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Highlights of slower week include Jessica Jalbert, Erin Ross and Kardinal Offishall

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Compared to the last two weeks, this week is a lot slower. Though, as always, there are a few highlights. If you like Neil Diamond, check out the Neil Diamond Tribute, Nearly Neil at Average Joes, May 31.Jessica Jalbert returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 June starts quickly with a couple excellent shows, June 1.

 Over at the Slice, Jessica Jalbert and Doug Hoyer return to Lethbridge to play a show with Jesse and the Dandelions, June 1.

 And if you like laid back blues with a touch of jazz, Calgary songwriter / guitarist Erin Ross returns to the Mocha Cabana, June 1 and June 2. Catheen Lesperance plays her own style of alt-country and folk at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, June 1 as well.

 However,  if you want to dance to something a little electronica, check out Adaline at the Slice, May 30.
The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Vancouver based folk band Fish & Bird end up the Lethbridge Folk Club season, June 2 at the Wolf’s Den.
The show begins at 8 p.m. with Andrew Scott opening. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

For something completely opposite to Fish & Bird, Hamilton wild man B.A. Johnston returns to Lethbridge to play the Slice, with Lethbridge garage rock band the Ketamines, returning from a cross Canada and U.S. tour to play June 2.

 If you missed Shaela Miler and Danny Dyck opening for the Swiftys this week, catch them playing as a duo, June 2 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.

 There is a big all ages rock show this week as well featuring the Golers, Parapsychotic and Avulsion playing beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10

Later on, Lethbridge welcomes Canadian rap icon Kardinall Offishall to Studio 54, Tuesday, June 5. He blends reggae with hip hop.

He appeared on a 1998 Juno award winning single “Northern Touch,” with Rascalz, Choclair, Checkmate and Thrust. He received his first Juno nomination in 2002 for rap recording of the year his CD  Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1.

He received another Juno nomination for rap recording of the year in 2006 for his CD “Fire and Glory.”
Advance tickets cost $25 for the show which begins at 9 p.m. Strong V / F-Bomb & Sin-Sane / City Prophets are also on the bill.

— By Richard Amery,  L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 May 2012 11:25 )  
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