Halloween week fun with metal, classical and country music


This week, the Slice and the Geomatic Attic are the places to go from great live music.

 The Slice features several  excellent alt country and folk shows coming up this week.
 Calgary based musician Cam Penner and steel guitarist Jon Wood brings their unique, experimental take on country and blues music to the Slice on Oct. 24.
 The next night, Edmonton songwriter Matt Patershuk returns to the Slice, Oct. 25 in support of his third CD “ Same as I Ever was,” featuring Steve Dawson who will be playing in his band.

On the weekend, local Turbonegro tribute band Dudes from Nowhere will be performing, Oct. 27. The Slice features rock trio the Due Clause on Oct. 28.
 Halloween is on a Tuesday this year, but start your celebrations on the weekend.

Quick Draw play for the U of L Headbanger's Society this week. Photo by Richard Amery
Calgary based rockabilly trio Peter and the Wolves return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Oct. 27. The Owl features a night of garage rock, Oct. 28 with local band J Blissette plus Mark Sultan of The King Kahn and the BBQ Show. Local rock band Biloxi Parish are also on the bill.

 Bang your head for Halloween as the U of L Headbanger’s society presents Halloween Havoc, Oct, 27 with local rock bands Quick Draw and Bring your Own Bodies plus Peterborough 1979 era metal band Molomokai who  play what is likely the final show at the Smokehouse.

 Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. the show begins early with the first band playing 7 p.m. There will be prizes for best costume.

For the complete opposite to that, The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra opens their  Chamber concert series at Cité Des Prairies, Oct, 27 by celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. It features the Musaeus string quartet and pianist Graeme Roset. Tickets are $35. The concert begins at 7 p.m.


For something completely different than that, Club Didi is also hosting a Halloween party with horror movies, Halloween games and pumpkin carving. There is no charge to attend. They have their monthly Panti Raid party, Oct. 28.
 Local r classic rock band  the Chevelles hold their annual Halloween party at Average Joes, OCt. 28. The fun begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

 For a taste of the blues, Sean Burns returns to Casino Lethbridge, Oct. 27 and 28.

There is a lot of fun planned for Sunday.
 Save your liver for Sunday night as Saskatoon rockers One Bad Son return to Average Joes hot on the heels of their hit single “Scream for Me” and hot new CD Made in the Name of Rock and Roll.”
 Edmonton based alternative rock band Whale and the Wolf open the show. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 on the day of the show or $25 in advance.

 For a complete contrast, Penticton spoken word artist Shane Koyczan performs at the Chinook High School theatre for the Geomatic Attic on Oct. 29 beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50.

 the Geomatic Attic has another big show at the Southminster United Church, Nov. 1 as Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express return to Lethbridge  with an all-star line up including Ridley Bent, Matt Masters, Angela Harris, Wendy Bird, Kendel Carson, Barney Bentall and Bentall’s son Dustin Bentall. Tickets are $42.50. The show begins at 8 p.m.

 Halloween itself features a couple of shows. Local funk rock trio Adequate play an Adequate Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31. While over at the Slice, Dustin Harder hosts a Monster Mash Karaoke night.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:35 )