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Word on the Street and Lethbridge Symphony among the highlights this week

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There are a couple of big shows this week.
 Vancouver based, organ powered progressive rock band Bend Sinister stop by the Owl Acoustic lounge to play a special ticketed event, Wednesday, Sept. 19. Tickets are $10 for the show, which begins at 9 p.m. They are supporting their new CD Foolish Games. Local band the Dirti Speshuls will be opening the show.Richard Inman returns to Lethbridge this week. photo by Richard Amery
 It is a busy Wednesday as there is also an open mic at Beaches.
 The Slice hosts Port Alberni folk/ alternative rock and pop band the Chase Spencer band on Sept. 19 as well. Admission is by donation.
 Admission is also by  donation at the Smokehouse where Prairie Huckster aka  Gabriel Thaine and Aya will be playing every instrument they know, Webdnesday, Sept.19.
 There is a big alternative rock show on Thursday, Sept. 20 with Saskatoon’ grungy, noisy post punk duo  Man Meat, plus Edmonton  trio Hex Beat and local alternative rock trio MomBod. Admission is $10 for the show, which begins at 8 p.m.

On the weekend, the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra has their first Extras concert of the season with Musaeus performing at Fall in Strings  — a tribute to Autumn at Casa at 7:30 p.m.  featuring violinist  Isabelle Robinson, keyboardist Mary Lee Voort and  the Musaeus String quartet. The Symphony opens their series on Oct. 15 with Russian Inferno.
It that isn’t enough classical music for you, Pianist Jesse Plessis returns home to Lethbridge to perform at the Galt museum’s Piano and Pie, Friday, Sept. 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for youth and students.

The quick picking and velvet baritone of Winnipeg based musician Richard Inman returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Friday, Sept. 21. Fellow Winnipeg musician Dana Lee will be opening the show.
 For something different from that, bang your head at the Smokehouse as Medicine Hat thrash/punk band Western Death return to rock with local bands Chernoff, alternative rock duo Cope and High River hardcore punk band Shark Weak. There is a $10 cover for the show, which begins at 8 p.m..

Local rock band the Bamboo Guppies return to the stage  by playing Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.
 There are several fun events on Saturday. The annual zombie walk takes place in Galt Gardens, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m., though Kat Panic will be able to help you with your makeup beginning at noon There will be vendors and food as well.

Edmonton comedian Mike “the Pickle” Dambra returns to Lethbridge to  bring the funny to Average Joes, Sept. 22. Opening acts Meagan Massina and local comedians  Jordi Bott and Lakshjit Gill are also on the bill. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  The laughs start at 8:30 p.m.

The Slice goes pop with Tyler Vandendool and Saskatoon based alternative pop duo Too Soon Monsoon and Kane Incognito are also performing. Admission is by donation.
Local rock band Biloxi Parish release their new album at the Owl Acoustic lounge on Sept. 22.

And Word on the Street starts off Arts Days 2018 on Saturday Sept. 22 with lots of authors, stories and live entertainment.  The event opens at 10:50 a.m. with a blessing from Francis First Charger followed by a drum circle from Thunder Chief productions. The Saints play at 11:30 a.m. followed by Japanese Minyo Dancers  at 12:15p.m , Fawns  at 12:30 p.m., the Lethbridge Highland Dance Association (1:15 p.m.); Ezra Sulin (1:30p.m.); Black Roses for Breakfast (1:50 p.m.); Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Troop (2:15 p.m.); Jolene Draper & The Inquisitive Few (2:30 p.m.);Will Big Bull (3:15 p.m.);  Alison & Danny (3:30 p.m.) and Ecuadorian Roots (4:15 p.m.)

The other big show  this week is the return of Hamilton  folk rock/ alt country group Elliott Brood who return to the Slice on Tuesday, Sept. 25 They released their latest CD “ Ghost Gardens” in 2017. Tickets are $25. Steve Foord will open the show.

Tonight Winnipeg folk punk musician Greg Rekus hosts the open mic at the owl Acoustic lounge.

 — by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 September 2018 17:36 )  
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