There is a variety of fun things to check out this week— everything from folk to metal, modern dance to blues.
The week begins at the Slice, March 8 with Juno Award winning folk musician/ banjo picker Old Man Luedecke who returns to Lethbridge after two years. The last time he visited , he had a decent crowd, but not nearly as many as the affable folk singer deserves.The show will start early, at 8 p.m., so don’t be fashionably late.
Calgary punk/ alternative rock duo Miesha and the Spanks return to the Slice, March 10 with Calgary female powered grunge/blues band All Hands on Jane and local rock duo Cope.
If you really want to bang your head, Detroit metal band I Prevail play Average Joes, with Assuming We Survive and Make War.The show was sold out at Coyote joes, but has been moved to the larger venue. If there are any left, tickets cost $15 at the door.
If you just want to mellow out, local bluesman Leon Barr returns to the Mocha Cabana, March 10 to play over the supper hours 6-9 p.m.. And country/ roots singer Mariel Buckley returns to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge.
There is a variety of fun on March 11.
Closer to home, local blues band Paul Kype and Texas Flood return to the Slice, March 11. But if you love dance, LSIDA ( The Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists) feature their spring showcase at the Yates Theatre, March 11. There are performances at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. featuring dancers from across the province. Tickets are $20 from Classique Dancewear.
Down the road in Fort Macleod, Vancouver born, Toronto based jazz musician Tia Brazda performs at 7:30 p.m. She has toured all over the world and is working on her sophomore album. Tickets are $35.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge features a pretty cool and different duo, Big Little Lions, Helen Austin and Paul Otten, who live on Vancouver Island and Cincinnati respectively, were an instant hit when they started working together, as they won several awards including a Juno and several other prizes with their infectious blend of Icelandic pop inspired pop and folk music.. They have had songs on a variety of television shows and films including Elementary, MTV's Catfish, ABC's The Vineyard, MBC's The Night Shift, a Microsoft, 3 Ikea commercials, a McDonalds commercials and the trailer for 'Love The Coopers' movie. There is no cover for the show.
The monthly ukulele jam happens at Casa on Sunday, March 12 from 2-3 p.m. This month it will be in the 2D classroom at Casa instead of in the meeting room where it usually is.
Early in the week there are several alt country/ honky tonk shows happening.
On Monday, March 13 the Slice features Kamloops Christian rock band Josh Seymour and the Hathaway Boys. Down the street, Winnipeg country musician Quinton Blair returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge to host their open mic.
Get ready to rock on a Tuesday as Toronto based post punk rock band Century Palm, featuring former Lethbridge resident , musician and concert promoter Paul Lawton stop by the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 14 with local rock bands A Trozzo and the Electric Few and J Blissette.
A little further down the line, The March Windy City Opry happens at the Slice, March 15 with Calgary’s Brooke Wylie and the always amazing Tin and the Toad who have just released their second album.