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Bands needed and much more this week

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It’s another eclectic week in Lethbridge.
But first after a weird, cold, windy winter, it’s time to look forward to summer and all of the music festivals happening. The first one up is the Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, happening June 26-28. Val McQuaid is looking for local artists to perform during this popular weekend in Henderson lake Park. Send your submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 Maggie Hall is also looking for bands , duos and soloists to perform at her seventh annual Alzheimer‘s Fundraiser, taking place, April 18 at Honker’s Pub. She can be reached through Lethbridge Musicians or her Facebook page.

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 Things begin with this week with the Jazz jam at the Owl Acoustic Lounge with HBO3 at the special early start time of 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19.Adequate’s Josh Thorlakson jumps at the Slice, Feb. 14. They are at the Owl Acoustic Lounge this week.

 New roots country band The Dark Wrangler host this weeks open mic at the Slice.
“If you missed them at the Slice on Feb. 14, get funky with Adequate at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 21. The Will be playing with the Funk Penomenorm.

Things rock Edmonton style at the Slice, Feb. 21 where punk bands Loser Points and Reifer Madness  plus local punk rockers the Hockey Moms will be moshing the night away. Admission is $10. The music begins at 9 p.m.

The Mark Hall Band will be playing some country music and rock and roll at Beaches Pub, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.. There is no cover for the show.

  You can rock ’90s style at Casino Lethbridge with Uncovered, who will be playing your favourites, on Friday and Saturday.
 Or else, get ready to laugh with Roast Battle at Good Times where Connor Christmas will be defending his title of Roast Master beginning at 9:30 p.m.
You can also laugh the next night at Didi’s Playhaus, Feb. 22 as Impromptu present “ I Put the SING in Single” featuring the talents of  David Gabert, Ashley Thomson, Nicola Elson, Jonny Kirch, Alex Yanko and musical guest Cole Olson. The fun begins at 9 p.m. Admission is 410 It is only one of the fun things happening on the weekend.

 The International Peace Powwow kicks off at the Enmax Centre at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. And continues on Sunday, Feb. 23.
Local folk/ roots musician Tyson Ray Borsboom releases his new CD at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 23 with special guest Kevin Giron.
Red Deer power trio King Bull return to the Slice stage with local punk/psychedelic surf band  Chief Mountain, Feb. 22. The show begins at 9 p.m.

 The end of February rocks Newfoundland style, Tuesday Feb. 25.
 Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle  brings his Rough Style Out Tour to the Yates theatre with special guest  Kelly Prescott.
 Doyle is touring in Support of  his new CD Rough Side Out, While Prescott  has just released her new EP “Love Wins” and the new single “Church”
 Tickets are $69. The music begins at 8 p.m.

 And because it is the end of the month, the Owl Acoustic Lounge features their monthly comedy open mic on Wednesday, Feb. 26. They have a busy Thursday, Feb. 27, as Teri Petz hosts the poetry open mic at 7 p.m. After that, Red Deer’s Boots and the Hoots and Golden based roots duo Broken Brothers aka Benjamin Caldwell and Eric Laroque will be performing. Admission is by donation.
The Slice rocks out February with a pair of heavy hitting shows. Red Deer based  art rock/power pop group Pits Planet Earth play the Slice, Feb. 28 with local alternative rock band MTBC beginning at 9 p.m.

The Slice leaps into the leap year with local Led Zeppelin tribute Tangerine playing, Feb. 29.
 The Owl  Acoustic Lounge gets funky for the end of February with Calgary soul/funk band God Spilt the Milk and hot local bands, retro rockers  the Cayley and independent alt rock band 21st Avenue beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.
 Jay Bowcott’s rock trio Rooks return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 29 as well.

The Geomatic Attic brings back Calgary folk rock band Reuben and the Dark to Southminster United Church, Feb. 29. Tickets are $36.50. As usual, the show starts at 8 p.m.
 That will be  a busy corner of the city as across the street, Ammena Dance company’s Explosion of World Dance returns to the Yates Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 for adults, $26 for for children.  Right next door in the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, , Theatre Outré presents the quaint, Quirky and Queer Cabaret, a rebranded Pretty, Witty and Gay variety show. It begins at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Across town, The Elim Seniors Society has a special fundraiser for their Seniors Independent Living Facilities.
 The Leap of Faith Dessert night features dessert plus live entertainment from Deanna Storfie from Acting Up Drama and Nathalie Snijder from McGill performing and Arts. The fun is 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $45 . The show is in the Grand Hall (275 Lettice Perry Road North)

Last, but not least, Dory Rossiter’s classic rock and pop band Horizon wind up the month at Casino Lethbridge, Feb. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. each night.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 February 2020 14:23 )  
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