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Soulfest and cool shows highlights of a slower week

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There has been a lot going on in the past couple of weeks. So this week, ease into the summer season with a couple of special shows.

The Plaid Tongued Devils return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
The fun begins right after Canada Day, Wednesday, July 3 as Toronto based synth pop band Zinnia aka Rachel Cardiello shares the Slice stage with local alternative rock trio Mombod.
CKXU is celebrating  their 15th year on the FM dial at 88.3 f.m. by hosting monthly parties at Theoretically  Brewing.

This month’s summer session is July 5 featuring local alternative rock duo Birch Barks, Ryan Phillips and Marigold. The music begins at 8 .m. There is a $10 cover.

There are several wicked shows  on Friday, June 5. Local funk rock trio Adequate hold court at Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday night. Just down the road, The Eric Braun band  will be playing the blues at the Watertower Grill for the weekend as well.

Soulfest in Twin Butte will likely draw most of Lethbridge’s  music community away for the weekend.
 Calgary based klezmer/ folk/ rock band The Plaid Tongued Devils make a long awaited return to the Slice, July 5. They are en route to Soulfest in Twin Butte, where they will be playing on Saturday night. The Plaid Tonged Devils will be sharing the Twin Butte Store stage with  Heather Blush’s Rattle and Strum Children’s show, Winnipeg Country musician Sean Burns, the Kyle Owen Band, Heather Blush and the Uppercuts, Peter and the Wolves  and Boots and the Hoots.

 Soulfest opens  on Friday with Cam Penner and Jon Wood, Carolyn Mark and Kitty and the Rooster. Tickets for the weekend are $85 or $40 for just Friday night.
 If you are staying in town for the weekend, there are tough choices downtown.

 The Plaid Tongued Devils will be at the Slice on Friday, July 5, en route to their Saturday night show at Soulfest. But down the street, Vancouver folk/ roots/ gypsy collective the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra return to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge for a special ticketed event, Friday, July 5.
 Tickets are $10.


 Jonny Bean on the north side is starting to host shows. Folk/ pop musician Adrian Chalifour of Towers and Trees and who appeared on TV show the launch on march 6,  hits the stage, Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, July 6, The Owl Acoustic Lounge hosts local favourite indie rock band the Silkstones, performing as a trio this time,  and Webb. Admission is by donation.

And if you didn’t get enough Caribbean culture  last weekend , the Slice features local Latin rock collective Latin Rev  to help you dance up a sweat on a Saturday night.

 And don’t forget, the Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society opens their run of Macbeth in Galt Gardens this week. There will be performances at 7 p.m. on Thursday July 4 and Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m. in Galt Gardens. The Scottish play runs in Galt Gardens  pretty much every Thursday and Friday until Aug. 9. Admission is by donation.
Early next week, Keith “Catfish” Woodrow is back at the Slice to host his monthly slice of blues jam. The music begins at  approximately 8:30 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 July 2019 07:28 )  
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