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Streets Alive Fundraisers among this week’s highlights

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There is a little something for everyone this week.

 Tonight country stars the Bellamy brothers, s who were all over the pop and country charts throughout the ’70s and ’80s with hits like “Let Your Love Flow,” 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”, play The Yates Theatre. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65.

First up, boogie woogie for Streets Alive at a special fundraising concert at Southminster United Church, Wednesday, May 8. Diane Lines celebrates swing, boogie woogie and jump blues in her show  “Jump”. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 with all proceeds going to support the Streets Alive mission.

Coda play The Piggy Stock fundraiser for Streets Alive this weekend. Photo by RiStock Fundraiser for Streets Alive this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery It is one of two fundraisers for Streets Alive, as local bands  local blues rock band CODA, classic rock band Good Time Charlie , Horizon and Continuum play the first annual Piggy Stock Roast Pig dinner and dance. The licensed and catered  event is at the Polish Canadian Club beginning at 5 p.m.. Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for children under 15. They will be taking donations of food and clothing for Streets Alive.

Also on Wednesday, The May edition of the Windy City Opry features B.C. songwriter Dennis Bouwman, Calgary alt country musician Jess Knights and bluegrass/ country group the Local Group performing at the Slice at 8 p.m. sharp. As always, admission is $10.
Average Joes goes rap on Thursday, May 9 with  Odin and Evolution’s Firestarter tour featuring Alberta rappers Odin and Evolution with Craigles O’Grady, Crisko, Kropp Hopper and Chad L.A. McGhie. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
 It is all about rock for the weekend. Biloxi Parish, plus Medicine Hat alternative rock band Old Youth and indie rock band the Northern Coast playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday, May 10.

The Owl Acoustic lounge is a busy place this weekend as the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp  host the family jam at 2 p.m., Saturday May, 12, followed by an all ages show in the afternoon. Experimental jazz combo Sandwich play in the evening.
Local rock band Dead Army are at the Smokehouse, May 10 as well. Admission is $10.
It is country night at the Slice on Friday, May 10 with the Cody Hall band performing at 9 p.m.. Admission is $10.
 But they turn things up a notch on Saturday, May 11 with Taitanium’s  punk extravaganza featuring the Hockey Moms, Concrete Funeral and Medicine Hat thrash metal band Crimson Caliber, Death metal/Thrash metal Concrete Funeral and local punk band the Hockey Moms. Admission is $10.


 Taitanium has a busy weekend at the Slice, as the next day,May 12, the Slice is opening on a Sunday to host  Querétaro Mexico doom/death metal band Majestic Downfall and Palma De Mallorca , Spain, metal band Helevorn. Admission is $10 for the show which will start early at 8 p.m.

If you want to laugh, Good Times features comedian Ed Hill on Saturday, May 11. He will be performing two shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
They also have a special, Monday show, Sunday, May 13 with  Fancy Cat, one of Jamaica’s top comedians and Sarge. Tickets are $20.
 They will also be performing two shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Meanwhile Jolene Draper and the Inquisitive Few return to the Watertower Grill, Friday and Saturday.
 And  the Bow City Underground return to Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday as well.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2019 08:40 )  
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