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Applefest among this week’s highlights

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It is a short week due to the long weekend, yet there still a lot going on.Gabriel Thaine, playing Bigwood 10 on the weekend, plays Applefest this weekend. photo by Richard Amery
It is an excellent week for loud, local rock and roll.

 Chief Mountain plays for Paint and sip at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug.  8.
it will be a super night for music,” because after that, local ’90s rock trio the Supervoid will be joined by Seattle musician Mark Palm’s pop-rock project  Supercrush. He used to play in a variety of punk and hard core bands including  shoegaze band Modern Charms.

This month’s edition of the Windy City Opry at the Slice features an all local line Up on Wednesday, Aug. 8 with local roots band Rancho Deluxe and a songwriting circle including Megan Brown and Victoria Officinalis. The music begins at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

The Slice features a super special guest to host the Thursday night jam— Kansas City blues musician Amanda Fish and her drummer Glen James. She has Fish, the sister of fellow blues musician Samantha Fish, just released her sophomore CD “Free.”

It will be a fantastic weekend as well.
The Slice slow things down on Friday, Aug. 10 with Toronto folk duo Piper and Carson performing featuring Piper Hayes and her partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe
 The Slice turns things up with a big metal show, Saturday Aug. 11 with Calgary’s King Mammoth and local metal band Extrados. There is a $10 cover for that show.
The Owl Acoustic lounge slows things down on the weekend with a couple of excellent folk shows.

Gillian Moranz returns home to play a show at the Owl on Friday with her brother Ryland and  the Red Hot Hayseeds/Boots and the Hoots‘ Tyler Allen.

 And have a hoot , country style with local country band Hurtin’ the next night, Aug. 12. admission to both shows is by donation.
 Get your rock on with old El Rancho Cabaret Band  Ryerson Road who play Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday.

 And don’t forget the monthly ukulele jam at Casa at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12.

But the biggest event of the weekend is in Galt Gardens as Applefest returns with a wicked  line up of music, and of course, lots of apples and apple related activities and vendors.
 The music begins at 11 a.m. with the Blackfoot Drummers followed by Artemis in Summer. Mark Hall band will lay down some country music at noon, followed by the Owl’s Steven Foord. Coda Blues plays some blues at 2 p.m. followed by a rare show from local alternative rock band Queen of the Worms.

Beyond Crimson keep the energy up afterwards followed by more blues and country from  Gabriel Thaine at  5 p.m. Victoria Fox-Kit and In Cahoots wind up the entertainment at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the event.

Early in the week, Swift Current progressive rock band the Moon Runners play the Owl Acoustic lounge with local band Frege’s puzzle on Tuesday, Aug, 14.
 This week is also the last chance to catch the final two performances of Shakespeare in the Park”s  space set version of the Tempest. The show begins  at 7 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 August 2018 06:41 )  
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