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Harlequin returns to Lethbridge and lots of music for good causes

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This is another week with several fundraising shows taking place however both of them  are April 20. Lethbridge country band Trevor Panczac and Rough Stock will be playing a special show at Average Joes for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Women’s soccer program. Nik Rivers and George Belanger of Harlequin. Photo by Richard AmeryTickets are only $10. The show begins at 9 p.m.

 The other big event is Leo Lives at Studio 54, April 20 featuring Michale Graves, former lead singer for horror punk icons the Misfits. Frightenstein, End of Empire and the Pindolls will also be performing as well  with all proceeds going to the  family of Leo Del Pinto, a 24-year-old Calgary man and Misfits fan who was killed by an off duty policeman in Thailand. The money will help cover extensive legals costs of the case.
If you  are in the mood for jazz and love Frank Sinatra, the third big fundraiser is for the Alzheimer’s  Society, April 19-20.  A 36  piece big band orchestra and numerous Lethbridge singers will be singing the music of Broadway and Frank Sinatra.

 Performers include Mark Campbell, Arlene Bedster, Morgan Day, Jess Ens, Ian Fundytys, George Gallant, Kade Hogg, Jordana Kohn, Sheena Lawson, Diane Lewellyn-Jones, Dave Mikuliak,  Jason Ragan, Mike Richey, Camille Rogers and Anna Vanderheide. The show begins at 8 p.m. each night in the Yates Memeorial Theatre. Tickets are $42.

 Other excellent shows this week including a wicked punk rock show at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 20  where  the Ruby Plumes, the Yeah Dads and Calgary punk band  the Pine Tarts.

There is a lot going on on April 20. As in addition to all of the other shows and the One Act Play Festival at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, it is also Record Store day. So Lethbridge independent record store Blueprint will be  hosting a  lot of local bands throughout the day beginning at 1 p.m. with Unbroken Circle. Unbroken Circle. Leigh Doerken follows at 2 p.m. followed by Matthew Robinson, the Ruby Plumes and Lustre Creame, who finish things off at 5 p.m.

 If you want to hear some excellent local metal music, Death Pledge and Penitentz, who were highlights of the most recent edition of the Lethbridge Student’s Association Band Wars, will be at the Slice, April 19.
there are a couple of options for classic rockers this week as well. Harlequin make a special mid week appearance at Casino Lethbridge, April 18 where they will be playing an array of their hits including “Did It For Love,” and “Superstitious Feeling.” The show begins at 8 p.m. There is no cover for the show.

Lethbridge classic rockers the Chevelles also return home for an April 19 show at Average Joes this week.  There will be a five dollar cover after 7:30 p.m. The show begins at 9:30 p.m.
For stranger indie rock and blues, Ghostkeeper return to the Slice, April 20 with Church. Tickets cost $10.

 The other highlight of the week is John Wort Hannam who plays the Geomatic Attic, April 19. Unfortunately the show is sold out.

But there are other options for excellent roots music. Winnipeg based country/ jazz trio Sweet Alibi return to the Slice, April 17, while Fred Eaglesmith Band alumni Dan Walsh returns to the Slice the next night, April 18 to play some blues, rock and folk music.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge also has an excellent roots show with local jazz/ folk group The Junkman’s Choir on April 19.

And Dana Honey returns to the Mocha Cabana, April 19 and 20 as well.
LCI dances this week as well, this time with special guests Vancouver based pop band Jason and the Diatonics featuring New West Theatre veteran Jason Poulsen. The tenth annual LCI HOPE event runs April 23-27 at  the Yates Memorial Centre at 7 p.m. each night. Approximately 70 Grade 9-12 students will be  showing their best hip hop, jazz and even tap dance moves set to  original music performed by Jason and the Diatonics.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 April 2013 01:20 )  
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