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Lots of fun scheduled for May long weekend

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I seem to write this every week, but this week is really an eclectic week.
Things start off with Keith Woodrow’s monthly blues jam at the Slice, Tuesday, May 14.
The Slice goes indie with Victoria emo band Mystery Lover playing the Slice on Wednesday, May 15 in support of their debut CD  “The Death of Young Love.” They will be joined by local ’90s style rock band MTBC (Molly The Boy Cat).

The Parsons aka Clayton and Joelle return to Lethbridge this week. Photo By Richard Amery
 For the complete opposite to that, in the afternoon, traditional country musician Floyd Sillito plays a special afternoon show at Galt Museum with special guests, Medicine Hat duo Otto and Karen Pahl.

 The Slice is all over the place this week. They welcome Fredericton based string band The Montgomery Street band who play string band music plus bluegrass, newgrass and maybe even a little mariachi music. They will be joined by ragtime guitarist CA Jackson
Down the street, country/pop star Jojo Mason brings his first headlining show at Average Joes, Thursday, May 16. He has been to Lethbridge several times with Gord Bamford and once with the James Barker band and Meghan Patrick. he is touring in support of his latest hit single “Future.” He has also hit number one with “Red Dress” and “It’s All Good.”
 Tickets are $20 in advance. The show begins at 8 p.m. sharp.

For laughs, Good Times features the Roast of owner Johnny Pogo on May 17 at 9 p.m. Mike Dambra is  one of the roasters. The show begins at 9 p.m Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
 Kathleen McGhee performs May 18 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Tickets are $10.


 The weekend will be a lot of fun with the Mark Hall band rocking Casino Lethbridge country style for the weekend. The Karen Romanchuk 3 return to The Watertower grill to play some folk and country music for Friday and Saturday as well.


 Bang your head at the Smokehouse, Saturday, May 18, with Bay Area  melodic Death metal band Inanimate Existence plus Edmonton melodic  death metal band Eye of Horus and Sacramento technical metal band Flub plus Calgary melodic death metal band Vexerity. Doors open at 7 p.m. The bands begin at 8 p.m. There is a $15 cover.

 Things get a little weird at the Slice on Friday, May 17, as Taylor Ackerman and Friends play a tribute to the noisy alternative rock of San Francisco Brian Jonestown massacre. Down the road at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Cranbrook folk duo Clayton and Joelle, renamed the Parsons, formerly of the Good Ol’ Goats, return to play  roots and folk music.

Things get really funky at the Owl on Saturday, May 18 so dust off those dancing shoes for with local funk trio Adequate and  Edmonton five piece funk group Carter and the Capitals.

 Up the road, things rock, once again, at the Slice with Calgary pop punk band Bellevue, Vancouver pop punk band Chief State, local pop punk band Homeless in Hawaii, local retro rock band The Cayley and Cam Langhofer all performing beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is $10  in advance, $15 at the door.

Good Times features a special Sunday show with comedian Cindy Rivers performing in conjunction with PrideFest. Cindy Rivers is a transgendered comedian. There are shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

And the Slice rocks once again with an eclectic show on Tuesday, featuring local country/rock singer songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom, Victoria/ Seattle indie rock musician  Mike Edel playing around 9 p.m. followed by a late show with Vancouver hardcore punk pioneers D.O.A. taking over at 10:45 p.m, Admission is $10.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:36 )  
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