Live music everywhere this week


Everybody and their dog are bringing in live music this week.Curt Young  and Jamie Medicine Crane will be performing at Rocking the Nation, Oct. 27. Photo by Richard Amery

  While you can always count on the Slice and the Owl Acoustic Lounge for live bands, several other venues are getting in on the game this week.

This week some of the highlights at the Slice include Brock Zeman, Oct. 24 and a Flaming Lips tribute with July Talk and Renny Wilson, Oct. 27. The Owl brings in Rae Spoon, Oct. 25, Omar and the Bear on Oct. 26, and  the Void, who placed third in the Lethbridge College Band Wars, on Oct. 27.

 Some of the other highlights come from the Geomatic Attic, who just finished a busy week with two Fred Eaglesmith shows (Oct. 15-16) as well as a collaboration with the Lethbridge Jazz Society with Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown, Oct. 18. This week they are working with the Lethbridge Student’s Association to bring in Saskatoon roots/ folk group the Deep Dark Woods, Oct. 26

The Barn also hosts Rocking the Nations, Oct. 27. A variety of performers will be on stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.
They include bluesman Curt Young, country singer Armond Duck Chief, Lil-Smokey Kittlelight, Trent Agecoutay, Society featuring Lance T.F. Kiitokii, metal band Sacred Savage who made an impression at the LSCA Band Wars on th weekend, Cheyenne Allen and guests. Admission is $10

Also in the metal vein, Rex play Bo Diddly’s, Oct. 27.
 For something a little mellower, Matt Epp plays Backstreet South, Oct. 27 as well.

 Several churches are featuring rock and roots acts this week. Local pop/ punk band Phao plays the Revolution program at the Victory Church, Oct. 26, while The Miz hosts Victoria songwriter Mike Edel and his band for an acoustic set or two.

 Average Joes is the place to go for classic style rock and roll. This week, Matt Mays will be sharing the stage with the Meds, Oct. 27. Tickets are $20 for the show, which begins at 9 p.m. It is a Halloween party and there will be prizes for best costume.The Chevelles return to Average Joes, Oct. 26.

The Enmax Centre has a big show this week as well as Vancouver indie-rock/ pop band Marianas Trench brings their new show to Lethbridge, Oct. 28 with Down By Webster. Tickets are $50-$60.

 There are a couple early week shows as well. The Zolas return to the Slice with the Belle Game, Oct. 29, while the same night, Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers return to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge.

It is also a homecoming, of sorts, for Mike Edel and Matt Epp who return to Lethbridge to play the  Miz and Backstreet South respectively.

 Thjere is no open mic at the Slice tonight as Canadian country icons Prairie Oyster will be performing.

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:10 )