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Ease into May long weekend with rock and roll

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It has been one busy May  for the music scene in Lethbridge. So I’m able to take a bit of a breather, but there are a couple of key shows  coming up over the May long weekend week.The Mahones return to Lethbridge on Wednesday. Photo by Richard Amery

 Celtic punk mainstays the Mahones make a long awaited return to the Slice on Wednesday, May 17. They never get the turnout they deserve here, so  I’m glad they are returning. Expect a lot of whiskey drinking, Celtic powered punk music with lots of energy accordion, whistles and punk intensity. They are  celebrating 25 rocking the world with Celtic punk  for the second year in a row in support of their new CDs “The Hunger and the Fight Parts 1 and 2”
 Admission is $15.

 The other big show of the week is the return of Geoff Berner and Kris Demeanor who play a ticketed event at the Owl Acoustic lounge with Carolyn Mark on Saturday, May 20.

And pianist Jesse Plessis returns home from Montreal to play a  couple of shows this week. The most interesting one is at the University Theatre, May 18 where he will be joining forces with Bente Hansen to perform the Beatles’ classic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely hearts club Band”  album in its entirety. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Plessis has also set up a concert at Casa, May 18. Shadowinnower is a collaboration with Lisa Mulgrew which took third place in the Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition in Brandon. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students.


 For the complete opposite to that, AC DC tribute Who Made Who returns to Lethbridge to play Coyote Joes, may 19 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

If your are up for a road trip to Fort Macleod, Curt Young returns to Southern Alberta from his Edmonton home. He will be playing the blues at the Queen’s Hotel with the Angel sinners including Kiit Kiitoki. The show begins at 9 p.m. They will be shooting a live video of the show as well.
The Slice is starting to do more early shows. On Thursday, May, 19, local alternative rock Trio the Supervoid will be playing with Vancouver power pop band The Uptights from 7-9 p.m.

 It is a great week to see local bands. The Mark Hall band plays country music at Casino Lethbridge, May 19 and 20. Tyler Bird’s band Queen of the Worms will be rocking the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 19. And Leon Barr returns to the stage to play the blues at the Mocha Cabana, May 19.

 For something completely different, improvised soap opera Gay’s Anatomy returns to Club Didi, May 19. The show begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:34 )  
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