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Lethbridge rocks this week.
The music cylinder is firing on all cylinders this week with a little something for everyone.

Stage Fright: the Def Leppard Experience plays Club Lime this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 begin the week with a little jazz at the Water Tower Grill, where Don Rob and Randy Epp will be playing trumpet and piano respectively from 6-8 p.m.
Ian Morrice hosts the Slice’s Thursday open mic.

Jenn and Paul Kype aka Southern Comforts will be playing jazz and blues music at Honker‘s Pub on Friday, Oct. 16. from 7-10 p.m.
 The Trippy Hippys will be hosting Honker’s Pub’s afternoon open mic on Oct. 17 beginning at 4 p.m.
 And dust off the spandex and get ready to bang your head as Lethbridge‘s Def Leppard tribute Stage Fright: the Def Leppard Experience rock Club Lime with spacial guests, Live Wire: A Motley Crüe Tribute.
 The rock begins at  8:30. Tickets are $30.

And we don’t want to  say the “S” word, but winter is almost upon us, so get your mind on the beach instead of the snow drifts, with local surf rock band the Atomicos, who return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday, Oct 16.

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 October 2020 08:37 ) Read more...

Kevin Giron plays appealing indie rock at Owl

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The Owl Acoustic Lounge always starts and ends their show early.

 So I only caught the end of Kevin Giron’s solo set, Oct. 9 and completely missed Wendy Colby’s set.

Kevin Giron played the Owl Acoustic Lounge,Oct. 9. Photo by Richard Amery
 Giron’s last two songs were laid back, ambient indie rock.

 He had an appealing tenor voice that wandered into falsetto territory, as he hit some impressive high notes to wind up his set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 October 2020 13:57 )

Suite 33 plays sweet set of covers at Sound Garden

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Classic rock band Suite 33 made a long awaited return to Lethbridge, Oct. 9 for the first of two shows at Sound Garden.
 They played plenty of tried and true covers of classic rock and country music.

Nicole Freeman and Doug Freeman of Suite 33 at Sound Garden, Oct. 9. Photo by Richard Amery
Keyboardist / vocalist Nicole Freeman traded lead vocals with her brother Marc Belisle as Doug Freeman held down the bottom end on bass as drummer Rich Oler kept the beat, though I couldn’t see him  because of  the flashing lights.

Some of the highlights were  Free’s “All Right Now,” but Nicole Freeman shone during a  spot on cover of Shania Twain‘s “ Man, I Feel Like A Woman.”

 Belisle sang a solid version of the Zac Brown Band’s “Country Fried.”

 They return to Sound Garden tonight. There is a $10 cover.

 — by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 October 2020 13:49 )

King Bull brings new music and the spirit of the Who

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It is so wonderful to see bands back on stage again, especially seeing how they have evolved over these past pandemic plagued months.King Bull returned to the Slice, Oct. 9. Photo by Richard Amery
 Red Deer ’70s rock style trio King Bull, were one of the last bands to play the Slice before they and everybody else were forced to close due to Covid 19 precautions in March.

 They returned to the Slice stage, Oct. 9 to show off some new music they have been working on over the past couple of months.
 They had a massive sound as befitting a power trio.

 They had plenty of big riffs mixed with  punk snarl  punctuated by piercing adenoidal vocals reminiscent of the the Violent Femmes and the Dickies.
 They played a fun filled, energetic set of upbeat hard rock with just a touch of punk.

 Most of their set was original, but they finished the night off early with a couple of hot covers. The bassist channeled the spirit of John Entwistle as they blasted into a hot cover of  the Who’s classic “Who are You.” The lead singer/ guitarist even added a few Pete Townsend windmills.
They finished up  by turning up and rocking out to ABBA’s  “ Mama Mia.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 October 2020 13:42 )

Chevelles plays the hits with bagpipes

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 The Chevelles are pretty much the house band at Sound Garden now.Seamus Chevelle aka Joe Brewster playing the bagpipes with the Chevelles, Oct. 3. Photo by Richard Amery
 I caught them again, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
 I was just in time for the Seamus Chevelle part of the show, which began with Seamus aka Joe Brewster, who kicked off the set playing bagpipes for a cover of AC DC’s  “It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock and Roll.
 The set was pretty standard fare after that, Seamus sang  Billy Idol’s  White Wedding and Motley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home.

Frontman Tim Carter added a solid cover of  Sweeney Todd’s “Roxy Roller,” and even dedicated a song to his daughter  who was out in the audience.
 ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” was another highlight of the set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 October 2020 10:14 )
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