three contributing vocals.
This is a pretty solid effort, although I do expect better things to come from The Perpetrators as they add some experience, not only musically, but lyrically as well. If they do continue to progress they will be a damn fine band, and you'll be glad you have this effort to look back on.
Tow Truck is definitely worth a listen, especially cuts such as Movin' Right Along, You're Going to Kill Me, Call Me and Baltimore. You can check out the CD and band in more detail at www.perps.ca
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Reviews first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Aug. 29, 2007 - Yorkton, SK. Canada