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All kinds of live music for beginning of September

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The first week of September cooks with lots of live music.

Scotch Whiskey Limousine are among the bands playing Freshfest this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery
 Tonight is open mic night there are two open mics happening. The Smokehouse features a open mic on the first Tuesday and third Friday of every month, so Daylan Deaney hosts an open mic tonight at 8 p.m.

 Club Didi also has an open mic at 8 p.m. tonight.

The big event at the University of Lethbridge is Freshfest, where an array of musicians will be performing, Sept 9 in the grove outside of the student’s union building. There are a variety of Freshfest activities this week, but the annual jamboree part of Freshfest will be a highlight, especially if you are a fan of EDM, electronic music as Haywyre and Walshy Fire will be headlining. Another EDM act, Halifax based duo Neon Dreams are also on the bill.

But Vancouver indie rockers Said the Whale return for Freshfest also with Juno nominee Scott Helman and local rock band Scotch Whiskey Liimousine plus local rapper Treymark. Letterkenny’s Dylan Playfair will be on hand to host the day. Unfortunately you have to be a university student or the special guest of a student to attend the event.

 But there are a lot of other things happening in Lethbridge this week.
 Jazz jams return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Wednesday, Sept. 6 as HBO3 and Josh Davies host this open jam beginning at 9 p.m.

Blueprint records celebrates their 11th anniversary at the Slice, Sept. 6 with an exceptional show featuring Vancouver pop musician Jay Arner, local rock band Open Channels and a new band called Fast Colours. Tickets are five dollars in advance, eight dollars at the door.

 The Slice rocks Sept. 8 with Calgary stoner rock band Woodhawk who bring their Woodhawk Strikes back tour to town with local alternative rock trio the Supervoid and  Cope. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Local alternative rock band Fox Eyes rock the Owl Acoustic lounge, Sept. 8.

The Owl rocks again on Oct. 9 as Abbotsford post punk band Loans play a show with Salmo band Rainboard and local psychedelic folk orchestra Unbroken Circle. The show begins at 9 p.m.


 If you want to have some fun with country music, BroncaBilly will be playing country and some rock and roll at Casino Lethbridge, Sept. 8 and 9.
 The monthly ukulele jam returns to Casa on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 2-3 p.m.

 And the smokehouse hosts a big hip hop show on Sunday,Sept. 10 with Junk from SDK and plenty of local openers including Pyke, The Pyschonauts, Urban Voyce , Treymark, N8v Knox, Shed Beat Boys, Savage Music Group and Young Foriegn. Admission is $10 The show begins at 8 p.m.

The fun doesn’t stop after the weekend either as there are two excellent shows on Monday, Sept. 11.

Winnipeg folk punk Greg Rekus returns to host the open mic at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Sept. 11 whole just down the street, Peterborough rock band the Weber Brothers Band make a long awaited return to the Slice and to Lethbridge with Emily Burgess. Tickets for the show are $15. A little way down the road, Calgary based celtic punks the RiverJacks  and Quebec punks Mansbridge are scheduled to play the Moose Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Admission is $10.

Dave McCann plays this month’s Windy City Opry, Wednesday,Sept. 13 with Peterborough based bluegrass/folk duo the Mayhemingways. The show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. That will be a busy Wednesday as Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell plays the Enmax, Sept 13 as well. While the Owl Acoustic Lounge features Vancouver’s Douse (YVR) plus local acts WINT and Curtis Windover.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 September 2017 06:32 )  
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