You are here: Home
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

L.A. Beat

Lots of blues, folk, metal and laughter this week

E-mail Print

Surprise, surprise, it is another busy week in Lethbridge.
U of L based radio station Into the Realm of Radio themed CKXU’s FUNDrive continues this week with several events happening throughout the week. There is a karaoke night at the ZOO in the SU on Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m. Feel free to dress as your favourite fantasy character and get ready to sing your heart out and maybe you will find the web wizard who will help fund a new website for CKXU which will allow you to download your favourite shows and listen to them at your leisure.

George Fowler opens for Irish Mythen at the Lethbridge College Cave for the LEthbridge Folk Club on Saturday. Photo by Richard Amery
FUNDrive ends on March 22 at the Old Firehall with Musical Monarchy featuring performances by  Shaela Miller, Biloxi Parish, Chief Mountain, Tut and Jess and Sil who will be playing  the hits of your favourite monarchy or fantastic themed bands like Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Prince and more. There is a $10 cover at the door. The music begins at 9 p.m.
 But there is a lot of other fun happening.
 Josh Davies and HBO3 host the jazz jam at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Wednesday, March 20. And the Geomatic Attic has the first of three shows this week featuring Winnipeg country musician Sean Burns. The show begins at 8 p.m., March 20. Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door. As usual, Geomatic Attic shows start at 8 p.m.

 Juno nominated folk/ pop musician Donovan Woods plays a Geomatic Attic show at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, March 24 at 8 p.m. Sharp with special guest Katie Pruitt. Tickets are $38.
 Samantha Martin And Delta Sugar featuring Lethbridge singer Mwansa Mwansa return to the Geomatic Attic, Wednesday, March 27.
Friday night will be off the hook beginning at 7:30 p.m. where local country musician Trevor Panczak plays the fourth annual Boots and Roots Benefit for STARS.
 The event happens at the Sandman Signature Hotel downtown. It features a prime rib dinner hosted by Prime Catering, a live and silent auction and Panczak playing all the country music you want. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75.

Good Times features comedian Simon King performing two shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.., Friday, march 22.  Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door.
 Theatre Outre features The Drinking Game in Club Didi, “an opportunity to learn about yourself and a celebration of human relationships in all their simplicity and complexity,” March 21 and 22. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

 If you like the Eagles, Hotel California an Eagles tribute is back at Average Joes, March 22 beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance $25 at the door. The Nova Scotiables will open the show at 8 p.m..

 For blues fans, The Steve Keenan band return to Casino Lethbridge for two nights, March 22 and 23. The show begins at 8 p.m.
It will be mellow but fun night at the Slice, March 22 with singer songwriter Max Hopkins, Silent Mike and Makiisma performing.

One of my favourite  duos, Edmonton’s F&M aka Ryan and Rebecca Anderson return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 22. Tyson Ray Borsboom opens the show.
Saturday, March 23 will be just as hectic.
 If you want to laugh, comedy trio the Arrogant Worms best known for  writing “Last Saskatchewan Pirate”  are at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34.50.

 The Lethbridge Community Gold band returns to  the College Drive  Community Church where the Gold band will be performing  The Spirit of Spring, March 23 with a little help from Medicine Hat’s Allegro Band. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.
The Lethbridge Folk Club features Irish born, Charlottetown based contemporary folk artist Irish Mythen at the Lethbridge College Cave beginning at 8 p.m. sharp with George Fowler opening. Mythen has performed with Gordon Lightfoot, Rod Stewart and Lucinda Williams to name a few. Tickets are $25 for members $30 for non-members.

The big metal show of the week is at La Cité des Prairies, where local metal band Tyrants of Chaos release their new Cd “…into oblivion.” Local punk band Sessions is also on the bill. The music begins at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge.
 Calgary singer songwriter Tara Warburton, who won the South country Fair songwriting contest last year, returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 23 with Victoria indie pop/rock duo Flawed hearts and Waiting Room. Admission is by donation.

Nelson  B.C indie rock band She Hangs Brightly returns to the Slice, March 23 with Coaldale band 21st Avenue.
 Honker’s Pub celebrates another birthday, March 23 with a birthday bash with their usual Saturday open mic. Kelly Klimchuk hosts the Friday night open mic.
Laugh early in the week as The Trailer Park Boys’  Randy brings his Cheeseburger Picnic tour to Average Joes, March 26. There will be Trailer Park Boys humour and country music as well. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor

CD Reviews


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News