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It is the last week of classes, so as expected, there is a lot happening this week.

Sage McBride of Shred Kelly. Photo by Richard Amery
The University of Lethbridge celebrates the end of class with their annual Last Class Bash, April 15 in the Grove beginning at noon.
A variety of local acts are on the bill including progressive metal band Lustre Creame,  jazz combo the Groove Apostles, indie rock band the Utilities, the Alarics and X-Clusive. DJ Skratch Bastid will wind up the event, which ends at 7 p.m. Pre sales are sold out but there will be tickets available at the door on a first come first serve basis for five dollars.
 If you want an early taste of the Utilities’s set at the last class bash, they will be playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge  with Webb on April 13 as well.

 On the other hand, if  DJ Skratch Bastid got your feet moving and your booty shaking and your ears ringing, there is a big show at Inferno with New Zealand Dj Truth (Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake), Calgary DJ/ producer Wolf Camo, MC Loki also from Calgary, Fernie/Lethbridge DJ Artix and Red Deer DJ Toski. Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door.

 The Long and McQuade Family jam returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
For something a little more laid back, Lethbridge blues/ folk duo Don’t Think Twice Aka Paul and Jenn Kype, will be at the Onion, April 15.
The blues show of the week is Zojo Black who rock the Slice, April 16.

Bandemonium returns to Casino Lethbridge to play a little bit of everything, April 15 and 16
And the Lethbridge Gold Band will take you around the world with their show World of Music, which happens at College Drive Church, April 16.  Tickets are $15 regular, children 12 and under get in for free.

A couple of great toe tapping roots shows are also happening this week. Saskatoon songwriter Jen Lane returns to Lethbridge to play the Slice April 15 in support of her new CD “This Life of MineMercedes Fawns and Matthew Robinson are also on the bill. The music begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover. Down the street at the Owl acoustic Lounge  Red Deer based string band Tyler Allen and the Part Timers will be performing some roots, blues, folk, swing, country and bluegrass music. They  feature lead vocalist Tyler Allen on banjo and guitar and mandolin,  Lorne Malaka on upright bass and Paeton Cameron on weissenborn, ukulele and backup vocals.

 The next day  the always popular and upbeat Fernie based stoke folk band Shred Kelly returns to Lethbridge to play Studio, April 16 with Seth Anderson. The music begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance.

 If you remember the ’90s in Calgary, Blueprint Records brings back Lorrie Matheson’s band Fire Engine Red will tear up the Slice, April 14 with local band the Mormon Girls and local bass and drums duo betterhalf. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance.

There are a couple of Balding Orc comedy shows as well.
The Moose Hall hosts Spring Fling, April 16 with local metal band Sapien, Sidestepping the Sun and comedy from Balding Orc and Jon Grant.

 The other comedy show is at Attainable Records, April 14. Bring Your Mom:  Leave Your Dad At home features the comedy of Sam J, Connor Christmas and Solly KP Admission is $10 for Attainable Records members. The show begins at 7 p.m.

 And start off the week with eardrum pummelling, face melting metal Monday, April 18 at the Moose Hall with Finnish death metal band Kalmah, Toronto’s Vesperia, Abbotsford’s Without Mercy plus local bands The Avulsion and Maelion.
The music begins at 6:15 sharp at the Moose Hall (1401 5 Ave. N, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0N1) Tickets are $24 in advance, $30 at the door.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:30 )  
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