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Get ready to rock before Christmas

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Get ready to rock before Christmas.

Tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 18, Gabe Thaine brings his high level  Variety show back to the Slice. Katt Panic hosts an eclectic evening of entertainment including host band the Crooked Creek Warblers followed by music, magic, juggling, anything you can imagine. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. There s a five dollar cover.


But start things off on a jazzy note as HBO3 and Josh Davies host The Owl Acoustic Lounge, Wednesday, Dec. 19. The same night, down the block, Calgary raised jazz musician Stefan Hegerat has a CD release party at the Slice for his debut CD  “Icterus,” described as a fusion of rock and jazz. He has performed with JJ and the Pillars, Lisa Bozikovic, Blue Sky Miners, Ryan Carley and The Naive. This is an early show that begins at 7 p.m. There is a $10 cover.Rancho Deluxe are one of several local shows happening this week. Photo by Richard Amery

As expected, there are plenty of Christmas related activities happening this week. Chris Roedler is hosting a Christmas afternoon at Galt Museum, Dec. 19 from 2-3 p.m..
The Owl Acoustic Lounge is  taping into their inner Potterheads by hosting an adult version of the Yule Ball, Dec. 20 with music and “butterbeer.” And local vocals instructor Andrea Roberts’ students are performing a Christmas concert at city Hall, Dec. 21 from 1-2 p.m.

New West Theatre opens their annual best of music-comedy revue show “Hit Parade” on Dec. 19. It runs until Jan. 5 Expect to hear a lot of old favourites from previous shows and a few new numbers and lots of laughs.

On the stranger side of the season, the Slice hosts an unusual show, Thursday, Dec. 20  with the Taitanium WTF Variety Show. Performers include model  and “circus punk”  Harley Page plus burlesque dancer the Real Green Fairy plus Fatt Matt and Santa Claus. There is a $10 cover or $7 if you wear a onesie or PJS.

 But this week is all about the rock, Yuletide themed and otherwise.

 Saskatoon’s One Bad Son bring their beloved holiday show Average Joes, Dec. 20. They will be be performing big hits like “Scarecrow” and “Raging Bull,” deeper tracks and a lot more,
One Bad Son and Guests play Average Joes, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $20 in advance, $35 on the day of the show. Daylan Delaney will be opening the show.

The Slice is going to rock your face, Friday, Dec. 21 by hosting a Xmas Meltdown featuring Calgary classic metal band King Mammoth, Calgary based groove metal/ power metal band Spit of the Sin and Medicine Hat’s Nephilim’s Noose. The rock begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

The Slice also brings a little rock to the stage with the Decadent Phase and Ian Morrice performing, Saturday, Dec. 22.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge features local rock with the Silkstones and Hoverkraft performing on Friday, Dec. 21.

On Friday afternoon, check out a Christmas concert at City Hall, where the talented singing students of local vocals teacher Andrea Roberts will be singing their Christmas favourites beginning at 1 p.m.
And Rancho Deluxe play their own brand of country and rock music at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. They are putting the finishing touches on their debut CD.
Classic rock/pop band Fast Times return to rock Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday, down the road at KC’s Pub, Womp will be playing a little rock and roll.
And that’s about it as most places are closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:42 )  
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