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Big names this week include Motley Crüe, Big Wreck and Down With Webster

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It is a big week for big name shows.
 Toronto based pop band Down With Webster return to Lethbridge to party with their fans at  Bully’s Entertainment Centre, April 26.
If you want to rock, however, Motley Crüe is in town April 30 with Canadian progressive rock band Big Wreck.
 Also in the vein of rock music, One Bad Son returns to tear the roof off of Average Joes, April 27. Admission is $1One Bad Son return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery0.

 If you are already looking forward to the South Country Fair,  then you won’t want to miss the finals for the South Country Fair Songwriting Competition, where a variety of performers will be performing their songs of a panel of judges to see who gets to play the main stage at this year’s Fair.
 Calgary bluegrass/ folk band the Bitterweed Draw will be closing off the evening which begins at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge for this event.

If you want something a little different from that, Snapback and Throwbacks  returns to the Slice, April  24. It will feature several of Lethbridge's hip hop artists Kojo Killem/ Lo G/Spartans / Pzeudo / Urban Voyce , Nikko,Van Damme , Heavy  Knowledge and Grey Area. Nickname and DJ Booda will be spinning the beats.
There is also a lot of roots music this week with Jack Marks and the Lost Wages playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 26,  Karen Romanchuk returning to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 27 and Tin and the Toad returning to the Slice, April 28.

If you just want to relax with some smooth jazz,  just park yourself at the Mocha Cabana this weekend where  the Herb Hicks Quartet perform April 26 and 26. The Lethbridge Jazz Society will be  doing their monthly afternoon gig, April 28 there as well.
 And James Oldenburg performs throughout the week at Ric’s Grill, April 24 and at the Telegraph Taphouse in the afternoon, April 27.
 It is also starting to feel like Spring, at least it will as the Slice,  April 28, when an eclectic   selection of bands will be celebrating the Roman festival of Floralia.
 Local bands including jazz trio HBO3 (James Oldenburg Brad Brouwer and Paul Holden), modern rock band Planet Telex and psychedelic blues rock rio Big Jim and the Twins will be performing at the Slice, from 6-11 p.m.
 Lethbridge born, Vancouver based  pop band Jason and the Diatonics are back in Lethbridge to play the LCI Team HOPE! annual dance  recital. They will be performing April 23-25 at the Yates Theatre. Tickets are $15. The show begins at 7 p.m. each night.

—  By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:25 )  
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