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Wide Skies plus roots and indie rock this week

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After last week’s slower week punctuated by  South Country Fair, July 21-23, things pick up steam in a big way early this week with the Wide Skies Music Festival at Southminster United Church.Jesse and the Dandelions return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery

A variety of bands  (5:15:Shaela Miller; 5:50: 24th Street Wailers; 7:55: Ryland Moranz; 8:50: Deep Dark Woods; 8:15: Mariel Buckley; 9 :15: Alex Cuba) play a free outdoor show on Wednesday.

While the Wednesday event is free, festival  passes cost $60, which include preferred seating for Thursday night, swag as well as a transit pass. Organizer Mike Spencer noted there will be a suggested donation of $10 for Wednesday night to help cover expenses.

 The next night, Thursday, is a paid concert inside Southminster United Church featuring roots and blues duo Dave and Phil Alvin. Lindi Ortega opens the show at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $60.

After that, there is a big indie rock show at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Thursday, July 27 featuring Toronto based singer songwriter Charlotte Cornfield and the Provincial Archive, Edmonton indie rock band Jesse and the Dandelions and local Indie rock band the Utilities.
The Owl Acoustic lounge also brings back Montreal singer songwriter Bobby Dove, Friday, July 28 with special guest Joey Only.

After closing for a few days for South Country Fair, the Slice is back in full swing as well.


 Terrific Kids Collective bring Toronto bands Bed, and Thunder Bay psychedelic rock band Sunshine and the Blue Moon with local trio Ghost Woman plus Biloxi Parish on Wednesday, July 26. there is a five dollar for the show, which begins at 8 p.m.

The SLice also host rock duo the Due Clause on Friday, July 28.

But tonight, Tuesday, July  25, get ready to dance  and get a little funky with Niagara funk/jazz/ hip hop collective My Son the Hurricane. Admission is five dollars for that show as well.

Keep on  your dancing shoes on as Dunster , B.C. band Samson’s Delilah will be taking the stage at the Slice, July 29 with  new local band Sad Mango.

 Samson’s Delilah blend a variety of influences including soul, world music, reggae, folk and roots music with a dash of funk music.

 You can also dance at Casino Lethbridge, this weekend as local rock band Bamboo Guppies play at 8 p.m., July 28 and 29.
For something a little more laid back, Herb Hick Jazz Quartet return to the Mocha Cabana on Friday night.
 And get ready to bang your head at the Smokehouse on a Sunday, as  they host a trifecta of death metal bands, July 30. Vancouver melodic death metal band God Said Kill will be playing with fellow Vancouverites Unbeheld and local metalcore band Bring your own Bodies. The show starts early with the first band taking the stage  at 6:45 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:36 )  
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