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  • Writer's pictureMagda Knyszynski

Whitehorse: Panther in the NAC

Folk-Rock duo Whitehorse brought their Panther in the Dollhouse tour to Ottawa on November 21st 2017. Gracing the legendary National Arts Centre stage, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland brought a their full band and pleased the crowd with their masterful guitar solos and smooth vocals.

Opening the show with Baby What’s Wrong, from their third studio album ‘Leave No Bridge Unburned’, the couple set the bar for the rest of their performance. The duo played a variety of songs from their newest release, including ‘Manitoba Death Star, Boys Like You, and Nighthawks’. Part way through the evening, the duo stopped to talk about against the sexual harassment and abuse that has come to light in the past weeks within the entertainment industry, to the applause of the audience.

Nearing the end of the night, Pink Kimono, was played. This specific track embodies the personality of the band, containing masterful and energetic guitar solos from Doucet and alternating vocals from the couple. Catchy riffs and a solid backbeat had the crowd in awe, as they neared the final songs.

Before ending their Ottawa show, Whitehorse covered both Chuck Berry and the band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; proving that not they are not only able to create and perform their own catchy compositions but can deliver amazing covers.

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