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Meet The Pack A.D. - The Bad Ass Blues Chicks from Vancouver

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Photos by Justine Warrington via The Pack A.D. MySpace

If you enjoy the bluesy garage rock of the White Stripes, have I got a band for you. Their hard hitting lyrics, wild woman drumming, and savage guitar licks have been winning them praise up and down the west coast.Hailing from the wild frontier town that is Vancouver, The Pack A.D. are descending upon Los Angeles this Friday to play at the Redwood Bar. If their music is anything to judge by, they probably chew glass for lunch, drink whiskey as a chaser for gasoline shots and are the kind of ladies you would want on your side in a bar fight. Mad, bad, and dangerous to know, Becky and Maya nonetheless took some time to call us from the road yesterday. Here is some of what was said.

What made you pick up an instrument? How old were you?
Becky: I started playing guitar when I was thirteen. I guess it was just something to do. I didn’t play all that seriously until we formed a band.

When did that happen?
Becky: About two years ago, we formed a band with a bunch of our friends because we thought it would be fun to have one. There were four of us. We got all this gear and a van, but it didn’t really work out, so Maya and I struck off on our own.

Have you ever considered a bass player? A tambourine, maybe?

Becky: (laughs) Just occasionally do we want a tambourine player. No, we’re happy just the two of us. We don’t need a bass player.