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May begins with comedy, tributes and psychics

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May means more music and psychics. There are a couple shows to look forward to beginning, May 1 with a sold out show at the Yates Theatre with The Tea Party and Winnipeg band  The Proud Sons Thursday, May 2 as local post punk band Body Lens kicks off their latest  tour at Theoretically Brewing. It will be the last tour with guitarist Quinn Lee who is moving to Montreal. They will be joined by Vancouver post punk band band Co-Op. The show begins at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover.The Decandent Phase play tributes to CCR, ZZ Top and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery
It is Celtic punk  and folk night at the Smokehouse the same night, with The RiverJacks’  Spencer Jo playing a solo show with Vancouver indie-punk Joshua Wood, formerly of  Devil in the Wood Shack. Ruiner is also on the bill as is Crooked Creek Warblers, Admission is $10.

 Local band the Decadent Phase celebrates Slice owner Derek Hoyle‘s birthday by transforming into three bands on May 3. They will be Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and ZZ Top. The show begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

For something a little mystical, there are two opportunities to consort with psychics.
The Italian Canadian Club host a dinner with Calgary Psychic Medium Judy. She has 40 years experience in mediumship, life coaching and Tarot Card reading, she is also a  therapist, life coach and Reiki practitioner and  hypnotherapist.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Sisters Pub hosts psychic medium and comedian Jennie Ogilvie, Saturday, May 3 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $40.

As usual there is a lot of comedy this week. Good Times has their amateur night, May 2 and  hosts some of the best up and comers the next day, May 3 with their up and comers showcase featuring  Brian Dawyduik, roast battle winner Lakshjit Gill, Cole Howg and host Johnny Pogo.  There are performances at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are five dollars in advance, $10 at the door.
 Ken Hicks performs one show at Good Times, May 4 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

 YukYuks Comedy has a special Tuesday show at Average Joes, May 7 with Jasen Fredricksen and opening act Brent Hall. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The laughs begin at 8:30 p.m.
Average Joes hosts a Cinco De Mayo party on May 4 with Dos Tierras playing 8-9:30 p.m. and  DJ Tizio on the decks after 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 including a buffet.
 Between Skies is at the Watertower Grill, Friday and Saturday.
Local folk/ country singer songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom will be at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday. He will be joined by Kevin Giron, Friday, May 3. As usual, admission is by donation.
 The Owl stays in a folk vein with a tribute to Cat Stevens, Janis Joplin and James Taylor on Saturday.
 But get ready to bang your head at the Slice on Saturday, May 4 as local metal band Tyrants of Chaos and Saskatoon hard rock band Despite the Reverence will be shaking the walls down in support of their new CD “Plethora.”

 That seems to be the case at the Slice this week as they have a big stoner rock show on Monday, May 6 with Dead Quiet, The Rainbow Patrol and Frege’s Puzzle.
 If you’re in the mood for some blues, hit to road to Coaldale for The Steve Keenan Band, who play KC’s Pub, Saturday, May 4.
 The show begins at 8 p.m. There is no cover.


 For something a lot more mellower, there are a couple classical music concerts this week as well.
 Vox Musica will be at Southminster United Church,  with “Here Comes the Sun,” Saturday, May 4  with special guests the jamani duo Matt And Jodie  Groenheide, the LCI Chamber Choir and CCH Steel Panthers. They  will be performing arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk and pop songs by the Beatles and “Africa” by Toto. Tickets are $15. They concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

 On Monday, May 6  the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra celebrates the seasons with special guest violinist  Isabelle Robinson.
 They will be performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 2.
 the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$75
The fun doesn’t stop there. There are two big shows on Tuesday, May 7.

 Country stars the Bellamy Brothers are playing the Yates’ Theatre, at 7 p.m..
Howard and Dave  Bellamy have been topping the country charts since the ’70s with songs like Let Your Love Flow and If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me), “Dancing Cowboys,” “Sugar Daddy,” “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie,” “Lovers Live Longer,” “Do You Love As Good As You Look,” “Redneck Girl,” “For All The Wrong Reasons,” “I Love Her Mind,” “I Need More Of You,” “Old Hippie,” “Too Much Is Not Enough,” “Kids Of The Baby Boom,” and “Reggae Cowboy” and “Crazy From The Heart. Tickets are $65.
 Also on Tuesday, the Slice has an alternative rock/ punk show with J Blissette, Victoria’s Groceries and Katabat. Admission is $10.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:48 )  
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