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Shows for everybody this week

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This  will be an eventful week. Edmonton dance rock band  the Shout Out Out Out Out is in the city tonight, March 23. There are a couple big country gigs this week too including Reba McEntire at the Enmax Centre, March 23, plus Julian Austin is at Average Joes, March 26. Average Joes is also bringing back Jo Hikk the next night.
 For those looking to laugh country style, Washboard Hank is back in Lethbridge to play Henotic with Lindsay Coulton and the Country Legs, March 28. Admission is $5. L.A. Beat is giving away two tickets to  the Washboard Hank show to the first person to e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the name of the best known Canadian songwriting icon Washboard Hank has toured with.
If you like AC DC, and who doesn’t, Henotic also brings in an excellent AC DC Tribute called BC DC , March 26  at 9 p.m. Tickets cost  $10 for it. However if you are the first person to e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , you can go courtesy of L.A. Beat
There is another big hip hop show at the Blarney Stone — D12, Eminem’s crew will be performing, March 26 with  the City Prophets and Global Syndicate though Eminem won’t be with them.
There are also a lot of open mics this week. Treeline hosts the opens mic on Tuesday at the Slice. Kate Maki hosts  the open mic at Henotic and there is a special jazz jam on Wednesday at the Slice with the David Renter Quartet. As usual there are open stages at the Good Earth Coffee House and at Beaches Pub on Thursday. Plus this week the Folk Club has their open stage at the Wolf’s Den, Friday night.

Henotic welcomes back We Are the City with Aiden Knight, March 25.  L.A. Beat is also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. Just e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it telling me what city We Are the City are from. The cover is  $7.
And the University of Lethbridge Headbangers Society brings in This City Defects along with Gales of Avalon, Guruth and Psychomantium, March 26 to the University ballroom.
Last but not least, the third edition of Dr. Sketchy’s anti-art school takes place March 26 at  Henotic’s GCBC Lounge with guest model Miss Decorum.


Another cool show is at the Slice on March 27 when they will be bringing in the Stanfields, a crazy Nova Scotia Celtic/country/blues band  known for high octane shows, Celtic melodies and  lyrics.
The Blarney Stone also celebrates the end of Shred season Thursday with a free show with up and coming rap/reggae/ and rock band Goodbye Beatdown.

If you want to have your mind blown, there is another big show at the Geomatic Attic this week. Toronto based harp master Carlos Del Junco plays, March 28. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 at the door, $30 for members, $32.50 for non members in advance.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 March 2010 13:35 )  
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