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Magnificent 7s and Clapping Monkeys
Thu, Apr 7
The Slice - Lethbridge


Time: 9:30 p.m.

Cover: $10  or

YEEEEE HAWWWW! If you saw these guys at the Owl, then you know what a great treat this show will be. The Mag 7s are just a great country-folk-twangy band with an awesome ensemble of people. Their songs are hypnotic but draw you onto the dance floor at the same time. Paired with Clapping Monkeys=super fun good energy night. Bring your belt buckles!

Straight out of Canada’s murder capital, comes The Magnificent Se...vens. Combining traditional bluegrass with a sense of modern mayhem, The Mag 7s give a new appreciation for folk music in the digital age. The five piece band maintains a 100% acoustic live show with no compromise. Heavily entrenched in D.I.Y. culture, The Mag 7′s respect music as an artform and not just an “industry”. No ego’s, no $40.00 hair cuts, just a group of people who love music, and aim to play it from the heart.

Over the last half decade the Mag7s have toured Canada relentlessly, performing coast to coast countless times. From performing at everything from high profile festivals to dive bars , and everything in between the band has proven a relentless work ethic.

With two recordings to date (Dirty Roads, 2008) and a brand new 7” collaboration with underground Canadian hero, BA Johnston, the 7s are currently in production of their 2nd full length album to be released in late summer of this year.

Band roster:
David Nishikawa : Banjo/Dobro
Ida Sawabe: Bass fiddle/vocals
TJ Blair: Guitar/Banjo/vocals
Matt Magura: Guitar/Vocals
Andy Bart: Fiddle

Clapping Monkeys are an amazing local act ( inlcuding Brock Jellison. Cornelius Cole, Dan Espelien, Taylor Ackermann)

who combine alternative folk rock with a touch of reggae, grunge and blues. They're new and hitting the scene hard already, definitely a band you want to keep your eyes and ears open to! Clapping Monkeys mostly play happy music, but even when their tone is more serious the vibes are always great. And there will be tap dancing....oh yes. 

An acoustic core marinading in Folk Rock, Blues, Country, Metal, Alternative, Reggae, Blue Grass...

A diverse stew of influences, coupled with authentically raw musicality, and explosive stage presence!
Clapping Monkeys are blowing up and setting fire to the western canadian music scene!

"... everyone was there to cheer for Clapping Monkeys and started cheering even as they tuned up.
They showed some impressive musical diversity from more ’90s pop-rock to blues, folk, a touch of reggae some “political folk rock” and a variety of cool things in between everything else.
Their music sounded relentlessly upbeat and positive. Even their “grunge” song sounded pretty happy."

— Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor


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