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Lots of metal and Couleefest to be highlights this week

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 It’s a great week for metal, with a couple of excellent metal shows happening at the Smokehouse.

The Ashley Hundred return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sept.23. Photo by Richard Amery
 On Sept. 23 , the U of L Headbanger’s Society present their first show of the season at the Smokehouse with  Vancouver rock/ metal  band Of Artistry with local rock/metal bands Caste of Shadows and Sidestepping the Sun and To The Mountains Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, Doors open at  6 p.m.
 If that wasn’t enough metal in your face the next night, Sept, 24, get ready to bang your head and thrash the night was with veteran Calgary metal band Divinity who  are supporting their new CD The Immortalist. They will be joined by Vancouver’s Expain and local screamo band the Avulsion.
 The early show starts at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

For the diametric opposite  to that, get your ’90s pop fix this week as the I Love the ’90s tour stops by the Enmax Center, Thursday, Sept. 21 with Vanilla Ice, Salt N’ Pepa, Rob Base, Young MC and CC and Music Factory.
 Tickets are $65, $85 and $102. The show begins  at 7 p.m.

The Smokehouse features a big hip hop show in between all the metal, Sept. 22 with Pimpton’s Canadian tour stopping by with special guests Kwame Dolo and Dusty Wallace and local support from Trey Mark, LRev & Heavy Knowledge, Knox and xRGx.
Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Also on Thursday, get ready to laugh as the Jokers Gone Wild tour returns to Casino Lethbridge. This month features Lars Callieou, Martin Mor and Gordon Souther. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The Slice is all about rock this weekend with local bands To The Mountains From the Flame and Quick Draw performing at night on Sept. 22. Gabriel Thaine is playing a special, laid back happy hour show at 5:30 p.m.
 On Sept. 23, the Slice features Vancouver indie pop band Goodwood Atoms, Saskatoon punk band Owners and local indie rock band the Utilities. There is a $10 cover for the show, which begins at 9 p.m.

The Galt Museum hosts a special event for classical music fans with Piano and Pie, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the piano of Jill Heninger. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 youth and students.
Lethbridge College has a big event on the weekend with Couleefest on Sept. 23.


 There will be campus and department tours, and performances by local country band Hurtin’ at 2 p.m., blues rock band the Steve Keenan Band following around 3 p.m.. Local funk/ rock/ disco/pop orchestra Hippodrome will be on stage around 4:15 p.m. and Calgary based east Coast style band 3 Finger Shot, will end the festivities with a set at 6:15 p.m.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge features a pretty laid back weekend with the Bryant Watson Duo performing, Sept. 22. Calgary indie rock band. The Ashley Hundred return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sept. 23.

Average Joes also features a couple of sweet shows.
Local rockers the Chevelles return to Average Joes for the CJOC’s fifth annual  Classic Cruiser Party , Friday, Sept. 22 at   9 p.m. The local radio station will be giving away a 1957 Pontiac Super Chief. There will be a five dollar cover charge after 7:30 p.m.


If you like Tom Petty and the women of the ’70s and Average Joes features a tribute the next night with Totally Tom Petty Hosts the Women of Rock, a Las Vegas styled touring show featuring the many hits of Tom Petty, plus Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood mac, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and Pat Benetar. the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance,

 And, last, but not least, Average Joes brings back Grand Prairie born, Nashville/Maine based country Stars Emerson Drive, who have charted numerous hits including their latest “Just Got Paid.” They are also known for “ I Should Be Sleeping,”“I’ve Had My Moments,”“ She’s my Kind of Crazy” and “Countrified Soul,” to name a few.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. The show begins at 8 p.m. with local country singer Mark Maxwell.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:41 )  
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