This week features everything from Christmas concerts to gangster rap


Tonight there area variety of shows happening in Lethbridge, for fans of all types of entertainment.Ghostface Killah plays the Stone Dec. 6. Photo submitted
For poeple who love rap music, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah performs at the Stone tonight, Dec. 6, with Peter Jackson and  Sweatshop Union plus Sheek Louch of the Lox and Killah Priest from  the Wu Tang Clan. The show begins at 9 p.m., Tickets cost $40.

If you like punk rock, Canadian punk icons the Dayglo Abortions play the Vent in Coaldale with Parapsychotic,  Gender Bender and  the Scallywags.  The show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
 And if you like Canadian comedy, one of Canada’s best, Mike McDonald performs with Matt Billon when the Blackjack comedy tour returns to the Stone
There are a variety of Christmas concerts happening this week to help raise money for the Lethbridge Food Bank.

 One of the most anticipated events of the year, the Mayors Christmas Concert,  takes place, Dec. 10 at Southminster United Church. The Lethbridge Community Band Society presents the nineteenth annual concert featuring the community gold and silver band.  Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and students with all proceeds going to the food banks. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
 Another big nation-wide holiday tradition rolls into Lethbridge, Dec. 10 as well. The  CP Rail holiday train stops by the  Save on Foods at 6:45 p.m.. This years’ performers include Valdy, Ottawa rockers Brothers Dube and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Tracey Brown.

 While it isn’t music, There will be a French language book fair at the French community centre, La Cité des Prairies, at 2104 - ave South, Dec. 8-10. So stop by.
The salon du livre (which roughly translates to "book fair") is an opportunity for members of the French-speaking community - francophone or otherwise - to celebrate French literacy in Alberta and to find French-language resources. The main feature of the Salon is a three-day book sale. Although the Médiathèque Francophone Emma Morrier has a fairly impressive collection of French-language material for Lethbridge and Southern Alberta to access, it remains difficult to purchase similar resources. The salon du livre gives Southern Alberta an opportunity to take home their very own French books and DVDs. The fair will take place from the Dec. 8-10, just in time for French speakers and their families to include it in their Christmas shopping.

If you aren’t in the Christmas spirit Darryl Düus returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec.10. Photo by Richard Ameryyet, there are a couple exceptional shows happening.  Texas Flood plays the Casino Lethbridge this weekend and Lethbridge country/ folk singer Karen Romanchuk is at the Mocha Cabana on Dec. 10. Tristan Skretting returns to the Mocha Cabana, Dec. 9.
 There are also a couple talented Lethbridge musicians play the Owl Acoustic Lounge this weekend. Peter Gilligan, a mainstay at the Lethbridge Folk Club open mics, will be playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 9.

 If you like the blues,  Darryl Düus will be bringing it to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 10. There is no cover for either show.
Behind Sapphire with the Nix Dicksons
Vancouver based experimental pop band Behind Sapphire are looking forward to returning to Lethbridge new EP in hand,  to play the Slice, Nov. 9 .
  Guitarist/ vocalist Matthew Mazanowski is really excited about the band’s last tour of the year and the slight shift in musical direction on their latest EP “Diamonds.”
The show begins at 9:30 p.m. with the Nix Dicksons.

What do you get when you cross laid back folk fun of the Agnostic Mountain Gospel  Choir and the up-beat, high octane weirdness of Calgary’s horror rockers Forbidden Dimension?  Find out when The Agnostic Phibes Rhythm and Blood Conspiracy play the Slice, Dec. 10.

 While the two disparate styles seem like an odd mix, Bob Keelaghan from the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir and Jackson “Tom Bagley ” Phibes  from  Forbidden Dimension plus Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir bassist Vlad Sobolewski and drummer Jay Woolley work really well together.

There is a $15 cover for the show with also includes The Red Rum Triumph, a new project between Steve Foord and violinist Kelsey Jesperson.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 December 2011 13:00 )