Lethbridge bands to show their stuff at day long showcase this week


There are a lot of excellent shows this week, not to mention and impressive variety of music. The big show of the week takes place at the Yates Centre with Los Lobos and special guests, Leeroy Stagger and his band. They play the Yates Jan. 23.

 There is a big metal show at the Moose Hall, Jan 25.Death Pledge play a day long band showcase at the Smokehouse and a metal show at the Moose, Jan. 25. photo by Richard Amery
 Several metal bands will be playing including Black Pestilence, Path to Extinction, local bands the Avulsion and the Morbidly Depraved and Death Pledge plus Vythrak and Descending Abomination.' The all ages show begins at 6 p.m.. There is a $10 cover.

Death Pledge is also featured in a day long local band showcase at  the Smokehouse.
 This  huge show begins at noon with Dory and the Weathermen followed by Death Pledge, local grunge/ alternative band Fox Eyes, blues band the Johnny Rains Band, Danny Douglas, Form 9, rock band the Raw Dogs, pop-punk band Open 24-7,  traditional First Nations folk duo Curt Young and Young Medicine.
Classic rock blues band Driving While Blind, Temple City and classic rock band Undefined who wind things up around 6 p.m. Each band plays for 30 minutes.
 There is no cover for the show. An open jam session will follow.

In a similar vein, classic rock band the Chevelles rock the Casino, Friday and Saturday.
For something completely different, Calgary based classically rained electro pop band Sidney York play the  Slice, Jan 25. They are touring in support of their new CD  ‘Hearts <3s’ There is a $10 cover for that show.
The Slice also has a really different show which was just announced.
 Quadra Island, B.C. based one man band Shane Philip returns to Lethbridge to play the Slice, Jan. 23.

 He plays a multitude of instruments, most prominently three didgeridoos, and uses them all to blend blues music with   a touch of reggae, some world music and  rock and folk music.
 Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door for the show, which begins at 9:30 p.m.

 For jazz buffs, Herb Hicks returns to the Mocha Cabana, Friday and Saturday. And James Oldenburg plays his regular gigs at Ric’s Grill, Jan. 22 and the Cotton Blossom Lounge on Thursday, Jan. 23. Sheldon Arvay plays an acoustic show at Ric’s Grill with his band on Jan. 25.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge has some great talent from Edmonton on the weekend,
 Evan Uschenko’s new band the Palmers play their debut gig of old school rock and roll inspired music at the owl Acoustic lounge, jan. 24 with Edmonton songstress  Cayley Thomas.

And Edmonton folk singer Alex Vissa returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Jan. 25.
One of Saskatchewan’s best up and coming bands Johnny Don’t will be blending indie rock with a touch of jazz and R and B and just a touch of funk at the Slice, Jan 24.

The Blue Ridge Mountain Country Society has their monthly afternoon jam session on Sunday, Jan 25 as well beginning at 1 p.m. It is one of many regular open jams happening in Lethbridge.

 And if you want to bang your head ’70s style, don’t miss Hamilton based riff rockers Monster Truck, when they roar into  Average Joes on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $20 for the show which begins at 9 p.m..

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:13 )