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It is going to be another epic week of music in Lethbridge, with everything from folk to punk happening throughout the week and long weekend.SNFU at the ZOO in the ’90s. See the originals at the Bowman Arts Centre. Photo by Richard Amery

Ken Tizzard is best known  for playing bass with rock and roll bands like the Watchmen and Thornley, but country and folk music is where his heart is.
He will be playing a solo show at the Tongue n Groove, July 27 at 9 p.m.

Spoon River singer/ guitarist  Tavis Eachan Triance is looking forward to being back on the road, or at least back in a city.
 The Vancouver roots rock band are playing the Slice, July 29 in the middle of a quick , five date tour out to Alberta and back to Vancouver. But Triance has been shacked up “in the middle of nowhere” on the Bella Coola reserve writing new songs for  the next Spoon River Cd.

There are several other wicked shows this week beginning Wednesday, July 27, when the Coal Creek Boys will be playing their debut Lethbridge performance at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. The Coal Creek Boys are a local outlaw country band including John Paul Smith and Dino Scavo from Sleeping With Tuesday and Devin Gergel and Dustin Gergel from the Necessities plus fiddler Kelsey Jesperson plus Jennifer Bailey and Ali Stuart on back up vocals. They will be leaving on tour shortly after to play gigs all over B.C. and Alberta.

My Darkest Days. Photo submitted

Blues fans should mark July 29 on their calender because David Lindley is coming to town to bring those “Mercury Blues” to the masses. This event is a collaboration between the Geomatic Attic and the Tongue N’ Groove. Tickets cost $30 for Lindley’s solo acoustic show, so don’t miss it.

Folk fans won’t want to miss Carolyn Mark at the Tongue n Groove, July 28. There will be a $10 cover for it.

On the other hand, it is a long weekend, so celebrate with Canadian punk icons SNFU who return to Lethbridge to play Finnigan’s Pub on July 31.
Local punk and metal bands Gender Bender, Parapsychotic and  the Scallywags are also on the bill, which begins at 10 p.m. Admission is $10.
 Coming up soon is modern rock band My Darkest Days, who will be playing the Stone, Aug. 13. And here lies an opportunity. If you are in a hard rock band and want to open for them, then get your band on the bill for a special, one day band wars taking place Aug. 5.

The winning band  gets a direct opening spot for My Darkest Day, $500 cash, three songs recorded and mixed at Ghostwoods Studio, will get them played on Rock Nation on Rock 106 as well as a $100 bar tab at the Stone.

 There is a limit of 10 bands who will each play four songs and must share the backline.
Contact contact Chris Meilleur @ 403 715 7863 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.
The deadline to sign up for this band wars in July 29.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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