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Revanchist, This Gun For Hire, 2 Shadows, Bring Your Own Bodies
Fri, May 18
Smokehouse Bar and Grill - Lethbridge


Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets:$10 at door

The Smokehouse BBQ and Bar Presents:
2 Shadows w/ Bring Your Own Bodies, This Gun For Hire, Revanchist
Friday, May 18th at The Smokehouse, 265 13 St. North, Lethbridge, Alberta
$10 @ The Door

Doors at 7pm
8 p.m. - Revanchist

9 p.m. - This Gun for Hire

Shelby Tanaka - Vocals
Tyler Burns - Guitar
Mitch Harsch - Drums / Vocals
Axel Verstraeten - Guitar
Braydon Erwin - Bass
There must be something special in the water in Vancouver, BC, the spawning ground of such influential legends as Strapping Young Lad and Frontline Assembly, and now we can add THIS GUN FOR HIRE to such esteemed company. Taking cues from Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, Underoath, Beartooth, The Holly Springs Disaster, the band describes their sound as “fast, heavy, sincere, atmospheric, and meaningful.”.

Formed in 2015, TGFH is a genuine band of brothers, they have built a long-lasting friendship through the music they play that doesn’t fit a specific category.

“It’s just music we all feel the need to write. Metal with no boundaries is what got us together. There is way too much fluff going on now in this genre. Its lost its integrity. We hope people can walk away with one of our songs stuck in their head. Or looking for more!” says guitarist Tyler Burns.

Stepping into the studio with engineer and producer Roger Swan (K-Os, Battle Axe) to record their first clutch of original songs, Tyler Burns (guitars), Shelby Tanaka (vocals), Axel Verstraeten (guitars) along with rhythm section in the shape of drummer Mitch Harsch and bassist Jake Murdoch completed their debut 12 track album ‘Something A Little More Sinister’. Set to be unleashed on March 31st, 2017, the debut displays a keen awareness of pace and dynamics. Moving deftly from the seething chaos of the eponymous opener ‘Infection’ to the grandiose and melodic epic of ‘To The Fallen and The Faithful’, and back again for the staccato grunt of album closer ‘Barn Burner’. There’s little doubt as to This Gun For Hire’s capabilities.

Live performances are cherished by TGFH, a very much DIY band, being authentic on stage is their #1 priority.

“I cannot stress this enough with our band, live performances are very important. There is something special in seeing a real live performance in front of your eyes. We try to accomplish that every time we set foot on stage. High energy songs for a high energy crowd, no simpler way to put it!” says Burns.

To date, the band has shared the stage with multiple local Vancouver bands and have their eyes set on bigger support slots and tours across western Canada and beyond.

‘Something A Little More Sinister’ will be available through iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby on March 31, 2017.

10 p.m. - 2 Shadows

2 Shadows (Vancouver) -
Formed in 2015, 2 shadows is a metal act poised to leave quite an impression on the music industry. With Mike Horvath on vocals, Tryst Germaine and James Holder on guitars and Sterling Paterson behind the drum kit , It is clear that these small town boys will stop at nothing to achieve their big time goals.

Inspired by Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Motionless In White, Rammstein, Asking Alexandria, vocalist Mike Horvath describes the sound of 2 SHADOWS as “heavy, dark, theatrical, energetic, honest”.

Horvath explains the meaning of his band’s intriguing and memorable name name.
“We believe that everyone has two shadows; one dark, one light. The dark represents the faults in life; the negativity, the things that beat you down. The light represents hope and a willingness to carry on and more forward. We feel that the name 2 Shadows gives an open canvas to write about the darkest depths of life to the most positive things!”

Horvath says its live 2 SHADOWS really show the duality of their nature.
“Our live show is just as important to us as our music. We try and make our live show a visual representation of our music. We are constantly building and evolving our stage show so our fans can always expect something different and exciting!”

2 SHADOWS’ debut album “Transference” is available on all major online retailers.

11 p.m. - Bring Your Own Bodies

Justin Lewington - Vocals
Kyle Sanford - Drums
Mike Friesen - Guitar
Regan Mayer - Bass/Vocals

Melodic Metalcore from Lethbridge, Alberta

Bring Your Own Bodies -

This Gun For Hire (Vancouver) -


Smokehouse Bar and Grill   -   Website
265 13 St. north
T1H 6Y7
Country: ca


265 13 St. North
Lethbridge, Alberta
Call (403) 380-4880

A southern style smokehouse where we smoke everything from brisket to chicken to ribs and seafood. A southern tradition right here in southern Alberta
Serving up Lethbridge’s best and only TRUE smoked barbecued meats, The Smokehouse BBQ and Bar is a true southern style joint. The 750 lbs competition style commercial smoker and multiple wood blend for smoking is just two indicators of how serious we take our art. We also use only the best Alberta raised meats. This is not a place for small appetites, although they do have an arrange of vegetarian, gluten free and kids items. The food is delicious and the prices are modest.
The interior is styled after a contemporary roadhouse and features southern style music all day long from Johnny Cash and Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Rockabilly sounds of Brian Setzer and founding rock artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. In addition they have a quaint patio for sipping ice cold brews with all your friends during the summer months and a wood burning fire place inside for the winter months..
Other than huge portions and lots of cold hand selected beer they also offer their specially selected whiskeys, bourbons and wines to suit your every need.
A colorful place with a lot of character…and characters. If all this isn’t enough be sure to check out The Smokehouse’s TV’s for all your sports and PPV needs. Plus check out their stage for live entertainment from time to time. Get on it!!!

How does our barbecue get so tasty????
We start by rubbing all of our meats with our homemade spice rub. Then after letting it marinade for 24 hours we cook it slow and low using a blend of real wood smoke. This is the secret that makes our chicken, ribs, organic brisket and pork shoulder fall apart in your mouth and so tasty.
Remember that true wood smoking will turn meat pink, even chicken, but will be fully cooked because of the long cooking time in the smoker. You can try our meat dry, no sauce, or wet with any of our unique, homemade barbecue sauces.
Music is a huge part of a Southern BBQ experience so check back from time to time for live entertainment.
Enjoy our southern tradition.
Basic Info

Food Styles
Soul Food

Price Range
$$ (10-30)

Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm



Takes Reservations
Walk-Ins Welcome
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
Take Out
Waiter Service

Culinary Team
Red Seal Chef Michael Wilson
1st Level Sommelier Christopher M. Theiss
General manager
Mr. Michael Wilson and Mrs. Cathy Wilson

Parking Lot

Public Transit
Lethbridge Public Transit

Payment Options

History by Year
    •    Opened in 2013

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