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Plenty of country this week plus rap and rock

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Country and folk music dominate this week with several shows for folks who want to kick it country style.Gabriel Thaine has several shows coming up this week. Photo by Richard Amery
Winnipeg’s folk musician Cary Dow makes her Lethbridge Lethbridge debut at the Slice, Tuesday, Nov. 13. She is winding up a 10 date Canadian tour in support of her new CD “Comet”and heading back to Winnipeg with her band mates, bassist Ashley Au and guitarist Darwin Baker.
 Things get loud at the Enmax Centre with the Glorious Sons and Beaches at the Enmax Centre, Nov. 13 as well with one of several big rock shows also happening this week.
Tickets for the concert are $46 and $56. The show begins at the Enmax Centre at 7 p.m.
 In the folk vein, Calgary alt country/roots band the  Wine Soaked Preachers return to Lethbridge this week to play the Windy City Opry at the Slice, with Edmonton pop /folk singer Vissia. As always Windy City Opry shows start at 8 p.m. on the nose. Admission is $10.

FLIPfest features another fundraiser at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Wednesday as well with Winnipeg psych pop dream pop- band A La Mode performing at 9 p.m. with  local musicians Jess Tollestrup and  the ugly Cry Club. Admission is by donation.

 A sure sign of Christmas is a performance of renown holiday opera the Nutcracker. The Moscow Ballet returns with their production of the Nutcracker to the Enmax Centre with local dancers participating, Thursday. Nov. 15, The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $78, $58, $48 and $38.

 The weekend is all about country and roots music. Breanne Urban and Southern Flyer return to Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.
 Country star George Canyon makes his annual visit to Average Joes on Friday, Nov. 16 in support of his latest album “Southside of Heaven.” Tickets are $40 on the day of the show and $35 in advance. the concert begins at 8 p.m.

Edmonton folk/roots musician Matt Patershuk returns to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Friday as well.
 For something a little different, Slice server and musician Megan Rourke celebrates her birthday, Nov. 16 with a masquerade party featuring local rock band Queen of the Worms and a solo set from Vernon singer songwriter October  Poppy. Masks are required, so make or bring your own. There will also be some available at to door. Admission is $10.

Also on Friday, PIGS: Canadas Pink Floyd Tribute is on the stage at the Yates Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48.50.
Just outside of town , local funk trio Adequate bring the groove to McLennan’s Pub in Coaldale beginning at 9 p.m.
 if you just want to laugh, Impromptu spoof reality TV with DMTV  at Club Didi beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is five dollars.

There are diverse shows happening on Saturday.
 Street Legal records hosts a hip hop showcase from 7-8:30 p.m. with performances by local acts ONTK, The Shed Beat Boyz, the Psychonauts with Heavy Knowledge and LRev, Ollie X and Vosh. Admission is by donation.

 The Slice has a solid punk show later that night with Calgary’s  the Broken Yolks, and the Difficult Brown, HigH River]s Shark Weak and local pop punk Sessions and Edmonton’s Loser Points. Bands begin at  10 p.m admission is $10.

 There are a heap of Sunday shows.
 Prairie Huckster aka Gabriel Thaine and Eya play an a matinee show at the Smokehouse from 2-4 p.m., while Broken Brothers, formerly Broken Down Suitcase  play at 3-6 p.m. at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.
 Also in the afternoon, the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra presents the first of two armistice themed performances at Southminster United Church of ‘Salute,“ a concert featuring Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, featuring Vox Musica and  Chinook High School’s Women’s chamber chorus and  their men’s chorus. Tickets range between $25-$65. the second performance is Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

After their Sunday afternoon matinee, The Smokehouse takes a bit of a breather, then welcomes  Montreal punk band the Gutter Demons, Edmonton’s The Devil’s Sons and Lethbridge’s Hockey Moms to the stage. The bands begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge  welcomes Toronto area  alternative rock band Seas  to their stage on Monday. Seas includes members of Moneen, Sights and Sounds, Choke and Black mastiff.
Gabriel Thaine brings back his High Level Variety show to the Slice on Tuesday, Nov. 20. And if you just want to sing, join Castrati’s Choir at Club Didi, Nov. 20. beginning at  8 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:18 )  
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