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Nothing to do in Lethbridge? Nothing Doing.

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If anyone tells you there’s nothing to do in Lethbridge, they’re either lying or not looking hard enough.
Darryl Düus has a busy weekend of playing. Photo by Richard Amery
This past week was marked with numerous marvelous shows and a lot more to come this week.
 Toronto based, southern-rock madmen White Cowbell Oklahoma are back in Lethbridge to spread their message of “testosterone, mayhem and profanity,” to the Slice, Sept. 23. They have a history of  unusual shows which incorporate fire, chainsaws, toilet and other power tools.
The Geomatic Attic also opens a busy season, Sept. 26 with Danny Michel performing a solo show followed by the Winnipeg roots/ rock act the  Weber Brothers band with special guest Darryl Düus, Sept. 27. The Manvils are also back in town to play a Sunday show with Miesha and the Spanks.
 For classic rockers, a revamped Doug and the Slugs  who had several  early ’80s hits like “Too Bad,” “Chinatown,” “Makin’ it Work,” “Calculation,” and “Drifting Away.” are at Average Joes, Sept. 24. Though founding member and charismatic frontman Doug Bennett passed away in 2004, his spirit lives on in the original band and new frontman Ted Okos.
There is also a huge rap show, Sept. 24 at Exhibition Park with the Swollen Members and Three 6 Mafia. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.
There is also a good metal show with Macula and Black Thunder, at the Slice on Sept. 24.
Plus there is an excellent local roots show, Sept. 25 at the Slice with Rob Ursel, the Skilletlikkers and and Treeline.
 There are also a lot of open mics this week with The Lethbridge Folk Club’s open mic at the Wolf’s Den on Friday as well as at Jimmy’s Pub with Darryl Düus, Cory Royniak and Dave Tillsley. L.A. Beat’s open mic at Owl Acoustic Lounge is on Wednesday with special guest host Miles Howe.  Howe, who is in the middle of an electric cycling/ music tour of Canada plays the Penny Coffee House first at 6:30p.m.
Touques and Beards host the open mic at the Slice, tonight.
Open mics start again this week  at Beaches Pub on Thursday as well with host Devin Gergel from the Necessities and Double Jack’s Lucas Bruce. Double Jack also host the open mic at the 1010 Pub on Mondays.
Medicine Hat folk/pop duo Mahoney, who redo popular hits in their own inimitable folky style,  begin a regular gig at Scores this Thursday They are at Score North, Sept. 22 and at Scores South the next week.
Ric’s Grill has dueling pianos on Saturday as well. Also on Saturday, Jimmy’s Pub and Brasserie  brings back Darryl Düus and Papa King to play the blues for you. And Brock Zeman returns to the Slice, on Sept. 27.
 — by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:53 )  
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