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Big shows start early all this week

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This week  features big shows pretty much every night of the week. Thankfully they all start early.Western Death will be one of several punk and metal shows happening this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 Country star George Canyon plays two shows at Average Joes, Feb. 22 and 23. Right after that Canadian rockers the Trews will be playing their acoustic show at the Southminster United Church for the Geomatic Attic, Feb. 24.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $37.50.

 The very next day,  the Dead South return to Lethbridge, Feb. 25 when they play Coyote Joes. You may remember them from the South Country Fair last year or a wild show at the Hungarian Canadian Club in November. The Regina based roots/ bluegrass/ country/ folk  quartet will be coming to Lethbridge hot off a visit to the Folk Alliance in Kansas City.

 The show begins at 8 p.m. with local band Burning Bridge (Megan Brown and Steve Foord).
 There is a $20 cover for the show.

If  George Canyon’s excellent shows this week  gave you a taste for seeing live modern country, Julian Austin has two shows happening at Coyote Joes, Feb. 26 and 27 where he will be playing two fundraisers — Average Joes and Coyote Joes mixed slo-pitch teams on Feb. 26 and The LSCA Aggies Club and ULSA Agriculture Students Society on Feb. 27..  Tickets for each show cost $10 in advance, $15 on the day of the show. The shows begin at 9 p.m. each night.

 Julian Austin is a New Brunswick born, Calgary based country singer whose debut CD “What My Heart Already Knows,” went gold in 1997. He has a number of hits including “If Houston Doesn’t Want You,” “ The Red and White” “ Class of 89” and “Little Old Kisses.” His most recent CD “ One For One” featured Austin putting his own stamp on a variety of classic rock hits including Queen”s “ Fat Bottomed Girls,” ZZ Top’s “Legs” and Kenny Rogers/ Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream.”

 There are also some excellent rock and punk shows happening this week.
 Attainable Records features another early show, Feb 25. It will be a great night for pop punk as St. Albert/ Edmonton band Calling all Captains, Calgary’s Coming Out Swinging and local pop punk band Open 24/7 will be playing Attainable's pop punk pizza party beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

A busy week features another excellent punk and metal and alternative rock show as Calgary punks Mandible Klaw return to Lethbridge to play the Slice, Feb. 26 with fellow Calgarians 2/3 of Nothing, Medicine Hat metal band Western Death and local alternative rock band Supervoid. There is a $10 cover.

Even the Zoo in the University of Lethbridge Student’s Union has a show this week with Vancouver based indie rock bands Rake Fight and Fine Times, Feb. 26.

And Inferno has a good local punk/ metal show on Sunday night, Feb. 28 with Lethbridge desert rock band Rainbow Patrol, heavy metal/ rock band Sidestepping the Sun and hardgaze band With Gorgon Arms plus local progressive rock band Sapien. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

There is even a rap show at Inferno this week with UK MC D Double E performing with Abstrakt Sonance, Kismet, Logo and Strange Manner at Inferno, Feb. 27. Tickets cost $18. The show begins at 9 p.m.

On a mellower note, Bridgette Yarwood returns to the stage with Ain’t Misbehavin’ performing the Mocha Cabana, Feb. 26.
 Throughout the week, there are a variety of events  happening as part of the 13th annual Pretty, Witty and Gay Festival. The activity culminates on Saturday night, Feb. 27 with the Pretty, Witty and Gay Cabaret at the Yates Theatre.There will be David Bowie tributes, dancing, and lots of surprises.  The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:33 )  
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