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Several great performers at Southminster United Church this week

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The Southminster United Church is the place to be for big shows this week.
The church celebrates 100 years with the Raise the Roof concert series, March 9 at the Southminster United Church at 7 p.m. The third of three concerts to recognize its 100 anniversary features talented community musicians who have participated in worship services at Southminster. The program will offer an eclectic collection of jazz, gospel, and classical music.

Todd Carter of the Dirti Speshuls who are among the bands playing the second Norweigian Blue Windy Records compilation, March 7. Photo by Richard AmeryThe performers include Lottie M.  Austin, piano; Alicia Bigras, soprano; Bridge Brass; Dr. George E. Evelyn,   bass-baritone; McKade Hogg, tenor; Dale Ketcheson, guitar; Calista Lonsdale, flute; Trudi Mason, trumpet; Brynna Pokarney, flute; Joe Porter, percussion; Southminster Chancel Choir - Joanne Collier, director; Tom Staples, French Horn; Anna VanderHeide, vocals andMary Lee Voort, piano and organ.
  Tickets cost $20 each, are available at the Southminster Church Office, Dove Christian Supplies and Long & McQuade. Children 12 and under free.

The next day, the Southminster United Church hosts another Geomatic Attic show as B.C. based guitarist Harry Manx will be blending East Indian music with American blues. He will be joined by Clayton Doley and Kevin Breit, March 10. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost  $37.50.

There are excellent shows all over this week
 First up is a fundraiser at Average Joes for their cook Lorne Miller, who remains in hospital after being hit by a vehicle while cycling home from work, Jan. 26.
 The show is March 6 with country songwriter Tebey and Leah Daniels. Admission is $15.

There is a lot of local rock and roll this week as well.
 Lethbridge record label Norwegian Blue has another big show celebrating  their Windy Records Compilation. They are at the Slice, March 7 featuring the Junkman’s Choir, Mormon Girls, Dirti Speshuls, the Ruby Plumes, Betterhalf and The Palmers.

The first show was March 1 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge with Steven Foord, Lustre Creame, Cosmic Charley and Planet Telex all performing.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge goes rockabilly, March 7 with Calgary’s Mercury Audio with special guests Sparkle Blood.
 Around the corner, get a taste of Australian DJs as Bombs Away who perform at Inferno, March 7.  Tommy Shades
 and Sketch Coleman perform dubstep club and remixes. There is a $15 cover charge for the show, which begins at 9 p.m.

Local bluesmen Papa King and Darryl Düus play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday March 8.

If you want to bang your head, The first Bloody Maple Leaf metal show of the year takes place at the Vent in Coaldale, March 7 with Death Toll Rising, Ides of Winter, Tramp Stamper and Trancide.  Doors open at 8 p.m., with bands beginning at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover for it.

If you are in Coaldale, you can also check out some excellent country music with Treeline and Shaela Miller plus Hurtin’ playing Sidelines, march 8 at 8 p.m.. There is a $15 cover for the show.

In the city you can rock out to Guns N Roses tribute Nightrain at Average Joes, March 8 with special guests Rex. 
Suzie Vinnick is playing a house concert as part of the Home Routes Concert series at Valerie McQuaid’s house, March 7. Admission is $20. Contact Valerie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  call 403-320-1082 or or Dawn at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details and tickets if you want to hear some awesome  Canadian acoustic blues music.

Last but not least Calgary indie rock/ folk band Locomotive Ghost return to Lethbridge to play the Slice, March 8 with special guests, the Void.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 07 March 2014 14:41 )  
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