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Lots of country and and Atrophy Manuscript reunion for Thanksgiving

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October opens with plenty of good independent rock shows going into the Thanksgiving weekend.
 The Smokehouse opens with an open mic with Daylan Delaney, Oct. 3.

 And Edmonton based indie rock band SJon Vornbrock plays with Atrophy Manuscript, Oct. 6. Photo by Richard Amerycenic Route to Alaska return to the Slice, Oct 4 in support of their new single “Slow Down.” They may also play some new music from their next album, which they recorded over the summer with producer Howard Redekopp.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

The Slice also has a big local rock show on Oct. 6 with local emo-metal band Atrophy Manuscript who are reuniting after nine years to release their unreleased last album on tape. They will be joined by Vancouver‘s Uptights and Regina‘s Dagan Harding. Tickets are $10 in advance $15 at the door.

Indie rock fans have their pick of shows on Oct, 7. Local indie rock band the Silkstones play Casino Lethbridge, Oct. 6. Indie rock fans won’t want to miss  an excellent show from London, Ontario’s the Ivory Hours, who will be playing the Slice, Oct. 7 with Calgary bands Windigo and the Fox Who Slept the night Away.

Ivory Hours are supporting their new CD “Dreamworld” and hit single “Shadow Kids.”


 And in a slightly similar vein, Edmonton’s Vissia returns to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 7 as well.

Yet another indie rock/ pop show  happens early in the week as Edmonton band the Royal Foundry make their Lethbridge debut at the Slice, Oct. 10 with Montreal band the Maxwells. Tickets are $10. Royal Foundry are best known for their hits “Dreamer”  And “Running Away,” which among other things, has been embraced by the CFL as their theme song.

 On the other hand, Country rock veterans the Nitty Gritty Dirt band return to Lethbridge, Saturday, Oct. 7 to play all their hits like “God Bless this Broken Road,” “Cadillac Ranch,” and “Fishin’ in the Dark,” to name a few at the Enmax Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 and $75.

 But keep that cowboy hat on, as Glace Bay country music veteran Matt Minglewood performs at Average Joes, Sunday, Oct. 8. He is touring in support of his 17th CD “Fly Like Desperados.” Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show. The show begins at 8 p.m.

Country fun continues in October as the October edition of the Windy City Opry features Calgary  musician Kent McAlister’s new project the Stumble Rips plus Saskatoon’s  Zachery Lucky. The show begins at 8 p.m. sharp. Admission is $10.

— By Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:55 )  
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