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Celebrate Family Day long weekend with lots of live music

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It’s a holiday Monday this week and a long weekend, so what better way to celebrate Family Day than by going out and catching a lot of live shows with some of your best friends.
 There is an excellent variety of music happening this week, mostly this weekend from classic rock to pop country to punk music.John Wort Hannam plays for the Lethbridge Folk Club, Feb. 15. Photo by Richard Amery
There is a jazz jam at The Slice this week as well as HBO3 plays, Wednesday, Feb. 12.
 There is a lot happening for Valentines Day as well.

 CKXU Loves You returns to the Slice, Feb. 14. CKXU Loves You 8: Pretty in Kink features several local bands including Martin Heavy Head Jr., The Ruby Plumes, the Palmers, St. Valentine’s Day Creep and many more who are all putting their own kinky twist on love songs. The music begins at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

 Other shows happening, Feb. 14 include local country/ folk singer Karen Romanchuk returning to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, the Bryant Watson duo returning to Ric’s Grill,  Who’s Yer Daddy playing classic rock at the Front Row Pub and James Oldenburg playing the Cotton Blossom show in addition to his regular Thursday night gig there. Classical guitarist Dale Ketcheson returns to the Mocha Cabana Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. And if you like to rock the country, Kixxsin plays Casino Lethbridge this weekend as well. As usual there are plenty of open mics. There are open mics at Jimmy’s Pub, Feb 14,  the Lethbridge Folk Club has their open mic on Feb. 14 as well and Steve Keenan  has a blues jam at Honkers, Feb.14 as well.

 Studio 54 features an afternoon jam every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. And Smokehouse is officially holding open mics every Second Saturday on the month with hosts, local classic rock band Undefined.
 If you like rap music, Madchild returns to Lethbridge, Feb. 15  to play Studio 54 at 9 p.m., with local rappers Rise, The Fallen Ones and City Prophets. Tickets are $25.

 There is a lot happening, Feb. 15 as well at the Lethbridge Folk Club features  Fort Macleod singer/ songwriter John Wort Hannam and opening act Jared “Rusty” Klok at the Moose Hall beginning at 8 p.m.
 Cal Toth returns to Ric’s Grill, Feb. 15 as well.
 Plus former Lethbridgian Andrew Scott visits the Slice, Feb. 15.

 There is  some excellent rock and roll, Feb. 15 with Calgary’s  Go For the Eyes returning to the Owl Acoustic Lounge. And if you are in the mood for some head banging metal, Death Pledge, Obsidian Soul, Form 9 and Killing Redemption will light up Inferno, Feb. 15 as well beginning at 7 p.m.  There is a five dollar cover for the show.

 It’s almost like it’s a long weekend or something as there is a full schedule of events  on Sunday as well.
 Country star Dean Brody brings his Crop Circles and Tractor Beams tour to the Enmax Centre, Feb. 16 with special guest Cassadee Pope. Tickets cost $55-$65 The show begins at  7:30 p.m.

If you remember the 80s or want to, or listen to classic rock radio, don’t miss Honeymoon Suite’s return to Average Joes, Feb. 16. They will be playing all of their hits including “Stay In the Light,’  “New Girl Now,” “Burning in Love,” “Wave Babies” and many more. Local band the Raw Dogs open the show beginning at 9 p.m.

For something really cool, unusual and amazing. You won’t want to miss Kytami at the Slice, Feb. 16. Especially if you like to hear the violin being taken to strange new worlds.

 Kytami is a founding member of popular world/celtic/ dance-pop group Delhi 2 Dublin. As a solo artist, she continues to push the boundaries of what the violin can do, especially when amplified and hooked up to effects. The show begins at 9 p.m. with  DJ Generic.

Last but not least, the Owl Acoustic Lounge goes punk on Monday, Feb. 17 with Winnipeg punk duo Mobina Galore, local psychedelic surf band Chief Mountain and Vancouver’s This is the Shoes. playing at 9 p.m.
 There is no cover for the show.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:45 )  
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