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Plenty of roots, blues and comedy coming up

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There is  a lot of comedy and roots music and even punk music coming up in the next couple of weeks.
 But first, CKXU sponsors their second annual battle of the bands at Chinook High school, Tuesday,March 5 featuring performances by the Trevs, Veronica Barley, Wintersmith , Dante and Malcolm, Critically Acclaimed, Harry Maxwell, Cold North, Midline and Mercury. The music begins at  7 p.m. Admission is by donation.Eve Hell and the Razors play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 9. Photo by Richard Amery

 This week has several roots shows. Southern Manitoba born, Alberta based country/ roots musician Idaho Joe Wilson and the Mountain Men play the Slice on March 6.
 And Winnipeg area roots musician Richard Inman returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 8 with George Arsene.
For more mainstream country,  Ryan Lindsay returns to Casino Lethbridge, march  8 and 9. there is no cover charge for the shows, which begins at 8 p.m. each night.

 Also on March 8, Los Angeles based, Australian born blues and soul singer the Kara Grainger band will be at the Slice, March 8. Admission is $10. for the show, which also features local blues/rock band Rockuronium. The show begins at 9 p.m.

If you enjoy modern dance, the Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists presents Dance as Art- Common thread  at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, March 8 and 9 beginning at 8 p.m.
 They have brought this show to the stage for  the past three years for three sold out performances. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non members and memberships are $10.
Cal Toth returns to Average Joes with Dueling Pianos, March 8 as well.

There will be lots of laughs at the Yates Theatre, March 9 as the Snowed in Comedy Tour returns with Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug, Pete Zedlacher and Domonde Tschritter performing beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and $25 for students.

Also for comedy, Ben Proulx performs two shows at Good Times, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

 If you are in a punk kind of mood  Calgary’s the Galacticas return to the Slice, March 9 with local bands Sessions and the Youngbloods also on the bill. The show starts at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

There is even some local jazz music happening at the College Drive Community Church.  The Lethbridge Community Band present  Music From the Silver Screen with conductor Josh Davies. You will hear  songs from King Kong, Braveheart, Apollo 13 and more. Tickets are $15, children 12 and under get in for free.
 Slightly different but in a similar vein, Calgary rockabilly trio Eve Hall and the Razors make a long awaited return to Lethbridge when they play the Owl Acoustic Lounge Saturday, March 9.

And the Stoketown cafe are beginning a new brunch music series monthly on Saturdays. This week, Papa King and Doug Freeman will be performing.
Kavanagh and Hepher perform on April 13  at the High Level Blues Duo are performing May. 18. Brunch music runs from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.”

Also Coming up, Keith Catfish Woodrow is starting a blues jam at the Slice. The first one is Tuesday, March 12 at 9 p.m.
 Also coming up, Victoria punk legends the Dayglo Abortions return to Lethbridge,March 15 to play the old Firehall at 9 p.m. with  Chief Mountain and The Hockey Moms. Admission is $15.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 March 2019 08:55 )  
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