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Ladies show they know how to rock for Easter weekend

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This week is all about the ladies and a little bit of rock and roll for Easter weekend.The Hockey Moms play one of several 4-20 parties ahppening this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery
But first, New West Theatre veterans Jeff Carlson, Greg Paskuski, Scott Carpenter, Jordana Kohn, Arlene Bedster, Andre Royer, Kelly Roberts and Erica Hunt perform their annual ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music comedy revue fundraiser for the NordBridge Centre during Old Favourites 7 at the Yates Theatre, April 16-18. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $35.

 The Slice starts things off heavy on a Wednesday with Vancouver hard rock band/ thrash/ death metal band Dead Asylum plus local bands  Chernoff and Revanchist. The show begins at 9 p.m.. Admission is $10.

 Then it is all about ladies who rock.
 Edmonton folk/ R and B songwriter Billie Zizi returns to the Slice, April 18 with her power trio.
It will indeed be a good Friday with several shows competing for that holiday dollar.
 Toronto indie rock band Ace of Wands plays the Slice with country band the Orchard and punk band J Blissette and dark folk band Makiisma.
 A little further down the line, The Slice has another big hard rock metal show, Wednesday, April 24 featuring the Decibel Worship tour featuring Vancouver’ bands Heron and Bort, Calgary doom metal band Monolith and the Rainbow Patrol. Admission is $10.
 Down the road at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 19, FLIPfest presents Calgary punk band the Shiverettes, who are touring in support of their new CD “Real Shrill Bitches.” They will be joined by Mombod and Wares. Admission is by donation.

 If you want to relive the ’80s, a couple of excellent tribute acts  Live Wire: the Motley Crüe experience and and the debut of Live Wire: The Def Leppard Experience featuring Kitty Chevelle. The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge.
 And Honker’s Pub is closed for  Good Friday, so they are moving their usual Friday open mic to Thursday, April 18 with host Paul Kype.
They are open again on Saturday, April 20 for one of several 4/20 parties happening around the city.
 The Trippy Hippys host the afternoon open mic and 4-20 party at Honker’s Pub.

 The Slice is going hip hop for their 4-20 party with  the DJ Restrickted’ Rated R tour 420 mash up featuring Live Hip-Hop performances by:
The Psychonauts, JPB, HayZe, Tokey & Kid Killit, xRGx & Cliche and DJ Disko, plus host  F-Bomb and headliner DJ Restrickted who spins  hip hop, trap, dubstep, future bass and more. It will be hosted by Hosted by F-Bomb. Admission is $15.
Bang your head all day long at the Smokehouse. There is a metal matinee at 2 p.m. with Vancouver bands Of Artistry and Hawking and Vancouver Island’s Tama Hills, plus Calgary’s Gutter King and Widmore.  Doors open at 2 p.m. with the metal madness beginning at 3 p.m. sharp. Admission is $10 for this all ages gig.

 Or else, bang your head with a punk 4-20 party at the Smokehouse featuring Edmonton punk band Reifer Madness and local bands Sessions and the Hockey Moms. Admission is $10.
For the psychedelic side of 4-20, the Owl Acoustic Lounge features Saskatchewan psychedelic rock bands Shirley and the Pyramids from Saskatoon and Regina’s Snake River, plus local band Ghost Woman playing Saturday, April 20. Admission is by donation.


 That will cap off a very busy day at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, as Lethbridge Girls Rock camp family jam returns at 2 p.m., followed by a matinee performance by Jess Tollestrup and Thumbtack performing at 4 p.m.

The Owl is busy all week long as Hamilton funnyman  B.A. Johnston returns on Tuesday, April 23 in support of his brand new CD “The Skid Is Hot Tonight.” J Blissette is also on the bill. Admission is by donation.
Last, but not least, Winnipeg country musician Sean Burns returns to Casino Lethbridge for the weekend as well.

It is also another good week for comedy with Rotarians with a Microphone returning to Average Joes, April 18 courtesy of The Rotary Club of Lethbridge Mosaic club. Tickets are  $20 in advance,  $25 at a the door for a whole lot of stand up comedy  beginning at 8 p.m. Good Times features their amateur night on Thursday as well.
And Good Times features the final roast battle of the season, April 19 with three comics from Red Deer, three Lethbridge comics and two Calgary comics including reigning champion  Bryan Moxon performing. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 15 April 2019 13:35 )  
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