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Freshfest, open mics and plenty of punk rock mark first week of September

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September begins with a variety of live music happening beginning now.

Kimberly MacGregor and  Eliott Thomas return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge return to host the open mic the Owl Acoustic Lounge tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 5.


Syryn returns to the Slice this week. Photo by Richard Amery

Ol Ben continues another busy week of open mics by hosting the Slice open mic on Wednesday, Sept. 6.


 Theoretically Brewing brings back Celtic Routs to host a Celtic jam, Thursday, Sept. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. 


The Lethbridge Folk Club begins their season with a new regular open mic at McKillop United Church on the second Friday of every month, beginning this Friday, Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. Admission is by donation to pay for the room.

Also on Friday, Honkers Pub welcomes new hosts 90 X Over to the stageat 7 p.m.


The Slice was to host  the first of several punk shows happening this week tonight, Sept. 5 with  a “mom” themed night of rock and roll including Lethbridge’s Hockey Moms, London, Ontario’s Single Mothers and No More Moments. But unfortunately the show has been cancelled.


 The Slice will be back and even heavier on Thursday, Sept. 7 with  Calgary metalcore band Abrupt Decay, Edmonton hardcore Calder 40 Hands and local metal/ emo band 4 BPM and Fatal Dose . There is a $10 cover for the show.


 Saturday, Sept. 9 rocks on all fronts as the Slice welcomes Motörhead Tribute M1, Calgary pirate themed metal band Syryn and local rock band Drearius. There is a $15 cover for that show, which begins at 9 p.m.


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge features local roots rock band Yarboro plus Calgary post punk, power pop band Niku and Eilish Lazenby

The Owl Acoustic Lounge will explore the fun side of punk rock with Calgary’s the Morons, Calgary punk band Upside Down man and punk cover band the Loadies all playing beginning  at 9 p.m. on Sept. 8. Admission is by donation.


Take a groovy break at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Wednesday, Sept. 6 with  local ’60s and ’70s inspired rock band the Decadent Phase and Kamloops psych rock band Mother Sun. The show begins t 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.


Cal Toth and AnnA mcBryan bring back Duelling pianos to Hinkers Pub, Saturday, Sept. 9.  The show is 7-9 p.m.  Admission is$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

 For your dose of Waylon Jennings inspired country music, Richard Inman returns to the  Slice, Sept. 8 with Danica Sommer opening at approximately 9 p.m.

 For something different again celebrate Oktoberfest a month early, Sept. 8 and 9 in Festival Square Outside the Telegraph Taphouse with AlpenSchatz providing the oomph and a pah pahs. Oktoberfest begins a t 3 p.m. Tickets are $11.98 and $17.31.


Casino Lethbridge welcomes back  the Memphis Mafia to rock the Stage Friday and Saturday.


The University of Lethbridge welcomes back university students as well as students with an eclectic Freshfest, Sept. 9 featuring  Los Angeles based rapper Ty Dolla $ign, Philadelphia rapper  Armani White, Cambridge, Ontario rapper musician 347Aiden, North Carolina pop singer/ rapper Justus Bennetts, Edmonton  based singer/ songwriter Alyssa Reid who was on the Next Star TV show  and Edmonton based indie rock/alt pop  band the Royal Foundry plus DJ Carpel and Sky Millz, food trucks, beer gardens and more happening outside the University of Lethbridge Student Union Building..

 The music begins  at 4 p.m. Any University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College  students are welcome if with a valid student ID.. Tickets are  $42.23, $49.51 and $54.78.


There are plenty of laughs this week.

Good Times hosts  another edition of Pro-Amateur night, Wednesday Sept. 6 with Meagan Windle and  Shealeigh Smith. Admission is five dollars with the laughs beginning at  7 p.m.

 Impromptu returns to Good Times, Thursday Sept. 7  with Drunk Queerprov  at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14.95 in advance, $16.95 day of the show.

Myles Morrison  brings the yuks to the Good Times stage on Friday and Saturday

Next week starts early with another punk show at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Tuesday, Sept. 12, Calgary punk  mainstays Belvedere and Edmonton rock band Devil’s Sons, plus  local surf rock band the Atomicos . Admission is $20.

 Keith Woodrow returns to the Slice Stage next Tuesday,  Sept. 12 to host the blues open jam.

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 September 2023 20:21 )  
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