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CKXU FUNDrive and laughter this week

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If you want to fight off that St. Patrick’s Day weekend hangover with live music then come on over to downtown, where there is still a lot happening.
 CKXU Fundrive events dominate the week.
 the University of Lethbridge based community radio station is  planning on reaching their $30,000 FUNDrive goal for a new website.
 So in addition to on air giveaways, there are several big shows downtown.Kimberley MacGregor returns to Lethbridge with Curtis Glas and Makiisma. Photo by Richard Amery
Catch a diverse cross section of music at the Slice which hosts CKXU and University of Lethbridge Gutsy Club’s band wars. Local country pop band Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction, GreenBones, Orangeman, alternative rock duo Cope, Jane Doe, Sydeshow and alternative rock trio Mombod go head to head for big prizes including recording time and much more beginning at 5 p.m. There is a $10 cover to attend.
The other big CKXU Cosmic Frequencies themed FUNDrive event is the “landing party” at the Slice, Friday, March 23. The event features a variety of local bands put together for the occasion to play space themed music. Performers include  Space Band, NASA Camp Dropout, Cartwheel Galaxy, Vandendool and the Quasar Quartet and HD80606. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

But there is a  lot more going on this week.The Owl Acoustic Lounge features their jazz jam with HBO3 and  Josh Davies on Wednesday, March 21.
 Thursday, March 22 is the night for laughter.
 There is a comedy open mic at the Zoo in the University of Lethbridge Student’s union featuring Solly  KP. There is no admission to attend.

 And Joker’s Gone Wild return to Casino Lethbridge, March 22 with Todd Ness, Shawn Gramiak and William Hannigan. The comedy begins at 7 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

The Geomatic Attic welcomes Grammy award winning bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis and the Right hands performing at 8 p.m. She is  touring in support of her new CD Blossoms (Spruce and Maple Music) Tickets range from $37.59 or $40.The Geomatic Attic has a busy weekend as the next night they welcome  Nanton/ Vulcan country band Tin and the Toad at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30 at the door.

 Elsewhere in the city, Calgary musician Todd Stewart of the Northern Beauties and Brocade plays the Owl Acoustic Lounge with the Dudes’ Danny Vacon. There is no cover for the show. Vacon returns to the Owl with the Dudes for a special ticketed event, Friday, April 13.


Classic rock band the Chevelles play their monthly fundraising gig at Average joes, Friday, March 23 as well. this time they are helping out  the Lethbridge American Legion Baseball. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
CLUB DID Features DMTV which has some fun with the TV show Cops. The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a five dollar cover.
The Bamboo Guppies rock the Casino this weekend, March 23 and 24 at 8 p.m..
 Aaron Landry hosts the Friday open mic at Honker‘s Pub.
There is a variety of music happening on Saturday, March 24.

Andy Mac host the afternoon open mic at Honker’s Pub beginning at 4 p.m.
The Lethbridge Community Silver Band perform their Folk Songs and Fantasies concert at the College Drive Community Church at 7 p.m. Special guests include Lethbridge Reader’s Theatre and bass trombonist Nick Sullivan. The set includes music from Lord of the Rings, legend of Zelda and Harry Potter. Admission is $15 for adults.

The U of L singers are also performing Saturday night. They will be performing a variety of styles of music, at the University Theatre, at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20 regular, $15 seniors and alumni and $12 for students and children.
The Owl features the Arrows north Tour, March 24 with Edmonton songstress Kimberley MacGregor, Calgary’s Curtis Glas and Makiisma aka Lethbridge’s own Megan Brown.
There are also head-banging options this weekend as well as local metal band Tyrants of Chaos tear up the slice with Despite the Reverence. There is a $10 cover for the show.
Over at the Fish and Game Hut (9th Ave S 10 St), there is a FLIPfest fundraiser  with Calgary’s Local Singles, Future Womb aka ukulele wielding Mikaela Cochrane and Lethbridge band Sun Crying. Admission is $10 The music begins at 9 p.m.

— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
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