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Blow those blues away this week

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Blow those grey day blues away with  some wicked shows this week.Papa King
 In addition to the Joys and Bluessmyth, who will be bringing their special brands of blues influenced rock and roll to the Slice, more traditional blues enthusiasts will want to see a great show on Oct. 24 at the Slice with Winnipeg acoustic blues god Big Dave McLean who is in the middle of another extensive tour with Toronto based American transplant Doc MacLean. Local acoustic bluesman Papa King will be opening the show. Tickets cost $10.
At Henotic the same night,  the JPS Trio including John Paul Smith, Dino Scavo and Kyle Harmon,  will be filming their show for an upcoming video. They are looking for a crowd  who is ready, willing and able  to party their faces off and be filmed doing it. Tickets cost $10 to hear  this excellent rock and roll band.
If you want to dance, Hippodrome will be bringing the funk to the Slice on Oct. 23.

Speaking of cool shows, if you were at the South Country Fair this year you will remember the rootsy, wild, weirdness that was the Hank and Lily Show. If you missed them then, don’t miss them Oct. 29 at Henotic when they will be playing with the Secretaries. With that in mind. L.A. Beat has two tickets to give away to the first person to e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the answer to this question:
 What is the name of Hank and Lily’s  back up singers? Hint it is in L.A Beat’s archives. And the answer is not Jenny Whiteley or the Secretaries.

 On the other hand if you want to play, there are a lot of open mics this week.' Tonight the Ben Brown Trio is hosting the open stage at the Slice and there is a popular open stage happening at the 1010 as well.
 On Wednesday, Henotic has  an open mic beginning at around 9 p.m. And the Lethbridge Folk Club  is opening their stage at the Wolf’s Den on Friday, Oct. 23. Everybody is welcome to play at all of these open stages.
Henotic has a big  hip hop show on Monday, Oct. 26 with  Canada’s own Josh Martinez, who will be bringing  Los Angeles’  Pigeon John who promise  searing rhymes, quirky humour and classic hip hop sounds.


— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 23 October 2009 14:25 )  
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