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A whole lot of local rock and laughter this week

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Ease into January with a whole lot of local music.Rainbow Patrol have  Cd release party this week at the Slice. photo by Richard Amery
 The fun begins as Gabriel Thaine brings back his High Level Variety Show to the Slice, Tuesday, Jan. 15.
 It is a variety show so  anything can happen — music, comedy, juggling, dance, whatever springs to mind. Doors open with the sign up at 8 pm. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. There is a five dollar cover.

Jazz jams return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Wednesday, Jan. 16 with hosts HBO3.
 Corduroy Brown hosts the open mic at the Slice, Jan. 17.

The SAAG is doing something cool, Thursday, Jan. 17 — they are hosting a Bauhaus themed birthday party for art with local music.

 Local alternative rock band Body Lens open the show at 8:30, followed by Rhythm of Cruelty aka the duo of Brandi Strauss and Ian Rowley .

After that, Sean Warkentine and Adrian Sutherland host  the CKXU  dance party at 10:30 p.m. Admission is  $2.

If you want to laugh, Good Times features hypnotist  J.R. Mathew on Friday , Jan 18. He performs two shows at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Admission is $15.

Good Times brings back comedian Adam Ruby for two shows, Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6 and 9:30 p.m.. Admission is $10 for that show.

There is a whole lot of rock this weekend. The Smokehouse hosts an excellent local punk show on Friday, Jan. 18 featuring Calgary Celtic punks the RiverJacks and local bands The Hockey Moms and 13toGo. The music begins at 8:30 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

 Over at the Slice, Jan. 18 local psychedelic rock band the Rainbow Patrol is releasing their new CD and bringing back Calgary power trio Bazaraba to help out.
 Down the street, local band Queen of the Worms return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge.

The Slice also rocks on Saturday, Jan. 19 with the sounds of Red Deer. St. Groove return along with Dayparting, formerly known as Conniferius  and Calgary’s the Rumble.

Down the road again, at the Owl Acoustic Lounge Suzie and the Homewreckers hold court as part of  Drunken Sailor’s sixth anniversary party, Jan. 19 which is all about the ladies at the Owl. The Owl hosts the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp family jam in the afternoon followed by a matinee performance by  local rock band HoverKraft.

Club Didi has an interesting show on Saturday. Lip Sync Roulette features local drag performers  competing to be the best lip synch team.
 The show begins at 8:30 p.m. There is a $10 cover.
 And Ryerson Road plays a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19.

 Early next week, Vancouver Island songwriter Ryan McMahon returns to play a house concert at the Flat in support of his new sixth CD “In Line For A Smile.” The show begins at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:23 )  
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