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Halloween and big names to rock Lethbridge this week

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 This Sunday rocks.
 The whole week in fact.
 But save your shekels for Sunday night as there are two huge shows happening.The Chevelles play one of many Halloween events happening this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery
 Indiana ’80s roots rocker John Mellencamp plays the Enmax Centre at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. he has numerous hits including “Jack and Diane,’ Paper In Fire,” “Small Town” “R.O.CK. In the U.S.A”  and “Pink Houses,” to name just a few.
Tickets are $110.50, $99.50 and $82.50.

 Across town, if you grew up in the ’90s and 2000 you’d remember the  Vancouver alt rockers Default who charted a number of hits including “Wasting My Time” and Deny.
 They play Average Joes with Age of Days at 8 p.m.

 But, before that, there are a lot of other things happening.
Chicago indie rock band Thompson Springs are at the Slice,Wednesday, Oct. 24 with Biloxi Parish.

Down the street at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Cincinnati/ Vancouver island folk duo Big Little Lions perform on Wednesday, Oct. 24 as well.
First, ’70s folk/ country musician Murray McLauchlan visits the Yates Theatre  and is excited to present his hits and  Italian  guitar playing styled new music at the Yates Theatre on Oct. 25. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $53.50.

 As a bonus, Petunia and the Vipers play a special Thursday night show at the Slice. Tickets are $10. The show begins at 8:30 p.m.

The next night, the Louisiana Hayride hits the Yates Theatre. The Tribute to the classic country radio show features musical tributes to Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. Tickets are $50. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

 The Geomatic Attic is hopping this week with a cluster of shows happening.
 First up is a free presentation of  Michael Barclay’s new Tragically Hip biography “ the Never Ending.” John wort Hannam and Steve Foord will be performing beginning at 7 p.m. And Barclay will be telling stories about the Tragically Hip and reading from his book.
 Australian songwriter Kim Churchill performs at the Geomatic Attic on Monday, Oct. 29. Tickets for the show, which starts at 8 p.m., cost $32.50.
 And the very next night, Birds of Chicago return to the Geomatic Attic featuring JT Nero and Allison  Russell, plus Multi-instrumentalist Steve Dawson who has spent the past week in Lethbridge, performing with Kat Danser and is recording with Leeroy Stagger.

Friday features a metal show at the Slice with Egyptian influenced metal band Massive Scar Era with local band Quietus and Eons of Earth. There is a $10 cover.

 For the folk minded, Nathan Godfrey and Mike Tod play the Owl Acoustic lounge on Friday, Oct, 26. And D{’arcy Kavanagh and Ian Hepher return to  the Mocha Cabana.
 Get into a Halloween state of mind this weekend with a couple shows. Kelly Klimchuk hosts a Halloween open mic at Honker’s Pub at 8 p.m.. Cal Toth’s duelling pianos returns to Average Joes on Friday.
 And let CKXU and Terrific Kids Collective scare the bejesus out of you with Frighthall—  their two day haunted house and mini-music festival at the old firehall, Oct. 26 and 27.

 Glam punk band J Blissette, psychedelic garage rock band Bad hoo and  lo-fi dream pop band Soft cure play an all ages show beginning at 6:30 p.m. The haunted house is open at 1.

 The next day the haunted house continues all day followed by music from experimental art rock band Marigold, scuzz punk band Janitor Scum , local psych rock/alternative rock band Queen of the Worms and goth pop band the post namers and Calgary noise rock band dri hiev. Tickets are $15 at the door for  Saturday and $10 for Friday or a festival pass for $25.

 Halloween continues on Oct. 27 . The Chevelles host their annual Halloween Party at  Average Joes. Admission is $10 in advance $15 on the day of the show.
 The Slice hosts Halloween with Taylor Ackerman’s Global Acid Reset,Scott McLeod and DJ Greasy. There is no cover for that.

 If you want to celebrate Halloween country style, Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction  host a Halloween howler at  the Italian Canadian Club, Oct., 27. Admission is $15.

And local rock band MTBC celebrate Halloween by releasing their new CD at the owl Acoustic Lounge with special guests Jolene Draper and Edmonton indie rock band  Evergreen.
And local classic rock band Who’s Yer Daddy return to the 1010 Pub to host their Halloween party as well.

— By Richard  Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 October 2018 22:30 )  
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