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Lovely ladies and Tim Hus to play for good causes this week

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This week is a great one for the ladies and helping out good causes.

But first, The Owl Acoustic Lounge has an excellent fundraiser for Movember— the time of year when men grow moustaches’ to raise money to fight  prostate cancer.

 Calgary based songwriter/ Canadiana musician Tim Hus will be playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 24 for Sell it Like Selleck.

Tim Hus plays a special Movember fundraiser at the Owl, Nov. 24. Photo by Richard Amery
Hus is a popular up and coming songwriter, who has been praised by the likes of  Corb Lund and Stompin’ Tom Connors who has noted he‘d like to pass the torch to Hus as far as writing songs about Canada.The show begins at 8 p.m., admission is free, though there will be a free will donation at the door, all of which will be donated the Movember campaign.There are two excellent female trios performing this week.

The Good Lovelies will be playing a special Geomatic Attic show with Little Miss Higgins at the Southminster United Church, Nov. 23 to raise money for Womenspace
 The Juno Award winning Toronto based folk/ pop trio will be bringing their gorgeous ’50s/ ’60s style vocal harmonies along with an assortment of instruments and influences to the Southminster United Church, Nov. 23 at the Southminister United Church to help raise money for Womanspace.  They will be showing their many influences.

Little Miss Higgins is looking forward to getting back into a creative space, now she and bandmate Foy Taylor have capped off a very successful year supporting  their latest CD “Across the Plains” by winning Western Canadian Music Awards for best blues album and best album design.
Little Miss Higgins, including Higgins, guitarist Foy Taylor and stand up bassist Joey Lorer will be playing the show.
 While she was not familiar with Womanspace, she is looking forward to the show especially playing with the Good Lovelies in a brand new venue.
Tickets cost  $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., Nov. 23, with the show beginning at 8 p.m. at the Southminster United Church.

 If that isn’t enough gorgeous ladies singing beautiful vocal harmonies, then check out Madison Violet, Nov. 25 at the Slice.
It is a pleasant surprise for Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern, of  the Juno nominated  roots duo, who just completed a successful sixth tour of Europe.
 They just released a new CD “The Good in Goodbye,” yet the crowd already knew most of the songs already.
 There is a $15 cover for the show which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m, Nov. 25.

 If Celtic-Punk is more to you taste, the Mahones return to Lethbridge this week with the Unbelievers, Nov. 24 at the Slice.
 And while Finny McConnell and company have influenced countless punks and Celtic punks since forming the Mahones for a St. Patrick‘s Day gig back in 1990, — enough to have inspired a compilation of other bands covering Mahones songs called Whiskey Devils: A Tribute to the Mahones— he still gets excited when talking about his influences and mentors, like Stiff Little Fingers and the Dropkick Murphys, who the band got to tour with this year in support of their latest CD Black Irish.

 The Mahones, who were born in Kingston for a St. Patrick’s Day party back in 1990, but relocated to Montreal about a year ago, not that they have been able to spend much time there, spending most of the year touring.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

 Other great shows this week are Five Alarm Funk, coming to Lethbridge, hot on the heels of winning their first Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the year for their latest CD “Anything is Possible.
They are breaking in a new trumpet player and are looking forward to bringing a lot of energy as well as crazy characters and costumes to the Slice when they return to Lethbridge, Nov. 23. Tickets are $25

Another Lethbridge favourite, Winnipeg’s The Magnificent 7s return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 25. They are looking forward to premiering their brand new CD “All Kinds Of Mean,” which they recorded live off the floor over two weeks in a Winnipeg studio.
Rum Runner’s Spencer Jo and Audio/Rocketry’s Joe Vickers will also be playing.
There is no cover charge for the show, which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge also has a special tribute show for Elliott Smith, the troubled American alt-folk icon of the ’90s. Performers Jesse Northey, Katie Streibel, Joel Stretch and Steven Foord will be playing Smith’s music, Nov. 26. There is no cover for the show, which begins at approximately 9 p.m.

Last but not least, Kelowna based indie-rock act Treelines, not Lethbridge‘s popular countery/ roots quartet Treeline, will be playing the Slice on Saturday, Nov. 26. They will be sharing the stage with Vancouver indie-pop/ folk band Portage and Main. There is a $10 cover for the show.

if you like modern rock, Double Jack plays the Soundgarden on Friday, Nov. 25.


— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 November 2011 12:52 )  
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