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Lots of live music heats up the first week of November

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 Enjoy above normal temperatures, because that will change. Luckily lots of live music heats up what is expected to be a snow filled weekend to kick off November.Zojo Black help celbrate the Slice’s fifteenth anniversary this week. photo by Richard Amery
The Owl Acoustic Lounge is hosting an election party for those who want to use the U.S. election as an excuse to drink. The party begins at 5 p.m with drink specials throughout the night.

There are a lot of open mics as usual including Beaches’s Wednesday open mic. Shawna Lorraine hosts  Honker’s afternoon open mic on Saturday, Nov. 7.

And Between Skies will be playing pop and rock on Friday, Nov. 6.

 The Slice celebrates their fifteenth anniversary with a busy week beginning with a big jam on Thursday.

Calgary rockabilly band Peter and the Wolves return to the Slice, Friday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $15.
and Greg Gomola’s blues/ rock band Zojo Black return to the Slice stage on Saturday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $10.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 November 2020 15:31 ) Read more...

South Country Fair presenting concerts online for November in the Dogstar sessions

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Covid 19 put the brakes on a lot of people’s summer fun.

Peter and the Wolves are part of South Country Fair's Dogstar sessions in November. Photo by Richard Amery
If the cancellation of South Country Fair this summer was among your summer plans, then get your South Country Fair fix online with the Dogstar sessions taking place throughout November on the South Country Fair Facebook page.

 The live concert series features several of artists who were scheduled  to perform at this year’s Fair.

“We were going to start them during the summer, but a lot of other festivals were doing a similar thing. So we decided to hold off until winter when people really need something like this,” said South Country Fair organizer Gillian Moranz.
“And it was nice out, so people were out enjoying the weather,” she continued, noting the South Country Fair hired these artists specifically to play these special sessions.

 The sessions begin Nov. 7 with William Prince performing at 7:30 p.m. MST, followed by  Terra Lightfoot at 8:40 p.m. Artists performing solo shows including Nia with Lise on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2:30 and Emily Triggs, on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., . C.R. Avery plays a solo show on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Peter and the Wolves play Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 October 2020 08:23 ) Read more...

Breanne Urban and Southern Flyer make long awaited return to stage

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 I haven’t seen the revamped  Breanne Urban and Southern Flyer before but still only caught the end of one of their Oct. 24 sets at Sound Garden.

 Their new guitarist, Casey Hellawell was singing  Luke Combs’s new hit “ When it Rains it Pours.” They had a trimmed down line up including drummer Bob Gammon, lead guitarist/vocalist Casey Hellawell, bassist Les Keslera and Urban on vocals and percussion.

Breeane Urban and Southern Flyer at Sound Garden, Oct. 24. Photo by Richard Ameryo
 Urban, who had a busy day as she was also  singing  with Volbeat tribute Rebel Angel that afternoon at Lane Plato’s wake at  Honker’s Pub in the afternoon, followed it up by belting out a note perfect version of Shania Twain’s  “ You’re Still the One.”

It was a pleasure to hear her big, beautiful voice again and looking like she was in her element on stage.

 They will be back at Sound Garden, Dec. 4 and 5.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:59 )

Syryn plays pirate themed metal at the Slice

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 Calgary based Celtic tinged,  pirate themed metal band Syryn returned in force to the Slice, Saturday, Oct. 24 for a good sized crowd of people ready to bang their heads all night long.

Syryn brought pirate attitude to the Slice stage, Oct. 24. Photo by Richard Amery
 The band was all dressed in leather as they performed on a darkened stage, lit only by a multi-media presentation of oceanic and pirate themed lyric videos coinciding with their performance.

 They had a false start on their first song, “Neverending Nightmare” but got it together for the rest of the show as they started the song and accompanying video from the beginning.

 Lead singer Sloan Voxxkills showed off her multi-octave operatic voice as she belted out a variety of songs from their  new CD “ Beyond the Depths.”

They were  the first band I heard admonish  exuberant  audience members to put on a  mask before approaching the stage.

 Most of them complied, some more reluctantly.

 Because they lyrics to songs like the thunderous drinking song “Three Sheets to the Wind,” “Panic Room” and Unbreakable,” the audience could sing along, but they were content to let the band perform a tight set of thrash metal and power metal featuring jagged riffs and hot guitar solos.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:31 )

Tyson Ray Borsboom enraptures full house

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People were out to support their favourite local artists this weekend.

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge was close to capacity of local singer/ songwriter TysoTyson Ray Borsboom returned to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 24. Photo by Richard Ameryn Ray Borsboom, Saturday, Oct. 24.

 He showed off his big, heartfelt voice, backed by gently strumming and  tender finger-picking his acoustic guitar.

 He sang mostly tender love songs dating back to four years ago.

His set included songs from his CDs as well as new music.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:22 )
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