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Lots of rock and pop plus Hacksaw Jim Duggan this week

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As usual, there are a lot things happening in Lethbridge this week.Amy Nelson brings her band to the Slice, May 25. Photo by Richard Amery
 There are a couple of excellent punk and metal shows, but just as many good folk and country shows and some weirder music on top of all that. And that’s just on Friday.
 The Slice features  an eclectic  show, Tuesday, May 21 as local country/ folk singer Songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom starts  the night off at 9 followed by Victoria/Seattle based folk/ indie rock musician Mike Edel.
 They will be followed by a late show with Vancouver punk pioneers D.O.A. , who have just released a new CD of rarities and demos called 1978. Admission for the entire night is only $10 so don’t miss it.

 But the week rocks on with a whole lot of metal at the Slice with local metal bands Chernoff, Drearius plus Portage la Prairie metal band Dead Ringer will be rocking the roof off the Slice, Wednesday, May 22 beginning at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover for the show.
Gabe Thaine’s High Level Variety night is back at the Slice, on Thursday, May 23 with host magician Ben Price. Gabe Thaine’s country  roots band  the Rugged River Ramblers will also be performing beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is by donation.

Friday cooks. Local bluesman Paul Kype hosts Honker’s pub’s Friday night open mic beginning around 8 p.m. also on the north side, at the Smokehouse, there will be a whole lot of punk and metal happening. Vancouver’s Russian Tim and Pavel Bures  will be playing punk versions of Russian pop and rock songs. They will share the stage with local punk band The Hockey Moms and ’90s style Riot Grrrl style alternative rock trio  Mombod. Admission is $10 at the door. The music begins at 9 p.m. with Bob Scallywag playing an acoustic set.
 Downtown, local roots/country band Rancho Deluxe will be releasing their debut CD “Lucky Stars” at the Slice beginning at 9 p.m. Steve Foord will be opening the show.

The Slice stays in the roots vein with an excellent Southern Alberta roots and country show, May 25 featuring Calgary’ guitar picker Carter Felker and the Amy Nelson Band who are releasing their new CD “Educated Woman.”
Down the road, things get a little weird in the pop vein as Lily Fawn of Hank and Lily brings her new experimental indie pop project Hush Hush Noise to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday, May 24. Local electronic pop musician Tyler Vandendool will open the show at 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.


The Owl Acoustic Lounge continues in the pop vein on Saturday with local pop band Stars From Streetlights and Calgary band Septembryo who blend the rock of Muse with the danceability of Daft Punk. Admission is by donation.
 Though Saturday entertainment begins in the morning at Casa with the Allied Arts Council’s annual kiosk kick-off barbecue. There will be live music happening from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. including performances by Ian Hepher, Mi Colombia Linda, Polkaholix, Mary-Anne McTrowe and Brian Bradfield.
 There will be free hamburgers and cake  for the first 250 people to arrive. There is no charge to attend the event. After that, Aaron Landry hosts Honker’s Pub’s afternoon open mic beginning at 3 p.m.
 The Smokehouse has another big rock show on Saturday, May 25 with local band Lawless Murphy, who will be playing  rock, country and pop music beginning at 9 p.m.In a similar vein, local rock/ pop/country band the Bamboo Guppies return to Casino Lethbridge for Friday and Saturday.

And local funk/ R and B /pop trio Adequate send the funk into the sky as they play the Watertower Grill, May 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. each night.
As usual, the laughs are at Good Times this week as they host basketball player turned comedian and writer  Henry Sir for two shows, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Admission is $10.
 They have something special on Tuesday, May 28 as they welcome former pro wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan to share stories. VIP meet and greet tickets are $45 for the meet and greet, which begins at 6, while the regular show begins at 7 p.m. Admission for that is $25.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:16 )  
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